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  • International to domestic in 48 min. Will this work? Security twice?
    Jun 24, 2014
    We are flying from YYC and landing in IAH at 3:30. We then leave IAH towards BHM at 4:23. I know we must change terminals. Will we have to clear customs and go through security before getting to our connection? If so, we won't have time, I believe. Or, can we get from flight to flight without having to go through customs or security? Thank you!


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary. Your arrival into IAH will be like a domestic flight. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All terminals at IAH are connected inside security by the TerminaLink train.


    Thank you! Is the TerminaLink train the one above ground? I ask because on the way to Calgary, we took the train below ground and it took us out of security (which lead to a needed run through the airport). Thanks!


    Yes, the TerminaLink train runs above ground.


    Thanks!! You have been quite helpful.


  • connection
    Jun 23, 2014
    Hi I have booked a flight from SJO Costa rica through CLT on the same reservation,The layover changed and now I have 2 hours to make the connection to charlotte.is that enough time for me?


    its a united flight from sjo to iah and united express from iah to clt by the way


    Yes, 2 hours should be enough time. You will arrive in Terminal E, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US customs, and re-check your bags with United, then go to the departure level and through security. Your flight to Charlotte will depart from Terminal C, which is connected directly to E, or Terminal B, which can be reached using the TerminaLink train inside security.


  • Transfer time
    Jun 23, 2014
    We are flying from YYC to Mexico with an 48 mins layover in IAH. Will we have to go through security/TSA before our second flight?


    You do not have to go through Security in IAH. You will pre-clear US Immigration in Calgary. Your arrival in IAH will be like a domestic flight. All terminals at IAH are connected inside security by the TerminaLink train. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


    No, you will not have enough time. You need to change your flights.


    How do I go about changing my flights?


    You need to contact whoever you booked your tickets through (either your travel agent or airline(s))


  • connection
    Jun 28, 2014
    I will be landing at iah from san jose costa rica with united and then departing to charlotte nc with united express in an hour and fifty minutes layover.is that enough time?do I have to recheck baggage and most important does anybody know which terminals are used for international and domestic flights?thanks


    Yes, you will have to claim your baggage after immigration, go through customs, and re-check it with United. You will arrive in Terminal E and depart from B or C.


  • Flying from GRU to SFO, connecting flight in IAH
    Jun 16, 2014
    Hi, I'm brazilian and I'm booking my flight to San Francisco. I'll leave from GRU (Sao Paulo-Brazil) and I'll have a 2h layover in IAH before I take my second flight (both are United). Will it be enough time for me to do all that's needed? Thank you.


  • 6/16/14
    Jun 16, 2014
    Tomorrow I have to take A plane from Louisville,Ky to Houston,tx. Then I have to take a take a plane from Houston,tx to San Pedro Sula,Hn. It's my fist time traveling alone. Do I have to take the train from one plane to another plane?!?


  • london to quito
    Jun 16, 2014
    Hi, I fly from London to Houston then have a 1hr49 minute wait to get another plane with same airline to Quito. Is this enough time? Will I need to re check in my bags?


  • Flight from St. Louis to Phoenix
    Jun 16, 2014
    I'm looking at booking a flight from STL to PHX, it gets into IAH at 8:02am and there is a layover of 43mins. Is this enough time to connect to my flight to PHX?


  • Time to conncet
    Jun 15, 2014
    Arriving united terminal A. Is one hour enough time to get to terminalE united to buenos aires


  • SAN-IAH-SCL 1 hr connect enough?
    Jun 15, 2014
    Just booked a trip from SFO to Santiago Chile on United's site. (Using miles to upgrade to business class so stuck with United.) The itinerary has a 1 hour connect time in IAH. I'm concerned this is not enough either for us to walk between or for our checked luggage to be transferred. Not to mention weather delays. If we'd miss our Santiago flight we'd probably lose our business class seats.


  • 1:10 hour connection
    Jun 14, 2014
    I am planning to book my trip from BHM to CAI. the itinerary is as follows: BHM-IAH then IAH-FRA then FRA-CAI. the layover between my first (domestic) and second (international) flights is 70 mins. Is this enough time to transfer from terminal B to C to catch my second flight ?


  • LHR to BJX transfer through IAH
    Jun 19, 2014
    Hi I am booked on a United airlines flight from LHR to IAH. I have a connecting flight booked at the same time and through United to BJX with a connecting time of 1hr 5mins. Is this enough time? Do I need to pass through security or do I just transfer to my next gate? Will I need to recheck baggage if I check baggage? And do I need a visa ? As my final destination is not in the US


    No, you cannot skip customs. You will have a very tough time making your connection. Lufthansa and JetBlue do have an interline agreement, so you can ask the Lufthansa agent to tag your bag through to ORD and that way you can re-check your bag in T1 and don't have to take it with you to T5. Your connection is possible but leaves little room for delays.


    Is there any way not to take my bag att all on JFK Terminal 1 but only to check it in once with Lufthansa and take it straight to ORD? So I can only go through custums and than run to terminal 5? Thanks a lot!


    No, you HAVE to claim your bag in T1 in order to go through Customs. If you fail to claim your bag, it will sit in New York for days.


  • United SFO to Munich via IAH; do I have to go thru TSA again?
    Jun 11, 2014
    I have a back injury and carry Gel Ice packs with me which are only allowed in a frozen state. They will be at SFO when I depart but no longer at IAH (enough for me but not for the TSA IF I have to go thru that again in Houston. Tx.


  • PVR to MSP
    Jun 10, 2014
    I have a 90 minutes connection time coming from PVR and connecting to MSP. Do I hAve enough time to clear immigration and customs? Flight arrives on Sunday at 5:30 pm


  • questions about layover times
    Jun 10, 2014
    Hi I flying to Costa Rica FROM IAH. My first flight is CLEVELAND to IAH. Then I have a 2:10 hr layover. Is this enough time to get through customs and to my gate? Lets say even If I'm delayed 30 minutes as United is notorious for flight delays. And I know a lot of international terminals close an hour early. Can someone help? Thanks BOTH FLIGHTS ARE UNITED..the whole trip is cleveland to houston to costa rica


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