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Sacramento International Airport - SMF / KSMF
Sacramento County, California

N.B. There is a discussion and preview thread about SMF Terminal B here.

GOING TO SMF

DRIVING TO SMF VIA PRIVATE / RENTED VEHICLE

SMF is 10 miles northwest of Sacramento immediately north of Interstate 5 (connects San Diego to Seattle). (Note: there is an on-airport gasoline / petrol station for those renting from SMF.)

From San Francisco or Lake Tahoe, use I-80 to I-5 northbound (Woodland and Seattle). From Stockton use I-5 (or US 99 connecting to I-5 via I-80 westbound) northbound. From I-5 north the airport is 10 miles "southbound" (east) of Woodland. The airport is 0.5 miles north of the Interstate 5 on Airport Boulevard.

For GPS, use the address 6900 Airport Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95837

SMF / KSMF / Sacramento International Airport website: link

Exiting north from I-5, proceed according to the map:

GETTING TO AND FROM TERMINAL "A"

Follow signage and keep to Airport Boulevard East - a one way multi-lane road running counterclockwise will take you to an area you can stop and drop off or pick up passengers. Parking or stopping for any length of time to wait is prohibited; the Sheriffs are quite quick to get you to move on. A free cellular / mobile phone lot at the airport entry, west side, is the best place to stop to wait for arriving passengers to call drivers.


GETTING TO AND FROM TERMINAL "B"

Folow signage and keep to Airport Boulevard West - the new terminal includes a two level roadway, running clockwise. The upper level is for departures and the lower level serves arriving passengers and baggage claim. Passengers departing or arriving on Southwest will find it easiest to use the West side; those using all other airlines will find it easier using the East side.


GETTING AROUND SMF

Courtesy shuttle busses travel four routes: between terminals, to parking lots (daily and economy are separate) and to the rental car center. These are all accessible. One can walk or use a wheelchair between terminals, which are connected via the parking garage - but note that though the garage has a ceiling, it is not enclosed fully.


SECURITY at SMF / Sacramento International Airport

Currently, there are Priority lines at SMF - Terminal A; at Terminal B it is on your far left, separate from the non-priority queue entries. There are now TSA PreCheck queues at both SMF terminals (October 17 2013); the SMF website does offer indications of how long it is taking to transit security.

Terminal A has PreCheck,

Terminal B:
-Along the far left wall is the known crewmember checkpoint
-In the middle are two lines: PreCheck, which splits off to the left, and general boarding, which splits off to the right.
-Along the far right wall is the Premier/First Class/Business Select/etc line.

For international arrivals there are now Global Entry kiosks.


PARKING

Parking varies considerably, from the parking garage to "economy" lots; best thing for current information is to visit the SMF parking map and click on the appropriate garage / lot number for current rates.

"Cell phone lot" / waiting area: This area offers free parking for a short period of time for occupied vehicles whose occupants are waiting for passengers, who can call them when they arrive. This allows comfortable waiting within five minutes of any terminal, without causing congestion (and inviting a ticket from the officers patrolling the arrivals area, where waiting is not permitted).


TRANSPORTATION to/from SMF / Sacramento International Airport

TAXIS (SITOA airport authorized taxis at SMF) in Sacramento charge
  • $3 flag drop, $2.50 for each additional mile
  • Rate to wait is $25 per hour
  • One way SMF to Sacramento downtown is $33.00
  • Round-trip between SMF and downtown Sacramento is $66.00
  • Waiting is charged at $25 hourly
  • Seniors and military personnel are eligible for a 20% discount
  • Uber is $20 SMF - downtown
  • SMF - Roseville approx. $80
  • See SMF TaxiFareFinder for more fares


To / from the Arden area, 12 miles, approximately:
  • Bus Service 17.00 USD
  • Limousine 75.00 USD
  • SuperShuttle (Executive Premier Limo Inc.)
  • Rental Car 40.00 USD
  • Taxi 50.00 USD
    These prices are approximate.


From downtown, 10 miles, approximately:
  • YoloBus Bus Service $2.00 USD
  • Limousine 85.00 USD
  • SuperShuttle (Executive Premier Limo Inc.)
  • Taxi 35.00 USD
  • Uber, $20.00 USD


SHUTTLE SERVICE

SuperShuttle serves Sacramento International Airport via Executive Premier Limo Inc. The options offered are non-stop shuttle vans, not shared rides, and black car service.

BUS

Sacramento, Davis and Woodland, Yolo County

Yolo County Transportation District's Yolobus offers two routes, 42A (clockwise) and 42B (counterclockwise) that connect SMF to Sacramento, Davis and Woodland (clockwise) and the reverse. Service is approximately hourly beginning at 5:24 AM and ending at 10:22 PM at SMF. PDF schedules etc. here, and fares and passes information is here.

These also offer the option of connecting with AMTRAK's California Capitol services to the SF Bay area at the Davis or Sacramento AMTRAK stations. Check here and here for California Capitol schedules, ticket prices, etc.

Sacramento Regional Transit District serves Sacramento International Airport as of January, 2020 via SacRTs Airport Express Bus, Route 142, offering direct service between downtown Sacramento and Terminals A and B. Route 142 operates every 60 minutes, seven days a week. The current operating hours are between 5:15am (first downtown departure) and 10:33pm (last airport departure). They hope to restore the service to every 30 minutes on August 28, 2022. The fare is $2.50 for a single ride, $1.25 for discounted eligible riders and free for students in grades TK through 12.


RENTAL CARS and FUEL

All rental car companies at Sacramento International Airport are located at the central rental car terminal. Take the Rental Car Terminal Shuttle busses for acccess to all on-airport rental car agencies listed:

Rental Car Agencies
  • Advance Rent A Car ** (916) 442-1362
  • Alamo (800) 327-9633
  • Avis (916) 922-5601
  • Budget (800) 763-2999
  • Dollar (800) 800-4000
  • Enterprise (800) 736-8227
  • Hertz (800) 654-3131
  • National (800) 227-7366
  • Payless Car Rental ** (800) 729-5377


* *Off airport fleet

Gasoline Station

There is an ARCO station near the entrance to the airport, #22 on the map, to top up your rental vehicle.


AIRPORT LOUNGES AT SMF

Each terminal has an Escape Lounge, accessible by membership, $43.10 per person fee or American Express Platinum Card members (who may guest in up to two others)


LODGING NEAR SMF

The Host Airport Hotel at Sacramento International Airport (across from the old Terminal B complex) closed July 31, 2008, to make way for the new Terminal B construction. A new 135 room Hyatt Place was to be built adjacent to the parking garage, but that may not happen. In the meantime:

Several hotels do provide complimentary shuttle services to / from SMF airport.

Hotels providing shuttle services include
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites 10 miles
  • Four Points by Sheraton 8 miles
  • Hampton Inn 7 miles (N. Natomas)
  • Hampton Inn - Woodland 10 miles
  • Holiday Inn Express 7 miles (N. Natomas)
  • Hilton Garden Inn S. Natomas 11 miles (my go-to hotel, free overnight and ~up to 10 days parking, free hourly airport shuttle)
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton - 7 miles (N. Natomas)
  • La Quinta Inn 11 miles
  • Quality Inn Natomas 12 miles
  • Ramada Limited 11 miles
  • Vagabond Executive 12 miles



OTHER AIRPORT SERVICES

Lost and Found"The Sacramento County Sheriffs Department, Airport Division manages the lost and found program at Sacramento International Airport. Please visit the Lost & Found Web page to report your lost item. Please call (916) 874.0701 and leave a detailed message concerning your lost object. The Sheriffs frequently listen to these messages and will return your call if they have the object. If the item has been lost on board an aircraft, please contact your airline directly."

Paging "Paging is managed by the Sacramento International Airport Communications Center. Please call (916) 929.5411 and press the appropriate prompt key to reach the operator."

WiFi / Wireless Internet - FlySacramento is the net name you should use. You will be required to watch a brief advert for free WiFi."Sacramento International Airport has free wireless Internet (WiFi) service throughout the indoor, public areas of the airport. SMFs Wi-Fi network has 4 T1 connection, which provides users with speeds of up to 1.5 Mbps. The Wi-Fi 802.11b/g technology allows for speeds up to 54 Mbps, but throughput is governed by the speed at which the device is connected."

Contact Information:

Sacramento International Airport
6900 Airport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95837
(916) 929.5411
air-market <at> saccounty.net

Pilot Information link

Airport FAQ link

Typical Nonstop Destinations from SMF will change) (Use SMF Flight Search for more information)Atlanta, GA
Baltimore, MD
Boise, ID
Burbank, CA
Charlotte, NC
Chicago (Midway), IL
Chicago (OHare), IL
Dallas, TX
Denver, CO
Guadalajara, Mexico
Honolulu, HI
Houston (Intercontinental), TX
Las Vegas, NV
Long Beach, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Los Cabos, Mexico (2017)
Maui (Kahului), HI
Mexico City, Mexico
Minneapolis, MN
New York (JFK), NY
Ontario, CA
Orange County, CA
Phoenix, AZ
Portland, OR
Salt Lake City, UT
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Washington, D.C.

Please use SMF Flight Search to find nonstop and direct flights to your destination or return.


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SMF Terminal "A"

SMF TERMINAL A

N.B. As of October 6, 2011, airlines have relocated at SMF - most importantly, Southwest is no longer at Terminal A!


As of February, 2013, airline assignments seem to be as follows:

TERMINAL A AIRLINE ASSIGNMENTS:

Delta / SkyWest (sharing A1-A5 area)

American Airlines (as of 24 February 2015 - A1-A5?)

JetBlue (A13; moved from Terminal B 15 Oct 2013)

United (A11 - A16)

American Airlines (including legacy US Airways (sharing A1-A5 area)


Gates information will be updated as we get more specific information on the low A gates


Entry to the terminal is at ground level, which leads to the ticket counters. Immediately to the north of the counters are elevators / lifts and escalators, leading to the second level and the TSA security screening facility. The only shops and dining facilities on the second level are airside, beyond security. The security area is large, but not planned for at terminal construction, so it can take some time to process at busy times. As of Dec 2011 there is an Elite frequent flyer queue at Security.

Arriving passengers take elevators or escalators downstairs and immeidately north are the baggage carousels. Upon exiting from the terminal are the areas for intraterminal shuttle busses, YoloBus to Sacramento, Woodland and Davis, taxis and the SuperShuttle shared van transport.

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SMF (new) Terminal B

SMF (new) TERMINAL B
(The old Terminal B is no longer in use and is scheduled for demolition.)

N.B. There is a discussion and preview thread about SMF new Terminal B here.

The new Central Terminal B and its (remote) Concourse opened 5:00 AM October 6, 2011. Here's a preview of what to expect and information. (Note: the terminal is architecturally accessible, but please read for tips and tricks for those with mobility challenges.)


New SMF / KSMF Sacramento International Airport Central Terminal B

TERMINAL B ASSIGMENTS


Southwest (the West side, Gates B12 - B23)

Aeromxico (B8)

Alaska (low B gates)

American (AA) MOVED TO TERM. A 24 Feb 2015!

Frontier (B6)

Hawaiian (B4)

Horizon (B5)

Jet Blue Moved to Terminal A 15 Oct 2013

Volaris

B9 and B11 reserved for future use



The terminal itself is served by a two-story clockwise roadway horseshoeing around the check-in facility. There are dropoff / pickup areas for disabled passengers on each side (West, for Southwest, and East, for everyone else) and both levels. Southwest and American (only) have curbside baggage checking. Southwest has wheelchairs immediately inside the passenger entry doors to the terminal.


See map in post above for Terminals A and B.

The new three story Terminal B is divided in two distinct and separated areas - "Central Terminal" is the checkin and arrivals area, the "Concourse" is the gates area. The terminal is much more open and spacious (think MAD T-4S or LHR T-5). The central check-in building and
'Gates Concourse" are connected with Bombardier "Automated People Mover" (APM) vehicles in two bridge lanes above the roadway. The APM cars can be ganged so there can be two cars per train. The APM links central check-in and baggage facilities with the actual concourse.

The Central Terminal B is entirely a landside facility, with three floors. All levels are connected by two glass-enclosed and very easy to find elevators (lifts), and different, somewhat confusingly placed banks of escalators. (Be aware of which escalators you use - one set connects levels 2 and 3, others levels 1 and 3 and 1 and 2,) and lifts / elevators to the third or departures floor (APM Level). Elevators / lifts are more direct and less confusing, well signed. There are both the usual courtesy phones placed strategically for assistance and TDD/TDY terminals with them.

The ground / or first floor is the Baggage Claim Level (arrivals) with baggage carousels 1, 2, 5 and 6. (Large vacant areas can accommodate carousels 3 and 4 as dictated by passenger load growth). Flanking the carousels are West and East pickup, shuttle and taxi areas. There is also a news, magazine, sundries and souvenirs shop operated by the Sacramento Bee. There is also at least one ATM / cash machine and vending center with snacks and water, etc.

The second floor - Ticketing Level - contains the check-in desks and islands of self-service kiosks. Ticketing has West and East drop areas for cars, taxis, shuttles, interterminal shuttle busses, parking and rental lot shuttles. (N.B. The West side is mainly Southwest's, as it is in the gates Concourse.)

The third level is the departures/APM level,with access to the APM (Automated People Mover) to the gates Concourse. There are some shops, previously mentioned elevators / lifts and escalators to other levels, and a few self-serve kiosks for boarding passes. (I hope these will be operational - no luggage and BP or can arrive at Parking Level 5, use the pedestrian bridge, use the kiosk, take a right turn to the APM to the Concourse.)

N.B. Those accompanying or awaiting passengers and without passes to airside should not use the APM.) The APM is fast and does some maneuvering that can be surprising to some - be sure to hold on, and if in a wheelchair, to position yourself securely. The APM takes one to the Terminal B Concourse facility. Here you enter a large, spacious, purpose-built TSA screening facility with ten lanes leading to five body scanners. These are not necessarily all active at once, and there is now a multi-airline Priority Access / Elite line to your left as you enter security area for airlines' frequent fliers and First passengers.

Now that you are airside, this spacious, well-lit facility offers a variety of both chain and local restaurants, stores (including a Vino Volo store for California wines once you have passed airside). When you arrive and head for the APM, you must pass through a set of double doors that could prove challenging to those with wheelchairs.

Seating is "snowflake" style in most instances, with some inline seat gangs, with comfortable seats. If you have been in DFW Terminal D, you have seen the seats before. The SMF seats have two powered USB and two 110 VAC US outlets for charging between each seat pair in the "snowflake" style.

Free WiFi is also provided throughout, though it can be slow-paced and require watching a video or taking a survey for fee access, and there are some Internet stations provided. The most innovative is one in the center that looks like a giant French horn - as a passenger uses the Internet terminal behind it, the sounds are translated into various musical and choral sounds.


"Snowflake" seating with powered USB and 110 VAC (Free WiFi in airport) (Business Journal photo)


Photos and renderings of the new Terminal B facility:


Approaching West side of Central check-in facility Terminal B


New Central Terminal interior
(Down, is arrivals with carousel, straight ahead are airline check-in counters and kiosks, up leads to APM and Concourse)



Check-in counters on Level 2 and kiosks at new Central Terminal B (Sacramento Bee photo)



"APM" people mover connecting Central Terminal Level 3 and Concourse (Mountain Democrat photo)



Entrance to Concourse B and TSA Security screening facility (Sacramento Bee photo)



Terminal B Concourse by Southwest Airlines aircraft gates (Sacramento Bee photo)



Concourse B with 19 gates (2 international; expandable to 23 gates)
with Automated People Mover connecting to Central Terminal in background

N.B. Thanks to the Sacramento County Airport System, Business Journal, Sacramento Bee (Tony Bizjak in particular for tips for people with disabilities).

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SMF Terminal A services, shopping and dining

Terminal A - Landside (Ground Level)


FOOD (GateGuru app for your smartphone is a great tool)

Downstairs / ground floor landslide: Starbucks

Terminal A Concourse - Airside (Second Level)

FOOD

Central Court and Corridor Area

N. B. The food offerings are currently undergoing significant change; the listing here in no longer accurate. See below.
From http://www.saccounty.net/news/latest...pen-Aug-1.aspx:

​Travelers to Terminal A at Sacramento International Airport will notice changes in food and beverage options beginning Friday, August 1. SSP America is replacing existing restaurants with temporary vendors while they remodel the food court in anticipation of six new restaurants arriving in 2015.

On the first level of Terminal A, Jet Box will offer grab-and-go sandwiches, salads and coffee. Located post-security on the concourse will be True Burger, Mia Mozzarella, Peet’s Coffee and Tea, the Sacramento Sports Bar, Jet Box, and Rebar restaurant and bar

SSP America is spending $3 million to build new storefronts and buy equipment for food and beverage concessions in Terminal A. By late spring 2015, local favorites such as Paesanos, Squeeze Inn and another only-in-Sacramento restaurant will join SSP America brands Freshii and Urban Crave in Terminal A.

Wine lounge Vino Volo and the retail shops Travel Mart, In Motion, Capitol Marketplace, Details, and Forever Silver are not impacted by construction and will remain open.

SHOPPING

Central Court and Corridor Area
Capitol Marketplace

Details

Forever Silver

Goodfellows Shoe Shine

Hometown Favorites

In Motion

KidZoo

PGA Golf

Vino Volo

For hours and locations, check here.

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SMF new Terminal B services, shopping and dining

Central Terminal B - Landside

FOOD (GateGuru app for your smartphone is a great tool)
Sacramento Bee & EcoGrounds Coffee (ground / arrivals floor)

Camden Foods (third floor)

Gateway Bar (third floor)

Old Soul Coffee (third floor)

SHOPPING
Sacramento Bee & EcoGrounds Coffee (ground / arrivals floor)

Terminal B Concourse - Airside

FOOD

Central area
Burgers & Brew

Dos Coyotes

Esquire Grill

Famous Famiglia

Jack’s Urban Eats

Peet’s Coffee & Tea
West (Southwest) gates
Cafeteria 15L

Starbucks
East (AA, AS, etc. non-WN) side
Esquire Grill (allegedly delivers to your gate via an iPhone app)

Peet's Coffee & Tea

Healthy Living
SHOPPING

Massage Bar (one each wing)

West (Southwest) gates
Erwin Pearl

US News & World Report
Central Area
Brighton

Brookstone

CW31 Good Day Sacramento

InMotion Entertainment

Lacoste

Vino Volo

Visions of E
For hours and locations, check here.

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SMF... art!

There has been a requirement for art to be part of what goes into the airport, so here is some of it:

TERMINAL A



"Samson" - two pillars in Terminal A baggage carousel area, by Brian Goggin



"Flying Carpet" showing local landscape in pedestrian walkway by Seyed Alavi



"Flying Gardens" by Dennis Oppenheim



TERMINAL B



Lawrence Argent's 56 foot rabbit diving into suitcase with a vortex



"Your Words are Music to My Ears" by Po Shu Wang/ Louise Bertelsen
(Using Internet terminal at back causes choral sounds to emanate)



"Flying Colors" floor mosaic by Suzanne Aden



"Baggage Handlers" by Christian Moeller, 2 murals on ticketing floor level walls
(Yes, these are actual SMF baggage handlers - 5 men and 1 woman are depicted on both murals.)


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Some SMF Art

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JDiver - THANK YOU for this marvelously-informative post! I fly out of SMF pretty much exclusively, but less recently than once was the case. So I have not been to the airport since new Terminal B opened.

Now I need to pick up friends returning from a medical trip to Rochester MN, and wanted to get a little familiar with the layout before going. The official website is only modestly informative (6 out of 10) -- yours was a 9 or 10 out of 10.

Between your descriptions, and the Google overhead, it is quite clear what we will want to do for parking, access to the Terminal, and where to await our friends.

Again, thanks for a very helpful post!

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In February we'll be arring on Continental and departing, a few days later, on Southwest. Hoping for no fog delays! We'll arrive a Terminal A, which used to house Southwest? Has it been upgraded at all as part of the airport work? It looks like a small number of planes at Terminal B will leave from the main terminal building but most will depart from the outer concourse, reachable by rail (shades of Dulles Airport IAD). I remember when I first moved to Sac in 1976 (left in 83), the airport looked pretty modern, albeit spartan. That was long enough ago that I usually flew PSA to visit my folks in L.A.
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Ah, yes, PSA! I remember paying $14.95 to LAX and $19.95 to SAN... probably from SAC and not SMF!

Terminal A (where you will arrive on CO) has not had any major renewal since being built as a new terminal, but is fairly comfortable and has some very decent vendors.

Terminal B (where you will depart on WN via Gates 12 - 23) has NO flights departing the Central Terminal; all flights arriving / departing B are gated at the Concourse / remote terminal, connected to the Central Terminal by the Bombadier "APM".

Fog? Well... all I can do is wish you (and me) good luck on that point.

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In February we'll be arring on Continental and departing, a few days later, on Southwest. Hoping for no fog delays! We'll arrive a Terminal A, which used to house Southwest? Has it been upgraded at all as part of the airport work? It looks like a small number of planes at Terminal B will leave from the main terminal building but most will depart from the outer concourse, reachable by rail (shades of Dulles Airport IAD). I remember when I first moved to Sac in 1976 (left in 83), the airport looked pretty modern, albeit spartan. That was long enough ago that I usually flew PSA to visit my folks in L.A.
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LOVE IT!

What a great place to be waiting for a flight! Free WiFi, seat clusters with lots of powerports, decent restaurants with fair pricing.
Another airport that puts LAX to shame.
BRAVO SMF ^
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Security in the new Terminal B is supposed to be quick and easy - in fact, it can be quite lengthy, given WN and a number of others (see above), and though there are umpteen lanes and new machines (yes, five millimeter wave scanners, and WTMDs plus body searches for those who opt out) but TSA sometimes only operates two lanes. January 1 2012 was crowded and it took 15 - 20 minutes or longer to clear security.

Though SMF stated last year there would be some kind of elite security queue, and there was none as yet in B at this writing, the updated information is that Terminal B has a priority security lane at the far left as you enter the TSA security area.

As well, the end of 2011, Dec 30 2011, saw the flaws in the "Automated People Mover" concept when a computer breakdown isolated the gates from the central terminal 7:57 - 10:22 AM; flyers were required to use the APM elevated concrete guideway (about a six minute walk) to access flights or arrivals. (There were three documented breakdowns the first month of operation.)

The new Terminal B does draw lots of kudos for its free WiFi, USB and power at concourse seats, services and restaurants. ^

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As of March 31 2012, parking rates at SMF increased ~11%; new rates are posted in the main post under Parking.

You still have to love free WiFi and in Terminal B plenty of USB / AC charging ports.

Those awaiting other passengers are advised to use the well marked Cell / Mobile Phone Lot at the southwest end of the airport - it's free. Calculate five minutes from the time of the call to the pickup at the terminal.

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Further updates: Sacramento County has offered Virgin American incentives of up to $400,000 to begin service SMF-LAX (up to $250,000 in cash, up to $150,000 in "other incentives).

SMF is also entering negotiations that would lead to opening up to two hotels: "Sonnenblick... the sole company to respond to the airport's request for proposals, proposes building 200-room and 132-room hotels at the airport by the end of 2014, both a few steps from terminals A and B."

Standard and Poor still rates SMF's overall outlook as stable, in spite of the $950 million debt; SMF has been attempting to become more efficient in its operations, but is obviously hoping to enhance revenue by attracting more flights (and raising rates for other services, such as parking).

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/04/11/440...#storylink=cpy
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Old Jun 4, 12, 4:54 pm
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Originally Posted by JDiver View Post
Though SMF stated last year there would be some kind of elite security queue, there is none as yet.
Term A has had an elite line since Dec. ^
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