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I wanted to rip the speaker out of the ceiling

by web-administrator (June, 2016)


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(Guest review Tired and Cranky) I was stranded at the San Francisco airport last night. At first, our flight was delayed, but it kept getting pushed back and the gate kept changing. Security was fast, and the airport was clean. There were a few restaurants to choose from, but it was not a great selection. The trouble came when our flight was moved from 5:45 pm to 9:30 am the next morning. The hotels were all filled and we couldn't change our flight. We were stranded in the airport. We found some couches in between terminals 1 and 2 to sleep on. The other terminal were inaccessible unless we wanted to go outside of security. The couches were okay. The problem was there was there was a speaker right above us that blared automated announcements all night long. Very loudly. I wanted to rip the speaker out of the ceiling. In case you were wondering, there is a USO lounge, you shouldn't take cab rides from unsolicited drivers, and you should inform the police of any unattended luggage. All fine information, but I did not need it yelled in my ears all night long. We would have moved, but there just were not many sleeping options. It was also freezing cold in there overnight. I never want to be in this airport again.

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Airport Sleeping Newbie

by web-administrator (May, 2016)


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(Guest review by Katie) As a airport sleeping newbie, I was fortunate enough in landside to find a hidden two-seater bench that had a missing arm rest hidden behind an escalator in terminal 1. It was tolerable, however I woke up every two hours to readjust after hiking up and down the San Francisco hills all day, or because of the very loud announcements every twenty minutes urging me to be safe and never leave my bags unattended. I was not disturbed by anyone to wake up, there were plenty of people sleeping in the airport that night. Not very many choices for food, but my experience wasn't bad! It allowed me to be up at 4:45 to make my early flight.

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San Francisco Airport Review

by web-administrator (March, 2016)


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(Guest Review) Our flight was cancelled due to weather and the airport was a zoo. Even in the new United terminal T3 (which is awesome - food court, Express Spa, nice chairs and new carpet, etc), with so many people it was challenging to find a place to get any rest. As soon as the flight was delayed the first time, my travel companion and I hunted around for the best place to stake out in case of cancellation (late night delays often end in total cancellations, so be prepared!). While all the other passengers were milling about the gates, we were able to find two bench style couches in front of Anchor Brewing, which we pushed together to make a very comfy nest. There was a charging station cluster right next to us (from which our cell phone chargers were both stolen during the night - we let another stranded passenger use them, he fell asleep, and when we all got up the chargers were gone, luckily without phones attached). ALL of the chairs in SFO T3 have arm rests, but there are some nooks where you can get a bit of privacy. Once the flight was cancelled, instead of lining up with the other hundreds of passengers rebooking at the gate, I simply called the United customer service line and rebooked from the comfort of our couches in a fraction of the time I would have spent in line. The downside for us on this trip was that we almost always fly standby, and are expert 'airport campers'. However, we had actually purchased tickets for this particular journey, so of course we checked our bags for the short flight (so luxurious! And such a mistake!) and therefore we did not have our usual airport accoutrements. I always fly standby with: a single, jersey knit, twin size flat continued >>

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San Francisco Airport Review

by web-administrator (January, 2016)


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(Guest Review) The furniture is designed as a deterrent for sleepers. Even the futuristic furniture which is padded and extremely sleepable is in the centre not against a wall. One gets the feeling of being exposed.

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Poor people skills

by web-administrator (February, 2016)


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(Guest Review) So this airport employees do not care if you make it to your flight. I landed in SFO and was guided to the luggage pick up, me lacking sleep due to being on plains for the past 20 some odd hours, followed. So I went to check in with security to use my TSA and they said no you are military escorted me to a small room went threw everything in my bag. I went along with it. So I get threw and done with security. I get to my terminal and get sent away for saying 'crap' this has to be one of the worst airports I have gone to, they wouldent let me sleep with all the loud annoying, and repetitive announcements. I will never fly threw this crap hole again.

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