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New to flying international and never have flown through OAK. Can someone tell me the process once my flight arrives on Southwest and how much time I need before my international flight. I know I will need to claim my luggage at Southwest but then how do I get to Term 1? Can I walk? How long of a layover will I need?
I'm scheduled to arrive at OAK from London, and I have a connection a couple of hours later on a separate reservation on Southwest. Will I be able to recheck my luggage (to Southwest flight) after I clear customs, or will I have to take the bags to Terminal 2?
You have to take your bags to the proper Southwest Check-In desk.
The two passenger terminals at Oakland Airport are connected to each other at post-security and gate areas. Terminal 2 to the left is exclusively for domestic flights of Southwest Airlines, while Terminal 1 to the right, serves domestic and international passengers of all other airlines, and its level 2 has a Customs check and a transit area for passengers connecting to other flights.