Cross post from SF forum--
We are currently flying out of SFO on a Saturday at 6:25AM. Crikey! Obviously, I'm not pleased with the flight I picked, but it was the best option at the time as it involves only one stop w/ no plane change. The other flight options suck even more. I checked flights out of OAK, and they have one at 8:10. MUCH better.
My questions: What kind of traffic are we likely to encounter early Sat AM's? We would plan to arrive at the airport around 6:40AM. Research here states travel time from Union Square to OAK is about 30 mins. Yes? We plan to take a taxi or Pleasant Limo. Does anyone recommend one over the other? PL is a flat $75 plus tip, taxifarefinder says $54 for taxi, but I imagine $60-$65 is more realistic, depending on traffic. I'm leaning towards Pleasant.
I know BART has been recommended here, but I don't pack light and swore I'd never do public transportation from a major airport after a trip to Boston. Big bags are a PIA to deal with! I'm willing to pay for convenience :-)