Airline travel has changed a lot since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Security checks are more onerous, check-in lines are longer and the time spent idling at boarding gates has grown exponentially.
Yet, while the industry has changed dramatically, airports haven’t kept up. Few have the amenities to accommodate passengers who now spend the majority of their time behind security access points. Read More
Five more Southwest Airlines flights were canceled at San Francisco International Airport today as the airline continued to inspect some of its Boeing 737 aircraft after a Sacramento-bound flight Friday had to make an emergency landing. Read More
The San Francisco International Airport Commission will hold a special public hearing April 5 to discuss proposals that would enforce new regulations on cabs, cut down on areas where people could smoke, and create fines for tampering with airport property. Read More
Police and bomb-sniffing dogs completed a search of a Philippine Airlines flight late Tuesday night at San Francisco International Airport and discovered nothing amiss, a police sergeant said. Read More
San Francisco police officers and bomb-sniffing dogs are inspecting cargo that was removed from a Philippine Airlines flight that landed at San Francisco International Airport tonight, a police sergeant said.Flight No. 104, which was traveling from Manila to San Francisco, landed at the airport at 7:20 p.m., police Sgt. Michael Rodriguez said. The aircraft was met by members of the Police Department, he said, who escorted the plane to a remote section of the airport. Read More
San Francisco is drying out after a weekend storm system dumped more than 2 inches of rain on The City, uprooted trees and sent a large hotel sign crashing onto a downtown sidewalk.The system — which brought lightning to the area, high winds and the unusual appearance of a water spout off Ocean Beach on Friday — is expected to be followed up by more rain and high winds throughout the week and into the weekend, according to National Weather Service forecaster Bob Benjamin. Read More
The San Francisco International Airport Commission approved a contract Tuesday with a wireless Internet provider that will make free Wi-Fi at the hub a permanent fixture.
Since September 1, passengers at SFO have been able to use wireless internet due to a past agreement between the airport and T-Mobile, but that contract expired in June and there was no long-term arrangement in place. Read More
Part of a BART train in Concord headed toward San Francisco derailed this morning, causing major delays but no injuries, according to the agency.BART spokesman Linton Johnson said wheels on the last two cars of a 10-car train headed to San Francisco International Airport came off the tracks at about 9:20 a.m.The 65 people on the train, including some children, were evacuated, Johnson said. Read More
Flights between Japan and San Francisco International Airport were canceled or rerouted Friday morning after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northeast Japan on Thursday night. Read More
Commuters looking to ride BART into SFO are facing delays of up to 45 minutes, BART said. Delays in the southbound direction were announced Wednesday around noon, according to BART reports.A train heading in the southbound direction was stuck for about 45 minutes at Powell Street station. Riders intending to head south are looking at about a 45-minute delay. Read More