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    Feb 1, 2017
    From Managua to final destination Mexico - going through Houston, both planes United. Ony 1hr 10 minutes to make it happen, possible? Do I need to do customs and pick -rechecked bags AND THEN DO SECURITY? Sounds risky but other options involves 20 hours flights with 8-12 hs layovers... THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP AND COLLABORATION!


    You do have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security but you do not have to claim and re-check your bags. 70 minutes is extremely risky, especially for a non-citizen or Global Entry/Sentri member.


    Thanks so much for your information Means a lot- You are doing an awesome job helping out people. GOD BLESS YOU!


    Jan 31, 2017
    HI. I´m planning a trip from Miami to Managua Nicaragua. Best route is through Houston with a layover of 40m. Should I do again customs in Houston? I am from Costa Rica. I am afraid 0 minutes will not be enough time to take the other flight....Ia ppreciate in advance your sincere comments.


    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do on your way to Managua is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. 40 minutes is possible.


  • Time to get out and catch a shuttle to Galveston
    Jan 31, 2017
    I am reaching Houston IAH Terminal C at 4 20 pm. I have to reach my shuttle at 5 at Terminal A. Will there be enough time? Else I have to book a shuttle that would pick me from Terminal C. Thanks in advance


    Realistically, no that's not enough time unless everything goes perfectly if you have checked bags. If you don't have checked bags, I might try it.


    Thanks, I do have checked in luggage and will have to reach Terminal B from Terminal C. What is the best way to reach Terminal B? ANy suggestions?


    The Subway train is the way to go from C to B with checked luggage after claiming it.


  • short layover from terminal c to e
    Jan 30, 2017
    I arrive from NYC to IAH in terminal C and have a 1h layover to catch my flight to Quito, ecuador, from terminal E. Both flights are United Airlines. Is it enough time? Any suggestions?


    Yes, that is enough time if the first flight is on-time. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • SJo - IAH - LHR
    Jan 30, 2017
    I will be travelling back from Costa Rica to London through IAH with United (all in terminal E) and I have a 2h transfer time. Is that enough?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • CUN-IAH-FRA - Onestop line?
    Jan 30, 2017
    I'll fly from CUN to FRA via IAH (first flight UA, the second is UA but operated by LH). I read that, if flying international to international on United, the baggages are forwarded on the next flight and it's possible to acces the Onestop line at the immigration, but is this valid also for a codeshare flight?


    I'm not sure, you'll have to try to ask the United personnel in Cancun but they may not know either.


    Jan 28, 2017
    The transfer time in IAH is 1hour and 45 min. We have checked bags and 2 small kids. This is not enough time, right?


    It's enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • 1 hour and 10 minutes layover in IAH
    Jan 27, 2017
    Is a 1 hour and 10 minute layover enough time for a connection? Flying United the entire trip from ICT to Houston with 1 hour and 10 minutes layover to catch a flight to Cabo. I believe we get into Terminal B and leave from Terminal E.


    Yes, that is enough time. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.


  • LHR>DEN with connection in IAH
    Jan 27, 2017
    Hello, I'm looking at a flight from LHR to DEN with connection in IAH. The layover in IAH is only 1 hour 25 minutes. Is this enough time? Also, can you tell me if I have to clear customs in IAH or DEN? Thank you!


    Yes, in Houston you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. I recommend at least 2 hours.


    Thanks for your reply! I have the immigration fast pass from GOES. Do you still recommend 2 hours? Or will I make it with 1.5 hours?


    With Global Entry 90 minutes is possible, but still slightly risky. United does have lots of flights from Houston to Denver though.


    Thank you!


  • Houston to Denver
    Jan 26, 2017
    Hey, I have a connection in Houston to Denever with my wife and two kids and was curious if 1 hour 20 minutes was enough time to recheck bags and get through customs?


    Whee are you flying into Houston from?


  • Houston connection to Costa Rica
    Jan 25, 2017
    We are flying from Des Moines to IAH with a 45 min. Connection to Liberia Costa Rica. If on time, is this even possible with carry-on luggage? And do we have to go through another check-in before boarding internatl?


    This is is possible. You don't have to go through any checks in Houston. Just go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.


  • COS to MCO
    Jan 25, 2017
    arrival/departure terminals?


    You will arrive in Terminal B or C and depart from Terminal C or E (likely C).


  • Connecting flight / Layover at IAH from American to Spirit
    Jan 25, 2017
    Hullo - just wondering if an hour is enough time if arriving at IAH on American from DFW; and departing IAH on Spirit for LAX. Those are in the same terminal, yes?


    With no bags checked - carry-on only


    Yes, they are both in Terminal A. An hour still leaves very little time to spare.


  • Layover from Guadalajara to Toronto
    Jan 25, 2017
    The first flight is on United but the second flight from IAH to Toronto is listed as a United flight but operated by AIr Canada. Will my bags be check through or will we have to collect them and recheck with Air Canada and if so will we have enough time with a 2 hr layover.


    Since it's a connection between two separate airlines you may have to collect your bags, regardless, you should have enough time.


  • from COS to MCO on United
    Jan 25, 2017
    likely gates for a 43 minute connection?


    Yes, that's enough time if the flight from Colorado Springs is on-time.


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