As mentioned before, WN (SNA's largest carrier) will be the primary occupant of Terminal C. Other details:
-$500M USD project
-2,000 new parking spaces
-Gates will be numbered 15-22
-Baggage claims will be numbered 5-7
-Love them or hate them, the TSA full-body scanners will be there from day one
-Seating is the same type (Herman Miller Eames Tandem Sling) found in most of Terminals A and B
SNA's existing terminals A and B are getting a little love as well. If you're mad at UA for ditching Starbucks for their proprietary "Journeys" coffee, there are 3 new, larger post-security Starbucks locations at SNA (1 in Terminal A, 1 in B, 1 opening soon in C). La Tapenade Mediterranean Café is also opening up before security in Terminal B.
WWTRAVELER99 From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 267 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1928 times:
Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 4): Well, I didnt know there was an A & B. I thought it wsd one terminal with about 7 jetway gates on each side. Facing the terminal, this new one is on the left of the existing one?
Yes it is sort of funny how SNA acts like they have 2 (soon to be 3) seperate terminals. Everything, or all gates are accessable from any entry point within the building. I have heard that although "Opening Day" is to be the 14th, Froniter and Southwest will not actually move til the 17th due to permits. I guess we will see when it actually happens.
For those coffee drinker, the 3rd Starbucks is open. It is locataed bewtween gates 16 and 17. They open yesterday when I was through there.
One slight hick-up.......
The outbound baggage sorting system failed a TSA certification test last Thursday, and as a result was not available for use. Passenger baggage is being processed in Terminal B wing for now.
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