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  • FRA to MSY through IAH
    Nov 3, 2016
    2
    Hi, I will fly in to IAH with LH from FRA arriving at 2:05pm at terminal D and will have a connecting flight to MSY with Spirit departing from terminal A at 5:53pm. I have checked bags. Is that a safe connection? Many thanks!

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. You will have to take your bags on the Subway train From Terminal D/E to Terminal A to re-check them with Spirit after you clear customs.

     

    Many thanks for your swift response!

     

  • Tokyo to Tegucigalpa through Houston
    Nov 4, 2016
    11
    I habe a flight from Japan to Houston which arrives at 7:45 at terminal D and then a flight from Houston terminal E to Tegucigalpa (Honduras) which departs at 9:05. I bougth the whole flight with UA but first flight is operated by All Nipon Airline. Enough time for the connection? Do I have to re-check my bags?

     

    I have a diplomatic passport

     

    Yes, you will have to claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. This is a very difficult connection, bordering on impossible.

     

    I read that you don't have to claim your bags in International to International connection. Isn'r that right?

     

    That's only if both flights are on United.

     

    But my first flight has a UA number even if it's operated by ANA. Does that change anythinf?

     

    No, it's an ANA flight, codeshare doesn't matter.

     

    Ok. Thank you. I'll try to run as fast as possible

     

    And if I can't make it, I understand UA has to put me in the next plane since they sold the ticket under those conditions

     

    Yes, but be aware that there is only one Houston-Tegucigalpa flight per day. The only way you could be rebooked and get there that day is connecting on Avianca over San Salvador.

     

    Would they give me that possibility? I was afraid I would have to sleep over and catch the plane the next day

     

    It's possible if you pushed for it and specifically mentioned that routing.

     

  • Connect from London to LA in IAH
    Nov 2, 2016
    3
    We're coming from London to connect in IAH to get to Los Angeles through American Airlines, is 1.5 hrs enough to make it? thx

     

    American doesn't fly from London to Houston or Houston to Los Angeles. Please double check your reservation.

     

    It says AA operated by british airways (london to Houston) and AA operated by compass/american eagle (houston to LA)

     

    OK, so yes, AA does fly Houston-LA. The first flight is operated by British Airways. You will arrive in Terminal D, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and take the Skyway train to Terminal A where you depart. This is a very difficult connection, but not impossible.

     

  • 35 minute layover
    Nov 1, 2016
    1
    going from OKC into IAH with only 35minutes to get on flight to Calgary. Will I be able to make the connection? Customs?

     

    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You have enough time if the first flight is on-time but it leaves no time to spare if it is delayed. If you have to change terminals the Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • YYZ-IAH-MHA
    Nov 1, 2016
    1
    Arrive from Toronto with 49 minutes to make a connection to Managua .. Both flights are United. Enough time or will I need to go through customs/security?

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Toronto and there is no US Customs when leaving the US and you don't have to go through security either. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security. You have enough time if the first flight is on-time.

     

  • short connection time to bogota
    Nov 1, 2016
    1
    I am arriving Houston on United from SF, and have 46 minute layover to catch a United flight to Bogota, Colombia. Is that enough time? I won't check luggage.

     

    Yes, that is enough time if the flight from San Francisco is on-time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. It obviously leaves little time to spare if the flight from San Francisco is delayed.

     

  • terminal change
    Nov 1, 2016
    1
    is 56 minutes sufficient times to go from terminal b to c on united airlines

     

    Yes, that is enough time. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • Flights Changed/Connections a Worry
    Oct 30, 2016
    1
    United cancelled our original flights and we had to changed dates/flight times. Already have plan B and plan C in case we miss connections but just found this site and would love input. UA 3982 from Cleveland next Saturday, connecting in Houston to Cozumel flight UA1545. Layover of 44 minutes. Hoping we land in terminal C and I am assuming we deport terminal E. If we land on time, I am assuming we can make the flight connection. Now for the return flight of UA1546 from Cozumel with a checked bag, we now only have a little over 1 1/2 hours to clear customs, get bags, recheck and make next flight UA2024. We have been spoiled by flying through Charlotte and have done the same thing in 30 minutes. Does Houston now have kiosks to scan documents? What are our chances of making it in time!

     

    The flight from Cleveland will almost definitely arrive in B. You will depart from E. Houston does have kiosks, it just handles many more international arrivals and has longer security lines than Charlotte. Your flight to Cleveland will depart from C.

     

  • Short connection time?
    Oct 30, 2016
    2
    Arriving from Brazil at 07:10AM and departing to Mexico at 8:45AM. Hand baggage only. Is the onestop thing available these days?

     

    Both flights are United as well

     

    Yes, Onestop is available.

     

  • Arrive from Wash DC at 4:25pm leave for Guadalajara at 5:45 pm
    Oct 30, 2016
    2
    Is 1 hour 20 minute connection enough time to make the Guadalajara flight? Need to go through security?

     

    Note: Both flights are with United Airlines

     

    Yes, that is plenty of time. No you do not have to go through security. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • Detroit to Houston to Cabo
    Oct 27, 2016
    1
    Land at 10:35 am leave at 11:25 am both with United. is 50 minutes enough time?

     

    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do on your way to Cabo is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If you have to change terminals the Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • Connection 7:50pm to 9:20pm
    Oct 25, 2016
    1
    Hello, I am arriving at 7:50pm to IAH from Panama Latin America, and have a connection at 9:20pm towards San Francisco. All in same reservation. No gate has been posted yet. Will I have time to go through Customs, re-check bags and get to boarding gate?? Any tip?

     

    Yes, in Houston you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. You have barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.

     

  • Avianca from El Salvador then UNIted to Brownsville
    Oct 25, 2016
    3
    can I recheck my bags once out of customs or do I have to go outside and start over at the main ticket counter?

     

    If both tickets are on the same reservation, then you can re-check your bags at the re-check desk at the exit of customs.

     

    one ticket is on Avianca the other United not sure what "same reservation" means

     

    did you purchase your tickets in one transaction or two separate transactions?

     

  • Connecting to Puerto Vallarta
    Oct 24, 2016
    1
    I'm flying through Houston on Wednesday on United (both flights). Arrive in Terminal C from Newark, leave an hour later from Terminal E for Puerto Vallarta. Is an hour enough time for this transfer, or should I start exploring other options?

     

    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Connection from B to E
    Oct 24, 2016
    1
    My flight got changed with United and now I only have 35 minutes (from land to dep) to go from Terminal B to E for an international flight. Should I even try it? I heard the train should only take 5 minutes or so, but I didn't know if there would be anything else in my way. My first flight is Tulsa > IAH, so I wouldn't think there would be any troubles there, but you never know. Thanks!

     

    Yeah, it's possible. You can call and ask United for an earlier flight from Tulsa if there is one if you're worried.

     

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