If you’re a Clemson or Alabama fan, you’ve probably found your way to San Jose for the College Football Championship tonight. If you haven’t, then this post is for you!
San Jose Mineta International Airport is one of the main airports that serves Northern California/Bay Area and specifically the number 1 airport for Silicon Valley. It’s only 4 miles away from Downtown San Jose, and thus you’ll notice that the buildings aren’t super tall in this tech hub due to FAA regulations.
Fun fact: this is the first airport I ever flew into when I was 9 years old, so it has a special place in my heart.
There are 30 gates split between terminals A and B. Terminal A services American, United, Air Canada, Aeromexico, ANA, Delta, Frontier and JetBlue and B houses Southwest, Alaska, Hainan, and British Airways. You can tell there’s a lot of business going on in the area based on the airlines.
This airport is very bare bones, but it gets you to and from where you need to be. There’s an airport flyer bus that will take you to the Santa Clara station, where you can hop on a train to get to Great America station which is close to Levi’s Stadium.
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Convenience to the city: ✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️ (4 miles away!)
Ease of navigating through terminals: ✈️✈️✈️✈️ (it’s not a big airport)
Convenience of check in/security lines: ✈️✈️✈️✈️ (this is an efficient airport, it helps that most passengers are well-heeled travelers)
Dining:✈️✈️✈️ (Gordon Biersch, Peet’s, Jamba Juice, smashburger, Starbucks not too many fast food options)
Bathrooms: ✈️✈️✈️ (fair, not the newest, but pretty clean)
Charging stations/wifi: ✈️✈️✈️✈️ (I mean, you’re in Silicon Valley so…)
Amenities: ✈️✈️ (randomly a Bearfruit jewelry kiosk which is a very niche jewelry store in CA, CNN newstands, See’s Candies, only one paid lounge: the SJC lounge)