- Oakland International Airport
Oakland International AirportHot
Oakland International Airport is five miles south of downtown Oakland, in Alameda County, California. It is owned by the Port of Oakland. It is one of three international airports in the San Francisco Bay Area. The airport has passenger service to cities in the United States, Mexico and Europe. Cargo flights fly to cities in the United States, Canada and Japan. OAK is the closest airport to the San Francisco financial district—both geographically and by public transit.
Southwest check in never fails to surprise you
UNEXPECTED: Little did I know that my flight to Reno NV was cancelled this morning when I showed up at Oakland Intl. Airport. Quite surprising… I was offered the next flight that was arriving too late for my business appointment. Bummer. Offered to go to San Jose Airport – to travel on my own risk 30 miles. No way I am not doing it, I firmly replied. Reason for cancellation: not enough passengers. Are you kidding me? Then, after some negotiations with Southwest Airline, the airline attendant realizing that I was not one of those unaware passengers that would simply go along with the airline’s unexpected and untimely cancellation, decided to provide me with personal transportation to San Jose. The surprise: Chevy limo came to pick me up. The driver: Syrian who was telling me all about the suffering of his family and friends in Syria. As far as I see, this flight to Reno is really happening, for goodness sake...
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