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  • How much time to make terminal change
    Nov 4, 2015
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    Flying in from Lake Charles at 12:02 pm and connecting on flight to Tampa at 12:50 pm. I believe there is a terminal change. Will this give me enough time to make that connecting flight?

     

    Yes, you will arrive in Terminal A or B and depart from terminal C. The Skyway train, formerly called the TerminaLink, connects all terminals inside security. You should have enough time if your flight from Lake Charles is on-time.

     

  • 1 HR 25 MINUTE LAYOVER QUERETARO MX TO BOS ON UNITED POSSIBLE
    Nov 4, 2015
    2
    WHICH TERMINALS WE WILL ARRIVE AND LEAVE IN AND HOW DIFFICULT WILL CUSTOMS BE FOR THIS RETURNING FLIGHT AFTER 5 DAY VACATION FOR WEDDING

     

    Sorry for all the caps

     

    You will arrive in Terminal D or E, 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 in Terminal C. This is a difficult connection as the minimum international to domestic connection time at IAH is 90 minutes, with 2 hours recommended.

     

  • 1hr Layover - Chicago - Houston - Costa Rica
    Nov 4, 2015
    2
    I will be flying from Chicago to IAH, with an hour layover, and then going from IAH to Liberia, Costa Rica (all flights thru United Airlines). Is 1 hour layover enough time? Will I need to go through any other customs or can I just hop from arrival gate to departure gate? My bags will be tagged in Chicago to fly straight to Costa Rica so I shouldn't have any bags to worry about. Just my person. Also, from the looks of the map of IAH, it appears all non-express United Airlines flights operate out of Terminal C, is this correct? I would imagine if that's the case it'll be easy peasy to get between gates (hoping so!). Thanks everyone!!!

     

    There is no US Customs when departing the US. All you have to do in Houston on your way to Costa Rica is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will arrive in Terminal C or E (likely C) and depart from Terminal E. They are connected inside security. You should have enough time

     

    Thanks for the peace of mind, ZAP!

     

  • London to New Orleans via Houston
    Nov 3, 2015
    2
    I'm arriving in Houston from London on BA at 18:45 and hoping to catch the United flight to New Orleans at 19:24. Chance of success?

     

    Hand baggage only, I should have said! Thanks

     

    No, that's thoroughly impossible. Even with hand luggage only I wouldn't even attempt a flight before 19:50 and even that would be risky.

     

  • Vancouver to Guadalajara via San Francisco and Houston
    Nov 2, 2015
    1
    Is 67 minutes of a layover in Houston too short a connection time from the San Fran-Houston flight and Houston-Guadalajara flight? All flights are with United. I am travelling on an Irish passport, with hand luggage only. Will I need to change terminals? Will I need to clear US customs in Houston? Will I need to exit and re-enter security checking in Houston? Thank you.

     

    Your flight to Guadalajara may depart from terminal B or C. You will arrive in terminal C or E. All terminals are connected inside security by the Skyway train, formerly the TerminaLink train. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is no US customs when exiting the US. You should have enough time.

     

  • Bogata to Calgary via Houston
    Nov 25, 2015
    2
    I have 90 mins to make my connection with a UK passport. Can I do it? Handluggage only.

     

    With hand luggage only that should be enough time.

     

    I was the last on the plane and ran from customs to terminal A via train. It took over 60 mins from plane to other side of customs..

     

  • Terminal E to Terminal D
    Nov 2, 2015
    2
    I am arriving from Cancun and connecting to Frankfurt. Luggage is checked all the way. Will I have to pass through US immigration or can In just walk between terminals E and D? Will 1:25 hours be enough?

     

    You will have to go through US Immigration and security. Your bags should be checked through. You should have barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

    Thanks. I will keep my fingers crossed then.

     

  • United UA1097 from Costa Rica to UA1815 to San Francisco
    Nov 1, 2015
    4
    I have 1 hour 39 minutes to arrive, go through customs, and get to the SFO flight. Is this enough time, and do I need to pick up my luggage, and recheck it for the San Fran flight?

     

    Your bags will be tagged through to San Francisco, but in Houston you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then immediately re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate.

     

    Thanks. So, how long does it normally take to go though customs? Is there a recommended amount of time? I think I read below of 90 minutes...

     

    Yes, you should have just about enough time. if you miss your connection due to a late inbound flight, United has lots of flights from IAH to San Francisco.

     

    Thanks again!

     

  • Arriving IAH B term domestic leav E term EVA intl
    Nov 1, 2015
    1
    coming in domestic with checked bags and leaving EVA-intl out of D terminal, so will have to move my own bags over (separate tickets). will have a bit over an hour; what transport is avail from b-baggage to D checkin?

     

    The Inter-terminal train, recently renamed the Subway, connects all terminals outside security. You barely have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • Flight from Calgary to Nashville
    Oct 31, 2015
    1
    In getting to Nashville from Calgary on United Airlines, I have a layover in Houstan. I have 58 minutes to make my connection flight to Nashville. Is 58 minutes enough time?

     

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

     

  • Flight from Chicago to belize
    Oct 31, 2015
    1
    I'm looking to book a flight from Chicago to Belize with a layover in Houston. Is 75 minutes long enough to make the connecting flight? Do I have to go through security or customs?

     

    All you have to do in Houston is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All gates in Houston are connected inside security and there is no US Customs when leaving the US.

     

  • Flying from SFO
    Oct 29, 2015
    2
    Flying from SFO & have a connecting flight to CLT that departs at 5:43, will I have enough time to make it from gate C37 to B81?

     

    My flight # is ua3734 & SFO to Houston is ua378

     

    That should be enough time. The TerminaLink train connects all terminals inside securrity.

     

  • 35min__van to IAH ,IAH to cancun
    Oct 28, 2015
    2
    a flight from Vancouver(Canada) with UNITED 1869 1:26PM. and depart to cancun UNITED 1018 2:01PM. only left 35minutes .is this gonna be enough time? is this same terminal and how far from the each gate? i m international student so i m quite worried to connection time.

     

    I m not canadian and usa , i m holding student visa in Canada. so do i need to immigration step when i just get to connection flight...T.T(i have esta usa via _ so visa no problem)

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. In Houston all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate in Terminal C or E to your departure gate in Terminal E. You have enough time if your flight from Vancouver is on-time.

     

  • CVG to MBJ
    Oct 27, 2015
    1
    Hello Looking at a flight from CVG, arrives 0833, departs for MBJ at 1015. Will this be enough time? Will both terminals be close? Traveling with small child.

     

    That should be plenty of time. The TerminaLink connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • 46 Min Layover
    Oct 27, 2015
    2
    My son will be arriving from AEX on United 4098 and heading to PIT on united 5254. Not sure what terminals (flight is not until 11/19/15) Is 46 mins enough time for domestic flights?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time if the first flight is on-time. He will arrive in Terminal A or B and depart from Terminal B. The TerminaLink train connects all terminals inside security.

     

    Thanks a lot. I was a little worried.

     

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