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2017 Tarmac Delay Emergency Contingency Plan

Even in Santa Barbara Please Arrive 60 Minutes Early
It is recommended that passengers check-in 60 minutes before flights (90 minutes before international flights). The Airline Terminal opens at 3:45a.m. so there is no need to arrive at the Terminal prior to that time. Please allow more time if you are traveling during the holidays or peak travel times.

Airlines Serving SBA

There are 26 daily departures to 10 non-stops with over 350 one-stop possibilities to U.S. and international cities.

  • Alaska Airlines (non-stop service to Seattle & Portland)
  • American Airlines (non-stop service to Dallas & Phoenix)
  • Contour Airlines (non-stop service to Las Vegas & Oakland)
  • Frontier Airlines (non-stop service to Denver)
  • Sun Country Airlines (non-stop to Minneapolis)
  • United Airlines (non-stop service to Denver, San Francisco and Los Angeles).

For more information on these airlines, click on their websites or view the Airlines or the Flight Schedule.

Transportation Security Administration

Flight Status Reports
Using the Airline name and Flight numbers from the flight schedule you can check the flight status at This site is not affiliated with Santa Barbara Airport and we cannot be responsible for any inaccuracy in the information provided on this site.

To further check the status of a particular flight check your Airline.

Hotels Close to the Airport

 Hampton Inn 805-681-9800
 South Coast Inn 800-350-3614
 Pacifica Suites 800-338-6722
 Holiday Inn 800-465-4329
 Super 8 Motel 800-435-5595

More hotels can be viewed here.

Area Information Links

Last Updated: Dec 26, 2018
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