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  • Booked with United but flying Air Canada to Toronto, then to Milan
    Sep 28, 2016
    I booked my flight with United but am flying Air Canada to Toronto for a layover, then to Milan. So do I go to IAH Terminal A where Air Canada departs or Terminal E for United international flights?


    If the first flight is operated by Air Canada then you check in with Air Canada in Terminal A.


  • Intl to Domestic transfer: Auckland (NZ) to Houston to Denver
    Sep 28, 2016
    We have had an itinerary change and now have a TWO hour layover in Houston, we are 5 people (2 Adults plus older kids/teens), with luggage including ski gear in holiday season (Dec 27. '17; Arr 13:40 - Dep 15:40) Both flights are United (although NZ to Houston is code share with Air NZ) Is this enough time to get through customs, security etc to make the connection to Denver? Or should I NOT accept the itinerary change?


    Yes, that is enough time if the first flight is on-time. You could ask for a later flight to Denver if that makes you more comfortable though.


  • SAT IAH Connection
    Sep 25, 2016
    I have a scheduled 530 pm flight departing SAT arriving in IAH around 635pm. My layover is 40min for the next international flight to Frankfurt. Is that enough time to arrive at the gate or will it be pushing the buttons? thank you for the response. Another option would be leaving SAT to IAD with a 1hr 25 min layover and departure for Frankfurt. Is that enough time with assuming everything already checked in?


    It's possible but obviously doesn't leave much time to spare. If you haven't booked it yet, I would book the 1 hr 25 min layover at IAD.


    thx! So going with the 435 from SAT to IAD with a 1hr 25 layover is doable? It is in the holiday timeframe December 20/21. I don't know how IAD is connection wise..


  • IAH Connections
    Sep 25, 2016
    Hi, Arriving on a Monday morning from Tokyo on NH, and have a connection to YUL via IAD on UA. Transit time is 2:35. Is this enough time to clear customs etc and re check in? Alas due to work ticketing restrictions it will be seperate tickets, and won't be able to check through my bags all the way from Tokyo. Thanks in advance


    WIthout bags checked through this is just enough time if everything goes smoothly. You can also show your United confirmation to the ANA agent in Tokyo when checking in and ask that your bags be checked through to Montreal.


  • Transit time for international international connection
    Sep 24, 2016
    Hi, I want to travel back from Cancun via Hou to Frankfurt. Lay over would be 3 hrs. Is that enough to pass US customs and get from Terminal E to D? It'll be Jan 3rd 2017 or is there a lot of travelers due to holidays?


    Yes, that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly. January 3 is the end of the holiday season.


    Sep 23, 2016
    I am flying Memphis to Houston to Belize City and have a 51 minute layover at IAH. Is that enough time to get off our flight to the Int'l terminal if we carry on bags? I'm assuming there's no way we'd make it with checked luggage. Me and wife traveling


    If both flights are on the same reservation it doesn't matter if you have checked bags or not, you don't have to do anything with them on your way to Belize. All you have to do in Houston is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.


  • connecting from terminal C to B in 55 minutes
    Sep 23, 2016
    I have a flight from Calgary Houston than to San Antonio. I have 55 minutes only to connect from terminal C to B. Is this enough time?


    Yes, that is enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Calgary and the skyway train connects all terminals inside security.


  • Domestic to international
    Sep 23, 2016
    Hi, chilean citizen here. I am fliying (January) from Toronto to Houston, and then from Houston to Santiago Chile. My layover in Houston to take my connection to Chile is only 1 hr... do you think is enough time? will they make me take my luggage and go thru security in Houston or they will send it straight to Chile? Thank you!


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Houston is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.


  • Luggage Drop after customs
    Sep 23, 2016
    Hi, I'm flying by EVA BR52 next Tuesday to IAH arriving at 11PM, then I have a very long stopover, about 17hrs in IAH. Departing on Wednesday 5:40PM to GDL with United. Would UA accept I drop my luggage after passing customs despite the long stop over time? Or I have to take my luggage out of the airport with me to kill time? Both flights are one ticket.


    No, you will have to wait until at least the next morning to check your bags with united.


  • SQ->AA tight connect. Is it enough
    Sep 22, 2016
    Sunday arrival on SQ52 scheduled at 1430. Wanted to take AA home at 1550 (1hour 20min). Carryon only. No Global entry. Is it workable?


    That would be impossible. Even with no checked bags you realistically need at least 2 hours.


  • SQ arrival onto UA domestic
    Sep 22, 2016
    Hi Guys Will be arriving off the new SQ service from Manchester and connecting onto a UA domestic flight to PHX. Our connection time is 3hr 15min, is that enough time? Bearing in mind we will need to clear immigration and check in at UA.


    Yes, that should be just about enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Enough time?
    Sep 21, 2016
    Hi, I have a flight from Las Vegas to Cancun with a layover of an hour and 17 minutes in Houston is this enough time to make my connecting flight? Both flights with the same airline? Thank you!


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


  • Arriving from Canada and Departing to Florida 2hr 23min
    Sep 21, 2016
    This is my first flight with connections and I have never been to Houston. Is 2hr 23min enough time to clear customs and get to my gate? I don't have gate info yet. Arriving from Calgary and departing to Florida.


    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.


  • Transit time 2hrs 25 mins.
    Oct 4, 2016
    Hi, we have a 2hr25min transit time, arriving and leaving in Terminal D, arriving from NZ and flying to Frankfurt on the same ticket, we have a mixture of NZ and UK passports but they are all EPassports. Is this enough time? I'm guessing we will need to clear passport control, pick up luggage, clear customs, and then drop luggage again.Thanks


    Yes, you have to do all that, you also have to go through security afterwards. You should have enough time.


    Hi There Anaka, We are doing the same fight in December & would love to know how you found the connection time. Cheers, Miller


    Hi, we're not going until Dec either, fingers crossed for both of us!


    Us too; on the 9th! My hoe is that we'll be just before the holiday rush, but from what I've read it doesn't look like it's ever an easy transit.




  • Arriving on BA and connecting on UA
    Sep 20, 2016
    Hi, We will be arriving in to IAH on BA197 at 18:35. We usually connect via AA to DFW, but their last flight out is at 20:09, which we assume will be too tight of a connection. UA has a flight 21:10 flight. Would 2.5 hours be enough? We all have Global Entry. But we will have checked bags. If it's enough time, how easy is it to transfer terminals with bags? Thank so much!


    With Global Entry and an evening arrival you'd have a chance. transferring terminals with bags isn't too hard, the Subway train (formerly called the Inter-Terminal Train) connects all terminals underground outside security.


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