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  • Time for customs and tranfer / terminals
    Apr 6, 2015
    3
    I'm planning to fly from Brazil and connecting to a flight to San Francisco, both on United, with 2 hour and 15 minutes layover. It's enough to clear customs and transfer? Which are the arrival and departure terminals and how do I get from one terminal to another?

     

    Where exactly are you flying from and To? There are no United flights from South America to San Francisco.

     

    I'Il take a flight from Brazil to Houstoun Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and then take a connecting flight from IAH to San Francisco. I'd like to know if the layover time in IAH is enough to clear customs. I'd also like to know in which terminal I'll arrive in IAH e which terminal it will be the terminal in which I'm supposed to take to San Francisco.

     

    you will arrive into Houston's 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. Your flight to SFO will depart from terminal C or E. C and E are directly connected to each other. You should have enough time.

     

  • international to domestic transfer
    Apr 2, 2015
    1
    Arrive 13:45 from Frankfort, Germany...depart 14:59 to Orlando...do I go through US customs and pick up bags?,,,,will there be enough time to recheck bags and make next flight?

     

    1 hr 14 mins is 16 minutes shorter than the recommended international to domestic connection time in Houston. You may be able to make it though, and if you do miss your connection there are later flights to Orlando that you can likely be rebooked on.

     

  • B11 to A1
    Apr 2, 2015
    1
    Will 57 minutes be enough time and will I have to pass thru security? Flying into Houston then on to St Louis

     

    The TerminaLink train connects all gates inside security. That should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. Just follow signs to the TerminaLink train.

     

  • Flight connection concern domestic arrival and connecting to SJO
    Apr 1, 2015
    1
    We are US citizens flying United into IAH and have a 50 minute connection time for International departure to San Jose Costa Rica. Will we need to re-clear security and will we have time to make this connection. We will have some checked bags and carry on.

     

    No, you will not have to go through security or do anything with your bags. You will just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Terminal E. All gates at IAH are connected inside security by the TerminaLink train. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • Global Entry
    Mar 30, 2015
    1
    I am looking at a United flight itinerary from Costa RIca, connecting through IAH to IAD. The connection is 1 hour 56 minutes, and we will have luggage checked. Is this enough time to clear customs and recheck luggage? Would a Global Entry card get us through faster? We are US citizens.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time, and yes, Global Entry would help to some extent.

     

  • flyer
    Mar 30, 2015
    1
    I will be arriving from Paris and want to fly to Corpus Christi. How much time is good for a connecting flight and allow for customs

     

    If you are buying two separate tickets I would recommend 3 hours. If you are booking tickets together and you arrive in the country in Houston, 2 hours should be sufficient. If you arrive in the country at another port of entry, you will only need 1 hour in Houston.

     

  • Is the time connecting between c and e terminals
    Mar 29, 2015
    4
    Is there enough time to connect on a domestice arrival on United in terminal C and leaving on an International flight on United in terminal E with only 40 minute connection time.

     

    That should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. You can walk directly from C to E.

     

    How long is the walk. Worst case scenario.

     

    15 minutes worst case scenario

     

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

     

  • Guadalajara to Frankfurt through IAH
    Mar 29, 2015
    1
    I will be returning from Guadalajara, Mexico with United and connect to Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt . I only have 1 hour 20 min and I have to change from terminal E to terminar D. Is that enough time?

     

    That is possible but difficult. You will have to go through US Immigration and Customs, but you should not have to claim your bags because you are on an international to international connection. You will also have to go through security. If you can change your ticket and get an earlier flight from Guadalajara I would do that.

     

  • VERY short connection time
    Mar 27, 2015
    2
    I am a UK citizen who will be returning to London from Vegas via Houston on United airlines. United have given me 35 minutes to get from terminal C at Houston to terminal E. The travel company claim United have given me enough time but I am not so sure. Will I need to claim my bag, re-check them in and do the whole passport control thing again? All help gratefully received!

     

    All you have to do in Houston on your way to London is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time. Just follow signs to your departure gate.

     

    Thank you!

     

  • flying in from Mexico City, going to Toronto
    Mar 26, 2015
    1
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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.

     





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