If you know the sorts who have sworn their allegiance to Virgin America and the ones who have yet to, they're also the ones most likely to hop to Palm Springs for a weekend away, a week away, or duhCoachella. Watch those spring flights fill up lightning quick, especially now that Coachella has announced it'll be two weekends in 2012 for the first time ever. In Palm Springs recently, it seems like everyone we met was either from NYC or other parts of California. Maybe the rest of the country is slow to understand what they're missing out on, which is fine because more fun for us.
· Added variety.
More choices is always better choices when it comes to airlines at airports. The Palm Springs routes in the high season, which would be winter, are premium and you'll be paying as such. To avoid high fares, many choose instead to fly into San Diego or LA and drive through the forests and desert to the oasis that is PS. This sucks! Palm Springs's airport is beautiful, uncrowded, modern and the views on final approach are breathtaking.
We only recently discovered the fabulousness of Palm Springs ourselves, over some date shakes, $3.95 bottomless champagne at Pinocchio's, live music from Nino Fontana and late-night campfires at the Riviera, the Ace and the Parker. Next time we're going tiki-tacky, and next time we're totally flying in.
[Photo of Palm Springs from the Palms to Pines Highway: Jaunted]