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I am arriving at terminal 1 from Vancouver and have a connecting flight to Sydney in an hour and a half leaving from terminal 3. Do I have to clear customs in SFO? Travel agent assured me there is enough time for connection. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks
No flights from Vancouver arrive in Terminal 1. No flights to Sydney depart from Terminal 3. What airlines are you flying? You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver.
I mixed up the terminals. Yes arriving terminal 3 leaving from terminal 1 and have since confirmed that I will pre-clear US Customs in Vancouver prior to boarding. Thanks
Wanting info on clearing customs with connection time
You're going to have to provide more information on where you're flying from and to, on what airlines, and whether it would be one reservation or two separate reservations and whether or not you will bringing checked baggage.
I have a 30 minute connection and have to get from Concourse F, gate 77B to Concourse G, gate 102. (My flight arriving into SFO is the first flight of the morning from the airport I am traveling from and has a good on-time record.) Is this enough time?
It's enough time if the first flight is on-time, but you have to hurry.
thank you!
I booked a flight running by Alakan Air from Seattle to San Fransico and arrive at T2 then I have 1 hour 20 mins to connect to Cathay Pacific to HK at mid night, do I have enough time? thanks
Is it one reservation or two separate reservations?
Hoq do i do this?
Alaska uses the International Terminal, not Terminal 1. You will have to claim your bags from Alaska, walk or take the Airtrain to Terminal 3, re-check your bags with United, and go through security. If you don't have checked bags, ignore the parts about bags.
My apologies trying to figure out with no checked bags will i have to exit security. I guess it is terminal 2 to terminal 3.
Yes, you will have to exit security.
Hi,

Just booked a ticket from New York to New Zealand through SFO and found the connecting time really tight. Would I be able to make it?

NY -> SFO -> Auckland: layover 1h 8 mins
Auckland -> SFO -> NY: layover 1h 20 mins

Airline: New Zealand Airline /Operated by United
Have global entry but worry about the luggage pick up time.
On the way to Auckland that's enough time. On the return I would say that's probably not enough time.
I have a flight from KIX (Osaka, Japan) to SFO, then SFO to ORD (Chicago, IL) after a 90 minute layover. Will I need to claim bags, go through customs, then check in again for my second flight, or will I go through customs in Chicago?
In San Francisco you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Thank you for the info., Zap--
Hi, Am intending (hoping) to be on UA flights out of IND to SFO and from SFO to SIN. The layover is 46min (2153hrs-2240hrs).. any advice as to the chances of me getting on or missing my flight?
That is possible if the first flight is on-time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
I plan to take AS 1713 from Dallas Love Field to SFO on 9:40 am ETA, then take BR 7 on 00:20 pm from SFO to Taipei. Two separated reservations, so I need to claim baggages when arrival, recheck baggages for taking BR 7 fight, and pass through all the security checks. Will the 2 hours 40 minutes connecting time be enough for me? Thank you very much.
I plan to flight AS 1713, departed from Dallas Love Field and to arrive SFO on 9:40 am, and then transfer to the BR 7, scheduled to depart from SFO on 00:20 pm to Taipei. Is the 2 hours 40 minutes connecting time long enough for me to claim baggages and go through the security check? Thanks
That should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.