Houston Intercontinental (IAH) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM
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Hello, I am not US citizen, travelling from Bangalore to Guadalajara through IAH. Do I need to go thru US immigration, customs, collect my baggage before boarding connecting flight to GDL
Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, Customs and security. What airlines are you flying? There are no nonstops from Bangalore to the US so where are you stopping first? Are all flights on the same reservation?
I am flying thru Lufthansa, first stopover at Frankfurt
yes they are with same reservation
If the flight from Frankfurt is operated by Lufthansa then you will have to claim your bags in Houston. If it's operated by United you won't. Your flight to Guadalajara will be operated by United.
Hi, I am travelling from POS, Trinidad to Houston, with a connecting flight to LAX arriving in terminal E and departing in terminal C with 2 hours layover. Is that enough time to clear US customs & immigration? Also my return flight is from LAX - HOU, terminal C to E with 1 hour layover, can i make that? thank you.
Yes, that is enough time both ways. On the way back to Trinidad all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Also, the airport code for Houston Intercontinental is IAH.
Thank you, one more question, will I have to re check my bags on arrival at IAH?
Yes, on arrival from POS you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate.
Hi. I will arrive from Costa Rica (LIR) at 19:38 at terminal E and have a connecting flight to London (LHR) on the same terminal at 21:00. I am not a US citizen. Will I have to go through emigration and security anyway? Will I have time to catch my flight to London? Thank you in advance for your answer.
Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security but will not have to claim your bags. You have barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
I have a flight on Sat Feb 25 that lands in IAH at 8:10 (United express 6126 from CVG, either B or C I think) and a departing international flight at 8:55 (United 1096) will i have enough time? Worried
That is enough time if the first flight is on-time. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.
Hi. I'm flying from Vegas to Houston with a 39 minute connection to London Heathrow. This ticket is sold as a legal connection- any advice? Will I go through immigration at Vegas for quick transfer - both flights are United and sold together - thanks
There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. 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 Las Vegas is on-time.
Hello I have a flight to Austin IAH from Manchester MAN with Singapore Airlines arriving at 2:30pm - there is a connecting flight to Austin at 3:35pm with United; they will automatically transfer the checked bags will I be able to walk to the connecting flight gate or will I have to go through immigration?
That is not enough time. You have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check them with United, go through security and to your departure gate. You need 3 hours.
Hello, I am Canadian, flying to Costa Rica with 2 kids through Houston. We have 1 hour layover and need to get from Terminal B to C. Will we have enough time? Do we need to go through customs? Do we take a tram or walk? Thank you!
You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Canada. You have enough time. You have to take the tram.
I'm looking to travel from Costa Rica to Boston. I have a 1:30 connection, I'm Costa Rican so I'll have to do immigration, all flights with United. I have been looking and sees that I arrive in terminal E form LIR and my flight to BOS leaves form terminal C. Would that be enough time to do immigration and cross the terminals? Do I have to go through security again?
That is just enough time if everything goes perfectly. Yes, you will have to go through security again after you clear Customs.
I'm traveling from Brussels to Guatemala with a stopover in Houston (IAH). My layover time is 1h50. On the way back, I fly from Cancun to Brussels via Newark (EWR). Here the layover time is only 1h30. All flights are with United.
Do you think it is possible to do the international transit in such a short time? I've read that United takes care of luggage and that there is no need to re-check it. Is this true for all international flights or only for trips via IAH? If necessary I can travel with hand luggage only.
I've also read about OneStop at IAH. Does that help a lot? And does something similar exist in EWR?
Finally, an important side note - I visited Iran two years ago (I visited the US and Israel after that). To what extent will that make my transit longer? Considering the Trump administration, could it last longer than it used to? I've read that even the ex prime minister of Norway went through lengthy questioning because of an Iranian stamp...
Yes, that is sufficient connection time. That is true only when entering the country at IAH. when you connect at EWR, you will have to claim and re-check your bags. OneStop will help if you can use it.