Cranky on the Web: Long Beach Modernization Part Deux

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They say write what you know, right? Well, here’s a piece I put together on the next phase of the Long Beach terminal modernization. Frankly, I didn’t really pay close attention to the new plan originally, but this is going to make life much nicer for travelers (at an airport where life is already pretty nice). Possibly the most exciting from an airline dork perspective is that the original terminal building will be completely opened up as it used to be. You’ll be able to walk around and through the whole thing. Sure, it’s sad that it won’t play a central part in the actual air travel journey any more, but it’s just too small and in the wrong place to be useful in that way anymore.

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kenneth.velten
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kenneth.velten

This will certainly degrade the historic charm of flying out of Long Beach.  It will now be like any small airport.  Too bad.

David SF eastbay
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And with all that, don’t people in the area still want to shut it down?

Mike Kowal
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Mike Kowal

Hi Cranky, Sounds great… and I really like the “retro” return of the old terminal. I just hope this isn’t costing the Airport a ton of money! Surely they must know the flight ordinance won’t be allowing any more flights out of there. Oh and a really cool “retro” piece would be to hang the City Council meeting transcript when they promised the public that in adding a new 10,000’ runway could never be used for commercial traffic. Only for McDonald Douglas built aircraft delivery. Then saying, “our maximum allowed 15 Flights wouldn’t be exceeded”. Guess they meant to say… Read more »

Spirit FF
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Spirit FF

Mr. Kowal, let me fill you in on some facts about the airport and the Noise Ordinance! First, there is no curfew at the airport. That’s right NO CURFEW! The Norise Ordinance changes noise limits to absurdly low limits so a single engine Cessna can’t even meet the limits. That’s how JetBlue can keep flying – they pay the fine – there is no curfew. Also, the ordinance allows for 25 more commuter flights – these can be up to 80 seats – that would bring the total flight to 75 flights! Also, the ordinance does allow additional mainline flight… Read more »

Mike Kowal
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Mike Kowal

Yep no doubt Spirit FF, Those Self serving Realtors and Airport Impacted Residents are a pain in the ass for trying to protect their families health and property values!

Health Issues Caused By Living Near an Airport:

https://www.indoordoctor.com/health-issues-caused-by-living-near-an-airport/

https://www.thoughtco.com/health-effects-of-airport-noise-and-pollution-1204091

Doug Hirsch
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Doug Hirsch

It’d be nice to have the restaurant back. Lost cause?