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  • FRA - SFO - AUS
    Nov 22, 2016
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    I am flying Swiss Air from Frankfurt to San Francisco arriving at 115pm. I then would like to take a flight on United to Austin at 325pm. Is that enough time to go through immigration/customs, pick up my bags, recheck them, go through security and get to my flight. I do have status with United so will be able to go through short security line.

     

    Your first flight will be on Lufthansa or United, not Swiss. That is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • connecting flights
    Nov 21, 2016
    1
    arriving 2p.m. in s.f. from panama city via copa, have seperate flight to maui via virgin airlines at 6p.m. enough time ?

     

    Yes, that is enough time.

     

  • KIX to SFO to DEN
    Nov 21, 2016
    1
    My flight from Kansai lands at SFO at 11:15 am and my next flight has moved up and now takes off for DEN at 12:55. I have global entry. Will I need to get my luggage or go through security at SFO? Will I make it?

     

    Yes, in SFO 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. With Global Entry you should have enough time.

     

  • LAS-SFO-HKG
    Nov 21, 2016
    1
    I am flying in to SFO from LAS to catch my connecting flight to HKG. Both flights via United Airlines.Do I need to collect my luggage at SFO and recheck-in? Kindly advise. Thanks.

     

    You do not have to do anything with your bags in San Francisco on your way to Hong Kong. Just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • LAX-SFO-TLV
    Nov 16, 2016
    1
    I have a flight from LAX to TLV with a 1h 8m layover in SFO. all flights with United. 1. Is it enough time? 2. Do I need to go through security again in San Francisco? 3. Do I need to change terminals? 4. Do I need to re-check my luggage? Thanks!

     

    Yes, that is enough time. You will arrive in Terminal 3 and depart from Concourse G of the International Terminal. They are connected inside security by a walkway. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • KOA-SFO-YYZ
    Nov 19, 2016
    2
    I am on United from KOA (Hawaii) arriving at TERMINAL 3 at 5:28 am and need to connect to an Air Canada flight to Toronto leaving TERMINAL IN-INTL at 7:15 am. Is that enough time to connect and will I have to go through security at TERMINAL IN-INTL? Thanks.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. Most Air Canada flights use Concourse G, which is connected to Terminal 3 inside security by a walkway.

     

    Thanks for your help. As it turns out, the "International Passengers" link at www.flysfo.com has the info about Terminal 3 to Concourse G connections but I was not sure of the Concourse used by Air Canada (and the page displays arrivals info - you have to notice and click the departures tab at the top of the page).

     

  • Transit time
    Nov 15, 2016
    1
    I am flying from Dubai to SFO and arriving at 124pm local time, I have a connecting flight to San Diego at 15.20pm. Is there sufficient time to clear immigration ,customs and be in terminal 2 before my flight.

     

    That's barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Terminal 2
    Nov 14, 2016
    1
    How long will it take from international airport to terminal 2 by walking?

     

    15-20 minutes.

     

  • Do i have enough time?
    Nov 14, 2016
    1
    i am arriving into SFO from Calgary on UA5576 and i have a connecting flight to Singapore via UA001. I will check thru my baggage. Will i have enough time given that the transit is only 1 hour 13 mins. how far of a walk and will i have enough time?

     

    Yes, that is enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary. All you have to do in SFO is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. It should take less than 15 minutes.

     

  • Arrive United Terminal 3 needing to get to Southwest Terminal 1
    Nov 14, 2016
    4
    I'm arriving at 5 am from Ogg to SFO via United. I have a connecting flight with Southwest at 6 10 am to Denver. I don't have to check bags or anything. How far amI from the terminal? Will I make it or are the terminals not designed to help me make my connecting flight through Southwest? I'll be traveling with 2 kids ages 6 and 7 so they will not walk as fast as me. Thanks in advance for your helpful knowledge!

     

    It will be very difficult - you will have to change terminals and go through security again, although the early morning arrival does help.

     

    you an't walk from the United terminal to the Southwest terminal without exiting and reentering security?

     

    Can't you walk from the United terminal to the Southwest terminal without exiting and reentering security?

     

    No, Southwest uses Terminal 1 which is not connected to any other terminals inside security.

     

  • One hour layover from YYZ on to MEL
    Nov 12, 2016
    2
    Hi there! Flying from Toronto to Melbourne and United has flights with a one-hour layover at SFO. I will be pre-cleared for immigration in Toronto, but do I still need to pick up my bags and go through a security check? YYZ to SFO operated by Air Canada, SFO to MEL operated by United -- flights booked on the same ticket. Thanks!

     

    You do not have to do anything with your bags or go through security in SFO. You just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which will both be in the G concourse of the International Terminal. You have enough time.

     

    Thank you!!

     

  • Short layover DCA-SFO-HNL
    Nov 12, 2016
    4
    My UA flight arrives in SFO from DCA @ 11:49AM. My UA connecting flight from SFO to HNL departs @ 1:15PM. Will I need to switch terminals and go thru TSA again? Will I make my flight?

     

    Yes, that is enough time. No, you will not have to go through security again. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Terminal 3.

     

    Thank you! About how long is the walk? So I won't leave Terminal 3? I heard the flights to/from Hawaii are out of international G.

     

    Some flights to Hawaii use I-G, but most use Terminal 3. It doesn't matter though as T3 and I-G are connected inside security by a walkway.

     

    Thanks very much! Appreciate your quick responses.

     

  • Flying out of SFO in the morning
    Nov 8, 2016
    2
    Hello, I am traveling out of SFO to SEA and then to CDG on Monday and my flight out of SFO is at 8:15am. Please can anyone advice what time is best to go to the airport as this is my first time in SFO, thanks in advance. Will 6 am be too late or early?

     

    That sounds about right.

     

    Thank you

     

  • Short connection flight LAX-SFO-LHR
    Nov 7, 2016
    4
    Hi, I'd be flying domestic from LAX to SFO apparently landing at 18:30pm, and my flight to LHR is at 20:05 which mean I have a 1hour 35mins connecting time. Is that enough time for me to catch my flight to LHR? The domestic is Delta and international is Virgin Atlantic.

     

    That is enough time if everything goes smoothly. You will have to change terminals and go through security.

     

    Thanks! Would I have to recheck my bags again that came from LAX or will it go straight on to my next flight?

     

    Oh and how long will it take me to the terminal, like how far apart will it be?

     

    No, you will not have to re-check your bags. You arrive in Terminal 5 and depart from Terminal 2. So it's about a 15 minute walk between them.

     

  • International to domestic connections - enough time?
    Nov 6, 2016
    1
    Landing 12:45pm at international terminal - visa waiver & eligible for Automated Passport Control. Separately ticketed United domestic flight leaves at 4:10pm. Do I have plenty of time?

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time.

     

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