San Francisco SFO Posts

Best Airports for a Long Layover.

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With United's recent devaluation, I have been doing a ton of flight searching to burn my small cache of United Mileage Plus miles. Mainly looking to maximize my miles by booking "around the world" trips from the ...

Virgin America LOFT @ LAX: Review (+photos & plane-spotting)

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EDITORS NOTE: This is the second component to my trip report and experience flying Virgin America from Chicago to San Francisco, via LAX. Part one features a Trip Report reviewing/critiquing Virgin America's First Class Cabin service from Chicago to Los Angeles, and Main Cabin Select to ...

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View from a UA B747 - The Crash of Asiana Airlines at SFO

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At this point we have all watched the shocking video of the Asiana B777 crash land at SFO, but did you notice the UNITED 747 sitting on the taxi way waiting to enter that same runway to depart?

You can see the UA 747 at the right of this ...

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Photo Finish Averts Singapore Airlines Suites Disaster

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There was no photo incident on this outbound trip, but a photo finish at San Francisco International Airport rescued my Singapore Airlines trip from the jaws of destruction.

In July 2012, almost 11 months ago, Singapore Airlines updated their systems and in doing so temporarily (and ...

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The Hyatt Regency San Francisco - my home on the west coast

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Do you have a hotel you are so familiar with it feels like a second home?  With my many stays in the last few years at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, it has become my west coast home.

 

My company has an office on the San Francisco peninsula relatively ...

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Tip: Avoid San Francisco International Airport on Weekends

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My trip to Philadelphia last night was not as smooth as I had hoped it would be:

San Francisco International is a great airport and I enjoy connecting through it, but when the fog and wind roll in, expect delays. Throw in some construction and those ...

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Tales from the SFO Intra-Terminal Shuttle Bus

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With a delay in opening the remodeled E-Concourse at SFO, United Airlines is stuck using several gates in Terminal 1 in addition to its main operation in Terminal 3 and the International Terminal. That means a free airport tour between terminals on an airside van each time I fly up from Burbank ...

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Delta says 'ante-up,' enhances transcon in-flight product

In 2010, Delta unveiled its "keep climbing" campaign, designed to overhaul the customer experience on all of its flights following a merger with Northwest Airlines

In 2010, Delta unveiled its "keep climbing" campaign, designed to overhaul the customer experience on all of its flights following a merger with Northwest Airlines

The fiercely competitive transcontinental market between New York and Los Angeles/San Francisco is about ...

United Airlines First Class San Francisco to New York JFK

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Note what is not in the title—p.s.—the "premium service" designation given to the Los Angeles/San Francisco-New York Kennedy routes in 2005 by United in an effort to distinguish itself from American Airlines (and later Delta Air Lines and Virgin America) on this lucrative but ...

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United Airlines Global First Lounge at SFO - Tour + Pictures

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When I arrived in SFO, without even thinking it has become so rote, I headed right for the domestic United Club. Suddenly, I stopped in my tracks and looked down at my boarding pass. It did say "first class" and traditionally first class p.s. passengers were entitled access to United's ...

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United unveils the "airport lounge of the future" at O'Hare Terminal 2

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Today was the opening day of the new Terminal 2 United lounge at Chicago O'Hare International airport (ORD), and I had the privilege of testing it out.

United claims that the new design will be a prototype for future lounges, as the carrier is investing $50 million in its ...

London to Sydney, the Long Way, in United Business - Oz Fest 2012

OzFest 2012 (Canberra) - Introduction Lufthansa First Class, Denver to Frankfurt Lufthansa's First Class Terminal and LH901, Frankfurt to London Hilton Paddington Station London to Sydney, the Long Way, in United Business Sydney's Qantas Club & The Q400 to Canberra The Park Hyatt ...
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United Airlines Economy Plus LAX-Singapore: Twenty Four Hours in Singapore

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The Friday before we left for Singapore, I flew from Kansas City, through Chicago, to San Francisco. My original plan was to fly a quick mileage run from ...

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United's 2012 Family Day

For the seventh consecutive year, United has hosted their Family Day open house event at the SFO Maintenance base. Though the event is geared towards United employees and their family, a small group of customers are invited to the event, as well as those who are lucky enough to grab their tickets ...

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Off to the United Airlines Family Day in San Francisco

Tomorrow morning, I'll be flying out to San Francisco to attend the United Family Day at their Maintenance base in San Francisco. If you aren't familiar with the event, check out Matthew's report from the 2010 Family Day. United has done this for the last few years to show off some of their ...

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