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.