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  • Flying in from Denver, flying out to San Jose, Costa Rica
    Feb 27, 2016
    Hi, I have only a 66 minute layover and am a bit worried about my checked luggage getting transferred over in time, since it is going to an international flight. Will my suitcase be transferred automatically? Both flights are via United. Also, I hope I will make it on time!


    Yes, your bags will be transferred for you. There is no US customs when exiting the US. All you have to do in Houston on your way to San Jose is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All gates are connected inside security.


  • domestic to international --Nashville, Houston, Cabo
    Feb 26, 2016
    Is 53 min enough time to connect, both United flights domestic to the international terminal. all checked bags


    That should be enough time as long as your flight from Nashville is on-time. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security and all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Traveling from Calgary to Miami with a 55 min connection
    Feb 26, 2016
    Flying United with a 55 minute connection time in Houston and will have checked luggage. I am wondering if this is enough time to allow for the transfer of luggage from one plane to another, even though both flights are with United.


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.


  • San Antonio to Toronto
    Feb 23, 2016
    I'm travelling from San Antonio to Toronto and considering a 45 minute at IAH on United. I'll have no checked luggage... Will I make that?


    Yes, if your first flight is on-time you have enough time. The Skyway train connects all Terminals inside security.




  • cin to sea
    Feb 23, 2016
    I have 45 min to connect from terminal B to terminal C. Will I make it on time. No check bags and tickets bought all together


    If the first flight is on-time that is enough time. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.


  • AKL to DCA via IAH
    Feb 21, 2016
    arrive Terminal D from AKL at 14.15 on Air NZ, depart Terminal B at 15.45 on United to DCA. will I make it and where do I clear customs IAH or DCA?


    In IAH you will 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 (which will actually likely be in Terminal C). You barely have enough time if everything goes perfectly.


  • Calgary to Houston to Roatan
    Feb 19, 2016
    Two questions : ) My family is flying from Calgary to Houston to Roatan, arriving in Houston around midnight and then flying to Roatan the next morning at 10:30. Do our bags get checked through? Or do we pick them up and then recheck the next morning? Also, my daughter flight back home goes from Roatan to Houston to Vancouver. She only has a 1 1/2 hour layover in Houston. Will that be enough time for her to go through customs etc? Can you please describe for her what process she will need to do and where? She has nexus global entry so maybe that will help with timing?


    You will have to ask the United agent in Calgary if your bags can be checked through. Your connection may be considered "overnight" and thus it may not be allowed. 1 and a half hours is possible if both flights are on United and she has Global Entry. Since she is on an international to International connection she shouldn't have to claim her bags - just go through US Immigration, customs, and security.


    Wow thanks for the quick reply Zap! Very helpful and much appreciated!


  • Connecting flights?
    Feb 17, 2016
    Will I have time to get my flight going to Toronto. Tomorrow morning I will arrive at Houston Airport (from Guatemala) at Terminal E and I have to go to Terminal A to get my flight for Toronto. I will probably have to go get my luggage, change terminal, check in my luggage and pass to security and custom. I have one hour and twenty five minutes to do all that. It does not seem realistic... How long does it take to change terminal? What do you think I should do? It is not fault. My flight from Guatemala has been postponed and the one going to Toronto advanced.


    You will arrive in terminal e, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US customs, re-check your bags at the recheck desk if they are tagged through to Toronto, then go through security and take the skyway train to Terminal A. 85 minutes is likely not enough time. If you arrive early in the day you can likely be rebooked on another flight to Toronto.


  • Connecting Flights United
    Feb 17, 2016
    Hi I have a flight out of Canada going to Houston and then have a 1 hour layover to catch my connecting flight going to New Orleans. Both are with united and I will have checked baggage. Will this be enough time for me and my bags to get to my connecting flight? Will I have to go through security again? Will I have to collect my checked baggage in houston or will it automatically be transferred?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Canada. 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 should have enough time.


  • Is 90min enough time to move from terminal A to Terminal D
    Feb 17, 2016
    I arrive from Canada at terminal A making a connecting flight at terminal D. I have 90min. do I need to clear any security checks or is it straight from A to D.


    If both tickets are on the same reservation you can go straight from A to D on the Skyway train inside security.


  • DTW --> IAH --> BZE (Domestic arrival --> International Departure)
    Feb 16, 2016
    I will have 1hr 10mins to make my International connection flight to Belize after arriving domestically from Detroit. I am flying United and will have checked bag. Two questions: 1) Do I have to reclaim my checked bag in Houston and go through security again, and 2) Do I have enough time to comfortably make my international flight? Thank you for your input.


    If both flights are on United all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You should have plenty of time.


  • Missed connection
    Feb 16, 2016
    1/6/2016 Lhr iah Rsw arrived iah ua4 at 6:15 on time,but missed connection to ua1588 which boarding ended at 7:15 due to the walk,immigration,bag collect and drop,customs,tsa,and walk to next gate.was this a legal connection time 1hr?


    No, 1 hour is not a legal connection time. The minimum International to Domestic connection time at IAH is 90 minutes, with 2 hours recommended. Whoever sold you that ticket should not have.


  • enough time
    Feb 16, 2016
    Arriving to IAH on American from PHX and have 98 minuites between flights to catch flight on United to CTG, CO. Enough time if I'm a slow walker? Should I request assistance to next terminal?


    Do you have checked bags? Were all your tickets purchased on the same reservation? If not I don't think you have enough time.


    Doing carry on. And yes tickets purchased on the same reservation. What do you think?


    Then I think you can probably make it.


  • inquiry
    Feb 14, 2016
    i am a Nigerian arriving IAH airport Terminal D with Lufthansa from Frankfurt by 1405 h of 2nd march 2016 . PLS HOW DO I CONNECT TO TERMINAL A TO BOARD DELTA TO KANSAS CITY


    After you clear US Customs, if your bags are not checked through to Delta, you will have to take the SubWay train to Terminal A to re-check them at the Delta check-in counter and go through security there.


  • Connection time
    Mar 3, 2016
    I will arrive at IAH from SFO and have one hour to connect to my flight to Peru. How much time does it take to get from the domestic terminal to the international terminal.


    You will arrive in Terminal C or E and depart from Terminal E. It shouldn't take you more than 15 minutes to get between gates.


    I am flying United, arriving terminal C at 6:25 am, and departing terminal E at 7:20 am to Belize City: layover is 55 minutes. Do I need to go through immigration? Is that enough time?


    I am flying United, arriving Terminal C at 6:25 am from SFO, and departing Terminal E at 7:20 am to Belize City. Layover is 55 minutes. Do I need to go through Customs? Is that enough time?


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