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There is a United Airlines flight coming from Honolulu connecting to Seattle with 44 min connection time. Is that enough time?

7:05 am — 2:31 pm: Honolulu (HNL) — Los Angeles (LAX)
United 1231 · Narrow-body jet · Boeing 757-300
Change planes in Los Angeles (LAX) Short layover (0h 44m)
3:15 pm — 6:19 pm
Los Angeles (LAX) — Seattle (SEA)
United 5475 · Narrow-body jet · Embraer 175
Operated by Skywest DBA United Express
Yes, that is possible. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate at LAX.
Arrive at SFO on Southwest from Vegas at 8:55 am. Depart on Hawaiian Air at 10:20 am to Maui with carry on luggage only. Do we have sufficient time between terminals?
Yes, that should be just enough time if the first flight is on-time. However, you have no time to spare.
Thank you for your time and reply!
Hope all goes well.
Hi,

I will be arriving at SFO at 9:30 AM and have connecting flight at 12PM, Both are international flight as I am making transit from US. itinerary for the flights are separate. Will I have enough time for connecting flight?
Where are you flying from and where are you flying to and on what airlines? Do you have checked bags?
I will be flying from Mexico on volaris airline and heading towards shanghai on china eastern airlines.
Yes I will have checked bags.
That is barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
Option #1 - Taking UA from YVR to SFO arrival time 8:20 then leaving 47 min later (also on UA) for AUS. Arrival 2:40pm
Option #2 - same arrival time but departure is 11am so arrive at 4:45pm.
Will be booking (most likely) through United's website or possibly Westjet so I could get points. Either way - I compared and flight info is same.
Would prefer to get their earlier of course but if I can't run so if there's chance I won't make it I think I'd rather arrive later.
Another question - not sure if right place - would UA transfer our luggage or because it's international flight do I need to pick up and then clear customs again?
This is what i get for taking too long to decide - all the non stop flights are gone :-(
I'm guessing by "AUS" you're meaning Australia - not Austin, Texas?

If both flights are on United on the same reservation 47 minutes is doable, but Westjet doesn't transfer bags to United.

You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Vancouver.
Actually I did mean Austin, Texas. Sorry AUS is the IATA code that came up on website.
It's through westjet website but both flights are United. It's $25 ticket cheaper to go westjet website than United own.
Yes we have our NEXUS cards so clearing in Vancouver should be easy (I hope :-)
Hi,

I'm connecting from United to Eva at SFO and flying out to Taipei. My United flight lands in SFO at 10 am and Eva to Taipei departs at 11 am. Given they're both Star Alliance members so I should be able to check through my bags from BWI to TPE, will I have enough time to get to the International Terminal for the flight with Eva? Thanks!
Yes, if both flights are on the same reservation that is enough time. All you have to do is take the walkway inside security from Terminal 3 to Concourse G of the International Terminal.
Hmmm...they'll be on separate reservations. Will that be a problem? Does that require me to go through the security again and check-in at Eva's ticket counter before going to the gate? Thanks again and appreciate your quick repsonse!
Yes, that could be a MAJOR problem. If you can't get your boarding pass issued ahead of time and bags checked through to Taipei, there's no way you can make the connection.
Thank you! Because they're both Star Alliance members, they have interline baggage agreement where theoretically they will through-check your baggage to the final destination and issue the boarding pass. However, I read somewhere that it is partly subject to agent's discretion and familiarity to the policy. There is a risk I won't be able to get the boarding pass at BWI because they're on separate reservations. I called UA twice and they gave me different answers each time. :(
I have a UAL domestic flight arriving at 715 a.m. and need to transfer to a domestic Southwest flight at 8:55 a.m. I will only have a carry-on bag, no checked luggage. Do I have to go through TSA security again?
How long will it take to get from terminal 1 from terminal 3?
Yes, you will have to go through security again. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Thanks Zap. How long does it take to walk?
Going between terminals themselves will take 15-20 minutes.
Thank you zap for easing my worries
Hi. I'm due to arrive SFO on a
Qantas flight from Sydney at 0930. I'll have an oversized ski bag. My next flight is a United domestic to MCO at 1310 the same day but on a separate ticket. Will I have sufficient time to clear immigration, collect my oversized luggage, clear customs, transfer to the domestic terminal, check my oversized bag, go through security and board the United flight at 1310?
Yes, that should be enough time.
Hi, I am flying from Sydney, landing in San Francisco at 9.30am, then transferring to a domestic flight to Philadelphia at 11.05am. The flights are all booked on the same reservation. Is there enough time to transfer from International terminal to domestic? and will I need to re-check my luggage in San Francisco?
Yes, you will need to claim your bags to take them through US customs in San Francisco then re-check them at the re-check desk. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
I'm flying from Maiu via Hawaiian Airlines pick up my baggage then go to American Airlines to check in for my flight to Jacksonville. Are they in same terminal? I only have 2 hours between flights
They are not the same terminal. You should have enough time if everything goes smoothly. Hawaiian is in the International Terminal and American uses Terminal 2.
Flying to sfo from northbend Oregon on way to Denver ..checking one bag in north bend to go to Denver I assume .do I need to go thru security in sfo again or just check in at terminal ..both flights are united and same confirmation number
All you have to do in San Francisco is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. No security or anything with your bag. You will be issued both boarding passes in North Bend.