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The Official Blog of the San Diego International Airport & SAN.ORG. Written by employees to offer you a window seat view of the Goings-on at the airport.


Treats for the Troops
Treats for the Troops
In late December, active-duty military have a small window of time in which they are permitted to travel home. This is when assistance from the USO becomes crucial.

Holiday Travel Tips
Holiday Travel Tips
According to AAA, holiday travel is expected to be the busiest it’s been in nearly a decade. Here are four steps that you can take to help make your holiday journey a smooth one.

Four Ways to Regain Your Calm at SAN
Four Ways to Regain Your Calm at SAN
Rushing around can cause stress even when doing something exciting like going on vacation. But the adrenalin doesn’t have to continue pumping; here are Four Ways to Regain Your Calm at SAN.

From Parking to Pet Relief, SAN's Traffic Officers Share Their Top Travel Tips
From Parking to Pet Relief, SAN's Traffic Officers Share Their Top Travel Tips
SAN’s Airport Traffic Officers offer these Travel Tips

Southwest Pilot's Retirement Flight is Full of Fun – and Family
Southwest Pilot's Retirement Flight is Full of Fun – and Family
Southwest Pilot's Retirement Flight is Full of Fun -- and Family. Goodbyes are rarely easy.

More than just SAN!
Have you ever wondered why we’re called a county regional airport authority, instead of, say, the San Diego International Airport Authority? A lot of people mistakenly believe that we’re an arm of San Diego’s county government because of our name, but that’s not the case. So what’s the reason for our name? It’s been a while since the Ambassablog delved into this, so it seems time for a refresher—and an expanded lesson.

A Military Reunion at the Airport-
and it's not what you might think
Man and his dog, there are few bonds that are stronger. But take a man and his dog and put them in a war zone locating and detecting improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and you have something truly special.

Welcome to the Commuter Terminal, Werc!
SAN unveils a new mural on the Commuter Terminal Wall by street artist Jari 'Werc' Alvarez.

What did you recycle today?
While visiting the San Diego International Airport, please enjoy the many different art installations displayed around the campus. Currently exhibited throughout the terminals is Converging Ingenuities, the Arts Program’s thematic, temporary exhibition for 2014. The exhibition includes twelve different installations, each by a different artist or organization. Each artwork or collection on display explores the intersection of visual art with science and technology. The 12 installations range in subject from phenotypic plasticity (or the ability of an organism to change its traits in response to environmental change) to ocean acidification, and they seek to educate while also creating a visually stunning experience for airport customers. Lauren Lockhart, Airport Art Coordinator II at the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, had this to say: “The diverse group of artists and organizations featured in Converging Ingenuities reflects the innovative work being done at the intersection of art, science and technology here in San Diego.”

Tranquility and Serenity at the Airport
What images are conjured up when you think of your ideal Zen moment? Your first thought might not be San Diego International Airport, but now, that opportunity welcomes and awaits you in Terminal 2 West. “The Spirit of Silence,” also known as the “Reflection Room,” is located just beyond security in Terminal 2 West, and provides welcome respite to travelers looking for a reprieve from the hustle and bustle experienced within the terminals. The feeling upon entering the space is one of peace, calm, and serenity. (You can’t help but feel the need to whisper if traveling with a companion.) Light, translucency and surface combine to create a tranquil place for contemplation, meditation and prayer. Glass panels constructed in Germany present images of the reflective waters of San Diego Bay, the Star of India, and the beautiful skyline of downtown San Diego. Natural bamboo flooring connects you to the Earth.