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  • Time to go through customs?
    Jun 30, 2016
    Hi! Looking at booking flights to Cozumel through United. The cheapest flights give us 1 hour and 36 minutes to get through customs and on to the next plane. What is a general time frame we should expect to get through customs mid afternoon on a Tuesday or Wednesday in late July?


    There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US - or are you talking about the return flight? On your way to Cozumel you just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Yes, I meant on the return flight :)


    OK, on the return flight that gives you just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • international terminal counter help
    Jun 30, 2016
    My niece is flying in from Tokyo on NH174 arriving at 9:30am. her flight to Tampa is at 1pm, however her ticket has 2 different locators, one for Tokyo trip and another from IAH to TPA, we are trying to get her luggage check in all the way through TPA since the airlines are all part of star alliance. However if they don't allow this, is there a United counter in the same area as the recheck baggage counger, where she can then check in for her TPA flight or does she have to tag her luggage out of the terminal and go to terminal C to check in her last leg flight?


    If her bags are not tagged through to TPA she will have to take her bags to the United check-in counter in Terminal C. She has enough time.


  • Is two hours enough time
    Jun 30, 2016
    Hi - I arrive at IAH at 8:17pm from DCA and my connecting flight is an international Air NZ flight to Auckland leaving at 10:25pm - is this enough time to make the connection and do security etc? Thanks!


    You don't have to go through security. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time if your flight from DCA is on-time.


    Ok thanks so much.


  • Immigration 24/7?
    Jun 29, 2016
    My flight arrives at 11:15PM and my next flight is at 2am. Is the immigration open 24 hours?


    Where are you flying from and to? What airlines?


  • 45 Minute layover
    Jun 28, 2016
    I have a flight from La Guardia International NYC to Houston Intercontinental Airport and I have a layover of 46 minutes for my flight to Mobile, AL to depart. will that be enough time to make it to my departing gate?


    Yes, that is enough time. You will arrive in Terminal C and depart from terminal A or B. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.


    Thanks you very much for your help!


  • layover at houston
    Jun 27, 2016
    My mom is coming from Munich to Houston on Lufthansa LH 725, has a 2 hour layover before catching united flight to phoenix at 5.50pm. Will her bags be checked in all the way to the final destination and not pick up at houston and recheck ?


    Her bags are tagged through to PHX, but in Houston she will go through US Immigration, claim her bags, go through US Customs, re-check her bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to her departure gate. She has enough time.


  • Where to leave baggage
    Jun 28, 2016
    I am flying through Houston in July with my kids, and we have a 23hr layover during which time we'll go visit a friend. What can I do with my baggage? I really don't want to have to drag them over to my friend's house


    You have to bring them to your friend's house. There is no baggage storage at IAH.


    That sucks! But thanks a lot for your help. Now I can plan accordingly


  • Connection time
    Jun 26, 2016
    I have a flight from La Guardia to Houston on United then connecting to Auckland on air NZ but have a 1 hour layover. I checked with the agent and she said my bags will be checked through and it will be enough time. Is 1 hour enough time?


    Yes, that is enough time if your flight from LaGuardia is on-time. All you have to do in Houston is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • 35 minute layover
    Jun 25, 2016
    We will be landing from San Antonio Airport into Houston and have only a 35 minute layover to catch a plane to Cozumel. Will this be enough time to make the flight?


    Yes, it is possible but it leaves no time to spare if the flight from San Antonio is late. All you have to do in Houston is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • 1 hour 20 minutes for connection
    Jun 25, 2016
    We are flying from Grand Cayman through IAH then on to Portland. Is an hour and 20 minutes long enough to go through customs and catch our flight to PDX? I'm nervous...


    That is below the minimum International to Domestic connection time in Houston. It might be possible with no checked bags. Probably not possible with checked bags.


    Ugh..... I asked my travel agent and she assured me that it was enough time. I guess we will see tonight. I'm pretty nervous about it though. Thanks ZAP! Do you have any recommendations for us to speed up the process?


    Not much you can do. Maybe look at the schedule and see if there's a way they can rebook you to Portland through San Francisco or Denver if there is no later Nonstop flight to Portland.


    Thanks for taking the time to talk to me, ZAP! Our arriving flight got in 30 minutes early so we were able to make the connection. It would've been really close if we hadn't been early!


  • Terminal C to B
    Jun 22, 2016
    Let me preface by saying I haven't flown in 20+ years. I have a 40 "layover" in Houston. My first flight will arrive in Terminal C, and my connecting flight departs from Terminal B. What's the quickest/easiest way to get from C to B, and is 40 minutes enough time, assuming the first flight is on time? Thank you for your time.


    Type-O. it should say 40 minute "layover"...


    Terminals B and C are connected inside security by the Skyway train. You have enough time if the first flight is on-time.


  • Connection time
    Jun 22, 2016
    Hi we are flying from LHR into IAH then onto MCO all with United. They have given us 2hrs 5mins (which we will have to clear immigration, collect bags, security, customs and return bags). I feel very nervous about this we are a family of 5. Do you think we will be ok?


    That should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Clearing customs and connecting to MCO
    Jun 22, 2016
    my son will be traveling from New Zealand tomorrow arriving at IAH at 12:45 PM. His flight to Orlando leaves at 2:30pm. He is a US citizen. Will he make it and what does he have to do in terms of re-checking baggage? Thank you.


    I should mention that he is traveling on one ticket so he should not have to go back to the check-in counter with the specs as they are checked through to his final destination. Thank you.


    He will arrive in Terminal D, go through US Immigration, claim his bag, go through US Customs, re-check his bag at the re-check desk right after, then go through security and to his departure gate in Terminal C. He has just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    thank you


  • International connection to domestic time required
    Jun 21, 2016
    Arriving Air New Zealand at 1:40. Flight out at 5:00 on American. Is that enough time to clear customs with Global Entry and use TSA Precheck to get back through security. Sunday after Thanksgiving.


    Yes, that should be enough time even though that is a very busy day.


  • Do I have enough time
    Jun 21, 2016
    My flight arrives from Istanbul at 7:05pm and I have to catch a domestic flight that departs at 9:50pm - Do I have enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


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