Just got back from a wild work/fun trip to NYC and I gotta say, hopping the Long Beach Airport ride is sooooo much easier than LAX. We breezed in at the last minute and literally jumped on the Jet Blue flight with no hassles. My man Dan somehow got to the gate without his boarding pass and they fixed him up in about two minutes.
People are way more chill and security doesn’t treat you like meat. It was as pleasant as flying can be. In contrast, a couple of weeks ago, I flew in and out of LAX and the long, excruciating waits in security mixed up with the baggage hassles made the airport departure and arrival just one more thing to grit my teeth and get through.
I always worry that the commute to Long Beach is too far, but the actual travel time was only about ten minutes more and well worth it. Parking is way cheaper there than LAX, so there’s that too.
And the Long Beach Airport is so stylish! It’s definitely got that cool, sixties retro feel. All curves and simple lines. But the best thing is the people who work there. They don’t seem stressed, you feel like they care about getting you on the plane and out to your destination as easily as possible. All in all, a big fat ten for Long Beach!