Southern California serving hot Santa Ana winds for Thanksgiving!
When I was growing up I remember the Thanksgiving we would all fly down to San Luis Obispo to spend the day with my parents. The problem back then it was that you didn’t have to get to the airport to leave the big city. The airport was at the top of the hill, and it was just a short drive from there. We’d drive there, park in a lot, and walk the quarter mile down the hill to the gates. If you’ve ever tried to make that 4 mile trek down a hill, you know how scary it is, and how much farther it is than driving. So what we would do is park our car, and walk the quarter mile to the airport while my dad would call the airport and tell them we were on our way. That is what we used to do, and that is what we did the day of Thanksgiving, or the day before if we arrived early.
So when I began to look into flying on Thanksgiving (since that was my first Thanksgiving as a small child) I got the same idea as the previous generation. I found that the only place that has airplanes with direct flights to Santa Ana to fly down to spend the day and give thanks for Thanksgiving would be the San Luis Obispo County airport. There are very few direct flights that go down. It’s basically just south of San Diego, and there is no direct flight to the north or anything. So when I was at the airport last week and went to the terminal, the only way to fly into the airport was by shuttle bus, and from my understanding you have to be in the airport to get a flight. So if you’re leaving the city on a bus, you are not going to be able to get a flight to fly out to the airport. But if you call in advance and ask for a flight, that is what they will tell you the flight status, and then you call the airport and try to get a flight on that day. What I did this year was