I think the league just opens the door for players to work in various leagues. Let those leagues and players figure out the travel costs.
And I think you're underestimating the LFA play somewhat. Each team has former NCAA players on the roster. I think they increased the # of imports they allowed this year. Not sure what things will be like next season. I think there's going to be another team or two (though who knows if any current ones will fold).
I saw the LFA play. It didn't pass my eye test. Most of these guys won't raise beyond the level they are playing in. Not too many athletes in that league. Most are short and squatty. And if you see a big buy, he's carrying a spare tire.
The LFA needs to contract to improve the quality of play, not expand
I just read this morning that Kaleb Scott is nominated for the top international player in the French Elite league. What's even more interesting is the name of the award: the Chris Flynn trophy!
Here's a little blurb about Flynn from a French site:
Note that Flynn was also decorated by the French Republic for having saved a young woman who had fallen into the Seine in winter; Flynn, who did not seek recognition, was "reported" by passers-by to firefighters for his heroic act as he drove away from the scene of the rescue.