Palm Springs, formerly the hotbed of older celebrities: Bob Hope, Dinah Shore, Bing Crosby. Now still pretty well used by the jetset for quick getaways (and Coachella). Located about 2 hours from LA, this small regional airport gets its mileage from the tons of events that happen year round…and its proximity to some top desert resorts.
There are only 20 gates, and two runway, but there is a lot of sun in its open floorplan. There is a main terminal, but the gates are split into Sonny Bono and an unnamed concourse. Sonny Bono was the former mayor of the city, and congressman…also he was a half of Sonny & Cher, duh. American, Allegiant, Alaska, Delta, United and Westjet all fly regular flights out of this airport. Air Canada, Frontier, JetBlue and Sun Country fly seasonal flights in the winter. Who knew Canadians came down here so often?
Remember: ✈️ = the beat goes on to ✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️ = i got you babe
Convenience to the city: ✈️✈️✈️✈️ = 2 miles away from downtown Palm Springs, and security is a breeze
Dining: ✈️✈️✈️ (they know their audience: 2 starbucks, golf themed restaurant and a winery; Celebrity Bistro has a beautiful, prime location in the center of the courtyard)
Bathrooms: ✈️✈️✈️ (clean, not very notable)
Charging stations/wifi: ✈️✈️ (free wifi available, not as much charging, but it’s a small airport)
Amenities:✈️✈️✈️ (PGA store, some sundries shops, mainly you’re here for the peaceful outdoor courtyard)