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  • TSA Lines?
    May 25, 2016
    We have a 6am Southwest flight tomorrow 5/26 and just wondering what we should expect as far as lines? What time should we arrive at security?


    Arriving at 4:30 should be OK if you aren't checking bags. Arrive closer to 4 if you are checking bags.


  • Check in times
    May 24, 2016
    How early do you need to be at the airport for a domestic flight with the current heightened security. I have an 11 am flight tomorrow morning (Wed) SFO -> FLA


    There is no "current heightened security". Getting to the airport at 9 should be fine.


  • Late Flight
    May 14, 2016
    I have a one-hour time between flights. Arriving from Toronto Canada, International Terminal, then on to Santa Barbara with United, Terminal 3. I am wondering what I should do if my flight from Toronto is late, and I miss my flight to Santa Barbara. Thanx.


  • First time in San Fransico Airport
    May 14, 2016
    Arriving from Toronto Canada at International Terminal. Connecting flight to Santa Barbara via United Airlines. 1 hour time between flights. Need walking directions to United Terminal 3. Thank you.


  • Security at SFO for international flight
    May 7, 2016
    Will be arriving at Oakland airport on Monday 5/8 at 9:50 am and then taking the BART to SFO for a 1:40 pm flight to Seoul on Korean Air. What are my chances of pulling this off and getting thru security at SFO in time for the 1:40 flight?


    correction to the post above...it's on Monday 5/9


    I think that as long as the flight to Oakland is on-time that this is possible.


    thank you


  • Travelling with excess baggage
    Mar 16, 2016
    Arriving as a lone passenger to SFO International terminal on Sunday with 8 bags weighing 220lb. Any ideas how to get to the car rental station? Is there a porter service who can help?


    There should be carts available. There will not be porters in the international arrivals hall.


  • traveling fr saskatoon to manila via san francisco on 2 diff air ticke
    Mar 6, 2016
    i am travelling from saskatoon to manila via san francisco. i bought 2 tickets from 2 different airline. do i need a u.s. visa for my stop over in san francisco? when i arrive in san francisco, do i have to clear with the u.s. immigration in san francisco?


    What is your citizenship? There are no nonstop flights from Saskatoon to San Francisco. Where are you stopping first? What airlines are you flying? I can't answer your question with the information you provided.


  • Directions
    Feb 25, 2016
    Need directions from International Terminal to Terminal 3. First time in SFO. Thank you.


    They're right next to each other, Literally smack dab right against each other. Concourse G of the International Terminal and Terminal 3 are even connected inside security by a walkway.


  • confusion
    Feb 21, 2016
    We are arriving on United 5503 on Monday and needing meet elderly couple arriving an hour later on AC 566. Where do we arrive (UA flight) and where would they arrive?


    You will arrive in Terminal 3 and they will arrive in the International Terminal.


  • Walking distance
    Feb 21, 2016
    Arriving at International Terminal with Air Canada. Connecting with United Airlines at Terminal 3 for Santa Barbara. 1) Walking distance from Int'l to Terminal 3 from Concourse G. 2) Walking distance from Int'l to Terminal 3 from Concourse A. I have a 1 hour time between flights. Thank you.


    You have enough time. You can walk from G to T3 inside security - less than 10 minutes. From A you have to go through security again to access T3, so it would take much longer.


  • Connection time
    Feb 18, 2016
    Arriving from Toronto on Air Canada at 1459 at International Terminal. Connecting to Santa Barbara with United. Flight leaves at 1615. I am assuming that I need to go to Terminal 3 for United flights. How long will it take me to walk from International Terminal to Terminal 3? Will I have enough time to catch my flight? Thanks.


    You should have enough time. If you arrive in the G concourse you can just walk to your departure gate inside security. If you arrive in A concourse you will have to go through security again in Terminal 3.


  • PSP > SFO > LHR transfer times
    Feb 18, 2016
    Hello there, I'm looking to fly from Palm Springs (CA) to London Heathrow via SFO with United. I hold a UK passport, I'm not sure if my bag will be checked all the way through or if it's one ticket - I presume I will have to pass through immigration, collect my bag and check in again at SFO? Is 2 hours 45 enough time to do this? I'm nervous about getting stuck in a long immigration line...


    There is no US Customs or Immigration when leaving the US. All you have to do in SFO on your way to London is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


  • Skycaps for help
    Jan 11, 2016
    Do we have skycaps at SFO international terminal, I am arriving with 10 pieces of luggage and would be with kids


    There aren't many anymore. Be prepared to rent a cart and move your bags yourself.


  • PDX-SFO-MCO 34 minute connecting time
    Oct 15, 2014
    Hello, I booked my flight months ago and was assured 34 minutes would be enough time, but now I'm getting worried. Family of 4 flying from PDX to MCO. Layover in SFO is 34 minutes. Called and will be arriving and departing from terminal 3. Will we make it?! I also found the early AM flight from pdx to sfo (UA 392) is 100% on time so that certainly helps. Will they hold the connecting flight a few minutes if needed?


    Yes, if your first flight is on-time that should be enough time. They usually don't hold flights. If you miss your connection you will probably be rebooked to Orlando through Houston.


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