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  • COnnections from terminal A to C
    Dec 22, 2014
    Is there a way to go from Terminal C to Terminal A to make a connecting flight without having to clear security again? I have a short connection and want to find the fastest way to get to the second gate.


    Yes, the TerminaLink train connects all terminals inside security.


  • I have enough time?
    Dec 22, 2014
    On 25 dic I land in IAH at 14.25 from Paris(Air France) with a connecting flight to Mexico City at 16.10 (Aeromexico). Ticket is issued from Delta. Is that enough time to make the connecting flight? Will my checked luggage go through directly or do I have to claim it and go through security? What terminal do I arrive in and what terminal do I leave from? Thank you.


    Both your flights will be in Terminal D. You will likely have to claim your luggage to go through customs then re-check it after customs at the transfer desk, but ask the Air France agent upon arrival. You should barely have enough time.


  • Connection Time From Lima-Houstin-Seattle
    Dec 22, 2014
    I have a 1hr 59min connection time arriving at 7:15am from Lima going to Seattle. Is this sufficient time to access customs and recheck bags? Thank you.


    Should note that I am flying United throughout. Thanks


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will arrive in Terminal E and likely depart from Terminal C.


  • Guatemala City to Houston , Houston to new york.
    Dec 20, 2014
    Hi there, We are concerned about our connecting time through Houston airport (flights booked with Bravofly). We fly Guatemala City to Houston George Bush Terminal E with United Airlines on Dec 23rd, landing in Houston at 10:04am. We then have a connecting flight leaving from Terminal B at 11:30am also with United Airlines to New York. We are concerned that 1hr 35 mins isn't enough time, especially going through customs from an international flight and connecting to a domestic flight. Do you think we should be looking at changing our connecting flight? It's a shame that Bravo-fly leave such a short window. Do you know if we remove our bags and recheck them in, or is that done for us? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks, Daisy


    You will arrive in Terminal E, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk immediately after customs. Then go through security and to your departure gate. Your flight to New York will likely depart from Terminal C, not B. 1 hr 26 mins is 4 minutes below the minimum connection time for such a connection. However, if you miss your connection United has lots of flights from Houston to New York that you can be rebooked on.


  • international travel
    Dec 20, 2014
    Aloha, I am traveling from HNL-IAH on United and then connecting to BA to London. Unfortunately we will be at IAH for about 8 hours till our BA flight leaves for London. My question is what terminal will I arrive at in HNL and what terminal will I have to go to for London? Will I have to pick up my luggage at baggage claim and then send it thru again for London? These are two separate tickets one with United & the other with BA. When will I have to go thru customs and/or immigration, I've never done this before.


    You will arrive in Terminal E and depart from Terminal D. Since you purchased two separate tickets you will have to claim your baggage with United, wait until the BA ticket counter opens, and re-check it. You do not go through US Immigration when leaving the US.


  • short layover
    Dec 19, 2014
    Hi, I am arriving from Amsterdam and connecting through to Los Angeles and my layover is only 1 hr and 14 min. Will that be enough time?


    That is 16 minutes below the minimum connection time. I would call who you booked your tickets through and ask to be put on a later flight to Los Angeles.


  • arriving from Frankfurt at 2:20 leaving 5:00 to Miami
    Dec 19, 2014
    Hy, I am arriving at 2:20pm from Frankfurt and I will have to fly to Miami at 5:00pm . 4 Lagguage which i will make lagguage tag in Frankfurt for MIA. Is the connection time for Immigration enough? Anything I need to know? last time Houston immigration took me almost 2 hrs


    You will arrive in Terminal E, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk. Then go up to the departure level and through security and to your departure gate which will likely be in Terminal C.


  • International Connection
    Dec 18, 2014
    I am flying through Houston January 2nd. I am coming from HSV with a 85 minute connection to Frankfurt. Will I be able to check my bags all the way in HSV? or will I have to claim them and re check them. Will this be enough time?


    Your bags will go directly to Frankfurt. You have plenty of time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate in B to your departure gate in D or E. The TerminaLink train connects all terminals inside security.


  • Hour and a half layover at Houston
    Dec 16, 2014
    Me and a friend are travelling tomorrow from columbia, sc to Heathrow connecting in Houston. We have an hour and a half layover and one checked bad each. Will this be long enough? She is travelling on a UK passport


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The TerminaLink train connects all terminals inside security.


  • 1 hour layover worries
    Dec 15, 2014
    I will be coming in from Calgary, Canada on a United Airlines flight at 2:25pm, departing at 3:55pm for Lima, Peru also on a United Airlines flight. What terminal will I be arriving at and departing from and will I have enough time to get there? Will I have to recheck my baggage or go through customs/security again?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Calgary. All you have to do in Houston is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time. You will arrive in Terminal C and depart from Terminal E.


  • Going through Customs from International to Domestic
    Dec 14, 2014
    Arriving at IAH on United 984 from Heathrow on August 15 @ 4:05pm. Leaving on United 1015 to Sacramento @ 5;50pm. How do I collect my bags-go through customs-get to my next domestic flight?


    You will arrive in Terminal E, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check the bags at the transfer desk, go to the departure level, go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Winnipeg to Chicago to Houston to Bogota
    Dec 15, 2014
    My Husband (a green traveler) and my 17 year old daughter are travelling for her to play rugby in Colombia. They have a 35 minute stop over in Houston to catch their plane to Colombia....Is there any hope that they will make it? I have been sleepless worrying about this.. I understand they will arrive in terminal C and depart from terminal E....Do they have to do anything other than run like crazy? How far is it in real fast walking time from the 2 terminals?


    Yes, all they have to do is go from the arrival gate to the departure gate. Some parts of Terminal C are literally right next to Terminal E. The worst case scenario is about a 5-10 minute run.


    Thanks...I'll sleep better tonight!


    Well done! They made it with 20 minutes to spare!!!


  • conflict in iFly information
    Dec 10, 2014
    Have 40 minutes to connect from a United Express flight to a United domestic flight on Monday, December 15. IAH arrival and departure gates used for the flights on Monday, December 8, were B30 and C45. Information regarding IAH Terminal B on iFly.com conflicts. Narrative says Terminal B's SW concourse has Gates B21-B31. But the map of Terminal B shows Gates B60-B88; it does not include Gates B21-B31. Please confirm an error or otherwise explain the discrepancy.


    Terminal B is under construction and the map is out of date. Take a look at this map, the location of B30 is quite clear. - http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/airport/maps/iah.aspx


  • Minimum connecting time from EK ex DXB to UA SAT ?
    Dec 13, 2014
    Hi , i am a little confused by the various posts on the subject. With only one carryon/no checked bags and in first class what would be the minimum time (offpeak season) to connect from an Emirates flight out of DXB to UA domestic (clearing CBP etc Thanks


    The stated minimum time is 90 minutes, but realistically, considering you have no checked bags and will be in First class, you can do it in an hour. Be sure to check in online for your United flight before you leave Dubai.


    That is much clearer , Thank you very much for your assistance , Thanks a million.


  • transit from E to C with 5 bags singlehanded?
    Dec 10, 2014
    Does the transit trains from Terminal E to C allow the use of luggage cart? I am traveling from terminal E after an international flight with 5 bags to terminal C. I am exiting in to Houston city from Terminal C where I am meeting my brother. Thank you for the information in advance


    You would have to use the Inter-Terminal train because it is the one that runs outside security. Yes, you could probably bring a cart on that train. If you can't manage it, the inter-terminal train just really runs inside a hallway, and you could walk the cart from E to C.


    Thank you. I have to ask one more time: are you certain I could walk the luggage cart from terminal E to C? it would not be good planning if I am unable to and then I don't catch up with the family!


    IAH website says no carts on either train services!


    The Inter-Terminal train is unattended, if you can get the cart down there, nobody will know. Why can't your brother just pick you up in Terminal E?


    That is what we decided to do rather than break any rules!


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