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Bay Area airports ready for Super Bowl 50 visitors

Discussion in 'Airport News, Talk & Discussion' started by vegli, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. vegli

    vegli Hangar Gold Member I

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    Passengers will find super-sized NFL graphics at Mineta San Jose International Airport. (Photo: Mineta San Jose International Airport)

    No matter which teams end up playing in Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., airports in the Bay Area are ready for all those sports fans to arrive — and depart.

    Here’s what some of area airports have in store:

    Officials at San Francisco International Airport are gearing up for a steady stream of arriving traffic in the days leading up to the Super Bowl and for a big crush of travelers on the Monday following the game.

    “For the departure activity, we’re working with the TSA and airlines to open ticket counters and security checkpoints much earlier than usual,” said airport spokesman Doug Yakel, “and many airlines are actually planning to remain open 24 hours from Sunday into Monday to keep customers moving.”

    SFO’s “5-4-3-2-1” campaign should help move things along on departure day. The campaign encourages travelers to check out of their hotels five hours before their scheduled departure flight, to return their rental cars four hours before their flights and to check in at their airline ticket counters three hours before their flights. SFO is urging Super Bowl fans to get through the security checkpoints at least two hours before their flights and be waiting at their departure gates a least an hour before the scheduled departure time.

    Other airports in the area are promoting the 5-4-3-2-1 campaign as well.

    That means, of course, that a lot of passengers may be spending more time than usual at the airport and SFO is ready for that with an exhibit of artifacts from the NFL Hall of Fame (in Terminal 3) and a planned program of live music in all the terminals.

    SFO has also set aside 150 parking spaces for private and corporate aircraft activity

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