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Old Jul 29, 19, 12:31 am
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Originally Posted by Aussienarelle View Post
I think OP's flight is same day - arriving in the am and departing pm. As long as it is tagged my experience has been they will take it after customs.

When it is an overnight, i.e. arrive pm and depart am then they will not take it.

I often put things in and take things out of my bag in the baggage arrival hall and then take the bag through customs and put it on the belt outside for delivery to the next plane. For example, if I have come from cold weather if i did not put my overcoat in my bag when I checked it in then will do so on retrieval at SFO before connecting. Same with liquids.
It is the same day. As I said in the OP, I'll be arriving early in the morning and then fly out in the evening. I think the part that confuses me is how do I tell UA to let me pick up my suitcase at SFO after arriving from PVG? At PVG, they'll be giving me the boarding passes to SFO and then onward to YVR right? FYI, I've never tried to do this at SFO before.

Originally Posted by tylerdurden4543 View Post
If OP is coming to SFO from a pre-clearance destination, could they request the bag only be tagged for the first leg?

If UA wouldn't accept a bag for 13 hours later, can be stored at Airport Travel Agency.
Where is this and how much will it cost?

Last edited by WineCountryUA; Jul 29, 19 at 12:41 am Reason: merging consecutive posts by same member
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