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What Ontario's airport should do to challenge LAX




The City of Ontario has filed a legal claim to gain control over the L.A./Ontario International Airport. Some Inland Empire leaders this week criticized a plan by Los Angeles airport commissioners to increase the number of passengers at  the Ontario airport. (L.A./ Ontario International Airport. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
The City of Ontario has filed a legal claim to gain control over the L.A./Ontario International Airport. Some Inland Empire leaders this week criticized a plan by Los Angeles airport commissioners to increase the number of passengers at the Ontario airport. (L.A./ Ontario International Airport. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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The LA/Ontario International Airport is about 45 miles east of LAX, but it has plans to grow into one of the regions top airports. Maybe even challenging LAX's dominance for passengers.

It's already completed the first step to that goal earlier this week – the airport is now run by local officials in Ontario after breaking away from the LA-based organization that oversees LAX.

But what should be on its checklist to get more flights onto runways?

George Hobica, travel writer and the founder AirfareWatchDog.com, joins Take Two with his recommendations.