Houston Intercontinental (IAH) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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We are US citizens flying to Quito, our original itinerary on united gave us 35 mins at IAH to get from our US flight from SFO to the flight leaving from IAH to UIO. Our travel host told us in no uncertain terms that was not sufficient time and we would surely miss our connection to UIO. Is 1.5 hours sufficient we are trying to change our flights to allow more time at IAH but how much do we really need? Do we have to get our luggage and go back through security? Thanks!
Yes, 1.5 hours is enough time. You don't have to do anything with your bags in Houston on the way to Quito. Just go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
I'm flying United from Amsterdam to SLC with a layover in IAH. Do we have to get our luggage and go through security again at Houston or do we connect straight into the terminal? Thanks!
Yes, in Houston you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate.
Is 1 hour enough time for a layover between domestic flights (Newark to Houston to San Antonio)?
Yes, all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Thank you very much.
Hi, I'll fly from Amsterdam to El Salvador; changing my flight at Houston by United. Will l need to claim my luggage and take it to the check in again at Houston? Is there a special process for United passengers? Thanks very much
Hi, I'll fly from Amsterdam to El Salvador; changing my flight at Houston by United. Will l need to claim my luggage and take it to the check in again at Houston? Is there a special process for United passengers? Thanks very much
You will not have to claim your luggage in Houston since you are on an international to International connection. You still have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security.
I am flying out of Birmingham Alabama to Houston then London. I have a 1 hour and 30 minute layover in Houston. Can i have my bags sent straight to LHR (final destination) or will i have to re-check my bags in IAH and possibly go through customs? If so will I have enough time to catch my flight to London?
I will also be flying united airlines throughout the trip.
Your bags will go straight through to London. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security. You have enough time.
I'm flying into Houston from puerto vallarta Mexico and have 1hr.40min connection to catch a flight to LGA with two small kids. Is that enough time to clear customs and recheck the luggage?
That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
Thank you for fast response! Just realized I'm flying into HOBBY, not IAH. Hopefully things are faster there.
Yes, that will be much easier. HOU gets a lot fewer international flights.
Thank you so much!!!
Flying from ORD to LIR, with a one hour connection in IAH. Is that sufficient time? I will be flying united the entire time
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in Houston on your way to Costa Rica is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Hi, we are flying from Dallas on A flight that says Air New Zealand (operated by United), then connecting to Air New Zealand to Auckland... will 1h4m be enough time between these flights? The booking system highlighted that it was a short connection time, so that got us worried.
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in Houston on your way to Auckland is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All gates are connected inside security.
Hi,
I will be flying into IAH from YYC with Air Canada and connecting to a flight going to Lima with United (I bought the tickets through Expedia on the same reservation). My layover is 2 hrs 50 min. I'm not sure whether I will have to collect my bags and go through security again . Will I have enough time?
Thank you.
You pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary. All you have to do in Houston is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.