Looks like SNA, my home-away-from-home airport, is geting ready to open their new digs. SNA's Terminal C is ready to open this Monday, right before the Thanksgiving travel rush.
Report from KABC-TV Los Angeles: http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?se...ews/local/orange_county&id=8424868
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.
Link with concessions information: http://www.ocair.com/newsroom/news/2011/nr-2011-10-14.aspx