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I am arriving on UA 5694 in terminal T3 on 11/1/17 and due to a schedule change have 37 minutes to get to my connecting flight HA 41 in the International terminal. I think I won't have to exit security, can I secure a "golf cart shuttle" to speed connection? Any other connecting assistance would be appreciated.
ZAP17 hr ago
You do have to exit security. "Golf Cart Shuttles" are for people with disabilities. You need to reject the schedule change and get an earlier flight to San Francisco or fly in the day before.
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
No flights to Sydney depart from Terminal 1 either. They depart from the International Terminal.
Ticket says Terminal 1 International. I would assume when I get my boarding pass it will indicate the correct gate within the international terminal. Flying United from Vancouver, San Francisco, Sydney. I was simply worried about connection time if I had to clear customs, but with pre-clearance in Vancouver, I will be fine. 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.
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.
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.