Federal authorities are investigating an unnamed pilot who posted videos critical of security at San Francisco International Airport. The pilot posted several videos on YouTube starting in late November that showed airport personnel entering secure areas without screening. In a statement, the TSA acknowledged the case and said it is confident in SFO’s security. Read More
Inclement weather in the Bay Area and other parts of the country is causing flight delays at local airports Tuesday.San Francisco International Airport has a ground delay program in effect for arriving flights. Many arrivals were behind schedule by more than an hour early Tuesday morning, but delays had dropped to an average of 40 minutes by 11 a.m., airport duty manager Charles Navigante said. Read More
Frank Sieple pushed his 6-year-old twin sons up and down the corridor of Terminal 1 at SFO in a baggage cart for five hours Monday, hoping to catch a flight to Long Beach. Read More
The pockets of holiday season travelers flying within the United States this year might get picked by the domestic airlines’ latest trend: charging for luggage.
All but two of nine major national airlines flying out of San Francisco International Airport charge up to $25 for the first bag fliers check, and in a couple of cases a third bag can cost as much as $100. Read More
Flights are being delayed by about 90 minutes at San Francisco International Airport on Friday due to inclement weather, an airport duty manager said.The airport at 7 a.m. began slowing traffic to 27 arrivals and 27 departures per hour, Duty Manager Lily Wang said.On a clear day, the airport can see 60 arrivals and 60 departures per hour, Wang said.By noon, delays could increase to two and a half hours due to ongoing weather-related issues, she said. Read More
The San Francisco International Airport could extend a contract Tuesday with a bus company that provides shuttle service for the hub’s employees and long-term passengers.The contract agreement, worth $8.1 million, would be a one-year extension with SFO Shuttle Bus Company. If approved, it would mark the fourth straight year airport officials agreed to extend service on a one-year basis with the company. Read More
All taxi rides from San Francisco International Airport would cost at least $17 under a new proposal to impose a minimum fare, but cab drivers say it should be even more.
The airport commission will vote today on whether to drop an 8-year-old incentive program for taxi drivers who return in less than 30 minutes and instead impose a flat $4 fee and minimum fare for all drivers. Read More
BART carried a record amount of passengers on its SFO extension during the Thanksgiving holiday, although it wasn’t quite as many riders as the agency predicted. Read More
San Francisco International Airport is set to engage in contract negotiations with a wireless internet provider to ensure the hub’s new free Wi-Fi perks remain a permanent fixture.Since Sept. 1, the airport has offered wireless service as part of a pact with T-Mobile. However, SFO’s contract with T-Mobile officially expired in June, and its current agreement with the provider is only on an interim basis, airport spokesman Michael McCarron said. Read More
A ground delay program will be in effect for most of the day Friday for flights arriving at San Francisco International Airport due to reduced visibility, an airport duty manager said.The delays began at 9 a.m. and are expected to continue through 5 p.m. as low clouds blanket the area, SFO Airport Duty Manager Linda Perry said.Flights could be delayed by up to 50 minutes, Perry said. Read More