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San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

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San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco
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  • Niko D.
    "Lark Creek Grill makes a great early flight breakfast."(249 Tips)
    Hillary H.
    "The burritos in the United terminal are "The Best I've ever had!""(180 Tips)
    Harrison
    "Mission Taco House in the international terminal"(75 Tips)
    Lenny L.
    "Check out The Plant and Blue Bottle."(13 Tips)
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  • tolu
    toluMay 14, 2014
    Lots of outlets everywhere. Love this airport just for that
  • Elaine S.
    Elaine SApril 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    free wifi for 45 mins!
  • Calvin S.
    Calvin SaputraJuly 8, 2012
    Police patrol with bike
  • Jeffrey-Ryan B.
    Jeffrey-Ryan B.October 14, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    American Airlines does not offer Flagship Check-in at this airport for transcontinental flights into JFK but upon arrival you can take advantage of the Flagship Lounge in New York's JFK airport xx
  • Christina M.
    Christina MonganSeptember 14, 2011
    Get there early! The bag check and security lines may lead to long wait times!
  • JD W.
    JD WhittingtonMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Take BART in from SF and ride in the middle cars (of 10 car train) You'll get off right next to the escalator
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica FreyAugust 22, 2011
    The women's restroom is spacious. I could open the stall door, wearing a backpack, and spin completely around, touching nothing, to shut the door. Fantastic! And, Clean.
  • Jeffrey C.
    Jeffrey CannizzaroNovember 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    TSA groping
  • Katherine K.
    Katherine Kennedy AllenMarch 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Avoid renting a car if you can! Take an uber to Palo Alto/ SF and rent there if needed, or risk adding an extra hour to your departure time to return!
  • jon a.
    jon accarrinoApril 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Security checkpoint process is one of the worst in the world. Lines are usually 1-3 hours long. Exact opposite of New York style speed. Terminal 3 is usually the worst.
  • Raymond A.
    Raymond AaronMarch 22, 2015
    Very calm for huge airport
  • Andy W.
    Andy WongSeptember 14, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Remember the 3-1-1 carry on rule for liquids!!
  • Varshith A.
    Varshith AnandAugust 13, 2014
    Charging points in every nook n crannyy. No worries!
  • Ginger W.
    Ginger WilcoxDecember 18, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If you have an extended wait, the express spa is awesome. Get a service and linger in the massage chairs. Pricey but good.
  • Robert L.
    Robert LeeAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If u fly out on Monday mornings in terminal 1, allow an extra 30 min for security! It's always packed. If u r a priority flyer, use the lane to the right! TSA at SFO is notoriously slow.
  • Doug Z.
    Doug ZamenskyDecember 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Andales in terminal 3 has decent food...
  • April R.
    April RainAugust 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Welcome Automotive friends to #dsmv13 excited to see you soon.
  • Michelle H.
    Michelle Hardy SchenkApril 2, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    SFO gives you free wifi for 45 minutes!
  • Christine Marie D.
    Christine Marie DoyleFebruary 3, 2012
    NiCe!! Oh yeaH
  • Jason D.
    Jason DukesJanuary 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Invest in TSA Pre ✅ for $85. You'll speed through the security line in 5 minutes, get to leave your shoes on and your laptop in your bag.
  • Alison L.
    Alison LayneNovember 4, 2011
    TSA touch:-)
  • jon a.
    jon accarrinoMarch 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    SFO security sucks. Way too long. New York security at EWR and LGA can run circles around these idiots.
  • mipadi
    mipadiAugust 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring a pilot's uniform from your local costume shop. You'll have no trouble bluffing your way into the secret pilot's lounge. Be sure to ask the other pilots what hardware they're flying on!
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BurgAugust 1, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    With a little but of work, you can get a seat inside a giant metal tube that will take you anywhere in the world! (except Cuba)
  • Joeann F.
    Joeann FosslandJuly 12, 2013
    Easy to get here on Bart
  • Jeffrey W.
    Jeffrey WApril 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Common species of millipedes have between 36 and 400 legs.
  • Govind N.
    Govind NDecember 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fast n free wifi access
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew AnderNovember 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    PROTIP: If there's a fly hot TSA standing on the other side of the body scanner, opt for the pat-down (scanner is optional)
  • ViatorStaff
    ViatorStaffFebruary 19, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Bored? Check out the museum exhibits throughout the airport.
  • Sophie A.
    Sophie AdelmanAugust 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    BA lounge has these yummy cream cheese pinwheels, soup, fruit and wine...so much better that AA's chex mix!
  • المهره الصعبه ماهي لأي خيال
    Very organised airport. Go to the departure terminal if you are using Uber for pick up.
  • Mike M.
    Mike MollicaNovember 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    An airport with a yoga room? San Francisco is fancy!
  • BJ O.
    BJ OrbaseAugust 25, 2014
    Firewood at the International Terminal has a wood-fired pizza oven! So good you'll bite your hand off wh-yeow!!!!
  • José Ramón R.
    I like this airport more than LAX!
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BrileyMarch 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Peets coffee is the rocket fuel you need to wake up. Near southwest and US Airways. Gate 30.
  • Todd M.
    Todd MillerOctober 9, 2011
    #5 busiest airport in the US.
  • Peter B.
    Peter BadovinatzJanuary 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    NOT the food choices in the 'A' International gates past security. Not even a Starbucks.
  • George B.
    George BundyApril 13, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    In flight......
  • Kimberly H.
    Kimberly HowardMarch 9, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Read, study, work or relax in the International terminal Aviation Museum - it's a replica of SFO circa the 1930s - and a little-known gem
  • keith
    keithApril 23, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Walk further down to get to food court with better food.
  • Grace Z.
    Grace ZhuMarch 23, 2013
    SFO 07/2012
  • D H.
    D HJanuary 31, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Parking at the International garage is only a few dollars more per day. Worth it to spare yourself the bus ride and aggravation of the long-term lot!
  • deviantpixel
    deviantpixelJanuary 29, 2012
    Get FRESH with TSA for NO REASON
  • Alan B.
    Alan BerezinDecember 3, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Avoid United if possible for now. Many flights take off now from their temporary gates at term 1 and the have to run dinky, crowded shuttles between terms 1 and 3. Adds 20 min so plan accordingly.
  • Darcie C.
    Darcie CuthbertNovember 14, 2013
    If you are flying back to Victoria, BC at night... You can't buy duty free.... SO STUPID!
  • Emilio M.
    Emilio MartínezDecember 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If you find yourself here after hours, there's some small exhibits on each side of the international terminal which are good, and you'll find food (although not great) in the domestic terminals
  • Xiaochuan W.
    Xiaochuan WangMay 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Parking lot may be full in holiday.
  • Steve V.
    Steve VinesJune 5, 2013
    If your flying United Airlines Express...double check your gate! They were great though!
  • Grovo
    GrovoJanuary 11, 2012
    Number 4 is another Bay Area locale and another airport, the San Francisco International Airport. Airport architecture must really bring out the inner photographer in people.
  • Jon M.
    Jon MorganMarch 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the winter menu Chicken Tikka Masala and a glass of the Sauvignon Blanc.
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