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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. :)
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.
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!
Hi, I will be flying into SFO from SYD on AA in Jan at 930am, I need to make a connecting domestic flight to ORD, which is also AA which leaves at 11.17am. Will I have enough time? I'm seriously freaking out that I won't, even called AA wanting to change my flight so I could have some leeway in case of being held up by a long customs line and all they kept telling me was that I had sufficient enough time. Thoughts or experiences please?
It is a legal connection and if the flight is on-time you can make it. If you don't you have all day for them to get you to Chicago. AA has lots of flights from LAX to Chicago.
Sorry, I meant SFO to Chicago. Also AA doesn't fly from Sydney to SFO so that flight will be operated by Qantas.
Yes, sorry, it does say operated by Qantas although it says AS on my ticket. Thank you for responding. If you were me would you be pushing for them to change the flight? I've never been to the states before so I'm really stressing about missing the Damon flight.
AA* Damn*
Sorry, auto correct .
You should have enough time.
Thanks mate. I hope you're right. I've tried to get a seat at the front so hopefully I may be able to get off the plane a little quicker. Is it far to get to terminal 2 from the international part of the hotel?
Also, do you think 50mins in Chicago is enough time to catch my other flight to SDF? They're both AA flights.
Sorry for all the questions. I appreciate your kindness in responding.
Airport * not hotel, this tablet is killing me! >:-(
It's not far to T2. Also 50 minutes should be enough time in Chicago. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 3.