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  • Travel with hunting gun
    Jan 9, 2017
    We are traveling with a gun for hunting, do we need to allow extra time for checking in at the airport ?


    Yes, because it must be declared at the check-in counter. Allow an extra 15-20 minutes.


    Zap- thanks, I appreciate it, hard to get an answer online,


  • How early can we check our luggage for an international flight?
    Dec 30, 2016
    We are flying to HOU then transferring to IAH arriving at 1pm. Our international flight departs at 9:35pm. May we check our luggage at 1pm for our flight that departs at 9:35pm? Thank you!


    It depends on what airline your flight out of IAH is on.


  • Claim luggage and get onto different flight
    Dec 29, 2016
    I'm flying from Bonaire to Calgary on January 29, connecting through Houston. I want to change my plans, get a different flight to go to mazatlan for a week before returning to Calgary on February 4th. Can I collect my luggage on Houston and take a different flight to Mazatlan on January 29?


    Your bags will be sent through to Calgary since it's an International to International connection.


    Thanks for the quick response!


  • Houston layover time
    Oct 18, 2016
    I am flying from Aukland to Houston (Air NZ), then onto Cancun (United Airlines) on a Friday next year. Is 1hr 45min enough layover time through customs etc or should I go with the next flight time with 3 hrs 45min layover?


    I would do the 3 hr 45 minute.


    thanks alot


  • LIT -> IAH -> JPN ->
    Oct 14, 2016
    I'm traveling from little rock to manila, i have a 2 hr layover in houston and in Tokyo japan. Do i need to get my luggage and have it check in again in every stops? Im using the same airlines which is ANA. Thanks.


    No, you won't see your bags again after you check them until you get to Manila. All you have to do in Houston is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.


    Thank you!


  • luggage
    Sep 21, 2016
    Hi am traveling from lax to Belize with a layover in Houston hobby will my luggage be transferred to my next flight right away


    Yes, assuming both flights are on Southwest all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Luggage skycap inside security at IAH
    Sep 21, 2016
    Does anyone know the skycap service inside security at IAH arrivals to help get luggage out.Would like to arrange a pick up for multiple bags coming in from overseas.


    No, there is no such service. There will be carts to use in the International baggage claim.


  • Checked bags
    Sep 8, 2016
    Hi. What is the earliest I can arrive to the airport before my flight and check my bags?


    It depends what airline you're flying. If you're flying United, about 4:30 AM.


  • Baggage and terminals
    Aug 18, 2016
    Hi, I am flying with Lufthansa from London Heathrow, arriving IAH Gate E at 17.45, departing for Guatemala with United Airlines at 19.42, Gate C. Will I have to collect my baggage and go through security, or just go through security, and do I have enough time? I booked through a travel agent and they are not helping me with answers to these questions. I only have an e-ticket and don't have any information regarding check-in! How do I confirm my flights? And when I am in Guatemala, how do I confirm a flight if I am out of wifi access?


    Please note that both flights will be on United. You will both arrive and depart from Terminal E. You will go through US Immigration, customs, and security but you should not have to claim your bags since you are on an International to International connection through IAH all on United. You do not have to "reconfirm" flights. For your return flight just show up to the airport in Guatemala City 3 hours before your flight.


    Really? Thank you so much. My travel agent STILL has not got back to me about this... fast to take my money, not so fast to be helpful. I will never book with an agent again, always go direct to airlines. I am bit concerned because my e-ticket says my flight is with Lufthansa - what do they call it when that happens? SO if I ring UA they tell me I have to ring Lufthansa! The e-ticket I have talks about terminals C and E - hence the query. I have no check-in information yet - bit worried to be honest, I have discovered, since booking my tickets, that this travel agent has a tendency to book flights that don't materialise! ie not really booked... :( Thank you for your very swift response. Guess I will have one more chance to try tomorrow, and then I will be in trouble if nothing pans out.


  • Port of Spain to Calgary
    Jul 2, 2016
    Good day, I am traveling to Calgary from Port of Spain with a stop over in Houston. I booked my flight with United but the flight from Houston to Calgary is being operated by Air Canada? Will I need to collect my bags and go through customs with them and the drop them off?


    On International to International connections on United through Houston, but I'm not sure what happens if the outbound flight is operated by a codeshare partner and frankly, you won't get a straight and knowledgeable answer on that by either United or Air Canada.


  • Delayed baggage
    May 15, 2016
    When flying in to Houston our baggage was delayed. British Airways could now tell us that our baggage has arrived at the Houston Airport. When we call the United Airline Baggage Resolution Center, the automatic voice tells us that the baggage is out for delivery. But the online tracker says they haven't got our baggage yet. Is there anyone to call who can let us know what's going on? When can we expect out baggage?


    You can call British airlines about it or find the number for that company's lost baggage center.


  • Baggage
    May 6, 2016
    Hi I'm flying from Phl to iah -iah to mbj will I have to pay fir baggage again or will it go straight to mbj ??


    You will not have to pay for your baggage again in Houston. It will go straight to Montego Bay, assuming both flights are on the same reservation.


  • custom
    May 6, 2016
    I have flight from Calgary to Huston, Huston to Doha and Doha to Ahmadabad. Do I have to pick up luggage in Huston for custom or it will straight to go to Ahmadabad India? Same coming back have flight from Ahmadabad- Dona- Huston- Calgary. Do I have to p/u luggage in Huston or will go straight to Calgary?


    What airlines are you flying? Are all tickets on the same reservation? On your flight from Calgary to Houston you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary.


    From Calgary via westjet nd Qatar from Huston. And coming back Qatar upto Huston nd westjet from Huston to Calgary.


    As I said, you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary. If your bags are tagged through to Ahmedabad then all you have to do in Houston is take the Skyway train from your arrival gate in Terminal A to your departure gate in Terminal D. On the return you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, and go through security.


    My husband will have about two and a half hours in Huston coming back do you think it's enough for us custom nd immigration to get connecting flight for Calgary?


    Yes, that should be just enough time if everything goes perfectly.


  • change over time
    Apr 4, 2016
    we are flying air newzealand from Perth au to Houston we arrive at 12.49pm on sunday 24th april we need to book a flight to Panama there is one departing at 3.35 will that be enough time to go through immigration and get baggage or should we do a stop over and whats the cheapest best direct flight. thanks a million


    The 3:35 PM flight would probably work. Although a Stopover wouldn't be a bad idea, just to get some rest.


  • United Airlines - International Transit at IAH
    Mar 13, 2016
    Am flying with UA from London Heathrow to Managua (Nicaragua) via Houston at the end of April, returning on 26 May. Booked through to Managua on one ticket, so assume that we won't see our baggage between check-in at Heathrow and the carousel at Managua? I understand that the flight from London will land in Houston at Terminal E, and that the flight to Managua will depart also from Terminal E. The time between ETA and ETD in both directions is just over 3 hours. Have got our ESTA. As we are arriving and departing from the same Terminal at Houston are we likely to encounter any 'time' delays between entering the Arrivals Terminal and getting airside into the Departure Terminal? Grateful for any recent experience or insider knowledge.


    You will have to go through "Onestop" US Immigration and Customs and then Security in Houston. You have plenty of time.


    Excellent, thanks.


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