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  • International Transfer 1.5hrs enough?
    May 9, 2014
    I'm flying through IAH on the 8th of July. From London Heathrow to IAH with United Airlines and back out with United Airlines to Bogota, Colombia. On a UK passport. Will 1.5hrs be enough time for the transfer? Thanks!


    You will arrive at & depart from IAH, at Terminal E. On arrival, go through secure corridors, walk across the sky bridges to adjoining Federal Inspection Services (FIS), claim bags & clear U.S. Customs; then re-check in your baggage at the recheck counters and proceed back to your connecting gate. Your transfer time should suffice.


  • Can I Make It???
    May 7, 2014
    I arrive in houston at 11:51pm from Newark in Terminal C. Will i make my connecting flight at Terminal D at 1:00am?


    tight connection .. take the "terminal-link" train (above ground, within security) to go from "C" to "D". Do not take the underground train - slow & outside security.


    Could I run to terminal D?


    Yes, you could run as well, but you should have plenty of time if you purchased your flights together and United is able to check your bags through to your second flight in Newark.


    I'm flying from Richmond to Newark on United, then Newark to Houston on United, then Houston to Beijing on Air China.


    Yes, in that case United should check your bags through to Beijing in Richmond and you won't have to do anything with them in Newark or Houston.


  • 15 hours transit at IAH, what to do?
    May 6, 2014
    Hi, i will be flying from SFO - IAH - LEX with a 15 hour connection at IAH on United! May you give me some ideas what to expect there? Will there be proper places where i can sleep (overnight) and eat and bathe and so on :( also, will there be any interesting things to do? This will be the first time I arrive at the states so sorta clueless as to what will happen :( thanks loads!


    Unless you get a hotel, the only place you will have to sleep is the floor of the baggage claim area. All the places to eat will close at about 10 PM, and you will have nowhere to bathe but the sink of the restrooms. There is nothing to do in the airport.


    oh no :'( hope it is not too terrible. Btw is it possible for me to go outside to houston and visit some of the city's attractions? I've got a friend living there so probably he can pick me up and drive me around. What are some of the nice places worth visiting there? Thank u!


    Yes, you can leave if you'd like. There's not many attractions in Houston, maybe you could have a late taco dinner.


    What about the Space Center and such? Are they close to the airport? I am actually kinda looking forward to enjoying a bit of Houston instead of being confined in IAH hahah. Also, will there be a baggage maintenance service so that I can leave my bags at the airport while going out to the city? Thanks a lot again!


  • Can We Make It???
    May 2, 2014
    We get in to IAH from PIT at 813AM in Terminal C. Our flight to Cozumel then leaves at 845AM from Terminal E. Both flights are United. Is there any way we are going to make our flight to CZM?


    The above-ground TerminaLink train inside security starts at Terminal A station & connects terminals A, B, C, D/E (a 30 mins transfer); follow signs to E-gates. Your time does not allow for flight delay.


    Is it quicker to walk or use the train? We are in decent shape and not afraid of a quick walk


    C and E are directly connected, I would recommend walking.


    Apr 30, 2014
    Hello, I'm travelling through IAH on Saturday July 5th, arriving on LH440 from FRA and I have a connection to BOG United flight 1007. The layover is 1hr 39mins. This has been booked through Lufthansa so my bag should be checked through to Bogota. I was wondering if there is a premium service, payable, for immigration and security to fast-track through? As otherwise, I fear I will miss my connection. Thank you in advance.


    There is no fast-track service. You should have enough time. A Saturday on a holiday weekend in the US will likely be very quiet.


  • International-Domestic connection
    Apr 29, 2014
    I am arriving from Paris (Air France) at Terminal D and then have a flight to Denver from Terminal A with Spirit Airlines. My flights are booked on separate tickets and so my bags will not be transferred by airline. Could you tell me the way (step by step) to get from terminal D to A? Where do I go to get the inter terminal train (if required)? I arrive at 14:00 and depart at 17:30 so have a 3:30 connection. Is this enough time to make the connection? Thank you !


    The Inter-Terminal train is located in the basement of Terminal D/E. You should have enough time. Be sure to check-in for your Spirit Airlines flight online as there is a fee to check-in at the airport.


  • Connection Time DFW to IAH to CUN on United
    Apr 28, 2014
    Three of my family will be flying in August [Mon 8/4] from DFW to CUN connecting through IAH. DFW to IAH on United Express 4283 arriving IAH at 12:39 pm, IAH to CUN on UA 1018 departing 2:20 pm. 1 hour and 41 minutes layover. Is this enough time? My youngest daughter will be flying MSY to CUN via IAH where she will also connect on UA1018. She has a 3 hour and 54 minute layover. She is concerned that the three of us flying from DFW might miss our connection and she'd be stuck flying the IAH to CUN leg alone. Please advise if the 1:41 is sufficient for a connection from United Express to UA 1018.


    Yes, if your flight from DFW is on-time you should have plenty of time. You will depart from Terminal E. Terminal E is connected to the other terminals inside security by the TerminaLink train.


  • Connection Tight?
    Apr 27, 2014
    Arriving gate B79 departing E9 , 40 minutes between flights, is this enough time??


    On arrival, take the above-ground TerminaLink train inside security (follow signs), which starts at Terminal A station & connects terminals A, B, C, D/E (a 30 mins transfer).


    Apr 28, 2014
    4 of us are flying from Tulsa Oklahoma to Roatan with a 55 minute layover in Houston to Hondoras. Is that enough time between flights and do we have to get our bags and recheck them?


    That depends on what airlines you use. IAH has Terminals A through D. (United uses all but D). If trip was bought on one ticket, bags will be transferred (or if second airline is member of same Alliance or code-shares with first). I suggest you open www.ifly.com/iah, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.


    We will be flying from Tulsa to Honduras all on united. I cant tell what terminal we land in Houston from Tulsa. I haven't purchased the tickets yet because I am trying to be certain we can make our connection. I will be purchasimg all 4 tickets at once.


    That will be enough time if your first flight is on-time. However, it doesn't leave much time for any delays and depending on the season, flights to Roatan only operate once a week.


  • International-Domestic connection time
    Apr 28, 2014
    I am arriving in IAH from Singapore with a connecting flight to New York. Is 2 hours long enough to clear customs and immigration, and check-in to the connecting domestic flight? Thank you


    Yes, that should be enough time, especially if tickets were purchased together.


    My flights are booked on separate tickets. So do you think 2 hours is still OK for immigration and transfers? Thanks for your advice!


    That will make it much tougher. If you have checked bags you may miss the bag cutoff for your domestic flight. If you don't have checked bags you can just check-in online for your domestic flight so you will just have to go back through security and to your departure gate after arrival. However, if your flight to NY is on United Singapore may be able to check your bags through to NY as both Singapore and United are in Star Alliance.


  • Houston connection time
    Apr 21, 2014
    Is 1 hr 28 min from Frankfurt Germany enough time i n IAH to clear customs, get baggage etc. & catch final flight to Pensacola?


    It should be enough time, barely.


  • short layover time
    Apr 20, 2014
    On May 12, 2014 I will be arriving on United 4110 from Tulsa and connecting to United 456 with a 38 min layover. I was wondering if i will have to switch terminals. Any info would be greatly appreciated as I've never been to IAH. Thanks!


    United uses Terminals A, B, C & E. The above-ground TerminaLink train inside security starts at Terminal A station & connects terminals A, B, C, D/E (a 30 mins transfer)- a very tight connection.


    You will likely have to take the TerminaLink train from Terminal B to Terminal C.


  • Layover time for international to domestic terminal
    Apr 18, 2014
    My spouse and MIL landing at IAH by Qutar air line and changing their flight for departure to Dallas. Layover time is about 90 minutes, if both flights will in time. is 90 minute time, enough to complete all customs, security, US entry related formalities and transit with baggage from terminal D to Terminal E and then to terminal A for catching flight for Dallas? We do not have any idea about IAH. Please note that my MIL is senior citizen and aged lady. Can any one deliberate activities wise time needed and help us. Thanks in advance.


    It should be enough time.


    International Arrivals at Terminal D go through secure corridors, walk across the sky bridges to adjoining Federal Inspection Services (FIS), where they will claim baggage & clear U.S. Customs; if continuing journey, re-check in bags at recheck counters and proceed to the Arrivals Lobby, where an escalator down to the Inter-Terminal Train will take you to your connecting terminal. Note: Terminal E is exclusively for United's International flights - its domestic flights are out of Terminals B (B gates) & C (C gates) which could look like this on your ticket: TB-B or TB; TC-C or TC). If indeed your connection to IAD is via Qatar, would be out of TE, a tunnel connects TD to TE. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/iah, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text


    Your Qatar flight arrives in Terminal D, which shares immigration with Terminal E. If you are flying American to DFW, that will depart out of Terminal A.


    Dear. frapr14, can i have your e mail ID. I assume you have rich experience at IAH. Thank you very much for guidance.


    You are right, flight arrives at TD, and AA to DFW depart from TA. From map it is learn that there is much distance between TE and TA, so i would like to know 90 minutes shall enough or not. What happens if QR 713 late by 10 to 15 minutes. shall all procedure can be completed within 1 hour, including transportation of baggage and moving TE to TA after processing customs/immigration. Thanks.


  • Terminal C to Terminal B
    Apr 16, 2014
    I am crazy worried that I have 35 min to get from C to B coming up in June. I don't yet have any "gate" information where my flight will come in at C, and then rush to B ... whatever gate. I have never used IAH before, is the train the fastest way to get to Terminal B?


    Yes, the TerminaLink train is by far the best way to get from C to B.


  • nyc lga united to guadalajaea mexico
    Apr 15, 2014
    Hello im flying on united from lga thru houston to guadalajara will I make it for an international flight if my connecting time is one hr first time coming to gouston


    Yes, that should be enough time. If you have to change terminals the TerminaLink train connects all terminals inside security.


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