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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.
I have 1hour 8.min. layover. Do I have enough time - both United flights. 6073 from Canada and 6206 to Acapulco.
Yes, you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Houston on your way to Acapulco is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.
Hi am flying in from Toronto Canada to Houston to catch a connector to Auckland NZ - is one hour and 16 min layover enough time? do I have to go through customs?
You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Houston. The Skyway train connects all gates inside security. You have enough time.
Is 41 min layover at IAH too short arriving from AMA and departing to ATL? With two checked bags.
That's just enough time if everything goes smoothly. If you have to change terminals the Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.
I am planning to take a flight from Tokyo to Houston (United Airline operated by Air Canada) with 1 hr 55 mins layover time to connect to a flight from Houston to Toronto (United Airline operated by Air Canada). Would that be enough time?
That is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
We arrive in IAH at 12:36 am after pre-clearing US customs in Canada. Connecting to Mexico at 11:50 am. It's an 11 hr 14 min layover. Do we need to claim our checked luggage, or will it be held and placed on the connecting flight to Mexico?
You will have to claim your bags because of the overnight layover.
I just found this on United's website, so the question is - which takes precedence - less than 13 hrs connection or overnight stay? If I'm arriving after midnight, is it still an overnight stay, or is it same day connection?:

Connecting flights
For a trip that includes one or more connections, United will check bags to the final destination stated on the ticket. United will transfer bags to a connecting flight on your United itinerary, or on a separate itinerary that includes a Star AllianceTM partner airline flight, if the connecting flight is scheduled to depart within 13 hours after arriving at the connection city.
You'll need to claim and re-check baggage if you are:
Making a voluntary stopover
Making a connection that involves an overnight stay
Connecting to an itinerary booked on a separate ticket that doesn't include a Star Alliance partner airline
Traveling internationally and connecting to a domestic flight within your destination count
WE FLYING FROM TORONTO TO HUATOLCO WITH UNITED AIRLINES
1 HOUR BETVEEN THE FLIGHTS
IS IT ENOUGH TIME TO CHANGE THE PLANES?
THANK YOU
Yes, that is enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. 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.