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Access to International Terminal with domestic boarding pass (Lounge Access)

Old Oct 19, 17, 10:43 am
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Access to International Terminal with domestic boarding pass (Lounge Access)

Flying in and out of SFO in a few weeks and have a priority pass card, but the lounge is in international. Is one able to move freely between terminals at SFO, including domestic and international. I seem to remember different security checkpoints for different terminals, but just read on another thread that one can access International terminal from Terminal 1. Iíll be flying Frontier and it seems thatís where the flights will be arriving/departing.

If no access is permissible, would I be able to go through international security with a domestic boarding pass, then leave the terminal and go through security again at Terminal 1?

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Old Oct 19, 17, 10:46 am
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(1) You can enter any terminal with a same day BP.
(2) Note the restrictions on PP access (see PP website) for flights not departing the A pier.
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Old Oct 19, 17, 11:24 am
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Originally Posted by Eastbay1K View Post
(2) Note the restrictions on PP access (see PP website) for flights not departing the A pier.
Has anyone tried to gain access to the Air France lounge with a BP for a flight in a different concourse? I wonder if the agents are enforcing that rule.
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Old Oct 19, 17, 10:24 pm
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(1) You can enter any terminal with a same day BP.
(2) Note the restrictions on PP access (see PP website) for flights not departing the A pier.
Interesting - thanks for the heads up. Like the other poster, Iíd be interested in knowing if this is being enforced.

Also, good to know terminal access is possible - do you know if itís possible to move freely between terminals after security, or would it require entry through security for international?
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Old Oct 19, 17, 10:39 pm
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There is an airside connection between terminal 3 and international pier G, but the only way to enter A is through security.
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Old Oct 20, 17, 6:27 am
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There is an airside connection between terminal 3 and international pier G, but the only way to enter A is through security.
Thanks Richard - looks like itís probably not worth the time trying to make it over there.
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Old Oct 24, 17, 8:41 pm
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Originally Posted by FrankMorris View Post
Interesting - thanks for the heads up. Like the other poster, Iíd be interested in knowing if this is being enforced.
I know people that have done it without issues, even whilst the website PP website said otherwise.

I suspect the comment on the website is more related to the fact that you need to re-clear security to get to any another terminal/gates - although that has been allowed at SFO for a very long time.

Having said that, the AF lounge is nothing special. If you've got time to kill I might consider it, but otherwise I wouldn't consider the extra trips through security to be worth the effort.
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Old Oct 24, 17, 11:24 pm
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I know people that have done it without issues, even whilst the website PP website said otherwise.

I suspect the comment on the website is more related to the fact that you need to re-clear security to get to any another terminal/gates - although that has been allowed at SFO for a very long time.

Having said that, the AF lounge is nothing special. If you've got time to kill I might consider it, but otherwise I wouldn't consider the extra trips through security to be worth the effort.
Thanks - I think weíve come away with the same conclusions - Worth trying if bored, not worth seeking out though. Iíve got a flight to Oakland and was considering rebooking through SFO as OAK has no priority pass destinations, but it doesnít seem worth the hassle.
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Old Oct 25, 17, 9:01 am
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Thanks - I think weíve come away with the same conclusions - Worth trying if bored, not worth seeking out though. Iíve got a flight to Oakland and was considering rebooking through SFO as OAK has no priority pass destinations, but it doesnít seem worth the hassle.
Note that the OAK Escape Lounge is available for AX Plat, and also, has been offering discounted Groupons for admittance (during non-peak hours - verify before purchase).
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Old Oct 25, 17, 10:39 pm
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Note that the OAK Escape Lounge is available for AX Plat, and also, has been offering discounted Groupons for admittance (during non-peak hours - verify before purchase).
Ah, thanks for the tip. Will have to check out the groupon.
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It looks like Mrs. PITUK is flying from Concourse F (UA) and I am flying less than an hour later from Concourse G (AC), both to Vancouver. Is there a lounge that we'd both be able to access? It looks like the PP lounge is out, but maybe the United Club or the 'temporary' lounge in G (I have *G through AC)? If it's worth it at all, is one better than the other? It seems like no security between them based on what's above.

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Old Nov 5, 17, 9:50 pm
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There is a passageway between F and G, so no security worries. If you are an AC *G, then, as I understand it, you can access *G lounges, including UA ones, if you have a boarding pass on any *G flight departing that day from that airport. This would mean any of the UA clubs. And you can invite a guest as long as the guest is also carrying a boarding pass for any *G flight departing that airport on that day.
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Old Nov 5, 17, 9:58 pm
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Originally Posted by painintheuk View Post
It looks like Mrs. PITUK is flying from Concourse F (UA) and I am flying less than an hour later from Concourse G (AC), both to Vancouver. Is there a lounge that we'd both be able to access? It looks like the PP lounge is out, but maybe the United Club or the 'temporary' lounge in G (I have *G through AC)? If it's worth it at all, is one better than the other? It seems like no security between them based on what's above.

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Just a heads up, *G can only access the UA clubs in the F/E UA Terminals. The UA club in the G International Terminal are only for F/J passengers.
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Old Nov 5, 17, 10:01 pm
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Originally Posted by painintheuk View Post
It looks like Mrs. PITUK is flying from Concourse F (UA) and I am flying less than an hour later from Concourse G (AC), both to Vancouver. Is there a lounge that we'd both be able to access? It looks like the PP lounge is out, but maybe the United Club or the 'temporary' lounge in G (I have *G through AC)? If it's worth it at all, is one better than the other? It seems like no security between them based on what's above.

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If you have an Amex Platinum or Centurion card, you can access the always excellent but usually crowded Centurion lounge between Concourse F and Concourse G.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 7:56 am
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Thanks for the info and the really quick replies! I didn't realize the temporary G lounge was F/J only. With a passageway and an Amex plat I'll try the Centurion lounge in the middle!

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