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  • MNL – SFO – LAS
    Nov 20, 2015
    Hi. I will be arriving from Manila via Philippine Airlines at approx 6:10pm. I'm considering booking a flight to Vegas via Virgin America that departs at 7:50pm. Will I have enough time to catch my flight to LAS or would it be a safer idea to book a 10:50pm flight with United? And will I have to pick up my luggage and check them in again? Thanks in advance. Much appreciated.


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, then take your bags to your second airline and re-check them at the check in desk then go through security. I would book the 10:50 flight. The 7:50 flight is not possible.


    Thanks for the advice! I guess I'll stick with the short layover rather than chancing a 1.5 hours.


  • International/Domestic Transit
    Nov 20, 2015
    I am flying from Miami to San Francisco (American Airlines) and then onto Sydney (Qantas) next year but not on the same reservation. What terminals do I arrive at and depart from? Do I have to recheck baggage? Do I have to go through customs and security? Is 3 hours enough time between flights?


    You will arrive in Terminal 1 or 2, claim your bags, then take them on the AirTrain to the International Terminal where you will re-check your bags with Qantas and go through security. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You should have enough time.


  • Travelling from Mexico to Seattle
    Nov 20, 2015
    Will 1:30 mins connection time between United flights be sufficient.. Will be flying from SJD, Mexico to SFO and from SFO to SEA 1:30 min later.


    That's barely enough time assuming your flight from SJD arrives on-time and everything goes smoothly.


  • terminal 1 to international
    Nov 19, 2015
    My mother is travelling on Southwest and will arrive at 11 am at terminal 1. She need to get her bags and check-in at United airlines by 12pm. Her flight to Paris is leaves at 2pm. does she have enough time? What sort of transportation is available?


    The check in cutoff for International flights is 1 hour, not 2 hours, so she could check in as late as 1 PM and be OK. She has enough time if her Southwest flight is on-time and her bags come out reasonably quickly. However, she doesn't have much time to spare if there is a delay. The AirTrain connects all terminals outside security.


    Nov 19, 2015
    Flying from Vancouver to SFO and then connecting to Houston (IAH) late Saturday night around 11pm. I have 1hr49mins to make the connecting SFO-IAH flight, is that enough time for the connection? Thanks.


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Vancouver.


  • Delta to Jet Blue
    Nov 18, 2015
    I am arriving on a Delta flight and connecting to Jet Blue with two hours between. Do I need to clear security again? Thanks.


    Yes, Delta uses terminal 1 and Jetblue uses the International terminal. They are not connected inside security.




    Nov 17, 2015
    I have a few questions as follow: 1. UA Flight to BKK via NRT from PHX. I have 1:25 connection time. Is that enough? 2. Do I have to go thru security again at SFO to catch ANA? 3. Does UA (Star Alliance Partner) check baggage thru to final destination or I have to claim and re-check again at SFO? Thank you.


    You have plenty of time for your connections. You do not have to go through security at SFO - the United gates in Terminal 3 and the ANA gates in the G concourse of the international terminal are connected inside security by a walkway. Your bags will be transferred. You won't see them until you get to Bangkok.


  • I am booked FAT to SFO connecting to YUL on Jan 7, 2016.
    Nov 16, 2015
    I will be Arriving from Fresno on United/Skywest connecting to United/Air Canada with only 55 minutes between flights. Will that be enough time to make the connecting flight?


    Yes, that is enough time as long as your flight from Fresno arrives on-time. Air Canada uses both the A and G gates of the International Terminal. if you depart from the G gates you won't have to go through security. You will have to go through security if your flight departs from the A gates.


  • Terminal 3 to International Terminal
    Nov 16, 2015
    My daughter will be travelling on her own from SLC to Sydney with United. She arrives in Terminal 3 and departs from SFO - SYD in the International Terminal. She has 3 1/2 hr layover. Will her luggage be checked through to Sydney from SLC or does she need to collect in SFO and re check it for connecting flight? Also, is she best to walk from Terminal 3 to International (Gate G) or take the train?


    Her bags will be checked through. There is a walkway inside security from Terminal 3 to the G concourse inside security. It's much better to use that than the train. She has plenty of time.


  • T-1 to International connecting time
    Nov 13, 2015
    I have about 2 hours to connect from a Southwest flight from PHX to a KE flight leaving for ICN. Is that enough time?


    That's just enough time assuming your Southwest flight is on-time. Keep in mind that you will have to transfer any checked bags yourself.


  • Connecting flight Vegas - San Fran - Honolulu
    Nov 10, 2015
    Hello, we have a flight booked with United Airlines departing Vegas and arriving San Fransisco International for connection of 1hr 34mins, then on to Honolulu. Do you think this is sufficient time? Will our bags be checked right through? Thanks.


    Yes, that is plenty of time. You don't have to do anything with your bags. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in San Francisco.


  • Access From Terminal 2 to American Express Lounge
    Nov 9, 2015
    I am flying virgin america out of Terminal 2, can I walk to the Amex Lounge which is post-security after I get throuh security at Term 2?


    No, the Centurion Lounge is in Terminal 3. Terminals 2 and 3 are not connected inside security.




  • Can I make it? YVR-SFO-PHX
    Nov 9, 2015
    We're flying on Wednesday with Air Canada (US portion is codeshare by United), landing at SFO in Terminal I (international) and flying out of Terminal 3 to Phoenix. Connection time is about 55 minutes. Do the bags get checked all the way through to PHX or do I need to retrieve them in SFO and recheck? Taking two golf bags so checking all the way through would be sweet! Thanks for any help!


    You don't have to do anything with your bags in SFO. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver.


    Awesome - thanks for the quick response!


  • do i have enough time to connect?
    Nov 6, 2015
    i will fly into SFO from ICN (Korea) and connect to Cleveland, OH. Are 2 hours enough to clear the customers and immigration and to make the connection? Thanks


    Yes, that should be enough time as long as both tickets are on the same reservation.


  • 43 minute connection - HNL to YYZ
    Nov 4, 2015
    Hello, I was wondering if a 43 minute connection is sufficient for a flight from HNL and connecting to YYZ? We are seated at the front of the plane and both tickets were purchased via United Airlines. Thank you!


    It's enough time if your Air Canada flight departs from the G concourse of the international terminal (United doesn't fly SFO-YYZ). However, if it departs from the A concourse (Air Canada uses both concourses) it might be a bit difficult as you will have to go through security in SFO to get to your departure gate.


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