Long Beach Airport
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- Long Beach AirportApr 01, 2014
I love the LGB!!!
Whether you're flying in and out of Long Beach Airport, it's very easy to get in and out. Whenever I fly to Vegas or to San Francisco LGB is my first choice.
It's been newly renovated and there's plenty of parking.
On some days, I like to watch the planes fly in an out. There's just something to wanting be somewhere other than where I am currently am. What's really awesome is watching some of the old war planes fly around to the the C47s and the F-18s.
- Long Beach AirportMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Oct 10, 2013
If you can avoid flying out of LAX, then Long Beach is a nice alternative. Easy drop-off and pick-up, along with a less busy crowd makes this girl a fan. I've flown out of Long Beach on Jet Blue before and it's great. Just make sure you get there in time to go through security. Bring a refillable water bottle and something to read because you're going to be there for a while.Recommended for:
- Long Beach AirportMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesMay 23, 2013
Been to this airport a few times. Once for a day trip to Oakland, all other times to drop people off. It's a really small airport. Nothing fancy here. I'd pick this over LAX anytime. It's much more effiicent in every way. You don't get stuck in traffic driving to your terminal and parking is a lot easier.
- Long Beach AirportMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3May 19, 2013
"I ride with the
I slide with the
Loccs & doggs from the LBC
All the hoes wanna kick it with me
'Cuz I run with Warren G
Braid your weaves bustaz & G's."- "Summertime in the LBC", Dove Shack
Forget the freakshow at LAX. Fly Long Beach Airport!
Simple, convenient & just a breeze to travel through.
Long Beach Airport is around 10 mins by street from where I live. Cab service to/from there is less than $20. Not too shabby :) Sayonara to the traffic nightmare travelling via LAX.
The TSA lines are virtually non-existant. It took less than a few minutes to place my belongings on the rollers, remove my shoes & walk through the metal detector. The TSA agents don't have the machine that shows your naughty bits on the monitor, which is comforting to some. But, not to this exhibitionist J/K ;P
There are quite a few dining options available at the gates. I didn't partake of any this time since I ate beforehand, but it's nice to know they're there just in case.
Also by the gates are computer workstations for all your gadgetry to get work done or just tweet how awesome this airport is. You may have to throw some 'bows to nab a spot, so work on your MMA skills ;P
If your airline has flights through Long Beach Airport, then, w/o hesitation, I highly recommend booking your flight here to travel through the fast lane. Save yourself the headache of the nightmare that is LAX, and head on down to the Long Beach Airport for hassle-free travelling.
- Long Beach AirportMar 26, 2013
Long Beach Airport is a pleasant surprise for all its users... well at least for me I'm used to the mayhem of LAX or the stuck-up-ness of John Wayne.
Long Beach is not huge, but big enough to manage a good number of flights on daily basis. Mainly Jet Blue and South West... (not sure)
I got there quite early (shuttle's fault!) and after checking in (super quick!) started wandering around the terminals, fairly new and well designed.
After I saw the amount of kids and talkative people I had to flight with, I started looking for a place to have some "liquid patience" before boarding and found 4th Street Vine, a God Send!!! (Anyway.. how early is too early to have some Pinot?? Grapes are fruits, right? but that's another story)
Liquid Patience? Checked!
Now some power to my electronics... and yes checked! found many plug ins available.
Gates were pretty neat, and good WiFi all over the terminals.
On my way back, things were pretty easy as well. Easy baggage claim and 20 min free parking. BONUS!
- Long Beach AirportMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Dec 27, 2012
The small Long Beach airport offers Jet Blue as it's primary airliner with trips to San Francisco and Boston as well as other connections. Convenient especially if you don't want to deal with the LAX chaos.
- Long Beach AirportDec 05, 2012
Let's face it, if you're traveling out of LA and you are going here, it's because you're flying JetBlue and they had the better price. If you're flying in to here, let's face it, you're flying JetBlue and it's because they had the better price. Not too shabby an airport and kind of like my old elementary school - trailer classroom esque bar, and recess (i.e. boarding) takes place on the tarmac!
- Long Beach AirportMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Sep 25, 2012
This is a very small TV, but that's what I LOVE about it. It's so easy to get in and out unlike LA airport. I would love to go out of this airport all the time if I can, but their flights are kind of limited.
- Long Beach AirportSep 07, 2012
I have a love/hate relationship with this airport. It has a retro-throwback feel to it, like you are strolling through 70s (my personal favorite era of this city) and it keeps traveling intimate & efficient. My irk is that the cost to park long-term is ridiculous & there is no easy public transport option. If they could throw in a FlyAway shuttle from Downtown LBC & we got ourselves a hands down winner.
- Long Beach AirportSep 07, 2012
Usually I don't check bags, but I did this time because I wanted to bring hiking equipment for my Grand Canyon-Bryce Canyon-Zion National Park trip.
Bag check and baggage claim were fast. Got my bags within 10 minutes of getting off the plane.
Definitely still loving this airport despite not having too much food or shopping options. Like I said in my first review, it's small and that is its charm.
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- Long Beach AirportMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 05, 2012
if you don't mind the 30 minute drive to Long Beach (from LA), flying into and out of Long Beach can generally get you cheaper airline tickets. Since there are only 2 terminals, the security check and baggage claim is always very quick. It is a little weird to climb down stairs directly from the plane to the tarmac to walk to baggage claim, but it also saves a lot of time.
- Long Beach AirportJul 05, 2012
There is rarely anything that great to say about airports. For having to travel, Long Beach is really not bad. It's pretty small (think of it as Burbank south), which is nice because there are basically no lines, parking is a dream, and picking up bags is easy. You will "fly" through security. It is no frills, though. Baggage claim is outside. Most terminals are basically portables and you definitely walk out onto the tarmac to board and disembark. But who cares.
- Long Beach AirportMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6First to ReviewJul 04, 2012
There's a lot to like about LGB. It's small, intimate, and very art deco. You half expect to see Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall look-alikes replaying Casablanca on the tarmac with a fog machine and the 2-prop engines running in the background.
I also like the convenient flights that Jet Blue has that allow you to get to Disneyland and other points south of LAX easier and cheaper. The short distance from gate, to baggage claim (open air!), to car (or car, to check in, to gate) is also really nice. However, I think that the extra business has caused some architectural compromises that are unfortunate. Maybe that's my Northern Calfornia bias at play.
My best memory was a flight that I took from Long Beach to Oakland several years ago. It was a one-stop through SFO! The SFO - OAK leg took about 45 minutes because you had to take off, leave SFO traffic control and then enter Oakland's before landing. I probably could have driven it faster, but that wasn't the point.