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  • flight back from BJX
    Jul 16, 2012
    I'm taking a trip to Leon/Guanajato Mexico.My trip back from BJX will be on a friday and I have a layover @IAH to go to SHV. Would it be smarter to select the flight with the layover of 2 hours instead of 55 minutes? Everything I'm reading is suggesting this which will be unfortunate becuase i will be traveling with a 2 year old.


    When arriving back at IAH from Guanajato as an international arrival, you need to go through passport check, pick up your bags, go through customs clearance, and recheck-in your bag where indicated, before moving on to your connecting flight (your ticket & overhead screens on arrival will indicate Terminal, gate & departure time). This is peak summer travel time and lines are long everywhere - don't take a chance, opt for the 2-hr layover instead!


  • Daughter has 40 min. connection
    Jul 16, 2012
    My daughter arrives in Terminal C on United and has 40 min. to connect to a United International flight in The Main Terminal. What's the best way for her to get between the two terminals in the short amount of time she has. Should I contact United for assistance?


    Sorry, I misread my daughter's itinerary. Her flight from LAX arrives in Terminal C and then she departs for Costa Rica in Terminal E with 40 min. between the two flights.


    If arriving at gates C29-45 and transferring to Terminal E: walk towards gates C14-24 and proceed straight on to TE.


  • 35 Minutes Layover
    Jul 15, 2012
    I need to get from terminal C to terminal B in 35 minutes.. Is that enough time or should I look for a different flight with more layover time?


    The above-ground TerminaLink train makes a continuous round between Terminals A, C, C & D (inside security) - under normal circumstances you would have enough time for transfer, unless your incoming plane is quite late


  • Enough Time
    Jul 15, 2012
    I am arriving from Puerto rico, into terminal C and I have 49 minutes to make the next flight to Chicago from the same terminal. Is 49 minutes enough time seeing as it is in the same terminal?


    Presuming that Puerto Rican arrivals in the U.S. will be exempt from going through passport check, picking up bags & going through customs clearance with them (taking 35 to a max of 50 mins), you easily make it in time. Terminal C has east gates C14-24 & west gates C29-45. Your ticket & the overhead screens on arrivals will indicate gate number.


    From the west gates to east gates of terminal C, is that a pretty short walk or do people need to take transit?


  • 4 hours lay over
    Jul 10, 2012
    Hi any idea what the best to do in IAH airport for 4 hours layover any good sport for taking pictures for the aircraft ? thank you


  • 1 hour layoff for International Fligh
    Jul 9, 2012
    I am flying from Colorado Springs to Houston then on to Germany. On United I only have a 1 hour layover from arrival to departure. Is this enough time to get to International terminal?


    Your arrival and departure terminal at IAH depend on the airlines you take. IAH has Terminals A - E with corresponding gates - your ticket should indicate your arriving/ departing terminals & gates. The TerminaLink train connects all terminals inside security. Your ticket should indicate


  • 45 minute layover
    Jul 7, 2012
    We are flying from Calgary to Houston then on to Orlando and have a 45 minute layover in Houston. Both flights are with United and we go through customs in Calgary so no further security checks in Houston. Is 45 minutes enough time to go from Gate E to Gate C? Thank you very much. Cory


    Sorry....meant arrive terminal E and have to get to terminal C within 45 minutes not gate.


    Calgary Airport is one of Canada's Airport with U.S. Customs Clearance and US Transfer Baggage. On arrival at IAH, take the above-ground TerminaLink train connecting all terminals inside security. You have enough time.


  • Map/arrivals/Delta Airlines/Terminal A
    Jul 6, 2012
    Do you have a decent map to get to Delta terminal A, arrivals to pickup a passenger?


    1. If you need to pick up a passenger at the Airport, use the Cell Phone Lot ('Passenger Pickup Lot')--stay with your vehicle until your party has gathered luggage and calls you to be picked up at the curb. To access the lot, whether you're approaching the airport using John F. Kennedy Boulevard or Will Clayton Parkway, just follow the purple signs to the entrance. 2. Open and click on "Airport Parking" map under QUICK LINKS - scroll down for details.


  • Time between international/domestic fli
    Jul 3, 2012
    How much time should I allow between a flight arriving in Houston from Costa Rica and a flight to Austin, Texas?


    As an international arrival at IAH, you need to go through passport check, pick up your bag, go through customs clearance and re-check-in your bag - note however, that if you have two separate airlines and the first one will not transfer your bag to the transfer airline's gate (check before departure) you will need to take your bag to the connecting terminal and check it in there before proceeding to your connecting gate. Normally it takes 40-55 mins from gate to gate. I suggest you open, click on "Terminal Map" under QUICK LINKS, and scroll down to the text to get details.


  • Location of terminaLink in terminals A&C
    Jul 3, 2012
    Where is the TerminaLink in terminals A & C? Thanks.


    At IAH, the above-ground TerminaLink train connects inside security, just follow signs.


  • Domestic to international united
    Jul 2, 2012
    i am traveling from Baltimore to Houston then to Costa Rica all on United Airlines: is this an easy transition? Also what terminal is United?


    At IAH, United uses Terminals A, B, C & E, with corresponding gates: A gates A1-30, B gates B60-88, C gates C14-45 and E gates E1-24. Your ticket should indicate your arriving /departing terminals and gates. Note that the TerminaLink train connects all terminals inside security - no need to go through security check. If arriving at gates C29-45 and transferring to Terminal E: walk towards gates C14-24, then proceed straight on to Terminal E.


  • Fastest way to get from terminal C to B
    Jun 30, 2012
    What is the quickest way to get from Terminal C to B? I have a very short connection time, please help, thanks!


    At IAH, the above-ground TerminaLink train, starts its service at the Terminal A station & connects terminals A, B, C, D/E inside security; therefore, on its way back you will catch it at T-C. No need to go through security. Terminal B has to the right the gateway to gates B76 to B83. Adjacent to this gateway is the entrance to the TerminaLink train station and after that is the gateway to Gates B84-88.


    Jun 25, 2012
    I will be travelling by United Airlines from San Francisco to Houston (terminal C) and will board United Airlines again in one hour (another flight on terminal E) from Houston to Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Do I need to checkout my luggage at Houston and re-check in? Is this interval feasible? Also what is the best way to reach terminal E from terminal C? Thanks in advance !


    Only international arrivals need to go through customs clearance, etc. On arrival at Terminal C look at overhead screens to find your flight number, gate & departure time; then take the above-ground TerminaLink train to your connecting terminal, where it arrives inside security - no need to go through security check. You have enough time.


  • Layover
    Jun 24, 2012
    We are arriving at Terminal A and Departing from Terminal C. Have a couple hour layover. Is there anywhere to meet a friend who lives in Houston, at the airport for coffee or something between flights?


    The departure level of each terminal has a food court. If meeting at TA, you need to the to the departure level and thereaftr use the below-ground Inter-Terminal Train which connects all terminals and hotels outside of security. At TC you need to go through security check again.


    At IAH, in Terminal A is a 'Stadium City Bar & Grill' in the ticketing lobby, as well as "north & south food courts" (not sure if they are in the non-secured area). You can only meet in the unsecured areas (prior to security check). Other than listed food courts (not sure if in secured area) in Terminal C - all food & drink establishments are inside security. What you can do: Meet up in front of the information desk on the Arrivals level of Terminal A. As you will then be in the unsecured area, you need to go through security check at TA again and take the above-ground TerminaLink train to Terminal C, and from there to your connecting gate.


  • Terminal E to B connection
    Jun 22, 2012
    Coming into E from international origin, go through customs and security and into Terminal B - need details walk-through help please


    The International Arrivals building (part of TE)at IAH can be accessed from TE. Arriving passengers go through customs & take the escalator down to Baggage Claim Level 1. From there they go through Exit Control and enter to the right the baggage recheck area, and straight out arrive at the International Arrivals Lobby, which has an escalator down to the below-ground Inter-Terminal train to Terminal B, where you need to go through security check before proceeding to your connecting gate. Count at least 1 hour 15 mins. to get from arrivals gate to departure gate.


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