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  • Domestic flight changing into international flight with United Airline
    Jan 8, 2017
    Hello, I am German-passport holder. I will fly from Orange County with United Airlines to SFO Airport. I have 1,5 hours to get my connecting flight with United Airline back to Frankfurt. Will that be enough time to get my connecting flight?


    I just found out that I'll arrive at T3 and my departure is at T1... that means I have 1 hour and 50 minutes to get my connecting flight! Would that be enough time?


    Yes, that is plenty of time. You don't depart from Terminal 1. You depart from the International Terminal (specifically concoiurse G). There is a walkway connecting T3 to concourse G. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


    Thank you very much for the helpful information!!!


  • Hong Kong - SFO - Salt Lake City
    Jan 6, 2017
    Flying United Airline HK - SFO arrive : 0915 To get to domestic to SLC depart 11:25 2 hr 10 min transfer time, is that enough? Return SLC - SFO arrive at 12:17 pm Flight to Hong Kong depart 13:50 Is 1 hr 33 min transfer time enough? I am not US citizen, nationality Hong Konh


    Yes, that is enough time. On the return all you have to do in SFO is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connection advice
    Jan 6, 2017
    I'm coming from Frankfurt heading to Kahului OGG stopping in San Francisco for 4hrs transit. The label on the luggage says OGG. Shall I collect the luggage in SF for custom check & redrop?? Do you think 4hrs are enough for passport control, custom check & luggage redrop ping?? Please advice


    Non US citizen


    In San Francisco you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


  • Enough time
    Jan 7, 2017
    I landed from Manchester, England at 15:15 into terminal 1 and my flight to LA departs at 17:45. That should be enough time to pass customs and board my flight?


    You arrive in the International Terminal. What airline are you flying to LA? Do you have checked bags?


    The flight to LA is with delta, I will have checked bags aswell


    If the first flight is on Virgin Atlantic that should be enough time. If it's on Thomas Cook that will be pretty difficult.


    Yeah I'm flying in with Virgin Atlantic, thanks for your help it's put me at ease now.


  • Connection time enough? IAH (Houston)->SFO->PVG(Shanghai, China)
    Jan 6, 2017
    I will fly through all United Flights: IAH (Houston)->SFO->PVG(Shanghai, China), but only 1 hr and 10 min connection time in SFO, is enough to pass the custom and proceed to board the international flight? Thank you!


    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in in SFO is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is a walkway connecting Terminal 3 where you arrive to Concourse G of the International Terminal where you depart. You have enough time.


  • 45 minutes connection
    Jan 6, 2017
    I'll fly from Veracruz to Taiwan. I'll go through the US immigration in Houston, then layover in SFO at 12:55 pm , then the last connection from SFO is at 13:40pm. Will it be enough to catch my connecting flight within 45 minutes? Thank you!!


    45 minutes is enough time but leaves no time to spare if the flight from Houston is delayed.


  • Flying from Redding with United and then Singapore with Singapore airl
    Jan 6, 2017
    I am flying from Redding to San Fran with United on Thursday Jan 26 lading in San Fran at 7.35 AM and flying out of San Fran to Singapore with Singapore Airlines same morning at 9,25 AM. Different reservations, what am I to do with my checked bags? Thanks


    You will have to claim your bags in Terminal 3 run to the International Terminal and re-check them with Singapore and go through security. This is a very difficult connection.


    Thanks for this. I think I'll take a smaller suitcase and will not have to check it. Will I then have the time....


    Yes, then you should have enough time, especially if you can check in for your Singapore flight online.


  • HKK -> SFO -> IAD
    Jan 5, 2017
    Planning a trip to Taiwan. My preferred return flight brings me through SFO from Hong Kong and then onto IAD (all on United). The scheduled layover is 2 hours and 10 minutes. I have flown internationally in the past just not via SFO, so I am not sure if the layover time will be adequate to clear customs and make it for the connection. Any help would be appreciated.


    Yes, that should be enough time if the flight from Hong Kong is on-time.


    Thank you for the response. I forgot to mention I have a Global Entry card so that is even quicker.


  • Domestic connection
    Jan 4, 2017
    Traveling from UK back into the states. do I have to go through security again and then into domestic flights?


    Yes, you have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Will I make it? - International to Domestic (Miami)
    Jan 4, 2017
    Arriving SFO from Sydney at 0710. Connecting flight to Miami is at 08.35, so 1hr 25mins layover. All flights with United on the one ticket. I am a non US citizen. I know it will be tight, but is it at all within the realms of possibility? There seems not many alternatives flying United, Syd - Miami..


    It's definitely possible if the flight from Sydney is on-time. If you miss your connection you will be rerouted to Miami through Houston.


  • 55 minutes Layover
    Jan 3, 2017
    Hi, I am a Singapore travelling on United Airlines from Calgary, 0715pm, landing at SFO, 0925pm, for my connecting flight to Singapore at 1020pm, same airline. Would like to know if the layover is sufficient for my connecting flight. Thank you


    Yes, that is enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary. All you have to do in SFO is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • 45 min connection?
    Jan 2, 2017
    I will be landing in SFO from YVR at 9:50PM and depart SFO-EWR at 10:35PM. I'm in first class on both flights. Same reservation... checked baggage. I am a US Citizen and have Global Entry. Is this enough time?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. If both flights are on United you just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time if the flight from Vancouver is on-time.


  • TPE-SFO-CLT - is 50 minute transfer crazy?
    Jan 2, 2017
    Hi, I am a non-US citizen and will be arriving from TPE to SFO at 0620am via United Airlines and have booked a American Airlines ticket seperately that departs on 0710am. Is the layover time too short? Thanks for your advice.


    Yes, that is completely impossible. In San Francisco you will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then need to take the AirTrain to Terminal 2, re-check your bags with American and go through security. You need at least 2 hours for your transfer, preferably closer to 3.


    I absolutely agree – it's impossible. You may not be even able to clear the immigration in 50 minutes. And then you will have to check–in for the next flight and get to another terminal and do security check again. I agree that you need 2 hours minimum.


  • SYD-SFO-Dallas Fort Worth
    Jan 1, 2016
    Flying Qantas and AA domestic - QF arrives SFO from Sydney at 9:30 am and AA flight from Terminal 2 to DFW at 11:56 am. Is that sufficient transit time to get from International to Terminal 2?


    Yes, that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • taipei - SFO - IAD
    Jan 1, 2016
    I booked my ticket through united web side , I will be flight from Taipei with EVA airways connection to SFO , with 2hrs 30 minutes do I have enough time to clear immigration , custom and recheck my bag with united airline to IAD ( I'm going with 2 children (12 ,8 yrs old ) all of us U.S citizen .


    Yes, that is enough time.


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