Peter Schlesinger
January 28, 2014

United is celebrating the reopening of its Terminal 3 East at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) with an online sweepstakes for two free tickets. All voters need to do is choose their favorite feature at the $138 million renovation of T3E, helmed by design firms Hansel Phelps, Gensler, and KPA.

Here, six aspects of the new space T+L loves most:

You can stay connected: Over 375 power outlets dispersed at work stations, make it easier than ever to keep your gadgets up and running—to better enjoy SFO's free WiFi.

  • Or you can disconnect: Yoga studios let visitors find their zen before that longhaul to Hong Kong.

  • You'll actually want to visit the bathroom: With private dressing rooms and comfortable nursing areas, it's no wonder SFO is touting these as “5-star restrooms.”

  • You are surrounded by art: Not only can passengers see works by artists such as Wayne Thiebaud and Jay DeFeo, they can also sit in iconic Fritz Hansen “egg” chairs and Bouloum loungers.

  • Your carbon footprint will shrink: T3E should earn LEED Gold certification, thanks to its eco-conscious design (think lots of natural light, locally-sourced construction materials, and cool roof technology).

  • Shopping for souvenirs just got easier: Between new editions at Aviator News & Books, handcrafted jewelry from Boucle, and organic cosmetics at 100% Pure, you may just consider saving all your souvenir shopping for the layover back home.

    Voting takes place through the end of today. Think fast!

    Peter Schlesinger is a research assistant at Travel + Leisure, and a member of the Trip Doctor News Team. You can folllow him on Twitter at @pschles08

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