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  • Domestic to international
    Sep 23, 2016
    Hi, chilean citizen here. I am fliying (January) from Toronto to Houston, and then from Houston to Santiago Chile. My layover in Houston to take my connection to Chile is only 1 hr... do you think is enough time? will they make me take my luggage and go thru security in Houston or they will send it straight to Chile? Thank you!


    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. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.


  • Luggage Drop after customs
    Sep 23, 2016
    Hi, I'm flying by EVA BR52 next Tuesday to IAH arriving at 11PM, then I have a very long stopover, about 17hrs in IAH. Departing on Wednesday 5:40PM to GDL with United. Would UA accept I drop my luggage after passing customs despite the long stop over time? Or I have to take my luggage out of the airport with me to kill time? Both flights are one ticket.


    No, you will have to wait until at least the next morning to check your bags with united.


  • SQ->AA tight connect. Is it enough
    Sep 22, 2016
    Sunday arrival on SQ52 scheduled at 1430. Wanted to take AA home at 1550 (1hour 20min). Carryon only. No Global entry. Is it workable?


    That would be impossible. Even with no checked bags you realistically need at least 2 hours.


  • SQ arrival onto UA domestic
    Sep 22, 2016
    Hi Guys Will be arriving off the new SQ service from Manchester and connecting onto a UA domestic flight to PHX. Our connection time is 3hr 15min, is that enough time? Bearing in mind we will need to clear immigration and check in at UA.


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


  • Enough time?
    Sep 21, 2016
    Hi, I have a flight from Las Vegas to Cancun with a layover of an hour and 17 minutes in Houston is this enough time to make my connecting flight? Both flights with the same airline? Thank you!


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Arriving from Canada and Departing to Florida 2hr 23min
    Sep 21, 2016
    This is my first flight with connections and I have never been to Houston. Is 2hr 23min enough time to clear customs and get to my gate? I don't have gate info yet. Arriving from Calgary and departing to Florida.


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary. All you have to do in Houston is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


  • Transit time 2hrs 25 mins.
    Jan 2, 2017
    Hi, we have a 2hr25min transit time, arriving and leaving in Terminal D, arriving from NZ and flying to Frankfurt on the same ticket, we have a mixture of NZ and UK passports but they are all EPassports. Is this enough time? I'm guessing we will need to clear passport control, pick up luggage, clear customs, and then drop luggage again.Thanks


    Yes, you have to do all that, you also have to go through security afterwards. You should have enough time.


    Hi There Anaka, We are doing the same fight in December & would love to know how you found the connection time. Cheers, Miller


    Hi, we're not going until Dec either, fingers crossed for both of us!


    Us too; on the 9th! My hoe is that we'll be just before the holiday rush, but from what I've read it doesn't look like it's ever an easy transit.




    How did you get on? We only JUST made the flight, but our luggage didn't and part of it arrived the next day, with the stroller, portacot, and car seats arriving the following! Immigration was such a time drainer it left us very little time to actually get to the other terminal and onto the plane. Last people on a 380!


    We had to run (2 adults, 4 children, with a pram) from security (where I got the third degree for having too many liquids, until I pointed out that they were the total liquids for a party of 6) to the gate; about 500m. Houston was awful. No instructions for how to use the ESTA machines, broken signs make open immigration lines look closed & vice-versa, staff changeovers when 3 flights all arrived within minutes of each other.... We got one of our 4 bags on arrival, the others were opened & carefully wrapped delicate items just chucked back in. They didn't even bother to put them back in their padded packing cells! I have seen that Air New Zealand has cancelled their Auckland to Houston flight though. They had received so many complaints & Houston weren't improving their service. The Lufthansa flight wasn't too good either, with some very rude staff (but a couple of fabulous crew), rude passengers (I had to evict 2 men from our seats as we boarded. They tried to tell me I should let them use our pre-booked seats & put our 5 & 2 year olds on our knees!) & we found the plane itself to be in a poor condition. Met some lovely families on board; perhaps you were one of them? We were in the very back section, economy class.


  • Arriving on BA and connecting on UA
    Sep 20, 2016
    Hi, We will be arriving in to IAH on BA197 at 18:35. We usually connect via AA to DFW, but their last flight out is at 20:09, which we assume will be too tight of a connection. UA has a flight 21:10 flight. Would 2.5 hours be enough? We all have Global Entry. But we will have checked bags. If it's enough time, how easy is it to transfer terminals with bags? Thank so much!


    With Global Entry and an evening arrival you'd have a chance. transferring terminals with bags isn't too hard, the Subway train (formerly called the Inter-Terminal Train) connects all terminals underground outside security.


  • 1 Hour Layover Enough
    Sep 19, 2016
    Arriving from TPA at 7:45AM and departing for Birmingham at 8:45AM.. Is that enough time to make the connection. No bags to check.


    Yes, that is enough time if the first flight is on-time. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.


  • Stressed!!
    Sep 19, 2016
    I am waiting for my United flight San Jose, Costa Rica to Calgary, Alberta with a stop in Houston. This is the first time I have had to pick up and recheck my luggage as my second flight is Air Canada. I only have an hour and 20 minutes. Will I make it?? I do have a Nexus card.


    I think that will be really difficult. You can't use your Nexus card when entering the US from a country other than Canada.


  • Short layover - customs
    Sep 19, 2016
    Canadian Citizen, arriving into Houston from Buenos Aires then on to Calgary with 1 hour 20 minutes layover. Do I have enough time, do I need to collect bags and go through customs or will they be sent on to Canada for me?


    Since you are on an International to International connection with both flights on United you don't have to collect your bags, however, you do have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security. This is still a very difficult connection.


  • westjet to united
    Sep 18, 2016
    Hi arriving WestJet terminal A , connecting with United departing from terminal C gate 40 , Is 1hour and 33 minutes enough time to collect luggage and make the connection ? thanks


    No, that is not enough time with checked bags. Without checked bags, that is probably possible if you check in online for your United flight before leaving Canada.


  • b3 to e9
    Sep 16, 2016
    Hi We will only have 45 minutes to go from b3 to e9. Will we make it? Any suggestions on how to make that connection? The flight we are connecting on is the only one to Costa Rica that day. this sunday


    It's not impossible but it depends on the first flight being on-time. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.


  • Domestic to International
    Sep 16, 2016
    Hi, flying into IAH on sunday from MIA with a 00:52min Connection to LHR. Both on UA metal. Enough time for connecting?Seems to be arriving a C and leaving from E


    Yes, that should be enough time if your flight from Miami is on-time. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • United to United Express
    Sep 16, 2016
    My flight from PHX is scheduled to land at 9:32 am and my United Express flight to XNA departs at 10:25 am, a 53-minute connection time. I don't know the terminals yet. Will that be enough time? Thank you!


    Clarification to above: Looks like PHX flight may arrive at terminal E and flight to XNA may depart from terminal B. Also, what if PHX flight is delayed 15 minutes instead of arriving on time? Thank you!


    That is plenty of time. Your PHX flight will likely arrive in C. Your XNA flight will likely depart from B. All terminals are connected inside security by the Skyway train. You have enough time, even for a moderate delay.


    Thank you! That's a relief!


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