SFO Community Newsletter
Fall 2020

If you’re traveling this holiday season, we’re here to help you travel well. We encourage you to learn more about the latest local and state guidelines and health orders for air travel, the measures in place at SFO, and our new initiatives and available amenities.

Learn more about recommendations for holiday travel

Book Your Parking at SFO Before You Travel!

Now, you can book your parking at SFO ahead of your trip. Simply visit flysfo.com/book-parking, select the duration and location of your stay, prepay and you’ll be emailed your personalized QR code for contactless garage entry and exit. There are no tickets to pull, and no payment machines to visit. And, your booking is flexible. You can change or cancel your booking up to 2 hours before your entry time.

For a limited time: book Long-Term Parking to park in the Domestic Garage for the long-term rate of $18 per day!

Book your parking today

American Airlines Opens New Admirals Club at SFO

Eligible passengers can now take in the panoramic views of the airfield from the newest lounge at SFO - the American Airlines Admirals Club.

The bright and airy lounge features something for every traveler. Those looking to unwind can grab a snack and beverage at the bar and relax in one of the lounge’s recliners or chaise lounges. Business travelers can catch up on emails at the business center or make private cell phone calls in one of the lounge's “phone booths”. A VIP suite with a conference room is also available for rent. The lounge also offers a perfect solution for traveling families: a Universal Studios-themed play area. Additional amenities include shower facilities and direct boarding for select flights.

American’s Admirals Club is located in Harvey Milk Terminal 1 near Gate B13.

Some services may not currently be available due to public health orders.

Flight Arrivals

Flight Arrivals

Upcoming Service Additions at SFO

Subject to Change Without Notice

Airline Destination Effective Date Notes

Cancun (CUN)

Nov 19

New ten weekly international service for airline


Tokyo-Haneda (HND)

Dec 1

New twice weekly service for airline (arrives Tue & Sat, departs Wed & Sun)

Qatar Airways

Doha (DOH)

Dec 15

New airline, new destination (Tue, Thu, Sat & Sun)

Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR)

Jan 9

New destination (Sat)


Now Open: L'Occitane

Stop by L'Occitane and treat yourself or someone special to signature beauty and fragrances products inspired by the Mediterranean lifestyle. L'Occitane's is now open in Harvey Milk Terminal 1, post-security near Gate B17.

View all shopping options at SFO

Now Open: Drake's Flyaway

Our newest restaurant Drake's Flyaway offers delicious salads, burgers, pizzas and more, as well as a great selection of local beer on tap. Located in Harvey Milk Terminal 1 near Gate B19.

View all dining options at SFO


Surf’s Up! Instrumental Rock ‘n’ Roll

View SFO’s newest exhibition in Terminal 2, post-security

Instrumental surf music swept across the United States like a great sonic wave during the early 1960s. Energetic and melodic with little or no vocal accompaniment, instrumental surf music originated in Southern California along with a booming interest in surfing and the subsequent pop-cultural craze. The first wave of surf music began during the summer of 1961 and by 1963, surf music was a full-fledged phenomenon that received national attention.

A revival of instrumental surf music occurred during the early 1980s and spread worldwide in the 1990s. The music is now more diverse than ever, and there are active surf and instrumental scenes throughout the United States and in Mexico, Brazil, Australia, Japan, and across Europe.

SFO Museum’s Surfs Up! Instrumental Rock ‘n’ Roll explores instrumental surf music in relation to the larger genre of instrumental rock with guitars, albums, and ephemera from the 1950s to the present. This exhibition is on view in Terminal 2, post-security until July 18, 2021.

Learn more about the exhibition

Welcome to the New USO Center at SFO!

Military personnel and their dependents may now enjoy the new and improved USO Center in Harvey Milk Terminal 1. The Center offers more space and additional services to better serve its guests. The lounge features increased seating and charging stations; an expanded luggage storage area; a café; a dedicated family room and gaming room; an internet lounge; a TV lounge; and a quiet room with lounge chairs.

In 1966, SFO became the first airport in the United States to host a USO Center. Since then, hundreds of thousands of servicemen and women and their families have relied upon the USO at SFO to provide them a “home away from home”.

Learn more about the USO at SFO

SFO Upgrades Runway 28R

The Airport recently repaved a part of Runway 28R where it meets Runways 1L and 1R. This work was originally planned for 2022 but was finished almost two years early to take advantage of the reduction of flights due to the COVID-19 pandemic, thus minimizing delays and cancellations.

The project team worked 13,500 hours around the clock to complete the project in less than eight days. This included repaving 13 acres (or the length of 10 football fields), installing 7,200 feet of conduit and 12,000 feet of wire. Sixteen hundred trucks were used to move 30,000 tons of materials.

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