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San Francisco / SFO Moved to Terminal 1 2020 (inc. new Admirals Club)

San Francisco / SFO Moved to Terminal 1 2020 (inc. new Admirals Club)

Old Jun 4, 21, 10:53 am
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Originally Posted by VFR View Post
But if your AS flight does not arrive in T1 (which I don't think any do), you'll need a boarding pass departing SFO to get through security in T1.
Yes, that's why I would need a gate pass. Was wondering if anyone had a way to share (privately) the phone number for the Admirals Club at SFO. I can use my inbound BP and show an outbound, same-itinerary flight, but just need something to get me through security. So it would require an AA agent to escort me or provide gate pass (which I know typically gate passes aren't a thing, but since this is more of a logistical issue based on SFO construction/layout, I was hoping they would allow it).
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Old Jun 4, 21, 11:09 am
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Originally Posted by SkyTeam777 View Post
Yes, that's why I would need a gate pass. Was wondering if anyone had a way to share (privately) the phone number for the Admirals Club at SFO. I can use my inbound BP and show an outbound, same-itinerary flight, but just need something to get me through security. So it would require an AA agent to escort me or provide gate pass (which I know typically gate passes aren't a thing, but since this is more of a logistical issue based on SFO construction/layout, I was hoping they would allow it).
I'm guessing that you get there a decent amount of time before the QR desk opens so you can't pick up your QR boarding pass immediately...

Actually, I have an experience that might be helpful. I was flying BOS-LGA-ORD-(AY)-HEL-(AY)-NGO and AA in Boston was only able to give me boarding passes for the AA flights. However, I asked in the LGA Admirals Club and they were able to print me (AA) boarding passes for the Finnair segments. Once I got to Chicago, Finnair paged me and replaced my AA passes with blueberry print AY ones. You may find an AAgent (or Alaska ticket agent) willing to print you QR boarding passes that will let you get through security.
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Old Jun 4, 21, 11:41 am
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Originally Posted by VFR View Post
I'm guessing that you get there a decent amount of time before the QR desk opens so you can't pick up your QR boarding pass immediately...

Actually, I have an experience that might be helpful. I was flying BOS-LGA-ORD-(AY)-HEL-(AY)-NGO and AA in Boston was only able to give me boarding passes for the AA flights. However, I asked in the LGA Admirals Club and they were able to print me (AA) boarding passes for the Finnair segments. Once I got to Chicago, Finnair paged me and replaced my AA passes with blueberry print AY ones. You may find an AAgent (or Alaska ticket agent) willing to print you QR boarding passes that will let you get through security.
Thanks!! I think you had success because there were multiple agents in LGA/ORD, but Im starting in PSP, doubt they will be willing to. Also, since there are negative PCR test requirements, probably not anyway since QR will want to check. I do appreciate your help though.

If anyone knows how to contact AA in SFO directly, let me know!
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Old Jun 4, 21, 11:54 am
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Originally Posted by SkyTeam777 View Post

If anyone knows how to contact AA in SFO directly, let me know!
After leaving something in a club, i called the toll free number on the back of the membership card and was transferred to the club where I left my item. Give it a shot.
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Old Jun 4, 21, 9:12 pm
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Some day this might eventually eliminate the need for a gate pass:
Originally Posted by jmd001 View Post
An article in today's SF Chronicle implies that an airside connection between Terminal A and T1 is opening today. Can anyone confirm?

The article also implies that an airside connection between T1 and T2 is planned, but has been delayed by the pandemic.
The SFO website has long indicated a future T1-T2 connection, as well as T1-A. It will be be particularly useful for lifetime Admirals Club members.
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Old Jun 16, 21, 11:07 pm
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10 pm on a Wednesday and Club is about half full. Feels crowded. It's not a big space at all. You still have to go to bar for beverages (including water) and utensils. Hello AA, California has reopened!!!
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
10 pm on a Wednesday and Club is about half full. Feels crowded. It's not a big space at all. You still have to go to bar for beverages (including water) and utensils. Hello AA, California has reopened!!!
Are the showers back by chance? Would be nice if they came back.
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Old Jun 17, 21, 7:02 am
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Are the showers back by chance? Would be nice if they came back.
There are no showers anywhere.
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Old Jun 17, 21, 8:40 am
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Are the showers back by chance? Would be nice if they came back.
In SFO AC now. I just asked and the showers not open for use yet. Still have to get cups and plasticware from the bar. All the food items are either individually containered or wrapped. The avocado toast was operational this morning though, which was nice. My first time in this AC, it's very nice and quiet with a good view onto the tarmac.
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Old Jun 17, 21, 9:32 am
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Originally Posted by robertablake View Post
My first time in this AC, it's very nice and quiet with a good view onto the tarmac.
Because of the orientation, the view is limited to the gates and a small segment of tarmac between T1 and A Terminal. Unlike the former AC (or DL SkyClub), there are no runway or bay views. The space is in my opinion a downgrade from the former club.
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Old Jun 17, 21, 9:35 am
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
Because of the orientation, the view is limited to the gates and a small segment of tarmac between T1 and A Terminal. Unlike the former AC (or DL SkyClub), there are no runway or bay views. The space is in my opinion a downgrade from the former club.
That is true.
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Old Jul 6, 21, 11:41 am
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I used the terminal for my first time last week. It is a bit of a long walk if you come into gate 23 to the exit but that's really no big deal. I was very impressed by how amazing the terminal looks with its high ceilings and natural light and also the availability of concessions.



The Club, now the third Admirals Club I've visited in SFO, was also great though its location makes the views right now (of International Terminal A) a little boring.



Lower floor entrance









I'm amazed by how large the Club is and how much seating there is



Bar area, glad to see some Anchor Beer on tap too.

Of course once you exit you're dumped into a dingy basement area and have to head up to the Airtrain or down to baggage. That feels like the SFO I remember.
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Old Jul 6, 21, 11:55 am
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
10 pm on a Wednesday and Club is about half full. Feels crowded. It's not a big space at all. You still have to go to bar for beverages (including water) and utensils. Hello AA, California has reopened!!!
I didn't get that feeling. I thought the club was actually rather large - just narrow.

FWIW...non-adult drinks were free pour from the Coke Freestyle when I was there on the 14th.
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Old Jul 7, 21, 11:40 am
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I'm quite fond of the SFO AC's spicy bloody mary.
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Old Jul 7, 21, 12:53 pm
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based on these pics (thanks btw!) it does appear to have loads more seating than in T2 but the space is definitely narrower by 30%(?) judging from the layout of seating? in T2 when you turned left from reception, you had a four-set by the windows then a row of doubles then the tables against the wall. so the pic above shows two "lines" minus the row of tables against the wall and thats it...plus loads more seating in the other direction.

havent been of course bc covid, but despite my rationalizations, it does LOOK a wee bit smaller.
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