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I will be travelling from Melbourne AUS to SFO via Air New Zealand in late May.

I have yet to purchase an additional flight to Vancouver, on which I hope to travel on on the same day as arriving in SFO.

My flight from Auckland arrives at SFO at 12:55pm and the flight I am looking at Air Canada AC569 departing SFO: 4:50pm

Would this be allowing More than enough time to go through US immigration/customs then check in to the Air Canada flight and go through security again?

(I have not flown to SFO before but I have to LAX where I think with even that amount of time would have probably been pushing it!)

Thank you so much in advance for your advice!
We are flying round trip Toronto to Singapore via San Francisco. We will pre-clear US customs in Toronto, so going over is fine, but coming back I understand we have to go through customs, claim and recheck bags and go thru security again. Arriving at 8:50 a.m. on United with a 2h 35m layover in San Francisco, do you think we have time for all that? Will we have to change terminals? Is there a shuttle or something to aid us? Thanks!
Yes, that is enough time for the connection on the return. Both flights will be in the same terminal.
I will travel from San Diego to Boston via San Francisco at the end od march, and I have more than 12 hours of layover in San Francisco. The domestic flight from Virgin America told me I had to pick up luggage and recheck baggage and ticket. Do you know where to recheck the bags and then go to BART. And how far is Terminal 2 (I guess that's where it is, Virgin) away from the luggage storage and from BART.
Can anybody help me recheck the luggage on SFO airport and whether local buses are on time or whether they are late because I plan to see Haight Ashbury, Golden Gate bridge, Fisherman Wharf and eventually Financial center?
Thanks in advance
I am travelling on Air Canada from Concourse G, but would like to rest at the Club in concourse A. I have a 2 hour overlay. Will I be able to access the Club even if it is at a different concourse?
There is no Maple Leaf Lounge in San Francisco. Which club are you referring to?
My question regards to the Air France Club that is also acessible to Priority Pass members.
It's up to the TSA at concourse A. Concourses A and G aren't connected inside security.
My son Neftali Abreu is traveling from Ontario Airport to San Francisco Intl airport, Flight UA458 is being delay 50 mns he has a connection at San Francisco on Flight UA875 to Japan that should depart 10:30 PM. He is a active military that should arrive at Japan tomorrow. With this delay we are afraid that he would loose his connection. Can you advise how long on walking distance is gate 63 from Gate G97 (his connection should be). I appreciate your answer as soon as possible. Thank you !!
He missed the connection since flight 875 already departed before 458 arrived at the gate. They may be able to book him on 837 to Tokyo Narita but that leaves in just 22 minutes.
If they can't put him on that they should send him to LAX and book him for the 12:05 AM ANA flight to Tokyo Haneda. That will get him into Tokyo at 5:25 AM on the 18th.
I am planning a trip that will departure from YYZ(Toronto) by Air Canada flight to SFO and then to connecting an United Airline flight to HKG( Hong Kong) .The layover time is only 2 hrs 50 mins between this connection .Will I have to walk from one terminal to another terminal for my baggage claims, go through customs, etc., before being able to check in UA ? Also will I have enough time ? Thank you ~~
You pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in SFO is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate both on Concourse G. You have plenty of time.
thank you again Zap :)
My husband is traveling from ABQ to SFO and the on to Tokyo. He only has a 45 min layover in SFO. Is there an international terminal he has to go to and if so will he have to go through security again? OR can he just run to his next gate to leave for Tokyo? Thank you!
OH and all flights are United!
All he has to do is go from his arrival gate to his departure gate. They are all connected inside security.
Hi there,

My flight arrives from hkg to SFO in terminal one. Then I have a flight two hours later to go-to yvr that looks like is from terminal three. All flights on United. How long is that process, do I have to collect luggage etc or is the transition pretty smooth? Thx!
No flights from Hong Kong arrive in Terminal 1. Your flight from Hong Kong will arrive in the International Terminal. Yes, 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. 2 hours should be enough time.
Thank you ZAP. Ah I just noticed it says terminal I not terminal 1. So to be sure, I arrive in the International Terminal. Collect baggage/US immigration and then I will have to go to Terminal 3 to go to Vancouver right? How do you get from International to Terminal 3, is it close? THANKS so much!
Terminal 3 is right next to the International Terminal.
flight Fri., Apr. 13, 2018 | Los Angeles to SFO ,Connect time in San Francisco is 1 hr 12 mn to Taipei, is there Shuttle from Terminai 1 to 3? dose need through Security?
What airlines are you flying? No flights to Taipei depart from Terminal 3.

United Airlines United Airlines
UA 1845
Boeing 737-800 Passenger | Economy

Los Angeles
11:00 AM
Fri, Apr 13 1hr 24min

San Francisco
12:24 PM
Fri, Apr 13

Additional Baggage Fees may apply.
1hr 6min layover
United Airlines United Airlines
UA 871
Boeing 777-300ER Passenger | Economy

San Francisco
1:30 PM
Fri, Apr 13 14hr

Arrives next day Taipei
6:30 PM
Sat, Apr 14
The terminal 3 is for domestic?
You arrive in Terminal 3 and depart from Concourse G of the International Terminal. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate as they are connected by a walkway. You have enough time.
flight Fri., Apr. 13, 2018 | Los Angeles to SFO ,Connect time in San Francisco is 1 hr 12 mn to Taipei, is there Shuttle from Terminai 1 to 3? dose need through Security?