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  • Will I be able to make the connection?
    Apr 27, 2015
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    Hi! I am planning to travel to SFO from Singapore on SQ16 via Seoul. It is scheduled to land at 1235 in the SFO international terminal. I would then like to connect to UA5187 from SFO Terminal 3 to Calgary. The UA flight departs at 1401. I will have checked in luggage but both carriers are a part of star alliance so I am hoping to get my bags checked all the way through. Will I (and my bags!) be able to make the connection? Thanks!

     

  • Do I have enough time for this connection?
    Apr 25, 2015
    1
    I am arriving at SFO from Auckland, NZ and have exactly three hours to make my connecting flight to Washington DC. Arriving on Air New Zealand, connecting to Virgin America. I have never been to SFO before, and am concerned about the time it takes to get through customs, retrieve baggage and then make it to check in with Virgin America. Can anyone give me an idea of the flow coming off an international flight, and perhaps the quickest way to get to Virgin's terminal, or any other tips/tricks for making this a smooth process? Thanks!

     

    You will arrive in the international terminal , go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then take the AirTrain to Terminal 2, check your bags with Virgin America and go through security. You should have enough time.

     

  • LAX-SFO-ICN (domestic - intl connection)
    Apr 22, 2015
    3
    My flight UA1950 from LAX has now been changed to arrive in SFO at 10:01am which means I have exactly 49 minutes before my flight UA893 to Seoul takes off. I can't miss the international leg as I am meeting a friend at ICN and then catching a flight to ULN together. Will I have enough time to make this connection? Thanks!

     

    It is enough time - all you have to do is walk from one gate to the other. However, there are pretty much hourly flights from LAX to SFO on United. Since it was an involuntary schedule change you can call United and ask to be put on an earlier flight.

     

    I wish that were true, but my only other option is a flight which departs 2.5 hours earlier at 6am. I'd prefer not to make this already extraordinarily long flying day longer if I don't need to. It's also my understanding that it's not as simple as walking from one gate to the next but changing terminals. I'd really like to hear from someone who is familiar with this connection so I can decide if I should opt for the miserably early flight instead.

     

    There is a walkway connecting United's gates in Terminal 3 and their gates in the International Terminal inside security - it is that simple as walking from one gate to the other.

     

  • Taipei to SFO TO Sacramento 1.5hrs layover
    Apr 21, 2015
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    Is 1.5 hrs enough to clear customs at SFO to then get on domestic flight to sacramento? Only carry on luggage. Are the terminals far? Thanks

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. The International terminal is directly next to United's terminal.

     

  • T3 to T1 with checked luggage
    Apr 19, 2015
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    I have 1hour and 45 minutes to connect from terminal 3 to terminal 1 with 1 checked luggage. Do I have enough time if the incoming flight is not delayed.

     

    What airport? Where are you coming from?

     

    SFO. from Eureka, CA

     

    So you purchased two separate tickets? It's barely possible if everything goes perfectly.

     

    yes, two separate tickets. Thanks for your info.

     

  • HNL - SFO - LAS
    Apr 17, 2015
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    This is my first time flying off island and by myself especially..My time to switch planes is 1 hour and 12 minutes. Im flying on United to SFO then I'm not sure which aircraft i am taking next to jump to LAS. Is this enough time to possibly change terminals if i need to?

     

    Check your reservation. If both flights are on United all you have to do in SFO is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 3, in which case you will have plenty of time.

     

  • Hnl-SFO-CPH
    Apr 14, 2015
    1
    My 15 year old is traveling alone on united and then SAS. Hnl to SFO arrives into terminal 3. He then needs to walk via connector to international terminal concourse G, basically from gate to gate, and no need to go thru security check correct? Do you know how long the walk is? Would you know the gates SAS been using to go CPH?

     

    Correct. No security needed to get to the G concourse. Shouldn't take more than 15 minutes.

     

  • Connecting from BEY and LHR to LAX through SFO
    Apr 10, 2015
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    I am flying into SFO from BEY and LHR and arriving at 1710hrs and I have a connecting flight to LAX via United at 1900hrs. The layover is about 1 hr 40 mins. Do I need to get my luggage re-checked at SFO and to go through customs and Immigration there or at LAX, and if so is there enough time?

     

    Forgot to mention I arrive from LHR with Untied Airlines which is also taking me to LAX. Thanks for the advice.

     

    Yes, in SFO you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate in Terminal 3.

     

  • YVR to SFO then SFO to ORD
    Apr 10, 2015
    2
    Flying YVR to SFO tomorrow, landing at 9:45pm. Departing at 10:35pm to ORD all on United. Canadian citizen and no check-in baggage. Is 50 minutes enough time? Many thanks.

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs all you have to do in SFO is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time.

     

    Thank you!

     

  • FRA-SFO-SAN
    Apr 6, 2015
    2
    Will 1hr, 30min layover be enough time to catch my connecting flight to SAN after arriving from FRA? All flights on United

     

    Forgot to mention I'm arriving at 7:40pm on a Friday into SFO

     

    That should barely be enough time, you will arrive in the international termina, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate in Terminal 3.

     

  • From HND to LAS
    Apr 4, 2015
    1
    Hi, my JAL flight from Tokyo HND lands at 5.25pm in Int'l terminal. I'm planning to book another flight from SFO to LAS departing at 10.00pm operated by Southwest from terminal 1 on the same day. I'm not a US citizen. Is it likely that I can make it? Thanks

     

    Yes. That should be enough time.

     

  • SYD-SFO-YVR on May 25th
    Apr 1, 2015
    1
    HI we have a flight UA870 from Sydney to SFO arrive 8.40am connecting to flight UA1569 at 10.42 to YVR both through United. Is this enough time 2 hours and what procedure should we follow on arrival to help speed up the process, many thanks for any help you can supply.

     

    You will arrive in concourse G of the international terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, claim your bags, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time.

     

  • Transfer domestic to international
    Mar 29, 2015
    5
    Never been to SFO and I am flying from MSN-ORD-SFO-TPE. What do I do when I arrive in SFO.

     

    Assuming your flight to TPE is on United, all you have to do in SFO is walk from your arrival gate in Terminal 3 to your departure gate in concourse G of the International Terminal. There is a walkway inside security between those two areas. So all you have to do is walk from one gate to the other.

     

    Thank you! Are my only dealings with customs and immigration in TPE or do I have to do something in SFO?

     

    Correct, on your way to Taipei you won't have to do anything with your bags or go through any immigration proceedings until you get to Taipei.

     

    Thank you, again!! Last question (for now): On the return trip will I go through Customs/Immigration in SFO or ORD? I truly appreciate your help:-)

     

    On the return in SFO you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security.

     

  • Munich Flight to SFO
    Mar 27, 2015
    1
    I will be going from Munich (Luftansa) to SFO and landing in SFO at 7:00pm. My United flight from SFO to Orange County is at 8:30pm. Will I have enough time to clear customs/immigration and make flight??

     

    That will likely barely be enough time assuming your first flight is on-time.

     

  • terminal 1 to terminal 3
    Mar 19, 2015
    1
    If I arrive on a United flight at SFO (terminal 1) and have a departing flight on Delta (terminal 3) do I need to exit and then clear security or is there a way to do this without having to go through security again?

     

    You have your terminals reversed. United uses Terminal 3, Delta uses Terminal 1. Yes, you will have to exit security and take the AirTrain between Terminals. They are not connected inside security.

     





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