airlinewatcher1
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New Gate Numbering System at SFO

Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:25 pm

On October 16, we implemented a new and improved gate numbering system.

The previous gate numbering system was a continuous numbering system across all terminals and concourses, from 1 to 102.

The new gate numbering system breaks it down to specific concourses within each terminal using an alpha-numeric format with a letter corresponding to the concourse (A—G), and a sequential number relative to its location from the checkpoint to the end of the concourse.

•International Terminal A Gates are A1 – A15, and G Gates are G1 – G14
•Harvey Milk Terminal 1 B Gates are B1- B27, and C Gates are C1 – C11
•Terminal 2 D Gates are D1 – D18, and
•Terminal 3 E Gates are E1 – E13, and F Gates are F1 – F22

https://www.flysfo.com/gate-renumbering
 
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Re: New Gate Numbering System at SFO

Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:30 pm

Just now getting up the new learning curve! The old system was so ingrained that I could look at the gate number on my boarding pass and my feet would just take over and I’d be at the gate. The new system is just fine but the first few times it was like finding a gate at an airport I’d never been to. One of those changes where the casual flyer actually had an advantage over the very frequent flyer!
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Re: New Gate Numbering System at SFO

Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:00 pm

Curiously, there are now lots of gate 13's. Very uncommon in the U.S.
 
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Re: New Gate Numbering System at SFO

Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:27 am

airlinewatcher1 wrote:
On October 16, we implemented a new and improved gate numbering system.

The previous gate numbering system was a continuous numbering system across all terminals and concourses, from 1 to 102.

The new gate numbering system breaks it down to specific concourses within each terminal using an alpha-numeric format with a letter corresponding to the concourse (A—G), and a sequential number relative to its location from the checkpoint to the end of the concourse.

•International Terminal A Gates are A1 – A15, and G Gates are G1 – G14
•Harvey Milk Terminal 1 B Gates are B1- B27, and C Gates are C1 – C11
•Terminal 2 D Gates are D1 – D18, and
•Terminal 3 E Gates are E1 – E13, and F Gates are F1 – F22

https://www.flysfo.com/gate-renumbering


I flew into SFO on 5 Jan 2020 and out on 6 Jan 2020. My first time in the Harvey Milk terminal...interesting to see the continuing construction between it and the A gates. Then the D gates struck me as "odd" when I was there for my Alaska flight on the 6th. I hadn't heard of the renumbering scheme until now.

SFO and I have quite a history. I was born long enough ago that my folks took me to see the JAL DC-8 in the water and the first 747 to operate at SFO. I was also able to witness quite a bit of the new international terminal construction going on in the very late 90s into Jan 2000 when I left the area after 7 years in Fairfield/Vacaville. Interesting airport...I love it there.
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Re: New Gate Numbering System at SFO

Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:53 pm

simairlinenet wrote:
Curiously, there are now lots of gate 13's. Very uncommon in the U.S.


Really? I've never seen omissions of gate "13" in terminals. The US isn't superstitious about numbers... in the way certain Asian countries are.

Unless... are you remarking on the fact that there aren't a lot of US Airports, with multiple terminals that have 12+ gates each?
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Re: New Gate Numbering System at SFO

Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:40 pm

rjsampson wrote:
Really? I've never seen omissions of gate "13" in terminals. The US isn't superstitious about numbers... in the way certain Asian countries are.

Unless... are you remarking on the fact that there aren't a lot of US Airports, with multiple terminals that have 12+ gates each?

Many U.S. airports skip 13:
DCA: http://www.washington-airport-shuttle.c ... rt-map.htm
IAH: https://travelwidget.com/George-Bush-In ... rminal-map
JFK: https://airportguide.com/airport/info/JFK#maps
MIA: https://travelwidget.com/Miami-Internat ... rminal-map

And interestingly, many are schizophrenic about it:
DFW has no C13 or D13, but does have A13, B13, and E13: https://travelwidget.com/Dallas-Fort-Wo ... rminal-map
ORD has no B13 or F13 (United), but does have G13, H13, K13 (American et al.): http://airportczar.com/ohare/map/terminal
SEA has no B13, C13, or S13, but does have A13 and N13: https://travelwidget.com/Seattle-Tacoma ... rminal-map

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