The announcement that service to Los Angeles would be terminated ("LA trips don't fly," March 27, Page A-1) is more bad news for those of us who need to fly out of Modesto. This on-and-off situation is enough to drive a business commuter nuts. Pardon me for sounding stupid, but why in the world don't Modesto and Stockton merge for commercial service? Stockton also struggles with the same issues but has a better facility that can handle large jets and has more parking, a restaurant and more. The economies of scale would benefit both passengers and the airlines and could potentially put an end to the on-again, off-again service that both cities experience. Duh!