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Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport (SJC)

Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport (SJC)

North San Jose, San Jose
  • Zaira B.
    "Great service!!! Great airline for international flights :)"(38 Tips)
    Julia S.
    "workstation area near Gate 18 in Terminal B. Bright"(35 Tips)
    Connie Y.
    "Best part: tons of outlets between seats at the gate waiting areas!"(22 Tips)
    Sandeep T.
    "southwest gates to baggage claim and ground transportation.."(17 Tips)
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  • Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport (SJC)
    The Power Suite is now open! Across from Gate 18 in Terminal B, you'll find ample seating, power outlets and the usual free & fast WiFi to keep you productive or entertained before your flight.
    Upvoted Jun 4
  • steve g.
    steve gordonApril 21, 2013
    Pizza My Heart is a local favorite in SJ and is quick and a good way to get a slice on the go (gate 19). Le Boulanger is also a place to go for anything on fresh French influenced bread (gate 20).
    Upvoted May 25
  • Marshall S.
    Marshall SJuly 8, 2010
    The ceiling art between gates 19/20 is uhmazeing! The 'e-cloud' @ 22/23 is RAD! The Baron Von Munchausen creation outside security is excellent! The aquarium @ 24/25 is cool too! Well done new SJC! I
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Jack Z.
    Jack ZawNovember 10, 2014
    Go to the diner right beside Starbucks because Starbucks doesn't have chairs and tables. While you are at it also try their breakfast if you are there before 10:00 AM
  • Jesse J.
    Jesse JohnstonApril 9, 2015
    While not as richly featured as SFO, SJC offers ample parking, great central South Bay location and loads of domestic and international flights. When booking, price compare this, SFO and OAK!
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin ChanJanuary 4, 2013
    Ahh~ What a way to travel. Make sure you remember to check in all liquids and firearms, and be prepared. Take off your shoes, belt, and make sure your laptop is out for security. Enjoy your flight!
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KSeptember 19, 2014
    If you're arriving and really have to go, but the bathrooms are packed, just take a few more steps and take the escalator down to baggage claim. Turn right and find a less crowded restroom. :-) whew!
  • Minion R.
    Minion RepublicNovember 1, 2013
    Starbucks near Gate 13 so don't buy coffee outside!! And don't forget your sharpie keychain stuffs, very strict & no way to leave at airport/airline and claim it when you get back.
  • Loretta D.
    Loretta DonigiDecember 1, 2011
    Parking: Economy $15/day, closer to Terminal A, shuttle provided, allow for more time for other terminals. Close to Terminal B, Lot 4+5 $22/day; No shuttle in Lot 4. Lot 6 $30/day yes shuttle Lots 5+6
  • Cecille D.
    Cecille DolandMay 22, 2014
    Wheelchairs available and friendly assistance to ladies bathroom, coffee queue & boarding gate. For those who can walk on the ramp to aircraft can get a TSA blue medical priority boarding.
  • Buttercup D.
    Buttercup DApril 1, 2010
    Be forewarned! SJC is still under construction, tho looking beautiful & like a real airport. The walk from gate to baggage claim/exit is a HAUL! It'll feel like you're walking for miles. Good cardio!
  • Brian P.
    Brian PessinOctober 18, 2012
    Awesome airport! Awesome pizza at pizza me heart, free wifi, outlets in pizza me heart at tables, outlets and usbs at every seat (at least I know southwest gate waiting does! Wow...impressed.
  • Julia S.
    Julia SantogattaOctober 31, 2014
    Loving the workstation area near Gate 18 in Terminal B. Bright, spacious and plenty if space for everyone to plus in and get some work done.
  • Quarry
    QuarryJune 28, 2015
    If your toddler needs some entertainment check out the audio-kinetic rolling ball sculpture at gate 2. Absolutely mesmerizing! Save the books, movies, and treats for the plane and take them here.
  • Jonathon C.
    Jonathon ColmanSeptember 7, 2013
    Skip by Starbucks and Peet's - there's an Illy espresso cafe down near gate 20. Best coffee you'll ever get at an airport. PRO-TIP: they keep a tip jar just behind the counter. :)
  • Robbie C.
    Robbie ChanAugust 18, 2014
    This place is awesome. No line at airline nor security last three times. Outlets on 1/5 armrests, no crowding around a pole. There's even a fish tank!
  • Ben H.
    Ben HilburnDecember 21, 2013
    This is the best airport in the Bay Area! They have free WiFi, it's never crowded, the staff is friendly, and even the TSA is courteous. This is the best airport, hands-down.
  • Amiria H.
    Amiria Harper-RoseJuly 15, 2013
    20 minutes from check in to the gate, multiple outlets and USB cords on the arms of rows of seats, and friendly security agents who crack jokes and dish out early morning compliments
  • Donald K.
    Donald KJune 18, 2011
    There is an illy coffee bar in Terminal B (accessible from Terminal A) that makes a great proscuitto, tomato and basil sandwich as well as having the best coffee in the airport.
  • Nanea R.
    Nanea ReevesJanuary 20, 2010
    Rental car Short cut: Don't follow Ground Transportation Signs~ as soon as you walk through the security exit veer left to Ticketing escalator. Go downstairs and walk outside to bus stop where Rental
  • Artur R.
    Very convenient airport due to its size and great alternative to SFO. Enjoy the Dreamliner when flying from or to London on BA. Immigration lines can get long though.
  • I S.
    I ShiffJuly 17, 2013
    Lots of people with lots of first world problems. if you can afford to fly - you are better off than 95% of the world. The FREE wifi is slow when I am sitting in my massage chair.
  • Eduardo H.
    Eduardo HigaredaFebruary 17, 2013
    Arrival TimeIt is recommended that you arrive 90 minutes prior to scheduled departure for check in and security processing for domestic flights and 2 hours prior for international flights.
  • Jose Antonio T.
    Jose Antonio Tena SendraNovember 27, 2015
    Nicer, easier, faster and overall cheaper alternative to the always delayed and somewhat crowded SFO. If you are flying into Silicon Valley my choice would be flying into SJC.
  • Keith Q.
    Keith QuebodeauxAugust 16, 2013
    Don't eat at the Gordon Biersch in the terminal. Gave me wrong sandwich and then gave it to a guy down the bar AFTER I ate two home fries and touched the sandwich. Bfast sandwich almost inedible.
  • Ryan R.
    Ryan RomeroJune 1, 2013
    My favorite airport and one of the newest airport terminal architectural designs in the US. Best part is the seats have plugs and USB ports to charge your gadgets.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CarpitaMarch 17, 2015
    You have to take a shuttle to get to the rental car place. It's not clearly labeled where the shuttle picks you up, either. Just keep walking out from under the ground transpo sign.
  • Benedict C.
    Benedict CorpuzMay 17, 2012
    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.
  • Mike F.
    Mike FinnJune 7, 2013
    There are electrical power outlets at all the seats at the gates in the Southwest Terminal. No more Drop kicking the nice old lady trying to steal the last outlet to get your charge on.
  • Wendy C.
    Wendy ColeAugust 4, 2010
    Nice job with the extensive renovation - sitting here in a comfy chair by baggage claim with free wifi. Short term parking still a little dicey but suppose some bugs come with this type of redo.
  • Kimberly S.
    Kimberly SvetinFebruary 29
    Tons of electrical outlets. Clean bathrooms. A slew of dining options. Some of the best tix prices from the Bay Area to #Hawaii. Nice substitute for #SFO.
  • M
    MNovember 18, 2010
    Such a nice airport. great feature=baggage claim states when first bag has made it to.the belt and the last baggage has been delivered. they are FAST, TOO! Such a bonus.
  • AT&T
    AT&TSeptember 6, 2011
    While you’re waiting for your flight, you can stay connected with AT&T Wi-Fi. It’s easy to connect and free for AT&T customers w/ certain smartphone or home broadband plans.
  • Crystal M.
    Crystal M.March 8, 2015
    Go to the lounge in terminal A near the intl gates. $35 gets you hot food items and drinks including alcohol. Not to mention, faster wifi, comfy seats and workstation desks.
  • Marty Y.
    Marty YawnickMarch 30, 2013
    No more American Airlines Admiral's Club. The Club at SJC is the only lounge in the airport. It's really nice! $35/person to get in unless you have a Priority Pass, one of the perks of AmEx Platinum.
  • Ryan R.
    Ryan RosarioJuly 8, 2014
    If arriving after 9pm the airport (especially Terminal A) is deserted with most restaurants closed. Gordon Biersch next to Gate 11 in Terminal A is one of the only places open.
  • Content Magazine
    Content MagazineDecember 18, 2011
    Large Stalls. As a user experience researcher, improvements on usability catch my interest. The bathrooms at SJC are a perfect example of a better user experience.
  • Austin W.
    Austin WestermannJanuary 30, 2015
    Easy in, easy out. Fly into and out of here instead of San Francisco. MUCH less crowded and easier to get through lines. Not to mention it's a pretty airport
  • Adam L.
    Adam LasnikNovember 18, 2013
    Lounge is okay. Decent variety of snacks and drinks and comfortable seating. Free Wi-Fi with no sign in required. No private spaces for phone calls, though.
  • Jessamyn W.
    Jessamyn WeldAugust 15, 2014
    No "uncaged animals," so if you brought your dog to greet someone you're picking up, you couldn't bring them in the airport. Had I known this, wouldn't have brought my dog!
  • Alex G.
    Alex GarciaJune 8, 2013
    Overrated airport if you ask me. No TSA PreCheck, few shops, no lounge, long walks. Food options are okay though, and this is probably easier for the casual, infrequent flier.
  • Eduardo H.
    Eduardo HigaredaFebruary 17, 2013
    Terminal AccessOnly ticketed passengers allowed past security checkpoints. Checkpoints open at 4:00 a.m. in Terminal A and 4:30 a.m. in Terminal B. Photo I.D. and airline boarding pass are required.
  • Eduardo H.
    Eduardo HigaredaJune 7, 2013
    Pro Tip for Airline Pilots and Flight Crew, SJC currently does not offer KCM, Known Crew Member. SFO and LAX are the only airports in California that do offer KCM.
  • Carlos B.
    Carlos ButlerSeptember 11, 2014
    Terminal A, gate 12 has power outlets built into the seats, but not all of them so look. Don't know about other terminals or gates.
  • Mateusz H.
    Mateusz HerychMay 18, 2015
    Fast and easy airport to get through. Full of cafes, restaurants and places with souvenirs and small at the same time. Good wifi. Friendly staff.
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GreenfieldJuly 13, 2010
    Got soooo much work done while waiting for flight. With free wifi and plugs at every seat its impossible to be bored. Also, can't go wrong with a wine bar and pizza my heart!
  • Sandeep T.
    Sandeep ThapliyalMarch 6, 2015
    My home airport, gives you a nice exercise, long walk from southwest gates to baggage claim and ground transportation.. Any way good for health😀
  • Ruben R.
    Ruben RodriguezOctober 29, 2011
    Free Wi-Fi that actually works at Gate 12. Most of the time, I can never connect at other free Wi-Fi hot spots. The chairs by the wndow all have a power outlet to charge up the gadgets.
  • Noah
    NoahJanuary 7, 2012
    "Entertain us if you please, but please be gentle to the keys." I like the piano placed in the middle of the baggage claim and the people who play it.
  • Janet M.
    Janet MillerSeptember 3, 2013
    Flown in lots never know where life takes you , but Uncle Paul's work is done and I don't think I will be back here what I had in Cali I will miss but not Cali as a state give me the East coast .... ✈
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