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Santa Barbara Airport Anticipates Another Busy Fourth of July

SANTA BARBARA, CA – June 30, 2015

Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) anticipates a busier-than-usual travel period this Fourth of July holiday. To make it an easy and enjoyable experience, passengers are encouraged to plan ahead and give themselves 90 minutes to find parking, check their luggage and go through security to ensure an easy walk to the boarding gate. As a reminder, fireworks are prohibited and should be left at home. Please review TSA’s Travel Tips, to become familiar with the latest updates on prohibited items.  


This Fourth of July, Santa Barbara passengers will be able sign up for the newly  implemented Thanks Again® loyalty program that offers travelers valuable rewards when they park, shop or dine at SBA.  Enrollment in the Thanks Again® program is free, convenient and secure. Passengers simply register any American Express®, MasterCard® or Visa® credit/debit cards at and then use those cards for purchases at participating locations to automatically earn 1 mile or 2 points per $1 spent. 


Complimentary Wi-Fi
Pre-security: La Mission Café
Post-security: Costa Terraza Restaurant & Tapas Bar
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and Santa Barbara News & Gifts

Earn Thanks Again® loyalty points when dining or shopping at these concessions.


For those dropping off or picking up passengers this Fourth of July, the Short Term Parking Lot, located directly across from the Airline Terminal entrance, is a convenient option. Passengers who travel for short durations may also wish to consider this parking option. Long Term Parking Lot 1, located adjacent to the Terminal, is a short walk to ticketing. 

Short Term Parking Lot   =  $20 day ($2 first hour | $1 each additional)
Long Term Parking Lot 1 = $12 day ($2 first hour | $1 each additional)

Earn Thanks Again® loyalty points when you park at SBA.

For those picking up passengers and do not wish to park, please use our cell phone lots to wait for their arrival. (Next to WWII Memorial off James Fowler Road OR Cell Phone Lot off William Moffett Road at the Slough Overlook). 

Due to TSA security regulations in place since September 11, 2001, vehicles are not permitted to park at the Terminal curb unless active loading or unloading is taking place.

Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) is the gateway to the American Riviera. It supports 3 major airlines that offer non-stop flights to Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Denver, Phoenix and Los Angeles - and one-stops to everywhere in the world. Santa Barbara Airport is a self-supporting enterprise owned and operated by the City of Santa Barbara and serves over 700,000 passengers annually.

Santa Barbara Airport – Easy Come. Easy Go.

Last Updated: Aug 22, 2018
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