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  1. Long Beach airport new terminal - FlyerTalk Forums

    [...] photos and description of the new terminal now online here: http://blog.wandr.me/thewan…beach-airport/. Who doesn't want a fire pit at their airport?? __________________ Cash Back on Booking Blog [...]

  2. MilesAbound
    MilesAbound 12 December 2012 at 9:16 am |

    This is cool. I always fly into LGB (funny acronym) rather than LAX as it’s great to walk off the plane, cross the road and you are at the car rental. Now there will be a good reason to fly back out too.

  3. Gene
    Gene 12 December 2012 at 9:19 am |

    No lounges? Boo.

  4. Grant
    Grant 12 December 2012 at 9:29 am |

    This might be useful for someone traveling from Long Beach Airport: http://www.theflightdeal.com/2012/12/12/jetblue-24-roundtrip-from-long-beach-to-various-locations/

  5. Lark
    Lark 12 December 2012 at 9:45 am |

    “Plus, there is something special about walking across the apron area, looking up at the airplane before stepping on board.”

    Yes, I can fondly remember my trips to the third world as I board my plane at LGB… :)

    Regarding Lounges: LGB is competing with SNA (as much as LAX) for travelers, and there is a United Club and and Admirals Club at SNA. For many frequent travelers with lounge memberships, SNA (or LAX) would have this advantage over LGB…

    Route map / Airlines will need improvement too (unless you are a JetBlue fan…):

    I do like the OAK to LGB flight… But it has been a couple of years since I was on it.

    Destination : : Airline

    Anchorage, AK Jet Blue (Seasonal)
    Austin,TX Jet Blue
    Boston, MA Jet Blue
    Las Vegas, NV Jet Blue
    New York, NY (JFK) Jet Blue
    Oakland, CA Jet Blue
    Phoenix, AZ US Airways
    Portland, OR Jet Blue
    Sacramento, CA Jet Blue
    Salt Lake City, UT Delta, Jet Blue
    San Francisco, CA Jet Blue
    Seattle, WA Alaska, Jet Blue
    Washington DC (IAD) Jet Blue

  6. James K.
    James K. 12 December 2012 at 10:00 am |

    Hey did they keep the iconic landside terminal?

  7. Sice
    Sice 12 December 2012 at 10:37 am |

    I love using LGB, it’s extremely convenient for my LA destinations. But then I’m SLC based and it’s usually easier and cheaper for me to use LGB on Delta or JetBlue than it is Delta to anywhere else or Southwest to LAX. Even the portables used up till now were not all that horrible; by using LGB I could arrive at the airport later than I typically would thus giving me less time to spend waiting on a flight.

    As for the lack of jetways, it’s fantastic. On good days and if the flights are on time they’ll even board/deplane from the front AND rear of the planes, making it even faster.

    I can’t wait to hit the new terminal.

  8. Wendy
    Wendy 12 December 2012 at 3:09 pm |

    I’d probably get food delivered to the gate area by the restaurants. Anything is better than eating the swill the airlines try to pass off as food.

  9. Lark
    Lark 12 December 2012 at 8:12 pm |

    “If you are an AA or UA customer then you’re not flying out of LGB anyways; neither has service there.”

    Good point…

    OAK-LGB looks pretty convenient for some upcoming trips I have… Alternative would be SFO-SNA. We’ll see whether I am chasing UA status again next year or not.

  10. Roland
    Roland 17 December 2012 at 11:37 pm |

    Long Beach Airport has never competed with SNA or LAX based on amenities. LGB is by far the easiest airport to fly out of in Southern CA. Even with the old trailers, flights were packed. In my humble opinion, airport lounges, these days, are a huge waste of money. They are generally overcrowded and oppressive because airlines over sell memberships. I would rather find an open bank of seats in the main terminal and people watch any day, especially if there is free wifi. The new terminal areas in LGB will just make flying that much more enjoyable for those who have already been flying out of LGB for years. Congratulations to LGB planners for thinking outside of the box.

  11. Dave
    Dave 3 January 2013 at 1:35 pm |

    I have been flying out of LGB since the 90′s, and this new terminal is long overdue, but the wait was well worth it. Congratulations. I live in OC, but gave up using SNA once I realized I can get anywhere in the country from LGB. The only remaining sore spots are the baggage claim areas. To make the new terminal complete these really need to be enclosed or at least better covered. It still gets cold and rains here and it is a miserable experience waiting for your bags in the rain. Also, a covered walkway from the new parking garage would also be welcomed.

  12. Dave
    Dave 4 January 2013 at 6:13 pm |

    Thanks Seth, glad to hear that.

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