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  • Arriving from ICN(Seoul) and connecting to PHL(Philadelphia)
    Aug 4, 2016
    3
    It says I have 2 hr and 55 min layover time. I am not a US citizen so I imagine customs will take a fair amount of time. I'm wondering if that is enough time to make the connection

     

    That should be enough time. What airlines are you flying?

     

    United. It's a connected flight, but from what I heard I still have to get my bags, go through immigration, check my bags again, go through security, etc.?

     

    Yes, you do have to do that but you have enough time.

     

  • YYZ - SFO - PSP is 2 hour Connection time adequate
    Aug 3, 2016
    3
    Arriving on Air Canada @ 12:40 pm from Toronto. will have checked baggage. separate booking with Virgin America to PSP departing 2:40 pm. travelling business/first class on both legs. will 2 hours do?

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. Do you have checked bags?

     

    Yes, I will have checked bags

     

    Then you have just enough time. You will have to claim your bags in the International Terminal, take them with you on the airTrain to T2, re-check them with Virgin America, and go through security.

     

  • 40 minutes from Terminal 3 to International -- Hand luggage
    Aug 3, 2016
    1
    United has rerouted me ATL to SFO arrive terminal 3 with a 40 minute connect time for United flight to Sydney out of international. That seems REALLY tight, but CSR said acceptable with hand luggage (though I felt they were just trying to "get me off the phone."). I have a couple teens with me. Thoughts?

     

    Yes, it is possible. T3 and concourse G of the International Terminal are connected inside security. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. it obviously leaves no time to spare if the flight from Atlanta is delayed.

     

  • LAX-SFO-HND on JAL
    Aug 2, 2016
    2
    Hello! Planning a trip on AA/JAL, and have a question about connections as I will be traveling with kids. If my flight lands at SFO from LAX at 12:25PM and flight from SFO-HND is at 2:55PM, is that enough time? If all flights are on the same itinerary (though LAX-SFO would be on AA and SFO-HND is on JAL codeshare with AA), will my baggage be checked all the way through to HND in LAX or will I have to claim my luggage in SFO and check it in again? Will I have to go through security again at SFO? Thanks for any advice, nervous about connections with kids...

     

    Yes, your bags will be checked through. You will have to go through security again as you will arrive in Terminal 2 and depart from the International Terminal and they are not connected inside security. You have enough time.

     

    THANK YOU, ZAP! very helpful!

     

  • Domestic to international 80 minutes?
    Aug 1, 2016
    2
    Hi I'm arriving on a UA flight from EWR and am going on to AKL on the same ticket booked through Air NZ. It seems like I have to collect my luggage then re-check it on the way to international departures. Is 1 hour 20 enough for this?

     

    You do not have to do anything with your bags in San Francisco. That is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is a walkway connecting Terminal 3 and concourse G of the International Terminal inside security.

     

    Thank you!

     

  • Terminal 3 to International Term A - 55 minute layover
    Jul 30, 2016
    1
    Flying in from Phx , arriving at 1:00 am, then leaving at 1:55 am (JAL) for Tokyo. I argued with travel person at American that 55 minutes is not enough time and she assured me it is. I am stressing out, is it really enough time? I did change our seats on the Phx flight to row 5. I don't need to get my bags, checked in all the way through to Tokyo. I can't run.

     

    You will actually arrive in Terminal 1 or 2, not Terminal 3, but you will still have to go through security again in the International Terminal. You do have enough time if your flight from Phoenix is on-time. There will be no lines at 1 AM.

     

  • Koea (ICN) to SFO to CLE transit time enough?
    Jul 27, 2016
    1
    My family members would arrive from ICN (Korea) to SFO at 11:25 am, Saturday, July 30. They have 1 hours and 50 minutes for transfer to CLE departing at 1:17 pm on the same day. Would this transfer time be enough for their immigration, baggage claim, re-bagging, and security check? Their carrier is United all the way to Cleveland. I am very concerned......

     

    Yes, that is enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • YVR-OGG
    Jul 27, 2016
    1
    I am looking at booking a flight with United from YVR to OGG with a 53 minute layover at SFO. Once at SFO, do I need to go through security to get the connecting flight to OGG and is 53 sufficient time to get to the connecting flight?

     

    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. You have enough time.

     

  • Honolulu > SFO > MUC
    Jul 27, 2016
    1
    I have a 1 hr 16 min layover on flight UA 1604 from Honolulu to SFO, and then SFO to Munich. Will there be enough time to get to the gate?? This is the ONLY connection that allows to to make another connection out of Munich. Thoughts?

     

    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in SFO is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • United Domestic Connection
    Jul 26, 2016
    1
    United wants to route me from PHX to SFO to connect with one of their flights to Hawaii (LIH). My question is, if the Phoenix flight is scheduled to depart at 7AM and arrive in SFO at 8:01AM, would I have enough time to make the connection to the 9:00AM United flight to Hawaii (59 mins)? Seems tight.

     

    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in SFO is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • American connection time
    Jul 26, 2016
    1
    Hi -- I am arriving on an American domestic flight from CLT at 12:42AM in terminal 2, and then connecting to a JAL flight to Tokyo in the international terminal at 1:55AM. It's a single reservation. Am I right that I need to go through security again? Is this enough time?

     

    Yes, you will have to go through security again. You should have enough time if your flight from Charlotte is on-time.

     

  • Terminal 3 to Terminal 1
    Jul 26, 2016
    1
    Do I need to go thru security again if I am coming in on a United flight from Medford, OR and then on a Delta flight to Los Angeles?

     

    Yes, you have to go through security again.

     

  • Mexico City - SFO - San Diego
    Jul 26, 2016
    1
    I'm hoping to purchase a hidden city ticket by flying only the Mexico City to SFO and not the trip to San Diego. I'm wondering if I'll have the opportunity to collect my bags at SFO? They are both booked on 1 ticket with United.

     

    Yes, you will have to claim your bags in SFO to go through US Customs. Remember that you can only do this if it's the last flight of your reservation.

     

  • AKL-SFO-YUL
    Jul 25, 2016
    2
    I'm not a US citizen. Tickets bought with United (all flight on the same itinerary) My plane lands in SFO from Auckland, NZ at 6:30am with United (normally at Terminal G) and my connecting flight to YUL is with Air Canada leaving at 8:00am (also normally at Terminal G). There is no US customs pre-check at AKL airport. Do I have to go thru immigration, customs and security or I can walk to my gate freely? If I have to go thru immigration, baggage and customs... is 1h30 enough to go thru all the process? Thanks!

     

    Yes, 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. You have just enough time if everything goes perfectly.

     

    All righty then... I'll prepare my running shoes... Thanks!! :)

     

  • YYZ - ORD -SFO - HND
    Jul 25, 2016
    1
    Hello, I'm flying from Toronto to ORD with a 1 hour and 6 minute layover, then from ORD to SFO with a 1 hour and 15 minute layover to HND (Japan). Just wondering if these two connections give me enough time to make my flights, and whether or not I will need to re-claim my baggage at all? This is all done through United Airlines. Thanks in advance!

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. You don't have to do anything with your bags in Chicago or Toronto and all you have to do in both connections is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time for both of them.

     

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