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  • PHX-IAH-CZM
    Jan 22, 2016
    2
    Flying Phoenix to Cozumel through IAH with only a 41 minute connection. Is this enough time?? Do they hold planes for connecting passengers?

     

    That's enough time if your flight from Phoenix is on-time. All you have to do in Houston is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. No, they don't hold planes.

     

    Thank you! And thank you so much for this helpful site!

     

  • GIG-IAH-YYC Terminal E Priority Lanes
    Jan 21, 2016
    2
    Hi, we are flying GIG-IAH-YYC, on UA and AC respectively. We have 95 minutes to connect which I know will be very tight considering the number of international flights that arrive between 5:00 and 6:00 AM. I know we need to clear customs, pick up baggage, recheck it and get to Terminal A. We are flying business class on UA into IAH and I was wondering if there are priority lanes through immigration and/or security. Just looking to see if there are any business advantages to help optimize our time transiting. We are both Canadian, with no status on UA or AC, nor do we have Nexus. Just business class seats on both flights. Thanks

     

    You will get off the plane first but business class passengers don't get priority immigration lines. However, since you are a Canadian citizen you can use the immigration kiosks. You will also have access to priority security lines after clearing customs. Also, since you are on an International to International connection you should not have to claim your bags in Houston, but confirm that with the agents there.

     

    Awesome. Thanks for the information. Cheers

     

  • International transfer
    Jan 20, 2016
    1
    Hi, we are traveling from Mexico to Fukuoka, Japan; and the flight connection is at IAH (departing to Tokyo). Will this be a problem if we don't have a visa to enter the United States?

     

    What country are you a citizen of?

     

  • EWR -IAH -BOG
    Jan 19, 2016
    4
    When do I have to go through customs. In EWR or IAH in order to go to Colombia?. Is 50 minutes enough time?. flying on United

     

    There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. You will go through Colombian immigration and customs when you get to Bogota. All you have to do in Houston is go from your arrival gate in C or E to your departure gate in E. You should have enough time.

     

    So, there is no problem to change betwen national and international flight?. DonĀ“t I have to register that I leave the country?.

     

    The airline records your passport number when you check in and you show your passport to the gate agent when you board your flight to Bogota. The airline reports that to the immigration agency and that's how they know you left the country. All you have to do in Houston is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

    Thank you so much!!!!

     

  • Is 2 ours enough layover
    Jan 31, 2016
    4
    Im arriving from Aukland into Houston at 1315 and scheduled to depart domestic at 1519 the same day headed to Atlanta. Is 2 hours enough time to clear customs, recheck bags, and checkin at my next gate in time to board>

     

    That should be enough time. You should be checked in for both flights and issued both boarding passes in Auckland assuming all tickets are on the same reservation.

     

    They are not on the same reservation. But I am sure I can checkin online poor to departure from Aukland. I would likely only have to pick up my boarding pass at the gate in Houston. Is that correct thinking?

     

    You will need your boarding pass for your Atlanta flight before you go through security in Houston - so you will need to get it at the ticket counter, or better yet, print it out or get it on your mobile device before leaving Auckland.

     

    I have the same route but going to Orlando. Will 1.5 hrs be enough time? It departs out of term C

     

  • EZE - IAH - SFO
    Jan 19, 2016
    2
    Hello I'm traveling with two daughters (9 - 11 years old), we'll be arriving IAH from Buenos Aires, Argentina on United 818 @ 5:15 and leaving to SFO @ 7:15 on United 404. Will we make it without too much stress, or not at all?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

    Great, thanks for your help

     

  • Connection time in houston
    Jan 19, 2016
    1
    HI We are flying in from Grand Cayman in April at 750pm on United and have a connection on another international flight and different airline Air New Zealand at 1030pm - will we have enough time to connect - can we check our luggage right through from Grand Cayman?

     

    You should be able to check your bags through if everything is on the same reservation because it is international to International, but you will have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security. You should have enough time.

     

  • YOW-YYZ-IAH-UIO
    Jan 19, 2016
    3
    Hi, I am travelling to Quito but connection in Houston is only 1 hour 4 min in Houston. Do I clear customs in the US? I am worried I'll have to go again through security and won't make it to my Quito flight. Thanks!

     

    You will preclear US immigration and customs in Ottawa. 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. You have enough time.

     

    Sorry, you will preclear in Toronto.

     

    Thank you so much!!!

     

  • international-domestic connection on different airlines
    Jan 17, 2016
    1
    In April am flying into IAH from Frankfurt (Lufthansa) at 13.50, terminal D, and catching a connection (United Airlines) to Baton Rouge at 17.43, terminal B. I think I have enough time for passport control, costumes, security, etc., but I am unsure about the process of recheking my luggage since I am using different airlines (both Star Alliance though) with different booking numbers. Will I recheck normally?

     

    Yes, as long as all tickets are on the same reservation then you can recheck your bags at the recheck desk after customs.

     

  • YYZ-IAH-GIG
    Jan 15, 2016
    1
    Hi, I was wondering about terminal connections times in Houston coming from Toronto and then to Rio de Janeiro. I will clear US Customs in Toronto, but if I have 55mins with only a carry-on, will it be enough time to change from Terminal B to Terminal E? United says it is a Risky Connection. Thanks

     

    If your first flight is on-time that should be enough time. All you have to do in Houston is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate and the Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • MCI-IAH-CUN
    Jan 15, 2016
    2
    Hi, my family and I are traveling on Monday morning. We will be arriving from Kansas City in terminal C, and our connecting flight might be in terminal E to Cancun. I just want to know the easiest, quickest way to get from terminal C to E. We have approximately an hour between flights, of course counting on our first flight being on time.

     

    You can just walk from C to E, just follow the signs, it shouldn't take more than 15-20 minutes.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

  • MEX - IAH - FRA
    Jan 19, 2016
    2
    Hi, Travelling with United from MEX to IAH and Lufthansa from IAH to FRA. Arriving terminal E, departing terminal D. All on the same ticket. Do I need to re-check luggage? Also, is 1h50m going to be tight? Thanks.

     

    Since you are on an International to International connection you should not have to claim and re-check your luggage but confirm that with the agents in Houston. you will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security.

     

    I did the exact same thing last week and had to go through immigration (which took forever), claim my luggage, go through customs, re-check luggage, go through security. 1h50min will be very tight if they don't have more immigration desks open then when I was there. I had the same amount of time and had to cut ahead of the whole security line to make my flight to Frankfurt

     

  • Time
    Jan 14, 2016
    2
    My flight lands from EWR at IAH at 8:27 and i have to make it to my connecting flight that leaves at 8:57 to Managua. Does that leave enough time to make my flight, what terminals will i be in, and will i have to go through customs?

     

    My flights are all on united

     

    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You will arrive in Terminal C or E and depart from Terminal E. You have barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.

     

  • NYC LaGuardia-IAH-AKL
    Jan 14, 2016
    2
    I am flying home from New York's La Guardia airport via Houston and connecting onto an international flight to Auckland, New Zealand. I land in Houston at 2010 and depart at 2230 so just over 2 hours. I have been advised that when I check-in in New York, my bags will check right through to Auckland and I won't have to go through security again. Is this true? What about immigration? Will I clear immigration in NYC or Houston?

     

    My flights are all booked on the one ticket as well

     

    Yes, that is true. There us no US Immigration when leaving the US. You just show your passport to the gate agent when boarding your flight to Auckland in Houston. All you have to do in Houston is go from your arrival gate in Terminal B or C to your departure gate in Terminal D. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • Connecting flight.
    Jan 14, 2016
    1
    Hi. Im landing from Munich with UA160 14:20 And need to catch a flight to Mexico with UA6428 15:48. Will that be enough time?

     

    That is barely enough time if everything goes perfectly. The minimum International to International connection time is 90 minutes. You will have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security and then take the Skyway train to Terminal B.

     

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