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  • 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.


  • Enough Time 50 Min
    Jul 26, 2012
    My husband and I will be traveling to Mexico in Sept -- I just received our itinerary and have 24 hours to make any changes without penalty and I am concerned about the 50 min between our flight arriving in Terminal B and departing out of Terminal E -- what is the fastest way to get from TB to TE and make our flight? Or should I change our departure flight? We will have all of our luggage as carry ons so I'm not sure if you have motorized carts to help passengers as I have had surgery on both knees and can't run to try to do an OJ thru the airport!


    IAH terminals are served by the above-ground TerminaLink train, which starts its service at the Terminal A station, and connects terminals A, B, C, D/E inside security. 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. On Arrival at TB near gateway to Gates B84-88 is a connection to C, D & E gates. You should contact your first airline at least 48 hours prior to Mexico departure that you will need assistance to get to Terminal E. (50 mins is plenty for able-bodied persons - and you don't know yet how well you'll be doing by September. Take care of yourself and heal fast!


  • transfer bags fr united dom to emira int
    Jul 25, 2012
    hi how can i get united to transefer my baggs from domestic flight to international on emirates, on two seperate flight tickets.


    As you have two separate flight tickets for your IAH transfer, and United and Emirates are not part of the three airline alliances, or code-share, you will need to take claim your bag on arrival and take it to your connecting terminal (Terminal D), where you have to recheck it in. (United uses domestic Terminals A & B) I suggest you on and click on "Terminal Map" under QUICK LINKS, then scroll down to the text for connections, and more.


  • Enough Time AA from MIA, IAH to FRA
    Jul 24, 2012
    Hi, we are planning to take August 1, AA685 MIA IAH 15:20 – 17:00. Than with Lufthansa same day LH 441 IAH FRA 18:20 – 11:05. Is this enough time to get the connection with LH if we land with AA at 5 pm and to get LH leaving at 6:20 pm? As we would be stand by for both AA and LH as ID traveller would AA check us through to FRA from MIA? Or do we have to collect our luggage in IAH and completely check in again? So than the time to get the connex would not be enough, wouldn´t it? Thank you very much for your help,


    At IAH you arrive via AA at Terminal A and need to change over to Terminal D to catch your Lufthansa flight. The above-ground TerminaLink train, which starts its service at the Terminal A station, connects terminals A, B, C, D/E inside security. Your 5pm arrival and 6:20 departure gives you enough transfer time. However, you need to make sure that AA will transfer bags to LH - not all airlines do, in which case you would have to retrieve your bags at TA and re-check them in at TD - count in that extra time, if needed. For detailed information about the terminals and transfer options open, click on "Terminal Map" and scroll down to the text.


    Thank you very much for your prompt reply. This was really helpful. Brgds!


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