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Old 08-10-2010, 12:14 PM
 
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Default Tijuana Airport likely to gain bridge border crossing into Otay, San Diego

The U.S. government approved a proposal to construct a pedestrian bridge from Otay in southern San Diego to Tijuana, over the US-Mexico border: San Diego-Tijuana airport pedestrian bridge proposed - USATODAY.com - The bridge plan is financed by a group headed by Sam Zell, a billionaire.

This makes things much more convenient to San Diegans, as they will no longer have to access Tijuana Airport via the regular US-Mexico border points. Instead they park at a lot in San Diego and go directly to Tijuana Airport.

It also means that San Diegans planning to use Tijuana Airport are not exposed to any political situations or violence occurring outside of the airport boundaries.

Aeromexico currently flies from Tijuana to Shanghai. Aeromexico currently uses Tijuana as a fuel stop for its Mexico City-Narita (Tokyo) services. Hopefully Aeromexico will restore actual Tijuana-Narita services with increased traffic from San Diego. The bridge also allows for easier access to flights into Mexico. This article http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lapl...o-tijuana.html shows what the proposed Otay crossing facility will look like

The Regional Airport Authority of San Diego has no direct relation to this plan.

Last edited by Vicman; 08-10-2010 at 12:23 PM..
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:43 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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This actually sounds good because General Rodriguez Airport is about 15-20 minutes from downtown and offers a lot of cheap flights for those willing to cross the border. Being able to travel cheaper is always a good thing.
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:43 PM
 
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I approve! That will certainly simplify things for many San Diegans.
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:45 AM
 
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This is a great idea!
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo - Kensington
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I'm all for it! Non-stops to Shanghai and Tokyo sound good to me. A big concern though is that the US recently downgraded the safety of all Mexican carriers.

FAA Downgrades Mexico's Air Safety Rating - CBS News (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/07/30/ap/cabstatepent/main6729420.shtml - broken link)

On the plus side, British Airways is considering the revival of the SD-London non-stop service once again.

British Airways May Launch Non-Stop Service to San Diego with Boeing 787s

There's also been chatter about Lufthansa doing a non-stop from SD to Frankfurt, which would be a dream come true for me.
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