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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"(37 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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  • Jesse J.
    Jesse JohnstonApril 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • 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.
  • steve g.
    steve gordonApril 21, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    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).
  • Julia S.
    Julia SantogattaOctober 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Jonathon C.
    Jonathon ColmanSeptember 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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. :)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • João R.
    João RacyNovember 13, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    SJC is one of my favorites, cozy, clean, organized with free wifi and laptop recharge outlets all over the place!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Ryan R.
    Ryan RomeroJune 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • 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
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KSeptember 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • John K.
    Free wifi, and what has been done to renovate their terminal is awesome. Wide open, clean, efficient w/ plenty of eating options too.
    Upvoted Aug 2
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sandeep T.
    Sandeep ThapliyalMarch 6, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    My home airport, gives you a nice exercise, long walk from southwest gates to baggage claim and ground transportation.. Any way good for health😀
  • Nora C.
    Nora ChangMarch 2, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this airport. Great Wifi, plenty of power, and rental cars facility across the street.
  • Eduardo H.
    Eduardo HigaredaFebruary 17, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    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.
  • Donald K.
    Donald KJune 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Marshall S.
    Marshall SJuly 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    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 Sep 13
  • 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.
  • Bethany K.
    Bethany KempAugust 30, 2014
    If you have $10, thirty minutes to spare, and no boyfriend, the massage chairs located throughout terminal B are a must.
  • I S.
    I ShiffJuly 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Jeffrey N.
    Jeffrey NiederauerJuly 12, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    New Charging station area with desks, chairs, and plenty if power outlets. Across from gate 18.
  • 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
  • Adriana D.
    Adriana DevineJuly 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I can get my bags, laptop, liquids, shoes, and metal accessories into the gray TSA trays in under 20 seconds, and you can too. I believe in you.
  • Damithri S.
    Damithri SilvaOctober 26, 2012
    Free wifi and two power sockets and a usb charger in every seat! Great food selection too.
  • Alex K.
    Alex KremerAugust 27, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    If you have a Priority Pass, the Lounge is one of the best in North America. Attentive staff and great views.
  • 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 .... ✈
  • Carl D.
    Carl DensingJune 15, 2013
    This has to be the best airport in the US. It's super modern, spacious, and clean, which is a big fucking deal, LAX!
  • Noah
    NoahJanuary 7, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    "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.
  • Chip T.
    Chip ThomasDecember 30, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Simple and smaller airport...but one of the best! Easy to get in and out of and the people are very friendly!!
  • Hunter O.
    Hunter OwensJune 15
    Been here 5+ times
    The massage chairs are a great deal, $5 for a 30-minute massage.
  • 🐯 A.
    🐯 AJune 16, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    San Jose Int'l Airport (SJC) is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the center of technology innovation. San Jose is the 10th largest city in the U.S.
  • Jennifer E.
    Jennifer EvansFebruary 11, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Talk about a great little airport! So easy to get to and completely renovated. Fly in and out of here if you have the choice, not SFO
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SJune 25, 2014
    Been here 4-5 times and have never waited longer than 10-15 mins to go through security. Super fast, super easy!!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Michael P.
    Michael PacholecAugust 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Easy walk to the rental car garage and just about anywhere. Small and modern. Much less of a hassle than SFO.
  • Jason D.
    Jason DukesJanuary 26, 2015
    Invest in TSA Pre ✅ for $85. You'll speed through the security line in 5 minutes, get to leave your shoes on and your laptop in your bag
  • Adam L.
    Adam LasnikNovember 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Connie Y.
    Connie YangJune 19, 2013
    Best part: tons of outlets between seats at the gate waiting areas!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • 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.
  • Ebony H.
    Ebony HarrisDecember 28, 2013
    Come early! TSA line is ridiculous long, and they only have 3 lines open. Open up all the lines! It's Saturday, duh!
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