San Jose Mineta (SJC) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM
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Anyone know when the security lines open? I have deliberately avoided early flights because my last experience was so bad (barely made flight because they didn't open TSA lines 2 hours early. So everyone waited in line and most barely made their flights even though they were there early. I am seeing all kinds of bad reviews that SJC is the worst (no pre-check, only one scan machine etc..) Any one know from recent experience on these early flights?
Will I have to go through security when changing terminals at SJC Will 20-40min be enough time to recheck bags & Change terminals at 9pm at night?
The two terminals are connected by a walkway inside security but if you have to claim and re-check bags you will have to exit security to do that. With checked bags I think you definitely don't have enough time to do this.
how long is the walk between terminals
The walk isn't the shortest, but at a brisk walk you can walk across each terminal in around 10-12 minutes, so 20-24 to get from gate 1 at one end of Terminal A all the way to the highest gate in Terminal B.
While food & drink at Mineta's Terminal A is presently limited to passengers only, those who yearn for fresh ingredients in their sandwich or salad, and get it quickly, may want to consider Fresh Attractions at the connector to gates 1-8 and 14. Starbucks is at gate 12/13.
San Jose Mineta Airport has two large passenger terminals A & B. Terminal A underwent considerable renovation and expansion, and includes an international arrivals building with customs, with gates 15 & 16. All international flights depart from - and Volaris airline arrives at - Terminal A, and passengers must clear customs prior to entering their gates. A new state-of-the-art Terminal B, opened only a few months ago, replaced the old Terminal C. Terminal B has a North Concourse with gates 17-28; a South Concourse may be built if expansion is warranted.