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  • Bag Claim / Security
    Apr 5, 2016
    Im flying from Toronto to Burbank and have a connection at SFO.... will I need to go through security / pick up and recheck my bags again at SFO? (i know we do customs at the Toronto airport)


    Since you pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto, you don't have to do anything with your bags in SFO. However, if you arrive in concourse A of the International Terminal, you will have to go through security to access your United departure gate to Burbank in Terminal 3.


  • Flight from Sydney
    Mar 15, 2016
    Hi, I will be arriving to San Francisco from Sydney at 7 am. I am suppose to connect to Chicago after and then to Ottawa. I have a layover of 1 hour 30 minutes in San Francisco. Is that enough? Also, I am not at all familiar with the San Francisco Airport. Is it a long walk between the international terminal and the domestic one? I am flying with united. Does flying with just united save me any time? I have one checked baggage.Thanks.


    You will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate (the terminals are right next to each other). In Chicago all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • United luggage transfer at SFO
    Mar 15, 2016
    We have a United connection at SFO arriving from LAX, connecting with a United flight to Osaka, Japan. We have a one hour and 20 minute layover. Would our luggage be expected to make it?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


  • SFO - Hongkong - MNL via United and Cathay
    Mar 11, 2016
    Hi, I'm flying from SFO to MNL, but I have to stop in Hong Kong with a 3.25hrs layover. I'm flying with United to Hong Kong, and then Cathay to Manila. Do I have to claim my baggages in Hong Kong and recheck in them before I can board for MNL? Thanks


    If your tickets are on two separate reservations then you will have to claim your bags in Hong Kong and re-check them. If they were purchased on one reservation then they will be checked through to Manila.


  • Dallas Lovefield to South Korea
    Oct 25, 2014
    I booked a ticket from Dallas to South Korea and it will stop at SFC for 3 hours before transferring from Virgin Air to Singapore Air. Because my flight is an international connecting flight, will my baggage transfer straight to Korea?


    If you purchased your tickets together then your bags will be checked through to Korea. Otherwise you will have to claim them from Virgin America and re-check them with Singapore.


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