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  • 1 hr 20 min layer in Houston from Cancun
    Dec 10, 2016
    2
    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..

     

    Yes, that is below the minimum International to Domestic connection time in Houston. However a schedule change prior to June is likely anyway, so I would hold off on trying to fix anything for now. If United files a schedule change that allows you to change your flights for free. I would want at least 2 hours. You may also want to look at connecting through a different United hub such as Denver.

     

    Thanks for the quick reply! When you say below the minimum connection time, does that mean what is allowed? Or just what is recommended?

     

  • Getting from Terminal B to Terminal C
    Dec 10, 2016
    3
    What is the fastest way to get from Terminal B to Terminal C at IAH with only 50 minutes between flights

     

    my flight is today by the way :)

     

    I land today at 1:36 at Terminal B and my connection is at Terminal C. How long will it take me to get to Terminal C? Is catching the Skyway Shuttle difficult? Thank you!

     

    The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security. It shouldn't take more than 10-15 minutes.

     

  • layover time
    Dec 9, 2016
    4
    I arrive from Belize at 2:50pm on a saturday. My connecting flight to SFO is at 4:10 pm. I will not be checking bags. 1 hour 20 min. layover. Can I make it?

     

    With no checked bags that's possible if everything goes perfectly - us the Onestop immigration if you can find it.

     

    Thanks for the tip

     

    Do you mean the mobile pass app? What is ones too immigration?

     

    Onestop is an immigration line for people who don't have checked baggage where you do Immigration and Customs all one step.

     

  • Customs
    Dec 9, 2016
    1
    We are arrived no from Mexico with a connection in Houston to Toronto Canada . Do need need to clear US customs as we are only connecting

     

    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security.

     

  • Layover
    Dec 8, 2016
    2
    Arriving from Cleveland at 10:50 am and departing to Liberia, Costa Rica at 11:25 am. United Airlines on January 22, 2016. Seems like a really short layover. Will that be enough time? Thanks!

     

    That will be difficult, you will have to hope the flight from Cleveland is on-time and hurry. At least there is a 5:35 PM flight to Liberia if you miss your connection.

     

    Oh that's good to know! Later is better than never! Thanks so much for the information. Have a great day!

     

  • Can we make it?
    Dec 9, 2016
    2
    I am arriving at IAH from Guatamela at at terminal E at 16:07 and depart on Air Canada terminal A at 17:55.First flight is UA ,We have checked luggage ,can we make connection?

     

    That will be difficult but should be possible if everything goes smoothly.

     

    Did you get on time? Luggages?

     

  • Connecting time in IAH enough 2 hours?
    Dec 8, 2016
    2
    1 mother with 2 children age 8 and 10, arriving from Caracas on United 1045 at 12:25 pm, connecting to LAX on United 1121 at 2:20 pm. Is 2 hours enough time to clear immigration, customs, and so on? Need to change terminals? Thanks

     

    Yes, that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly. You will arrive in Terminal E and depart from Terminal C, which are connected to each other.

     

    Thanks so much ZAP :-)

     

  • 1 hour 30 layover connecting flight, changing airlines
    Dec 7, 2016
    4
    Im flying in on United UA - 1789 at 6:30pm and Departing on Air New Zealand NZ - 29 at 8:00pm.... is this enough time to clear customs? And which terminals will i be using? Thanks!

     

    Where are you flying into IAH from?

     

    Calgary, Canada

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary. All you have to do in IAH is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time. You will arrive in Terminal C and depart from Terminal D.

     

    Oh ok great! Thank you for the speedy replies!

     

  • Adequate Connection Time?
    Dec 7, 2016
    2
    Flying from Lib Costa Rica to Sea Tac. Arrive at IAH 5:15 PM depart 7:00 PM all UAL one ticket. (Connection is listed in UAL on line.) I have NEXUS. Do I have enough time? Is it risky?

     

    ADDITIONALLY: the flight is on Wednesday , Jan 25. UAL had canceled this flight earlier, forcing me to take a 7:50 AM flight from Lib. (with a 3 hour layover). Now they have re-instated it, and I am considering re-booking.

     

    You can't use NEXUS unless you are coming from Mexico or Canada. That connection time is sufficient.

     

  • SFO to IAH to Santiago Chile
    Dec 7, 2016
    3
    I arrive at IAH on 12/10 Saturday 8:35 pm and then have to catch a flight to Santiago, Chile at 9:35. 1 hour layover, will I make it in time? And which terminals will I be going to/from?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time if the first flight is on-time. You will arrive in Terminal C or E and depart from Terminal E if both flights are on United. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

    I have a similar conenction will the fact that its international cause me to go through additonal security/screening compared to a domestic flight

     

    No, there is no special security or screening for International flights.

     

  • Changing Airline in Houston
    Dec 5, 2016
    1
    I will arrive in Houston on a united flight, then I need to change airline to Emirates, do I need to get out the terminal and enter again? or inside the terminal I can check in on Emirates desk?

     

    Yes, you will have to exit the secure area, claim your bags, go to the Emirates check-in desk in Terminal D, re-check your bags, go through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • Flying in from New Zealand
    Dec 4, 2016
    2
    Hi, I'm flying in from New Zealand on the 22 Dec landing at 1:45pm. Then catching the 4:15pm to NYC. Is this enough time to clear immirgation, get luggage, clear customs and travel inter-terminal? I'm getting info that says check-in for NYC closes at 2:15pm - is that right for a 4:15pm flight to NYC?

     

    Yes, that is enough time if both flights are on the same reservation. That check-in cutoff is incorrect and you will be checked in for both flights in New Zealand if they are both on the same reservation.

     

    Many thanks, appreciate it

     

  • Help
    Dec 3, 2016
    1
    Hello I am leaving from Queretaro México to Huston ( UA6164) and then Huston to LAX (UA1121) i am a US citizen. do you know what terminal i have to go through and If i have to re check my bags or where to pick them up? (First time alone and second flight in my life) and is this enough time ? I have a two hour layover

     

    You will arrive in Terminal D, 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, likely in Terminal C. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Connecting flight
    Dec 2, 2016
    1
    Hi,I'm traveling from Cayman Islands to Houston and to Las Vegas. I have 1hr 54mins time. So you think that is too close or will be able to get there? With 2 check in bags.

     

    It's possible if everything goes smoothly, it doesn't leave much room for error though.

     

  • Morning security time and 90 minute international transfer?
    Dec 5, 2016
    2
    Hi, I'm flying UA from DEN --> IAH --> Monterrey, MX (MTY). Outbound, I arrive at IAH at 11:09pm with next day flight to MTY at 7:25a. How early should I get to IAH in order to clear security?(possibly PreCheck, I didn't book it and am not sure if KnownTraveler# will carry through, I have no status on UA) On Return flight, I am very nervous. Arrive at IAH at 7:30a, connection to DEN at 9:00a. Is there any hope or should I push for rebooking? Thanks so much. I'll share my experiences when (if) I return.

     

    I would get to the airport at about 5:45 AM. On the return you should be fine if you have Global Entry. It will be close if you don't.

     

    Thanks ZAP. I do have Global Entry, so I'll keep things as they are. One other question. In your opinion, is the Centurion Lounge nice enough that I should try to be through security in the morning with enough time to check it out?

     

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