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  • Terminal change from E to A
    Nov 7, 2013
    3
    I have a connection flight from Houston to Denver with 2.5 hours. The incoming flight is Emirates and outgoing is Frontier. Would this time be sufficient to cover immigration, collection and placing the baggage for next flight.

     

    It will be tight. Your Emirates flight will actually arrive in D, not E. You will have to use the Inter-Terminal Train (which runs outside security) to get from D to A and take your baggage with you unless Emirates is able to check your bags through to Frontier (I suspect that they will not). If they are able to check them through to Denver, then you can drop them at the re-check desk after US Customs. Regardless you'll have to take the Inter-Terminal Train.

     

    Thanks. I got the itenary mentioned as Terminal E. Aplogise for the confusion. So would it be better to consider rebooking

     

    I think you'll have enough time.

     

  • Toronto to San Salvador
    Nov 6, 2013
    1
    I am arriving from Toronto on Skywest Airlines (operating as United Express) and then travelling to San Salvador on United with a 1 hr and 5 minute connection time. Terminals not assigned yet, any idea which terminal I will likely be routed through?

     

    You will likely arrive in Terminal B. You will depart from Terminal E. You will pre-clear US immigration in Toronto. In IAH, you will have to take the TerminaLink train from B to E (assuming you arrive in B). You will have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • 44 mins connecting time from terminal a-b
    Nov 6, 2013
    1
    Is 44 minutes enough time to make my connection? I'm going from terminal A to Terminal B. My flight gets in at 8:12 and I depart at 8:5.

     

    Yes, assuming your first flight is on-time and both of your flights were purchased on the same reservation. The TerminaLink train connects the terminals beyond security.

     

  • Terminal C to E
    Nov 5, 2013
    1
    Can you gte from terminal E from C after you have passed security?

     

    Yes, they are connected directly, you can just walk between the two.

     

  • gate B to E in 40 minutes?
    Nov 1, 2013
    1
    I'm being warned by TripIt that my connection is at risk. I am arriving at gate B at 9:55 and departing to NRT from IAH at 10:40 our of gate E. Is that doable or do I need to make a phone call?

     

    You can make that connection via the TerminaLink train. However, if there is any delays at all it would be difficult to make that connection.

     

  • Calgary to Managua
    Oct 29, 2013
    2
    I am arriving into Houston at 6:09pm and have a connecting flight to Managua, Nicaragua at 6:43pm. Which terminals will I be arriving/leaving from? Is this enough time to make the connection?

     

    That depends on which airline or airlines you will be taking. Do take advantage of Calgary's U.S. customs clearance & baggage transfer.

     

    If you are flying Air Canada from Calgary you will arrive in A. If you are flying United from Calgary you will likely arrive in C. Your departure will be from E. You will pre-clear US Immigration in Calgary. If you are flying Air Canada you can take the TerminaLink train from A to E. If you are flying United you can walk from C to E. That is a very tight connection. You will have to hope that your first flight is on-time or preferably early.

     

  • Connection from Chicago Ohare to Liberia Costa Rica via IAH
    Oct 29, 2013
    1
    I am booked on United Flight 357 from Chicago (O'Hare) to Houston (IAH) connecting on flight 1512 to Liberia Costa Rica. The time between connections is 52 minutes. Any advice on making this connection in Houston?

     

    You will arrive in Terminal C or E and depart from E, which are connected directly. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • Connecting Flight Time
    Oct 28, 2013
    1
    Arriving UA Flight 3853 and connecting to UA Filght 1012 to Cancun, 55 minutes between flights. Is this enough time to make the connection ?

     

    Yes, that will be enough time if your first flight is on-time. You will likely arrive in concourse B and depart from E. If that's the case take the TerminaLink train which connects all concourses inside security. Also, if you do miss your connection United has numerous flights from Houston to Cancun on most days so you have ample opportunity to be rebooked.

     

  • CONNECTING FLIGHTS
    Oct 25, 2013
    1
    I am arriving at Terminal A from Toronto10:59 with connecting flight at Terminal C 12:56 going toTampa, what is the quickest way to get from A to C.

     

    Make sure you go through U.S. customs clearance in Toronto - you arrive then as domestic arrivals and merely need to board the above-ground TerminaLink train, which starts its service at the Terminal A station, & connects terminals A, B, C inside security. After the TerminaLink train station at TC, the gateways split into the gateway to gates C24 to C 27, to the right, gateway to gates C14 to C23 in the center, and C2 to C14 to the left. You have plenty of time.

     

  • Time to tranfer to an internal flight
    Oct 27, 2013
    4
    We have booked to travel to IAH from London UK and have a connecting flight to New orleans. From arrival at IAH to departure of our connecting flight we have 1hour and 15 minutes. We have been assured that our checked in baggage will be routed directly to new orleans without the need for us to collect it at IAH and recheck it for the connecting flight. We have also been informed that we will be able to go through the arrivals procedure in time to make the connection. Can anyone comment on how realistic all this is?

     

    Whatever information you got is wrong - you WILL have to collect it after clearing immigration in Houston and then re-check it at the re-check desk after clearing customs. You will also have to go through security after you drop your bags back off. I think that doing all this in only 75 minutes is highly optimistic. However, United does have almost hourly flights from Houston to New Orleans, so if you do miss your connection you will likely have ample opportunity to be rebooked.

     

    Thanks for the reply and it is what we thought. However, our travel agent is adamant that we do not have to collect checked in baggage at Houston. Here is their replay: "With a through-fare the customers check their bags in a LHR and will collect them at their final destination, New Orleans, without any need to collect or recheck these in Houston. The airline will unload their bags in Houston and move these straight to the connecting flight. In very rare circumstances customers may need to identify their bags at the connecting airport, however this is only in exceptional circumstances (i.e. damage to the bag in transit)and is highly unlikely to happen." please can you comment.

     

    Your travel agent is likely not familiar with the immigration requirements in the United States.

     

    Thanks for your help. We have changed our flight times after your reply.

     

  • west indian gyal
    Oct 18, 2013
    1
    i am flying from pearson international arriving at george bush airport houston texas terminal A then taking an international flight terminal E my stop over time says 1hr 30 mins would that be enough time to clear Immigration/customs and get to teminal E

     

    At Pearson you will complete U.S. customs clearance. At IAH, after arrival at Terminal A, take the above-ground TerminaLink train, which starts its service at the Terminal A station, connects terminals A, B, C, D/E inside security; then follow signs to your connecting gate. Bush estimates a 30-min. transfer from A to E - this would not allow for incoming plane delay.

     

  • Connecting Flights
    Oct 17, 2013
    1
    I am arriving at Terminal A and have a 47 minute window to depart from Terminal C - Is this enough time. Would the outside train or the underground train be quicker ?

     

    On arrival at IAH, take the above-ground TerminaLink train, which starts its service at the Terminal A station, connects terminals B, & C - Hurry!

     

  • Connection Terminal B to E
    Oct 16, 2013
    1
    If the flight connections is 30 minutes, and the conections is from B to E and is the last flight to connect, it is enough?

     

    You would make it barely: 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), then follow signs to your D gates. (there is also a tunnel between TD & TE.

     

  • i s there secrity ground transfer from C to B
    Oct 15, 2013
    1
    How to get from terminal C to B

     

    While Terminals B & C are close to each other - you can also take the above-ground TerminaLink train, which starts its service at the Terminal A station, connects terminals A, B, C, D/E inside security.

     

  • connecting flights
    Oct 15, 2013
    1
    arrive C and depart B Is 50 minutes enough time

     

    You have enough time.

     





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