Questions relating to San Francisco International Airport (IATA: SFO) serving the San Francisco Bay Area in California, USA.

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Is it possible to buy luggage after security to check in (Airport is SFO if that matters)?

I'm planning for someone who isn't going to be able to get proper luggage before going to the airport. They're going to be leaving from SFO, and want to know if they can buy luggage there to use for ...
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Visiting Yosemite in December - Will car rentals provide me with snow chains?

I will spend some time in San Francisco in December and want to take the opportunity to visit the Yosemite National Park over the weekend. However I have read that there might be the need for tire ...
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Going from SFO Airport to San Francisco downtown

We will go on vacation this summer to California. What is the best/designated solution to go from SFO Airport to San Francisco downtown? Update: What does best means? On vacation, you would like a ...
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Checking in baggage early with United Airlines at San Francisco

I've got like a 10 hour stopover in San Francisco (SFO) and I want to check out the city quickly. How early can I check in my luggage or are there any other solutions for the baggage problem?
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Only one hour for changing flight from Victoria BC to SFO to LHR

United changed our departure from Victoria, BC, Canada to SFO which only leaves us one hour to transfer in SFO to our flight to LHR. Is this even possible? Any advice or experience is welcome.
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Pick Up Wheelchair Passenger at SFO airport

I need to pick up a 94-year-old passenger at San Francisco International Airport. She requested wheelchair assistance when she booked the flight. Where do I go to pick her up? Is there a special ...
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Flying from UK to US via 3 flights. Do I need to claim and recheck baggage at each connection?

I am flying from Birmingham (BHX) > New York (JFK) and then a connecting flight to Phoenix (PHX) and another connection to San Francisco (SFO) All 3 flights are with same airline (US Airways) and are ...
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Layover at San Francisco International Airport [duplicate]

We have a 6 hour layover at SFO. Is that enough time to see the town? Is there a bus or should we take a taxi? What about our 2 carry-on 17 lb. bags?
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Is 2 hours transit time in SFO enough for a NZ-citizen flying Kelowna,BC - SFO - Auckland?

I am travelling from Kelowna via SFO and have a 2 hour layover - is this enough time to make the Air NZ flight? - coming in on Air Canada so luggage can be checked thru to Auckland.-NZ citizens so do ...
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What do I need to know when renting a car at SFO airport?

I will be renting a car at SFO International Airport - beside the usual thing to check when renting a car (damages etc.) is there anything I should know when renting a car in USA? I was told that ...
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Disabled access at San Francisco international airport?

Assuming a wheelchair-bound person is dropped off, is there airport staff support to help the passenger through security etc and all the way to the plane?
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Transfer time San Francisco coming from Canada onward to Maui

On December 25th I am flying from Canada to Maui, with a transfer in San Francisco. We have 1.5 hour transfer time. I understand that I go through customs in San Francisco. Is 1.5 hrs during ...
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How many jetways are used when boarding a Boeing 777 in SFO?

I can prebook a seat on my next flight. I would like to be able to be one of the first passengers to get out on arrival, just to prevent being last on the queue at immigrations. At some airports big ...
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Do Lyft or Uber pick up at San Francisco International airport?

Are Lyft or Uber allowed to pick up at San Francisco International Airport? SFO appears to be within Lyft's coverage map, but I know special rules sometimes apply at airports. I waited till the last ...
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What my options on getting between San Francisco and San Jose?

I am soon going to visit an event in San Jose, but due to too few connections to SJC, I decided to arrive at San Francisco. What are my options in getting to San Jose, most preferably the cheap ones?
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5.5 hr layover in San Francisco International Airport enough time to visit city?

I'm flying Seattle, USA (SEA) -> San Francisco, USA (SFO) -> Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) -> Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI). In San Francisco Airport I have a 5.5 layover. Is it advisable to leave the ...
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Hertz@SFO: Park during car pickup

I have a friend driving me to SFO to pick up a car from Hertz. I will have a lot of stuff in this friend's car that I want to put into my new rental one. Is there a good place for that friend to stay ...
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LHR- SFO- HNL stopover transfer time

I am taking a United airlines flight from London to San Francisco (SFO) and connecting with a United flight to Honolulu. Is 2:20 minutes enough time to make a connection in SFO? Do we have to ...
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Arriving in SFO with 6 24" (61 cm) luggage pieces - will these fit in a cab to South Bay?

I, my wife and our baby will arrive in SFO airport, and will stay in the South Bay. We will have 6 pieces of approximately 24" (61 cm) luggage, and allowance for only one taxi. Will we be able to ...
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How long does it take to transfer from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1 at SFO?

In March I will be travelling with my wife from Las Vegas McCarran Int'l Airport (LAS) to London Heathrow (LHR) via San Francisco Int'l Airport (SFO.) We have recently received a unexpected flight ...
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Are there showers / sleeping facilities at SFO?

Odds are good I'll be sleeping in SFO in a couple of weeks' time, before a flight to YVR, upon which I'll go directly to work. Not wanting to look too dishevelled, and not generally trusting myself ...
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Where can I charge my laptop at SFO internationational terminal?

They have internet at SFO, but I am running out of battery. I have checked all the bars, but none seem to have outlets. Is there any way I can charge my gadgets while waiting for my flight?
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Clarification on entering San Francisco International Airport (SFO) from Guam via Narita International Airport (NRT)

I am a Indian Passport holder with a valid H1B Visa. I am travelling from SFO to Guam via Honolulu. But for my return travel to SFO from Guam, I am transiting via NRT. Ideally, I am not leaving US ...
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San Francisco to Singapore with a two-day stop in London

I live in Singapore and I am planning to to SFO/SJC for a conference. But I want visit my sister and my little nephew who live in London and I wanted see if I can plan for it enroute. I have not ...
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From San Francisco airport to the South Bay by public transit

I'll be landing at San Francisco International Airport, and my final destination is Silicon Valley. To be precise, I want to get to the VTA light rail line from Mountain View, but more general advice ...
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From SFO to San Jose with lots of luggage

We are two travellers, moving from San Franscisco airport to San Jose with 6 big bags. How would you recommend doing that? I think we would need a taxi that the size of a Volkswagen Transporter: Are ...