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  • 49 mins enough for UAL connection?
    Jan 17, 2014
    I'm arriving from Vancouver and changing to UAL's flight to MFR ithe first Friday in April. I arrive at the International Terminal 3:21pm and depart Terminal 3 at 4:10pm. 2 questions: Will I have time to 1) get through security/customs and get to my gate on time with 1 checked bag? 2) If not time with checked bag, will I have time with only carry-on baggage?


    You will likely NOT arrive in the International Terminal. You will pre-clear US Immigration in Vancouver and your arrival into SFO will be like a domestic flight. All you will have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. However, your United Express flight to MFR will likely depart from Terminal 1. United runs a shuttle bus from Terminal 3 where you will likely arrive to their gates in Terminal 1 that runs inside security. If your first flight is on-time you will have enough time, but you'll have to hurry.


  • Can I meet a friend passing through SFO with a three hour layover?
    Jan 7, 2014
    Friend is traveling PHX-SFO-China tomorrow. She has a three hour layover. Is it possible for us to meet her there for coffee/lunch? If so, any recommendations to make it work?


  • really no delays?
    Jul 7, 2013
    A plane just crashed and media reports say airport is closed... thought this side would have more info...


    Yeah, no delays... just cancellations 20 min. before you were supposed to board your connecting flight to SFO... but no delay right? UA... eat shit and die!


  • Security/Check-in delays
    Mar 20, 2013
    Have the long delays being experienced by other U.S. airports due to the sequester taken effect at SFO as well? We have heard up to 1-1/2 hrs. wait time for security check-in at some airports.


    So far the sequester has not affected the TSA - only CBP (immigraton). Any reports of long security lines are either political/media fear mongering and/or normal spring break related congestion.


  • BART
    Dec 18, 2012
    IIs the Virgin Atlantic arrivals area within walking distance to the SFO BART station.


    At SFO, Virgin Atlantic uses the International Terminal. 1. To get to areas in northern San Mateo County, San Francisco & the East Bay, take the AirTrain at the International Terminal, near Boarding Area G, to the BART train station. 2. AirTrain & BART share a station in Garage G - AirTrain being one level above BART. 3. To transfer to the Caltrain, take BART on a short ride to the Milbrae station and change to Caltrain.


  • International to Domestic connection
    Dec 4, 2012
    Hi, was just wondering what will be involved for my connections on Dec 8. I'll be arriving at SFO on a United Airlines flight from Vancouver Canada and shall be connecting to a domestic flight on United to John Wayne Airport ( SNA ) . I have approximately 90 minutes between flights, and need to get from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1 to make the connection. Not sure yet if I have to recheck my luggage yet. Any suggestions or directions on how to accomplish all this??


    1. Use the US customs clearance at Vancouver - thereby saving time on arrival at SFO. Also note that United is only serving at the International Terminal (IT or TI) and the domestic Terminal 3; as yours will be considered a domestic flight you should be arriving & departing from T3 with boarding gate F and gates 68-90. No recheck for bags necessary.


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