I am flying from Orange County, California to San Francisco, California and then on to Seoul, South Korea. If I check a bag will I have to pick it up in San Francisco and re-check it and go through security or customs for the international flight?
Everything I am reading leads me to believe that it's only necessary to re-check baggage and go through security and/or customs when you are first arriving into a country. However, since my first leg is staying within the United States I assume the airline will transfer my bag to the next flight and I can just go straight to the gate for my international flight?
Both legs of the flight are through the same airline (United Airlines) and there are only the two legs: OC -> SF, then SF -> Seoul.