Questions tagged [sfo]

Questions relating to San Francisco International Airport (IATA: SFO) serving the San Francisco Bay Area in California, USA.

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Delays in SFO in late February

Our cruise line has booked us on a flight from Charlotte (CLT) through San Francisco (SFO) on to Sydney (SYD) in late February, but the connecting time is only 1.5 hours. The cruise line says it’s a ...
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Connection time SFO (ZRH-SFO_KOA)

We are travelling from Zurich (Switzerland) to Kona (Hawai'i) and have the following flights to choose from: ZRH-SFO-KOA with 1.5h connection time in SFO, all flights operated by United or ZRH-SFO-...
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storage facilities at the San Francisco airport [duplicate]

Hello we will be travelling onwards from San Francisco on the 30th of June and will return on the 2nd evening. We would like to leave our heavy luggage behind and travel light. What are the options of ...
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(SFO > BKK) Will I have to go through customs at SFO when transferring to the international terminal?

I'll be traveling from Texas (DFW) to Thailand (BKK) late May this year and had a few questions about transferring from a domestic terminal to international terminal at SFO. This will be my timeline:...
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Are There Baggage Lockers at the San Francisco International Airport?

My plane from SFO back to Germany leaves at 10 p.m. tonight, I thought I'd take an Uber from my Hotel in San Jose to the airport early, lock up my baggage there and then go downtown to explore the ...
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1.5-hour connection time for an international flight from Vancouver (YVR) to Sydney (SYD) through San Francisco (SFO)

My partner (Australian) and I (American) are visiting Canada and the US in October. Our last flight back home involves either a 4.5-hour layover in LAX or a 1.5-hour layover in SFO. Both options are ...
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Is there a Philz coffee at SFO airport? Where is it?

I can't see one listed on either the SFO website https://www.flysfo.com/shop-dine-relax/dining or on the Philz site https://www.philzcoffee.com/locations. A friend tells me there is one and I saw a ...
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Rechecking checked in baggage when there's a stopover in the USA

I will be traveling Johannesburg to Dubai to Seattle. There is a stopover at San Francisco. Do I nave to collect my luggage and recheck it in or will it go through automatically as I M flying Emirates ...
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Places to seat/sleep at SFO pre-security

I wonder if there any seat or couch at the pre security area in SFO. Best,
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Free place to shower in San Francisco?

Well I sorta screwed up my itinerary flying out to California. I have a conference I'm attending for work in Santa Clara and I thought I'd fly into San Francisco instead of Santa Clara. Well, long ...
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Getting from SFO to Berkeley during rush hour

I will land in SFO on a Friday at 5 pm. I will be by myself. It is a domestic flight, and I assume that it will be some time between 5:30 and 5:45 when I pick-up my luggage and leave the airport. I ...
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Day use/hourly rooms convenient to SFO or Sunnyvale?

In a few weeks I'll be travelling to Silicon Valley with a very early morning arrival at SFO and a room booked for the night at a hotel in Sunnyvale, which may not allow me to check in until 3 PM. ...
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Connecting between terminal 1 and 2 at SFO

Can I walk between terminals 1 and 2 at SFO or do I have to use air Train? Do I have to reclear TSA?
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When do I collect my luggage?

I will be flying from Lithuania to Amsterdam with a stop by at some other country. From Amsterdam, I will fly to San Francisco which will be connected to the other city. Will I need to collect my ...
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International arrival and departure at SFO

If I arrive at SFO from New Zealand and then have a connecting flight to Calgary, will I still have to collect my luggage, go through immigration, then re-check in my luggage, go through security? Is ...
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How far (and shortest route) from SFO International arrivals to the Departures level

Apparently Uber pickups are supposed to happen on the Departures level. A friend is somewhat handicapped due to carpal tunnel. ( a ) would there likely be an exception made. ( b ) if not then ...
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Process for booking an AWD/4WD car online

I am trying to rent an all-wheel-drive or 4-wheel-drive (AWD or 4WD) car. However, none of the sites I normally use to look for cars (AutoSlash, Kayak, CarRentals, directly at a few rental companies' ...
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Gate checking a stroller at San Francisco with Singapore Airlines

I am traveling with my son on Singapore Airlines from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Singapore Changi Airport (SIN). Does anybody know if they allow gate checking the stroller?
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Measuring my options to reach the SF airport

One of the hardest things for me, when in a new country, is to understand how public transportation works and if the taxis are worth it (i.e. whether the higher price you pay is not that much, given ...
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Can I weigh my luggage at San Francisco airport for free?

This might be a piece of cake question for people going to the airports usually. Is there any way to weigh my luggage before going to the kiosk of the airliner to take my ticket? If so, some rough ...
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Cheapest way to get from SFO to Stanford? [closed]

I'm flying into San Francisco and need to get to a house near Stanford University. Anyone have good/bad/fun experiences they'd recommend? Besides walking.
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How will I receive my boarding pass when my itinerary involves several airlines?

So I am flying from SBA-SFO on United and then SFO to SAL on Avianca. Both flights were booked via United and obviously I will check in with United at SBA. My question is how exactly will I get the ...
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Is 1hr 25mins long enough to go through international layover processes in the USA?

I am travelling from Vietnam to Washington via Hong Kong and San Francisco, the trip looks like this: SGN - HKG - SFO - IAD. The layover in SFO is only 1hr 25 mins, and I'm not Canadian or American, ...
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Is it possible to buy luggage after security to check in (Airport is SFO if that matters)?

I'm planning for someone who isn't going to be able to get proper luggage before going to the airport. They're going to be leaving from SFO, and want to know if they can buy luggage there to use for ...
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Checking in baggage early with United Airlines at San Francisco

I've got like a 10 hour stopover in San Francisco (SFO) and I want to check out the city quickly. How early can I check in my luggage or are there any other solutions for the baggage problem?
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Only one hour for changing flight from Victoria BC to SFO to LHR

United changed our departure from Victoria, BC, Canada to SFO which only leaves us one hour to transfer in SFO to our flight to LHR. Is this even possible? Any advice or experience is welcome.
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Pick Up Wheelchair Passenger at SFO airport

I need to pick up a 94-year-old passenger at San Francisco International Airport. She requested wheelchair assistance when she booked the flight. Where do I go to pick her up? Is there a special ...
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Visiting Yosemite in December - Will car rentals provide me with snow chains?

I will spend some time in San Francisco in December and want to take the opportunity to visit the Yosemite National Park over the weekend. However I have read that there might be the need for tire ...
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Do I need to claim and recheck baggage at each of two connections between US and UK?

I am flying from Birmingham (BHX) > New York (JFK) and then a connecting flight to Phoenix (PHX) and another connection to San Francisco (SFO). All three flights are with same the airline (US Airways) ...
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Layover at San Francisco International Airport [duplicate]

We have a 6 hour layover at SFO. Is that enough time to see the town? Is there a bus or should we take a taxi? What about our 2 carry-on 17 lb. bags?
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Going from SFO Airport to San Francisco downtown

We will go on vacation this summer to California. What is the best/designated solution to go from SFO Airport to San Francisco downtown? Update: What does best means? On vacation, you would like a ...
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Is 2 hours transit time in SFO enough for a NZ-citizen flying Kelowna,BC - SFO - Auckland?

I am travelling from Kelowna via SFO and have a two hour layover - is this enough time to make the Air NZ flight? - coming in on Air Canada so luggage can be checked through to Auckland. We are NZ ...
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What do I need to know when renting a car at SFO airport?

I will be renting a car at SFO International Airport - beside the usual thing to check when renting a car (damages etc.) is there anything I should know when renting a car in USA? I was told that ...
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Disabled access at San Francisco international airport?

Assuming a wheelchair-bound person is dropped off, is there airport staff support to help the passenger through security etc and all the way to the plane?
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Transfer time San Francisco coming from Canada onward to Maui

On December 25th I am flying from Canada to Maui, with a transfer in San Francisco. We have 1.5 hour transfer time. I understand that I go through customs in San Francisco. Is 1.5 hrs during ...
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What my options on getting between San Francisco and San Jose?

I am soon going to visit an event in San Jose, but due to too few connections to SJC, I decided to arrive at San Francisco. What are my options in getting to San Jose, most preferably the cheap ones?
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Do Lyft or Uber pick up at San Francisco International airport?

Are Lyft or Uber allowed to pick up at San Francisco International Airport? SFO appears to be within Lyft's coverage map, but I know special rules sometimes apply at airports. I waited till the last ...
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Hertz@SFO: Park during car pickup

I have a friend driving me to SFO to pick up a car from Hertz. I will have a lot of stuff in this friend's car that I want to put into my new rental one. Is there a good place for that friend to stay ...
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LHR- SFO- HNL stopover transfer time

I am taking a United airlines flight from London to San Francisco (SFO) and connecting with a United flight to Honolulu. Is 2:20 minutes enough time to make a connection in SFO? Do we have to ...
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How much to store luggage at SFO for 24 hours?

Say a medium-ish sized bag that weighs 50 lbs (23 kg).
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Arriving in SFO with 6 24" (61 cm) luggage pieces - will these fit in a cab to South Bay?

I, my wife and our baby will arrive in SFO airport, and will stay in the South Bay. We will have 6 pieces of approximately 24" (61 cm) luggage, and allowance for only one taxi. Will we be able to ...
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How long does it take to transfer from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1 at SFO?

In March I will be travelling with my wife from Las Vegas McCarran Int'l Airport (LAS) to London Heathrow (LHR) via San Francisco Int'l Airport (SFO.) We have recently received a unexpected flight ...
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Where can I charge my laptop at SFO internationational terminal?

They have internet at SFO, but I am running out of battery. I have checked all the bars, but none seem to have outlets. Is there any way I can charge my gadgets while waiting for my flight?
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How many jetways are used when boarding a Boeing 777 in SFO?

I can prebook a seat on my next flight. I would like to be able to be one of the first passengers to get out on arrival, just to prevent being last on the queue at immigrations. At some airports big ...
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Clarification on entering San Francisco International Airport (SFO) from Guam via Narita International Airport (NRT)

I am a Indian Passport holder with a valid H1B Visa. I am travelling from SFO to Guam via Honolulu. But for my return travel to SFO from Guam, I am transiting via NRT. Ideally, I am not leaving US ...
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5.5 hr layover in San Francisco International Airport enough time to visit city?

I'm flying Seattle, USA (SEA) -> San Francisco, USA (SFO) -> Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) -> Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI). In San Francisco Airport I have a 5.5 layover. Is it advisable to leave the ...
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Are there showers / sleeping facilities at SFO?

Odds are good I'll be sleeping in SFO in a couple of weeks' time, before a flight to YVR, upon which I'll go directly to work. Not wanting to look too dishevelled, and not generally trusting myself ...
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San Francisco to Singapore with a two-day stop in London

I live in Singapore and I am planning to to SFO/SJC for a conference. But I want visit my sister and my little nephew who live in London and I wanted see if I can plan for it enroute. I have not ...
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From San Francisco airport to the South Bay by public transit

I'll be landing at San Francisco International Airport, and my final destination is Silicon Valley. To be precise, I want to get to the VTA light rail line from Mountain View, but more general advice ...
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From SFO to San Jose with lots of luggage

We are two travellers, moving from San Franscisco airport to San Jose with 6 big bags. How would you recommend doing that? I think we would need a taxi that the size of a Volkswagen Transporter: Are ...