It’s that time of year — gluttonous holiday meals, quality time with the family and nightmare airport trips.
Travelers won’t be surprised to hear airports will be packed again this holiday season, but those who have procrastinated on purchasing tickets may be in for an extra challenge.
Click on the photo at right to see what officials predict will be the busiest airports this Thanksgiving, and average fares to and from SFO over the holiday. Read More
The airlines have cut back on snacks, pillows, blankets, free baggage and other amenities. But here’s one cutback that can’t be precisely called an “amenity.” Among the services the airlines have apparently been cutting back on are pilots who actually know how to fly.
So much of a flight is now completely automated, all but 90 seconds for takeoff and 90 seconds for landing. Read More
San Francisco International Airport's newly renovated Terminal 2 opened this morning for its first arriving and departing flights, an airport spokesman said.
The first departures from the new $383 million terminal were scheduled for 6 a.m., when two American Airlines flights took off for Dallas and Miami, SFO spokesman Mike McCarron said. Read More
Say you’re at a bar in downtown Chicago, throw down six shots of Jack Daniel’s, and head out to O’Hare Airport to catch a flight.
You’re traveling with your adorable 6-month-old twins. Drunk as a skunk, you hop on the L, ride the subway at speeds of up to 55 mph, banking around the sharp curves in the Loop, standing up with a baby in each arm. Legal? Read More
If you suddenly start receiving emails from a friend saying they are stranded in London as a result of the Icelandic volcano eruption and the cancellation of thousands of airline flights that followed, odds are your friend's email has been hacked.
The scammer says to contact the sender for instructions on where to send the money via an email address that looks like a gmail address but actually is slightly different. The version I've seen looks like this: John.Doe@ymail.com. Read More
When the United States and European Union first signed their Open Skies aviation agreement in 2007, the U.S. airlines got the better of the deal, winning immediate access to European markets in return for promises for concessions in the future. European airlines, such as British Airways, warned that this made them hostages to fortune. As it turns out, they were right. The U.S. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom will announce a new long-term agreement between airlines and the San Francisco International Airport 11:30 a.m. at the Aviation Museum in the International Terminal of SFO. Read More
If American Airlines ever needed a poster boy for customer loyalty, Edip Borluca could have fit the bill.
For years, the 35-year-old San Carlos chef stuck to the carrier that once employed his mother, racking up frequent-flier miles with each vacation. But this fall, Borluca and other frequent fliers may find their loyalty unrewarded as financially strapped airlines begin to chip away at their mileage-earning programs. Read More