Travel Tidbits: New gate numbers, new flights

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has a new, easier to understand gate numbering system.           

Previously, there 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.

Here’s a handy video to help explain how it works:

New flights!

Photo courtesy of COA Aviation.

Norwegian Air now flies twice-weekly service from San Francisco Int’l Airport to both Paris, France (CDG) and to Barcelona, Spain (BCN).

Flights operate on a 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Beginning October 29, United Airlines starts service from SFO to Melbourne, Australia (MEL) three times per week. And on December 5, United kicks off daily service to Delhi, India (DEL) from SFO as well. Both flights will operate on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

Air New Zealand will offer nonstop service three times a week between Newark, NJ (EWR) and Auckland, New Zealand starting in October 2020.

Air New Zealand will operate the year-round flight with a newly configurated Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

Flight time will be approximately 17 hours and 40 minutes southbound and 15 hours 40 minutes northbound.

When this new flight starts, ANZ will end its iconic daily Los Angeles-London service that has been in operation since 1982.

The decision has to do with increased competition in the market:

“Preferences have changed,” said Air New Zealand Acting Chief Executive Officer Jeff McDowall, “Less than seven percent of all airline travelers between Auckland and London chose to fly via Los Angeles last year.”

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