SANFan wrote:williaminsd wrote:I think it's also important to remember that T2E was completed in 1979, when many people were convinced that Lindbergh would be replaced by an entirely new airport at Mira Mar or elsewhere in the region in the not too distant future. I have no doubt officials were hesitant to spend too much money on a facility that would "soon" be replaced.
That doesn't make T2E any less a, um, dungeon, but perhaps affords some insight as to why they built it this way...
That we're seeing so much construction now is a taciturn acknowledgement that Lindbergh is here to stay as the San Diego area's primary airport.
Good points William', which have been discussed on last year's thread. Both T1 and T2(E) were most definitely designed and built on the cheap. That was also a time when the Port of SD ran the airport. When it came to adding T2W, as well as the Green Build, 'ownership' and management changed totally and a more permanent and 'showcase' mentality exists. Since there appears to be nothing else in the future for San Diego's airport needs, the SDCRAA is trying to make our 661 acres the best they can be for as long as possible. And yes, there's a lot of catch-up going on.williaminsd wrote:Looks like Alaska goes back to daily 4x service SAN-SMF starting March 19. No mainline though with all flights E175s. I got this from Flightsfrom.com, but confirmed for now with a few dummy resos on the Alaska site. Btw - Flightsfrom shows that with Alaska back to 4x, combined (with Southwest) number of flights between the two cities M-F is a staggering 19 a day!
I hate to say it William' but the cut of SAN-SMF to triple-daily does not begin until the May 21 schedule; both the current sked and the 3/19 one have always maintained the 4 daily r/t to SMF that began last year.
The May 21 sked is actually the beginning of the summer peak sked in 2020 and sees quite a few increases in service at SAN, some of it undoubtedly being fed by the cut in SMF service. On that date, SAN-SFO jumps to 8 daily r/t, all EMJs, FAT increases to 4x daily, and BOS & Maui go double-daily. Unfortunately, this is also the date our SLC service on AS ends, another EMJ route, another axed route by AAG.
Actually all of SAN's intra-CA service becomes 100% EMJ equipment on May 21 - that's all AAG flights to SBP, FAT, MRY, SJC, SFO, SMF and STS. I'd guess that SLC & SMF were the worst performing routes and suffered because of it. As has been discussed up-thread, I think cutting service in the SMF-market is the worst thing for AAG to do. It also needs to be noted that things could change in any of the skeds before their start dates. (If AS gets enough complaints about the cuts to SMF or SLC, maybe flights will return.
No worries brother. I mean really, with schedules so fluid, it's hard to pin them down until they actually fly. For me, travel on the route, which I fly 2-3x/month, was limited to 3 flights a day for both Jan and Feb. I typically fly it on Tuesdays/Wednesdays, which are the impacted days before going back to daily in March. We'll see what happens after May. I'm also taking the new service to SBP in February... can't wait!