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  • Between United terminals
    Mar 14, 2015
    3
    How long will it take to go from Gate E21 to Gate C44? TIA.

     

    Is your flight into E21 domestic or International?

     

    domestic; A Term E, E21, Term C, C44

     

    Maybe 10-15 minutes at most.

     

  • Connection from Canada through the US
    Mar 13, 2015
    1
    I am arriving in IAH from Canada with a Connection to Costa Rica i have a 1:56 min layover, will i have to clear customs before my connection to Costa Rica? Or will i be able to just go directly to my gate after deplaning from Canada?

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Canada and there is no US Exit customs, so all you have to do is just go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Houston. You have plenty of time.

     

  • First Time Flying Alone
    Mar 13, 2015
    1
    Traveling from ACA to ORD with a 2 hour connection in IAH. Is this enough time to get through immigration and customs? I'm also flying with United Airlines will i have to recheck my bags? Thank you

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. You will arrive in Terminal D, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate which will likely be in Terminal C.

     

  • Connection time
    Mar 12, 2015
    1
    I will be arriving at IAH at 1:10 from Bogota, Colombia and I have a connection flight to LAX at 2:43. am I going to have enough time to make it to flight? Thank you. Both gates are in the same terminal E

     

    That is only 3 minutes more than the minimum recommended connection time. It is possible, but it depends on everything going smoothly. If you do miss your connection, United flies many later flights to LAX that you can be rebooked on.

     

  • Connection between B to E in 35 mins
    Mar 11, 2015
    2
    My wife and I will be travelling to IAH arriving at 8:15 and catching a departing flight to Cozumel at 8:51 - so only 36 mins to get to next gate from B terminal to E terminal - what is the best way to do this, and do you think we will have enough time?

     

    You will have to take the TerminaLink Train. The TerminaLink train connects all terminals inside security. You barely have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

    Thank you - I am hoping we can arrive just a minute early - I have already arranged for first row seats on the flight in to IAH so hopefully that will speed things up.

     

  • Transfer
    Mar 11, 2015
    3
    I will be arriving from LHR at 14.00 and connecting with united to LAX in september 4th.the flight to LAX is at 17.00 booked on seperate tickets.is that enough time?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. Assuming both flights are on United you can show your second confirmation to the agent in London and they can tag your bag through to LAX. You will still have to claim your bag in Houston to go through US Customs, but that will speed up the process of re-checking it.

     

    Sorry i forgot to say my incoming flight is with BA.

     

    That should still be enough time then. It just means that upon arrival in Terminal D and clearing customs, you will have to take your bags to the United check in counter in Terminal C. Follow signs to the Inter-Terminal Train that will bring you to Terminal C.

     

  • Houston to Costa Rica and back
    Mar 8, 2015
    1
    I'm flying from Orange County CA to Costa Rica, with stops by directions in Houston, all flights on United. I have ~1:10 each time to connect. Going to Costa Rica should be fine, there's no customs to go through. But coming back, how long should I expect to wait for customs in Houston and will I have to claim my bags and take them through customs before boarding from Houston to Orange County? just over an hour seems like too little time to claim bags and go through customs.

     

    On your return flight 70 minutes is insufficient. You need to contact United or your travel agent to be rebooked.

     

  • International Flight Outbound Connection - Need to recheck baggage?
    Mar 8, 2015
    2
    My mother is Flying from Raleigh,NC to Bogota, Colombia making one stop in Houston. I know she will check bags in RDU but not sure if she needs to recheck them in IAH?. If so, how? also what terminals will she need to walk from and to?

     

    She will not need to do anything with her bags in Houston on her way to Bogota. She will arrive in Terminal B or C and depart from E. C is directly connected to E and B is connected to E inside security by the TerminaLink Train.

     

    Great! Thanks

     

  • FLIGHT connection - CUSTOMS - Enough time????!?
    Mar 8, 2015
    1
    I am an EU citizen and I fly from Jackson JAN to Montreal YUL with TWO stopovers: first Houston IAH (55 minutes) and next Toronto YYZ (95 minutes) ---> My question is: where will I go through customs? Is this in Jackson or Houston: if this is in Houston will 55 minutes be enough???!?

     

    You will go through Canadian Immigration and Customs in Toronto. You do not go through US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in Houston is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The TerminaLink train connects all Terminals inside security.

     

  • International flight connection
    Mar 8, 2015
    1
    I am fying from DC to Honduras via Houston, I have 45 minutes to get to Terminal E, will I make it on time? Do I have to take a train to go terminal E?

     

    The first flight will probably arrive in Terminal C, which is directly connected to Terminal E. You should have barely enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • Connection between Domestic Gates to International Gates
    Mar 7, 2015
    1
    Only have 35 minutes between United Flights from Tulsa to Houston leaving for San Jose del Cabo. Is that enough time to get to terminal D or E from B or C

     

    You will depart from Terminal E. That is barely enough time for the transfer if your flight from Tulsa is on-time.

     

  • Terminal A to Terminal C
    Mar 6, 2015
    1
    We arrive at Terminal A at 3:50PM and depart from Terminal C at 4:40PM. What is the easiest way to get from one to the other and is 1 hour enough time?

     

    Assuming both tickets were purchased together, you just take the TerminaLink Train. It connects all terminals inside security. You should have plenty of time.

     

  • 1.10 layover from AMS to MCO via IAH
    Mar 5, 2015
    1
    Hi, I have a flight booked from AMS to MCO (LH7987 operated by United) on May 1. ETA on IAH is14:45 at terminal E, connecting flight (U1644) depatures at 15:55 from terminal C. So a layover of 1.10 with 2 kids. Is that layover realistic, dealing with migration, bagage claim and transfer, transfer to gate , getting out of the plan etc? Thanks!

     

    No, that is not realistic. You need at least 90 minutes, preferably a little longer, to make that connection.

     

  • Terminal D to E connection time
    Mar 6, 2015
    10
    I have 2:40 hours between my arrival from Belize and then to catch the BA flight back to London - is that sufficient time? Do we need to clear customs? How long does it take to transfer?

     

    Did you book your tickets separately or together. You will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags with British Airways then go through security. You should have barely enough time.

     

    i book the tickets separetly

     

    how much time do you think it will take then? flight arrives at 3pm on Tues 10th March and BA departs 5:40pm on same day ie 2:40 mins later.

     

    Checked United flight times and it appears the arrival is now schedule 8mins earlier at 2:48 so now 2:52 hours to transfer.

     

    You will probably be out of customs by about 3:50 at the latest. So that's still nearly 2 hours before your BA flight. It might take you 10 minutes to get to the BA check in desk, so as long as your flight from BZE is on-time, you should be OK.

     

    We are travelling on UK passports will that make any difference as not US citizens?

     

    Oh yes and we are travelling biz with United and First with BA?

     

    Sorry ZAP but you did not reply to make last 2 queries if i may ask again? We are travelling on UK passports will that make any difference as not US citizens? We are travelling biz with United and First with BA? does the above affect the position at all.

     

    You will have to complete ESTA before your trip, if you have never visited the US on ESTA before you will have a slightly slower line, but being business class means you will be the first off the UA plane and have priority baggage check with BA, so it will save you some time.

     

    Thanks. We have ESTA already so do you think we stand a good to make the connection. BA advised to check in on line and then latest at the secruity gate is 35 mins before flight time. That's 2:13 hours to get through Enough time?

     

  • Connection time for Terminal B international arrival
    Mar 4, 2015
    2
    I will be arriving into IAH Terminal B from Manzanillo Mexico, with a 1h34min connection before carrying on to New Orleans. What does terminal B customs look like, will I need to claim and recheck my luggage, and is this enough time to make the connection? Thanks!

     

    There is no customs in Terminal B. United Express flights from Mexico arrive into Terminal D. Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk. Then you will go through security and to your departure gate. Most flights to New Orleans depart from Terminal C, which is directly connected to D. Though some leave from B, connected by the TerminaLink train.

     

    Also, you should have enough time to make your connection.

     





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