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User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1983 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 4 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1690 times:

I'm interested in learning more about SAN and was wondering if anyone had any websites or information about SAN regarding what airlines fly there, what destinations it serves, and how "busy" it is, and anything else regarding it. Thanks a lot!

---QANTAS747-438


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User currently offlineMac From United States of America, joined May 2001, 293 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1554 times:

Here is the address for Lindbergh Field, San Diego.

www.portofsandiego.org/sandiego_airport/index.html

Mac


User currently offlineJumbojettim From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1538 times:

Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, American Eagle, British Airways, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, Northwest, Southwest, Skywest, Sun Country, TWA, United, United Express, USAirways.

FedEx, UPS, DHL, Airborne Express, Emery, United Postal, Burlington.

All major US cities except Miami.

Los Cabos (2 x day)-Alaska, AM; Toronto - AC, London - BA

Think I got everything. Could be wrong.

Later


User currently offlineAWA22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1517 times:

You forgot America West

User currently offline456 From Netherlands, joined Feb 2001, 328 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1510 times:

I was there for some holiday spending in San Diego. Nice view from Mission Beach!
A lot of dc9 and 727 (for me as dutch not a familiar aircraft anymore) flew above me and had a turn above the sea to fly back into the land.

I wish i be there right now :'(


User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2476 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1501 times:

SAN has only one runway, and there is no space for expansion. Hope they decide soon what they are going to do if the airport reaches its maximum capacity.
TIJ is a possibility for a major international airport.

Rojo


User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3129 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1497 times:
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In the next ten years all the environmental impact studies will be complete and there will be a decision whether or not to build a terminal on the north side of the airport, probably to be used by Southwest.

User currently offlineJumbojettim From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1475 times:

There is some room to expand. When and if the Marine Corp Recuiting Depot (MCRD) ever leaves, SAN can expand to the north (extend the north taxiway for the full length of runway). Our new mayor is looking into the possiblity of placing the new airport just east of Miramar.

Later


User currently offlineSpyderz From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1466 times:

I'm not sure, but I heard Air Canada was planning on dropping their Toronto service. Anyways, SAN has an excellent approach when the planes fly over the city. The airport is so close to the high rises that I was looking in the windows on the 13th floor of a 20 storey building!

User currently offlineAiric From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1467 times:

Hah, good luck trying to building one at the current marine station (Miramar). WAY TOO many NIMBYs (I live there, but I support building an airport there)

User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1461 times:

Spyderz: Where did you hear that AC was planning on dropping YYZ? That seems odd; I thought that the route was doing well. Oh well; I think they'd have more luck with YVR if they tried it.
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There is talk of a new regional-planning authority in San Diego which will undertake the task of siting a new airport (or so it has been said). Miramar, or that region, I still think is obviously the best place for a new airport, but alas, there are too many ignorant NIMBY's around there. If not somewhere near Miramar, then Tijuana will pick up San Diego's overflow traffic once SAN reaches capacity. The idea of an airport at Camp Pendleton is not too bright, and I hope no further county resources are put forth trying to build one there.
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In the immediate future, plans for SAN include the development of the land immediately west of Terminal 2, recently purchased by the Port. Developments there include an employee parking lot, and aircraft parking aprons. This may mean that SAN may get some more interesting aircraft from the airlines, as they may be tempted overnight some more here as the Port does not charge for overnight parking. I believe that environmental review for the terminal on the north side of the airport is complete or nearing completion; it should get built within a few years. Maybe then, Southwest will be able to go a little farther towards living up to their statement that they would soon have 100 departures a day from SAN (in the past few years however, the number has only increased by 2 or 3 to just under 80).
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Airic: Ah cool, you live near Miramar? Do you get down to SAN often? Drop me an email sometime; I'm always looking for people who like aviation in the San Diego area.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1448 times:

Does anyone know why the option of building into the ocean to expand the runway, similar to SFO isn't discussed? Is the airport too low compared to sea level?

Aaron, maybe we should have a SAN get together one of these days!  Big thumbs up


User currently offline456 From Netherlands, joined Feb 2001, 328 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1447 times:

Maybe a stupid question, but what is a NIMBY?
And was there in Miramar not a airport yet? (navy, tom cat or so  Big grin )?
If yes, is it that airport where at the gate some old navy planes were standing? I entered SAN there last year i thought, en route to La Jolla.
(And bought some groceries at miramar mall, so thats why i am concluding).


User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1983 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

Bigo747---

I think SAN is too far inland to expand into the ocean. You'd have to get rid of Point Loma and the penninsula. If anyone else has an idea on this matter, I'd love to hear it.

As for an airport in Tijuana, would people really want to go there for a flight?



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User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1441 times:

Have you been to San Diego yet??!!! I really suggest you do go there I had a wonderful time and it's one of the cities onmy list where I could spend the rest of my life in.....

Destinations......

Well I can't say I'm an expert in that area. I KNOW that there is a British Airways flight from SAN to the UK. I saw a 744, BA, depart last summer while I was there. Awesome sight.

I do know that there are MILLIONS of shuttle flights up and down the california coast to almost every Californian city that has a population over 100,000. Alot of these are ex-PSA routes, picked up by USAir and then United, Southwest, AA, CO, etc.

I know SAN has flight to Kahului, Maui (OGG) and Honolulu, Oahu (HNL)

I'd also wager many flights into Canada and Mexico. but SAN is VERY VERY busy!!

They;d have alot more int'l flight were it not for the fact that the city has grown around SAN and it has nowhere to expand. Miramar was a option a while ago, but I've lost track of what happened there.

Go to San Diego, you'll never wanna leave.

Oh before I forget....SAN isn't exactly the best spotting place. Why? Lighting conditions. At the times when the sun is at your back,it is cloudy.

But you love that cloudy when you walk outside and feel it....ahhhh...humidity, and a cool ocean breeze...love it.

The best time to spot would be from about oh 11AM to about 5PM, 3PM in the Winter. Because the clouds come in in the evening after 5, sometimes before....you you have a limited amount of time to get some good shots.

But overall worth it!!!

Visit the old PSA terminal, I didn't have a chance to.

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1983 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1439 times:

Aloha 737-200---

Your post was real informative about photo taking! I live in LA and I live and go to school at the University of San Diego about 5 minutes north of SAN and I've been meaning to go to SAN to take pictures because I feel they are lacking on airliners.net. The 11am and 5pm lighting technique sounds like a plan. Thanks!

And YES, San Diego is the best place to spend the rest of your life. The ocean breeze is like no other!!! Once the marine layer clears by noon, its brilliant blue skies and swaying green palm trees!!! Gotta love it!!!

---QANTAS747-438



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User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3129 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1439 times:
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QANTAS747-438-- Please check out my post on the photo requests forum of aircraft at SAN. I have listed a number of aircraft/airlines operating at Lindbergh Field that aren't yet in the database. I'd especially like to see photos of the Hawaiian DC-10 and the Air Canada A319 at SAN. If you can make it down there in the morning between 8:00 and 10:00, you should be able to photograph a number of interesting aircraft with morning departures and midmorning arrivals.

Some of the info provided by Aloha 737-200 is incorrect. There are only two daily direct flights to Mexico and the one flight to Toronto. US Airways has no inter-California flights any more, and neither does Continental. There is no flight to Kahluii.(No, I can't spell correctly)

Trvlr: Your knowledge about SAN always impresses me.
I'll try to email you next time I'm in San Diego for lunch at the Windsock.(Probably November or December)

456: NIMBY means "Not in my backyard", i.e. Don't build an airport anywhere close to where I live...


User currently offlineJumbojettim From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

The mayor of SD is looking to go east of Miramar ( huge open area, yet hilly) and not at Miramar itself, just to clarify.
That would be a pisser if AC quit its service to Toronto.

Later


User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3129 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1430 times:
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Can someone provide more info about the "east of Miramar" plan? To me that sounds like it would be somewhere in the middle of the Scripps Ranch neighborhood.

User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1414 times:

The East of Miramar plan really isn't a plan, more than it is a theory. So far I think that at this point people are only talking about the possibility of the candidacy of East Miramar as a site for a new airport; nothing I think has been said as to how the actual airport would be built and how big it would be, as well as how it would affect Miramar MCAS', Montgomery Field's, and I assume probably Gillespe (sp?) Field's operations. If the new regional planning authority is created, however (which I sure hope it is, as it seems like the only way to get things moving in San Diego concerning the airport), we should see a lot more info on this option appear.

I just formulated a quick question/theory in regards to the option of siting a new airport on the site of the current Miramar MCAS. I know that the the current alignment of the main runway (6L/24R I believe), would send aircraft on commercial flights over some of the residential areas of University City and La Jolla. However, what would the flight path of departures and arrivals from an airport at the Miramar MCAS look like if the runway were repositioned to a 9L/27R configuration such as Lindbergh Field's? What would be the differences, if any, to the landing and takeoff procedures and flight patterns for planes using an arrangement like this out of Miramar instead of the current 6L/24R configuration?

Just a quick thought on that option that I had. I'll get back to it later. Thank you very much if anyone can provide any insight whatsoever as to my question.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1983 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1405 times:

Lindy field---

Yeah, I saw your photo request post and I'll do what I can at SAN! If it can fly, I'll take a picture of it!

---QANTAS747-438



My posts/replies are strictly my opinion and not that of any company, organization, or Southwest Airlines.
User currently offlineAiric From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (13 years 4 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

An airport nmby Miramar would be great. Much more centralized than Oceanside or Tijuana area, and even downtown maybe. But, like I've said, this is a conservative area, so NIMBYism is widespread through the area.

User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (13 years 4 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1392 times:

Hmmm....sorry guys! I must still have a bit of outdated SAN info in my head. My apologies.

As far as Kahului....I know that there WILL be one here soon, though I wasn't sure is Hawaiian had started theirs yet.

But as far as I know, both Hawaiian AND Aloha are going to offer OGG-SAN flights very, very soon.

As far as Canada/Mexico....yeah don't know much in that area. I kinda figured there's probably be a bit more than there is, but again, my bad.

I do know SAN is very congested with US domesic flights though.

QANTAS747-438-
11 AM is about the time you should GET THERE. It'll start clearing up about there, and on a goo day it might already be so, but yes San Diego is great!!

Spotting at LAX is actually pretty good, but if I recall right, it was pretty smoggy until the evening, a fial to remember which time though. Sorry.

So if CO and US have dropped their Cali-shuttle fligths, then who picked 'em up? Southwest? Big grin

ThanX

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineJumbojettim From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 4 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1389 times:

Yes, it is only a preliminary idea to build the new airport east of Miramar. Whats good about this location is that it is a huge open area to where there should be limited opposition against the airport. On a side note, I'm so sick and tired of this nimby crap. Everyone complains that flights are being delayed and/or cancelled, and one of the major reasons is due to congested airports. However, when it comes time to build these new airports or to expand existing ones, no one wants it to happen. Just my two cents.

Personally if the airport were to be moved to Miramar, there would be no noise problem for the surrounding residents. Todays airliners would be at several thousand feet once they have departed over the coastline residents. Hell, the Marine helicopters are ten times louder then any airliner that would come into this airport if ever built. So, I feel that they wouldn't have to realign the runways.

Later


User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (13 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1386 times:

Yeah, miramar is kinda out thee a bit. Sure there's some residential areas nearby but it's pretty sparse once you get to Miramar , if I recall correctly. But I could be wrong it HAS been a year.  Big grin

Not to mention you might see sage IV noise regulations soon so noise problems should just about be over with.

Real sad because I kinda liked the old roar of the 727, ah but that's just me.  Big grin

Later all...

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic


25 QANTAS747-438 : If they put the airport East of Miramar, then isn't that pretty incovienent to get to? The 15 freeway goes through the area, but nothing drops you off
26 Lindy field : I think we should have a constant forum about SAN. My favorite subject! Trlvr: When did the Port Authority buy the land west of terminal two? On the S
27 Jumbojettim : The land west of Terminal two was granted to them once the area was vacated by the Navy, or Marines, can't remember. It would not be a inconvenience f
28 HlywdCatft : If you go to the Port of San Diego website, there is a live cam of all of the action landing and taking off from San Diego
29 Trvlr : This fall, Alaska will start bringing in several 737-900s a day. These flights leave SAN around 6AM, 10AM, and 5PM, and arrive at SAN 9:25AM, 4:30PM,
30 Post contains images QANTAS747-438 : Lindy field--- Thanks for the timetable! That will help alot! I can go down to take pictures between classes now! And YES, we need a constant SAN foru
31 Lindy field : Qantas747-438 -- Glad that I could help. More concrete info is of course available at the Port Authority website. When you go to take photos, try to g
32 Trvlr : Lindy Field: Yes actually...but it's mostly seasonal stuff. AA is actually dropping the 763 to Chicago and Paris this fall; odd to see that it was onl
33 USAFHummer : "Also, what about that military base on the top of Coronado? Could that be used?" I assume you are referring to NAS North Island...to my knowledge Nor
34 Lindy field : It's always disappointing to learn of service downgrades in San Diego, but the traffic is very seasonal. Interesting then that Delta is adding a fourt
35 JonPaulGeoRngo : Don't forget San Diego's newest nonstop destination...San Antonio, Texas...coming this fall on Southwest. Bit-o-trivia, Post December 1978, Braniff pr
36 Lindy field : To the best of my knowledge, the original Braniff International never operated to San Diego... It's about time that SAN got a direct flight to San Ant
37 Post contains links and images Trvlr : Noticed something interesting today... I was looking at some real-time flight arrivals to see when one of my friend's flight was arriving at SAN, and
38 Timbabwe : All controversy aside....I like SAN the way it is...economics aside, it is a really cool airport. I love sitting on my front porch and being able to w
39 Lindy field : I think that a Mexicali-San Diego turboprop flight makes a lot of sense. Aaron, see if you can confirm that! I also think a flight to Yuma, AZ would w
40 JonPaulGeoRngo : Yep, I guess Braniff's scheduling folks in Dallas got ahead of themselves. It was about the time Braniff realized they bit off more than they could ch
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