RugbyD wrote:Chicago or Minny is prbably best b/c the proximity reduces the chance that you might miss the connection if there is a problem.
Those would be my two suggestions as well. Really it shouldn't make too much of a difference since you are heading to the west coast. The only flights that ever seem to get delayed for me are those heading in to or out of the Northeast Corridor. My stomach still tightens up everytime I walk into Newark Intl.
Not sure if you are flying into SD or LA, but I usually have to route through Phoenix when heading into LAX and have had only one problem out of 20+ trips and that's even with the el cheapo US Airways tickets my boss always books for me.