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Hi! We are flying from Frankfurt to Houston and then to Los Cabos, Mexico. Do you think 90 minutes will be enough or we would need more time, going from Europe to another country through US?

Many thanks.
90 minutes is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
I am flying from IND to SJO with a 50 min layover at IAH. I am flying with United. Will this be enough time?
Yes, that is enough time. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Terminal E. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.
I am flying from Washington Ntl, DC (DCA) to Houston Intercontinental (IAH) with a 48-minute layover in Houston before flying to Tegucigalpa, HN. Do you think I have enough time to make the connecting flight? I'm flying with United Airlines.
Yes, that is enough time if the first flight is on-time.
I have to do a layover in houston. I come from EWar I'm coming from (New Jersey/New york) to IAH and the layover is 45 minutes and i'm going to corpus christi , texas. I don't have to change terminals. Is 45 minutes enough?
You likely will have to change terminals - you will arrive in Terminal C and depart from A or B. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security. You have just enough time if your first flight is on-time.
We arrive from Calgary at midnight, with the connecting flight leaving at around 8am. Is it worth leaving the airport to sleep in a comfortable bed at a hotel and maybe get 6 hours of sleep or should we just try and sleep at the airport to avoid customs in the morning?
There is no US Customs when leaving the US. So there's no way you'd have to go through customs in the morning. It's a judgement call regarding how easy you find it to sleep in odd places, how much sleep you actually think you'll get in a hotel, and how tolerant you are of being tired.
I am on AC7709 flight from Toronto to Houston with a connecting flight UA1035 to Quito. Do I need to re-check my luggage?
You do not have to re-check your baggage. You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Toronto. Just take the Skyway train from Terminal A where you arrive to Terminal E where you depart.
Hi! I have a flight in a little over a week from Mia to Austin connecting in Houston. Is 59min enough to safely connect?
Yes, that should be enough time if the flight from Miami is on-time. If it is late United has frequent flights from Houston to Austin.
We are flying from Managua to Vancouver with a 1 hr 35 min layover in Houston. All flights are with United. Will we need to pick up our checked luggage and re-check it? Will we need to clear customs? Will there be enough time?
That is just enough time. You will go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security, but since you are International to International all on United, you don't have to claim and re-check your bags. You can use the Onestop immigration lanes in Houston.
Hi there, my fiancé and I are going to Cancun for our honeymoon in June, with a layover in Houston on the way there and back (coming from Seattle). We are not concerned with the flight to Cancun, but coming home we are nervous about our short layover while going through customs and checking bags. We are flying on United Airlines, and our flight arrives at Houston at 4:15PM at terminal E. Our connecting flight then leaves at 5:35PM (also United) from Terminal C, giving us a 1 hr 20 min layover. Will this be enough time to pick up baggage, clear customs, and re-check bags? We booked through Expedia and I am worried it will be a hassle to change one flight..
Arriving from Chicago and 41 min to re connect to a flight to Panama. is that enough time to get on? what about luggage? Thanks
Yes, that's enough time if everything goes perfectly. It leaves no time to spare.