Long Beach vs. LA (San Pedro), the confusion

Was wondering if anyone else got caught with the confusion created when a cruise line lists LA when it's actually Long Beach.  

 

My first Carnival cruise months ago I purchased a ticket for LAX and was mentally prepared to go to San Pedro pier since LA was listed.

 

Fortunatly I looked over my papers carefully and spotted Long Beach and was able to re-book my flight to Long Beach.  (I know I could have gotten to Long Beach from LAX but it's significantly longer).

 

Anyone ever end up at San Pedro for a departure that was actually Long Beach?

Tags: California Long Beach (Los Angeles)

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No but I have met tons of cruisers who are very mixed up by the whole thing...Fortunately Long Beach has opened up several air flights into it, so your choice is not as limited as before when you almost had to go to LAX.  It's all in the same neck of the woods anyway but can be confusing!

No but I have met tons of cruisers who are very mixed up by the whole thing...Fortunately Long Beach has opened up several air flights into it, so your choice is not as limited as before when you almost had to go to LAX.  It's all in the same neck of the woods anyway but can be confusing!

No I have not but airports should be careful about their names.  Melbourne airport is sometimes confused with Orlando airport & I am sure it is meant to confuse tourists. It's official name is Orlando Melbourne International Airport & it is nowhere near Orlando.

 

That reminds me of the first time I went to Boston.  I booked a room in the Embassy Suites Boston-Waltham.  I had no idea what, who, where, when, or how about Waltham.  I simply thought I was going to be staying in Boston. 

 

Well, Waltham is a city 13 miles out from Boston and the traffic can get bad so it's often more than a 30 minute drive.  Whoops!  The last day of the trip I moved to the Boston Airport Hilton which is really in Boston and on the airport property!

 

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