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This Week is the Opening of SFO's New and Improved 'T3E'

January 28, 2014 at 9:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

Unfortunately, the folks over at Yankee Candle have yet to concoct a creation that features new airport smell, so that means we need to enjoy the opportunity to breathe in fresh airport terminal air whenever it arises. That chance is this week, as San Francisco International Airport is busy putting the final touches on its latest terminal revamp and renovation. It held a public event over the weekend to check things out, but it’s officially open to flyers beginning tomorrow.

The new additions are happening at the airport’s Terminal 3, as the new slice of the airport is Boarding Area E—they’re calling it T3E for short. It’s where a lot of United flyers will depart and arrive, so passengers with United stamped across their boarding passes will be the ones enjoying the new restaurants and amenities.

Speaking of restaurants, new options include spots like Dogpatch Bakehouse and Caffè, Klein's Deli, Mission Bar and Grill, and Urban Tortilla. For those looking to spend the last of their expense account dollars, there are local art pieces available at Collector, olive oil body products from McEvoy Ranch, and chocolate goodies from See's Candies. Plenty of art installations round out the options within the terminal, so there’s always something to check out once the cell phone battery dies.

To celebrate the opening, the airport is partnering with United to give away a pair of free tickets. Take a moment to review the new airport goodies from restrooms to the flight deck—it’s a projection display combined with touch screens that reveals airport information, history, and stuff about the city. Once you’re done and have a favorite, just enter your choice right here, and you’ll be entered to win the tickets as part of the Like #SFOT3E Sweepstakes.

Free WiFi, 375 power outlets, and nine workstations spread across the new terminal will keep all those tech-workers happy as they await departure. A new yoga room rounds out the options, so be sure to pack your mat as part of your carry-on when heading to or through on your next trip. We wish the new airport and its passengers the very best, and we hope to check it out in person sooner than later.

[Photo: United/SFO Airport]

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