I was recently on an Authority business trip checking out Centralized Airport Loading Docks (pictured) in Calgary, Minneapolis and Detroit. The Centralized Loading Dock project is currently in the Capital Improvement Program for SDIA.
Sometimes when you least expect it, the Goodwill Ambassador Program training comes in handy. While in Minneapolis, the Assistant Airport Director there asked me why SDIA is referred to as Lindbergh Field. I was able to remember that Ryan Airlines built the Spirit of St. Louis in San Diego and that Charles Lindbergh himself authorized our airport to be named in his honor. She then told me a fact that I didn’t know — Charles Lindbergh grew up in Little Falls, Minnesota . . . and Lindbergh Terminal at Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport is named for him.
By the way, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is the major domestic hub for Northwest Airlines and the home of Sun Country Airlines — which both serve SDIA nonstop from Minneapolis.
Oh, and the next time you find yourself changing planes in the Twin Cities, I highly recommend a visit to the organic French Meadow Bakery — located in their airport adjacent to the E Concourse. The fruit tarts are awesome.
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