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  • Train Shutdowns
    Mar 22, 2016
    1
    Can't understand the logic of one train in operation at night at a major airport.

     

    On which train? The Skyway or the Subway?

     

  • Connecting flights
    Apr 5, 2016
    6
    Hello, I'm changing flights at Houston, and I have to change terminals, E to C, is 1hr40mins enough time to get my connecting flight?

     

    Where are you flying to Houston from?

     

    I'm flying from London Heathrow to Houston and then on to Guatemala city with 1hr40mins at Houston change

     

    Both flights will be in E. You barely have enough time if everything goes perfectly. You will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security but should have have to claim your bags if both flights are on United since you are on an International to International connection.

     

    So would you recommend it or not? I'm being offered this in my itinerary as my route when I buy a ticket with Travel up.

     

    I would recommend more time.

     

    Yes, I heard from Houston airport that I needed at least 3 hours to transfer. But I have booked the ticket already. So I contacted United airlines (both flights in the jouney are managed by United airlines), they told me I need no more than 50 minutes to make the connection and they wouldnt change my flight details for me. Also, that this is a flight connection that happens successfully and daily, so I am going to keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best! Also, do I need to apply for a visa whilst I am in the airport? I do not need one for my end destination Guatemala. Thank you.

     

  • Arr BA depart AA
    Mar 21, 2016
    1
    I will be arriving at 18:35 from LHR on BA and departing on separate ticked for Dallas on AA at 20:09. Using Global Entry, will this be enough time to make the connection?

     

    Without checked bags this might be possible. With checked bags there's no way you'd make it to the AA Check in desk in Terminal A in time.

     

  • Connection International to Domestic
    Mar 24, 2016
    3
    I am flying on SQ from Singapore to Houston via Moscow, and then making a connecting flight from Houston to New York on United. Is 2hrs sufficient for me to go through US Immigration, customs and security and make my connecting flight?

     

    If both tickets are on the same reservation that's just enough time.

     

    My flight to NY is separately booked, and not on the same reservation. Any issue there? Thanks!

     

    Then yes, that makes it much harder, I'd want more time.

     

  • Arriving into IAH with BA at 3pm
    Mar 24, 2016
    3
    We would like to travel onto miami the same day. Which terminal do we land into IAH with BA and how long would you recommend between flights - there are some with AA and some with United. Also which terminals are they in please?

     

    The British Airways flight will arrive into Terminal D. AA departs from Terminal A and the United flight would depart from Terminal B or C. I wouldn't recommend booking anything before 6 PM because it's two separate reservations. All terminals are connected outside security by the Subway train.

     

    Thank you - is it easy to book flights when we get there or should we buy a flexible one?

     

    Flights from Houston to Miami will be very expensive on the day of departure.

     

  • Connecting flight Canada Mex
    Mar 24, 2016
    3
    Hi i will be arriving in IAH from Canada on a west jet flight (already cleared US Customs in Canada) and getting a connection to Mexico on United. How do i get my bags and check them in again, can i do this at the united counter inside the terminal?

     

    Yes, you can use any United check-in counter to re-check your bags, although you may want to take the subway train to your departure terminal first and use the United counter in that terminal (United mainline flights to Mexico depart from Terminal E and United Express flights to Mexico depart from Terminal B).

     

    Thank you, after we pick up our luggage do we need to go through security again?

     

    Yes, you will

     

  • London to Miami on American Airlines
    Mar 20, 2016
    3
    Hello. I am on AA flight from london arriving Houston, Terminal E at 3.35pm. We depart on AA from terminal A at 5.27 pm. If we check our bags through to miami at Heathrow, do we need to collect and re-check bags at Houston. If yes, can we re-check just past customs and take the secure TerminalLink?

     

    AA does not fly from London to Houston - please double check your itinerary. Yes, you will have to claim and re-check your bags in Houston.

     

    Hi. I'm on the same flight. It's AA operated by British Airways. Is the re-check immediately after customs? Does the 1hr 50 sound enough time to clear immigration etc? Thanks

     

    Yes, the re-check is right after customs. Yes, it is barely enough time.

     

  • International to Domestic
    Mar 19, 2016
    2
    I am planning to fly to Auckland (Air New Zealand) > Houston > New York (United Airlines). My itinerary has 3 hours of transit/layover time between arriving in Houston and departing for New York. Is this enough time to clear immigration (on a new immigrant visa), customs, commute to another terminal and re-check in baggage?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. If your bags are tagged through to New York then you can re-check your bags at the re-check desk just after clearing customs.

     

    Great, thanks.

     

  • Boise to Cancun via IAH
    Mar 17, 2016
    1
    Our flights have been changed to where we only have 50minutes to get to our connecting flight. We arrive in B and will leave from E. Will we make it? What's the fastest way?

     

    Yes, it's enough time if your flight from Boise is on-time. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • How to expedite domestic to international transfer?
    Mar 17, 2016
    1
    I'm flying Delta and coming to IAH catch an international flight from Terminal D. So I need to collect my baggageand then rush to D to catch my flight. My arrival by Delta at IAH is 5:35 and international departure is 7:05 PM. Would there be enough time to collect baggage and make my international flight. I need to check baggage in for international as these are two separate tickets. I'm using my mileage for domestic. All suggestions are highly appreciated.

     

    No, I really don't recommend trying that. I don't see how you could make the bag check cutoff for the International flight. Change your flight into Houston to an earlier flight.

     

  • BWI to LCH Via IAH 36 Min Connection
    Mar 16, 2016
    2
    Hi, The best all United flights from BWI to LCH has only 36 min fo connection at IAH so even a few min delay and a long wait for terminal train could mean missing the flight. All the options to get to Lake Charles on 5/19 look poor. Anyone have good experience with that 36 min connector race to 2nd flight?

     

    It's possible but as you say it depends on the flight from BWI being on time or preferably early.

     

    It's possible but as you say it depends on the flight from BWI being on time or preferably early.

     

  • Transfer
    Mar 16, 2016
    5
    My brother is currently at IAH transfering in terminal E (came from Belize, flying to Amsterdam). But no one he asks has ever heard of a Onestop Immigration and Customs line. Its apparently very busy in the only line there is. Hope he can make his connection.

     

    There should be signs for it. He may have already passed it.

     

    Yeah, those signs. I barely ever see a sign at a US airport that i understand at first sight/reading.

     

    He made the connecting flight. :)

     

    Good!

     

    Thanks very much for quick reply! Plane has been delayed, so there was no rush after all.

     

  • Denver to Costa Rica thru IAH
    Mar 16, 2016
    1
    We're flying United to IAH from Denver for a connection to Costa Rica. Just noticed that we land at IAH at 8:21AM and that's the same time boarding starts for our connection to SJO. That maybe gives us 15 minutes. Can we make this? Will our luggage?

     

    Yes, it's possible, early morning flights like that are usually on-time, often early and all you have to do in IAH is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Domestic To International
    Mar 16, 2016
    1
    Hi, I will be flying in to IAH from PHX at 14:48h by United. My connecting Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt is at 15:55. So that gives me 1h 7m. Is that enough time to make the connection? Will I have to go through security or customs again?

     

    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in Houston is go from your arrival gate in Terminal C to your departure gate in Terminal D. All gates are connected inside security. You should have enough time

     

  • International to Domestic
    Mar 16, 2016
    3
    Hi, im arriving from Singapore to IAH Terminal E at 1405 and departing on United (operated by express jet) at 1535 to Memphis. Will I have time ? Must I clear customs first, retrieve baggage and re-checkin ?

     

    There are no nonstop flights from Singapore to Houston. What airline are you flying into Houston and where are you stopping on the way from Singapore to Houston? Are all your tickets on the same reservation or is the flight to Memphis on a separate reservation.

     

    Hello, apologies. It's SG > Moscow > IAH. SG > IAH is on Singapore Airlines while the second ticket IAH to Memphis is a separate reservation on United Airlines. Appreciate your help ZAP

     

    OK, so you will arrive in Terminal D, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then take the subway train to your departure terminal (likely Terminal B), re-check your bags with United and go through security and to your departure gate. 90 minutes is really not enough time to do that.

     

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