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John Wayne Airport (SNA)

John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana
  • Aaron
    "First parking lot to the right is awesome for Delta flights."(61 Tips)
    Diane M.
    "Great new restaurants between terminals B and C. Check out Javi's."(11 Tips)
    "Valet parking at curbside is awesome."(5 Tips)
    Edward E.
    "What a great airport; easy access, clean and manageable."(14 Tips)
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  • Niku A.
    Niku AzamJuly 13, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    The runway is a lot shorter than most airports so bigger planes can't land here. If you come in on a 737, the braking will be intense. They won't tell you this and it will seem scary, but it's normal!
    Upvoted Oct 11
  • Nicole K.
    Nicole KastenFebruary 20, 2015
    Clean and bright. There are not enough places to eat and drink. It is worth buying a day pass to the Admiral club if you are looking to relax with a drink. CPK is available to go.
  • Crystal W.
    Crystal WarnerFebruary 15, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    SNA has some of the most stringent noise rules in US because of its close proximity to residential areas. Mon-Sat: 7am-10pm (departures), 11pm (arrivals). Sun: 8am-10pm (departures), 11pm (arrivals).
  • Matt D.
    Matt DittrichApril 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Jerry's Wood-Fired Dogs in Terminal C (near gate 12) serves up tasty sausages & hot dogs ... with unlimited toppings! Burgers & salads too. Skip the fries, get the fresh hot potato chips. :)
  • Jeff T.
    Jeff ThibeaultSeptember 19, 2013
    Make sure you visit Hobie's if you're looking for a good place to have a beer and some appetizers. I recommend the teriyaki & pineapple quesadilla with a Goose Island IPA.
    Upvoted Sep 15
  • Anthony V.
    Anthony ValentinoMarch 7, 2011
    If you have a bag small enough to put under your seat, put it under your seat and save room for large carryon bags in the overhead. A purse or laptop not a large bag, please - get a clue.
  • James R.
    James RidgersOctober 3, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    If you have time to kill and are a wine enthusiast, check out Vino Volo. Great wine list and availability of tasting flights. Makes that full throttle take off just that bit more fun.
  • M W.
    M WMarch 6, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Oasis for sit-down, Brioche Doree for takeaway. Always a huge line at Starbucks. Standards like McDonalds, Hudson News + unique shops for candy/gifts and a "Life is Good" store. Easy, well-laid out. Read more
  • Sheba F.
    Sheba FamilyOctober 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you are getting a sandwich at Brioche Doree, have them put it through the toaster twice. It doesn't fully heat up the first time and for a 10$ sandwich, it is worth getting it right.
  • Angela L.
    Angela LilleyMarch 13, 2013
    Super friendly TSA. Super friendly airport. Needs better coffee options. Wtb a third wave specialty coffee shop! Steam works. Time for some dragon age 2.
  • A Kumar M.
    A Kumar MangalickJanuary 26, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If you need to catch the parking lot shuttle and your flight arrived at Terminal C, you don't have to walk to the shuttle area. The shuttles also stop in front of Terminal C, in the red stripes.
  • Misty M.
    Misty MystyAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The most convenient, cozy, clean and cute airport ecer. Tasty restaurants ease the pain of waiting.
  • Ryan U.
    Ryan UnderwoodFebruary 25, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    One of TeamTRI's favorite airports. Takeoffs are awesome. Statue of the Duke is sweet. Rental cars onsite. Freeway access fast and easy. And, House of the Mouse is close!
  • Phoenix Z.
    Phoenix ZerinAugust 15, 2012
    If you are renting a car here, bring a flashlight with you! The garage is dimly lit, so it's difficult to check for damage to the vehicle before you drive out.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BarnesApril 23, 2013
    Go to Vino Volo and order a bottle of inexpensive wine to split. Best drinking value in the place! Beware of $10 pints of beer!
  • Sarah R.
    Sarah RockstarNovember 2, 2016
    A little tip: make sure to get picked up quick if you are roadside because they WILL ticket your driver if they get of their car to help you! 😲
  • Dëva H.
    Dëva HolikOctober 27, 2014
    Easy in and out airport. Valet parking is good and just a little more than self parking. Try Javier's or vino volovo for food.
  • Martin D. C.
    Martin D. CiaoAugust 11, 2014
    Parking in the garage but afraid of losing the entry ticket during your trip? Just use your credit card upon entry! When ready to head out, just use the same credit card at the exit. Saves time/trees
  • Vittorio R.
    Vittorio RotelliOctober 24, 2013
    On a plane piloted by capt Neil Sorensen of united airlines. This guy is professional and personable. He introduced himself to cabin and made everyone feel welcomed. Funny too
  • Brandon M.
    Brandon M.November 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Easy to see why they won best airport a few years ago. People are friendly and facilitate your travel excellently
  • Cape T.
    Cape TownDecember 25, 2012
    When dropping a young-in & u have passenger walking them to the gate, once you let them out, make your way down to the 1st level arrivals parking lot. It will make your exit WAY more efficient.
  • PA Combat S.
    PA Combat SportsOctober 7, 2013
    The entire experience of arriving/departing John Wayne Airport is SO much better than LAX. Especially if you're renting a car! Plus the short runway reminds me of aircraft carrier flight ops.
  • Todd W.
    Todd WhiteNovember 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great airport that is easy to get around and very well maintained. Somewhat limited routes but use it every time I can
  • Ginger B.
    Ginger BryantSeptember 1, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Wine tasting shop is nice. I had a flight of three pinot noir wines, all good, and a bowl of penne pasta with cheese-a nice pairing.
  • A. T.
    A. T.December 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this airport. I usually come to SNA instead of LAX. It's simple, quiet and you'll like it. I miss Cali all the time!
  • Poonam G.
    Poonam GuinnSeptember 1, 2013
    Foods expensive. Go to javis, order a margarita and get the chips and salsa on the house. Best chips and salsa I've had!
  • Marissa F.
    Marissa FlaxbartJune 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're in Terminal C but there's a line at security, walk over to Terminal B. It's a short, pleasant walk on both sides of security and there is rarely as long of a wait.
  • DoubleTree by Hilton
    DoubleTree by HiltonOctober 3, 2011
    Keeping liquids in checked baggage is always your best bet, but if you aren’t checking luggage, predetermine how much liquid security allows and plan ahead to avoid losing your favorite shampoo!
  • Franz S.
    Franz StrasserMarch 31, 2012
    Even if you are close to LAX, take John Wayne into consideration. The lines are 10 times shorter, and everyone just so much more relaxed.
  • Pierre B.
    Pierre BiondoFebruary 13, 2014
    It's quiet, clean, very fast to check-in and they have several bars and some places to eat or buy souvenirs
  • Chris G.
    Chris GertyJanuary 30, 2013
    Starbucks between gates 16 and 17. As with most airports, they don't scan Starbucks cards off your iPhone, but if you read the numbers to them you'll still get credit for that latte!
  • Larry J M.
    Larry J MillerFebruary 19, 2015
    Great Airport Easy Access TSA easy to go through and Friendly
  • Sahar A.
    Sahar AhmadSeptember 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Free wifi if you watch a video. Its not too bad... handled my Netflix. There are signs pointing to outlets behind the seats. Very convenient!
  • Cynthia O.
    Cynthia O.February 18, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    So many new outlets! Just look for the sign that says "Power Outlets Here"👍
  • ✨ Lady Di W.
    ✨ Lady Di WanderlustMarch 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I love this airport ... Clean, uncrowded, nice staff . No complaints. Read through all the great tips on food and tech, most are accurate
  • Sabrina K.
    Sabrina KaeferJuly 23, 2013
    Hey guys check out this awesome free app I just discovered. It’s called BuzzMob and it’s a great way to get connected with everyone, find out about restaurants, and flight schedules. Enjoy!
  • Christian L.
    Christian LauFebruary 1, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Excellent airport, very convenient and one of the top 10 (8) least busiest airports during Thanksgiving according to USA Today...
  • Katy K.
    Katy KarasOctober 10, 2016
    By far the nicest and most efficient airport. Valet park and within seconds you are at the terminal counter!
  • Nik N.
    Nik NortonOctober 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't lean forward more than 90° on the toilet or it auto flushes and sprays water all over your butt!
  • AirR Inc.
    AirR Inc.March 21, 2011
    Do you know that SNA airport is now offering free guided tour? Yes, it's Free! You need call in advance (2 weeks on average) to schedule the appointment. Read more
    MetroSeeker.comOctober 12, 2011
    Word to the wise: get out your laptop, take off your shoes and belt, and don't stand there holding up the security line if you want to get on your plane with as little irritation as possible.
  • Jo L.
    Jo LinAugust 24, 2014
    Weak free WiFi signal. Fast security line (take whichever the shorter one). Much easier than LAX for us staying/living in OC
  • Kara C.
    Kara CJuly 10, 2013
    Go to Vino Volo if you have time. Located by Gate 9; great service, food, and wine. Also, no children!
  • Ratna G.
    Ratna GetcluedinJune 10, 2013
    Do security at any terminal. It's all connected. Eat at food court near gates 12-14 before hitting 15 - nice area. Love this airport even if the airlines piss me off
  • Michael C.
    Michael CreenSeptember 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The valet is only good if you are in a huge rush to make your flight and don't mind waiting for-ev-er when you get back. Getting your car back takes 10x longer than if you parked yourself!
  • Megan M.
    Megan MJune 5, 2015
    Check out fresh market, terminal b, gate 9, awesome fresh selections, many veggie options too
  • Stefanie K.
    Stefanie KatouzianJuly 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Take-off and landing are a little rough due to noise restrictions, best bet is hard candy or a lollipop to help with clogged ears. Much better then gum.
  • 💛Diane☕🍜
    💛Diane☕🍜July 23, 2013
    One of my fave airports in the country because there's never a shortage of electrical outlets! One for every seat at the gates. :)
  • Marcia
    MarciaDecember 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice small airport. One draw back, when arriving on international flight there is no agent to transfer checked bags after immigration/customs. Go upstairs, check your bag, then go through TSA again.
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussSeptember 1, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The rental cars are onsite but still a bit of a hike. When you return your car,Hertz will drive you in your car back to the departure level for free.
  • James R.
    James RomanAugust 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best airports I've been to. Quick easy security checkpoint, nice employees, and the Oasis Grill is pretty decent!
  • DeeMagicGurl
    DeeMagicGurlAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this airport. So easy to come and go. Take off is a little crazy though because of sound restrictions.
  • Yvette O.
    Yvette OlladaSeptember 16
    Been here 5+ times
    Best TSA in the country as far as friendliness, efficiency, professionalism and short lines!
  • Ken C.
    Ken ChiMarch 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    For a quick breakfast, stop by the McD's across the 405 freeway on Main St. Quicker and cheaper than the one by gate 5!
  • Dennis
    DennisApril 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Full throttle takeoffs at max climb rate plus the throttle being cut at ~1000 feet makes a nice rollercoaster. Oh and I forgot those full braking landings.
  • Bryce T.
    Bryce TomlinsonJuly 1, 2012
    They now put everyone through body scanners. Just follow all the instructions, and be friendly to the staff. They're working hard and a smile goes a long way.
  • Ted S.
    Ted SindzinskiDecember 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you have some downtime make your way to the new terminal which has several sit down restaurants, new seats and ample plugs.
  • Jake P.
    Jake PerryAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Noise ordinances mean your flight might suddenly quiet down during takeoff. Don't worry, the engines will com back on full throttle soon enough.
  • Christopher
    ChristopherAugust 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great Airport! However if you're not first class, you're 3rd world when it comes to security.
  • Frank
    FrankDecember 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    spicy chex mix at the hudsonn news across from gate 10 is good. people seem to leave 'stuff' at the security gate as they are constantly calling people to pick up their stuff. rather entertaining...
  • Laurie W.
    Laurie WilsonOctober 8, 2014
    Props to the gal at United Kiosk! Boss drove off with my cell on floorboard of rental after drop off for flight. She got me checked in with bag and called my cell so I could get it back pre-departure!
  • dannysullivan
    dannysullivanOctober 22, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Valet parking at curbside is awesome. If "full" sign is up, pull in anyway. They may tell you they still have space.
  • Jeanie H.
    Jeanie HOctober 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Creative Croissants - the concession counter is serving hard-boiled eggs at ambient temperature in a basket on the counter....nightmare waiting to happen :(
  • VG
    VGAugust 8, 2011
    Instead of sitting by the gate with everyone else, walk over to the food court area and sit on one of the couches that are sun drenched.
  • Samsonite
    SamsoniteMay 3, 2011
    Rotating art exhibits are usually shown along both concourses in the Riley Terminal, in the baggage claim area and near the security check points.
  • The Capital Grille
    The Capital GrilleJuly 26, 2013
    While passing through, snap a picture of John Wayne himself. The Duke statue is located in the arrival terminal.
    Upvoted Sep 16
  • Michael N.
    Michael NorwoodFebruary 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    So cool seeing the big John Wayne statue. Such an easy airport to navigate. Reminds me of Love Field in Dallas.
  • @joe4pres
    @joe4presFebruary 13, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The newer gates offer the best food, etc. Head to the higher numbers for your best options!
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WachaJanuary 18, 2012
    Skip the Starbucks unless you're looking for a whole lot of attitude with your coffee. Hands down three of the surliest baristas you'll ever meet. What an unpleasant start to a cross country trip
  • Jeffrey W.
    Jeffrey WApril 10, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The green signs in seating areas at every gate mean that row of seats has power outlets behind it.
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezNovember 29, 2013
    These are the only available plugs in most of the airport. It is difficult to find a power supply.
  • Justin C.
    Justin CouvillionAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Tsa never uses to care about whether you left your toiletries in your bag. Some hard ass must run them here now because if you leave them in, be prepared to wait quite a bit
  • Adam A.
    Adam AinbinderMay 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If your flight is after 8 am, you really only need to arrive at the airport an hour at most before your flight (unless of course something unusual happens)
  • Andrea
    AndreaJune 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Power outlets are "hidden" between seat rows (between the 2 opposite backrests). There is signage that tells you that, but I've never noticed 'till today :)
  • 'Johnson Rualo H.
    If you don't want to hassle with TSA, charter a private jet. Plus, your not limited to what you can bring back!
  • A Kumar M.
    A Kumar MangalickFebruary 20, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Terminal C has its own security line, and it's often MUCH quicker than the others. It's just a short walk from there to gates in A and B.
  • Crystal W.
    Crystal WarnerFebruary 15, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Curbside valet parking for $10 per hour up to $30 per 24-hour period. You can even have your car washed and detailed while you're traveling!
  • MotorCityMiko
    MotorCityMikoJanuary 24
    Been here 25+ times
    A lot more restaurants have been added. Remember to walk much further than gates 6,7,8,9...
  • Frank
    FrankJanuary 15, 2014
    if you can fly from here out of LA area, save your brain cells and enjoy the hassle free environment
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FerchlandMay 13, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Carl's Jr is now at SNA in terminal C. Awesome affordable breakfast option, they don't charge you the "airport tax".
  • Colleen A.
    Colleen AlexanderNovember 2, 2014
    Cheaper to fly into than San Diego. Car rentals are downstairs. Skip the main line and go right there.
  • Mehr
    MehrDecember 30, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The new food court is pretty great. Hot dogs, Chinese food, even Pinkberry--all in one place!
  • Annie F.
    Annie FosterNovember 24, 2014
    Quaint and convenient airport. Love flying in here when visiting the Laguna area.
  • Malo M.
    Malo MedinaNovember 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    When flying into Cali I always choose to fly into Orange County. Less traffic and rental pick up is an effortless process!
  • jenrandall
    jenrandallJuly 30, 2012
    When at the United counter: nothing but great things to say about Jean O'Brien's exemplary service!
  • Ginger B.
    Ginger BryantApril 5, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    If you are staying at a hotel across the street you can walk there through parking garage B2 at the lower level follow signs to MacArthur
  • Dana K.
    Dana KaufmanMarch 11, 2013
    Vino volo Mac n cheese is so friggin tiny, food not so good. Get the reisling, sooo good
  • Priscilla @.
    Priscilla @shescookinOctober 15
    Been here 50+ times
    Super convenient small airport but, as a resident who flies in and out of here often, baggage claim is SLOW. Go have a drink, if you’re in the mood!
  • Robert O.
    Robert OstreaJune 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    CPK is at the far end of this terminal - worth the walk for a nice seat and a Tostada Pizza!
  • Candace N.
    Candace NicholsonMay 14, 2013
    Lovely airport, but horrible for disabled travelers. I saw no employees offer to help people in wheelchairs, too many steps & not enough ramps, and assisting the blind was a feat for 3 TSA agents.
  • Brett C.
    Brett CangemiNovember 29, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    TSA Pre-Check is coming to Terminal A in early December 2012. It's not as necessary of a convenience as is at LAX but it will be helpful during busy times.
  • Carlos G.
    Carlos GutierrezAugust 8, 2014
    By far the best of the three L.A. area airports. The rental car building is across the street but returning a car takes a while (place is a zoo, plan ahead). Poor food options and horrendously bad AC
  • James N.
    James NardiniFebruary 6, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Check out the restaurants in the new terminal. Really good choices. Better than most airports.
  • Greg L.
    Greg LaffranchiMarch 15, 2013
    The airport is small and easy to navigate. Starbucks Is in the middle of all terminals and that's a win
  • Sean M.
    Sean MillerAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Very easy airport to fly in and out of. We drive from Oceanside to SNA because of this. Closest airport to Disneyland!
  • KD M.
    KD MFebruary 1, 2016
    The gate crowding when boarding is announced is unparalleled. Otherwise and easy in/out airport.
  • Edward E.
    Edward EspositoAugust 28, 2013
    What a great airport; easy access, clean and manageable. But rent a car at your hotel for a day can save at least $20.
  • Gabriel G.
    Gabriel GrimesAugust 22, 2012
    This small airport has all the amenities of larger arports with smaller lines and a kind staff.
  • Franz S.
    Franz StrasserAugust 17, 2011
    Fly into John Wayne for anything Orange County related. It will save you hours of driving on I-405, and the security lines are a few yards compared to the miles of LAX.
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MeyerJanuary 7, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Welcome to my home base airport. Best to take a taxi in and out if possible.
  • Hemang
    HemangAugust 7, 2011
    The takeoff is at a higher altitude. Be ready for that. It's less busy than LAX & is easier to get into!
  • Darren K.
    Darren KittlesonNovember 13, 2011
    Admirals club is in a secret spot to the left of the main security area across from Gate 7
  • Ellen H.
    Ellen HaudeDecember 17, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    The veggie sando on toasted whole wheat from Creative Croissants: a little pricey but healthy and delicious!
  • Jason
    JasonJanuary 26, 2015
    Invest in TSA Pre ✅ for $85. You will speed through the security line in 5 minutes, get to leave your shoes on and your laptop in your bag
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SelinskyOctober 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Always remember John Wayne airport is SNA (Santa Ana- even though it's Irvine/Newport Beach--- and always remember First Class and FC StandBy has it's own fast lane for security***
  • Andy M.
    Andy McDonelJuly 6, 2011
    The vendor between gate 14 and 15 has a power outlet next to the beverage cooler. Its the only outlet on for those gates.
  • steve B.
    steve BEApril 11, 2013
    Parents: Restrooms have a few private stalls with changing station + sink + paper towels + trash + braille. #WIN
  • Dave C.
    Dave CoustanJune 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    My only dig on an otherwise awesome airport is that the TSA here doesn't like to do opt outs and will give you a speech to try to convince you otherwise. Not cool, I know my rights.
  • Jen S.
    Jen SchneiderAugust 16, 2013
    Seriously the friendliest security check in people in the country. So friendly that it caught me off guard! :)
  • Joann D.
    Joann DNovember 5, 2012
    Pinkberry is so delicious. Try the watermelon with strawberry and nutella!
  • Linda L.
    Linda LuSeptember 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    For Thrifty car rentals, you need to process paperwork upstairs in the terminal first. Office in the garage only hands out keys.
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BrenizerMarch 18, 2013
    The "power outlets here" signs aren't kidding -- there are 44 in this one seating bank alone! Just the thing for the gadget-driven traveler.
  • Allan M.
    Allan MurrayJanuary 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Whoever said TSA here was friendly doesn't know friendly! Actually they jacks for sure!!!
  • Ernie M.
    Ernie MaschnerAugust 31, 2014
    Careful with your rental car. If you come in the 55 south you will dump right on airport property without passing a gas station.
  • Mariana A.
    Mariana AguilarNovember 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Is close to my house, very easy getting in & out of this airport. Direct flight to Mexico City ♡♡♡
  • Kathy "kappaluppa" C.
    Kathy "kappaluppa" ChavezMarch 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    There are five desks you can work at with chairs and electrical outlets near gate 19. Very convenient.
  • Wendy M.
    Wendy McMahanMay 3, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Fun fact: There are orange groves at this airport! They're in raised planters on all 4 corners of the Ground Transportation Center, lower level.
  • Giddy Girlie D.
    Giddy Girlie Dot-ComJune 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Creative Croissants (gate 5/6) has good sandwiches & service is fast/friendly. My preferred airport breakfast! Bacon is good/crispy - not flimsy microwave kind. Only drawback is Pepsi not Coke.
  • Joe D.
    Joe DMay 6, 2013
    Very nice airport, but security took much longer than a typical airport. Give yourself extra time...
  • Mazher A.
    Mazher AbidiMarch 12, 2011
    The take off is insanely steep. Make sure you look out for the pools when flying over OC. Awesome sight.
  • Mo K.
    Mo KudekiMay 27, 2014
    Most power outlets I've ever seen in an airport. Rich ppl gotta charge dem iPhones.
  • Liz L.
    Liz LynchOctober 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The new wing is looking very nice with food court (Pinkberry!) to come. Food options usually lacking here
  • Tony L.
    Tony LeeJuly 27, 2013
    Small airport, but in central Orange County. More expensive usually to fly in here, but worth it to avoid LA traffic sometimes. Not many things to do in airport. McDonalds and Starbucks, but that's it
  • Bev
    BevApril 11, 2011
    Grab a chai tea latte (or any latte) from Creative Croissants. Seriously, they make them that much better than Starbucks.
  • Dutchess D.
    Dutchess DAugust 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you take a morning flight to SFO the flight is almost always delayed (or cancelled if you're on SWA) due to SF's marine layer. Fly into OAK or SJC instead. Or take a later flight.
  • Lulu C.
    Lulu ChengNovember 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    You can leave the hotel, return your rental car, and be at the terminal in 15 minutes. Beats flying in and out of LAX every time.
  • Carmen
    CarmenMay 27, 2016
    Car rental desks are conveniently located next to the baggage claim area
  • Krista S.
    Krista SeidenApril 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Such a pleasant little airport. Updated, clean, and not hectic or busy.
  • Giddy Girlie D.
    Giddy Girlie Dot-ComApril 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    TSA is sometimes pushy about trying to convince me to skip manual screening vs going thru X-ray. I have medical reasons but they're still pushy "why not go thru? It's faster!"
  • matthew
    matthewJuly 11, 2012
    There is only one bar on the a gates to 20 side so when you get to it sit down and don't get up!
  • Jones
    JonesDecember 28, 2015
    Faster than lax. Friendlier tsa staff too. Good restaurant options like javi
  • Moe D.
    Moe DexlerFebruary 26, 2016
    Way easy to get in and out of. For destinations south/coastal it is a way better option than LAX.
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    Phil GerdesMay 28, 2013
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  • Kristen S.
    Kristen SonsmaJanuary 9, 2012
    If your in a rush, check bags outside .... Super quick and amazing staff
  • Jay T.
    Jay TuccyApril 28, 2013
    Fly on Saturday afternoon you will have the whole airport to yourself
  • Clem M.
    Clem MesserliMarch 3, 2012
    If using gates 1a/b/c you may want to wait on upper level to take advantage of electrical outlets at gate 2
  • Peter S.
    Peter SchawackerJuly 13, 2013
    Terrible airport if you prefer to walk. If you want to walk to one of the hotels across the street you'll find that SNA was designed to strongly discourage hoofing it. F*ck your Beemers, Prozac Babies
  • Brian D.
    Brian DJanuary 6, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Learn to fly at Sunrise Aviation! Startup Lessons as low as $79! Have you ever been in a small plane? They even have aerobatics for adrenaline junkies. Red bull air races? They got a plane like that!
  • Vincent S.
    Vincent ShenJuly 19, 2010
    Easy airport, easy accessibility, an hour early is more than enough on a regular day, maybe an hour and a half on busy days.
  • 💋JinkyJane✈✈✈🇺🇸
    💋JinkyJane✈✈✈🇺🇸February 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    It may be a little drive from where I live, but this airport is not as crowded as LAX...:)
  • Sam A.
    Sam AllenDecember 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Yes, they will ask you for your ID at the bar no matter what. Get over yourself.
  • Jason S.
    Jason SchwerinApril 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great airport to rent a plane at. The Tower is always patient and helpful!
  • Tim G.
    Tim GirvinSeptember 2, 2011
    Check out the Awesome Plugs for power between the seat backs - hidden cool!
  • Kristine
    KristineJuly 27, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The security line is always shorter at Terminal B due to the way the airlines have rearranged themselves with the renovations
  • Adam Vincent Gilmer
    Adam Vincent GilmerAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Headed out to change a few lives again. Leaving on a jet plane, can't wait to see my Babe and AJ again.
  • Steven V.
    Steven VillacinApril 15, 2013
    The bathrooms at the ends of the terminal are bigger and cleaner than the one in the middle.
  • Ricki K.
    Ricki KarlsMay 3, 2013
    At Ruby's Diner, when you order a beer you get a side shot for $4.
  • Scott B.
    Scott BourquinJanuary 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The macadamia nut turtles and the white chocolate dipped licorice at Catherines at gate 9 are pretty good.
  • g o.
    g oconnorDecember 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    This is my gate: just past the security check by 20'!!!
  • Ken P.
    Ken PJune 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best airport in the country. Drop off car and be at your gate ten minutes later
  • Jeffrey M.
    Jeffrey MoellerDecember 1, 2014
    The airport is pretty much like most of OC.... Easy going and clean.
  • Sean V.
    Sean VoyseyJanuary 3, 2016
    Nice little airport, infinitely easier to navigate than LAX.
  • Cape T.
    Cape TownDecember 25, 2012
    Take off is just plain AWESOME. Picture NOS is a plane. Always look forward to take off XD
  • Annie F.
    Annie FosterOctober 29, 2014
    Small, nice and quaint. Easier option than LAX
  • Greg R.
    Greg RobertsonNovember 5, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    The Cadillac Margaritas at Javis are amazingly good. Just sayin
  • harleywonderpug
    harleywonderpugJuly 14, 2011
    Don't be an ass & try to pack full bottles of cheap shampoo & conditioner in ur carry on. You'll hold up the security line & I'll tweet about your ass-holiness dumb mofo!!
  • Gorazd L.
    Gorazd LazorikSeptember 17, 2012
    wifi is a little but slow, but at lest it is free. all you need for couple of minutes...
  • Andreas S.
    Andreas SchulmeyerSeptember 25, 2014
    It's much less stressful than the big airports, especially compared to LAX.
  • Jolie O.
    Jolie O'DellMarch 4, 2010
    The green signs in seating areas at every gate mean that row of seats has power outlets behind it.
  • Hector T.
    Hector TapiaJuly 8, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    It is absolutely ridiculous that SNA banned Über drop offs. But you can make your point, be dropped off across the street and cross McArthur Blvd, walking in through the parking lot.
  • Alexander G.
    Alexander GuntherAugust 11, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Keep in mind that air traffic control delays to San Francisco are out of the airlines' control, and ATC can lift the delay at any time. So remain vigilant.
  • dannysullivan
    dannysullivanJanuary 15, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    John Wayne has 2 diff checkpoints into the main terminal building within walking distance of each other. you can use either regardless of your actual terminal or gate. if one's packed, try the other.
  • Pete A.
    Pete A.November 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Clean airport. Always enjoying flying to and from here.
  • Jesse S.
    Jesse SextonAugust 10, 2011
    It looks like a trap, but the hidden security checkpoint on the right is the way to go.
  • Dazzle R.
    Dazzle RaeJuly 12, 2014
    Best airport to fly into for Anaheim stays. Not busy, security was a breeze!
  • Chirag S.
    Chirag ShahJune 17, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Great advice Giddy Girlie D, Creative Croissants is delicious and a FAR better deal than some airport McCrap
  • Chad T.
    Chad TovarNovember 2, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice airport able to get to your gate nice and quick
  • Krystal Lee Whaley-- -.
    Children and their family can go through the other shorter security line instead of the new scanner. Much faster.
  • Lilan L.
    Lilan LeMarch 26, 2015
    Small airport with short security check and easy access from OC
  • Doug K.
    Doug KinerAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're arriving on Southwest Airlines and use Hertz or Avis, be prepared for a really long hike to get to the rental car center :(
  • Michael B.
    Michael BellingerMay 10, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Attention Java Junkies: there's a third semi-hidden Starbucks in the central food court, opposite the restaurant.
  • themadhapa
    themadhapaApril 13, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Unlike Portland, the carpet here has not inspired socks, shirts, or cycling jerseys.
  • Erin S.
    Erin SalvatoreApril 3, 2011
    Staying in OC? Try Saladworks at 488 E. 17th street in Costa Mesa. Best food around!
  • Aaron
    AaronMay 20, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    First parking lot to the right is awesome for Delta flights.
  • @joe4pres
    @joe4presApril 27, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Welcome to the OC -here's the best spots! Joe's List - Best of Orange County -
  • DenMom & MoMo W.
    DenMom & MoMo WApril 12, 2013
    Take off/landings here are no better/worse than Vegas, ABQ, or PHX. Better than Denver though.
  • Rajan M.
    Rajan MohanMay 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Parking lot A2 fills up quickly. Watch for signs at A1 and park at A1 if A2 is full and avoid the overflow lot and shuttle bus.
  • Lisa A.
    Lisa AustinMarch 10, 2011
    Blast off style take offs and lack of good eating options, but 2 Starbucks within sight of each other with give you the C buzz you need.
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah KFebruary 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Vino volo is the place to eat. And drink. Across from gate 10.
  • Benedict C.
    Benedict CorpuzMay 17, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    No matter what airline your fly, make sure you're at the gate 45 minutes to an hour prior to departure. Doors close 10 minutes prior to departure. Airplanes don't wait for you, YOU wait for airplanes.
  • Ari
    AriJuly 28, 2015
    Rental car companies are in different terminals - enterprise and national are in terminal c
  • Doug Z.
    Doug ZamenskyDecember 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Farmers Market in terminal A between gates 8&9 is your best bet for decent food.
  • MotorCityMiko
    MotorCityMikoMarch 7, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't pack travel-sized tuna or peanut butter... you will get detained, searched and searched again.
  • DoubleTree by Hilton M.
    When you pack light and don’t check a bag you have more mobility and travel options. If your fight gets delayed or you miss a connection it’s easier to be flexible.
  • Angela Isabel
    Irvine #1 City in the US ♥️
    Upvoted Sep 5
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica Bullard-NolanOctober 7, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The earlier your flight arrives or departs, the less traffic you'll have. Before 1030 is best.
  • Goutham G.
    A small airport!! Easy access to airport without long curves..
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CatarellaJanuary 24, 2014
    Full power takeoffs here- this airport has one of the shortest commercial runways in the United States!
  • Jeff J.
    Jeff JenkinsMarch 16, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Great new food choices in the new terminal. Worth the walk.
  • Ted S.
    Ted SindzinskiNovember 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Subway (near the united gates) has a coke freestyle machine. And refills.
  • Liz F.
    Liz FroggieJune 1, 2012
    Flight delayed 3+ hours! Vino Volo wine bar has excellent raspberry Bellinis!
  • Mary A.
    Mary AndersonNovember 23, 2015
    Quiet, nice food!, clean and nice.
  • Chad B.
    Chad BanieckiDecember 22, 2011
    Always get here early... Line to get through security is generally long, and adds 30-60 min
  • Eric S.
    Eric StegemannAugust 18, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Best airport in the US. Getting even better with United club addition !
  • Giselle S.
    Giselle SturdevantAugust 9, 2014
    I love this airport, it's so much easier to fly out of here than LAX
  • Mo M.
    Mo MasonJanuary 17, 2011
    Oasis, order the nachos, draft beer, and watch New England get pounded by the J E T S!
  • Olivia R.
    Olivia RMay 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this airport, not busy,clean and friendly staff!
  • Ferdie D.
    Ferdie DirectoNovember 18, 2014
    Lost & Found, if your office opens at 7 am, don't casually stroll in at 750-fucking4
  • Mickey H.
    Mickey HornerFebruary 20, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If you haven't signed up for TSA Pre, do it! Through security in less than 2 minutes!
  • Adrien L.
    Adrien LAugust 23, 2014
    Boingo has decent free wifi for 60 minutes if you scroll down on the welcome page.
  • Diane M.
    Diane McIntyreMarch 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great new restaurants between terminals B and C. Check out Javi's. great Caesar salad.
  • Yvonne W.
    Yvonne WongAugust 29, 2011
    Air con is blasting on high all the time so bring a light jacket!~
  • Alex H.
    Alex HamlowDecember 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Park on level 3 to walk right up to security
  • Giddy Girlie D.
    Giddy Girlie Dot-ComApril 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    New back scatter scanners slow the security line significantly. Give yourself extra time (it took me 45 mins to get through the line on a mildly busy day - Monday morning is bound to be a LOT worse)
  • Carrie B.
    Carrie BevisSeptember 3, 2016
    Walked by some decent food options, including a California Pizza Kitchen
  • Sucker4Acoustic
    Sucker4AcousticApril 17, 2012
    Opt-ing Out to Save Reproductive Functions and Avoid Cancer Part 20 - at SNA. In order to protect my "freedom" I take the grope every time.
  • Evan[Bu]
    Evan[Bu]September 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Fun fact: John Wayne was born in Winterset, Iowa in 1907. He died in Los Angeles, California in 1979.
  • Mauricio V.
    Mauricio VilledaJanuary 4, 2013
    This airport has free wifi and looks like fine for me. This is considering mexican airports do not free wifi access.
  • Cesar T.
    Cesar TrujilloAugust 14, 2011
    Try vino volo! Get a flight of wine. Yum!!!
  • Debra O.
    Debra ODonnellMay 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't eat at Rubys diner. You will wait and wait and then get the wrong food to go. Not awesome.
  • Johnny L.
    Johnny LeeJanuary 24, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If you're flying Southwest, being on the A-List is a minimum requirement for avoiding the middle seat.
  • Piyush A.
    Piyush AgarwalMarch 14, 2015
    Ample amount of parking space just opposite the terminals
  • Captain D.
    Was not packed both when we got there not when we departed. Makes for quick and easy service. Polite staff
  • Julie
    JulieDecember 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Grab healthy food for the road at Creative Croissants. They even have hard boiled eggs for a quick protein fix!
  • Samantha S.
    Samantha SeemanDecember 10, 2013
    Security is so fast and the people here are extremely helpful and friendly.
  • A7med
    A7medNovember 19, 2014
    Very far away from LA.. It costs around 150 Dollars to get there .. Half the price of my flight
  • David P.
    David PyrzenskiJune 24, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    To park, drive down to arrivals. There are always more spots lower in the garage.
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezNovember 29, 2013
    There are only a few of these in seat power supplies. This one is at Gate 16.
  • Mat S.
    Mat StroteSeptember 7, 2011
    The agents for Continental and United have no clue what they are doing. They don't even know what flight belongs to what airline! Happier skies my Ass!
  • ⛳️⚽️Dave J.
    Security is easy to get through and it's a nice small airport!
  • Mahin S.
    Mahin SciaccaMarch 27, 2013
    Nice airport - not too big, not too small. Security is a little slow though.
  • Chad
    ChadJanuary 25, 2012
    Visit Vino Volo if you have time on your way out.
  • Hazen
    HazenNovember 23, 2011
    The fire alarms are often on the fritz, bring headphones to ignore the noise.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BellingerAugust 29, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    New Ruby's Diner open between Gates 8 & 9! Love those candy stripe uniforms!
  • John O.
    John OlsenSeptember 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The takeoffs are steep and the landings are short on this tight runway
  • Moe D.
    Moe DexlerDecember 16, 2015
    Very convenient to Anaheim, Disneyland, and Irvine.
  • Jeffrey S.
    Jeffrey ScottFebruary 24, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Being dropped off for an early morning flight out of SNA? There'll be less traffic on the arrival level.
  • Rali
    RaliApril 28, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    There is a third Starbucks now in the middle of the two terminals, and it is never a busy as the other two.
  • Christopher Y.
    Christopher YoungerAugust 27, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Yes, you can arrive at SNA and get to your gate in 10mins!
  • Connie L.
    Connie L.February 9, 2012
    New side is nice. Not as bad now if you have a wait before your flight.
  • Loren P.
    Loren PiretraNovember 12, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The only airport where the line for Starbucks is longer than security
  • Vimarsh K.
    Vimarsh KarbhariSeptember 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Use curbside checkin..Useful when you have more is really fast!
  • Kendall M.
    Kendall McCollumNovember 21, 2012
    TSA here is so nice! It's refreshing after so many years of LAX
  • MotorCityMiko
    MotorCityMikoMarch 4, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The team at Jersey Dogs are nice snd helpful.
  • Smith P.
    Smith PowellDecember 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Easy in and out as airports go but not many flight options
  • Falken Tire
    Falken TireJuly 7, 2011
    Wolfgang Puck express.. Shorter line than Starbucks better than McDonalds. By gate 12.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LeBrunDecember 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This is the best airport for flying into Southern California.
  • Jeffrey W.
    Jeffrey WApril 14, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If the SNA TSA were building cars you would get your new 2012 car in 2015
  • John D.
    John DallasJune 9, 2011
    Good point, let 1st time travelers and small children crap when the engine goes half power. Signed - world traveler.
  • Dennis S.
    Dennis SladkyNovember 20, 2010
    Gogoinflight Internet is free on all Delta & Airtran flights thu New Years Day! Choose one of these airlines when booking travel plans.
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel WingardJune 5, 2011
    The Caterina's candy shop has. $9 minimum on credit card charges... And haribos are $6. Candy pirates.
  • Jeffrey W.
    Jeffrey WApril 13, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If you're flying in and didn't check luggage, don't go downstairs to baggage claim, exit at the same level and have your party pick you up on the departures level.✈
  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy WingFebruary 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Catarina candy is a rip off Subway and Carl's jr are street prices awesome... McDonalds sucks pink berry awesome
  • Carmine Gallo
    Carmine GalloApril 9, 2011
    If you're giving a presentation, stick to one key message and three supporting points. More communication tips at
  • Julie H.
    Julie HoushFebruary 3, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    TSA Pre-Check Security now available here, in Terminal A only. (An easy walk over from Terminal B.)
  • Jim F.
    Jim FranklinApril 4, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    They fixed the power outlets behind the seats. Woot! And the wifi seems better
  • g o.
    g oconnorApril 26, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    When lucky you can board inside of 20 min from arrival. Carryon.
  • Scott L.
    Scott L.April 16, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The security line for gate 9-22 is always shorter the the security line for gates 1-8. Enjoy!
  • Jose S.
    Jose SagastumeJanuary 19, 2013
    The TSA scanners are better than the LAX ones. Radiation isn't an issue and they don't do the nudity thing.
  • Jason B.
    Jason Baughman-OpricăAugust 12, 2015
    Tiny wonderful airport with far less hassles than LAX. ✈️
  • Justin R.
    Justin RobinettDecember 21, 2016
    Nice united club level helped with delays
  • Heather B.
    Heather BogusMay 28, 2012
    The bar at Javi's has outlets underneath the bartop!
  • Michael N.
    Michael NguyenAugust 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Javi's between terminals b and c has free chips and salsa with a drink order
  • Nate M.
    Nate MontourJune 13, 2013
    Good lick finding a plug. Finally found one two gates away.
  • Felix S.
    Felix SalmonJune 13, 2013
    Hop onto the free Admiral's Club wifi while eating at Ruby's Diner
  • Roberto M.
    Roberto MartinezSeptember 23, 2015
    Fast and easy. Use Lyft promo code socalrob to get a ride out!
  • Hector L.
    Hector LefbadApril 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    If flying Southwest with no bags, 30 minutes early is all you need
  • Adam R.
    Adam RAugust 11, 2014
    Clean and much easier than LAX. Parking is close, but more expensive
  • Calvenn S.
    Calvenn StarreFebruary 6, 2013
    Pay $100 to have TSA screen you and not have to wait in line or get stripped searched anymore! 5 years for $100
  • Cory
    CoryMay 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Hurry up and wait. Local noise ordinance prevents any flight scheduled before 7am from leaving before then.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BellingerMay 17, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If you're a regular here double-check your gate! All gate numbers change tonight (5/16)
  • Wanderlust
    WanderlustFebruary 17, 2015
    Small airport & well laid out. Mostly.
  • Sena E.
    Sena ErcanJanuary 18, 2015
    I love OC. John Wayne is cool and easy ✈️
  • Richard B.
    Richard BrownJune 11, 2011
    Ask for apple juice on the flight, they'll give you the whole can.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CainJanuary 23, 2012
    Get here early! Terminal B closure makes the security line worse than Thanksgiving and Christmas combined!
  • Christina J.
    Christina JNovember 11, 2011
    They've expanded and you can get yogurt while waiting! Pinkberry! At least you're not stuck with crappy food now.
  • Darcy G.
    Darcy GasselApril 22, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The new full body scanners are slowing things done. Leave extra time to get through security.
  • Duy T.
    Duy TranJanuary 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    There are outlets in the bathrooms if you need to charge your phone.
  • Baller B.
    Baller BartMay 20, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Gate change effective 5/17. Be sure to double check the departures board.
  • Kayla C.
    Kayla ChapmanDecember 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Faster and friendlier alternative to LAX. Plus, nobody's on strike!
  • Rebekah K.
    Rebekah KingMay 16, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The Starbucks line looks long, but moves quickly.
  • Spicy
    SpicyOctober 11, 2015
    Free wifi, easy peasy security lines and convenient access to food.
  • Sally C.
    Sally ChiaMay 15, 2011
    Take your time in getting here... Small airports means small population!
  • T
    TJune 3, 2012
    Free wifi! And there's a pei Wei in terminal C, so dank
  • Van L.
    Van LeFebruary 8, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    I agree with Cruz TSA pre check is the Bomb!!!
  • F.R. K.
    F.R. KApril 16, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    United Lounge. Perfect
  • randy
    randyFebruary 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    It's nice because it's not busy. But the beer is astronomically expensive.
  • Arik K.
    Arik K.April 29, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Avoid late flights into John Wayne. This airport has a curfew so if you are on a flight scheduled to arrive 9:30p or later & that flight gets delayed - you will be rerouted to LAX and then shuttled.
  • Cheearra E.
    Cheearra EsquerraOctober 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Be prepared for your white knuckle take-off! I love the wide open full throttle feeling though.
  • Julia B.
    Julia BartholomewMarch 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Love all the new plug ins everywhere! Always clean'
  • GloPau O.
    GloPau OlidenMay 27, 2013
    People is so nice and it's not so crowded like LAX!
  • g o.
    g oconnorMay 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The baggage is quick.
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel ChandlerMarch 25, 2013
    Phone chargers are inbetween the seats dont sit on the floor at an outlet
  • Christian H.
    Christian HenryDecember 19, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    If you are flying southwest park in the new structure. It's nice and close.
  • Roger B.
    Roger BrittenMay 22, 2013
    Don't use any car rentals that don't have counter. Fox, Payless, and Thifty come to mind. All of them require several hundred deposit and charge upfront.
  • John N.
    John NoeAugust 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Both security check points lead to the same place, regardless your airlines, hop in the shorter one!
  • Sean R.
    Sean RouseAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Dealing with a flight delay? Try a little exercise. It's over a half-mile walk from gate 1 to gate 22.
  • Will F.
    Will FowlkesOctober 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get here WAY early on a Friday - I was in the security line for 45 minutes....
  • Barbara C.
    Barbara CouchDecember 26, 2014
    FBO center is great also very quiet!
  • Marc B.
    Marc BasyeFebruary 5, 2012
    Great airport much nicer than LAX! Love the full throttle take offs!!!
  • Gary W.
    Gary WJuly 27, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice easy airport without all the hassles of LAX.
  • Hot Mess P.
    Hot Mess PrincessApril 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't buy any Angels gear in the gift shop. GO RANGERS!!! :-)
  • Richard K.
    Richard KenneyJune 17, 2013
    If you want to move terminals unexpectedly or have your flight delayed, this is the airport for you.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BellingerNovember 8, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    California Pizza Kitchen first of new restaurants to open!
  • Dieter R.
    Dieter ReecerMay 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Mega Soda Machine at Subway by United Airlines Gates. Diet Grape Fanta people. Indulge!!!
  • Cape T.
    Cape TownDecember 25, 2012
    Pay careful attention to the traffic lights. The cops here are uber anal about violations. Simply drive 5 Mph constantly and you will be ok. I found out the hard way X(
  • Mark P.
    Mark PattonOctober 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice and clean and nowhere near the hassle of LAX
  • Melissa S.
    Melissa SmithDecember 31, 2013
    Security doesn't open until 5am, so not much point in coming to early before then.
  • Nina M.
    Nina MarvelleJuly 4, 2012
    7$ for a boTtLe of WatER & a BaNnaNa! BriNg SNaCKs!!!
  • Shawn K.
    Shawn KernesMarch 20, 2013
    This airport has the most aggressive police I have ever encountered. they will get in their car and follow you to ensure you really go around again.
  • Tim C.
    Tim CoolSeptember 3, 2013
    Call for your hotel shuttle before you leave the east coast....SLOW
  • Don W.
    Don WinterJuly 16, 2016
    You can move so quickly from check-in, through security, to the gate.
  • Gary B.
    Gary BennettMarch 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Enter through Gate C - it's so much quicker.
  • The Empress
    The EmpressJune 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The security checkpoint is way less crowded at gates 9-11
  • Bob 💲☎🍒Ⓜ♒ M.
    Bob 💲☎🍒Ⓜ♒ MNovember 25, 2012
    Check to see if Santa Ana winds are blowing very unusual landing
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezNovember 29, 2013
    Power Supplies in some seating areas. Really, can't they do this everywhere?
  • Yatharth G.
    Yatharth GuptaSeptember 16, 2011
    WTF : announcements are made overlapping, lots of people leaving stuff at security gate. Staff is amateur and worthless.
  • Sandra F.
    Sandra FoytAugust 20, 2011
    Enlightened unaccompanied minor policy allows parent to stay with child right up to takeoff.
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GNovember 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you have status on an airline you are treated like a king. If not, you are treated like dirt. #flightequality
  • Catherine M.
    Catherine M. 🍷October 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    wi-fi network: JWAFREEWIFI wi-fi password: none - via
  • N🌸
    N🌸June 28, 2013
    Good luck trying to find a skycap in here.. There aren't any! :):)
  • Anthony V.
    Anthony ValentinoMarch 7, 2011
    If you are on Southwest and in anything greater than B40, plan to check your bag.
  • Charlie H.
    Charlie HendrixsonSeptember 16, 2011
    Smaller and less hectic than LAX. My choice every time.
  • Chad B.
    Chad BanieckiDecember 22, 2011
    There are 2 different security check ins! If one is full, the other is probably empty, check both if one looks like a long wait
  • jennifer w.
    jennifer wNovember 7, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Monday mornings are the busiest here - allow a lot of extra time.
  • Randy B.
    Randy BrownMay 8, 2011
    Here's a tip: any checked luggage needs to be done at least 45 minutes prior to flight departure otherwise you are S.O.L.
  • Bob L.
    Bob LichtyJanuary 23, 2012
    Check in and security at United is brutal this morning. Count on 2 hours (seriously)
  • Harley C.
    Harley ChadlyJune 23, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Free water at Subway; but you have bring your own bottle.
  • Eric T.
    Eric TorrezMarch 16, 2015
    The best run airport in California
  • Zachary B.
    Zachary BoeverAugust 9, 2014
    Small airport so it's easy to navigate
  • Karen W.
    Karen WinsboroughNovember 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This is like a shopping mall not an airport. Got love OC
  • Willy W.
    Willy WJuly 16, 2012
    Smallest airport I've been to that still has lounges (for United/*A and AA/oneworld)
  • Ramon M.
    Ramon M.November 17, 2012
    If you need a rental car, try SNA Auto Rental:
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezNovember 29, 2013
    Gate 15- power supply on seats!
  • Arturo V.
    Arturo VCApril 14, 2013
    The best way to get to Orange County and Disneyland!! Avoid traffic from LAX
  • kelli t.
    kelli trainerJuly 12, 2011
    Avis does not keep convertibles in their inventory at this don't get your (kid's) hopes up!
  • Amol K.
    Amol KMarch 28, 2015
    Such an easy airport to get in/out of
  • Yasin O.
    Yasin OJanuary 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The airport closes at 10pm. So try not to get a flight that arrives late. Never happened to me, but there is that little chance of landing into LAX instead.
  • Ricardo P.
    Ricardo PaduaFebruary 11, 2013
    Good airport. Way better than hideous LAX.
  • Aaron W.
    Aaron WApril 3, 2011
    Free wifi is fast enough to stream Netflix on an iPad. Looks like they got upgrayd'd!
  • Albert Q.
    Albert QianJune 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The shortest walk ever from curb to terminal, at least when you fly southwest
  • MJ C.
    MJ CSeptember 24, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Security says you can leave your iPad in your bag for carryon screening. Yay.
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff StokesJanuary 3, 2013
    Pei Wei. Kids love it!
  • Jeffrey W.
    Jeffrey WJuly 11, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    1 in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.
  • Christopher P.
    Christopher PoolasSeptember 18, 2014
    Small and easy! Love it
  • Brenda M.
    Brenda Munoz RosalesJanuary 21, 2013
    Not as crowded as LAX ! Calm I almost fell asleep!! Lol
  • Natalie Y.
    Natalie YountJanuary 19, 2015
    Small airport you can get in and out of
  • Steve
    SteveJune 9, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Put your overhead bin stuff above the row opposite your seat.
  • Shannon M.
    Shannon McCorisonJune 24, 2011
    Easy airport but gates 16A&B are always a frantic scene.
  • Jim T.
    Jim ThomasFebruary 13, 2015
    Best southern California airport.
  • Matt E.
    Matt EdmondsonMarch 14, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't forget your surfboard in case your plane is delayed, brah.
  • Jeffrey W.
    Jeffrey WAugust 22, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    According to suicide statistics, Monday is the favored day for self-destruction.
  • Vivian J.
    Vivian JangSeptember 27, 2013
    Slowest airport I've dealt with. The airport opens up at 5 am and that doest help when you have the first flight out. Don't book the first flight to avoid this.
  • Charles P.
    Charles PannunzioMarch 7, 2014
    Needs a place you can get a beer at 8 p.m. while picking up passengers.
  • Ashley G.
    Ashley GradyMarch 29, 2012
    American airlines & united are the most ridiculous airlines! Cancelled flight & no communication between airlines when they rebooked us. Almost missed my rebooked flight!!!
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezNovember 29, 2013
    WIFI is sketchy at best!
  • Miriam G.
    Miriam GoldmanAugust 7, 2014
    Great, efficient airport.
  • Em S.
    Em SauceMay 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Easy in & out. No Delta Skyclub though 🙅
  • Rob S.
    Rob ScrippJune 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    This airport is nice, but it has no restaurant options! One place in middle with limited menu and McDonalds. The Duke deserves better!
  • David E.
    David EsquireNovember 12, 2011
    Buckle up for safety & remember to eat your Ovaltine. :-)
  • Karina A.
    Karina AlvarezNovember 17, 2010
    If you fly during the middle of the day - security lines are shorter buy there's no parking.
  • Niku A.
    Niku AzamMarch 3, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Great airport but parking is expensive.
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RothschildOctober 7, 2012
    Here comes John Wayne. I'm not gonna cry about my pa. I'm gonna build me an airport, put my name on it. Why, Michael? So you can fly away from your feelings?
  • Social Business Solutions Group L.
    20 minutes from Disneyland, go check it out
    STALYONAugust 16, 2010
    Great to see ALL you Jetsetters here at John Wayne Airport. Lets connect! Follow our Jetset brand on Twitter if you'd like: @STALYON
  • Charles W.
    Charles WorthingtonApril 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Friendly and fast Starbucks by gate 11.
  • Brett M.
    Brett MakowskiNovember 5, 2014
    If you leave on an early am flight get coffee before you go to the airport.
  • Tim M.
    Tim McCrawSeptember 28, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Some construction going on now. Gate numbers have changed. Wifi is much better!
  • Michael F.
    Michael FrancoisSeptember 13, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Convenient and small. The Disney airport.
  • Ian M.
    Ian McFarlandJune 10, 2013
    TSA Pre is at the north security checkpoint, regardless of airline.
    www.laurenf.comNovember 22, 2011
    Don't come at 3 am expecting to check in.... It opens at 5 am ;)
  • Lisa T.
    Lisa TaeOctober 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Rows of outlets behind gate seating. Brilliant.
  • david s.
    david snyderMay 4, 2016
    Small yet can get anywhere
  • Jeff F.
    Jeff FriendApril 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The WiFi is slooowwwwww, might as well just listen to music or watch a movie if you brought them.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LohmanMay 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't be a huge ass to TSA. They care about you! And that X-ray of your sexy parts.
  • EJ M.
    EJ MirandaNovember 20, 2011
    Creatine croissant serves a mean ham, egg and cheese.
  • andy f.
    andy fordJune 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Actually initially named after John Wayne Gacy and his lovable clown ways. Later they dropped the Gacy
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezNovember 29, 2013
    Yet another airport that has no ubiquitous plugs. When are people going to understand that we need to power our devices!
  • Michael B.
    Michael BellingerAugust 18, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Check out Vino Volo, the new wine shop across from Gate 9!
  • Miriam G.
    Very efficient, smaller airport.
  • Jim S.
    Jim SAugust 20, 2014
    Trying to find the entrance to the parking lot is difficult...
  • Jerry B.
    Jerry BrownNovember 21, 2011
    From Terminal C, to pick up your car rental, go to Terminal B
  • Krista S.
    Krista SJuly 27, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    By far the easiest airport to maneuver in.
  • Rob W.
    Rob WintersApril 6, 2013
    I got a real friendly pat down from the TSA agent... :)
  • Holly S.
    Holly SchneeDecember 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Small which makes TSA lines fast!!!
  • Chad A.
    Chad AdamsDecember 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Early or long flight? Pick up a 5 hour Energy drink before you get here. They are only 2 oz. and cost $4 bucks here!!!
  • Kyle J.
    Kyle JacobsNovember 2, 2011
    Best place to fly into for going to Disneyland
  • Juan L.
    Juan LaraMarch 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best airport to fly from!!
  • Katrina B.
    Katrina BuschApril 3, 2013
    Don't expect a nightcap for the red eye. Bar closes before 9!
  • zachary h.
    zachary hunttingOctober 19, 2011
    Easy and quick.. Love this airport!
  • Stacey~Marie
    Stacey~MarieSeptember 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Way better to fly out of John Wayne than LAX!
  • Mary J.
    Mary JunckerSeptember 7, 2011
    We found the breakfast at Oasis to be very good.
  • Ernesto G.
    Ernesto GarciaMay 14, 2016
    Just check in and passed all ready the check point
  • g o.
    g oconnorDecember 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    SOP for American Airlines
  • Alicia C.
    Alicia CollinsNovember 12, 2012
    Rudest Southwest employees ever. If they ask if you have anything fragile, they are not being courteous. They are trying to shake you down for more money or confiscate your fragile item. Lie...
  • Felix B.
    Felix BazganAugust 7, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    If you can avoid being here on Wednesdays - it's the busiest day of the week here.
  • Tamara
    TamaraFebruary 6, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Be prepared for the crazy takeoff. Find it pretty amusing that they warn you about it everytime (at least that's what I've experienced on Southwest)
  • Leonor R.
    Leonor RodriguezNovember 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Looking forward to the re-modeling especially the new places to eat..:-)
  • Brian H.
    Brian HakeyMarch 12, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Hottest airport in the US. Never gets below 80 degrees inside.
  • Rick F.
    Rick FrohneNovember 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Really busy long line at Sercurity tg for TSA approval lol
  • Seth W.
    Seth W.February 22, 2011
    Beware of douchey guys in suits talking on their Bluetooth sets. They're everywhere!
  • Cassi C.
    Cassi CantrellDecember 23, 2012
    Shhh, quiet when flying over the rich people.
  • Serina &.
    Serina <3September 11, 2012
    Seriously the easiest flight from or to SJC. This airport is never crowded.
  • Kyle N.
    Kyle NashMarch 12, 2011
    You have to watch a 20 second commercial to connect to the internet.
  • Julianna T.
    Julianna TaylorApril 3, 2015
    Easy in, never had a long line at TSA
  • Debony M.
    Debony MillerJune 28, 2010
    If you're running late for your flight use the valet parking for $30 a day.
  • Filbert W.
    Filbert WJanuary 20, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Still no Pre✅ in Term B. Walk to A
  • Tara E.
    Tara ElkinOctober 25, 2012
    It is freezing in here! Bring a sweatshirt!
  • Gary E.
    Gary EdwardsJune 17, 2015
    Convenient , ease , and it's not LAX - all pluses ✈️
  • Sean S.
    Sean S.September 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Security newbies are plentiful here, lines are long and slow at mid day.
  • Charlotte W.
    Charlotte WillnerSeptember 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Most amenities close at 8pm 😪
  • Social E.
    Social Espionage, LLCOctober 9, 2011
    What a beautifully clean airport - because it is regional & smaller it is so much nicer than LAX. People are friendly too. And you have to love the statue of John Wayne in the foyer!
  • Dimitri T.
    Dimitri TheveninMarch 15, 2012
    Across the street, felt like checking in here for fun :-)
  • Christopher H.
    Christopher HayesApril 24, 2013
    Go to the bar at Rubys Diner and enjoy the game
  • Wayne P.
    Wayne PeckAugust 5, 2011
    It's at least a $40 cab ride into Anaheim. Angels stadium, Disney, hotels, etc...
  • Zachary K.
    Zachary KimuraFebruary 12, 2015
    Small but not as small as long beach
  • Diane M.
    Diane McIntyreFebruary 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Easy offsite parking off Main St. for $14 night.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BibbNovember 14, 2012
    Need to charge a device.. Look in between the rows of seats for charging docks..
  • Carrera Girl
    Carrera GirlNovember 23, 2011
    Be very careful at this airport. Of all the places I fly in and out of this is the only one where I've seen Nazi behavior. Totally ludicrous. I avoid it like the plague. Really!
  • Fastfood M.
    Fastfood MavenMay 17, 2013
    Zov's sandwiches are good for taking on plane.
  • Danny N.
    Danny NguyenSeptember 24, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Javi's has the best Mexican food!!!
  • Chris B.
    Chris BallardJuly 19, 2013
    Don't show up 3 hours early!
  • Coty G.
    Coty GallowayJune 20, 2013
    Remember, you can always have a salad at Subway.
  • Josh P.
    Josh PulidoMay 12, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    TSA Precheck is the way to go
  • Brad N.
    Brad NashMarch 20, 2010
    The friendliest airport staff I've ever encountered. At security and at the gate. Such a rarity and so refrshing. It's the little things.
  • Ray D.
    Ray D.June 23
    So much better than flying into LAX.
  • Mike W.
    Mike WilliamsJuly 18, 2011
    This is the place to fly into in The OC...stay away from LAX Read more
  • Garril J.
    Garril JohnsonJuly 17, 2013
    TSA staff was very polite and friendly.
  • Greg G.
    Greg GJune 15, 2013
    Power outlets are few and far between! No bueno!
  • Corrin Q.
    Corrin QJune 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Since it's so close by, check out Lyon Air Museum at 19300 Ike Jones Rd. Santa Ana, CA 92707
  • Lenor R.
    Lenor RauchNovember 24, 2016
    Javis restaurant is very good
  • Roberto M.
    Roberto MartinezSeptember 23, 2015
    Skip a taxi. Use Lyft! Enter SOCALROB in the payment section for a free ride. Uber promo code UBERSOCALROB
  • Jennifer O.
    Jennifer OrtegaJune 21, 2011
    Way better (and cheaper!) than LAX, that's for sure.
  • Peter R.
    Peter RolandoSeptember 27, 2010
    Oasis bar offers $4 shot w/ purchase of a beer! Get liquored up before your flight!
  • E A.
    E AliciaJanuary 4, 2015
    Quick and easy. Not as busy
  • Kristina V.
    Kristina VanousMay 24, 2016
    Easy to navigate through.
  • mai p.
    mai phamDecember 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    American Airlines lounge is across the from gate 8.
  • Nino C.
    Nino ConcepcionSeptember 20, 2012
    This airport is nice and not too crowded.
  • Relax N.
    Relax NMarch 28, 2013
    One person in the tsa pre check line! Gotta love John Wayne @ 2pm !
  • Eric S.
    Eric StegemannNovember 3, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Best airport in the country Means I'm home.
  • Jam P.
    Jam PaydavousiOctober 25, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    It is true about shorter lines at Terminal B
  • Todd C.
    Todd CarpenterNovember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Welcome to California! Remember to use #narannual to tweet about the Conference & Expo!
  • Joseph R.
    Joseph RosarioFebruary 7, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    No checked in luggage? Arrange for your pickup at the Departure level.
  • Gradie O.
    Gradie OakesAugust 17, 2011
    Douchiest, most ridiculously over the top security in any airport
  • Jennifer-Christine M.
    New security check is pretty crazy here!
  • Benedict S.
    Benedict SweeneyMarch 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The bar only accepts gold ingots
  • Ted S.
    Ted SindzinskiDecember 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Terminals connect with just a short walk in or out from security... so if one line is bad, use another.
  • Oscar D.
    Oscar DanielsJuly 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Be nice to your flight attendants.
  • Jeffrey W.
    Jeffrey WFebruary 7, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
     I just walked the new terminal. WOW!!!! I know you will all be impressed. 
  • Jennifer G.
    Jennifer GomesSeptember 12, 2013
    I got both scanned and frisked. I hope it's only because it's 9/11...
  • Richard H.
    Richard HarrisonAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Easy in .. Easy out
  • Jalen R.
    Jalen RollinsNovember 26, 2013
    Best airport I've EVER been to!!!
  • g o.
    g oconnorMay 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Return flights are always full. Check bags
  • Wendy M.
    Wendy McMahanDecember 19, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Airport with highest per capita rate of grown women wearing Minnie Mouse ears.
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SPAUDEApril 4, 2014
    Nice airport, tight security!
  • Louis M.
    Louis MoralesSeptember 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Virtually impossible to walk out of this airport. I couldn't find any sidewalks going in I'd out of the airport.
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WrightOctober 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    the best So Cal airport!!!
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WilkenMay 6, 2013
    Javi's at terminal three!
  • J Michael H.
    J Michael HoehnNovember 30, 2010
    Eat at the Oasis. It's Retro LA. Reminds me of Guggy's.
  • Sarah .
    Sarah 💄June 11
    A very chill airport 👌
  • Nikko M.
    Nikko MarquezOctober 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get TSA pre... Lines are long on morning flights.
  • Carrie A.
    Carrie AndersonAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    It's like a carousel for adults...driving round n' round waiting for a delayed flight 😜
  • Aaron
    AaronFebruary 26, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    8:45am flights are the best!
  • Peter B.
    Peter BrewerNovember 10, 2011
    You've made it to #narannual Make sure you catch me up for a beer while we're here!
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley B.August 29, 2011
    Watch out for the "randomly selected pat downs"!
  • Tim S.
    Tim SandvossNovember 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading only.
  • Dan A.
    Dan AlbertDecember 7, 2011
    There are no power outlets anywhere in the terminal. None. Nada. Zip.
  • James L.
    James LaidlawApril 20, 2011
    Contrary to an earlier post there is free wifi. Just connect to JWAFREEWIFI.
  • ⓙⓤⓢⓣⓘⓝ
    ⓙⓤⓢⓣⓘⓝSeptember 22, 2011
    Terrible parking situation. Get dropped off instead. And sit in the seats with the green signs for power outlets.
  • Andrew K.
    Andrew KissingerJuly 16, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Heard this morning from TSA agents; another TSA Pre-Check point is opening July 17 in Terminal B!!
  • John G.
    John GordonAugust 15, 2011
    When flying INTO John Wayne (SNA) don't check your bags. It is a longer wait than most airports
  • Farnaz
    FarnazAugust 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    the line for Starbucks is longer than the line for security
    Lost-N-Sound.comJanuary 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Much easier than LAX and TSA didn't pat me down, nor use the scanner!
  • Mike C.
    Mike CastilloDecember 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're flying Southwest park in terminal C
  • Jeff J.
    Jeff JenkinsSeptember 17, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't fly through here on the Sumner time if you have a flight after 1 pm because it is way too hot. It must be pushing 86 degrees inside. The Phoenix airport is cooler!
  • Jay K.
    Jay KuoAugust 10, 2014
    New terminal C is nice.
  • Suzanne C.
    Suzanne CollierMay 31, 2011
    The free Wi-fi is terrible! Hopefully this is one of the things the are improving.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BellingerMay 10, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Be advised: the airport is changing all the gate numbers next week!
  • Erik K.
    Erik KoehlerAugust 9, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    TSA pre now available from 5~7am at B terminal! Much better!
  • Michael B.
    Michael BellingerNovember 7, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    There are twin McDonalds at opposite ends of the airport. If one is busy, the other is almost always not. Weird but it works.
  • Ray D.
    Ray D.June 23
    Better than flying into LAX.
  • Andy M.
    Andy McDonelJuly 6, 2011
    The bathrooms have power outlets galore.
  • Black Widow M.
    Black Widow MusicSeptember 12, 2014
    Don't jaywalk here. I saw a police officer excessively reprimand a person...
  • Karl H.
    Karl HobartJune 22, 2010
    What other public facility on earth has a 9' bronze statue of "The Duke?"
  • LaLaLauren
    LaLaLaurenMarch 9, 2012
    Didn't realize it was such a small airport. Took 10 minutes to check in and go through security. Much better than going through LAX..
  • g o.
    g oconnorDecember 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Not terribly busy ten days out from Christmas. We will see what return is like. Dec 2016.
  • Carlito W.
    Carlito WaySeptember 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Look both ways before crossing the runway
  • Alice M.
    Alice MyerhoffNovember 14, 2011
    Avoid the California Pizza Kitchen unless you're getting it to go. It's ridiculous.
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RieneckerAugust 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Construction towards terminal 1-3 inside. Hard to walk there quickly!
  • ☀Beach Drive Inn☀
    ☀Beach Drive Inn☀April 28, 2011
    I see why it is John Wayne airport because of the takeoffs!
  • KeyBump
    KeyBumpMarch 21, 2011
    Gel-filled bras are permitted through security screening and aboard aircraft.
  • Jeffrey W.
    Jeffrey WAugust 22, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The Stanley Cup weights 34.5 lbs. the hardest 34.5 lbs to lift.
  • Fitz B.
    Fitz BaileyApril 16, 2012
    It's called John Wayne, give the TSA some cowboy boots
  • Jeff D.
    Jeff D.July 7, 2013
    TSA pre-check is at terminal A
  • Julie H.
    Julie HoushJanuary 7, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If you've checked a bag, don't bother to rush off the plane. You'll be waiting.
  • Paul S.
    Paul SukhuSeptember 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Leave your belt on. SNA doesn't use the body scanners.
  • Erik @ S.
    Erik @ SC VapesDecember 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get in and get out with the quickness .
  • Bret V.
    Bret Van DizzleMarch 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The bathrooms have 2 hooks!
  • Kim H.
    Kim HermanApril 7, 2012
    Brand new food court; they're sprucing this place up
  • Arthur L.
    Arthur LuDecember 3, 2010
    Nicest TSA agents compared to EWR, JFK, ORD, LAX, ATL
  • Cassy
    CassyDecember 6, 2011
    Watch out for TSA here. I had valuable items stolen out of my luggage from this airport. Passengers are at TSA's mercy!!!
  • Felicia S.
    Felicia ShawFebruary 25, 2013
    They have free wi-fi!
  • Grant M.
    Grant MartinezJuly 30, 2012
    John Wayne has to the the slowest airport at bringing checked bags to the carrousel. Be prepared to wait 20 minutes or so to get your bags
  • Eric L.
    Eric LambertNovember 26, 2010
    don't rush down to baggage claim... you'll be waiting on your feet.
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LabrecqueAugust 21, 2014
    San Fran bound
  • Diego V.
    Diego Valdez AcostaAugust 17, 2014
    A little old, but in good condition.
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GrossOctober 7, 2011
    Oasis cafe has good food, but is really expensive!!
  • David P.
    David PerryJuly 18, 2011
    If you are valet parking, they can wash your car while you're gone.
  • Truc Dao B.
    Truc Dao BuiJune 29, 2011
    Fastest security line EVER! Love this airport!
  • Marcus R.
    Marcus RonaldiMarch 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Do not bring snow globes past the security gates
  • Christopher G.
    Christopher Grantham 🍀📱December 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Súper padre el Aeropuerto, muy comodo, para llegar fácil a casa! :-)
  • Ruben S.
    Ruben SzachniewiczMay 26, 2014
    Excelente alternativa a LAX... más pequeño, mas cómodo, mas lindo, mas rápido... 10!!
  • Rafael M.
    Rafael MontesNovember 18, 2014
    En Javi's se desayuna muy rico aunque un poco caro:-)
  • Norma G.
    Norma GaliciaJune 13, 2013
    Mucho, pero por mucho más relajados que en LAX
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