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  • What do i have to do?
    Jan 10, 2016
    I'am flying ''United'' from DFW to IAH, and then from IAH to IST with Turkish Airlines. Flights were booked from two different sites, on two different days.Am i gonna have to claim my bag at IAH and recheck on my way to Turkey? If yes how much time is needed to do so?


    Yes, if you purchased two separate tickets you will have to claim your bags in your arrival terminal B or C, and then take them to Terminal D to re-check with Turkish. I recommend at least 2.5 hours for your transfer.


  • Toronto to Mexico via Houston
    Jan 4, 2016
    Hi We are a group of 14 flying United from Toronto to Mexico with a 1 hour layover in Houston. Some of us will be checking baggage. Do we have to pick it up in Houston? Also, do you know what terminals we will be flying into and out of? Thanks!


    You will not have to do anything with your bags in Houston. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. If your flight from Toronto is operated by Air Canada you will arrive in Terminal A. If it is operated by United Express it will arrive in Terminal B or C. Your flight to Mexico will depart from Terminal B or E. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • Forgot luggage
    Dec 13, 2015
    My mom was in such a rush to catch her flight that she forgot to claim her luggage and is now in LAX what can we do to get her luggage?


    Contact her airline's lost baggage line or if you live near LAX, go to her airline's baggage office at LAX.


  • Checked bags from Lagos to Lousville via Houston on United
    Nov 20, 2015
    Is it true that I no longer have to claim my bags in Houston coming from Lagos, Nigeria on my way to Louisville, KY on United? That I only pickup my bags at my final destination? Kindly confirm.


    That is incorrect. You have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, and go through security in Houston. People on International to International connections through Houston on United no longer have to claim their bags. However as you know LOS-IAH-SDF is International to Domestic.


  • Is there a place to leave luggage for the night?
    Nov 5, 2014
    Hy, I'm flying from Montreal landing in Houston Friday Nov 7. I have a 24 jours lay over and I am wondering if there is a service at the airport where I can leave my bags for the night so I don't have to bring them downtown where I am spending the night. If so what is the cost and where do I locate this service at the airport? Thank you


    There are no baggage storage facilities at the airport for security reasons. You will have to bring it with you to your hotel.


    well I'm staying with some people and do not hope to carry my 2 bags on the bus. Is there any way I might leave them at one hotel or any other place? I have to roam in the city a few hours before going to my hosts. Thanks


  • how to make the transfer
    Sep 2, 2014
    Hi Im arriving from mexico city to HIA in aeromexico to take a connection flight in turkish airlines to istambul , i have 3 hours between flights is that enought to go throught custums, get out of security go to counters of turkish airlines and get my ticket to the secund flight all the tickets are in a single E ticket so is the airlines in mexico supposed to give me all the tickets and i just go to recheking or do i really have to get out of security and go to the counters


    IAH has a system where passengers on a single international->international itinerary often do not have to claim their baggage to go through US Customs. However, Aeromexico does not connect many passenger at IAH so they may not know about it. However, they will tag your bag through to IST. You likely will not have to claim it in IAH, but if you do you should be able to re-check it immediately after clearing customs. You will then still have to go through security. I'm not sure if Aeromexico will be able to issue your Turkish boarding passes as they are not in the same alliance. If they can't you will have to go to the Turkish counter anyway before going through security. Everything will be in Terminal D. You should have enough time, even if you have to do all those things, but you will have very little time to spare.


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