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  • Flight from Amsterdam to Lima
    Nov 27, 2015
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    We will fly next Thursday from Amsterdam to Lima with Lufthansa operated by United. We will arrive at 2 p.m. in Houston, connecting flight (also United) will be at 4 p.m. Is this enough t ime to change? We have been told that we have to Claim our bags, you through Immigration and customs and have to pass sercurity and check-in again. I am afraid that we will miss our flight, as I think that we will not be in time for Boarding.

     

    That should be enough time. Note that since you are on an International to International connection through Houston with United you should not have to claim your bags, but confirm that with the United agents in Amsterdam and Houston. You will still go through US Immigration, customs, and security. You will be issued both boarding passes in Amsterdam so you won't have to "check in" again.

     

    Thank you. But what if we are really getting late, is there anything like a fast lane for immigration or security for transit passengers?

     

    No there is not. Most passengers on your flight will be transit passengers.

     

  • Calgary to Panama City via Houston Connection
    Nov 24, 2015
    1
    I am flying from Calgary, Alberta to Panama City, Panama and have an hour between flights in Houston. Both flights are United. Can I make it in the time? Will I need to claim by bag and go through Customs?

     

    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 enough time if your flight from Calgary is on-time.

     

  • Flying from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to Frankfurt, Germany
    Nov 24, 2015
    3
    I will be flying from Mexico to Frankfurt. The transit time in IAH is 1h22min, arriving with United, leaving with Lufthansa(same reservation). Will the transit time be sufficient?

     

    It's possible, but it will be difficult. 90 minutes is recommended for such a connection.

     

    Thank you for your answer. Do I have to go through US imm., customs and security? What about the luggage? I will also travel the opposite direction, arriving IAH from London, leaving for Guadalajara, Mexico(both United). Transit time 1h25min. What about US imm., customs and luggage?

     

    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security. Since you are on an International to International connection you should not have to claim your baggage.

     

  • From Mexico to Amsterdam
    Nov 24, 2015
    3
    My parents will be traveling from Mexico to Amsterdam through IAH, landing at Terminal E and boarding at Terminal D. They will have 2:50 hours. Would that be enough transfer time? Do they have to recheck their luggage or it will be sent directly to Amsterdam. Is there Spanish speaking assistance personnel? Thank you for your assistance.

     

    What airlines are they flying? Were their tickets purchased on two separate reservations or one? They should have enough time. Houston sees thousands of thousands of Spanish speaking passengers daily, so many employees speak Spanish, especially in the parts of the terminal that handle international flights.

     

    Thank you for the answer. They travel from Mexico to Houston using United Airlines and then continue to Amsterdam with Lufthansa. There will be only one reservation (I am buying the tickets through the Lufthansa website and this is one of the options given). Thank you again.

     

    In that case yes, that should be plenty of time. If they are flying nonstop to from Houston to Amsterdam then actually both flights will be operated by United and will be in Terminal E. They should not have to claim their bags in Houston but they will have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security.

     

  • Flying to Belize to Lima via Houston
    Nov 22, 2015
    1
    Do we need to clear US customs and security for this? I believe it's in the same terminal and we have 1.5hrs to do it in. Worried as the next flight to Peru is the following day

     

    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security. You should have enough time as long as your flight from Belize is on-time. Note that depending on your citizenship you may require a US Transit Visa.

     

  • Belize-Houston-LAX connection
    Nov 22, 2015
    1
    I am landing in Houston from Belize at 3 pm on Nov 24 - two days before Thanksgiving. I have only carry-on luggage. My flight to LAX is at 5 pm. Any tips for speeding through the process? I have a US Green Card.

     

    There will be a line for passengers with no checked luggage. You should have plenty of time as long as your flight from Belize is on-time.

     

  • 45 minutes between connections
    Nov 20, 2015
    1
    I am flying from Edmonton Alberta to New Orleans and will 45 minutes between flights in Houston. Both flights are United. Can I make it in the time?

     

    Yes, that is enough time if your flight from Edmonton is on-time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Edmonton. All terminals in Houston are connected inside security by the Skyway/TerminaLink train and all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • I have one hour 7 minutes from terminal b to A, different airlines
    Nov 20, 2015
    1
    no baggage, TSA precheck, do I have to go through security again? Thanks so much

     

    All terminals are connected inside security by the Skyway/TerminaLink train. So if you are already checked in for your second flight, you'll have enough time.

     

  • 40 minutes connection time
    Nov 19, 2015
    1
    will 40 minutes be enough time to my next fly, from terminal Ato terminal E?

     

    If both tickets are on the same reservation it's possible but leaves no time to spare in case the first flight is delayed. If it's two separate reservations, no, that wouldn't be possible.

     

  • 59 Min. Connection time
    Nov 19, 2015
    1
    I have a flight from Washington to Hawaii with a connection at IAH of 59 minutes on Dec. 11. Will that be enough? Both flights are United.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time as long as the first flight is on-time. All you have to do in Houston is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • 1 hour- 1 hour 14 minute time between connecions
    Nov 19, 2015
    1
    I am coming from SFO and have 1 gour 14 minutes layover to fly to TPA on the way to florida and I have an hour layover on the way back. No checked luggaes and it's all united. Do you think it's a realistic plan?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. All gates at IAH are connected inside security.

     

  • FRA - IHA - CUN
    Nov 19, 2015
    1
    I have a flight from FRA to Cancun via Houston. I have 2 hours in Houston, will this be enough time to make the Connection?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • MSY-IAH-YYC time
    Dec 8, 2015
    3
    Just wondering if our 1h 6min layover time is sufficient to catch our our flight to Calgary, coming from New Orleans into Houston on Jan. 5, 2016.

     

    All flights on United, btw.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All gates in Houston are connected inside security.

     

    Hello. I am concerned about my connecting flight in IAH. I have 1 hour 30 min to get from Terminal E to terminal A. Do I have to go through security, if so do I have enough time? And do I have any other obstacles to get through?

     

  • cun-iah-slc
    Nov 17, 2015
    2
    trying to figure out how much of a layover is needed for vacatin. going from slc to houston, the cancun, just a terminal change is needed. i'm guessing this can happen in and hour and 15 minutes. coming home from vacation though, coming from cancun with a stop in houston then on to salt lake. am i understanding it right that i will have to collect checked baggage, go through customs, the recheck for my final destination? is and hour and a half feasible? or should i take a longer layover? thanks!

     

    Yes, on your way to Houston all you will have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, but on your way back you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, and go through security in Houston. 90 minutes is considered the bare minimum to do that. If longer is feasible I recommend it, but 90 minutes is possible.

     

    great. that helps! thanks!

     

  • AMS-IAH-DFW transfer time
    Nov 17, 2015
    3
    I am planning on flying from Amsterdam to Dallas on December 28 with United Airlines. I will have to transfer at Houston International Airport in the afternoon. Would 2 hours be enough transfer time, or do I need more time to get through customs, pick up luggage and to the proper gate.

     

    2 hours should be enough time, although that will be a busy day. If a 3 hour connection is available I might opt for that instead.

     

    Thank you for the quick reply! There is a 3.5 hour connection available. I might just opt for that and have a bite at the airport. Would the Tuesday 29th be less busy?

     

    They'll be about the same busy-ness.

     

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