As we start traveling for the holidays, I have to shout out to one of my home airports. Ah Long Beach, a lovely little secret. I like flying into this tiny regional airport. It’s no frills, quick, easy and it makes you feel like you’re in the 60s or something because you go out directly onto the tarmac when you come and go.
LGB is a hub for JetBlue, but now Southwest even has some flights out of here. There a couple of regional Delta and American flights as well. It’s one small terminal split into North and South concourses with 11 gates for the whole airport. JetBlue has gates 1-5. There’s not much food, but what are you doing eating at the airport? You’re likely coming from LA/OC anyway.
Overall it’s a nice airport to get from point A to point B quickly. The fact that you can skip LAX to get to NY and Boston from this no fuss airport is awesome and worth giving up on amenities and dining.
Remember: ✈️ = so much drama in the LBC to ✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️ = sublime
Convenience to the city: ✈️ (it’s in Long Beach, off the 405, may the odds be ever in your favor)
Ease of navigating through terminals: ✈️✈️✈️✈️ (I think it takes 5 minutes from one end to the other)
Convenience of check in/security lines: ✈️✈️✈️✈️ (not a lot of traffic = fast lines)
Dining: ✈️ (bring your own food)
Bathrooms: ✈️✈️ (not that many of them)
Charging stations/wifi: ✈️✈️ (free wifi available)
Amenities: ✈️ (what are amenities?)