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  • 1hr 31min transfer. Can I make it? Please Respond!
    Jul 11, 2016
    All Domestic Flights. My flight from Seattle arrives in the International Terminal because it is going international next (SEA-SFO-PVR AS 222). I have to go from INTL A to 1-C or 2-D. (not sure yet). I have an 1hr 31min, Will I have to go through Security again? I'm transferring to American from Alaska. WILL I MAKE IT? PLEASE RESPOND!


    Yes, you will have to go through security again in your departure terminal. You should have enough time as long as the first flight is on-time.


    Hi I am from singapore. I have a flight from sin to sfo and from SFO, ill have a connecting flight to edmonton. Do i need a visa or smth when transiting from sfo to yeg? The transit time is about 5hrs... if i do need it, may i know where can i apply? P.s. i dont intend to travel outside of sfo during transit time. Will be staying in airport.


  • Transfer time
    Jul 2, 2016
    Hi, we are arriving on a Qantas flight from Sydney at 9.30am and have booked a Virgin America flight to Las Vegas at 11.30am. These are separate bookings. How do we transfer and is this enough time? Thanks


    No, that isn't enough time. Since you made two separate bookings you need to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, take the AirTrain to Terminal 2, re-check your bags at the check-in desk and go through security.


  • Dubai to Las Vegas connecting SFO (Return Ticket - same booking)
    Jul 3, 2016
    Hi, Below is my planned itinerary for October travelling to Las Vegas for a conference from Dubai and connecting flight in SFO with Virgin America Emirates & Virgin America: 1 EK 225 07OCT DXBSFO DK1 0910 1400 07OCT 2 VX 918 07OCT SFOLAS DK1 1905 2035 07OCT 3 VX 903 14OCT LASSFO DK1 1115 1250 14OCT 4 EK 226 14OCT SFODXB DK1 1645 1925 15OCT I need your advise what to do when I get to SFO connecting to domestic flight in T2 from International Terminal A (Emirates), I have around 5 hours layover. Return is with Virgin America and have almost 4 hours layover to transfer from T2 to International Terminal. Do I have to collect checked baggage and rechecked it again? Do I have to go through Immigration and Custom clearance in SFO again in my return to Dubai?


    You will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then take the AirTrain to Terminal 2, get your Virgin America boarding passes if Emirates couldn't issue them, then go through security. On the return all you have to do in SFO is take the AirTrain from T2 to the International Terminal, get your Emirates boarding pass if you don't already have it, and go through security. There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US.


    Thanks for the response. I was told here that upon return from Las Vegas to SFO I need to claim my baggage from Terminal 2 and rechecked it again according to 2 different travel agency. I called Emirates but I was told to ask from the check in counter here in Emirates about it further to that the call center agent said that I can ask Virgin America check in desk in Las Vegas upon my return to check through my baggage to Dubai. In any case, if ever I have to collect my baggage in SFO in my return from Las Vegas to Dubai, is 3 hours and 40 mins enough time to get to the gate in International Terminal? Granting I won't go through customs or immigration in SFO.


  • United flight - calgary to auckland
    Jul 2, 2016
    I have a united flight from Calgary to Auckland There is a San Fran connection of 2h 10m I assume bags will be transferred though. Will that be another time go through security and customs? Thanks


    You don't have to go through security or customs in SFO. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary and there is no US Customs when exiting the US. All you have to do in SFO is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • check in baggage and connecting flight
    Jul 1, 2016
    hi,i'm flying Virgin America from ORD to SFO (domestic) with a connecting flight Asiana,going to Mnl (international) , i have two check in bags, will these bags go straight to Manila (ORD-MNL), Do i have to pay Virgin America on these check in bags .Is 2hrs 35mins enough time to my connecting flight,check in from terminal 2 to terminal1. thank you. Note: i got one booking ID.


    You will not have to pay for checked bags and they will go straight to Manila. Note that your Asiana flight will depart from concourse G of the International Terminal, not Terminal 1. All you have to do in SFO is take the AirTrain from T2 to the International Terminal and go through security.


  • Enough time for Connecting?
    Jul 1, 2016
    Hi, I am arriving in SFO flying Qantas at 9.30 am and need to connect to United Airlines to John Wayne airport at 11.55am. I have 2 bags checked in. Will that be enough time to make the connecting flight? Thanks


    If it's on two separate reservations it's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.


    Thanks ZAP. May need to consider moving the flight later on in the afternoon


  • Domestic to International - 1Hr. 45Min.
    Jul 1, 2016
    I fly into SFO at 7:45 on United, and my connecting flight leaves for YYZ at 9:30 on Air Canada. We made the reservation at the same time, but I wasn't sure if checked bags would transfer over, or if we would have to claim them and re-check them. If so, would there be enough time?


    Yes, your checked bags will be transferred - yes you should have enough time.


    Okay, great! Thank you ZAP


  • Hawaii-New York
    Jul 1, 2016
    Hi, I am looking to book a flight from Hawaii to New York, with United, the connection is 1hr 32m. Would this be classed as an internal flight (not from the US) and if so would my baggage be checked through. Also is this enough of a connection time?


    Yes, Hawaii, California, and New York are all conveniently part of the United States. There are no border controls on such a flight and thus your baggage will go straight through.


  • enough time international to domestic connection
    Jul 1, 2016
    Hi, i plan to arrive at SFO from SYD at 7:00am and my connecting flight to ORD at 8:20am and i have 1 checked bag, will this be enough time to make my connecting flight? i have been to the US before on the passport 2 years ago and is there any way of getting an express pass?


    No, the US Does not have express passes and no, that is not enough time for an International to domestic connection at SFO.


  • YVR-SFO-SYD connection time
    Jul 2, 2016
    Hi I have a rewards flight on Qantas from SFO to SYD leaving SFO at 23:25, However I need to purchase a flight from YVR to SFO. It looks like United do a flight from YVR arriving at 21:26. From what I can tell the United flight arrives on Area G but the Qantas flight leave from area A. Is it possible to make this transfer? The earlier flight arrives at SFO at 18:15 so I was trying to cut down the layover time. Thanks in advance


    If you have checked bags you really have to take the earlier flight. United flights from Vancouver actually arrive in Terminal 3 since they're precleared.


    Thanks. I guessed that would be the case. Appreciate you help


  • Fankfurt-Santa Barbara
    Jun 30, 2016
    Hello, I'll planning to arrive at SFO from Frankfurt via Lufthansa at 12:55 and travelling onwards to Santa Barbara at 16:05. Is this enough time to transit given the fact I don't have a US passport and will need to clear passport check, customs and recheck my bags.


    Yes, that is plenty of time.


  • Terminal 1
    Jun 29, 2016
    Can I connect from southwest to delta without having to go out and back in?


    No, the Southwest and Delta concourses are not connected inside security. Also if you have checked bags you will have to claim them from Southwest and recheck them with Delta.


  • 1hr45 min connecting time
    Jun 30, 2016
    Hi there, I'm taking UA from HKG to SFO then transit to IAH, on the same booking, arrival SFO on 0915 then flight to IAH on 1100. Is this quite tight or I have to change my flights?


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


    Do I only need a transit visa or a proper visa as my final destination is UIO? Do I need to recheck the baggage at SFO?


    Even though you are not immediately leaving the country you can still use a transit visa. Transit Visas are valid as long as you are actively transiting the country. You can even transit the country by road or rail on a transit visa.


  • Is 2 hrs and 38 minutes enough
    Jun 28, 2016
    Hello, I'm arriving to SFO at 11:12 am through American Airlines and then taking a connecting flight , which was not booked together, to Hong Kong (United) at 1:50 pm. I have no bags to check in. I have two questions. 1. Would this be enough time? 2. Normally what's the terminal and if possible the gate, I will board the Hong Kong flight? Thank you


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will depart from concourse G of the International Terminal.


  • Terminal 2 to international
    Jun 30, 2016
    Hi there I'm looking at arriving from PHL to SFO at 9.08pm and then travelling onto Sydney at the International Terminal at 11.25pm - will i have enough time, will i have to recheck my bag or go through security again etc or is it a post security connection? Many thanks


    What airlines are you flying? Are your tickets on one reservation or two separate ones?


    Yes, sorry, all one ticket with AA - flight to Sydney will be code share with Qantas - so I am expecting to check my bags all the way through from PHL to Sydney


    Yes, that is enough time. You will just take the AirTrain to the International Terminal and go through Security. You don't have to do anything with your bags in SFO on your way to Sydney.


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