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  • Terminal to pick up
    Mar 28, 2016
    My friend will flight from ORD to IAH tomorrow, and I want to know what is the terminal do I have to go to pick he up.


    If he is on United, Terminal C. If he is on American or Spirit, Terminal A.


  • Tight connection time
    Mar 27, 2016
    I have a question regarding BOTH connections for an upcoming trip. Question 1: We are flying Milwaukee (MKE) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) via IAH. We will not check any bags, just a carry-on. Our MKE flight arrives at IAH at 7:58 a.m. and departs for PVR at 8:45 a.m.with a 47m connection. Is this doable? Question 2: Our return flight arrives from PVR into IAH at 3:24 p.m. and departs for MKE at 4:50 p.m. with a 1h 26m connection. Is this doable? This one makes me nervous. What does the process involve coming from PVR into IAH with no checked bags? Thanks for your help!!


    On the way to PVR it should be pretty doable as long as your flight from MKE is on-time. You will arrive in Terminal B and depart from Terminal E. The Skyway train connects them inside security. On the way back you will have to go through Immigration, Customs, and Security in Houston. Since you have no checked bags you can use Onestop in Houston. Look for the Onestop signs after you arrive. You should have just enough time if everything goes smoothly. You will just have to go through Onestop Immigration and Customs and then Security and then take the Skyway train to your departure gate in B.


    Thank you so much! I appreciate the help.


    Oops, forgot to mention above that these are United flights. Don't know if that matters or not. Thanks again.


    Yes, I assumed that as United is the only airline that flies both of those routes.


  • International to Domestic
    Mar 26, 2016
    My mom is flying in 3 weeks from Brazil to Orlando via Houston. All flights in United. She will get in Houston at 5am by United. So I assume she will arrive in the terminal E. She will have to pass through immigration and her next flight is to Orlando at 8:50am from Terminal C (I guess). Can you tell me if it is possible to her to make it? I do not know what time the immigration check opens and if she will need to re-check her bag. Another question: Is it easy to re-check bags after passing the immigration? She does not speak English at all, so I am afraid she will get lost in the airport. Thanks


    Yes, she has plenty of time. She will go through US Immigration, claim her bags, go through US Customs, re-check her bags immediately after at the re-check desk, then go through security and to her departure gate in Terminal C. If she's worried then maybe she should try to find someone on her flight that speaks both Portuguese and English or someone that has been through Houston before on her flight and have them help her.


    Thank you! I will tell her to find someone on her flight that speaks portuguese and I will write a step by step for her to do when she gets there. Thank you!


  • Incheon-IAH-MSY
    Mar 25, 2016
    Hi! I will be flying in from Incheon via Korean Airlines, which will arrive 8.50 a.m. Would I have enough time to go through immigration, custom, pick up luggage and connect to United Airlines flight at 11:30 to go to New Orleans? Please advice. Thank you!


    I think that would be just about enough time.


  • 1h6m time for connecting flight to Toronto from Killeen
    Mar 25, 2016
    Hi, I'm looking at booking a flight from Killeen to Toronto via Houston. Is the 1 hour, 6 min time between flights enough to make the connection?


    Sorry, both flights are operated by United.


    Yes, that should be enough time. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.


  • 3h30 connecting IAH international arrival to CHS domestic
    Mar 25, 2016
    We will fly United flight from SGN Vietnam to IAH (UA 7936) then have 3h30m connecting time to United flight to CHS, Charleston, SC (UA 5461) Will 3h30m be enough to check and re-check luggage as Im travelling with a 76-year old grandma and 2 children 13 and 14 years old? I have been informed that we arrive at terminal E. Which terminal is it for the flight to CHS? How long will it take to get there from TE? Thanks ahead


    Note that UA 7936 is actually operated by ANA. You will arrive in Terminal D. The flight to CHS will likely depart from Terminal B. You should have enough time. Once you clear customs and re-check your bags you go through security and take the Skyway train to Terminal B.


  • 1h55 time for connecting flight to Quito from Dubai
    Mar 25, 2016
    Hi, I'm flying from Dubai to Houston (Emirates) and then on to Quito Ecuador (United) with 1h55 mins at Houston to make the connection. Is it enough time?


    If your tickets are on two separate reservations that will be very difficult if not impossible unless your Emirates flight arrives quite early.


    United told us that Emirates can send the baggage direct to Quito (no need to pick it up in Houston) and we'll be given boarding passes too. Although the tickets are in different reservations. Thanks


    Yeah, that's most likely untrue.


  • domestic to international
    Mar 24, 2016
    Hi, I'm traveling from SEA to IAH on Alaska Airlines arriving at 5am, then leaving at 6:40am on Interjet to Mexico City. Will 1 hour and 45 minutes be enough time? Thank you for your help!


    I should add that tickets will be bought separately.


    With checked bags it will be very difficult for you to make it to the Interjet check-in desk to check your bags in time.


  • 48 minute connection
    Mar 24, 2016
    Hello I was wondering if a 48 min connection is good enough I'll be flying from New Orleans to Houston to LA. Please let me know if 48 mins is enough time to connect. Flights are all booked on United together.


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Domestic to international
    Mar 24, 2016
    Hey, I'm taking a domestic flight (New Orleans to Houston) that arrives at 11:10 am, and I'm then flying internationally (Houston to Mexico) on a flight that leaves at 12:57 pm. I am not checking baggage. Is this enough time? Thank you!


    Yes, that is plenty of time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.


  • Connecting flights and TSA check
    Mar 24, 2016
    I am flying from Minneapolis to Auckland via Houston. The flight from MSP to IAH is United and the flight from IAH to Auckland is Air New Zealand. I have a 2 hr 20 min layover in Houston. Do I have to go through the TSA check again in Houston?


    No, you do not have to go through security in Houston. You just have to go from your arrival gate in Terminal B or C to your departure gate in Terminal D. If you arrive in B you can take the Skyway train inside security to D.


  • Lima to Dulles
    Mar 22, 2016
    iam arriving at to terminal e wich terminal is customs


    Immigration and Customs are in a space between Terminals D and E.


  • Train Shutdowns
    Mar 22, 2016
    Can't understand the logic of one train in operation at night at a major airport.


    On which train? The Skyway or the Subway?


  • Connecting flights
    Apr 5, 2016
    Hello, I'm changing flights at Houston, and I have to change terminals, E to C, is 1hr40mins enough time to get my connecting flight?


    Where are you flying to Houston from?


    I'm flying from London Heathrow to Houston and then on to Guatemala city with 1hr40mins at Houston change


    Both flights will be in E. You barely have enough time if everything goes perfectly. You will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security but should have have to claim your bags if both flights are on United since you are on an International to International connection.


    So would you recommend it or not? I'm being offered this in my itinerary as my route when I buy a ticket with Travel up.


    I would recommend more time.


    Yes, I heard from Houston airport that I needed at least 3 hours to transfer. But I have booked the ticket already. So I contacted United airlines (both flights in the jouney are managed by United airlines), they told me I need no more than 50 minutes to make the connection and they wouldnt change my flight details for me. Also, that this is a flight connection that happens successfully and daily, so I am going to keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best! Also, do I need to apply for a visa whilst I am in the airport? I do not need one for my end destination Guatemala. Thank you.


  • Arr BA depart AA
    Mar 21, 2016
    I will be arriving at 18:35 from LHR on BA and departing on separate ticked for Dallas on AA at 20:09. Using Global Entry, will this be enough time to make the connection?


    Without checked bags this might be possible. With checked bags there's no way you'd make it to the AA Check in desk in Terminal A in time.


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