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  • Arriving from NZ into SFO, then connecting to New York
    Feb 8, 2017
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    Hi, our family of 4 are flying from New Zealand to SFO via UA916 arriving at 0635hrs. Our connecting flight to New York is via UA233 at 0820hrs. Is this enough time to get through immigration/customs or should I reschedule to a later flight?

     

    That's just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • ONT, CA TO FRA VIA SFO-IS 1 HOUR 7 MIN ENOUGH CONNECTION TIME IN SFO?
    Feb 4, 2017
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    I may fly from Ontario, CA to SFO (UA5015 operated by Skywest dba as United Express). In SFO, I have 1 hr, 7 min to transfer to UA8828.operated by Lufthansa, to Frankfurt. I will be checking a suitcase in Ontario thru to final destination if possible. Is 1 hr, 7 minutes enough time to do the transfer?

     

    Yes that is enough time. All you have to do in SFO is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Connector
    Feb 2, 2017
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    Flying Feb13 out of YYC arriving SFO at 21:25. 1:15 layover then off to Sydney. Both flights are United, will I have enough time to get where I need to be.

     

    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.

     

  • Connecting Flight - Terminal & Baggage re-check in?
    Feb 2, 2017
    3
    Hi, I would be taking a YUL flight with Air Canada and connect at SFO. There is only a 1 hour layover until the next flight from SFO to Taipei with United Airlines. Is the 1 hour layover enough for me to catch the next flight? Do I have to re-check my bags at SFO? Do I have to pass customs or any inspection area that would delay me? Will I land and depart from the same terminal at SFO? Thank you!

     

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

     

    Perfect, so i will not have to pick up my luggages and re-check them? Thank you again.

     

    THat is correct.

     

  • YYC to SFO on UA with a 2 hour layover to syd on qantas
    Jan 31, 2017
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    Hi I am planning to fly from YYC to SFO on United arriving at 9.25 pm and then flying qantas to syd departing at 11.25pm? Is a 2 hour layover going to be enough time? Thank you in advance!

     

    Without checked bags that should be enough time. With checked bags, that will be difficult if it's two separate reservations, but not impossible. You will at least pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary.

     

  • Vancouver to Honolulu via SFO
    Jan 31, 2017
    1
    Aloha, my wife and I are flying from YVR to HNL with a connection in SFO on 3/4. We are flying United on the same ticket with checked baggage. We only only have 44 minutes (3:02 arrival and 3:46 departure) to make the connection in SFO, is this possible? We are in first class. Thank you for your time. Aloha

     

    That is enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you have to do in San Francisco is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Stopping in SFO from Munich to LAX
    Jan 30, 2017
    1
    I'm a non US resident, visiting LA. I have a layover in SFO at 7:30 pm with a connecting flight to LAX at 9 pm. Will I have to clear customs and recheck my bag at SFO or will I clear customs at LAX? Flights are on the same reservation, will 1.5 hours be enough for me to make my flight to LA?

     

    Yes, in SFO 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 just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • flight from san francisco to atlanta
    Jan 28, 2017
    1
    I've booked flights through Virgin from Manchester UK to San Francisco and return via Atlanta. My return flight from San Francisco to Atlanta is with Delta on March 8th. Can you please tell me which terminal I'll fly from or will it be the domestic one. Also will I have to claim my bag at Atlanta or will it go straight to the Virgin flight.

     

    Your Delta flight from San Francisco will depart from Terminal 1 (A domestic terminal). You do not have to claim your bag in Atlanta.

     

  • ransfer from in-bound QF flight to outbound United flight to Vancouver
    Jan 28, 2017
    1
    Hi, I'm planning to book an incoming Qantas flight (from Sydney) to SFO, which is due to land at 09:30 and then transfer to an outbound United flight to Vancouver, departing at 10:46. Bookings will be separate...is this doable? Can I check luggage all the way through or will I have to collect and re-check at SFO?

     

    No, that is completely impossible. You will have to claim your bags in SFO to clear US Customs even if you can have them tagged to Vancouver. If it's two separate reservations you need at least 3 hours.

     

  • Vancouver to Sydney
    Jan 27, 2017
    1
    I'm flying from Vancouver to Sydney Australia with a 55 minute layover in san fransisco, they are both united flights. Will I have enough time to make it to the connecting united flight to syndey?

     

    Yes, all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver.

     

  • San Fran Connection
    Jan 27, 2017
    2
    Hi, flying from Sydney to Seattle with a 1hr 45 layover/connection in San Fran. Both United flights - Please let me know procedure for connection at San Fran flying United ie Immigration>Pick up bags>Bag drop connecting flight>Check In>Fly. Is this enough time?

     

    You will be checked in for both flights in Sydney. In SFO you will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate in Terminal 3.

     

    Awesome, thankyou. I hope 1hr 45min is enough time.

     

  • Toronto to Sydney via SFO
    Jan 25, 2017
    1
    Hi, I'm looking at booking a flight from toronto to sydney, AU with a 1h49m stopover in SFO. Will we make it? Flying Air Canada/Qantas

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. If it's on the same reservation you just have to go over to the A concourse and through security. You have enough time if it's all one reservation. If it's two separate reservations you have barely enough time.

     

  • International to Domestic
    Jan 23, 2017
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    Arriving SFO from YVR 9:49 PM Mar 4 on Air Canada (clear US Customs in YVR) connecting with American at 11:40 PM to Miami. Is that enough time to go from one terminal to the other? Is it a walkable situation? Do I have to collect bags? Flights are all on same reservation made through Celebrity Choice Air. Trust I have to clear Security again in SFO.Thanks for your assistance.

     

    Yes, you do have to go through security again. Other than that, if your bags are checked through it is walkable and doable.

     

  • Hong Kong --> SanFran --> Miami
    Jan 22, 2017
    1
    Hi I have a flight from Hong Kong to SanFran (on Cathay Pacific), and it lands at 9:55pm. I have a connecting flight from SanFran (on American Airlines) to Miami and it departs at 11:40pm. So there's 1hr45min transit time. Do you think there's enough time for me to catch my flight to Miami? Thanks

     

    Yes, that should be enough time if both flights are on the same reservation.

     

  • Domestic to International
    Jan 21, 2017
    1
    Im flying out of SFO to ICN on a noon Asiana flight, but first I need to fly into SFO on DL standby. The only flight that gets into SFO that morning on DL lands at 10:54. Is there any chance I have enough time to collect my baggage and check in again for my flight at noon?

     

    No, I don't think that's enough time. I'd try to fly in the night before if there is not an earlier flight that's open. Maybe you should just buy a ticket to SFO to avoid losing your flight to Seoul.

     

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