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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."(248 Tips)
    Hillary H.
    "The burritos in the United terminal are "The Best I've ever had!""(180 Tips)
    Negi A.
    "international terminal is the best place"(74 Tips)
    Lenny L.
    "Check out The Plant and Blue Bottle."(13 Tips)
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  • Thomas L.
    Thomas L.April 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Always good to come here if you want to catch a flight to someplace other than San Francisco, CA.
  • Drew D.
    Drew DorschApril 22, 2013
    United will be te death of me. 6 hr. delay, I would rather ride horseback than fly United ever again
  • Quentin T.
    Quentin TrumelDecember 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Love Castro street!
  • Brian J.
    Brian JanoschApril 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the water! Try the chairs! You're in an airport! Try a pack of gum!
  • David C.
    David CovellApril 14, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Contrary to intuition, Air Canada is in the domestic terminal (3). Apparently, SFO believes that Canada is indeed the 51st state.
  • Rico F.
    Rico FlyApril 30, 2011
    Just know, its colder than a witches tity
  • Song Z.
    Song ZhengOctober 16, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If your gate is between 20 to 38, you have to try out Max's eatz and fresh bakery. Usually I hate airport food, but their pastrami Rubens is very delicious.
  • Gary B.
    Gary BaconSeptember 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Excellent facilities, convenient layout, easy access to public transport, parking and services. :-)
  • Timothy G.
    Timothy GrahamJanuary 6, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    While you're waiting in line take off your shoes , belt etc.
  • Ben B.
    Ben BurtonJanuary 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Go here instead of LAX for international transfers.
  • sarah s.
    sarah stoneAugust 24, 2012
    Beautiful airport!! Visit the aviation museum, so cool!!
  • Olivia H.
    Olivia HulseOctober 29, 2013
    Duty free stores are very expensive. Total ripoff
  • Leslie W.
    Leslie WongAugust 25, 2014
    They told me to take the shuttle, no walkable way to BART so of course I miss the train I was sprinting over to make. Thanks a lot SFO
  • Angela A.
    Angela AlvarezJune 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Wifi is sloooooooooow!!!
  • Phong N.
    Phong NguyenApril 6, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    The connecting corridors outside security have little art exhibits!
  • Gareth H.
    Gareth HardyJune 25, 2013
    Skanky bathrooms, take hand sanitizer
  • Desa F.
    Desa FernandezApril 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're getting picked up at passenger pick up, make sure to go down one level (where baggage claim is located). If you go straight outside after arrival, you'll be at the drop off level.
  • Lori K.
    Lori KingJune 30, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    On an International flight? Bring a small gift for the chief purser on your flight as a way to say thank you.
  • David G.
    David GiannettoDecember 8, 2011
    One of the only airports with no starbucks!
  • Michael M.
    Michael M.November 21, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    TSA PreCheck is now available in T2 and T3. You must be invited by your airline or a member of a trusted traveler program like Global Entry.
  • Quentin D.
    Quentin DavisJuly 29, 2013
    A good airport
  • Jeff
    JeffNovember 7, 2010
    The Giants suck and the Dodgers rule.
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa PNovember 23, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Sankaku is fresh and delicious and not a bad hangover cure. Who likes flying hungover? Not this guy
  • Danilo A.
    Danilo AlthemanJune 4, 2013
    Bye San Francisco!
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa PorterNovember 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Pay attention to signs - baggage isn't always where you assume it'll be if you're getting picked up!
  • Donn B.
    Donn BullockJuly 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Takes solid 30 minutes to go from Rental Car Center to Terminal 1 on the Airtrain. Make sure you allow enough time.
  • Brian E.
    Brian EberhardtJanuary 18, 2011
    Try to get here at LEAST 2.5 hours early. The lines are always long here no matter the day. (if they're short, you're just lucky!)
  • Dave W.
    Dave WhelanAugust 9, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Super efficient Delta security triage for regular, SkyPriority, PreCheck, and CLEAR. LAX and JFK could learn some lessons.
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SpiewakOctober 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Finding gas/Car rental return/AirTrain process takes a while. Give yourself time.
  • Maryann H.
    Maryann HahnMarch 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best airport food, after Sapporo.
  • Edomia zaide B.
    Outdated but very pleasant airport
  • Chris W.
    Chris WagnerAugust 22, 2013
    Never roll down your window on the plane once it takes off.
  • Jay T.
    Jay ThompsonJuly 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Here for #ICSF? Hope you packed a spare liver. ;)
  • Arjun S.
    Arjun SundararajanJuly 12, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    If you are going to take the BART/Caltrain take the blue air train and get down at the international terminal instead of the BART stop. It's a shortcut to the BART station.
  • Tarah A.
    Tarah ArmstrongNovember 13, 2013
    Jet Blue is awesome but the crazy cat lady with her 2 crazy cats on the plane was driving me nuts!!!!
  • Mohamed A.
    Mohamed AlyajouriMarch 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring exact dollar amount for BART card, needed to exit airport!!
  • Scott C.
    Scott CorbittApril 8, 2012
    This airport sucks. It's behind the times with security check-ins, and profiling. The entire airport, from TSA to airline personnel are rude and not forth coming with info. TIP: Don't fly out if SFO.
  • Robert R.
    Robert RoweMay 12, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Use the Dyson AirBlade hand dryers in the restrooms... (fastest hand dryer ever); and it's hygienic too! Read more
  • Scott B.
    Scott BApril 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Ugh don't fly JetBlue here. The terminal blows
  • Avijeet S.
    Avijeet SachdevJanuary 20, 2013
    Grab a cubicle if you're flight is delayed. There's outlets and lots of space to get work done.
  • Verna
    VernaJuly 23, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    They finally have TSA Pre in the Delta terminal so feel free to get here 45 mins before your flight...you can probably even pull off 30.
  • DoubleTree by Hilton
    DoubleTree by HiltonOctober 3, 2011
    When choosing your travel outfit, less is more. Avoid wearing clothing, jewelry or other accessories that contain metal when traveling to cut your time barefoot in the security line.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CortezSeptember 3, 2011
    Show up 2hrs before your flight!!
  • ratish k.
    ratish kayiparambilDecember 1, 2013
    Security checks queue is always long, be prepared for an hour in queue
  • timoni w.
    timoni westMarch 28, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    If you're in a rush at any terminal and the security lines are hella long, march over to International Terminal A and tell them the security guards told you to go this way, to catch your flight.
  • 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)
  • Kevin Z.
    Kevin ZhangSeptember 2, 2014
    Free hotel shuttles!
  • Bayram A.
    Bayram AnnakovJune 9, 2012
    Free iPhone app to track flights and explore airports: App in the Air
  • Ben G.
    Ben GAugust 30, 2014
    Coming from a NYC airport, this place feels like a resort. Free wifi? Are we in the future?
  • Brian H.
    Brian HoldenDecember 4, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Terminal 3 Peetes. Hit the one closer to the First Class entrance for a shorter line.
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