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Hi, we are arriving into SFO at 8.45pm on United from Cancun, then the flight on Air NZ To Auckland at 9.45pm, these are all booked on the same ticket, is this enough time and do we have to clear customs?
ZAP4 hr ago
No, that is not enough time. You need to find a different itinerary. You have to 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.
I'm flying into San Francisco and catching a connecting flight out to Honolulu in September. I have 1hour and 20 mins time between flights, is this enough? Also I know I have to go through immigration and recheck my luggage, but do I need to go through security again or is it just straight through from recheck to board the plane? Any help would be great. Thank you
ZAP4 hr ago
Where are you flying into SFO from? What airlines are you flying?
Ljc4 hr ago
Flying in from London Heathrow, united airlines throughout, sorry I should've thought about putting that too.
Hi on wednesday 2nd Aug 2017 I'm departing YVR and Arriving at SFO at 8.18am and depart SFO for MCO at 9.05am - is 47 minutes enough time? I only have one carry on bag and no checked luggage, im a new zealand citizen
Sorry,I also should have said im flying with united the whole way
ZAP5 hr ago
Yes, that is enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Vancouver. All you have to do in SFO is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Hi i have a connecting flight from NRT - SFO - DFW. i reach SFO at 10.40am and leave SFO to DFW at 1.12pm. I understand i am required to check out my bags and check in again here due to immigration checks when entering US. Am travelling with an infant so may i know exactly which terminal to go to. Travelling via united. And will it be enough time?
You will arrive in the International Terminal and depart from Terminal 3. You have enough time.
Thanks Zap. Can i also confirm a rough estimate of time of the immigration checks in SFO. Will be travelling on a Wednesday. Thanks again.
I am arriving on united flight from Vancouver at 08.20 and departing on Etihad at 0955. Is there enough time to make the connection, and can my baggage connect automatically without collecting and checking again??
United and Etihad do not have an interline agreement. You barely have enough time if everything goes perfectly. I personally wouldn't try this even though you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver.