I don't understand why all the flight paths from OAK and SFO towards SoCal (e.g., LAX, BUR, SAN, SNA, ONT, etc) head to the west upon takeoff first. Given all of these locations are east of LA (by over 100 miles) and also have an east bound approach >90% of the time it would save so much time (and fuel!) on my weekly flights to have them head East upon takeoff. Is this something that Nextgen can fix? Just curious why all flights head west first.
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