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  • ORD to NAN-FIji with connection in SFO
    Feb 10, 2017
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    Hello. I'm flying from O'Hare to Fiji with a connection in SFO. ORD to SFO is on American and arrives at 8:16 PM and departs for Fiji at 11:59 PM. I know we'll have enough time to make the connection, but how do we transfer to the international terminal? We'll check luggage through to our final destination if possible. But do we have to go through security again?

     

    You will take the AirTrain to the International Terminal and go through security. You have plenty of time. You may have to stop at the Fiji Airways check-in desk to get your boarding passes to Fiji before going through security.

     

  • Sydney to SFO to Newark
    Feb 10, 2017
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    I have 1.5 hour layover. Coming from Sydney and then leaving for Newark. Says arrive and depart in INTL terminal. Do I have enough time?

     

    FYI - it is all United Air

     

    That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.

     

  • PDX to SFO to KIX
    Feb 9, 2017
    1
    Hello. From Portland, we are arriving at SFO 10:41 am on United to connect to another United flight leaving at 11:30 am for Kansai airport Japan. Will we have enough time to make the connecting flight?

     

    That is enough time if the flight from Portland is on-time. All you have to do in San Francisco is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • SYD-SFO Transfer to Vancouver
    Feb 9, 2017
    1
    I have a Qantas flight to SFO and then a Air Canada SFO-Vancouver Canada. They are separate bookings. Will 2 hours be enough to connect. Do I have to collect baggage and go through customs and passport and security at SFO

     

    Yes, in SFO you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, take your bags to Air Canada, re-check them, and go through security and to your departure gate. 2 hours is really risky.

     

  • PHX TO SFO TO SIN
    Feb 8, 2017
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    TWO SEPARATE BOOKINGS. FLIGHT FROM PHX TO SFO AT 9:46AM THEN HAVE TO CLAIM & RE-CHECK BAGS AT SINGAPORE AIRLINES FLIGHT ETD 11:30AM. WILL I MAKE IT OR I SHOULD GET AN EARLIER FLIGHT WHICH WILL BE 7:43AM - WAY TOO EARLY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ADVICE.

     

    I think the 9:46 arrival is pretty risky.

     

  • Which terminal and will I have enough time
    Feb 8, 2017
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    Flying from YYC to SFO with 1 hour and 11 mins connection since United changed the times. What terminal do I land in from YYC and which terminal for my connecting flight to to SIN? Also how long will it take me to get to the terminal

     

    Yes, that is enough time. You will arrive in Terminal 3 and depart from concourse G of the International Terminal. Since you 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. You have enough time.

     

  • Arriving from NZ into SFO, then connecting to New York
    Feb 8, 2017
    1
    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
    1
    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.

     

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