On the heels of the big announcement for many new flights in the San Francisco Bay Area, Alaska Airlines has announced a large expansion of routes out of San Diego, California.
On my second trip to San Diego I was able to meet up with three friends and spend the afternoon and evening with them. As I had mentioned earlier we had dinner together at Herb and Wood, and I can’t recommend this restaurant enough. The meal was excellent. After breakfast the following morning one of my friends, Scott (the same one from New Year’s Eve) and I took a cab together to the airport for our morning flights. Scott’s flight was scheduled to leave an hour before my flight, so I followed him to Terminal 2 to spend some time at the Delta Sky Club.
After landing at San Diego International our group took a cab over to Coronado Island and the Hotel Del. The cab ride takes about 30 minutes and it takes you over the Coronado bridge. Even though I don’t have acrophobia, I always find driving over this bridge a little intimidating. At the hotel we pulled in the front receiving porte cochere and walked into the hotel’s check-in area. The Hotel Del Coronado is beautiful from the outside with a bleached white structure and bright red roof. The hotel has a long history and has been at this location since 1890’s.
I left about 10:00am with another cohort from the office. From our company the Sacramento airport is a 30-minute drive (no traffic) and mid-day flights are nice in that you can tie up loose ends before heading out of town on business.
Earlier this summer I had a couple trips to San Diego. One for business, one personal. The business trip was for a meeting on Coronado island, and the hosting company put us up at the Hotel Del, which isn’t a bad place to have to stay for business. On the other trip I stayed with friends. For both trips I flew on Southwest Airlines Sacramento to San Diego. Say what you will about Southwest, but the airline really does the short haul well. Also, there are no less than 9 direct flights available per day from Sacramento to San Diego. No doubt about it, if you want to travel from Sacramento to San Diego it’s tough to beat Southwest Airlines.