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  • BHB-BOS-SFO-SIN
    Mar 29, 2017
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    This is my return flight. I arrive in SFO from Boston at 2045 (Terminal 3) and my next flight SFO-SIN is at 2235 (international terminal). Do I have to go through US Immigration, claim my bags, go through US Customs, re-check my bags, go through security and then departure gate?

     

    both flights are on United Airlines (UA)

     

    There is no US Immigration or Customs when LEAVING the US. All you have to do in SFO on your way to Singapore is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is a walkway from T3 to the International Terminal inside security.

     

  • SFO Terminal 3 to G-Gates Into Terminal?
    Mar 27, 2017
    1
    It seems the Air Train, blue line, is the way to get from my United domestic flt to my Aer Lingus flt at SFO. However, I cannot find info on Customs there. Can someone fill me in, pls? Thx.

     

    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You do not have to take the airtrain. There is a walkway from Terminal 3 to Concourse G of the International Terminal inside security.

     

  • Is 2 hours long enough between flights?
    Mar 27, 2017
    1
    Hello Im flying Air New Zealand from Auckkan. Id to San Francisco then on to Frankfurt flying Lufthansa. I have 2 hours between flights...ido I have to collect and recheck my bags? Panicking a bit!

     

    Yes, you will 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. You should have enough time.

     

  • LAX-SFO-YVR
    Mar 27, 2017
    1
    United Flights: LAX to SFO for a 56min connecting flight to Vancouver being operated by Air Canada even though it's a United flight. Do I need to go thru US Customs? Do I need to claim my checked in bag and recheck it in? And is 56 mins enough time?

     

    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. The LAX-SFO flight will be operated by United. All you have to do in SFO is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time.

     

  • checked baggage
    Mar 24, 2017
    1
    from las vegas to SFO then to philippines, do i have to claim my baggage at SFO? then recheck at Phil.Air LIne? what about going back fr.philippines to SFO? will you please explain in details,thank you,also immigration,am a us citizen

     

    What airline are you flying to SFO? Are both flights on the same reservation or two separate reservations? There is no US Immigration when leaving the US, only when returning.

     

  • Connecting flight
    Mar 24, 2017
    1
    Hi, Flying from Sydney to SanFrancico on April 20th, arrive 7.10am...connecting to Cancun for a flight at 8.40am. Both with the same airline. Do I have to clear customs, pickup bags and will it be enough time? Thank you for your time

     

    Yes, you will 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. You have enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Domestic Flight on Alaska Air from LAS to International Singapore Air
    Mar 24, 2017
    1
    Hi I am on a domestic flight from Las Vegas (LAS) departing at 7am and arriving at 8:30am at SFO. I need to catch an international flight on Singapore Airlines at 11:30am. I am issued 2 separate tickets and have check in luggage. Do I have enough time to catch the international flight? Any advice on what is the process to get from Alaska Air to the international flight, especially around getting my luggage from Alaska Air and re-checking in to Singapore Air and security checks. Do I have to come out of the gate after getting my luggage from Alaska Air and then re-check in again? Thanks

     

    Yes, that is enough time. Both airlines are in the International Terminal, so all you have to do is claim your bags from Alaska, re-check it with Singapore, and go through security. 3 hours is plenty of time.

     

  • Connecting time
    Mar 21, 2017
    1
    Hi, I am arriving from Montreal to SFO on Air Canada. I have 2h to take my next flight for Honolulu (on United Airlines). Do i have to check in my bagage again or will they follow? Is two hours enough to change terminal? Thks,

     

    If both flights are on the same reservation you don't have to do anything with your bags in SFO and just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal.

     

  • How long to clear customs
    Mar 21, 2017
    1
    Hi. I'm picking up someone who is flying from London the Keflavik. How long will it take them to clear customs?

     

    It depends what time they arrive, somewhere between 30 and 60 minutes likely.

     

  • Recheck bags, leave airport
    Mar 19, 2017
    1
    Hi. I'll be arriving from Delhi and connecting on to PDX. After I recheck my bags can I leave the airport to explore San Fran? I've tried this in Delhi and been stuck in the domestic terminal for 8 hours and do t want to repeat that with a 12 hour layover inside SFO. Thanks.

     

    Yes, you can leave the airport. You are actually outside security after you clear US Customs.

     

  • Will I need to collect and recheck my bags?
    Mar 19, 2017
    1
    I am a US citizen arriving to SFO from Tokyo with a connecting flight in SFO to SMF (final destination) this is a RT ticket purchased with United. When I arrive in SFO from Tokyo will I need to collect my baggage and re-check it for my connecting flight to SMF or will my baggage continue on without any additional work on my part?

     

    Yes, in SFO you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and go through security.

     

  • enough time to connect?
    Mar 18, 2017
    1
    I arrive from Vegas on United and depart for Toronto on Air Canada. I have 1.15 hours to connect. Is this enough time? Should I just to carry on luggage?

     

    Yes that is enough time. You can carry-on or check bags - it won't affect anything. There is no US customs when leaving the US.

     

  • YVR-SFO-AUS
    Mar 13, 2017
    1
    United flights: Vancouver to SFO for 2hrs connecting flight to Austin. 1) where I will be cleared US-custom ? 2) How long to walk from United international to Domestic terminals ? Do I need to go thru US-custom again ? 3) Is 2hrs enough for connecting time ? Thank you in advance for your help.

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. You will arrive in a domestic gate. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.

     

  • Connecting flight international to terminal 3
    Mar 11, 2017
    1
    Hi, I will reach San Francisco international airport on 9.05am via united airlines , my domestic flight at Terminal 3 at 11.30am also via united airlines , transit time of 2.5hrs . How long will it take from international to terminal 3?Will I make it on time ? How is the arrangement when I reach ? Do I really need to collect my luggages and do check in again at Terminal 3 ?

     

    You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go to Terminal 3, through security and to your departure gate. You have enough time.

     

  • Custom clearance
    Mar 9, 2017
    3
    My partner has agoraphobia and is highly anxious w customs clearance & crowds n queue. How is the custom clearance in sfo? Will hv 1.5hr in between to be connect internal flight. Same united airline provided. Enough time? Will the experience be too overwhelming for my partner?

     

    Where are you flying from and to? What time are you arriving?

     

    Singapore to sfo. Reaching at 9am

     

    That is enough time if everything goes smoothly and both flights are on the same reservation. SFO is a fairly large and modern facility and the crowds shouldn't be too bad at 9 AM.

     

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