I'm booked to fly from Sydney to Las Vegas via San Francisco in June. The flight from Sydney to San Fran is with Air New Zealand and the flight from San Fran to Vegas is with Virgin. I understand that I'll have to go through customs at San Francisco (terminal 1) as it is our point of entry into the USA. I assume then that we will have to take our luggage through customs and then re check it onto the Las Vegas flight with Virgin (terminal 2). Is this correct? If this is correct I'm a little concerned that we won't have enough time as there is only just over 2.5 hours between the flights. What do you think?
Also, we sourced the tickets through the Helloworld.com.au search engine and when selected the tickets were directed to the individual airlines to book directly with them. However we only have one ticket number for the entire journey. Given this, if there are any delays with the first flight which result in us missing the second (assuming that we are able to make the second anyway given the tight layover) would we be just placed on the next available connecting flight with Virgin or would we have to purchase new tickets given that they are two different and non alliance airlines?
Thanks in advance for your time and help :)