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Hi, I am coming from Seoul, connecting in SFO, then on to Kansas City. All on United, all on one reservation. My layover in SFO is 1 hr 35m, but I'm in the back of the plane with a toddler (plus car seat and stroller). Do you think this is enough time? Any tips for how to make this work? Thank you in advance.
You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
I'll be flying from Singapore -> SFO -> SAN (San Diego). Both flights are on United and I made them in a single booking. It states there is 1h 30 min layover between SFO and SAN. I'm not a US citizen and I understand I need to clear immigration, collect my bag, re-check my bag, and then go through security before I head to my departure gate for SAN. Would I have enough time?
That should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Oklahoma City --> SFO --> Incheon Seoul which has a 50min layover in SFO. Is 50min enough time to transfer from domestic terminal to international terminal? Do i need to go through immagration, customs and baggage claim?
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in San Francisco if both flights are on the same reservation on your way to Seoul is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US.
Yes my flight reservation r on United.....
Are they going to to give me the ticket from SFO to Seoul?
Yes, you should be issued both boarding passes in Oklahoma City.
I am arriving from Paris on United at 12:15. Is 90 minutes enough time to get to a United flight to Denver? Will have checked bags and 3 kids.
That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
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.
Hi there,

I am flying to Philadelphia from Sydney connecting in SF. Do I have to collect luggage in SF and then re check it in SF to Philadelphia? I mean, do I have to clear customs in SF?
Yes, in San Francisco you will 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.
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.
Flying Chicago to Vancouver with connection at SFO. Is an hour long enough to make it to the connecting flight?
Yes, that is enough time. If both flights are on United all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.