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  • Do I have enough time??
    Jun 20, 2016
    Hi I have a connecting flight at SFO arrive at 9:34am. My flight to Osaka leaves at 11:35am. Will this be enough time to get to that terminal?


    What airlines are you flying? Are both tickets on the same reservation? If both flights are on United then all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    It's all United Airlines. So I don't have to go through any customs again?


    No, there is no US Customs when leaving the US. Where is your flight into SFO from?


    Thanks so much, coming from ATL


  • Tight Connections
    Jun 19, 2016
    Hi I have a United flight from Hong Kong to San Antonio, with a 1 hour 25 min layover time in SFO. Is that enough or am I going to miss my connection - especially with having to clear US immigration and change terminals? Thank you!


    That is below the minimum International to Domestic Connection time in SFO. You could get lucky and make it, otherwise you will likely be rebooked to San Antonio through Houston.


    Thank you ZAP.


  • Enough time
    Jun 16, 2016
    Hi i will have a flight from Montreal(YUL) with Air Canada to Taipei with China Airlines. Is 2 hours 22 min connection time enough? I think i will need to go from International-G to International-A at SFO. Thank you


    Yes, that should be barely enough time. You will pre-clear SUS Immigration and Customs in Montreal.


    Jun 16, 2016


    With checked bags on two separate reservations that is impossible. With no checked bags or if bags are checked through it is barely possible if everything goes perfectly.


    THANKS I DO HAVE 20 EXTRA MINUTES MY ARRIVAL TIME IS 8:25 NOT 8;45 and I have a carry on only and plan to take the airtrain to International terminal your input will greatly help


  • Transfer time International to Domestic
    Jun 15, 2016
    HI there, We are arriving in San Francisco on Air NZ at 12.45pm and have a Jetblue flight booked at 3.10pm to NYC. Is that enough time to make the transfer - given we have to collect luggage and clear customs? Thanks in advance for your advice!


    That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.


  • 30 Minute domestic connection with virgin america?
    Jun 14, 2016
    Have a flight from from NY to SFO that arrives at 10:35, and then a flight that leaves at 11:05 to Seattle. Assuming no delays, is that enough time to make this connection? They are both Virgin America Flights booked on the same ticket, so I'm assuming the arrival and departure gates would be pretty nearby.


    Yes, that is enough time if the first flight is on-time. Obviously it leaves no time to spare if it's delayed.


  • Layover
    Jun 14, 2016
    I'm flying from TUS to SFO and arriving at 10:10 am on United. I have a connecting flight on United that leaves at 10:55am to ICN South Korea. Will I have enough time to catch my connecting flight?


    Yes, that is enough time if the flight from Tucson is on-time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    thank you! Is it in the same terminal? Or do I have to to go to another terminal since its and international flight?


    You will arrive in terminal 3 and depart from concourse G of the International Terminal. They are connected inside security by a walkway.


  • 40 minute layover..will we make it?
    Jun 13, 2016
    Hi we're flying to SFO from Vancouver to connect to our final destination, Hawaii. All with United. We only have 40 minutes between flights. Do we need to go through security again? If we do, are they close by that we will be able to make it? Thanks


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you have to do in SFO is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 3. You have enough time if your flight from Vancouver is on-time.


  • AA to United Express
    Jun 13, 2016
    Traveling into SFO on AA then to Bandon, OR on United Express. Will I need to exit and re-enter security from Terminal 2 to 3?


    Yes, you will, they are not connected inside security.


  • Is 2 hours enough time from International to Donestic?
    Jul 12, 2016
    Hi I am arriving into SFO on Air NZ at International from Auckland at 12.45pm My next flight is on United to Redding at 2.45pm. Is this enough connection time if I have to recheck in? Do I have to change terminals? Thanks!


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will arrive in the International Terminal and depart from Terminal 3 which is next to it. If both tickets are on the same reservation then ANZ should be able to check you in through to Redding in Auckland.


    Thanks for the input. I am actually flying to SFO one United reservation using points and then using a separate United reservation from SFO to Auckland, NZ. The EWR flight arrives 3 hr 15 min before departure of teh AKL flight. Since separate reservations, I will need to claim bags and then check them for teh SFO-AKL flight and then clear security. Think enough time?


    Jun 13, 2016
    I am arriving in SFO from NZ at 12.45pm on NZ Airlines. I am intending to book a flight to Vancouver on the same day.How much time do I need to allow to collect baggage etc so that I can comfortably make the flight to Vancouver? Do I need to go through customs before boarding the flight to Vancouver?


    There is no US Customs when exiting the US. If you are booking two separate reservations I'd want 3 hours. If on the same reservation 2 hours is possible.


  • Staying inside security
    Jun 9, 2016
    I am arriving at SFO on United Express and depArting to Houston on a United flight. Will I have to leave security and renter to do this or is it all within the sane terminal?


    Both are in Terminal 3. You do not have to go through security.


  • Transfering Through SFO to MEL
    Jun 7, 2016
    My wife and I are heading to MEL from YVR via SFO and AKL. Do you know if we'll have to collect our bags in SFO or will they be forwarded on to our final destination? Flying AC to SFO Air New Zealand the rest of the way. Thank you.


    You will not have to claim your bags in SFO. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver.


    Thank you!


  • OGG to SFO; SFO -YVR Final destination YVR
    Jun 4, 2016
    Hi I am travelling with my family and we have a 1yr old. We have a 1hr20 lay over in SFO before arriving at YVR. We are flying with United. Do we have to go and get our baggage at the baggage claim, recheck it and go through security again? Just trying to prepare. Do we have enough time to make our next flight home? thanks!


    You should have booked your baggage all the way to Vancouver as that is your final destination. When you land at SFO and with such a short layover do not leave the secure area. Check your gate for the next flight. There is a break are in the middle of the Terminal where you can relax before boarding and also look at the local displays in Terminal 3.


    All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


  • International to Domestic,2 separate reservation
    Jun 3, 2016
    Hi, I booked a flight from Hong Kong to SFO with Cathay Pacific arriving at 4:30, and booked another separate flight from SFO to San Diego leaving at 7:00 with southwest. I have two checked bags. So the question I have is 1) do I have enough time? 2) for the checked bag, what should I do? They are booked under different book and different airline. 3) should I go to "connecting flight" exit? 4) where is the southwest gate for check in and what gate will Cathay pacific usually arrive at?


    4:30 pm and 7:00 pm


    No you will not follow the connecting flight signs. You will have to take your bags with you to Terminal 1 to re-check with Southwest then go through security. You will arrive in the A concourse of the International Terminal.


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