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Old October 22nd, 2006, 04:30 PM
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Hi all:

I have a couple of questions regarding flights after debarkation in San Pedro.

1) I have heard it is better to fly to Long Beach over LAX. Does anyone have experience with these airports?

2) From Long Beach, my options are 11:30 a.m. (Jet Blue) or 1:30 p.m. (Delta). I would prefer 11:30 a.m., but don't want to push it and miss my flight.
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 04:36 PM
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It is just a matter of prefference. I like LAX over LB, but that's me.

The 1130 should workout just fine.
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Long Beach is vastly superior to LAX if you can make it work from a timing point of view.

Here's why:

1) Closer to the port
2) Smaller terminal with quick access to the plane
3) Less crowds and traffic
4) More space on JetBlue aircraft when compared to Delta

I think you can get an early departure from the ship and get to your flight.

Best directions from cruise terminal

Take Highway 47 south (bridge right above cruise terminal) to the 710 east to the 405 south - total distance is no more than 15 miles I would guess.

LAX isn't much farther (probably 20 miles), but the airport is much more crowded with more chances of delays.
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My folks live in Long Beach and the info provided is accurate and I would definitely take LGB if given the opportunity. LAX is a great airport for the job it does BUT I use the satellites whenever possible. 1130 isn't too early either.
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Thanks for the help! I think we will go through Long Beach.
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We flew in and out of LGB when we sailed Sumitt in March 2006. Everything the previous posters have said is true. I would just mention that the food choices at LBG are sparse to say the least. We heard that there is a resturant upstairs somewhere, but didn't get there. A big mistake! There was nothing except vending machines once we cleared security. As we had a 5 hour flight to New York, we were quite hungry by the time we arrived home.
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