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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 Feb 13, 20, 9:49 am
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San Francisco / SFO Moved to Terminal 1 2020 (inc. new Admirals Club)

American Airlines has been planning to move its consolidated operations to SFO’s new Harvey Milk Terminal 1 (redesigned, rebuilt South Terminal) including opening the new T-1 Admirals Club 24 March 2020. AA currently operates from three gates in Boarding Area C and five in Boarding Area D. All operations will move to T-1 Boarding Area B.

“The Oneworld Alliance carrier will move its schedule of up to 50 daily flights to the terminal when the next nine gates on Boarding Area B open around March 2020, according to a prospectus for San Francisco (SFO) airport’s next bond issue.” — (The Points Guy)

"The completed terminal will feature a new central area with improved spaces for passenger check-in, a consolidated security checkpoint, a “re-composure” area, a new common use baggage handling system and baggage claims and a new mezzanine with connections to the AirTrain and the central parking garage.

A welcome improvement will be connecting walkways located post-security that will provide easy access to International Boarding Area A and Boarding Area C." (Airways Magazine — link)

The plans include an extended, modern children's play area, as well. A connector to open in Q2 will offer access to international boarding areas and oneworld lounges.

The $2.4 billion project includes:
  • design and construction of Harvey Milk Terminal 1’s pre-security concourse
  • a new Boarding Area B (B/A B) with improved passenger circulation and access to its 25 gates, new passenger loading bridges and new concessions
  • a spacious central concourse with an art gallery, food halls showcasing the best in Bay Area fare, and integrated technology to facilitate the passenger journey
  • a new mezzanine with connections to the AirTrain, public transit and the Central Parking Garage
  • convenient new post-security corridors connecting to the International Terminal A gates and Boarding Area C.
Timeline:
  • October 2018: Public call for Harvey Milk photographs.
  • July 2019: 9 gates open in Boarding Area B; new Consolidated Security Checkpoint opens; Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Center partially opens
  • March 2020: 9 more gates open in Boarding Area B (18 gates total), entire south check-in lobby
  • Q2 2021: International Connector open, 7 additional gates (25 gates total), swing gates open
  • Q4 2023: All gates open; Boarding Area B and Harvey Milk Terminal 1 fully operational
The construction of the new Harvey Milk Terminal 1 is divided into two projects: Boarding Area B (BAB) and Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Center (T1C).
link to full project pages on flysfo.com.
The new Admirals Club will be approximately 20% larger than the current T-2 facility, and will have two showers for Club users. There will no longer be a cozy fireplace due to the absence of gas piping, and an electric fireplace was not considered esthetically pleasing. The trees in the current facility will be relocated at the end of February. There has been no mention to date as to the soda machine in the current Club.

A lagniappe for Club users will be the gourmet chocolate shop just outside the Admirals Club entrance.

Club information through a Club member and the excellent SFO Club staff.

(Terminal 2 will have a new Sky Terrace deck, to open Valentine’s Day 14 Feb 2020, a boon to av geeks and a throwback to the earlier days of SFO. “Located pre-security in Terminal 2, The SkyTerrace will be open seven days a week from 7 AM – 10 PM. Access is free and no ticket or boarding pass is required, but visitors will undergo a security check as they enter the space.”)
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Old Feb 13, 20, 10:21 am
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Originally Posted by JDiver View Post
American Airlines has been planning to move its consolidated operations to SFO’s new Harvey Milk Terminal 1 (redesigned, rebuilt South Terminal) including opening the new T-1 Admirals Club 24 March 2020. AA currently operates from three gates in Boarding Area C and five in Boarding Area D. All operations will move to T-1 Boarding Area B.

“The Oneworld Alliance carrier will move its schedule of up to 50 daily flights to the terminal when the next nine gates on Boarding Area B open around March 2020, according to a prospectus for San Francisco (SFO) airport’s next bond issue.” — (The Points Guy)

"The completed terminal will feature a new central area with improved spaces for passenger check-in, a consolidated security checkpoint, a “re-composure” area, a new common use baggage handling system and baggage claims and a new mezzanine with connections to the AirTrain and the central parking garage.

A welcome improvement will be connecting walkways located post-security that will provide easy access to International Boarding Area A and Boarding Area C." (Airways Magazine — link)

The plans include an extended, modern children's play area, as well. A connector to open in Q2 will offer access to international boarding areas and oneworld lounges.



The new Admirals Club will be approximately 20% larger than the current T-2 facility, and will have two showers for Club users. There will no longer be a cozy fireplace due to the absence of gas piping, and an electric fireplace was not considered esthetically pleasing. The trees in the current facility will be relocated at the end of February. There has been no mention to date as to the soda machine in the current Club.

A lagniappe for Club users will be the gourmet chocolate shop just outside the Admirals Club entrance.

Club information through a Club member and the excellent SFO Club staff.

(Terminal 2 will have a new Sky Terrace deck, to open Valentine’s Day 14 Feb 2020, a boon to av geeks and a throwback to the earlier days of SFO. “Located pre-security in Terminal 2, The SkyTerrace will be open seven days a week from 7 AM – 10 PM. Access is free and no ticket or boarding pass is required, but visitors will undergo a security check as they enter the space.”)


Seems like the one of the nicest domestic ACs will be even better. I never understood that fireplace thing. I was there last Saturday and it wasn't exactly warming the place up. The soda machines seem to be standard fare now for new and remodeled clubs therefore I think they will stay.
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Old Feb 13, 20, 11:59 am
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Look forward to the new terminal & AC. They can do without those fake trees
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Old Feb 13, 20, 1:14 pm
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So will there be an airside connector such that one can go from the new AC to T2? It'd be nice to be able to continue using the AC when flying AS.
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Old Feb 13, 20, 1:21 pm
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Would be nice to see an FL in SFO, given the premium transcons!
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Old Feb 13, 20, 1:45 pm
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Originally Posted by mangoMan View Post
So will there be an airside connector such that one can go from the new AC to T2? It'd be nice to be able to continue using the AC when flying AS.
I don't see how that would work unless there's an airside connection to the C gates (which have an existing connection to T2). Looking at the map on their website it doesn't seem like there's any such thing and I'm not sure how you'd create one.
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Old Feb 13, 20, 2:16 pm
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Originally Posted by jordyn View Post
I don't see how that would work unless there's an airside connection to the C gates (which have an existing connection to T2). Looking at the map on their website it doesn't seem like there's any such thing and I'm not sure how you'd create one.
The post security pathway between terminals would be fantastic--allowing passengers to use the Centurion lounge without going through security twice!
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Old Feb 13, 20, 2:35 pm
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Originally Posted by BlooJoo View Post
Would be nice to see an FL in SFO, given the premium transcons!
That isn't going to happen...

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Old Feb 13, 20, 5:18 pm
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Getting an AS lounge membership is a cheaper way to get access to Admiral's Clubs, for quite a bit less:
https://www.alaskaair.com/content/ai...nge/join-renew
The one huge bummer is you don't get SFO AC access.
https://www.alaskaair.com/content/ai...tion-and-hours

I wonder if they'll remove that exclusion now that AA is in a different terminal from AS...
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Old Feb 13, 20, 6:20 pm
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Originally Posted by allset2travel View Post
Look forward to the new terminal & AC. They can do without those fake trees
The trees are being moved February 29.
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Old Feb 13, 20, 6:57 pm
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I don't see how that would work unless there's an airside connection to the C gates (which have an existing connection to T2). Looking at the map on their website it doesn't seem like there's any such thing and I'm not sure how you'd create one.

Originally Posted by JDiver View Post
A welcome improvement will be connecting walkways located post-security that will provide easy access to International Boarding Area A and Boarding Area C." (Airways Magazine — link)


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Old Feb 13, 20, 11:32 pm
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A welcome improvement will be connecting walkways located post-security that will provide easy access to International Boarding Area A and Boarding Area C." (Airways Magazine — link)
I can't tell if plans have changed or the map is just not up to date, but that article says that there will be a consolidated security checkpoint (which explains how you'd have airside connections between A/B/C), but the map in the recent announcement clearly shows per-concourse security and no airside connections. So either plans have changed or they've got quite a bit more work to do until this is a reality.
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Old Feb 14, 20, 12:04 am
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Originally Posted by jordyn View Post
I can't tell if plans have changed or the map is just not up to date, but that article says that there will be a consolidated security checkpoint (which explains how you'd have airside connections between A/B/C), but the map in the recent announcement clearly shows per-concourse security and no airside connections. So either plans have changed or they've got quite a bit more work to do until this is a reality.
  • Q2 2021: International Connector open, 7 additional gates (25 gates total), swing gates open
  • Q4 2023: All gates open; Boarding Area B and Harvey Milk Terminal 1 fully operational
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Old Feb 14, 20, 7:26 am
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Can’t Wait to see the new SFO club....hopefully they will try and do something very nice like DL did with their SFO SkyClub.....it’s one of my favorite domestic lounges.
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Old Feb 17, 20, 10:03 am
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Looking forward to this. Have a 6am SFO departure in May.
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