John Wayne Airport Passenger Reviews and John Wayne Airport Traveller Reports
JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT customer review : 27 May 2013 by Colin Gorman (UK)|
Rating : 9/10
This is my preferred airport in SoCal for arriving at/departing from which I do on a regular basis. Big enough to
offer connections anywhere in the US for flights to Europe yet small enough offer a quick, friendly and efficient
service to/from your gate. Drop off facilities outside the terminals needs to be improved but apart from that no
JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT customer review : 16 May 2012 by J Desta (USA)|
Rating : 8/10
The Airport is one of the easiest to get in and out of. The only problem the airport has is in planning and
building a convenient location for taxi transportation. This problem did prevail when the airport was built.
There was no taxi designated location. The one the taxis are situated now was an improvised one out of
necessity. Once again with the addition of terminal C which is far away from the present taxi stand is too far
for seniors and others. Something has to be done to improve this.
John Wayne Airport customer review : 9 June 2009 by S Koenig
Customer Rating : 4/5
SNA-ATL-FOR on Delta. We were staying in Ontario, but flew out of SNA rather than ONT due to
flight schedule and prices. It's a relatively small, easy to use airport, at least compared
to LAX. Rental car return facilities are in the basement of the parking structure immediately
across the street from the main terminal, so after returning your car you just need to walk to
an elevator, go up a few floors and cross the main airport roadway at the arrivals level to
the terminal. No need to take the shuttle bus of the individual rental company (like at LAX)
or a consolidated rental car shuttle (like at ONT). Line through security was short. There
seemed to be a dearth of rest rooms in the departure area, and options for food were located
in the food court area at the far end of the terminal from where we were leaving, so we got in
a fair amount of walking.
John Wayne Airport by T Brougher
26 November 2008 Customer Rating :
SNA to DEN with Frontier. I did not find any problems, it's a very small, yet user friendly airport.
Not impressed, and the smallest airport I've ever been to in the US but it's nice.
John Wayne Airport by Ronald DePass
10 February 2006 Customer Rating : n/a
This is my home airport too. But much as I love it, a few warnings are
in order. You won't find many discounted flights in or out, because
there is such limited access for airlines. Noise abatement means that
flights do not take off until 7am, even if the carrier shows a 6:45am
departure on their web site. So many flights leave then that you'd
better allow a lot of time for getting through the line to check luggage
and then circle through security at that hour. Parking is extremely
convenient if you use the lot across the street, and costs $17/day.
Bathrooms are clean, and food service, though limited to a few places,
is acceptable. Baggage arrival can vary tremendously. I've arrived at
9:30pm and waited for 40 minutes for my bags to hit the carousel, with
only one more flight arriving at the same time, and UA unable to answer
us as to what was happening. This wasn't a single occurrence -I'd
estimate it happens 20% of the time. Also, your plane won't be allowed
to land after something like 10:30pm for the same noise abatement issue
mentioned above ... folks in Newport Beach don't want jet noise over the
mansions. So if you have a late flight in, and there is a weather delay
out east, you could be diverted to LAX. This happened to us November
2004. A gorgeous day at DFW, and a rain storm here. We approached SNA,
tried to land, and the pilot pulled the plane up and said there was too
much rain on the runway. We went to LAX, sat for 45 minutes, and tried
again ... same result. This time we stayed at LAX and that began the
saga of AA not handling our diversion well ... another story. Moral is:
try not to be on the last flight into SNA, if you can avoid it. All
things considered, though, my personal favorite. If I haven't checked
luggage, I'm in my car within about 8 minutes from the time I exit the
plane's door, and on the freeway in another 5 minutes. It's worth the
ticket price premium!
Airport by Tom Birkland
It's small and easy to get around, bags come off planes fast, and it's a
lot more manageable than LAX. Of course, it's also more convenient if you have business in Orange
County. Not many food choices, however. Security moves reasonably briskly, and there's almost no
traffic at the airport in the early morning.
Airport by Ed Hart
Orange County/John Wayne/Santa Ana/Costa Mesa airport is a well-thought out O&D airport. It is my
home airport, and I have come to love it. They struggle with rush hour security, but otherwise,
there is not much to complain about. Clean, pleasant and nice!
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