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San Francisco Terminal Change Effective August 20, 2014

San Francisco Terminal Change Effective August 20, 2014

Old Aug 12, 14, 3:45 pm
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San Francisco Terminal Change Effective August 20, 2014

From AS' Travel Advisories page:

Alaska Airlines will relocate from Terminal 1, Boarding Area B, to the International Terminal, Boarding Area A, effective August 20, 2014. All flights, both domestic and international, will board out of concourse A. Alaska is relocating to make way for a complete rebuild of Boarding Area B and a new 24-gate facility planned for 2020. Once open, Alaska will move back into the remodeled terminal.
Hadn't seen this on FT yet- feel free to merge if it was.
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Old Aug 12, 14, 5:28 pm
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International Terminal >>>> where AS was before...
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Old Aug 12, 14, 6:37 pm
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Any know if this will affect the number of gates AS has access to? When AS just had gates 20 and 22, it was not uncommon to have to wait for a gate (esp during the evening) during days with flow control in effect.
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Old Aug 12, 14, 8:30 pm
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I can't imagine that gates will be abundant, given the closures/shoehorning going on across the airport.

Fwiw, I think this will actually work out pretty well. It will take a lot of crowding and delays to negate the positives of no longer having Alaska split across terminals and consolidating in the less dumpy location.
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Old Aug 12, 14, 10:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Manoa Chris View Post
I can't imagine that gates will be abundant, given the closures/shoehorning going on across the airport.

Fwiw, I think this will actually work out pretty well. It will take a lot of crowding and delays to negate the positives of no longer having Alaska split across terminals and consolidating in the less dumpy location.
They should be almost all common use gates, although I'm sure a few are fairly restricted for several hours of the day, such as the gates surrounding the BA lounge.
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Old Aug 13, 14, 11:57 am
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I wonder if I'll be able to stay airside on my connection to CX? Guess I'll find out on the 20th. It's in F, so it would be nice to go straight to the lounge.
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Old Aug 13, 14, 8:42 pm
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Originally Posted by Mr_Tudball View Post
I wonder if I'll be able to stay airside on my connection to CX? Guess I'll find out on the 20th. It's in F, so it would be nice to go straight to the lounge.
No reason why you shouldn't be able to, as long as your bags (if any) are checked through. If you are unfamiliar with SFO A gates, the passageway to the lounges are just before you'd exit the secured area (on the right), and then you go upstairs - it is down the hallway. Enjoy your soup!
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Old Aug 13, 14, 11:18 pm
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Any news on a lounge to use? The Delta lounge isn't an option really.
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Old Aug 13, 14, 11:44 pm
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Any news on a lounge to use? The Delta lounge isn't an option really.
Considering that they closed the SFO BR, my prediction for a lounge access arrangement at below 1%.
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Old Aug 14, 14, 1:08 pm
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Originally Posted by LAXative View Post
Considering that they closed the SFO BR, my prediction for a lounge access arrangement at below 1%.
They have stated on signs at the old terminal that they are working on something. They did the same in YVR and did in fact make a nice arrangement. We were loungeless for a few weeks, but then it was resolved. Keeping fingers crossed.

Also note this is a 6-YEAR move for them.

My flight Saturday will be the last one for me at T1.
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Old Aug 14, 14, 2:20 pm
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I just left SFO Terminal 1. I look forward to never seeing it again...

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Old Aug 15, 14, 1:17 am
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I just left SFO Terminal 1. I look forward to never seeing it again...

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Could not agree more. Especially without the board room, what a hideous place.
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Old Aug 15, 14, 12:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Manoa Chris View Post
Could not agree more. Especially without the board room, what a hideous place.
You can't go to Board Room? How embarassing I am.
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Old Aug 15, 14, 4:22 pm
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SFO BR is no longer
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Old Aug 16, 14, 11:39 pm
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^^^^

International terminal is significantly better then terminal 1.

But on the other hand, does anyone know what gates we'll be landing at?

To be honest, gate 20 is pretty freaking awesome - absolutely no walk, straight in/out of the airport...

I guess I will miss that.
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