San Francisco (SFO) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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arriving YVR-SFO at 9:36pm via United into Terminal 3. Connection to Singapore via United at Terminal I at 10:35. Is this enough time? Same airline, same reservation, baggage checked through from Vancouver to Singapore
Yes, that is enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is a walkway connecting Terminal 3 with Concourse G of the International Terminal where you depart inside security.
Arriving Air Canada into SFO after pre-clear of customs in Canada and have 60 minutes connection time for Swiss flight to Zurich. Will have checked baggage. Flights on same reservation and AC and LX both Star Alliance which means bags will be checked through. Agent claims connection legal. Is it sufficient time for international to international connection in SFO?
Yes, that is enough time if the Air Canada flight is on-time.
Hi, I am flying ANA from Japan Narita to SFO, arrive 1015hr. Then, change of terminal to LAS with Virgin, depart 1340hr. As international non-US visitor, willl I have enough layover time of 3hr 25min?
That should be enough time.
Thanks, ZAP!!
My wife is flying from Vancouver to Sanfransisco through Air Canada, arriving at SFO at 9:49 pm. Her connecting flight to Sydney Australia is through Quantas Airways and departs at 11:25 pm (1h 36m Layover at SFO).

Would that be enough time for her? What are the steps she would have to take in that time?

Your help is greatly appreciated.
Are both flights on the same reservation or two separate reservations? Does she have checked bags?
She bought both flights all at once if thats what your asking, so i assume yes the same reservation. yes she will have checked baggage.
Then she just has to walk over the the A Concourse of the International Terminal and go through security. She will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver.
Oh good, sounds like she will have enough time then. Would she have to do anything with her bags? Or would they be changed to Qantas Airways for her?
She shouldn't have to do anything with her bags in San Francisco on the way to Australia.
Hello, I'm flying from Honolulu to Vancouver(transfer at SFO) by UA, arrive SFO on 4:53am departure on 6:30am, is that would be risky since the transfer time is only 1hr37min, thanks.
That's plenty of time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Will be arriving at SFO at 9:55am and leaving for China at 11:10am. Will need to change from domestic to international terminal. Is 75 minutes connecting time enough? Thanks!
If both flights are on the same reservation that is enough time. What airlines are you flying?
Both are UA. Thanks!
Then you just walk from T3 to concourse G of the International Terminal. There is a walkway that connects them inside security.
Great! Thanks a lot!
Arrive at 7:55AM on a Friday in mid-Nov 2017 using an award ticket on SQ. Need to buy separate ticket for SFO-IAD leg. Two Options: UA309 at 10:55 (3 hrs laters) or UA753 at 12:15 (4:20 hrs later). How risky is the early flight? US citizen, Global Entry, and checked bags.
With Global Entry, I wouldn't worry about the 3 hour connection.
This sounds crazy...united is offering me a flight from ord to sfo that lands at 10pm and then sfo to Sydney leaving at 1050 pm. Is it possible to catch the flight to Australia?
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in SFO is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, so it's enough time if the flight from Chicago is on-time.
Round Trip:
To:
United 8491 (operated by AIR CANADA) from Toronto, arrives at SFO international terminal at 9:35pm, connecting time is 1h 25m, then United 5692 (operated by /SKYWEST DBA UNITED EXPRESS) leaving from terminal 3 at 11:00 pm.

Back:
United 731 from LA to SFO, arrives terminal 3 at 9:51pm, connecting time is 54m, then United 8518 (operated by AIR CANADA) leaving from international terminal at 10:45pm
Both of those connection times should be sufficient. On your way to SFO you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto.
great, thanks a lot, ZAP.
Can he get assistance - flight leaves at 8:15 am
Why does he need assistance? Is he handicapped? If so call his airline.