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  • 34 Minute Connection Time, is it legal and will we make it?
    Jan 7, 2014
    2
    We have booked a flight arriving Feb 1st from YYC at 1:44pm connecting in IAH on United and departing for Cancun on United at 2:18pm. Is this even a possible connection?

     

    Yes, it's possible, you will preclear US Immigration in Calgary and arrive in Terminal C and depart from Terminal E which are directly connected. It's not an easy connection by any means but it's certainly possible. Also, United does have later flights to Cancun if you miss your connection.

     

    Thanks Zap, that certainly helps!

     

  • Walk elderly parent to the gate
    Jan 6, 2014
    1
    Can I get a "gate pass" and walk my elderly mother to the terminal gate?

     

    Probably yes. You have to request it from the check-in counter of her airline.

     

  • Yyc connection in iah to mco
    Jan 3, 2014
    3
    Flying united airlines from yyc to iah with a connection to mco have a 2hr layover. Traveling with 2 small children and a stroller will this be enought time to make the connection and get through all necessary security checkpoints

     

    Yes, you will pre-clear US Immigration in Calgary. You will not have to go through any security checkpoints in Houston. Both of your flights, if on United, will likely be in Terminal C.

     

    Yes both flights are booked with united as well we do the same in reverse on the way back but with 1 hr layover arriving both time around 8am to iah

     

    The procedure will be the same on the reverse. You will go through Canadian immigration when you get back to Calgary.

     

  • Transferring from one United Fl to another United
    Jan 3, 2014
    1
    I am a senior citizen and have only flown alone only 1 other time. I have to transfer at IAH. Arriving from Orlando on United and going to Omaha on United. Can I walk to new gate or will I have to take a train. Please help

     

    You will probably arrive in Terminal C. Your Omaha flight will depart from Terminal A or Terminal B, so you will have to take the TerminaLink train, which runs inside security.

     

  • Fly in from Love Field and bound for Buenos Aries
    Jan 3, 2014
    1
    We will arrive @ 820 PM from Love Field via UA and need to get on UA flight to Buenos Aries @ 900 pm. How and where shall we go/do about this since we've never been to IAH. Thanks.

     

    Most DAL-IAH flights arrive in Terminal B, but it could also arrive in A. You will depart from Terminal E. Take the TerminaLink train, which runs inside security from your arrival Terminal to Terminal E. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • Terminal B to Terminal C
    Jan 1, 2014
    1
    Arrive at 8:20 pm at Terminal B; Depart at 9:15 at Terminal C. Should we walk (run) it or risk waiting for shuttle? Thanks

     

    You cannot run from Terminal B to C inside security. They are separate buildings. However, the TerminaLink train connects them inside security and is the much better option.

     

  • Change Terminals in 30 minutes?
    Dec 30, 2014
    1
    I fly into Terminal C and depart Terminal E. I only have a 30 minute layover. Can I make it if we are on time?

     

    The gate areas of Terminal C connect to Terminal E after Gate C45: If arriving at gates C29-45 and transferring to Terminal E: walk towards gates C14-24 and proceed straight on to Terminal E.

     

  • Transferiing from Terminal D to A
    Jan 4, 2014
    5
    Dear Sir/madam, i'm arriving on Air France at Terminal D and then have a flight from Terminal A with Alaska Airlines. Can you tell me the quickest way to get to termiinal A from D, how i do it and how long the transfer may take. Thanks in advance for a reply.

     

    The above-ground TerminaLink train, which starts its service at the Terminal A station, connects terminals A, B, C, D/E inside security (allow for 30 mins transfer from A to D).

     

    Since you are arriving on an international flight it will take you a lot longer than 30 minutes to make your connection. As you will have to go through US Customs, claim your baggage, and go through customs. If your bags are checked through to your second flight you can then re-check them, but if they are not you will have to take them on the Inter-Terminal Train, which runs outside security, to Terminal A. What airline are you flying from Terminal A and how much time do you have for your connection?

     

    I arrive at 14:15 and depart at 17:30 so have a 3:15 connection, flying alaska airlines

     

    I will gave to clear customs and immigration and re check at IAH.

     

    Yes, you should have enough time. If your bags are checked through to Alaska Airlines you can re-check your bags in Terminal D, otherwise you will have to take them on the Inter-Terminal Train to Terminal A.

     

  • United flights
    Dec 30, 2014
    4
    Hi we are flying from EWR a domestic flight united airlines and have a layover at IAH for Costa Rica an international flight also united. Is there enough time to transfer planes?

     

    Well, you didn't post how much time you your itinerary currently allows, so I don't know if you'll have enough time. But you should arrive in Terminal C or E and depart from E, which is all connected beyond security.

     

    44 minutes. Thank you for your help

     

    Yes, if your first flight is on-time you should be OK.

     

    Thank you for being helpful

     

  • ARRIVING AT TERMINAL E AND GOING TO TERMINAL C
    Dec 28, 2013
    1
    Hi. I am arriving to IAH from UK on 31 Dec 2013 at 2:05pm in UA 0920 and has only hand luggage. After I pass through security where do I go to get the inter terminal train to take to Terminal C. Please direct me. Thanks. Luz

     

    You do not have to take the Inter-Terminal train to go from E to C. However, if your flight is not from C, the Inter-Terminal Train runs outside security and the TerminaLink train runs inside security. You can just follow signs to your departure terminal.

     

  • terminal b to d with bags
    Dec 19, 2013
    3
    Hi I have a connection from terminal b to d. I have 2 separate bookings and so my bags will not be transferred by airline. I have to pick nags and change terminal. How do I do that?

     

    The Inter-Terminal Train runs between the terminals outside the secure area.

     

    I read that that cart are not allowed in the train. So how would I take all the bags. I have 4 big bags, 2 carry on bags, 1 stroller 1 car seat, a lot of luggage. Thanks.

     

    Buy a foldable luggage cart and pack it in your luggage.

     

  • Terminal transfer and connecting time
    Dec 19, 2013
    1
    I will be arriving from Guatemala City at 4:05 pm on United and making a connection to a United flight to Edmonton at 5:45 PM. Is there enough time to make the connection - 1 hr 40 min?

     

    That will be tough. You will arrive in Terminal E where you will go through immigration, claim your bags, go through customs, and re-check them. You will then go back through security and to your gate which will likely be in Terminal C. It's possible, but your first flight will have to be on-time and you'll have to hurry.

     

  • terminal connection problem
    Dec 18, 2013
    1
    Hi, if i'm stopping in IAH for 40mins, do I have time totake the shuttle? will i have to go through security again if i do take the TerminaLink shuttle ? thank you

     

    The TerminaLink runs inside security. You do not have to go through security if you need to take it to get between your gates.

     

  • 30 minute layover
    Dec 16, 2013
    1
    My 17 year old daughter is traveling from Knoxville, Tn to Honolulu on Christmas day. United has changed her flight into Houston and she now only has a 30 minute layover. I believe the Knoxville flight comes in at Terminal B and the HNL leaves out of E. She is not an experienced traveler. Can she make this?

     

    If the first flight is on-time it is doable. All terminals at IAH are connected beyond security by the TerminaLink train, however, if there is an earlier flight, since there has been a schedule change, you can call United and have her moved to that, or you could possibly have her rebooked to connect in Chicago or Washington DC instead.

     

  • Carrier and Terminal Transfer
    Dec 17, 2013
    2
    I'm From Calgary, Canada, to San Jose, Costa Rica with my connection through IAH. Flying Air Canada to IAH and United from there. I've got a connection time of 61 minutes. Will that be enough time to transfer terminals and check-in with United at IAH? Should I check my bag or take a small one for carry-on?

     

    If your tickets were bought on one reservation (and maybe even if they weren't) your bags can be checked through to San Jose in Calgary as both Air Canada and United are in Star Alliance. If that's the case or if you only take a carry-on, all you will have to do at IAH is take the TerminaLink train from Terminal A to Terminal E, which it connects inside security. If your first flight is on-time you will have enough time.

     

    Hi so if I take the termiallink train from Ato C I won't have to go through security again? thanks

     





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