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my family of 4 is traveling from ICN to SFO then from SFO to MCO using american airline. they will have 1 child and 1 elder. they are not US citizen, would 1 hour and 25 minutes enough time to change plane? if not, then what should i do?
American Airlines does not operate either of those routes. Please double check your reservation. 1 hr 25 minutes is not enough time for an International to Domestic connection in San Francisco. You need to contact whoever you booked that reservation through and tell them that it is unacceptable.
I have a layover in sfo for 51 min. My flight is booked all through United. Do I need to pass through customs in SFO or do I just have to walk to my departure gate? Assuming that I pass through customs at LAX. Do I have enough time as well?
There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in SFO is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. That is enough time.
I have a 45 minute layover to change planes going from LAX to Honolulu. Is this enough time?
What airlines are you flying? Are both flights on the same reservation? Where are you flying into LAX from? You provided very little information with which to answer your question.
Going from PHX to YVR, have 58 minute layover in SFO, is that going to be enough time?
Yes, that is enough time if both flights are on the same reservation.
I'm flying from SFO to Zurich, Switzerland to Budapest with a layover in Switzerland of 1 hour 50 minutes. Will I have enough time to catch my flight in Switzerland?
Yes, that is enough time.
I'm thinking of flying United from Reno, NV to Vancouver BC, with a 53 min layover in San Francisco, is that realistic?

Yes, all you have to do in San Francisco is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Hi, flying with Qantas from Syd to SFO arriving at 9:30am. Im wondering if 2.25 hour layover is enough time for a transit to an air canada flight to Vancouver 11:55am. Booked separately. Any help would great Thankyou.
That is pretty risky on two separate reservations with checked bags.
Our flights just got changed and the layover in SFO is now 1 hrs 11 mins. Will I be able to make the connection to SIN in that short a time. First flight YYC - SFO terminal 3; connecting flight SFO - SIN terminal 2. Is this a far walk?
Landing in the morning from SEA with NH 7305, I will have 1 hour only to change a plane for NH7011 flight to Tokyo. Is is sufficinet time?

I have some concerns.

Landing in the evening from OGG with United, I will have 40 minutes only to change a plane for Lufthansa flight to Munich.

Is it enough? What about a luggage?

Thanks for any advice.
That's enough time if the flight from Maui is on-time. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Arrive at SFO at 7am and next connecting flight ot Mexico sity is at 2pm. Can my friend who lives in SFO meet me at the airport?
Yes, once you clear US Customs you will be outside security, so your friend can meet you there.