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  • Do I need to take my bags out of airport for long layover?
    Mar 1, 2017
    Hi, I have a flight in a couple months with a 23 hour layover in Houston from Central America to Canada. Obviously, I'll be staying at a hotel, but I'm wondering whether I need to take my luggage with me to the hotel or if it is left at the airport waiting for the next flight.


    Due to the length of your layover, you will have to claim your bags and then re-check it before your flight to Canada.


  • 50 mins from ORF to SNA
    Mar 1, 2017
    I will be arriving from ORF on United and have 50 mins to catch a connection to SNA. Is this enough time? Will I need to jump terminals? Are flights from ORF typically on time?


    Yes, that is enough time if the first flight is on-time. You will arrive in Terminal A, B, or C and depart from Terminal C. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.


    Thank you ZAP! How much time do I need to make these connections? Trying to gauge if I should chance it with a 50 min layover or play it safe with a 2 hr layover, but lose sleep by catching the 6:20am flight? I had a lot of flight delays and cancellations in 2015 and now I'm overly cautious if I can help it.


    I recommend 45 minutes for a domestic to domestic connection in Houston. The good news is that there should be later flights to SNA if you miss your connection.


  • San Antonio to Singapore Via Houston IAH
    Mar 1, 2017
    Travelling back to Singapore from San Antonio with a domestic flight to terminal A followed by international departure from terminal D. How much time do I need for customs checks please? Not US citizen


    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. What airline are you flying from San Antonio?


  • Terminal E to C flying through IAH from MEX to CAN
    Feb 28, 2017
    I have 1hr 27min to connect to my flight from MEX to CAN @ IAH (Arriving @ Term E to Departing @Term C) Will I need to go through CBP or is it just a pass through? Is this enough time to make the connection or should I be concerned? Thx in advance.


    You will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security. You need at least 90 minutes and if you are a Mexican citizen you need a transit visa.


  • time needed to jump terminals
    Feb 27, 2017
    Didn't realize how sprawling IAH is. Booked flights from ORD to Midland with a 40 min layover in IAH. Is this doable? If using the secured train shuttle is another security scan needed? Thanks


    It's possible. The Skyway train allows you to change terminals without having to go through security again.


  • Enough Connection Time?
    Feb 28, 2017
    I am taking a flight from CRP to IAH, which arrives at 2:05 pm at either terminal B or C. Then, on a separate ticket with British Airways, I leave at 4:00 at terminal D. Is that enough time between gates for security and arrival to gate? I will take carry on baggage.


    With carry-ons I think that is enough time. If you are able to check in online you can go straight to your departure gate on the Skyway train without going through security.


    I will fly To IAH with a carry on bag on a domestic flight on one ticket with United; then, with a separate ticket, I will fly out of IAH British Airways to London and then to Rome. My questions are two: do I have to go through security, customs, and/or immigration before heading to British Airlines? or do I get on the Sky train to tgo straight to the international terminal and then my passport will be checked at the gate? I have a two-hour layover when arriving in IAH terminal B or C to get to British Airways in terminal D. Dio I have time?


  • Connection question
    Feb 27, 2017
    Hi. We have Global Entry. We are traveling from Budapest on KLM arriving in IAH at 1:05. Can we make a 3:00 flight on United? That's 1:55 hours. Thank you!


    With checked bags that would be pretty difficult. With no checked bags I think that would be enough time.


  • Layover enough time?
    Feb 26, 2017
    Thinking about taking a domestic flight from Nashville to Honolulu with a two hour layover at IAH. Would this be enough time? It would on United. I'm not sure if I will have to go through security again.


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If you have to change terminals the Skyway train connects all terminals inside security. You don't have to go through security again.


  • 1:15h connecting time
    Feb 27, 2017
    Flying from SJO (Costa Rica) to FRA (Frankfurt) 1:15h connecting time. Same airline. Do I have to recheck bags? Is there enough connecting time?


    You have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security but do not have to claim and re-check your bags. This is a very difficult connection, bordering on impossible.




  • 1 hour layover
    Feb 27, 2017
    Reading this makes me think no but I'm a Canadian citizen flying from Canada to mexico all through united but with only an hour layover at iah. Is this even remotely possibly enough time? would be at 10 in the morning.


    Yes, that is enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Canada. All you have to do in Houston is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Thank you! On the return flight though it is the same flying from Mexico with a stop at IAH on to Canada. All on united. There is a 1h45m layover. Is this enough time?


    Yes, that is enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    I noticed there's a terminal change as well. Won't tell me which terminal though. If I just have carry on luggage will this be okay? Was also thinking about downloading the mobile passport app, Does this actually speed up the process? I've heard of other airports having dedicated lines for app users is this true at IAH?


  • Connection from bajío (Méx) to salt lake city
    Feb 25, 2017
    Hello i'm flying with united from León Méx to salt lake city i have to make a connection with 2:20 hrs in Houston do i have to re-check baggaged ? Go trough immigration and security... Is there enough time? Thanks


    Yes, you have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. You have enough time.


  • choice between 2 hours or 4
    Feb 24, 2017
    On april 14 will be flying into IAH from SJD on way to New Orleans both on United. Which would be the better choice?


    2 hours is doable, but 4 hours is pretty much risk free. If you don't mind the longer layover, than pick 4 hours.


  • time between fligths and terminals
    Feb 24, 2017
    Hello! I will be arriving at IAH Terminal E at 05:30am from Sao Paulo. My next flight is at 08:45. Is it enough time at this airport to get through security and changing to terminal C. Thanks!


    Yes, that is plenty of time.


  • GCM to PDX through IAH
    Feb 22, 2017
    I have 1:38 hr to connect from the Cayman Islands to Portland, OR through IAH, both legs on UA. I have Global Entry and carry on only, but some limited mobility. Is this sufficient time to make connections after Customs?.


    With Global Entry and carry-ons only that should be enough time.


  • Making Connections
    Feb 22, 2017
    I will be making a connection from New York and arriving at the IAH terminal at 10:49 a.m., my next flight is at 11:30 a.m. to New Orleans Will I have enough time to make it to my plane?


    Yes, that is enough time if the first flight is on-time. If you have to change terminals the Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.


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