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  • passport app
    Mar 22, 2017
    if i arrive at 4:45 and sucessfully use the customs passport app is it likely i will be able to catch a 5:30 shuttle?


  • Customs
    Mar 19, 2017
    I am travelling Auckland to SFO then onto Calgary. When I go through Customs, do I pick up checked luggage to go through customs and then recheck it for connecting flights


    Yes, 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.


  • connecting flight layover
    Mar 7, 2017
    Hello, I am flying from Boston to Vancouver with a 1 hour layover in SFO. I will be checking one bag in Boston, and both legs of this flight were made on the same reservation. I also noticed that I land in terminal 3 in SFO, and also depart from the same terminal to Vancouver. Will one hour be enough time to make my connection, and will it be enough time for my bags as well?


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Feb 25, 2017
    We have 1h38min to get to our connecting flight. Do we have to clear security again even though both airlines use the same terminal and area G


    No, you will not have to go through security again if your bags are checked through to Fiji.


  • Time
    Feb 4, 2017
    Arriving gate71A departing gate 95. How long of a walk is it


    Less than 15 minutes.


    Feb 1, 2017


    Yes, you will have to go through security again in Terminal 2.


  • Saskatoon -> Calgary -> San Francisco -> Tokyo
    Jan 29, 2017
    I'm flying from Saskatoon to Calgary and then to Tokyo, Japan with a 1:30h layover in San Francisco. Will I have enough time to make my connecting flight to Tokyo? Any feedback would be appreciated. Thank you.


    Yes, if all flights are on the same reservation that is enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary.


    Thank you very much!


  • Help! Will I make it?
    Jan 17, 2017
    I land from Vancouver in San Francisco tomorrow at 21:49 via Air Canada and I leave for Sydney at 23:25 through Qantas, same reservation. I have never been to SFO - any tips on navigating my way through? I am worried I won't make it on the Sydney flight.


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. In SFO you will likely arrive in the G concourse of the International Terminal and depart from the A concourse of the International Terminal, which means you will have to go through security to get to your departure gate.


  • SFO to London via Houston. 70min layover - long enough? United.
    Nov 12, 2016
    We are looking at flying from.SFo to London in December and there is a 1 hr and 10min layover in Houston. We're nervous we might not make the flight from Houston to London. Does anyone know if we need to change terminals, or has done this flight with such a short connection before? The flight is United all the way through. Thanks!


    You will likely have to change terminals in Houston but that's all you have to do. If both flights are on United you will arrive in Terminal C or E and depart from Terminal E.


  • Singapore - SFO - Calgary
    Oct 24, 2016
    Hi, I am arriving SFO at 10:10 from Singapore, and will be taking a flight out to Calgary 14:10, on separate tickets. May I know if that is a reasonable time to connect between these flights at SFO Airport? Thank you!


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • terminal change
    Oct 17, 2016
    I am looking to book flights from LHR London arriving at SFO at 17.10 with a 2hr 20 min stopover to change terminals to go to LAX departing at 19.30. Is this realistci given bags need to be collected and rechecked?


    It's pretty difficult if it's two separate reservations, if it's all on the same reservation it's doable.


  • Very short layover
    Sep 14, 2016
    I am flying from Vancouver to Las Vegas by way of SFO. I only have a 36 minute layover. I am an American citizen. Enough time to make it?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. Assuming both of these flights are on United, you do have enough time if the first flight is on-time but it obviously leaves no time to spare.


    Thank you for the quick answer. The flights are both Air Canada, operated by United. It would be cutting it extremely close, wouldn't it... I have not booked yet. Do you think it is crazy to go for it? Thanks a lot :)


    It's not crazy, it's just a little risky.


    Sep 10, 2016
    Wondering how much time to allow for customs arriving on a Sunday in early October? Need to schedule shuttle service. I've currently got 1.5 hours to get thru customs & pick up luggage. Is that enough time? Many thanks!!!


    That should be enough time.


    THANK YOU SO MUCH! What a terrific help you've been. :)


  • Do you need to go through customs at (SF0) if you have another flight
    Aug 15, 2016
    hi flying in to (SFO) 21st from UK, (Heathrow Airport) where i will take a flight from (SF0) to Palm Springs Airport. Do l need to go through customs at (SFO) or is that done at Palm Springs. I am concerned of the timing. l have two hours between flights


    In SFO you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. What airlines are you flying?


    Hi thank you for replying, l am only travelling with hand luggage, and the airline is British Airways, but united to Palm Springs


    OK, then you will go through US Immigration and customs, then go to Terminal 3, get your United boarding pass if you don't already have it, then go through security and to your departure gate. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Will I have time
    Aug 8, 2016
    I will be flying with my son from Portland, Or to Santa Barbara with a 1 hour layover in San Franscisco. Both flights are with United. My son has high anxiety and I'm worried I will not make my connecting flight if I have to go back through security (I have never been to your airport). It says connecting flight is in terminal 3. Do you think I'm okay?


    You do not have to go through security again. All you have to do in San Francisco is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 3.


    Thank you so much! I don't fly much and especially with a child. This really puts me at ease. I'm going to see a doctor about having surgery and I'm already very anxious. Thanks, again!


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