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Hi,
I will arrive from San Diego to SF, terminal 3. I will have 54 minutes layover to connect to my other flight to Toronto, Canada which is in the international terminal. Do I have enough time?
Thx
Yes, that should be enough time if the flight to Toronto is on Air Canada and everything is on the same reservation.
Does anyone know if Aer Lingus delivers arriving passengers into the International Terminal G gates straight into the secure airside terminal area so they can connect straight to United's flights in Terminal 3? The Aer Lingus flight arrives as a domestic flight because of pre-clearance in Dublin. Thanks.
Yes, they do.
I am flying on Southwest out of T1 but would like to use the Centurion lounge in T3. Is there a walkway after I check in at T1 that will get me over to T3?
There is no connection from T1 to any other terminal inside security.
We arrive in San Francisco at 9:36 pm Terminal 1 from SNA and then our connecting flight leaves at 10:45 pm from Terminal 3. We are from Canada. Will we make it?
That's just enough time if you are already checked in for your second flight and you don't have checked bags.
International flight - checked baggage arriving from
Tai Pei at 8:35 pm - departing for Toronto Canada at 10:40PM
If both flights are on the same reservation that is just enough time. If it's two separate reservations that's not enough time.
There is a United Airlines flight coming from Honolulu connecting to Seattle with 44 min connection time. Is that enough time?

7:05 am — 2:31 pm: Honolulu (HNL) — Los Angeles (LAX)
United 1231 · Narrow-body jet · Boeing 757-300
Change planes in Los Angeles (LAX) Short layover (0h 44m)
3:15 pm — 6:19 pm
Los Angeles (LAX) — Seattle (SEA)
United 5475 · Narrow-body jet · Embraer 175
Operated by Skywest DBA United Express
Yes, that is possible. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate at LAX.
Arrive at SFO on Southwest from Vegas at 8:55 am. Depart on Hawaiian Air at 10:20 am to Maui with carry on luggage only. Do we have sufficient time between terminals?
Yes, that should be just enough time if the first flight is on-time. However, you have no time to spare.
Thank you for your time and reply!
Hope all goes well.
Hi,

I will be arriving at SFO at 9:30 AM and have connecting flight at 12PM, Both are international flight as I am making transit from US. itinerary for the flights are separate. Will I have enough time for connecting flight?
Where are you flying from and where are you flying to and on what airlines? Do you have checked bags?
I will be flying from Mexico on volaris airline and heading towards shanghai on china eastern airlines.
Yes I will have checked bags.
That is barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
Option #1 - Taking UA from YVR to SFO arrival time 8:20 then leaving 47 min later (also on UA) for AUS. Arrival 2:40pm
Option #2 - same arrival time but departure is 11am so arrive at 4:45pm.
Will be booking (most likely) through United's website or possibly Westjet so I could get points. Either way - I compared and flight info is same.
Would prefer to get their earlier of course but if I can't run so if there's chance I won't make it I think I'd rather arrive later.
Another question - not sure if right place - would UA transfer our luggage or because it's international flight do I need to pick up and then clear customs again?
This is what i get for taking too long to decide - all the non stop flights are gone :-(
I'm guessing by "AUS" you're meaning Australia - not Austin, Texas?

If both flights are on United on the same reservation 47 minutes is doable, but Westjet doesn't transfer bags to United.

You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Vancouver.
Actually I did mean Austin, Texas. Sorry AUS is the IATA code that came up on website.
It's through westjet website but both flights are United. It's $25 ticket cheaper to go westjet website than United own.
Yes we have our NEXUS cards so clearing in Vancouver should be easy (I hope :-)
Hi,

I'm connecting from United to Eva at SFO and flying out to Taipei. My United flight lands in SFO at 10 am and Eva to Taipei departs at 11 am. Given they're both Star Alliance members so I should be able to check through my bags from BWI to TPE, will I have enough time to get to the International Terminal for the flight with Eva? Thanks!
Yes, if both flights are on the same reservation that is enough time. All you have to do is take the walkway inside security from Terminal 3 to Concourse G of the International Terminal.
Hmmm...they'll be on separate reservations. Will that be a problem? Does that require me to go through the security again and check-in at Eva's ticket counter before going to the gate? Thanks again and appreciate your quick repsonse!
Yes, that could be a MAJOR problem. If you can't get your boarding pass issued ahead of time and bags checked through to Taipei, there's no way you can make the connection.
Thank you! Because they're both Star Alliance members, they have interline baggage agreement where theoretically they will through-check your baggage to the final destination and issue the boarding pass. However, I read somewhere that it is partly subject to agent's discretion and familiarity to the policy. There is a risk I won't be able to get the boarding pass at BWI because they're on separate reservations. I called UA twice and they gave me different answers each time. :(