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SFO United Connection

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  1. Mikewarren1000

    Hi, anyone know the process of getting from the regular United gates to International.?

    I didnt realize it was separate. I guess I just assumed it was like LAX where the flights to Europe/Asia are leaving from Terminal 7 just like the domestic flights. And the Polaris lounge is right there also. Looks like in SFO the flightts to overseas leave from the International terminal.

    Doesnt seem like there is a way to connect air side from my arrival from LAX to the international terminal to catch the flight to London….. So I have to leave and re enter security even though I will have checked my bags on 1 ticket from lax and am coming in domestically

    Thanks so much

  2. David W

    Are you connecting to a United international flight? At SFO, United uses T3 and International G, which are connected airside, so you wont have to reclear security.

    If you have to connect to an international flight departing from International A, you will have to exit and re-clear security. The A and G concourses of the international terminal are not connected airside.

  3. Mikewarren1000

    Yup, United from LAX to SFO then United SFO to LHR so i guess i am fine then and dont have to deal with going through any security at SFO


  4. David W

    If you’re flying Business Class with UA, you’ll have access to their Polaris Lounge at SFO.

    If you have an Amex Platinum card, the Amex Centurion lounge is also in T3, as well as two restaurants that are in the Priority Pass network.

  5. Mikewarren1000

    Thanks for the info. Yes i am in Business. Flying up to catch the SFO flight so i can experience the new Polaris seats and not have to sit next to someone for 10+ hours (from LA its the 787-9) Looking forward seeing both LA and SF Polaris lounges

    Roughly how far of a walk is it from the United gates in T3 to the Polaris lounge?


  6. David W

    [URL=’’]UA’s SFO Polaris Lounge[/URL] is right by the T3 & I-G terminal connector.

    UA uses all gates at SFO T3 so how far would depend on which gate you arrive at. It’ll be a pretty far walk if ytou arrive at T3 gate 90, compared to arriving at gate 75


  7. Mikewarren1000

    Awesome thanks for the help. That does not look bad at all actually. Was picturing more of a distance between terminals


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