California Airport List
Tips For Surviving In a California Airport
With the multitude of airports within the State of California, it is indeed very confusing to get around, especially if you’re not from the area. Here is a guide to the airports and their corresponding letter codes as designated:
- Burbank Airport BUR
- Catalina Island Airport AVX
- El Toro Airport NZJ
- Fresno Yosemite International Airport FAT
- Long Beach Airport LGB
- Los Angeles International Airport LAX
- Monterey Peninsula Airport MRY
- Oakland International Airport OAK
- Ontario International Airport ONT
- Palmsdale Airport PMD
- Sacramento Executive Airport SAC
- Sacramento International Airport SMF
- Sacramento Mather Airport MHR
- San Diego-Lindbergh Field International Airport SAN
- San Francisco International Airport SFO
- San Jose International Airport SJC
- Santa Ana-John Wayne International Airport SNA
- Santa Barbara Municipal Airport SBO
- Santa Monica Municipal Airport SMO
- Van Nuys Regional Airport VNY
- Watsonville Municipal Airport WVI
California Airports Information
When in an airport, it is also important to remember these tips:
Always have a backup plan. Don’t convert all of your money into the currency of the place you’re going to. You might need to take a cab home or call someone to pick you up.
Expect your flight to be delayed: Sometimes, planes get delayed, or overbooked, and in order to come out sane and in one piece, try your best to be prepared for every untoward occasion. It could be as simple as bringing a book, a CD or an MP3 player, or a pillow for the occasional nap. Earplugs, snacks, water are also good provisions to bring just in case.
Set an alarm, either on your watch, on your mobile phone, or palm pilot. Set it 30 minutes before your actual boarding time. You never know when you’re going to lose yourself in idle duty-free shopping or napping, or reading your favorite magazine. Be prepared, or else suffer the consequences.
Bring disinfectant wipes, hand gel, and toilet paper. Be sure to wipe every surface you will sit on, or set your bags on, as you never know what was previously set on there.
Wear something comfortable. Too many unfortunate “fashionista wannabees” have suffered too many blisters trying to look like Audrey Hepburn in teetering heels while waiting in line that will never end. More comfort for you means less crankiness for the airport people who are only doing their jobs.
Bring something comfortable to sit on. A soft bag, a sturdy suitcase, anything of the sort will do in the eventuality of a really, really long line. You’ll thank yourself after.