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Customs and Immigration at SFO opens at 6am. United 955 from Tel Aviv usually arrives an hour or more early (4:45ish). Will passengers have to wait in the plane for customs & immigration to open? Even those with Global Entry?
Yes, they will have to wait until US Immigration and Customs opens. Global entry passengers still have to go through Customs.
Hello I am flying from SEA to LHR though SFO with a 1 1/2 hour connection time in SFO...is this enough time or should change my ticket to arrive earlier into SFO? I have traveled twice with United where my plane departed late out of SEA - one time missing my international flight and one time my bags missing the flight.
That's enough time. All you have to do in SFO if both flights are on United is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
arrive from london to San Fran at 5 pm , will it be ok to plan to catch flight AA to LAX at 6:30 pm? Im a UK Citizen so immigration may take long? I carry one world gold card will it make a difference trying to avoid long lines while going via security ?
On two separate reservations, no, that would not be enough time, especially with checked bags.
We will be flying into the FRA airport from Dublin, Ireland. We have 1 hour 49 minute to catch our flight to SFO. We will not be checking our bags unless that will help save time. Should we check our bags and is 1 hour 40 minute enough time to get through security and on our flight to SFO? All flights are through Lufthansa.
Checking your bags doesn't matter - you don't have to do anything with them in Frankfurt. All you have to do in Frankfurt is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.
In general are Saturday evenings heavily traveled, thus making the security lines longer and take more time? A friend is flying SFO to Denver this Sat PM - how much time before departure should she get to SFO?
No, Saturday evenings are the least traveled time of the week and SFO generally has short lines anyway. Arriving 90 minutes before her flight should be enough time.