Three flights from San Diego to San Francisco International Airport were canceled this morning due to a power outage in Southern California, but regular service is resuming now that power has been restored, an airport duty manager said. Read More
Transit riders and ballpark fans may see additional security this weekend for the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Officials say there have been no specific threats in San Francisco, where several public events commemorating 9/11 are planned, including at the Civic Center on Saturday, and Sunday afternoon at the 49ers Opening Day game, the Giants-Dodgers game and Opera in the Park in Golden Gate Park. Read More
A New York City-bound flight was diverted an hour after it took off from San Francisco International Airport early this morning because of a mechanical problem, an airport duty manager said.Virgin America Flight 28 left SFO around midnight. At 1 a.m., the Airbus A319 carrying 111 passengers was diverted to an airport in Grand Junction, Colo., San Francisco airport duty manager Nancie Parker said.A mechanical issue required inspection, she said. Read More
Ripples of Irene’s devastation on the East Coast made their way to the Bay Area in the form of nearly 200 flight cancellations into and out of San Francisco International Airport in the past three days.About 160 flights between SFO and several East Coast cities were canceled Saturday and Sunday — during the height of the storm’s fury — and another 29 flights postponed Monday, airport spokesman Mike McCarron said. Read More
Dozens of flights between San Francisco International Airport and the East Coast were canceled again Monday, even as major airports in the Northeast resumed operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.SFO spokesman Mike McCarron said five departures and 26 arrivals have been canceled at the airport Monday.
All major airports in the Northeast that had been shut down by the storm indicated that they were reopening Monday, McCarron said. Read More
The City by the Bay remains a hot destination for travelers even as the international economy continues to struggle.
Nearly 20 million travelers flew into San Francisco International Airport last fiscal year, about a 4 percent increase from the year prior, according to a new report released by the airport.
Recent improvements, including the opening of the hub’s much-lauded Terminal 2, played a major factor in the passenger increase, SFO spokesman Mike McCarron said. Read More
There was a major BART delay Tuesday afternoon into San Francisco from the East Bay due to equipment problems on the track, according to the transit agency.The problems were reported on the Pittsburg/Bay point line toward San Francisco International Airport. Read More
A group of 120 chronically ill children were scheduled to arrive in San Francisco on Tuesday for a weeklong summer vacation provided by the nonprofit Kids of Courage.
They were scheduled to touch down at San Francisco International Airport on Tuesday afternoon on a chartered flight carrying state-of-the-art medical equipment, accompanied by pediatricians. They were to be greeted with a water cannon salute on the runway. Read More
San Francisco was ranked the third-most expensive city in America for budget hotels in a report from Cheap-hotels.org. With an average rate of $125 a night, The City trailed only Boston ($130) and New York ($147). Fisherman’s Wharf ($159) was the most expensive S.F. neighborhood to stay in, while the best deals could be found near the airport ($102). Read More
Two Peninsula cities hope to cash in on the rising number of visitors to the county by boosting the tax they charge hotel guests.
If voters pass ballot measures in November, each by a simple majority, Redwood City’s transit occupancy tax would rise from 10 to 12 percent, and Foster City’s from 8 to 9.5 percent.
Foster City remains the only municipality in San Mateo County that charges a hotel tax of less than 10 percent. Read More