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  • Auckland to Raleigh
    Dec 5, 2016
    Hi there, I arrive from Auckland, NZ on 17 Dec at 6:30 am and then to Raleigh departing at 9:45 am that about 3h and 15 minutes. I am travelling with my 3y daughter. All flights are with United Airlines. Is that enough time to make it through immigration, baggage claim, customs and then drop off baggage and eventually get to the gate in terminal 3 I believe. Your input is appreciated. Thanks


    Yes, that is enough time.


  • SFO Connection YYZ-SFO-PDX
    Dec 5, 2016
    I'm traveling on Air Canada (codeshare with United) from YYZ to SFO at 8am arriving at 10:40am in the International terminal with an onward connection to PDX on United at 12:30pm. Considering I would have cleared US immigration at YYZ, what would the procedure be to connect for my PDX flight?


    All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


    Thanks for that ZAP, appreciate it.


  • Connecting flight from SFO to LHR
    Dec 5, 2016
    I am flying into SFO from Redding, CA and only have 44 minutes to get my connecting flight to LHR. Is this enough time???


    Sorry, connecting flight is from SFO to IAD (Washington Dulles).


    Yes, that is enough time. If both flights are on United all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 3.


    Yes both are United. Thanks for your help!


  • Connections
    Dec 3, 2016
    I am planning soon on going on a flight to Canada and I might use the airtrain. Does it require me to exit and re-enter security? And as well how do I find it?


    The AirTrain runs outside security. What airlines are you flying?


  • Timing for connecting flights LHR - SFO - SAN
    Dec 2, 2016
    Arriving into SFO from LHR on United flight on the 10th December at 16:40 - will 2 hr 13 min be enough to clear US customs (have an ESTA) collect baggage and get my flight to San Diego at 18:53? Thanks very much


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


  • SFO-United (term 3) to Virgin Atlantic(term 2)
    Dec 2, 2016
    Arriving 5:02am on United from KOA on a Wednesday morning. Connecting to Virgin Atlantic at 6:55am. Is time sufficient for connection? Any experience with delays on the incoming United flight?


    Virgin Atlantic uses the International Terminal, not Terminal 2. Do you mean Virgin America? (Virgin Atlantic also doesn't have any morning flights from SFO). Do you have checked bags?


    Thanks for the correction. It's virgin Atlantic, No checked bags.


    Sorry, I'm obviously not paying attention. It's Virgin AMERICA (not Atlantic). No checked bags. Thanks for your assistance.


    Then yes, that should be enough time if the United flight is on-time (flights from Hawaii usually are). You will have to go through security again in Terminal 2.


    Thank you , and apologies for the confusion.


  • distance and time
    Dec 1, 2016
    What is the distance between Terminal 3, Gate 63 and International Terminal Gate 98? How many minutes do it take? Please help! Thanks


    It should take less than 10 minutes to walk, maybe 15 if you are exceptionally slow.


    Dec 1, 2016
    Flying from YVR to SFO landing at 21.49. Outbound flight to SYD leaving at 23.25. Is this enough time to transit with 3 checked bags?


    If both tickets are on the same reservation, yes, that is enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver.


  • Baggage transfers
    Dec 1, 2016
    Hei, I am arriving from San diego by Virgin America at 1.30pm and connecting a flight by Emirates at 3.20pm. I have 3 checked in luggages. Will these luggages will checked through or do i have recheck with the Emirates? Thank You.


    Are your tickets on the same reservation or two separate reservations? If it's all one reservation then your bags will be checked through and you do not have to claim them in San Francisco.


  • Zurich - SFO - Vancouver
    Dec 1, 2016
    I will be arriving at 4.35pm with Swiss and have a connecting flight with Air Canada to Vancouver at 6.55pm. Is this sufficient time for the Connection?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Connecting Qantas to United
    Nov 29, 2016
    Hi, We are flying into SFO on a Qantas flight, arriving at 9.30am on 14 December. United has just changed our flight time to Denver and it is now leaving at 11.10am. Will we have enough time to make that flight or should I try to change it to the later one at 12.55pm? Thanks


    I would ask for the later flight.


  • Connecting Flights
    Nov 29, 2016
    Hello! i will be traveling from México to San Francisco and then i wiil only have one hour to connect my flight to Los Angeles. Same airline but different plane. Do I have to pass through inmigration again? will i have enough time? thanks


    I´m traveling with united airlines in both. thanks!


    That is not enough time to go through US Immigration, Customs, and security.


  • Connection time Virgin Atlantic to Southwest
    Nov 29, 2016
    Hi I am arriving at SFO from London Hrw on Virgin Atlantic at 5:50pm and have to get a Southwest flight from SFO to LAX departing at 7:25pm. I am a US resident and will be flying into SFO upperclass on Virgin Atlantic. Will this be enough time to get my luggage and go through security in time to catch the Southwest flight?


    Sorry its a United flight departing at 7:30pm not Southwest! So arrive Virgin Atlantic into SFO at 5:50pm and depart United at 7:30pm.


    With checked bags that will be pretty difficult as you will have to transfer your bags yourself to United. It's not impossible if everything goes perfectly though.


  • AUH to PDX through SFO
    Nov 30, 2016
    Will be landing SFO @640am from AUH Etihad FLT. Do we have enough time to catch FLT to PDX Virigin air at 930am FLT


    That should be plenty of time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Abu Dhabi.


    Thanks for the help! Yes the pre clearance at AUH makes trip to US bearable. But wasn't sure If we have enough time to catch the connection FLT.


  • Switching Delta to UA
    Nov 29, 2016
    Hi there - I am arriving from Auckland via UA and then having to switch to Delta, I arrive at 630AM and depart on Delta at 8AM, given that I will need to recheck my bag and go thru security again, in your experience is this enough time?


    I should have mentioned too - if it matters, I am medallion and premium access - so if they have the premium lines, i should be able to use those


    It will be very difficult, but not impossible. You'll have to hope the flight from Auckland is on-time, hurry to immigration, hope the lines are short, and hurry to Terminal 1 to re-check your bag before the cutoff.


    Thanks - maybe I will try to fit everything into a carry on .. lol, guess it's been a while since i have come international back thru SFO, too bad I can't just do a transfer like most other airports...


    Not sure if it matters - but it will be a Saturday morning that I arrive - not a weekday.


    That will likely help a little bit.


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