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  • Terminal
    Sep 14, 2012
    How much time does it take to get from Terminal B to Terminal E? The time between arrival and departure is 46 minutes? Thanks for your help.


    On arrival at IAH at gateway to gates B76 to B83A, is, adjacent thereto, the entrance to the TerminaLink train station' while gateway to Gates B84-88 has a connection to C, D & E gates. Follow signs and hurry.


  • How do I get to A from E in 40 mins?
    Sep 12, 2012
    How do I get to Terminal A from Terminal E in 40 mins?


    On arrival at IAH at Terminal A, take the the above-ground TerminaLink train, which starts its service at the Terminal A station, and connects terminals A, B, C, D/E inside security - hurry!


  • SFO to IAH to CUN
    Sep 7, 2012
    We are flying Sunday 9/9/12 from San Francisco to Cancun, connecting in Houston. I was told by SFO to go to Domestic Departures there. I assume we will have to go thru customs in Houston as checking in for flight to Cancun. Do we have to get our bags from baggage clain and recheck them in Houston. We are flying United but I do not have terminal info yet.


    If you use United for both legs of your journey, note that United uses Terminals A, B, C & E at IAH Airport - Your ticket & overhead screens on arrival will tell you which terminal you connect to. Your bags will automatically be transferred to your connecting flight. If you need to transfer to another terminal use above-ground TerminaLink train, which starts its service at the Terminal A station, & connects terminals A, B, C, D/E inside security.


  • lufthansa lounge
    Sep 5, 2012
    How can I access the Lufthansa lounge if I am stuck on the lower floor with my bags and Lufthansa hasn't set up its counter yet?


    Looking at Terminal D map of IAH Airport it only shows three locations in the gate area (around gates D8 - D10), each marked 'Lounge' - one of which must be Lufthansa's. Have a porter bring up the bags - but before, ask any staff available for Lufthansa lounge, to make sure.


  • Possible to go from C to E in 39 mins?
    Sep 5, 2012
    Arriving in Terminal C, catching connecting flight in Terminal E. Time between flights is 39 mins. Is there an additional customs/securities check between these terminals? Is it possible to make this check-in in 39 mins?


    On arrival at IAH if arriving at gates C29-45 and transferring to Terminal E: simply walk towards gates C14-24 and proceeds straight on to TE. You have enough time.


  • United Airlines Change Aircraft
    Sep 4, 2012
    I dont know my gate numbers.I'm not flying out until November but my flight says it leaves Sacramento (SMF) at12;21pm and arrives in New York (LGA) at 11:23pm. It doesnt say what time its due to arrive at IAH. It jus says 1 Stop. Time on the ground in Houston, TX (IAH - Intercontinental) is 57 minutes. Change Planes. Equipment changes in Houston, TX (IAH - Intercontinental) to a Boeing 737-700. Will I have enough in 57 minutes to get the other flight?Its the one flight number.


    I suggest you open and click on "Terminal Map", then scroll down to the text which will give you airlines, terminals and connections.


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    Oct 31, 2012
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    Aug 23, 2012
    I will only have 40 minutes to connect, I see that the flight arrives at Terminal C and the flight to Lima departs at Terminal you think I can make it?


    On arrival at IAH you have two options to get to Terminal C: (a) Take the above-ground TerminaLink train connecting all terminals inside security; (b) If arriving at gates C29-45 and transferring to Terminal E: walk towards gates C14-24 and proceeds straight on to TE.


  • Lufthansa to United
    Aug 13, 2012
    LH arrives at 1350 how long will it take to clear customs and board a UA flight to DEN? My husband is an older man with a heart condition can we arrange for a little trolley to pick him up and shuttle him down to UA? If so how do we do that? Thank you


    1. You should give LH notice 2 days before departure that you will need a wheelchair upon your arrival at IAH - if it is too late to do so, alert your flight attendant to make such arrangement. 2. Lufthansa arrives at Terminal D; you will be directed to the International Arrivals terminal, where you will go through customs & take the escalator down to Baggage Claim Level 1. From there you go through Exit Control and enter to the right the baggage recheck area (make sure that LH transfers your bags to UA connection - otherwise you need to take your bags to the connecting terminal and check them in at the UA counter) and straight out arrive at the International Arrivals Lobby, which has an escalator down to the Inter-Terminal Train to Terminals A, B & C. 3. United uses Terminals A, B C & E (where you need to go through security check before continuing on to your gate.) Your ticket and the overhead screens on arrival at IAH will indicate your gate number & departure time. You should count on gate-to-gate on a 1.5 hour transfer.


  • Japan Trip 10-13-12
    Aug 15, 2012
    Hi, I am in the planning stages of a trip to Japan on 10-13-12. The 1st lleg of the trip is United 4353 from ATL, (Express Jet Airlines DBA United Express-Embraer RJ135/145 Regional Jet), and then switch to United Flight 1169, (Boeing 757) for SFO. Layover is only 35 min. and I can find no info on terminals or gates and am concerned that there isn't enough time to make the connection. Can someone please enlighten me if I will have to change terminals and is 35 min enough time for me and the baggage transfer?


    United uses Terminals A, B & C at IAH; United uses Terminal 3 & the International Terminal at SFO. You need to contact Express Jet if they transfer your bags at IAH to United flight to SFO - if not, you need to pick up your bag and check it in at the United check-in counter of your departure terminal at IAH. United will transfer your bags from SFO to Japan flight. Read up on both IAH & SFO terminals by opening /or sfo; then click on "Terminal Map" under QUICK LINKS, & scroll down to text, which will give you all the details you need. In some instances, 35 mins may be enough time, in others not (changing Terminals, etc)


    This is not correct. United uses Terminals B, C, and E. MOAU12 will arrive at Terminal B and probably leave for SFO from Terminal C. This can take quite a while--use the link from B to C. UAL should send the luggage all the way to NRT without issue. But, the 35 minutes is not enough time for this trip through IAH. Once you get to Terminal C from B, unless it's close, hop on a cart and tell him/her to get you to your gate in C. I had to do something quite similar not too long ago and only had 40 minutes. I made it by one minute before they closed the door. Why not simply fly nonstop from IAH to Japan rather than going through SFO!!! It's so my easier on your knees, legs, feet, head and general well-being. United flies non-stop from IAH daily.


  • Dom to int flight with diff airlines
    Aug 15, 2012
    Hi, I will be arriving from Austin to IAH via United (dont know my terminal yet) and have to make an international connection to Emirates at T4. Once I collect my bags, will I be able to use the Inter Terminal train to T4 using a baggage cart to get to T4 as I have a couple of suitcases. If not, what other options do I have? Thx


    1. United uses all three domestic terminals A, B & C with corresponding gates. However, Emirates uses Terminal D (it uses Terminal 4 at LAX, not IAH!). 2. Did you check with United if they would transfer your bags to Emirates automatically? If they don't you cannot enter the inter-terminal train with a trolley at any airport trains - your best bet is to take a taxi in front of arrivals, or a shuttle located at the south side of TA, B & C and the west end of TD. 3. At TD you need to go through security check before proceeding to your connecting gate. 4. The departure level has 9 gateways: (from left to right: gateway leading to gates C14 to C2, and gates D1 to D3; gateway to Gates D4A & D4; Gates D5 through Gates D10 have separate gateways, with gateway to gates D11, 11A & 12 at the end. IF United transfers your bags and you arrive at C gates, you could just walk over to your D gates.


    There is no terminal T4 at IAH. Sounds like an LAX terminal number. You will probably arrive at either Terminal B (if on a small Express Jet) or at Terminal C if on a 737. However, why go through LAX when you can fly non-stop from Houston to Dubai on Emirates? I would try to catch a flight out of Austin that arrives at Terminal C or E rather than using LAX. Surely UAL can assist you for this connection. Emirates will depart from Terminal D. Geting from either C or E to Terminal D is just a nice walk. Only take the link if your have to arrive at Terminal B and need to get to Terminal E. The non-stop from IAH to DXB. Unbelievably, the IAH to DXB is actually longer than LAX or SFO to DXB by nearly an hour. Seems impossible, but it is. Hope you are in a First Class or at least Business! Good luck, but do try to make the changes. It's worth it, believe me! I live in Austin and fly to Houston, my hometown, and unless there have been some adjustments, UAL should have a flight on a B737 into Terminal C.


    Aug 2, 2012
    i am arriving from DTW and will have a connecting flight to Vancouver. What is the process?and is 1 hr enough to get to the next terminal? Do i need to go into immigration? it is my first time to travel alone. Pls help. Thank you.


    I am flying through United Airlines.


  • connections
    Jul 31, 2012
    I am flying Continental from Rio to IAH. After I have connection to Las Vegas flying United. Where is the terminal? The same ? Do I take the checked bags in Houston and re-checkin again or I take my bags in Las Vegas?


    You arrive at IAH at the international Terminal E (E gates 1-24). You wil be processed at the International Arrivals building, which is part of Terminal E: Arriving passengers go through customs & take the escalator down to the 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 inter-terminal train, to domestic Terminals A, B & C. United (Continental merged into United) uses all three domestic terminals - your ticket and the overhead screen will indicate your connecting gate number, i.e. A1, B60, C14, etc.


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