Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 20 Sep 2013
Total posts 316
While it was great news to here Qantas will be returning to flying non stop from Sydney to San Francisco. My question is some what simple. How many of you fine people will use these flights to avoid LAX and the TBIT immigration and or use SFO for a same day connection. Because as I suspect Qantas flights will arrive during the AM peek an enjoy the even longer Immigration delays than LAX, marine layer and fog, endless Am arrival and departure delays. A word of advice from someone who has used SFO for years for some inbound arrivals from international flights and to connect, avoid this airport if immigration, connections, and delays are a concern as it is far worse than LAX and no Qantas Club lounge but the city is great.
Member since 26 May 2012
Total posts 131
I'm hoping they make it an afternoon departure ex-SYD so you get in around mid day at SFO.
I can't imagine they're banking on big connections on this route which would normally require an am arrival.
Member since 12 Feb 2014
Total posts 61
I agree qfflyer. Can't see Qantas using this as a hub with AA. It's primarily a destination in its own right.
I've always had a good experience moving through SFO, though I've never used it to connect with an onwards flight. Nice airport and so easy to catch BART into town. Surprised you've found otherwise Robert. The fog though is an undeniable fact of life for this beautiful city and part of its very great charm.
Member since 21 Aug 2014
Total posts 186
Well with the automated kiosks at LAX it's got much smoother but if I have a few hours to go into the city I would rather stop-over in SF.
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