San Jose (SJC)

SJC in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport

San José, California, United States

Airport #4 of 100 · First visited 27 March 2001

On my flight log, I’ve flown through San Jose twice—once unintentionally, and once on purpose.

The unintentional trip was due to an airline strike occurring while I was visiting San Francisco; I couldn’t take my original itinerary out of SFO and was rebooked to depart from SJC.

Then, in 2009, I had a trip where I flew in to SJC on my own, but had to match some family members’ itineraries on a departure from SFO.

So really, the only notable thing about SJC for me is that it is one of my only single-use per trip airports so far—most new airports get at least two visits (once when I arrive, once when I depart). For both of the trips that involved SJC, though, I only flew through on either the arrival or departure leg, never both.

It’s certainly not my most memorable airport!