OAK presents the Oakland California Corridor Challenge

Oakland, Calif. – April 8, 2022: Oakland International Airport signals that intrastate flights within California are back in full force by hosting a unique Oakland California Corridor Challenge (#OAKCCC). Noted travel experts Henry Harteveldt of Atmosphere Research and Brett Snyder, renowned as the Cranky Flier, will take to the skies in the Golden State on April 12th. The duo will fly as many segments as they can during a 72-hour period aboard the frequent shuttle type flights between OAK and the 5 LA area airports (LAX, BUR, LGB, SNA, ONT) plus San Diego and, as a bonus, OAK’s unique “Redwoods Express” northbound to Crescent City. The challenge includes opportunities to fly the five “intra-Cal” carriers including Contour, Delta, JSX, Southwest, and Spirit.

These avid flyers will begin their challenge on the morning of April 12th arriving at the Oakland International Airport BART station to catch their first southbound flight to San Diego. After the challenge begins, the team of two will share their experiences via their various social media accounts across multiple channels. The travelling public throughout California is invited to participate in the discussion and engage with the posts.

“The airlines here at OAK offer frequent and easy to use nonstop service between OAK and Southern California over 100 times per day,” said Bryant L. Francis, Director of Aviation at the Port of Oakland. “When you Fly the East Bay Way to SoCal, there are many great airline options to choose from at competitive prices. We encourage everyone to once again ‘fly the corridor’ from OAK and do so, like Henry and Brett, as often as they can.”


These experts meet The Challenge:

   Brett Snyder is the President of Cranky Flier LLC an airline industry-focused company which publishes Cranky Flier, daily airline industry news at Cranky Daily, and detailed network analysis at Cranky Network Weekly. He is also the President of Cranky Concierge travel assistance. Check him out on Twitter at @crankyflier.






Henry Harteveldt, one of the travel industry’s most trusted analysts, is president of Atmosphere Research Group, a travel industry marketing research firm in San Francisco that helps airlines and travel organizations understand emerging trends among business and leisure travelers, plus commercial and technology topics such as digital commerce, travel distribution, and loyalty marketing. You can follow Henry on Twitter at @hharteveldt.





The Kickoff

The kickoff event for the Oakland California Corridor Challenge will be held from 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM on April 12th at the Oakland International Airport BART station.

Media will have the opportunity to interview the challenge participants as well as OAK staff.

Members of the media that wish to attend and cover the kickoff should RSVP to Kaley Skantz via the contact information below by 5:00 PM on April 11th.


About Oakland International Airport

Oakland International is the main airport for the greater East Bay, the most populated area in the metropolitan San Francisco Bay area. It is the closest airport to most Bay Area employers. By roadway and BART air-rail, OAK enables excellent access to all of the region’s business, entertainment, and tourism venues. The vision of Oakland International Airport is to be the airport of choice for San Francisco Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by the Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland seaport and 20 miles of East Bay waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 84,000 jobs in the region with more than a $130 billion economic impact.


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