Prior to this trip I researched the Internet for reviews and first hand experiences for people who have used the CBX bridge crossing to fly out of the Tijuana airport, I struggled to find much in the way of information. I'm going to try and detail my personal experience to hopefully assist those who are considering doing the same, so pardon my rambling... We wanted to fly our family of 5 to Loreto for spring break. We have flown Alaska from LAX to Loreto in the past but after price comparison of the LAX Alaska flight. ($3,500) vs. the Aero Calafia flight ($1,200) from TJ to Loreto, we decided to fly out of Tijuana and saved over $2K. My wife and I were a little apprehensive about the border crossing and flying from TJ with our 5, 6 and 8 year old kids in tow. We decided it was worth the savings and giving it a try. The CBX bridge is a privately funded facility that ONLY allows ticketed passengers flying to and from Tijuana airport to cross the Mexico USA border via a pedestrian walkway. Passengers holding a boarding pass that are flying out of TJ are allowed to cross the bridge within 24 hours of travel and must return to the USA within 5 hours of landing. So you won't have to deal with throngs of people trying to cross the boarder. https://www.crossborderxpress.com/node/1 The day of our departure we had a friend drop us off at the CBX terminal in Otay Mesa. Upon arrival at the terminal parking lot we were greeted by very friendly parking lot attendant and we were directed where to purchase our bridge crossing pass. The spacious terminal was spotless, they possibly had the cleanest bathrooms I have ever seen. There is only a small snack shop that serves coffee drinks and snacks. There are plenty of food options at the TJ airport if you are hungry. There was no wait to get our border crossing ticket which was $40 for our family (it's good for up to a family of 6). $20 for an individual. After purchasing our ticket we made our way over to the crossing check in. The attendant scanned our boarding pass and our ticket. We then proceeded to an over sized freight elevator to get to the upper level of the walk way, with five roller bags and a rod tube the escalator was not an option. There are also free baggage carts to assist you. The secure bridge was equivalent to a 5 min walk in an airport connection walkway. Once reaching the Mexico side we were greeted by a very helpful and friendly Mexican immigration agent who helped us fill out or FMM travel visa. After clearing immigration we headed over to customs pushed the green button and got the green light. There was no waiting at either for immigration or customs. I can't comment about the parking situation but from what I heard from a few people who I spoke to in the trip they had no complaints. The TJ airport was also clean and there were signs in both Spanish and English. There are food courts both inside the terminal and inside the gate area. The Aero Calafia ticket/baggage check in was easy too. I was concerned about the length of the rod tube but that was not an issue either flying to or from Loreto. Aero Calafia's website states that there is a 250cm length and width sporting goods baggage max allowance. My rod tube had a combined 251cm L x W and was never looked at twice by the ticket counter personnel. The other benefit of flying domestically in Mex is that once you have cleared customs in Mex all you will have to do is get your bags and be on your way when reaching your destination. Now that Air Alaska is flying 737's into Loreto this is a big bonus. The return trip back to the states via the CBX was a repeat of our experience heading into Mexico. No waiting at either US Immigration or Customs. I would guess that the entire crossing process took no more 15-20 minutes each way. That includes purchasing your ticket, walking and clearing customs and immigration. The one word of advice is that once you have retrieved your bags from the TJ baggage claim DO NOT LEAVE THE BAGGAGE CLAIM AREA. If you do you will have to take a taxi to the TJ border crossing which could take hours. Simply proceed to the clearly signed CBX ticket booth then agents will direct you to the entrance to the bridge crossing. As for the fishing I was scheduled to fish on Thur. but the winds kicked up and we had to rescheduled for Fri. Arrived at the marina by 6:15. I had purchased my one day Mexican fishing license on line @ http://www.bajasursportfishing.com for the 7th. (Purchasing your fishing license online was easy too.) So I had to purchase another one day license. I should have just paid a few more bucks and bought a license for the week. We loaded our gear, purchased about 25 Goggle eyes and headed out. After hearing that fishing was good we had high hopes. Some boats had up to 14 fish for two guys days prior. We went to the back side of Isle Carmen tried several spots but the Trigger fish were relentless on our baits. We made 5 moves before we got into a few fish. We boated a 25b YT and a few small Cabrilla just off the bottom with dropper loops. I hooked up on a fish on 50# with dropper loop for 25 minutes before breaking it off. So bummed. I had the fish with in 30' of the boat but couldn't ever get it to color. The water was about 71 and off color. We were guessing it was probably a Amberjack, shark or Ray. The line had a clean break and the line wasn't frayed. Your guess of what it was is as good as mine. Low on bait we made one more move and boated a other 25b YT on one of our last baits. So I committed to fishing the flat fall and was rewarded with a 10lb Cabrilla. We ended up with 2 YT, 4 Cabrillo, 1, Trumpet fish, 1 Trigger, that was all for the day over all not to bad. The wind was blowing around 10mph so the seas were a little choppy. I brought my 7' Clarus/ Curado combo for shore fishing and caught about 6 cookie cutter school sized Rooster fish on silver red Crocodiles and Seabass color Lucky Craft from the shore. My 8 year old was having a blast using her Lady fish Zebco push button rod reel combo catching Puffer fish, Roosters and rock bass around the rocks. Weather was in the mid 80's. We stayed in a Nopolo VRBO. we spent some time in the town of Loreto and spent a day at Villa del Palmar taking advantage of the $69 all you can eat and drink deal they have. The pass includes use of their pool and all you can eat and drink. This is a very nice resort. http://www.villadelpalmarloreto.com We had a great trip. If you are considering flying to Baja of even the west coast of main land Mexico you should really consider using the CBX and fly from TJ. I would do it again in a hear beat! Aero Calafia, Aero Mexico and Volaris all fly from there so you have many destination options. Moderators I am in no way affiliated with the CBX but I had such a positive experience I was thinking If you are looking for advertising revenue and you haven't already done so, I would contact the CBX to advertise on your site. Fell free to pm me with any questions or reply to this thread and I'll be happy to try and answer your questions. Tight lines. Bienvenidos!