San Jose Mineta (SJC) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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If you fly into Terminal A can you go to Terminal B without going through TSA again?
Is there a presecurity walkway between terminal a baggage claim and terminal b check in? What's the best way to get to the check in counter at terminal b after retrieving checked in luggage at terminal a?
My plane leaves at 6:20. I can bring my car back early before the car rental is open. But how do I get to terminal A ?
Which terminal to pick up air Canada passengers?
Anyone know when the security lines open? I have deliberately avoided early flights because my last experience was so bad (barely made flight because they didn't open TSA lines 2 hours early. So everyone waited in line and most barely made their flights even though they were there early. I am seeing all kinds of bad reviews that SJC is the worst (no pre-check, only one scan machine etc..) Any one know from recent experience on these early flights?
Will I have to go through security when changing terminals at SJC
Will 20-40min be enough time to recheck bags & Change terminals at 9pm at night?
The two terminals are connected by a walkway inside security but if you have to claim and re-check bags you will have to exit security to do that. With checked bags I think you definitely don't have enough time to do this.
how long is the walk between terminals
The walk isn't the shortest, but at a brisk walk you can walk across each terminal in around 10-12 minutes, so 20-24 to get from gate 1 at one end of Terminal A all the way to the highest gate in Terminal B.
While food & drink at Mineta's Terminal A is presently limited to passengers only, those who yearn for fresh ingredients in their sandwich or salad, and get it quickly, may want to consider Fresh Attractions at the connector to gates 1-8 and 14. Starbucks is at gate 12/13.
Went through SJC's Terminal B and found restaurants and shops are available everywhere!
The new Terminal B at Mineta Airport is impressive, but prepare yourself for a long walk after security check to the gates.
The Admirals Club in SJC's Terminal A, Gate 8, is being closed in September 2010 due to cutbacks.