At San Diego International Airport (SAN), we are committed to sustainability and to helping you reduce your environmental footprint.
When arriving at SAN, one of the first things people notice are our beautiful palm trees. We have over 600 of them – a mix of Queen, Medium Fan, Mexican Fan and Date – on the airport's grounds. And while we are delighted that the palms have become visually synonymous with a warm and wonderful San Diego vacation – there is more to these lanky and lush plants than meets the eye
From printing boarding passes to checking baggage to clearing security to locating the departure gate – air travel can require many steps. And all of that has to happen before you even get on the plane. It's no wonder that sometimes people forget or misplace a belonging (or two) along the way.
You ever wish for a time machine? Something that would pause the relentless march of the seconds and the minutes and the hours? Just so you can ... breathe?
People rushing through the airport on the way to any of our 50+ nonstop destinations often overlook a team of unsung (and un-paid) heroes—a group of volunteers in green polos, armed with a wealth of knowledge to help you get from A to B, and the heart to match.
The old saying "home is where the heart is" holds meaning for a lot of people. But for members of the U.S. military, those words take on even more significance. This is especially true around the holidays.
International Airport, but now, that opportunity welcomes and awaits you in Terminal 2 West.
The Thanksgiving holiday travel period, according to AAA
, is expected to be the busiest it's been in nearly a decade. And San Diego is projected to be one of the most popular travel destinations. An average of 60,000 people a day are expected to pass through San Diego International Airport (SAN) over the Thanksgiving holiday and that number is expected to grow to 65,000 between Christmas and New Year's Day.
Goodbyes are rarely easy
But when your sendoff includes: cake, a plane full of friends and family and a familiar face sitting next to you in the cockpit -- they can be a lot of fun. This was the scenario on July 12, when after 21 years of service, Southwest Airlines Captain Phil Scher piloted his final flight for the airline.
The Customer Service department has partnered with the Autism Tree Project Foundation (ATPF), TSA and JetBlue to create "Blue Horizons for Autism."
What images are conjured up when you think of your ideal Zen moment? Your first thought might not be San Diego "Today is an exciting day for all golf aficionados, foodies, and passengers alike! It is the highly anticipated grand opening of the PGA Tour Grill, the stunning sit-down eatery in Terminal 2 West, located just east of the security checkpoint and across from Stone Brewing Co.
Anyone driving west on Harbor Drive these days would have spied the huge mural on the side of our Commuter Terminal.
Your bags are packed, your car is parked, you have cleared security and you can see your departure gate. So why is your heart pounding? Rushing around can cause stress even when doing something exciting like going on vacation.
"My car won't start." "I don't have enough gas to drive to the parking lot." "I am searching for Pok√©mon Go characters." When it comes to reasons for wanting to linger curbside, SAN's 47 Airport Traffic Officers have heard just about everything. And while the primary responsibility of the airport's traffic officers, many of whom have been on the job for over a decade, is to keep traffic moving (even if the dog ate your homework, you still have to load or unload as quickly as possible), they want to achieve that goal while making your experience at SAN safe, secure and pleasant.
With great fanfare, the airport opened its much-heralded Green Build to "oohs" and "ahs"— on time and under budget. It's been the talk of the town since, as passengers experience the variety of modern conveniences, integrated artwork, and local, national and international food and retail offerings.
Have you ever wondered why we're called a county regional airport authority, instead of, say, the San Diego International Airport Authority? A lot of people mistakenly believe that we're an arm of San Diego's county government because of our name, but that's not the case. So what's the reason for our name? It's been a while since the Ambassablog delved into this, so it seems time for a refresher—and an expanded lesson.
Working at the airport, it's easy to get caught up in one's daily responsibilities and forget that an airport can be a public place filled with a broad spectrum of emotions. I catch glimpses of what might be described as very personal moments...tearful goodbyes and joyful hellos.
While visiting the San Diego International Airport, please enjoy the many different art installations displayed around the campus. Currently exhibited throughout the terminals is Converging Ingenuities, the Arts Program's thematic, temporary exhibition for 2014. The exhibition includes twelve different installations, each by a different artist or organization.