For several years, I have been flying from San Francisco to various LA destinations via the tiny Bob Hope Airport...formerly know as Burbank-Pasadena Airport. This has got to be my favorite airport, because 1) it sits smack in the middle of LA and 2) it remains small enough that that there are never more than a couple of people in line.
And let's not forget 3) its not LAX...which is the exact opposite of convenient. Of course...LAX actually flies to lots of places.
But SF to LA? Bob Hope ROCKS!