Air travel

Thousands of travelers are flying for Christmas, despite restrictions. (Courtesy)

Thousands fly through SFO before holidays, despite statewide stay-at-home order

Travelers returning or visiting San Francisco from outside the Bay Area now face a 10-day quarantine

 

There are no guarantees for those who want to get their airline ticket money back for a trip canceled due to the pandemic.<ins> (Shutterstock)</ins>

Ins and outs of air travel refunds during COVID-19

Nearly all carriers are offering vouchers rather than cash

  • Dec 3, 2020

 

Traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge over Thanksgiving was lighter than usual, but still the best week relative to last year since shelter-in-place has started. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Thanksgiving travel lower than usual but still expected to cause COVID-19 surge, experts say

Fewer people traveled for Thanksgiving this year, but the holiday is still…

 

Vehicle traffic is expected to peak Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Vehicle traffic is expected to peak Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The City is seeking to enhance health care for San Francisco International Airport workers, which include more than 100 who have tested positive for COVID-19. <ins>(Courtesy photo)</ins>

Airlines, business groups fight new health insurance requirements for SFO workers

Heathy Airport Ordinance would require companies to offer family coverage or increase contributions

The City is seeking to enhance health care for San Francisco International Airport workers, which include more than 100 who have tested positive for COVID-19. <ins>(Courtesy photo)</ins>
More than a dozen employees working for a company that provides aircraft cabin cleaners and supplies for planes at SFO have tested positive for coronavirus. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFO contractor downplays scale of COVID-19 outbreak

Company failed to inform workers, airport as 10 people tested positive within three week period

More than a dozen employees working for a company that provides aircraft cabin cleaners and supplies for planes at SFO have tested positive for coronavirus. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
In this Dec. 1, 2010, file photo, Virgin America's inaugural flight between Los Angeles and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport comes in for a landing in Grapevine, Texas. Alaska Air Group Inc. is buying Virgin America in a deal worth more than $2 billion, creating a powerhouse airline with an expanded West Coast presence. Alaska Air said Monday, April 4, 2016, that the deal will expand its route network. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Alaska Air buys Virgin America to expand West Coast flights

NEW YORK — Alaska Air Group Inc. is buying Virgin America in…

In this Dec. 1, 2010, file photo, Virgin America's inaugural flight between Los Angeles and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport comes in for a landing in Grapevine, Texas. Alaska Air Group Inc. is buying Virgin America in a deal worth more than $2 billion, creating a powerhouse airline with an expanded West Coast presence. Alaska Air said Monday, April 4, 2016, that the deal will expand its route network. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
Getty Images File Photo2012 was the busiest in SFO’s history

SFO sets passenger traffic record in 2012

The passengers keep arriving and the records keep falling at San Francisco…

Getty Images File Photo2012 was the busiest in SFO’s history

SFO travelers could save on international trips

Travelers looking to take a sun-drenched vacation in Cancun or a trip…

Weather leaves passengers waiting at SF airport

As stranded travelers thaw out from the blizzard that froze the East…