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flying tomorrow from Chicago to iah to aruba.....arriving in terminal C and departing from E...I think....how far and how much time would we need.
Hi, I am going to Chicago via Houston. from New Zealand. Even though clearing immigration at IAH, do I still need to wait at immigration que and clear CBP again at Chicago?
Thank you
No, all you have to do in Chicago will claim your bags and leave the airport.
We are flying from Cancun to Iah and then to Phoenix with only carry on bags. Both flights are united airlines. Once we land in Iah , will we have to go back thru security checkpoint to get to the domestic terminal? How much time will that take?
Yes, you will. 90-120 minutes is the bare minimum recommended, even without checked bags.
Is 51 minutes enough time to get through customs to go to Mexico from St. Louis, MO?
Yes, all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.
1) if our bags are tagged through to Frankfurt do we still have to claim them in IAH and clear customs?
2) do we have to go through US immigration and passport control even if we are just transiting from Mexico to Germany?
You won't have to claim your bags in Houston but you will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security.
Thank you - we just did that and it worked amazingly! Immigration was fast and friendly. Security was fast and rude!!! Maybe IAH is working on it. We were through to departures in 30 minutes. Not so bad. We landed @ 2.40pm. Cheers
Hi! We'll be going back to Vancouver and this time the layover is around 50mins in DFW. Will the time be enough?
We barely made it to our flight coming here because of security and bag recheck in DFW which took more than 1.5 hours.
Assuming our plane from IAH arrives on time and there will be no customs or bag recheck in DFW, then we might be able to make it if we're in a hurry; but it would be different, otherwise.
Our flight is under the same itinerary.
What airlines are you flying? Why did you have to claim and re-check your bags win Houston on the way to Dallas? There is no US Customs when leaving the US.
American Airlines...
When we flew here to Houston via DFW from Vancouver, we had to do immigration, customs, and claim and re-check our luggages in DFW before flying to Houston. We're just visiting Canada as well so I guess we had to go through immigration in DFW as it is the first US stop that we made on this trip; thus, the immigration.

I have 1h 10m layover time and on a same reservation, is it enough time to make next flight?
Where are you flying into Houston from?
I'm flying from atlanta
I have a two hour layover on July 8th from 7:45 pm to 9:45 pm departing to Sao Paulo, I arrive at Terminal A and must get to Terminal E. Is this enough time and what should I expect?
Thank You.
Where are you flying into Houston from? Are both flights on the same reservation?
I'm flying in from Calgary and yes they are on the same reservation
Then yes, all you have to do is take the Skyway train from A to E and walk to your departure gate. You have plenty of time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Calgary.
Hi there! I was wondering if 1h20m would be enough for connection time in a international United flight from Tokyo (Japan) via IAH to Panama City with final destination Bogota, Colombia... Last time, I made US immigration process in San Francisco from Japan and it was very slow (more than 2h)... I'm going to travel with my daughter (9 years-old) and for sure, I'm going to have checked bags but all flights are under UA...
No, that's not enough time.
Hi I am flying from Auckland to Houston and connecting to Chicago. I got transit time 1 hour 50 minutes. I have to claim baggage and re-check in to United Airline and go to Security check point. Is it enough time for me? How to go to United Airline Check in and Security ?