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  • Calgary --> Houston --> Puerto Rico
    Jan 21, 2017
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    I am fly with united from Calgary, Canada to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The first flight arrives at IAH at 10:25pm and the second flight leaves at 11:34 PM, both with United. Will I have to transfer to another terminal and is this time even possible to make the connection?

     

    Both flights should be in Terminal C. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary. You should have enough time.

     

  • Enough time to clear customs?
    Jan 19, 2017
    1
    Hi there! I'm flying on United from Ixtapa, Mexico to Houston on a Monday & get in at 5:45 PM. I then catch my second leg of this flight (to Portland, OR on United as well) at 6:55 PM. Does this allow enough time? I will have checked bags that I'm guessing will have to be picked up and then rechecked? Thanks!

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • NEED ADVICE ON CONNECTING INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT THRU IAH
    Jan 18, 2017
    1
    Our Air New Zealand flight arrives IAH @ 1:45 p.m. Terminal D Layover is 1 hour, 55 minutes Connecting flight is Air Canada, departing 3:40 p.m. Terminal A for Toronto. We will have both boarding passes and luggage checked through to final destination (Canada). Questions: 1) Must we clear US Customs/Immigration? 2) Are we required to pick up luggage in IAH and carry them over to Terminal A to re-load? 3) Will a NEXUS card assist us in any way? 4) Is connection tome (1 hr. 55 min.) sufficient?

     

    Yes, you have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and take the Skyway to Terminal A. You cannot use a NEXUS card when entering the US from anywhere other than Canada or Mexico. You should have enough time.

     

  • Connecting through IAH for both outbound / inbound Intl flight
    Jan 18, 2017
    2
    A relative is going to be flying IND --> IAH --> AKL and returning a few weeks later in the reverse order (AKL --> IAH --> IND). I have a two part question: 1) On the outbound flight where bags are checked in IND, does she simply go to the International Terminal in IAH for departure to AKL (i.e., will her baggage be checked all the way through to AKL)? 2) On the return flight back to the states from IAH, would she need to grab her baggage at the IAH International Terminal, take them through Customs and then transfer to the Domestic Terminal where she'll have to re-check them for her return to IND? Your assistance is greatly appreciated!

     

    On the outbound flight she just have to go to her departure gate in Terminal D. On the return she will go through US Immigration, claim her bags, go through US Customs, re-check her bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and take the Skyway Train to her departure terminal.

     

    Thanks ZAP for the confirmation!!!

     

  • Connecting flight
    Jan 18, 2017
    3
    Hi I am flying from New Zealand to Houston and arriving at 12.40pm, I am wanting to get on the connecting flight to Cancun that departs at 1.30pm, is that enough time to transit? I'm not sure if I need to collect and recheck in bags as I am booking with two different carriers so I'm thinking an hour will not be long enough?

     

    No, that would be completely impossible. Since you are booking two separate tickets you need at least 3 hours between flights.

     

    Thanks ZAP. Just one more question if I may. If my luggage is checked through can I get straight to my departure gate without having to pass through security or is there no direct route from arrivals?

     

    Please ignore my comment here, should have been on the next dialogue.

     

  • Help with transit procedure
    Jan 18, 2017
    3
    I am flying from London Heathrow on Sunday 26th Feb to Costa Rica via IAH. I believe there is a one-stop system at IAH which means I don't have to collect and re-check baggage in transit. Both flights are with United. I arrive at IAH at 15:40 and depart for Costa Rica at 17:35. I have ESTA but can't use the kiosks because it is my first flight to the US for 15 years. According to the one-stop leaflet there is a dedicated line through immigration. Can anyone confirm this to be the case, and do I have sufficient time for the connection? Thank you.

     

    Yes, that is correct, you can use OneStop. You have enough time if the flight from London is on-time.

     

    Apologies, comment appeared on wrong dialogue above. Thanks ZAP. Just one more question if I may. If my luggage is checked through can I get straight to my departure gate without having to pass through security or is there no direct route from arrivals?

     

    You have to go through Security if connecting to another flight after an international arrival, even if using onestop.

     

  • Connection Time
    Jan 17, 2017
    1
    Will be arriving from Columbus, Oh then departing for Panama City Panama with about 52 minutes between flights - is that sufficient to get between terminals?

     

    That is enough time if the flight from Columbus is on-time. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • Connection Time
    Jan 16, 2017
    1
    I am looking at a flight from Tampa to Puerto Vallarta Mexico with a 51 minute layover in Houston. The flight gets into Houston at 11:40 am on a Thursday. Is 51 minutes enough to make it to the gate for the flight to Mexico?

     

    Yes, that is enough time if the flight from Tampa is on-time.

     

  • 35 Minutes
    Jan 16, 2017
    1
    Hi we're flying from SFO to IAH then to Costa Rica we have 35 minutes to change planes once we are at IAH both flights are United. Is the time enough?

     

    It's possible but it leaves absolutely no time to spare if the first flight is delayed.

     

  • Connection time?
    Jan 15, 2017
    4
    Hi, we are flying from Orlando to London Heathrow, with a connection at IAD and 37 mins stopover. Is this enough time to get from Terminal C to E?

     

    Both flights are United

     

    Do you mean IAH? If so that's barely enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, but it still leaves no time to spare.

     

    Yes, apologies for the typo, I meant IAH. I thought it was tight, I'll speak to my travel agent. What's the minimum you recommend? Thank you

     

    45 minutes is doable but I personally wouldn't book anything under an hour.

     

  • enough time to make connection
    Jan 15, 2017
    1
    Arriving on United 1077 from New Orleans at terminal C at 9;20 am and leaving on United 6297 to Monterrey Mexico from Terminal B at 11:50am. We have NZ passports. Is this a comfortable connection time or should we book a later flight?

     

    Yes, that is plenty of time. All you have to do is take the Skyway train to Terminal B and board your flight.

     

  • YYZ to IAH to MTY
    Jan 14, 2017
    1
    First time flying with a connection stop. So I'm a Canadian who is travelling to Mexico via Houston. I have 1hr30 mins in Houston. What is the first thing I look for once I get off the plane in Houston in order to catch my next flight?? I'm not bringing luggage just carry on and both flights are with united. Thanks!

     

    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. If you have to change terminals the Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • LAX to IAH to MUC
    Jan 14, 2017
    2
    We are flying from LA to MUC with a connection in IAH. UA 1578 from LAX-IAH, and then UA 102 from IAH to MUC. Connection time is 1h 40m and "terminal change" is listed, although the terminals aren't listed. 1) Does anyone know what terminals are involved? 2) Will we be able to make that connection? 3) We only have carry-ons. Do we have to go out of security and then back through security again at the different terminal?

     

    You arrive in Terminal C and depart from Terminal E. You can just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You do not have to go through security. You have enough time.

     

    Thank you very much.

     

  • 48 min layover in IAH --> TGU
    Jan 13, 2017
    1
    I fly into IAH (Houston) from DCA (Washington DC) and then have a 48-minute layover before the next plane leaves for TGU (Tegucigalpa, Honduras). Do you think I will have enough time to make the plane leaving for TGU?

     

    It's enough time if the flight from DCA is on-time. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • 2 hr 1 min layover
    Jan 20, 2017
    2
    Is this enough time when flying in from Guadalajara to Toronto. Both flights are on United

     

    Yes, that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

    My mistake...The first flight is on United but the second flight from IAH to Toronto is listed as a United flight but operated by AIr Canada. Will my bags be check through or will we have to collect them and recheck with Air Canada and if so will we have enough time.

     

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