Didn’t see any other topic about this and I want to fly from KOAK soon.
As many of you know, KSJC (Norman Mineta International Airport/San Jose International Airport) is my home airport and we live not too far away from the popular KSFO as well. There is a third airport, KOAK, that is not too far away from where we live as well.
KOAK (Oakland International Airport) is located in Oakland, California in Alameda County, California. Oakland, California is known for its crimes and gangs. I have been to the city a couple times, and everywhere, there is graffiti on many buildings. There are many metal gates in front of doors and the city just looks flat out ugly.
My Mom does not like to use KOAK to travel, even though it can be cheaper than KSJC or KSFO. She says that the city the airport is located in is too dangerous. This summer, we are planning to go to KSLC for a vacation. KSFO and KSJC are both too expensive and if we use KOAK with Delta Airlines, we can save $80 a person and there are 4 of us (me and 3 others).
So I want to ask anyone in this community who has flown to KOAK before because I have not used KOAK to travel at all in my life.
How safe is KOAK and its surrounding areas?
I have only been to the airport once in my life, but that was to drop off my aunt a few years back. I have never been in their terminal.