California - San Diego Airport (SAN) Layout
Oct 23, 11, 7:47 pm
I'm flying Southwest SAN to BWI next week, and am wondering whether I can go to the United Club from the Southwest area before my flight. Basically, are the two parts of Terminal 1 connected after security?
On the maps I can't tell if they are two separate security areas. If I have to go back and forth through security, won't be worth it.
Oct 23, 11, 8:13 pm
Welcome to Flyertalk.
If you look at the dining options in Terminal one, they are divided into three sections.
Post-security—Boarding Area B/Gates 20-36, Ticketed Passengers Only
Post-security—Boarding Area C/Gates 40-48, Ticketed Passengers Only
You would have to clear security to get to it.
Also see this thread
Oct 23, 11, 8:26 pm
Thanks! Too bad, but glad to know ahead of time.
Oct 23, 11, 9:20 pm
Welcome to FlyerTalk, mbell77! :) Since your query is specific to the SAN airport, we'll shift this thread over to the California forum for further discussion. Thanks! :) /JY1024, TravelBuzz co-moderator
Oct 24, 11, 8:09 am
Hi mbell77 -- welcome to FlyerTalk!
SAN has three terminals (Commuter, Terminal 1, Terminal 2). Both United and Southwest are in Terminal 1.
Within Terminal 1, there are three different gate areas with their own security stations (with different screening methods), none of which connect airside.
+Gates 1, 1a & 2 -- Southwest only
+Gates 3 through 10 -- Southwest only
+Gates 11 through 18 -- United and Alaska
So, yeah, back and forth through security if you want to visit United's club.