I passed through Terminal 1 at San Francisco airport for the first time in ages and was very impressed with the new Harvey Milk terminal.
The new terminal has loads of space, seating areas and nice modern facilities.
Entering the airport:
The first thing I noticed was while standing in line at security. I saw the silver upside down trees hanging from the ceiling but it was only from the second angle that I realized that there was actually a map of the world up on the ceiling that the trees were growing out of.
Who was Harvey Milk ?
Harvey Milk was a San Francisco city supervisor who was elected in 1977 and was assassinated along with the San Francisco mayor about a year later.
There is a whole picture wall commemorating different things that Harvey Milk did for San Francisco.
This is security. A lot of space, light, seating, a nice experience.
Below is a mural with scenes from San Francisco and then a wall with photos from around the city.
I saw 2 different kids play areas, nice colors and soft seating.
There are so many different, comfortable and stylish seating areas all over the terminal. Whoever decided on the chairs did a mighty fine job.
Shops and restaurants:
Such a variety of places to shop and eat. I didn’t use any as I had access to a lounge but they all looked like fun.
There are also bank cash machines available. So nice when they have big name brands so that you do not have to pay an exorbitant amount on fees.
Terminal 1 also connects to the A gates for international flights. There were a few lounges that I had access to where those 2 terminals join but I was too early to use them. I love the way they have all the lounges on this screen, it makes them so easy to use.
On this day I had access to the Admirals Club through a friend of mine.
Accessing Terminal 1 from A terminal.
I was duly impressed with the rest rooms too. Nice marble walls and lovely tiles on the floor with lots of space available.
There are lovely gardens just outside the windows, it looks like a well planned gardening project.
Harvey Milk Terminal 1 at San Francisco airport is joy to be in. The new north ticketing lobby will be completed in 2024 too so that will add to the experience.
A really good design and execution, well done !