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  • Morning security time and 90 minute international transfer?
    Dec 5, 2016
    Hi, I'm flying UA from DEN --> IAH --> Monterrey, MX (MTY). Outbound, I arrive at IAH at 11:09pm with next day flight to MTY at 7:25a. How early should I get to IAH in order to clear security?(possibly PreCheck, I didn't book it and am not sure if KnownTraveler# will carry through, I have no status on UA) On Return flight, I am very nervous. Arrive at IAH at 7:30a, connection to DEN at 9:00a. Is there any hope or should I push for rebooking? Thanks so much. I'll share my experiences when (if) I return.


    I would get to the airport at about 5:45 AM. On the return you should be fine if you have Global Entry. It will be close if you don't.


    Thanks ZAP. I do have Global Entry, so I'll keep things as they are. One other question. In your opinion, is the Centurion Lounge nice enough that I should try to be through security in the morning with enough time to check it out?


  • Enough time to clear customs & make connecting flight
    Nov 30, 2016
    US citizen arriving at IAH from Buenos Aires on United, connecting on to OKC, also on United. Can I make this in 2 hr 5 min? Or do I need to take next flight to OKC, allowing for 3 hr 50 min layover. Thank you


    Personally, I'd book the 3 hr 50 minute, but the 2 hr 5 min is not impossible.


    Thank you! I agree - a little breathing room is best!


  • Arriving from NZ - connecting to Houston
    Nov 30, 2016
    Hi I am arriving into Houston from New Zealand on 4th Dec at 1.45pm and connecting to Columbus via UA. Flight leaves for Columbus at 3.50 same day. Please could you advise if i will have enough time to make it. Many thanks and appreciation


    Yes, that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • International Connections
    Nov 24, 2016
    Hi, I'm flying Delta from LGA to IAH and then Spirit from IAH to SJD (Cabo). I have 81 minutes in between. I assume this is fine, considering it's same terminal so I just go from arrival gate to departure gate (no customs or immgration as I'm leaving US)? Even if I have to leave and re-enter through security, I feel like I definitely have more than enough time? I'm more worried about the trip back... SJD to IAH on Spirit, then IAH to LGA on Delta. I have 90 minutes in between. Is this enough to clear immigration and customs in terminal D or E, travel to terminal A, go through security and make the second flight? I have global entry and TSA pre check. However, my companion with same itinerary does not... Any thoughts would be helpful!


    I agree that it should be enough on the way there but is borderline impossible on the way back.


    Do you think we should cancel and book different flights?


    Well, Spirit flights aren't changeable. I guess I would just try it and if you miss it, you'll just have to pay the same day change fee with Delta. It would be cheaper than paying $200 per person now in change fees.


  • Making my connection
    Nov 23, 2016
    Hi - I'm traveling from DEN to IAH and then on to the Cayman Islands. I only have 70 minutes between connections at IAH. Do I have to go through customs at IAH and do I have enough time? Thanks.


    Yes, that is enough time. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.


  • CCS - IAH - FLL - TPA
    Nov 23, 2016
    I'll be traveling on December from Caracas airport to Tampa airport, so far I have two flight options: One makes a connection on IAH, and the other one makes a connection on IAH and FLL. Both require terminal changes. What I'd like to know: Do I have to claim and re-check my bags when I get to IAH or FLL? Both flights are from United, the one that makes the connection on FLL also has a flight from Silver Airways.


    In Houston you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. I would try to book the flight that goes directly from Houston to Tampa. Connecting to Silver at FLL is a bit of a hassle.


    Nov 23, 2016
    Hi, Is 49 min connection in IAH enough? Not checking bags. Coming from Pittsburgh going to Cabo San Lucas. Flying United. What terminal are we expected to fly into and what terminal will we be flying out of to catch flight to Cabo San Lucas? Thank you.


    That is enough time. You will arrive in Terminal B or C and depart from Terminal E. However, you have no time to spare if the flight from Pittsburgh is late.


  • will i make the flight?
    Nov 15, 2016
    I will have to arrive at the airport just one hour prior to my departure time(to chicago). Will I be okay with this? I am thinking of checking in online before I get there.


    Yes, definitely check in online. You should be OK but there's no guarantees.


  • connection time of 50 minutes
    Nov 14, 2016
    My flight from DFW to MUN (Germany) is via IAH. Do I need to do security check again and IAH. My flight is throughout united airlines. Is 50 minutes layover sufficient


    All you have to do in Houston is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You do not have to go through security again. You have enough time.


  • MSP - IAH - MGA Connection Question
    Nov 13, 2016
    Hello! I'm looking to fly from Minneapolis to Managua, Nicaragua. It connects in Houston with a 65 minuyte layover. Is this enough time to get to the flight for Managua? Will we need to claim our baggage or will it be passed through automatically? Ready to book the tickets, but need to ensure it'll work as planned. Thanks in advance for any guidance!


    Yes, that is enough time. If both flights are on United then all you have to do in Houston is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connections
    Nov 11, 2016
    i am arriving domestic United and going to international United for Buenos Aries, do in have enough time for a 45 minute connection? thank you


    Yes, that's enough time but it leaves no time to spare if the first flight is delayed.


  • Will I need to go through customs
    Nov 11, 2016
    Sunday 11/13 I am flying United 335 from GDL on to United 6148 to ATL, I have 1hr 55min between flights. Will I Make it through customs in time for my connection and what terminal will I arrive in and how far is that from my connecting terminal?


    You will arrive in Terminal E, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk and go through security. You will depart from Terminal B or C. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.


  • International connecting times
    Nov 10, 2016
    Hi! I'm Mexican flying United Airlines from MEX to IAH and then to NRT. The first flight arrives in IAH at 8:38 and the second one departs at 10:15 (this one is operated by ANA).This is a 1h37m connection. Do you think this is enough time? Will I have to change terminals? If so, is it easy to do it fast?


  • 40 minute connection
    Nov 10, 2016
    The airline changed our flight schedule and we now have only 40 minutes connection time at IAH. Our flight from Chicago O'Hare to Houston arrives at 5 pm, and the flight from Houston to San Jose, Costa Rica leaves at 5:40 pm. Can you tell me the likely terminals we'll arrive at/depart from at IAH and whether we're likely to make our connection with only 40 minutes? And would we need to take the Skyway or the Subway to get to the departure terminal ? We'll only have carry-on bags, no checked bags.


    You will arrive in C and depart from E. This is possible if the flight from Chicago is on-time. You will not have to use the Skyway.


  • Transit time feasable?
    Nov 10, 2016
    On Sunday I am due to arrive from London Heathrow at 15:15 on United. I am scheduled to leave for Managua, again on United, at 17:35. I am UK National with valid ESTA. Can I make that connection. Any tips for the best way to get through immigration etc?


    Yes, you can make that connection. Since you are on an International to International connection all on UA, you can use the Onestop immigration and customs counters.


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