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  • HK-SFO-YYZ
    Jun 9, 2016
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    I have 1.5 hours to connect and my bags are scheduled to be checked all the way through with Star Alliance. Do I need to pick up my bags and go through immigration? Will I require more time if so? Thank you

     

    Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, got through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. You have just enough time.

     

  • ICN-SFO-ORD-BWI
    Jun 8, 2016
    1
    Hi - A few months ago I booked a flight from ICN to BWI with a 4-5 hour layover at SFO (travel date 26 Oct 2016). I was just notified that my connecting flight was "canceled" and I am now on a connection from SFO to ORD and I have one hour and 20 minutes. My connection from ORD to BWI is one hour and 55 minutes. I am booked on United all the way through and will be carry on only. Is this enough time to make the connection?

     

    No, 1 hr 20 minutes is not enough time for an international to domestic connection at SFO. You need to contact United or your travel agent and request an alternate routing or a refund.

     

  • Flight Transfer
    Jun 2, 2016
    1
    Hello! I have a question regarding a flight transfer, where my final destination is Salt Lake City. I'm a Norwegian citizen travelling from Oslo.. I will arrive at SFO 18.50 at terminal 1 with Virgin Atlantic. The only flight that leaves to SLC after my arrival is at 8.40 with Alaska airlines from the international terminal. Will this be enough time to get through customs and check in my bags? Thank you!

     

    You will arrive in the International Terminal, not Terminal 1. 1 hr 50 minutes is very difficult for an international to domestic connection on two separate reservations. I would plan on spending the night in San Francisco if you have already booked the flight there.

     

  • TSA Lines?
    May 25, 2016
    1
    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
    1
    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
    0
    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
    0
    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
    3
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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.

     

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