If the Transportation Security Administration changed its screening protocols, it could improve airport security while simultaneously lifting pressure on overworked baggage screeners who allegedly violate security rules, the agency’s former administrator argues. Read More
On May 27, 2011, 137 of the baggage screeners then employed at San Francisco International Airport signed a petition accusing their manager of making a mockery of airport security. Read More
Travelers coming through San Francisco International Airport already have sights such as the Bay and San Bruno Mountain to see, and this month there will be another interesting, albeit less conventional, visual: goats. Read More
Travelers arriving at San Francisco International Airport this weekend should expect delays because of the closure of one of two main arrival runways, airport officials said Friday.
Runway 28L will be closed from 8 p.m. today through 8 a.m. Monday to allow construction crews to modify lighting and signs and install infrastructure for new runway status lights, according to airport spokesman Mike McCarron. Read More
The San Francisco June ballot promises to be drab, featuring elections for the Democratic and Republican parties’ central committees and two ballot measures — one involving whether to have competitive bids for The City’s trash disposal services. As one Democratic County Central Committee candidate told me, “It’s humbling to run for an office that no one has heard of and is down-ballot from the garbage proposal.” Read More
A project taking place some 20 miles south of the Presidio will result in new life for dried-up wetlands in the national park, as part of a unique arrangement with San Francisco International Airport.The old wetlands — once primary water sources for American Indians and early European settlers — are to be restored under a $7.5 million plan funded by SFO under the 1972 Clean Water Act. Read More
A big payout over a development dispute at San Francisco International Airport has turned into a big bill for city taxpayers. Read More
Travelers returning from holiday trips may face delays of up to an hour on flights into San Francisco International Airport due to heavy fog, an airport duty manager said.The delays will mostly affect arrivals at SFO. The airport expects the fog to clear by noon, duty manager Dan Dinnocenti said. Read More
Low cloud cover over San Francisco is causing significant delays at San Francisco International Airport on Monday afternoon, an airport duty manager said.
Airport duty manager Larry Mares said that as of 3:15 p.m., almost all domestic arrivals and departures were facing delays from 30 minutes to two hours.
Most international flights were not affected, he said. Read More
Shonte Henderson spent her 15th birthday in a hospital bed while doctors tried to cool her 104-degree fever.
For more pictures from the trip to the North Pole, click on the photo to the right. Read More