As much as I think a larger, more competitive airport would be good for Leeds and a greater range of destinations would be nice, I love LBA purely for the fact that it is a local, smaller, more friendly airport. I find using it so much less stressful than going to one of the big players. Yes, it does need better road and rail links but I love that I can drive there from home in 20 minutes and arrive at the gate fairly swiftly. Then, when I arrive back from some far flung destination, I'm two minutes away from the country roads of Otley Chevin and I'm back in beautiful Yorkshire countryside. I love it!