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SFO Opens Terminal 2 <---> Terminal 3 Airside Connector

SFO Opens Terminal 2 <---> Terminal 3 Airside Connector

Old Nov 24, 2021, 1:27 pm
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Thumbs up SFO Opens Terminal 2 <---> Terminal 3 Airside Connector

"The post-security connector between Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 has opened at San Francisco International Airport.
You can now go between Terminal 2 (Alaska) to Terminal 3 (United) and International Terminal G (Star Alliance), all connected post-security."

Among other things, this allows AS passengers in T2, without having to reclear security, to access:
-AMEX Centurion Lounge in T3
-United flights in T3

-International G's Star Alliance gates
-Friends, family, coworkers in T3/T2 restaurants and lounges before or after flights






SFO states that another new airside connector from T2 to T1 will be complete in 2024, which would also allow post-security access to International A gates.
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Old Nov 24, 2021, 3:08 pm
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Originally Posted by mixmastermark
Among other things, this allows AS passengers in T2, without having to reclear security, to access:
-AMEX Centurion Lounge in T3
-United flights in T3

-International G's Star Alliance gates
-Friends, family, coworkers in T3/T2 restaurants and lounges before or after flights
And allows UA passengers easier access to the AS Lounge in T2.
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Old Nov 24, 2021, 6:47 pm
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I assume this allows access to the AA Admirals Club from the AS gates for those with long layovers that want to lounge hop
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Old Nov 24, 2021, 6:54 pm
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I am surprised that it has taken this long for (some) airport management authorities to realize the desirability of airside connectors for terminals that have separate security portals. DCA and Boston are also examples of this (although DCA did it by moving the security outside the main concourse of the new/newish terminal).
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Old Nov 24, 2021, 8:19 pm
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Amen!

Great T-day gift! I can use this next weekend
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Old Nov 24, 2021, 8:20 pm
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Originally Posted by econ
And allows UA passengers easier access to the AS Lounge in T2.
Can I access the AS lounge if I'm flying on a UA ticket? If I had known this I would have ditched my UC membership as soon as the new AS club opened, and the connector makes it even more of a no-brainer
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Old Nov 24, 2021, 8:43 pm
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Originally Posted by PDXPremier
I assume this allows access to the AA Admirals Club from the AS gates for those with long layovers that want to lounge hop
Not yet. I believe the T1-2 airside connection is the last one to open and you can stay airside only between A-B Gates and C-G Gates as of now.
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Old Nov 24, 2021, 8:43 pm
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Originally Posted by PDXPremier
I assume this allows access to the AA Admirals Club from the AS gates for those with long layovers that want to lounge hop
No airside connector between B (AA) & C/D yet. Theres plans for one, but still a few years out.
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Old Nov 24, 2021, 9:10 pm
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Originally Posted by econ
No airside connector between B (AA) & C/D yet. Theres plans for one, but still a few years out.
Someone got my hopes up!

It's ok- I'll enjoy my amex lounge use (for now)
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Old Nov 24, 2021, 10:02 pm
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I must have walked right by it on opening day arriving at the F gates on a UA evening flight from EWR, crossing the path we often take from the AS checkin counter via the sidewalk to the Centurion lounge.
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Old Nov 24, 2021, 10:32 pm
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Originally Posted by mixmastermark
SFO states that another new airside connector from T2 to T1 will be complete in 2024, which would also allow post-security access to International A gates.
Isn't there already an airside connector between T1 and T2? There was last time I was there (a few months ago).
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Old Nov 24, 2021, 11:03 pm
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Originally Posted by sethb
Isn't there already an airside connector between T1 and T2? There was last time I was there (a few months ago).
No. There is no connector between B and C, either airside or landside. There's a big hole in the ground as they prepare to rebuild the T1 North Lobby. Completion scheduled for 2024.
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Old Nov 24, 2021, 11:09 pm
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Originally Posted by sethb
Isn't there already an airside connector between T1 and T2? There was last time I was there (a few months ago).
You might be confusing the existing connector between the C and D gates. Before the T1 redevelopment, the C gates were part of T1, but with the gate renumbering, construction, etc., they were redistricted, if you will, to T2.
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Old Nov 26, 2021, 11:59 am
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Originally Posted by zymm
Can I access the AS lounge if I'm flying on a UA ticket? If I had known this I would have ditched my UC membership as soon as the new AS club opened, and the connector makes it even more of a no-brainer
(with a membership)
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Old Nov 26, 2021, 4:31 pm
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Originally Posted by mildfrequence
(with a membership)
Or AS lounge passes.
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