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    Oct 28, 2015
    a flight from Vancouver(Canada) with UNITED 498 9:43PM. and depart to cancun UNITED 1145 10:44pm only left 1hour 1minutes.is this gonna be enough time? is this same terminal and how far from the each gate? i m international student so i m quite worried to connection time.


    I m not canadian and usa , i m holding student visa in Canada. so do i need to immigration step when i just get to connection flight...T.T


    You will go through US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you have to do in SFO is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All United gates at SFO are connected inside security. You should have plenty of time.


  • Will I have enough time
    Oct 21, 2015
    I am arriving in San Francisco on a domestic flight then connecting to an international flight leaving one hour later .Same airline with baggage checked through . Will I have enough time ? I am told that I will but I am worried .


    If both flights are on United that should be enough time. All United gates are connected inside security.


    Thank you !!!


  • 1.5 hrs connection time
    Oct 21, 2015
    ZAP.....I am coming from calgary YYC to San Fran and have a 1.5 hours connection time. It states I have a terminal change and I will be flying to PVR Mexico. Is this enough time and do I have to go through security again? Thanks


    Are both flights on United? If so you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary. Your flight from PVR may depart from Terminal 3 where you arrive or the G gates of the International Terminal, which are connected by a walkway to Terminal 3. You will not have to go through security and you have enough time.


  • can I make the connection?
    Oct 18, 2015
    I fly into terminal 3 on United at 8:05am and fly to Vancouver on united at 8:35. Can I make the connection? United changed me to this!


    As long as the first flight is on-time that is enough time.


  • Honolulu to SF to Chicago
    Jan 10, 2015
    I have a flight from Honolulu that arrives 4:54 AM. I then have a flight through Southwest to Chicago that departs at 6:20 AM. Will United transfer our checked bags or do we need to go through security? If yes, whats the best way to go from terminal 3 to 1?


    Southwest does not transfer bags to or from any other airline. You will have to claim them from United and get them to Southwest ticket counter in T3. You have to take the AirTrain to get between terminals


  • Connecting between Alaska and American
    Jan 10, 2015
    I am looking at a flight that arrives into San Francisco on Alaska at around 4 and leaving on an American flight leaving a little after 5. This would be a connection of 1 hour and 7 minutes. Is this enough time?


    It will be difficult but it's possible. You will have to take the Airtrain from the International Terminal to Terminal 2 and go through security.


  • Enough Time to catch domestic flight?
    Jan 7, 2015
    My friend is arriving from HongKong to SFO around 8:30am and leaving from SFO to Chicago at 10:57am. Questions below: 1. The ticket from HongKong to SFO and SFO to ORD is separate, but same airline. Can he check-in his bag at HongKong? 2. Is there enough time to go through Immigration/CBP-->Re-Check In Bag and go through Security again? 3. Someone said there is a walkway inside security zone from International G to T3, is it true? (Then he doesn't need to go through TSA again) Really appreciate your help!


    Whether or not he is able to check his bag through is up to the United agent in Hong Kong. He should have enough time even if his bag is not checked through. There is a secure connection between T3 and I-G. However, after customs on an international arrival, all passengers with onward connections must go through security anyway, so in this instance that passageway does him no good.


    Thanks! I will ask him to talk to United agent in HongKong for baggage send to ORD then.


  • Air-side
    Jan 6, 2015
    Can I transfer from term 2 to term 3 air-side?


    No, you cannot.


  • Terminal 1 to Intl Terminal - Security?
    Jan 5, 2015
    I'm flying in April into SFO with US Airways into Terminal 1. I have 50 minutes to connect to a Hawaiian airlines flight that leaves out of the International terminal (not sure why since it's a domestic flight). Will I have to go thru security? Will I have enough time? Should I walk or take the airtrain? Any help would be greatly appreciated!


    BTW ^^ I will not be checking any luggage.


    You barely have enough time if your first flight is on-time. Walking will probably be faster, but it's probably about the same amount of time. You need to check-in for your Hawaiian flight online before you leave on your first flight.


    Jan 4, 2015
    I arrive at terminal 3 gate 90 SFO where I then have to change to the international terminal; I have 1 hr and 11 minutes to change. Do I have to go through security?


    If your flight is a United or star alliance flight from the G concourse of the International Terminal, then no, you do not. There is a walkway inside security.


  • Enough connection time?
    Jan 3, 2015
    Hi. I'm flying into SFO on United 1292, scheduled to arrive at 10:04am. My next flight is United 893 scheduled to leave at 11:00am. Is that enough time to make the international connection?


    If your first flight is domestic then that is enough time. There is a walkway between Terminal 3 where you will arrive and concourse G of the international terminal where you will depart inside security.


  • Can I get the connecting flight?
    Jan 2, 2015
    Hello ZAP, it would be great to get some help here! I am flying from Sacramento to Düsseldorf. First, I will arrive at 10:00 in SF and the next flight going from SF to Chicago departs at 10:45. Do I need to go through security again, or put differently: is it enough time? Thanks a lot!


    No, you do not have to go through security again. Just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Both will be in Terminal 3. If your first flight is on-time you'll be OK.


  • Chicago - San Fran - NZ
    Jan 2, 2015
    Hi, Im on a flight from Chicago in Feb to San Fran, connecting to a flight to New Zealand. Is 1 our 50 mins sufficient time to get orm one flight to the other? All booked one one ticket so luggage etc checked in all the way through and boarding passes for both flights issued in Chicago so I don;t think I need to go through security again at SFO? Any advice?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. You have the procedure correct.


  • SFO Ground stop?
    Dec 29, 2015
    Pilot just announced SFO ground stop. Weather appears fine. Any info on cause of stop and how long it is expected to last?


  • do I have enough time to get through security at SFO?
    Dec 29, 2015
    Hello, my flight out of Sacramento (8:30) has been changed to 9:05. I am connecting to an international flight leaving SFO at 11:11. Will I have enough time to get through security at SFO?


    If both your flights are on United then you don't have to go through security. There's a walkway inside security between the United Terminal and the G concourse of the International Terminal.


    Thanks ZAP...you're the best. Yes...both flights are with United. I was going to ask you about that walk-way. I saw it on the SFO map but wasn't sure if I had to go through security. Another question then I stop bothering you...Do all domestic United flights (including the small propeller planes) come into terminal 3?


    Yes, earlier this year some United Express flights used Terminal 1, but now they have consolidated all flights in Terminal 3.


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