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  • Security "Again" When Arriving From Atlanta & Flying Out To PSP??
    Mar 22, 2016
    I am flying into SFO on April 12th on Delta 1881. I then fly to PSP on Alaska. Last time I did this, I had to go through Security again and nearly missed my flight. Is it necessary to go through Security again when making this connection? I realise that Alaska flies out of the International Terminal, but????


    Yes, the side of the International Terminal that Alaska uses is not connected to any other terminals inside security. If you don't like making this connection, don't book it.


    Well GEE! I didn't make it. A friend in PSP made it for me on her air miles, and it's the only option. Sorry for my idiotic question! (apparently)


  • Transfer time international to domestic
    Mar 20, 2016
    I am arriving on Virgin atlantic from London with no bags at 1510 and transferring to fly to Los Angeles. Can I catch either an American Airlines of a Virgin America flight at 430 or should I wait till 6?


    I would wait until 6. 80 minutes is pretty short for an International to Domestic connection, even with no bags.


  • is 2h20 enough time
    Mar 20, 2016
    I'm arriving from london and I have 2h20min connection to maui. Both flights booked together with united. Is this enough time? Thanks,


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Is 4 hrs 30 mins Layover SFO/Calgary Enough Time
    Mar 20, 2016
    Hi, Arriving from Sydney at 9.30am. I want to book a connecting flight to Calgary with Westjet departing at 1.59pm. Will I have enough time to go through customs, collect luggage and recheck, go through security again for the second flight. Thanks.


    Flight from Sydney is Qantas and Westjet flight to Calgary will be on a separate ticket.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.




  • Is 30min layover SFO-IAH enough time?
    Mar 19, 2016
    Hi, flight arriving from SFO-IAH at 14:55 and departing from IAH to BOG at 15:30, it's just 35min, too tight, isn't it? What could happen if the flight SFO-IAH is delayed? Thanks


    It's possible. All you have to do in Houston is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is a midnight flight to Bogota that you will be rebooked on if you miss your connection.


  • Terminal change
    Mar 18, 2016
    I have a connected flight from Toronto to San Francisco and then to Sacramento. The first one says United operated by Air Canada and the second one United operated by Skywest dba United express. I have to change from terminal 1 to 3. And we have 1 hour between flights. Do we still need to go through customs and claim the bags and recheck in? Will I have enough time for it ?


    You will not arrive in Terminal 1. You will arrive in the International Terminal. Air Canada uses concourses A and G of the international Terminal. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. If you arrive in Concourse G you can walk directly to your departure gate. If you arrive in concourse A you will have to go through security to get to your departure gate. You should definitely have enough time if you arrive in G and have barely enough time if you arrive in A.


  • SFO international -> T1
    Mar 16, 2016
    I'm arriving in the international terminal at 12:35, would I be on time to catch a flight at 14:55 at Terminal 1?


    If your tickets are on two separate itineraries and you have checked bags I recommend more time.


  • ICN to SFO to LAS
    Mar 16, 2016
    I am flying in to San Francisco from Incheon, South Korea at 11:40 a.m. I have one checked bag. I am then catching a United Airline flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas at 2:00 p.m. Is two hours and twenty minutes enough time for me to go through immigration check line (I am a US citizen), check in with United (re-send my bag), go through security and get on the United flight? Please let me know. Thanks,


    It should be enough time. What airline is your flight from ICN on?


    Korean Air


    Then you don't have much room for error if the flight from ICN is delayed.


  • flight to Seattle
    Mar 15, 2016
    I am arriving at SFO at 13.15 from Dubai on Emirates. I then need to catch a flight to Seattle. Will i be able to make a flight at 14.10, and if not, what time do i need between arriving at SFO and departing for Seattle?


    That is a completely impossible connection. You need at least 2 hours if both tickets are on the same reservation and 3 hours if on two separate reservations. In SFO you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, and go through security.


  • Short Layover!
    Mar 14, 2016
    I am flying United from Lafayette, LA to Kahului, HI I have a connection through SFO that I am a little nervous about. My flight from SFO to OGG has a 43min layover. Also, it is a later afternoon departure so the morning fog should not be a problem. I also upgraded my ticket to Ecomony Plus so will be seated in row 8 when I arrive at SFO. I would not have to change terminals or go through customs but the gates are on opposite ends of terminal 3. Will I have enough time to make my connecting flight? I did purchase this ticket through UA and no as seperate tickets.


    Yes, that should be enough time as long as your flight into SFO is on-time.


  • Connecting flight to Vancouver
    Mar 14, 2016
    Hi, I'm travelling from Melbourne, Australia into SFO arriving at 9.30am. I'm wanting to book a connecting flight to YVR with Air Canada at 12.05pm and I'm wondering if this is enough time to clear customs and re-check luggage. Thanks


    That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Connection time
    Mar 13, 2016
    Hello, we are arriving to SFO from lLondon, Uk at 16:50. We would like to take the last flight to Maui, with virgin America leaving at 18:35. Is there enough time to go through customs, pick up the bags and recheck them, going through security again? Thank you!


    On two separate reservations, no, that is absolutely not enough time. You should be able to get a later flight on another airline.


  • Two separate reservations
    Mar 12, 2016
    Hi, I will fly from yeg - sea - sfo by Alaska airlines, arrive in sfo @ 10:59pm, then I will fly out first class to Haneda, Tokyo by JAL @ 1:35am next day. Two separate reservations. Non US passport holder with checked in luggage. Do I need to go up all the way to the check-in counter to get the luggage tag or just get through re-check in desk to catch a connection flight? Do I have enough time? Thanks.


    Since you are on two separate reservations you will have to claim your bags from Alaska and take them to the JAL check-in desk in SFO. You should have plenty of time.


    Thank you so much for your help! What if I fly in @ 23:57? Will that be enough?


    That would be much harder - I wouldn't try it.


  • FROM LAS VEGAS TO SFO and then SFO to HK
    Mar 11, 2016
    I have a flight from Las Vegas to SFO arriving at 12:01pm, and have to catch a flight at 13:10 to Hong Kong. Both flights from United Airlines. Will I be able to make it?


    Yes that is enough time. All you have to do in SFO is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All united gates are connected inside security.


  • YVR-SFO-LIH via United
    Mar 11, 2016
    flight 995 to 1111 allows 38min stop - will we make it?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you have to do in SFO is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time as long as your flight from Vancouver is on-time.


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