SAT Terminal B opens for business Tuesday!


If you’re headed out on an American or Continental airlines flight from San Antonio on Tuesday, make sure you head to the new Terminal B at the airport!  SAT officials announced last week that the new terminal would open for business on November 9th.  An overnight move of airplanes, computers, and other equipment and supplies will take place the night before.  Additionally, the airport’s signage will be changed that night reflecting the new Terminal B as well as the “rebranding” of Terminal 1 to Terminal A.  In fact, all new signage has already been installed on the airport’s roads with temporary plates covering the new terminal designations.

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8 Aug 2010, 2:09pm
Aviation History Roads Travel


Road trip to Midland and Odessa, Texas

Polikarpov I-16 at the CAF museum, Midland, Texas

Polikarpov I-16 at the CAF museum, Midland, Texas

Rolling forward on my 2010 resolution to get out of San Antonio more, I took a three day trip to Midland and Odessa, two cities, indeed a region of Texas, I had not visited before in the nineteen years I have called the Lone State home.  I set out on the last Thursday in July, which proved to be a very good time to go. more »

3 Aug 2010, 8:52am
Aviation History Travel

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Wanna fly in a C-47?

C-47-photoI had arranged to take a 30 minute flight on the “Bluebonnet Belle,” a Douglas C-47 Dakota Skytrain airplane this Saturdayy, August 7, at 11:00 AM.  The aircraft, built in 1944, flies as part of the Highland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force, which is based right on HWY 281 in Burnet, Texas.  There are two remaining seats available out of a total of seven on the plane the way it is currently configured.  Frankly, I am staggered that out of all the transportation enthusiasts I know I can only find five people but I guess everyone needs to be surprised once in a while. more »

3 Oct 2009, 8:16pm
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Transportation website makeovers

New airport website

New airport website

Two local transportation-related websites have gotten or are about to get long-overdue overhauls.  First, sometime last month, San Antonio International Airport launched their vastly improved website.  Besides being much more professional-looking, the new website is substantially easier to navigate, is less cluttered than the old one, and just works better overall.  Along with the new airport site is a companion site called “SAOnTheFly“, which is dedicated solely to the award-winning concessions program at the airport.  It’s here that I found the feature I like best– the very slick interactive terminal maps.  Congratulations to those involved in these new sites!

Another site getting a much-needed makeover soon is the TransGuide website.  Visiting their website, you’ll see a big “TransGuide website upgrade coming end of October 2009” banner with a “beta” preview of the site already online alongside the soon-to-be “legacy” site.  I’ll have more details of the new TransGuide site on a future posting.


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