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  • dubai - san diego via SFO
    Dec 27, 2014
    is it realistic to book and make a connection between arriving from dubai on emirates (13:10) and connecting to virgin america flight to san diego 2 hours later at 15:15? i have a UK passport thanks


    Booked together it's doable. Booked separately, it's difficult.


    Dec 23, 2014
    Hi! I'm planning on taking UA225 IAD-SFO which arrives at 10:00pm. And then UA1705 SFO-LAX which leaves at 10:32pm, would I have enough time to connect? I'd imagine all the United gates are pretty close to each other. I will be the first few to leave the aircraft. Thanks!


    Yes, it is enough time, but you will have to hurry and if you miss it you'll be stuck in SFO overnight as I'm fairly sure that would be the last flight of the day to LAX.


  • complications
    Dec 22, 2014
    Arriving at SFO from YVR via United Airlines (US1707V) at 8:22 AM and connecting with United Airlines (UA1212V) flight to Puerto Vallarta at 9:17 AM. Any complications such as checking baggage again and having to go through security again?


    No, on your way to mexico, 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, which will be connected inside security.


  • United flight from terminal 3 to international terminal
    Dec 16, 2014
    I have a flight, arrive SFO 11:00 am in terminal 3 and leaving SFO 12:05 from international terminal. Do I have enough time for transfer? Thanks.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which should take less than 15 minutes.


    Great. Thanks


  • YUL-SFO-LAX --> International A or G to Terminal 3 security question
    Dec 16, 2014
    Hi, I'm flying to LAX through SFO from Montreal with Air Canada and then United Airlines. In SFO, I'll have to go to terminal 3 from either International terminal A or G (I don't know which one yet). Will I need to pass through security again in SFO or is there a walkway inside security between these terminals (I will have already passed through US customs in Montreal)? If I do have to go through security again, will I have enough time if I have a 1h30 layover? Thanks


    There is a walkway from I-G to Terminal 3 inside security. There is no walkway from I-A, so you would have to go through security if you arrive there. Either way you have enough time.


  • AUH - SFO - MIA - PAP
    Dec 16, 2014
    Do i need to change terminal for aa. If yes do i need to go through all the custom and immigration? If yes do i need a visa or how can i change the terminal. Please advise. I m flying from AUH to SFO to MIA to PAP haiti


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Abu Dhabi. In San Francisco, you will arrive in the International Terminal, you must go to Terminal 1, get your AA boarding passes, go through security and to your departure gate


    Terminal 1 is domestic terminal or international termina?


    Terminal 1 is a domestic terminal. Your flight to Miami is domestic.


    Thank you so much for your great help. Is it connected to the international terminal or not? how much time it takes from international terminal to terminal 1. do i need visa to switch from one to other terminal or not?


    It takes about 5-10 minutes to walk to Terminal 1. You need a US Transit Visa for your journey if you do not live in a Visa Waiver country, whether you have to change terminals or not.


  • Minimum time necessary to make a connecting flight
    Nov 28, 2014
    My wife and I are flying into and out of SFO with an hour and ten minute layover. We are changing carriers from United to US Airways, and likely changing terminals. Will we have enough time to make the connecting flight?


    Also we are flying Friday the day after thanksgiving


    It's probably enough time. Not a lot to spare.


  • VEGAS - SFO - International SQ
    Nov 28, 2014
    I'm hoping to take a 9:30am United flight out of Vegas, landing at SFO at 11:16am, followed by an international SQ flight which is due to depart at 2:05pm. Is this doable? We will have luggage with us and not sure United will be able to check our bags all the way through to Singapore (which is our ultimate destination). Thanks!


    Yes, that is possible. You'll have to ask the United agent in Las Vegas about the bags. Have your Singapore confirmation on-hand.


  • Southwest Airlines to International Terminal
    Nov 13, 2014
    I'm arriving at 9:30am on a Southwest flight. How long (if our bag come out in a timely manner) will it take me to get from there to the International Terminal using the Airtrain?


    I imagine you could be in the International Terminal sometime between 10 and 10:15.


    Thank you! :o)


  • Minimum time before International Departure
    Nov 13, 2014
    What is the absolute minimum time one can arrive at SFO for a 12:05pm International departure on Cathay Pacific ? Will already have Board Pass in hand, and no luggage. I've seen some passengers who are late for a flight be allowed to the front of the line for security. Of course will get to the airport ASAP, but have an appt in San Francisco and need to know what my cut-off time is. Thanks


    You would probably be OK if you arrived at the airport between 11:20 and 11:30


  • Need info going from ICN to SFO to SMF
    Nov 11, 2014
    hello, i will be on United flight from ICN Seoul to SFO to Sacramento. i arrive in SFO 11:30am then 1:55pm united express/skywest flight to Sacramento. will 2hr 25min enough time to make it? i do have two checked bags. after going through custom where do i go to check-in my bag again? my flight is skywest united express. Thank you for your help!


    You will be able to re-check your bags immediately after you clear US Customs at the transfer desk. Then you will go to the departure level, through security and to your departure gate. You have enough time.


    Thank you for the answer! looks like skywest is gate 84. how far is that from customs? do i need to take a train or is that walking distance? Thank you again


    It is walking distance.


  • terminal 3 to terminal 1
    Nov 3, 2014
    hello. :)) so I d have a question for you. I d fly from san dieg to san francisco and then I d have a tarnsfer to Frakfurt. and what do you think, to get from the terminal 3 to terminal 1, 50 mins is enough? would you take that risk? thank you for your answer. :)


    No flights to Frankfurt leave from Terminal 1. Both Lufthansa and United flights to Frankfurt depart from the G concourse of the International Terminal which is directly connected to Terminal 3 by a walkway. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


    ah okay thank you. when I tried to book the fligh I saw that on their site.. term 1 and so.. but hey in my case, would u take that risk?? because I have to decide and I wanted to be sure, to hear the opinion of others.


    If there's a reasonable earlier flight from San Diego I'd probably pick it instead, but I would say the connection as it is is still reasonably low risk.


  • travel from domestic UNITED to international SQ
    Nov 3, 2014
    im concern with my baggages since i buy the ticket separately, UNITED might not help me to interconnect the baggage to the final desination. how to i go about it?


    You will have to pay to check your bag at your origin, then claim your bag from United, then take it to the Singapore Airlines check-in counter in the International Terminal. You will need at least 90 minutes, preferably 2 hours to make such a connection.


    Claim baggage from United is it the same level as to walk the connected walkway from gates 75 to international G? Cos my parents are eldery to handle 3 checkin baggages. Worry they might be lost in the big crowded airport. Thanks


    TThe Baggage claime is on the lower level and Singapore check in counter will be on the upper level of the adjacent building. There are elevators and escalators though.


  • Departing International Flight
    Oct 30, 2014
    My flight arriving from SLC with departure from SFO to Taipei has been reduced to about a 1 hour layover from 11:03pm to 12:05am from originally about two hours. Any ideas if this would be enough time to check in through the international terminal?


    Did you purchase tickets separately or together? What airlines are you flying?


    I bought them together through Orbitz. I ended up calling Orbitz. I decided I didn't want to stress about missing an international flight and they rebooked for an earlier flight. I now have a six hour layover in SFO. Thanks for your reply.


  • 30 min conncection
    Oct 29, 2014
    I come in at gate 66 and have a 30 minute connection. I have to get to gate 86. Considering they close the doors 15 minutes before departure, is this enough time?


    They usually do not close the doors 15 minutes before departure. Your connection is doable but really requires that your first flight be on-time.


    Thank you


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