LAX is sometimes a necessary evil. Sometimes you need a redeye flight, sometimes you need a cheap flight, sometimes you just can't avoid it. In those cases, I will go to LAX, but if I possibly can, I try to book my flights into and out of Ontario. Of course, there are more direct flights to and from LAX and tons more international options, but the hassle can be extreme. The lines tend to be very long, and the place is generally confusing and not so user-friendly. For a great price, we're willing to go there, but we recommend our friends and family coming to visit to try one of the smaller airports.