I'm taking a trip in the bc at yosemite in march, then planning mammouth or tahoe. Any recommendations about where to fly to?
Do rental cars come with chains there?
I don't even think they offer car rentals at Mammoth yet, so if you fly into all LA surrounding Airports they are equally far, but it does matter what time if day you come in.
Basically you can fly into:
Burbank, Ontario, Long Beach, LAX, Or John Wayne (Orange County) but this one will add 50 minutes to an already long drive.
LAX has 24 hr car rental not sure about the rest. LAX also has the worse car rental layout of any airport I've been to
Palmdale/Lancaster (I think they still have an airport) this is the only airport you can fly into and save time, but you are talking only about a 30-60 minutes over the rest.
The drive from Ontario and John Wayne has long straight dark 2 lane roads that are roller, a cars head light pop up on you from no where.
Obey those 25 and 35 MPH signs , go over 75 on the open and you are asking for it.
Sporting goods stores and chains are plentiful. You'll be able to find chain 10 minutes from anywhere in LA even though the snow is 2 hours away.