This morning, United announced new service from San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The new flights are:
- San Francisco to New Delhi, India (flight times are difficult though, with arrival in New Delhi at 12:45am and the return leaving New Delhi at 4am).
- San Francisco to Melbourne, Australia
- San Francisco to Toronto, Canada
United also announced additional flights and/or year-round service for their Seoul, Auckland, Tahiti, and Amsterdam routes.
United hypes this big announcement and I was hoping for direct flights to Guam, South America, and Africa, as Toronto is already well-serviced by Air Canada, there are currently direct flights between LAX and Melbourne, and there’s already non-stop service from SFO to Mumbai.
That said, will likely try out at least one of these new routes! Will you?
Level, which is a long-haul, low-cost offshoot of Iberia, is putting direct flights from San Francisco to Barcelona, Spain on sale. Flights start at $308 direct, round-trip. There is currently availability between November 2018 and March 2019.
Sample travel dates include:
- January 19-23
- January 26-30
- February 9-16
- March 9-13
- And more
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As a San Francisco-based travel blogger, I’m always on the lookout for new nonstop flights leaving from the Bay Area.
So it was an awesome surprise when this morning, I saw that United will be offering special nonstop service between SFO and Barcelona (airport code: BCN) in February 2019. United will be offering the following flights:
- February 23 – San Francisco 1:45 p.m. Barcelona 10:25 a.m.+1
- February 24 – Barcelona 12:50 p.m. San Francisco 4:20 p.m.
- February 27 – San Francisco 1:45 p.m. Barcelona 10:25 a.m. +1
- February 28 – Barcelona 12:45 p.m. San Francisco 4:15 p.m.
These flights are being offered as a result of Barcelona hosting the 2019 Mobile World Congress, and will help the Silicon Valley crowd get to/from the event.
Tickets aren’t cheap (I just did a search and it was $2,589 on United) and there is no saver award availability, meaning you’d be paying at least 70,000 miles. If you are cost-sensitive, Level by Iberia offers the best deals to Barcelona from San Francisco (with round-trip, direct flights as low as $308), but this is still a pretty cool offer from United.
H/T: Live and Let’s Fly
San Francisco’s interim mayor, Mark Farrell, signed a bill into law today to officially name the new Terminal 1 at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) after former mayor and gay rights activist Harvey Milk.
According to SFGate, the Harvey Milk Terminal will not be open for a few years — until at least summer of 2019 — as SFO undergoes a $2.4 billion rebuild.
I’m excited for this change and look forward to checking out the new terminal when construction is completed!