A San Francisco-bound flight from Miami had to make an emergency landing in Las Vegas late Friday morning after pilots reported smoke in the cockpit, a spokesman at McCarran International Airport said. Read More
You’ll see more cops on BART and at Bay Area airports as the federal government warns against possible retaliatory attacks following Osama bin Laden’s killing.As of Monday, delays at transit agencies weren’t expected despite a federal government issued high alert.Security is unchanged at San Francisco International Airport, though police say they will be extra vigilant. Read More
President Barack Obama has left the Bay Area after a whirlwind visit that included a town hall meeting at Facebook headquarters and two appearances at fundraisers in San Francisco.Air Force One took off from San Francisco International Airport at 10:36 a.m. The president arrived at the airport in a black limousine this morning. He exited the car and jogged up the stairs to Air Force One at 10:23 a.m., smiling and waving before disappearing inside. Read More
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
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
A storm caused significant delays at San Francisco International Airport on Friday.Arriving domestic flights were delayed by up to 45 minutes due to heavy wind and rain, SFO duty manager Dough Yakel said. The delays could hold up some departing flights, he said.International flights will not face weather-related delays, Yakel firstname.lastname@example.org Read More
Passengers at San Francisco International Airport will soon be enjoying upgrades to the hub’s free wireless Internet service.
The Airport Commission approved a contract Tuesday with the Advanced Wireless Group that will ensure SFO’s current Wi-Fi services remain intact for at least the next two years.
Patrons at the airport have been able to log on for free since Sept. 1, but that was due to a temporary agreement between SFO and T-Mobile. 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
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