'Flying from Eugene is way more convenient'

EUGENE, Ore. - Eugene residents are warming up to two new direct routes to the sun.

Allegiant started non-stop service to Palm Springs, Calif., on Thursday.

Flights to Honolulu, Hawaii, start Saturday.

"It's great because I go there on and off and now it's non-stop and only an hour for me to get to the airport," said Ruth Lance, one of the first travelers for the Palm Springs route. "I live in Roseburg, so this is much better for me."

"Very ready to be warm and enjoy the sunshine. Yeah, very ready," said Palm Springs traveler Michelle Kumpula. "Flying from Eugene is way more convenient."