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  • IAH to EWR
    Mar 26, 2017
    Arriving from Auckland into IAH. How long should I allow to clear customs and get to gate for a flight to Newark (EWR) please.


  • Getting from Terminal B to E
    Mar 26, 2017
    Have only a 51 minute connect time is this enough to get from B to E. What is the best way to get there ? Thx.


    The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.


  • Terminals and customs information
    Mar 25, 2017
    What terminal(s) does Copa Air use for domestic arrivals and international departures. Do we go through immigration for connecting flight departure to Colombia? Is there a lounge with one time pass?


    Copa does not fly domestic flights. Copa in fact does not fly to Houston. Both of your flights will be on United. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Houston. Yes, you can buy a one-time pass for the United Club.


  • Is layover time enough from Austin-Houston-Bogota?
    Mar 25, 2017
    Coming from Austin to Houston (final destination Bogota), is layover time of 50 minutes enough (in Hou)?


    Yes, all you have to do in Houston is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate if both flights are on the same reservation.


  • Connection NZ to Mexico via IAH
    Mar 24, 2017
    We are flying into IAH on AirNZ arriving 12.40. We want to catch a flight to Mexico City on UA (departing 15.44) or Interjet (departing 16.50). Which do you recommend for a safe connection time? Would obviously prefer to take the earlier flight if possible.


    Either should work.


    Mar 23, 2017
    Hi there, I am trying to get tickets from MSY to IAH (on UA) to connect to a flight to AKL (on NZ) that leaves at 10.15pm. The latest one I can get in arrives at 8.37pm - will I be able to make that connection considering that I have to pick up bags and check them back in? They will be on separate tickets, I will have checked luggage and I am *G (if that helps me in any way). Otherwise the next one arrives at 6.15pm, plenty of time to connect - any point in hopping out of the terminal rather than sitting in a United Club? Thanks in advance!


    The 8:37 arrival works if you get your bags checked through to Auckland. If you show your ANZ confirmation to the United Agent in New Orleans they should be able to do that for you (but there's no guarantee).


  • Layover Time (IAH) 1h 25m
    Mar 22, 2017
    Flight from Guadalajara arriving at 8:50 am connecting to a flight departing at 10:15 am to Chicago. Will that be enough time to clear out customs? Will I have to recheck my baggage again? Is the airport (lines) too saturated by that time?


    Yes, you will have to 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. I recommend at least 2 hours.


  • BLZ-IAH-DEN- 1 hour 20 minute connection
    Mar 21, 2017
    Hello, Travelling from Belize through Houston and connecting to Denver with 1 hour and 20 minutes between flights. We are Nexus/GOES card holders. Would this be enough time to make the Denver flight? Or at least possible?


    With Global Entry it's possible if you don't have checked bags. Note that if you only have Nexus and not Global Entry then you can't use the expedited line coming from Belize.


  • SCL - IAH - ORD Connection Time
    Mar 21, 2017
    Flight from Santiago scheduled to arrive at IAH 5:50 AM on a Friday. Then have connecting domestic flight to ORD with a 7:10 AM departure. Is this enough time? Will lines be shorter because it is early in the morning?


    Yes, that is enough time if everything goes smoothly. Lines should be relatively short, but some flights from Brazil also arrive near that time.


  • Terminals D&E
    Mar 20, 2017
    Are Terminals D& E connected? I am needing to get currency exchanged before my flight to New Zealand. We show to be flying out of terminal D with all exchanges in terminal E...


    There should be some in D, but D and E are both sides of the same building so you can walk over to E if necessary.


    Thanks for the information


  • PHX to IAH to FRA 1 hour connection
    Mar 20, 2017
    Phoenix to Houston to Frankfurt - Layover of 1 hour in IAH - is that enough time to make my connection?


    Yes, all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Arriving from Montreal, going to Guadalajara with connection in Housto
    Mar 20, 2017
    Hello, I'm checking for plane tickets and I want to go from Montréal to Guadalajara. There is a connection at Houston and the time between flights is 1h15. I will only have a cabin bag, no big luggage. Also I am a canadian permanent resident with french passeport. Flight from MTL to Houston is with Air Canada and from Houston to Guadalajara is with United. Is that enough time? Thank you


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


    Thank you for your fast answer


  • DFW-Houston-London
    Mar 19, 2017
    Hello i am looking at United 3614 (DFW-IAH) and then United 5 (IAH-LHR). I have only flown once and that flight did not have a layover, is a 1hr48min layover enough for a first timer?


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in Houston on the way to London is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connection from Local Flight to Internation Flight to Europe-Paris
    Mar 19, 2017
    My husband and I will be flying United to IAH and then transferring to AirFrance for an outbound flight to Florence. I have not booked the United flight to IAH yet. How much time should we allow to get into IAH and then check in to our flight to Pairs/Florence? We just flew in last week from Mexico last week and it took about 1.5 hours to get through customs and get our bags. Would 2 hours be okay if we are changing airlines? What about on our return? Thanks for your help!


    There is no US Immigration and Customs when leaving the US. However, since it's two separate reservations I recommend at least 2.5 hours. On the return I would recommend at least 3 hours.


    Mar 16, 2017
    Will i have to do security control again, if i arrive in a domestic flight to IAH ( from St Louis) and will take a plane to Mexico City? i have a 42 minutes connection thats why mi question!


    You do not have to go through security again. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.


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