No longer will I have to beg, borrow or steal (okay, so I don't really steal) to get a ride to OAK for my preferred airline, Southwest. Today, SWA announced that they will be resuming service to SFO this fall, after discontinuing in 2001. To get to Oakland, it required a 1-hour-plus shuttle ride, an hour car-to-BART or foot-to-bus-to-Muni-to-BART trip, or a guilt-ridden ride from a friend willing to brave rush hour traffic on the Bay Bridge. (Who knows how long this last option would be?) Okay, maybe it wasn't all that bad (due to one very kind "friend" in particular), but SFO will be much easier! It's about 15-20 minutes by car and there are no bridges involved. I am very happy to hear this news. United Airlines, on the other hand, will probably not be as happy to hear this news.