Holiday Travel: San Diego International Airport
One of the busiest airports in Southern California is the San Diego International Airport (SDIA). The San Diego International Airport – or Lindbergh Field as it is also known – is the busiest single-runway commercial airport in the United States. If you plan to fly into the San Diego Airport this holiday season to visit Oceanside, keep reading and you will find tips here to help prepare you for your trip!
These tips will help you be prepared when arriving to the airport. You will know when to arrive and what you should and should not bring. So long as you keep these tips in mind you should be ready for anything during your travels.
- Arrive Early – If you are flying domestic, give yourself 2 hours of leeway.
- Gifts – If you are taking gifts this holiday season its best to either ship them or buy gift cards. Presents that are wrapped may have to be unwrapped by TSA.
- Photo Identification – Make sure you have your ID when arriving at the airport. It is needed when passing through security.
- Best Travel Times – The best time to travel is either early in the day or late in the evening. The airport has much less traffic during these times.
- Pack Wisely – If you are leaving California you may want to check the weather at your destination so you pack accordingly. Not everywhere you will be visiting will have Oceanside, CA weather!
- Stay Informed – Check out the San Diego International Airport website to stay informed on travel information before your arrival.
- Stay Charged – SDIA offers free Wi-Fi along with power outlets near some of the seats and along the walls.
- Essentials – Make sure you take crucial items in your carry-on. Things such as diapers, inhalers, and medications are essential and need to be in a place where they can be grabbed easily.
- Airport Transportation – Plan ahead on how you are arriving to the airport. Coming from Oceanside, it is an easy trip along the Coaster train to take you there!
- Prohibited Items – Before packing look at the list of prohibited items on the airport website. You don’t want to pack your suitcase and have to throw things out when you get to security.