Monday, Monday Can't Stop That Gratitude Flow #2!

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This is our second entry into Debe Maxwell, CRS November Challenge!  Thank you Debe for hosting this wonderful challenge.

One the many things we love about living in Santa Barbara is our airport.  Since our work involves visiting our clients, we find ourselves flying somewhere sometimes as much as 12 times in a year.  Our airport is 20 minutes from our home.  We can park right out front.  This is the view as one exits and the parking lot is right there .

 

Santa Barbara airport has direct flights to Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, San Francisco, Los Angeles,  Oakland, Sacramento, Salt Lake (the latest addition), Portland and Seattle.  All these airports are hubs for flights around the world.  For instance, when we few to Paris, we connected to a direct flight from San Francisco, and when it comes to Miami we connect through Phoenix.

The longest we have been in a TSA line is about 5 minutes, and we have never seen a line longer than that. We appreciate the minimal hassle, so we can arrive to our destination  fairly refreshed.  

SBA  recently announced that it is adding an additional large jet runway to accommodate more flights, as well as  another covered gate to make it easier for those who have trouble with steps.  We enjoy walking on the tarmac, it gives us a sense of perspective.  Since the smaller airplanes have small overhead bins, we usually valet our carry-on, and wait plane side to pick them up.

 

We both are extremely grateful to have the airport close, and as much as we love going places, it is so great to come home to this beautiful city and see the ocean and the mountains.

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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Alexandra and Ron - convenience is the ulimate luxury.  

Nov 11, 2019 01:18 PM #1
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Michael Jacobs we heartily agree with you.  That is our luxury plain and simple.  A

Nov 11, 2019 01:25 PM #2
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

What a great perk being so near SBA. Lines no longer than 5 minutes, parking in front and 20 minutes from home...

Other than having your own private plane...it doesn't get much better.

Nov 11, 2019 01:50 PM #3
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland It made life so much easier than going down to LAX.  On the way back from there, it was tiring to drive with jet lag looming. I am still wishing for a ride on a private plane...I need to get to know the lovely Oprah who has a home here...A

Nov 11, 2019 02:01 PM #4
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Ron and Alexandra, easy and simple is what I like when traveling too.  Our airport is small, paring a breeze and no lines.

Nov 11, 2019 02:06 PM #5
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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I can see why you have gratitude for your airport! Only a 20 minute drive, parking out front and only 5 minutes in a line is pure luxury! A great way to travel.

Nov 11, 2019 06:11 PM #6
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR That is our kind of luxury,  neither or us needs stuff,  just convenience and ease.  A

Nov 11, 2019 07:33 PM #7
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James Dray
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Morning Alexandra.

You and Ron are so blessed.  Ours is big and getting bigger

Nov 12, 2019 01:44 AM #8
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So close to home and only 5 minutes on the line...with all the traveling that you 2 do, the SBA is a sweet treat for you!

Nov 12, 2019 05:25 AM #9
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Sharon Lee
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Now that is my kind of airport.   The airport in Lynchburg VA was like that but the connecting flight in Charlotte was terrible. The gate was always at the other end of the terminal.  When I fly again one day hope to have an airport like yours. 

Nov 12, 2019 06:59 AM #10
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I so get this, Alexandra... one of the best things of living in Charlotte is our airport (after living my life in places like NYC, San Francisco, London, Paris). We are the sixth busiest hub in the nation, but it still seems like a "small" airport and very easy to navigate.

Nov 12, 2019 07:01 AM #11
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We are spoiled in Portland with PDX, it is a really great airport and we are relatively close to it ( around 20 min). In fact, it has won Best Airport in American for 7 consecutive years. With that said, we both really enjoyed our travel to/from the Santa Barbara airport for the reasons you mention. 

Nov 12, 2019 07:46 AM #12
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Hi Ron and Alexandra- there's something to be said for convenience!! The West Palm Beach airport was like that when I first moved to Florida. 

Funny story= when my friends were flying with their toddler who had flown many times- they were at an airport and had to enter the plane via the tarmac for the first time in the toddler's life. He took one look at the enormity of the plane and started crying and screaming and would not get on!!!

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Good morning Ron and Alexandra Seigel -  I know what a wonderful delight it is to have a nice regional airport near home.  We have one two with Westchester Airport.

Nov 13, 2019 04:58 AM #14
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