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  • Connecting flight to Vancouver
    Mar 14, 2016
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    Hi, I'm travelling from Melbourne, Australia into SFO arriving at 9.30am. I'm wanting to book a connecting flight to YVR with Air Canada at 12.05pm and I'm wondering if this is enough time to clear customs and re-check luggage. Thanks

     

    That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Connection time
    Mar 13, 2016
    1
    Hello, we are arriving to SFO from lLondon, Uk at 16:50. We would like to take the last flight to Maui, with virgin America leaving at 18:35. Is there enough time to go through customs, pick up the bags and recheck them, going through security again? Thank you!

     

    On two separate reservations, no, that is absolutely not enough time. You should be able to get a later flight on another airline.

     

  • Two separate reservations
    Mar 12, 2016
    3
    Hi, I will fly from yeg - sea - sfo by Alaska airlines, arrive in sfo @ 10:59pm, then I will fly out first class to Haneda, Tokyo by JAL @ 1:35am next day. Two separate reservations. Non US passport holder with checked in luggage. Do I need to go up all the way to the check-in counter to get the luggage tag or just get through re-check in desk to catch a connection flight? Do I have enough time? Thanks.

     

    Since you are on two separate reservations you will have to claim your bags from Alaska and take them to the JAL check-in desk in SFO. You should have plenty of time.

     

    Thank you so much for your help! What if I fly in @ 23:57? Will that be enough?

     

    That would be much harder - I wouldn't try it.

     

  • FROM LAS VEGAS TO SFO and then SFO to HK
    Mar 11, 2016
    1
    I have a flight from Las Vegas to SFO arriving at 12:01pm, and have to catch a flight at 13:10 to Hong Kong. Both flights from United Airlines. Will I be able to make it?

     

    Yes that is enough time. All you have to do in SFO is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All united gates are connected inside security.

     

  • YVR-SFO-LIH via United
    Mar 11, 2016
    1
    flight 995 to 1111 allows 38min stop - will we make it?

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you have to do in SFO is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time as long as your flight from Vancouver is on-time.

     

  • Enough time to make it for domestic flight
    Mar 10, 2016
    1
    I will land at SFO at 1235 on SQ16. I have a connecting flight with UA Skywest to at 1453 (dallas). non US passport. Its the same alliance and I will most likely be able to tag my bags across. but would it be possible to make the connection? not that it makes any differnce to connections, but I would be flying business / UA first - don't know if they can assist better?

     

    Yes, that should be possible. Flying first on United will get you through security at SFO faster. You will still have to claim your bags in SFO to go through US Customs.

     

  • Coonecting Time
    Mar 9, 2016
    1
    Arriving on SQ2 at 2115 hrs and connecting UA1207 at 2330 hrs. Do I have enough time?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • LAX - SFO - MUC Timing
    Mar 9, 2016
    1
    Hi, I am currently planing my US trip. Following situation. Domestic flight LAX to SFO (Eco, United) and outbound SFO to MUC (Business, Lufthansa) on a Thursday. I need to take the late departe at 8.45pm outbound and am wondering about connection times. It will be seperate ticketing. I have the option of arriving at SFO either at 5.49pm or 7.23pm. I could arrange going without checked luggage would however prefer not to. I am currently asuming that I will not have checked through luggage so I would need to pick it up in SFO and would go for the "safer" option. Still wondering whether I will have enough time as it under the safe considered 3h. Thanks!

     

    IF both flights are on the same reservation then your bags will be checked through. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. The 5:49 flight should be fine even if your bags aren't checked through.

     

  • PARIS-SFO - PSP
    Mar 9, 2016
    1
    I'm arriving from Paris on an AF flight at 1:30 pm, April 25th (US passport, no checked luggage). Do I have enough time to board a Virgin flight to Palm Springs at 5pm? Thanks

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time.

     

  • United LAX-CDG via SFO
    Mar 8, 2016
    1
    Traveling from LAX to CDG through SFO with a terminal change. I'm assuming a terminal change from domestic (LAX-SFO) to international (SFO-CDG) do I need to recheck bags, how far is it from domestic to international terminal, how much time should I allow for the terminal change?

     

    If both flights are on United you just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If not on United, I need to know what airlines you are flying to answer your question.

     

  • International to international connection
    Mar 7, 2016
    1
    Flying into SFO on Cathay and connecting on Westjet to Vancouver. Do I need to go through immigration at SFO?

     

    Yes, in SFO you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk if they are tagged through to Vancouver, otherwise you will have to take them to the Westjet ticket counter. Then you will go through security and to your departure gate. You need at least 2 hours for this transfer if on the same reservation and 3 hours if on separate reservations.

     

  • check in at term 1, lounge at term 3
    Mar 6, 2016
    1
    we have 4 hours layover, with mobility difficulties, how can we get to the centurion lounge from term 1 to term 3, and back to term 1 for take off?

     

    You will have to leave the secure area to do that and go through security both ways.

     

  • Cathay Pacific connecting to Virgin America
    Mar 6, 2016
    4
    I will fly from Hong Kong to SFO International Terminal with Cathay Pacific, then connect to Virgin America to fly to Vegas at Terminal 2. Do I have to re-check in my baggage and go thru Security check at the terminal? My layover is an hour and 40 minutes, do I have enough time?Thanks!

     

    Are both of your tickets on the same reservation or do you have two separate ones? If they are on the same reservation you will 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 T2 and go through security and to your departure gate. If you purchased two separate reservations, I don't think you have enough time.

     

    So I still need to do all these even the 2 flights are on the same reservation? Thanks!

     

    Yes, that is the process for entering the United States.

     

    i see. Thanks a lot!

     

  • jetBlue connecting to Cathay Pacific
    Mar 6, 2016
    3
    I will fly from Vegas to SFO International Terminal, then connect to Cathay Pacific to fly to Hong Kong. Do I have to re-check in my baggage and go thru Security check again at the Terminal? My layover is 1 hr and 30 minutes, do I have enough time? Thanks?!

     

    Are both of your tickets on the same reservation or do you have two separate reservations.

     

    Yes. They are on the same reservation that i booked at obritz.com

     

    Then all you have to do in SFO is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.

     

  • Connection times
    Mar 5, 2016
    1
    I am arriving United from New Zealand at 640am connecting to United to Eugene at 810am. Do we have to clear security to get to the United domestic gate.. I realise we will clear customs and immigration and pick our bag up then drop again. Thanks

     

    Yes, you will have to go through security to get to your departure gate after you clear customs and re-check your bags.

     

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