California dreaming: A quick adventure to San Diego
Say hello to sunny Southern California! Alaska Airlines recently launched daily nonstop flights between Tampa Bay and San Diego, adding to their growing roster of options available at TPA.
We recently sent our Communications Specialist, C.J. Johnson, on a trip to explore the second-largest city in California. C.J. manages TPA’s social media accounts and is an avid traveler, so he was happy to share his experiences in San Diego.
From check-in to take-off, an easy experience
I couldn’t contain my excitement when I got the chance to explore San Diego via Alaska Airlines’ new nonstop service between TPA and SAN. California is one of my all-time favorite destinations and I eagerly embraced the opportunity to trade the Gulf Coast for the sunny shores of the West Coast.
With the addition this year of a nonstop route to SAN, Alaska Airlines expanded their West Coast offerings to five destinations from TPA. Alaska Airlines is part of the Oneworld Alliance, and the partnership makes flying with Alaska Airlines even more appealing because of the reciprocal travel benefits for people like me who have status on a partner airline.
The check-in process with Alaska was super easy – within 20 minutes, I had obtained my boarding pass, breezed through security and was settling into my spot at the American Airlines Admirals Club in TPA’s Airside F.
The convenience of having a nonstop flight to the West Coast added to the thrill of the trip. No layovers, just a straight shot from Tampa Bay to the Pacific Coast – 2,000 miles away!– in about five hours. The flight left in the early evening and arrived in San Diego around 8 p.m.