San Francisco - Are the terminals at SFO linked?
May 7, 12, 3:53 pm
First post on the forums, been browsing for a while!
I have 3 or 4 hours to wait out in SFO for my AA flight on to LAX. The maps on the SFO website seem to suggest all the terminals are connected post security checkpoints - am I able to wonder between terminals airside to pass the time, or like many other airports am I confined to one terminal when through security?
T3 (F) is connected to International G. You can see it better on this map, where there is a little yellow connector between F and G behind the security checkpoints.
May 7, 12, 9:40 pm
The only Terminals that are connected are T-3 to the G-International Terminal. All the other Terminals are separate post security. So, no walking between the Terminals post security. AA flies out of the one year old T-2. It is a nice Terminal with good food options and spotting opportunities.
May 7, 12, 10:17 pm
If you're going to be "stuck" airside in a terminal, T2 is a nice place to be. Not only are there appealing dining options, the restrooms look like they are from a nice hotel lobby, and there is free Wifi with a myriad of tables and plugs all over. If you do decide to stray landside, take a walk to the int'l terminal - it is a beautiful structure, with a proper museum (check operating hours with your flight times) and other exhibits throughout - all in the landside area, along with a myriad of dining options pre-security to both piers A and G.
A review of Terminal 2's amenities (which are quite extensive) is online here (http://www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com/2012/03/san-francisco-international-airport-terminal-2-review/) and might be helpful.
San Francisco International Airport Terminal 2 – Review
Last April, San Francisco International’s shiny new Terminal 2 opened its doors to passengers as the home of American Airlines and Virgin America. The building was originally the airport’s Central Terminal, having opened in 1954, and helped usher in the jet age as the site of the first jetway bridge in the United States in 1959.
After serving as SFO’s international terminal for some years, it was closed and underwent a …
May 8, 12, 6:30 am
Thanks for the tips. Glad T2 is a nice place to be airside. From the looks of things it will have a gorgeous view of the airfield for a couple of hours.