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  • Transferiing from Terminal D to A
    Jan 4, 2014
    Dear Sir/madam, i'm arriving on Air France at Terminal D and then have a flight from Terminal A with Alaska Airlines. Can you tell me the quickest way to get to termiinal A from D, how i do it and how long the transfer may take. Thanks in advance for a reply.


    The above-ground TerminaLink train, which starts its service at the Terminal A station, connects terminals A, B, C, D/E inside security (allow for 30 mins transfer from A to D).


    Since you are arriving on an international flight it will take you a lot longer than 30 minutes to make your connection. As you will have to go through US Customs, claim your baggage, and go through customs. If your bags are checked through to your second flight you can then re-check them, but if they are not you will have to take them on the Inter-Terminal Train, which runs outside security, to Terminal A. What airline are you flying from Terminal A and how much time do you have for your connection?


    I arrive at 14:15 and depart at 17:30 so have a 3:15 connection, flying alaska airlines


    I will gave to clear customs and immigration and re check at IAH.


    Yes, you should have enough time. If your bags are checked through to Alaska Airlines you can re-check your bags in Terminal D, otherwise you will have to take them on the Inter-Terminal Train to Terminal A.


  • United flights
    Dec 30, 2014
    Hi we are flying from EWR a domestic flight united airlines and have a layover at IAH for Costa Rica an international flight also united. Is there enough time to transfer planes?


    Well, you didn't post how much time you your itinerary currently allows, so I don't know if you'll have enough time. But you should arrive in Terminal C or E and depart from E, which is all connected beyond security.


    44 minutes. Thank you for your help


    Yes, if your first flight is on-time you should be OK.


    Thank you for being helpful


    Dec 28, 2013
    Hi. I am arriving to IAH from UK on 31 Dec 2013 at 2:05pm in UA 0920 and has only hand luggage. After I pass through security where do I go to get the inter terminal train to take to Terminal C. Please direct me. Thanks. Luz


    You do not have to take the Inter-Terminal train to go from E to C. However, if your flight is not from C, the Inter-Terminal Train runs outside security and the TerminaLink train runs inside security. You can just follow signs to your departure terminal.


  • terminal b to d with bags
    Dec 19, 2013
    Hi I have a connection from terminal b to d. I have 2 separate bookings and so my bags will not be transferred by airline. I have to pick nags and change terminal. How do I do that?


    The Inter-Terminal Train runs between the terminals outside the secure area.


    I read that that cart are not allowed in the train. So how would I take all the bags. I have 4 big bags, 2 carry on bags, 1 stroller 1 car seat, a lot of luggage. Thanks.


    Buy a foldable luggage cart and pack it in your luggage.


  • Terminal transfer and connecting time
    Dec 19, 2013
    I will be arriving from Guatemala City at 4:05 pm on United and making a connection to a United flight to Edmonton at 5:45 PM. Is there enough time to make the connection - 1 hr 40 min?


    That will be tough. You will arrive in Terminal E where you will go through immigration, claim your bags, go through customs, and re-check them. You will then go back through security and to your gate which will likely be in Terminal C. It's possible, but your first flight will have to be on-time and you'll have to hurry.


  • terminal connection problem
    Dec 18, 2013
    Hi, if i'm stopping in IAH for 40mins, do I have time totake the shuttle? will i have to go through security again if i do take the TerminaLink shuttle ? thank you


    The TerminaLink runs inside security. You do not have to go through security if you need to take it to get between your gates.


  • 30 minute layover
    Dec 16, 2013
    My 17 year old daughter is traveling from Knoxville, Tn to Honolulu on Christmas day. United has changed her flight into Houston and she now only has a 30 minute layover. I believe the Knoxville flight comes in at Terminal B and the HNL leaves out of E. She is not an experienced traveler. Can she make this?


    If the first flight is on-time it is doable. All terminals at IAH are connected beyond security by the TerminaLink train, however, if there is an earlier flight, since there has been a schedule change, you can call United and have her moved to that, or you could possibly have her rebooked to connect in Chicago or Washington DC instead.


  • Carrier and Terminal Transfer
    Dec 17, 2013
    I'm From Calgary, Canada, to San Jose, Costa Rica with my connection through IAH. Flying Air Canada to IAH and United from there. I've got a connection time of 61 minutes. Will that be enough time to transfer terminals and check-in with United at IAH? Should I check my bag or take a small one for carry-on?


    If your tickets were bought on one reservation (and maybe even if they weren't) your bags can be checked through to San Jose in Calgary as both Air Canada and United are in Star Alliance. If that's the case or if you only take a carry-on, all you will have to do at IAH is take the TerminaLink train from Terminal A to Terminal E, which it connects inside security. If your first flight is on-time you will have enough time.


    Hi so if I take the termiallink train from Ato C I won't have to go through security again? thanks


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