OAK (also known as Metropolitan Oakland International Airport) is the second largest airport in the region and a hub for mostly low-cost domestic flights. Oakland International is a base airport for the rapidly growing Southwest Airline.
The security lines at Oakland might seem a little overwhelming at first but they move quickly enough and the staff seems very helpful and sympathetic. The addition of the new baggage claim building for Terminal 2 (scheduled to open sometime in 2008) should eliminate a lot of passenger congestion, improve access, and make things a little roomier and comfortable for passengers and staff alike.
As it is at most airports, the domestic airlines we spoke to suggested that all departing passengers arrive two hours before their flight time. The international carriers suggested that passengers arrive three hours before flight time to ensure enough time for Customs, etc.
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