San Diego (SAN) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM
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We will be arriving at SAN from PVR...then onward to connecting flight to Seattle via Alaska Airlines. I realize this is where we will have to collect our luggage , go through customs and recheck luggage. We have done this in PHX but never in San Diego. Is this process easy in the San Diego airport and is where we are to go clearly marked ? Our layover is 1 hr 35 min so hoping this is enough time.
San Diego isn't a major international hub so it will actually be a bit easier then in Phoenix. You should have enough time.
I am arriving on SW airlines, Terminal 1 and meeting my friend who is flying into SAN of AA airlines about an hour latter, Terminal 2 or 3 from DFW. Is there a walkway between terminals so I won't have to go through security to meet my friend?
My flight from CLT to SAN was delayed an hour because of ice.. We need to make a connection to a flight to Japan. We land at gate 27 and our flight leaves from gate 20. We have 10 minutes to make the flight. Can we make it? Will they hold the flight? We are to land at 11:18 and the flight leaves at 11:40 but they usually won't let you board 10 minutes before the scheduled departure. Since it is international I thought maybe they would wait for us. I'm in the air now and a nervous wreck.
Maybe they will wait maybe they won't. If you do arrive at that time you can make that in 10 minutes.
JAL sent an agent to meet our plane and we made it with about 5 minutes to spare, but our luggage did not. We should get it tomorrow. When we got to Narita they had two agents waiting for us at baggage to help fill out the paperwork to have the luggage picked and delivered to our hotel.
I am flying southwest from atl to san then onward to las. I check the flight status of similar flights and most likely I'll be arriving at gate 5 or 6. My las will take off at gate 1A. Will I have to go through security again and will I make it with only a 55 minute layover??
You will not have to go through security again. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.
Is there a walkway to get to the other gate? If so, where is that located?
Yes, they will be very close to each other.
You won't have to deal with security again. Your arriving and departing flight are in the same concourse. You'll be able to walk out of the jetway from your arrival gate and easily see your connecting flight gate just across the concourse on the other side of the center food court.
Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines each have their own concourse section at Terminal 1. Southwest shares a gate or two with Frontier Airlines, but all Southwest Airlines flights arrive in the same area, socyou wont have to walk more than 100 feet to get to your connecting flight.
I just flew SWA from LAS to STL with a plane change in SAN. Although it was in the same terminal ... to go from gate 2 to 4 you MUST go through TSA again. There are no exceptions and it can make you late for your plane change.