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I am flying to Mexico city from SF. I have a flight from Philadelphia arriving to SF at 11.30 am. The next flight to Mexico departs at 1.40pm. I want to ask people familiar with SF airport whether this is enough time between arrival flight and departure. I guess, I have to take my luggage and recheck again? I haven't booked the Mex flight yet. The other option to Mex will be 11pm which a bit late but will take it not to risk missing the 1.40pm.
Thanks for the help. Rachida
Yes, that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly. However, it sounds like you're making two separate reservations? That makes stuff harder.
I’m flying from YVR to Seattle and Seattle to SF on the same day, I know I’m pre-clearing US customs in Vancouver, but how about when I arrive in SF do I still need to go through security or I can just go out directly? I have no check in bags just hand carry.
I’m flying from YVR to Seattle and I know I’m pre-clearing US customs in Vancouver, but how about when I arrive in SF do I still need to go through security or I can just go out directly? I have no check in bags just hand carry.
You can just leave the airport. It's like arriving on a domestic flight.
We are arriving SFO from BWI on Virgin Am at Domestic terminal 2 at 20 ;42 and departing for HK at International terminal 1 at 23:00 on Cathay. Do we have to collect out check on baggage, make a transfer and go through security? Is there enough time? We need assistance.
You depart from the International Terminal, not terminal 1. If it's all on the same reservation you just have to go to the international terminal and through security. If it's two separate reservations you'll have to claim your bags first, transfer them to Cathay, and then go through security. You should have enough time.
I am considering booking a ticket from Oklahoma City --> SFO --> Incheon Seoul which has a 50min layover in SFO. Is 50min enough time to transfer from domestic terminal to international terminal? Additionally, on the return trip, my route will be Incheon Seoul --> SFO --> Denver --> Oklahoma City with a 1hr50min layover in SFO. Is 1hr50min enough time to arrive at international terminal, claim luggage, go through customs, and make my connecting domestic flight? Thank you very much for your help in this matter!
If both of those flights are on the same reservation that should be enough time both ways.
I'm arriving in SFO from Mexico at 09:30 in a United flight, then taking another United flight from SFO to Seoul in South Korea at 10:45. Is 1 hour 15 minutes enough time for the connection? Do I have to recheck my bags?
You have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. In my opinion, 75 minutes is not realistic.