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  • US Immigration and connections at IAH
    Jun 8, 2016
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    Am arriving from the UK at 3.45pm on a Thursday in August and aiming to transfer that day to a 6.25pm internal flight. I'm reading nightmare things about queues in US Immigration at IAH, am I going to make my connecting flight??

     

    You should have enough time.

     

  • Connecting flights from Houston to Rio de Janeiro
    Jun 7, 2016
    2
    I am traveling to Rio de Janeiro this Sunday. I am flying from Phoenix, Az to Houston to connect to my flight to Rio. I was looking at my layover time and I have 45 mins until my flight leaves to Rio. Since this is an international flight, will this be enough time for us to board our plane? We will have multiple luggage with us as well.We will be arriving in Terminal B and our connecting flight is in Terminal E.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time if the flight from phoenix is on-time. You will arrive in Terminal C and depart from Terminal E. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

    Thanks for the rapid response!

     

  • Auckland to Tampa through IAH.
    Jun 7, 2016
    2
    Is 2 hr 5 min enough time to make my TPA connection? Arriving on Air NZ with a United CodeShare ticket. I am assuming I have to go through customs in Houston (Have Global Access)

     

    With Global Entry that should be enough time. Yes, you will go through Immigration and Customs in Houston.

     

    Thanks! At least there's one more flight to TPA afterward if we miss.....

     

  • Connecting flight to Toronto, Canada
    Jun 6, 2016
    1
    I have a connecting flight to Toronto, Canada from IAH. Is 40 minutes enough to get to my terminal traveling from United Express (Terminal A or B) to United (Terminal C)???

     

    Most Houston-Toronto flights leave from Terminal B. You should have enough time. If you do have to change terminals, the skyway train connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • Changing planes - enough time?
    Jun 7, 2016
    6
    I am traveling from MGA (in Nicaragua). Changing planes in IAH. Then going on to TXL (Berlin). I have US visa. I will have just a carry-on. Will I have to go through security to check my carry-on? I hear the lines are very long. Is 1 hour and 40 mins enough time to change planes in IAH when you have a carry-on?

     

    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security. You barely have enough time if your flight from Managua is on-time. Since you have carry-on only you can use the Onestop line for immigration.

     

    Thanks for your reply. I am afraid I wasn't very clear. I will land at IAH with a carry on bag and then need to get on the connecting flight, taking my carry on bag with me. I am NOT going to check my carry on bag. I am going to carry it. I think I expressed myself poorly so I'm asking this again: Do you think I have enough or not enough time to change planes in IAH?

     

    Yes, I didn't say you had to do anything with your baggage. You still have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security and you still barely have enough time.

     

    Thanks, for your responses! You say I barely have enough time because I have to go through US immigration,customs, and security. AND my travel agent says I will NOT have to go through US immigration, customs, and security! She says I will just change planes. So she says 1 hour and 40 minutes is enough time to change planes, no problem. I don't know who is correct! So I am waiting before I buy ticket to get some more information / responses. I appreciate all your help, ZAP. But I can't put over 2K on a ticket without being 100% sure!

     

    I just found this online: https://www.dhs.gov/how-do-i/travel-overseas From this it appears that a minimum of 2 hours is needed to change planes in US because one does go through customs, immigration, and security! Thanks for al your help ZAP! I will not buy the ticket I was planning to buy. Will look for one with longer layover. :)

     

    Your travel agent should either get an education or quit if she is selling tickets without knowing the procedure to enter or transit the United States.

     

  • Flying Calgary to Quito with 40 min time between flights
    Jun 16, 2016
    4
    I am flying from Calgary, Canada to Quito Ecuador. We have a layover of about 40 min in Houston. We have to get from terminal A to terminal E. Is that enough time?

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security. You have enough time if your flight from Calgary is on-time.

     

    So, I can safely assume the same thing would apply on a flight from YEG (Edmonton) with a 39 minute interval to change from Terminal A to B in IAH to connect to CUN will be sufficient?

     

    I actually moved my flight to an earlier time just to be safe.

     

    im from philippines i have a flight to rio de janiero GIG. yet i have two layover in narita airport and in houston airport. do i need to have transit visa? no intentions of leaving the airport cause we only have 4hours lay over time.

     

  • Connection from SFO to IAH
    Jun 3, 2016
    1
    I am flying from PDX to SFO, and SFO to IAH. From IAH, I am flying to Lima. I have an hour and 35 minutes as a layover - is this enough time as an American citizen? I know there is a terminal change.

     

    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in Houston is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Transferring
    Jun 2, 2016
    1
    I have a 35 minute connection between my flights. I'm flying from Philadelphia to Baton Rouge connecting through Houston. Is this enough time? I'm not sure of the terminals yet, but I"m assuming I'll have to change terminals because quite honestly, when has anyone never NOT had to change terminals with a crucial connection! Thanks!

     

    That's just enough time if the flight from Philadelphia is on-time. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • Connection PVR-IAH-MKE final destination
    Jun 2, 2016
    1
    I'm arriving at IAH from PVR on United. I have 1 hr. 26 mins. Will I need to claim and recheck my bags/go through security? If so, is it enough time to make my connecting flight to MKE?

     

    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, and go through security. That is 4 minutes shorter than the recommended international to domestic connection time.

     

  • QUESTION ON CONNECTION MTY-IAH-DFW WITH FINAL DESTINATION EZE
    Jun 2, 2016
    2
    I am arriving at IAH from MTY at 14:00 and have a connection at 16:28 to DFW with final destination EZE. 2hs 28 min will be enough time? do I need to go through customs and security with the bags? Thanks in advance for your time.

     

    MTY-IAH is via Aeroméxico with one reservation and IAH-DFW-EZE is via American Airlines in a separate reservation

     

    Yes, in Houston you will go through US Immigration claim your bags and go through US Customs, then you will have to take your bags on the Subway train to Terminal A to re-check them with American and go through security. I don't think this is a very realistic connection.

     

  • Flying in from Moscow to Miami and transit through IAH
    May 31, 2016
    1
    I am a foreigner with L1 visa and flying to Miami and transit in IAH. Is 4 hours enough for transit time? Do i need to recheck-in my luggage again in IAH? I'm flying in using singapore airline and flying to miami using American airline. thanks for the help in advance.

     

    Yes, 4 hours should be enough for a comfortable transfer. You'll need to recheck your luggage with American Airlines. You'll arrive at Terminal E, and would need to clear customs and immigration before proceeding to Terminal A for your connecting flight. You can use the free underground people mover to change terminals.

     

  • Mexico connection
    Jun 2, 2016
    1
    I'm arriving IAH from Mexico and have 1:40 minutes to get connection to Boston. I am a U.S. Citizen. Is this enough time?

     

    That's just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Bags - Terminal Connection
    Jun 2, 2016
    1
    I have a United Airlines flight from Mexico City to Calgary, Canada, and I have to change terminals in my stop in Houston (4 hs stop): MEX - IAH (Terminal E) - IAH (Terminal C) - YYC (Calgary). I am a little worried about my bag... Do I have to pick it up and carry it with me from Terminal E to C? Or the airline sends my bag from Mexico to Calgary? Thank you!

     

    Since you are on an International to International connection on United through Houston you don't have to claim and re-check your bag. You have plenty of time.

     

  • Enough time?
    Jun 2, 2016
    1
    IAH to GCM flight arrives at 8:09 at terminal B and departs at 8:45 at terminal E. No carry on. Is this enough time ?

     

    Where are you coming from and going to? Your post is unclear

     

  • Connection Time
    Jun 2, 2016
    1
    Flying from COS to IAH to PHL - 43 minute connection time. Is that enough?

     

    Yes, that is possible.

     

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