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  • flying in from Mexico City, going to Toronto
    Mar 26, 2015
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    I will be flying in from Mexico City on United and flying out to Toronto. Lay-over time is just under two hours, without considering delays. Will I have enough time to go through customs and catch my flight?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. Because you are on an International to International connection at IAH, if you have checked bags you shouldn't have to claim them to go through US Customs.

     

  • flying in from toronto, going to mexico city
    Mar 26, 2015
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    I am flying in from Toronto and then taking the connecting flight to Mexico City. The lay-over is 1 hour and 10 minutes. will I have to change terminals? and if so is there enough time?

     

    You may have to change terminals, however, all terminals are connected inside security by the TerminaLink train. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in IAH is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have plenty of time.

     

  • Munich (MUC) to Houston (IAH) to Honolulu
    Mar 20, 2015
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    Hi, we are flying from Munich (Germany) to Houston and then directly to Honolulu. Our connecting time is 1:30 h! Our travel agency says, that is enough time, but we are still in a doubt. Any help or comments?

     

    That should be enough time. You will arrive in Terminal E, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate which will likely also be in E.

     

  • Toronto to Houston to Ixtapa
    Mar 18, 2015
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    We are hoping to fly with United out of Toronto and have 1 h 2 min for our layover in Houston on the way to Ixtapa and then 1 h 50 min on the way back. Not sure what our arrival and departure terminals would be. Will that be enough time to clear customs, deal w/baggage, and make the connecting flights?

     

    On your way to Ixtapa 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. You will depart from Terminal B. On the return you will go through US Immigration and customs and security in Houston but should not have to claim and re-check your bags since you are on an international to international connection, but confirm that with United agents in Ixtapa and Houston. 1hr 50 mins should be enough time.

     

  • time for customs and transfor
    Mar 18, 2015
    1
    I'm planning to fly from Mexico City and connecting to a flight to Boston, both on United, with only 1 hour and 13 minutes. Will this work to clear customs and transfer?

     

    That is 17 minutes below the minimum international to domestic connection time. I would look for a longer connection.

     

  • LAX - IAH - ZIH
    Mar 17, 2015
    1
    Any help is gratefully received. We're flying with United from LAX in to IAH (Terminal C) and then back out again to ZIH, Mexico (Terminal B, I think) We only have 1 hour and 7 minutes between the two flights. Will this be enough time, do you think?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. Terminals B and C are connected inside security by the TerminaLink train.

     

  • Gates
    Mar 17, 2015
    1
    arriving from Amsterdam at2:25PM flying out 1759 both flights with United. Is there time enough for the the boarder security? How long a wait is there normally (immigration)? Now do I get from one terminal to another? Thanks for help.

     

    That should barely be enough time. The TerminaLink train connects all Terminals inside security.

     

  • connection
    Mar 17, 2015
    1
    I will be flying into IAH from Shreveport with 57 minutes connecting flight to STL, will I have enough time or will this be close? Will I have to change terminals?

     

    That should be enough time. Both flights will likely be in Terminal B, but if they are not the TerminaLink train connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • Connection between terminal E and terminal C
    Mar 15, 2015
    1
    I will fly from Lima to Houston arriving at 7.10 am. I have to pass immigration and then to connect to a flight to Wash DC at terminal C. My fligjht leaves at 9.05 am. Do I have enought time to connect?. How should I go from Term E to Term C. It will be my first time doing this connection.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • Returning from international travel with connecting flight
    Mar 14, 2015
    1
    My wife and I are US citizens flying from Lima, Peru on June 6 with a final destination of Austin, TX. We will have a layover of 1 hr 35 min in IAH. Will this be enough time to pass through customs and make it to our connecting flight?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time as long as your flight from Lima is on-time. If you do miss your connection due to a delay there are many flights from Houston to Austin you can be rebooked on.

     

  • Between United terminals
    Mar 14, 2015
    3
    How long will it take to go from Gate E21 to Gate C44? TIA.

     

    Is your flight into E21 domestic or International?

     

    domestic; A Term E, E21, Term C, C44

     

    Maybe 10-15 minutes at most.

     

  • Connection from Canada through the US
    Mar 13, 2015
    1
    I am arriving in IAH from Canada with a Connection to Costa Rica i have a 1:56 min layover, will i have to clear customs before my connection to Costa Rica? Or will i be able to just go directly to my gate after deplaning from Canada?

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Canada and there is no US Exit customs, so all you have to do is just go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Houston. You have plenty of time.

     

  • First Time Flying Alone
    Mar 13, 2015
    1
    Traveling from ACA to ORD with a 2 hour connection in IAH. Is this enough time to get through immigration and customs? I'm also flying with United Airlines will i have to recheck my bags? Thank you

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. You will arrive in Terminal D, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate which will likely be in Terminal C.

     

  • Connection time
    Mar 12, 2015
    1
    I will be arriving at IAH at 1:10 from Bogota, Colombia and I have a connection flight to LAX at 2:43. am I going to have enough time to make it to flight? Thank you. Both gates are in the same terminal E

     

    That is only 3 minutes more than the minimum recommended connection time. It is possible, but it depends on everything going smoothly. If you do miss your connection, United flies many later flights to LAX that you can be rebooked on.

     

  • Connection between B to E in 35 mins
    Mar 11, 2015
    2
    My wife and I will be travelling to IAH arriving at 8:15 and catching a departing flight to Cozumel at 8:51 - so only 36 mins to get to next gate from B terminal to E terminal - what is the best way to do this, and do you think we will have enough time?

     

    You will have to take the TerminaLink Train. The TerminaLink train connects all terminals inside security. You barely have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

    Thank you - I am hoping we can arrive just a minute early - I have already arranged for first row seats on the flight in to IAH so hopefully that will speed things up.

     





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