SAN DIEGO — Eastern Airlines' announcement Friday that it will suspend service to and from San Diego on Aug. 31 will have little impact on San Diego travelers, according to local travel agents.
"Other airlines will pick up the slack, so you probably won't even notice it," said Ron Carlson of Ambassador Travel downtown.
Executives at the Miami-based airline announced that Eastern will eliminate three daily flights from Lindbergh Field--to Kansas City, Phoenix and Tucson--as part of a massive cost-cutting.
Eastern also will reduce the number of flights from Los Angeles International Airport, from 11 daily to 4. The nationwide reduction in service will eliminate about 4,000 jobs, including 24 in San Diego.