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  • Southwest arriving from Cancun connecting to Denver 1/16/17
    Jan 5, 2017
    Provided my flight is on time, I will arrive in Houston at 8:10pm. Connecting flight to Denver is scheduled to depart at 9:50pm. Is that enough time to clear customs, re-check bags and catch the connection? If so and time willing, is there anywhere to grab a sandwich on the way to the connecting flight?


    Note that Southwest does not fly to Houston-Bush-Intercontinental Airport. They fly to Houston-Hobby Airport. Yes, that is enough time for your connection. I don't know if you will have time to stop for food.


  • POS to Canada connecting at IAH
    Jan 5, 2017
    Hi, I'm a Canadian citizen flying via United Jan. 15th from POS to IAH. Arriving at Terminal E at 1:25pm. Connecting at 3:30pm to Calgary via United at Terminal C. Do I need to go through customs and recheck bags? 2 hours enough time to connect? How do I get from E to C? any tips for speeding this connection up? Thankyou!


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security but will not have to claim and re-check your bags since you are on an International to International connection all on United. Once you clear customs, you can either walk to C and go through security there or go through security in D or E and then walk or take the skyway to C. You have enough time.




  • 30 minutes layover
    Jan 4, 2017
    I will arrive in houston airport terminal B and I need to go to my connecting flight at terminal D, is my 30 minutes layover enough? i'm not familiar with houston airport, can somebody tell me on what to do toavoid eny problem? thank you


    It's not impossible, but it depends on everything going perfectly. You need to run to the Skyway train, take it to Terminal D, and run to your gate.


    thank you Zap, however looking at the map, I can only see subway going to terminal D,


    ok, skyway is in level 3, thank you very much


  • Connection time
    Jan 4, 2017
    My flight is arriving at IAH from Francfurt Germany at 14.05 h UA 8866. My connecting fligjt to New Orleans is dept. at 17:45 h. How Long is the way to the Dept-gate? And, have I to Claim my bag and then re-check for the flight to New orleans ? thanks


    Yes, you will arrive in Terminal D (first flight is operated by Lufthansa), then go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and then go through security and to your departure gate. If the departure gate is in Terminal B you can take the Skyway train to Terminal B after you go through security.


  • 45 min. layover enough?
    Jan 3, 2017
    We fly into IAH from Des Moines, IA on Feb. 17th and only have a 45 minute layover before our connecting flight to Puerto Vallarta. All of our flights are with United/United express and we plan on checking our bags to our destination. Assuming our flight arrives on schedule into IAH, should we have enough time to make our connecting flight? And will we have to go through additional security at IAH due to the international connection?


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. if you arrive in Terminal B, you can take the Skyway train to Terminal E inside security. There is no special security for International flights.


  • Connection Time
    Jan 3, 2017
    My Flight is arriving at IAH from Brazil in Terminal D/E at 5 am & i have a connection flight in Terminal A - is that enough time to go thru Customs - will i have to get my luggage to check in again on next leg which is also united - thank NLD


    Where are you flying out of IAH to? You will have to claim your bags to take them through US Customs but then can re-check them immediately after at the re-check desk before proceeding through security and to your departure terminal on the Skyway train.


    I am flying to BWI on United - but didn't want to wait for a 7 hour delay - so was thinking of catching Spirit one way - so was not sure if I could put my bags thru in United and fly out on Spirit and have enough time


    If you decided to fly Spirit to BWI - you would have to rip the tags off your bags, exit customs in Terminal D/E, then take the SubWay to Terminal A and re-check them with Spirit, then go through security.


  • Connection time
    Jan 3, 2017
    My flight from DFW will land on terminal A and I have only 47 minutes to catch the next flight from terminal E. My Itinerary is throughout United. Is 47 minutes sufficient time and do I need to do security check again.


    The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security. There's also a good chance you might arrive in Terminal B. You have enough time if the first flight is on-time.


  • Challenging Layover Time
    Jan 2, 2017
    Hi, I am flying from Cancun to London and connecting at IAH. My flight from Cancun is operated by United with the connecting flight operated by Austrian Airline but operated by United. The operator has changed the arrival time of my flight from Cancun and I now have only 1hr 45min to change planes. I understand I will need to go through American customs but the flights both arrive and depart from Terminal E. will we have enough time to change planes and will the stowed laugage automatically be transferred to the connecting flight? Many thanks


    Yes, that should be enough time. Yes, your bags will be automatically transferred since it's an International to International transfer all on United through Houston. You will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security.


  • Faster to walk or take sky Train?
    Jan 1, 2016
    Arriving Terminal C, connecting flight from Terminal B in 45 minutes. Is it faster to walk between the Terminals or get on the Skytrain?


    You have to take the Skyway train if you want to change terminals to Terminal B without having to go through security again, so definitely the Skyway.


    Thank you! Saved me a lot a stress!!


  • Miami to Oklahoma via Houston
    Dec 28, 2016
    I have a flight on Dec 30 from Miami to Houston and then on to Oklahoma. The airline is united for both. Would I be able to walk from the arrival gate to the departure gate and would I need to go thru security again ?


    Yes, 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.


  • San Diego > Houston > Istanbul
    Dec 28, 2016
    Hi, we are flying to Houston from San Diego with United and we will arrive in Terminal C. Our next flight is going to depart from Terminal D to Istanbul with Turkish Airlines. We have been told that we will have to collect our bags at Terminal C since our connecting flights are not on the same ticket and check them in again at Terminal D. Can you tell me how can I connect from Terminal C to Terminal D after we collect our bags? Can we use the skyway, or do we have to use the subway? Will we have to go through security again, and if so at which terminal? Thanks!


    You have to use the Subway or Walk. Yes, you will have to go through security again in Terminal D.


  • Chicago - Houston - LEON MX
    Dec 28, 2016
    A group of us (with children) are traveling from O'Hare to Houston to Leon MX. United is saying we have 37 Minutes to get from Houston's Terminal C to Terminal B. Will this be enough time? Do we have to worry about the checked bags? Would we have to go through customs? Thanks


    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You just have to go from your arrival gate in C to your departure gate in B via the Skyway train. You have enough time if the flight from Chicago is on-time but none to spare if it's not.


  • Chicago > Houston > Puerto Vallarta 45 minutes
    Dec 29, 2016
    I have 45 minutes to make my connection from my arrival in Termal C to my departure in Terminal B. All flights are United. Will I have enough time and is the Skyway my fastest route between terminals? Will I need to go through security again?


    PVR flights almost always leave from Terminal E. You can walk from C to E. You do not have to go through security whether you walk or take the Skyway.


    How long is the walk from Terminal C to Terminal E as we have a connection time of 35 minutes and have 2 young children (9 and 11)


  • Toronto Quito Via Houston
    Dec 23, 2016
    Hi there, we're traveling from Toronto to Quito, Ecuador with a one hour layover in IAH on January 4, is this enough time to transfer terminal?


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


  • Munich - Houston - Cancun
    Dec 26, 2016
    Hi, Transiting at IAH on 29th of December. Flying in from Munich with flight operated by United Airlines which will arrive at 14:20. Our flight which is with United Airlines as well leaves at 15:52 from Terminal E. That leaves 1 hour and 32 minutes for transit: is that enough or should I start looking for alternative flights? Is there any way for me to speed up the process before or when at IAH? We have luggage.is that is of any relevance. Thank you very much and Happy Holidays!


    If you don't have checked bags that speeds things up and makes the connection possible. With checked bags it sort of depends on your flight from Munich getting in a little early. I doubt you'll be able to find an alternative flight just 6 days from departure though during the holidays.


    It's my understanding that when flying with United Airlines from international to international flight that it's not necessary to pick up the bags and recheck them. In that case it shouldn't have an impact on the transfer time. Could you please confirm this?`


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