Hi, I was just reading another post about difficult airports and saw SAN was said to be one of the harder ones. When I flew in to SAN in May, I know the path is close to the hilly terrain of San Diego and the skyline. I also saw pics posted with a British Airways 747-400 that lands daily in SAN. How is this possible if its such a difficult airport with, I assume, a pretty short runway for pilots? I think it lands in PHX before going to SAN. Do they get rid of weight at PHX?