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Hi,
I booked a flight from London to Auckland connecting at SFO. There are 2 hours between the Virgin flight (London to SFO) and the Air NZ flight (SFO to Auckland). Is it enough time to make the connection? ALso can somebody explain the main steps of the connection (e.g. Bagage claim , Customs, Passport control, baggage re-check) so that we can estimate time spent for each unless obviously you have practical information?
Thanks in advance
Olivier
You need to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, Check your bags at the Air New Zealand check-in desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. You have barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
Coming in from DFW, Terminal 2, Gate 56a and leaving from International Terminal Gate A11. Arriving at 1:14 and departing at 2:50. Is that enough time. How fast do you have to move to make it?
Are the two flights on one reservation or two separate reservations?
One reservation
That should be just enough time then. You will have to take the AirTrain and go through security again in the International Terminal.
How much time will I need after I arrive at SFO to catch a plane to Tokyo? Do I need to get my luggage from my Denver-SFO flight to go through any security, etc? Thanks!
What airlines are you flying? Are both flights on the same reservation?
I'm flying United to SFO and then to Tokyo. Both flights are on the same ticket.
I've flown to Tokyo before, but I can't remember if I have to do anything other than catch the flight to Tokyo after I get to SFO. Thanks.
Hello,

I’m planning on booking a domestic flight with Southwest Airlines that arrives at SFO at 10:15PM. My connecting international flight to Sydney, Australia leaves SFO at 11:10PM with United. Do I have enough time to make my connnection? I’m not familiar with SFO as I’m coming from Oregon.
No, that is not enough time. You need to change your Southwest flight to an earlier one.
I have a flight that connects from ORD into SFO with a 31 minute layover before flying to FAT. Is 31 minutes enough time to connect. All flights are United under one booking.
It's enough time if the flight from Chicago is on-time but leaves no time to spare.
Hi, I'm flying from Toronto, precleared customs, connecting in SFO to go to John Wayne. I'm arriving on AirCanada and connecting to United, booked on the same ticket. I have 57 min. Is that enough time?
Thanks
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
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.
Thanks.

May I know what's the procedure like in reverse from SAN -> SFO -> Singapore? I know my bag will be checked all the way through so I don't need to collect and re-check my bag in SFO. But what do I do when I'm in SFO? Do I just go through immigration to leave the country and go through security before my departure gate to SIN?
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.