SA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 25 Posted (10 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 2380 times:
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I need some urgent help and advice please!?
I'm due to fly out to JFK, arriving on SA203 at 07h25. I then need to connect to a SFO bound flight.
In your opinion, what would the most sensible timeframe be to consider? Going through US customs in Terminal 3, picking up my bags, transferring to another terminal (AA or UA). Checking in and going through security again.
US Airline recommendations?
I would greatly appreciate your help.
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JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 16 hours ago) and read 2342 times:
Connect onto the DL329 - departs JFK T3 at 0820. You should be able to get through-checked by SAA and have your bp's/bagtags all the way through to SFO from JNB, you'd still need to clear you're luggage and reclear security (stupid system !) but you wouldn't have to recheck in, just drop your bags off with SA)">DL.
The MCT for JFK for SA onto SA)">DL is 1 hour - this connection gives you 1 hour and 10 minutes.
SafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 16 hours ago) and read 2325 times:
Connect onto the DL329 - departs JFK T3 at 0820.
I would strongly urge you not to take that flight, or any flight that departs prior to 10:00 due to that SA could have a late arrival (which is common). It is better to be safe than sorry.
For airlines recommended, I would try either AA or UA, and choose the airline that works best for you.
you'd still need to clear you're luggage and reclear security (stupid system !) but you wouldn't have to recheck in, just drop your bags off with SA)">DL.
Stupid? Not at all. Passengers are in contact with their luggage and thus need to re-clear security.