Most Depressing News of the Day: Airline Edition

The most depressing news of the day? This London/L.A. flight nugget from ace airline analyst Rick Seaney:

There are reports of a “massive influx in bookings” on flights from London to Los Angeles as British fans head for Michael Jackson’s memorial service in LA’s Staples Center.

A word of warning: if you can still find a flight at this late date and time (the memorial service begins at tomorrow at 10am), you will pay a premium – as much as $2,300 per airline ticket.

Plus, unless you have a ticket to the service, the LAPD is not going to let you anywhere near Staples – you may not even be able to see the arena from outside the broad perimeter the cops are setting up (though I have seen these memorial service tickets being offered for fantastic sums on eBay).