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  • International to Domestic transfer
    Sep 9, 2015
    I fly from Cancun to New Orleans nut through to Houston, all on United Airlines. My connection time is 1 hour 49 mins. Do I have to pick up my checked in luggage or will my checked luggage go straight through to my domestic flight of Houston to New Orleans. Is 1 hour 49 mins enough time?


    Cancun to New Orleans, via Houston*


    You will arrive in Terminal E, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. If your departure gate is in Terminal B you can take the TerminaLink train there after going through security.


  • Istanbul-Houston-Cancun
    Sep 5, 2015
    Hi, I am flying with Turkish airlines from Istanbul to Houston and then I connect to Aeromexico's flight from Houston to Cancun. The problem is that I have only 1 hour for connection in Houston, so I would ask is this enogh time? And also do I have to take my luggage and check it again in Houston or it will be thansfered directly from first flight to second. And do I have to go through custom and passport control or something else, because as bulgarian citizen I need visa for US and this could be a problem. Thanks so much


    No, that's not enough time. You will have to change your flights. Yes, you will need a US Transit Visa if you are planning on this connection. You really should have researched this BEFORE purchasing tickets.


    Sep 4, 2015
    I am traveling from Nicaragua back to Calgary Canada through Houston. Do I need to collect my luggage at IAH pass through US customs and then drop off my luggage again. As I am not a US citizen I am just simply connecting through the US. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


    You should not have to claim your baggage as you are on an international to International connection through Houston. However, you will have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security.


  • 1 hour and 10 minutes connection at IAH from Terminal E to Terminal C
    Sep 11, 2015
    Hello I have a flight on Sunday from Puebla (Mexico) to New York. I have to change in Housten arriving at 9.07 am from Terminal E to Termminal C in little more than a hour. I been in America already a week ago so I just come back. Can I make it in this time. And if not will united book me on the next one? Thanks


    No, that's not enough time to reasonably make an international to domestic connection at IAH. Yes, if you miss your connection they will rebook you on the next available flight to New York.


    Did you make this connection? Just wondering. Attempting the same flight schedule and connection to NY tomorrow!!


  • SFO-IAH-GRU 1 hour time conecction
    Sep 1, 2015
    Hi, I will take the flight united 1914 from SFO to IAH. Transfer time in IHA 1 hour, then United 21 to GRU. I have to go throught migration in SFO or in IAH?. Its the time enough?


    There is no US Immigration or Customs when departing the US. All you have to do in IAH is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. you have enough time.


  • LHR - IAH - GUA transfer time 1 hr 10 mins with United
    Aug 31, 2015
    Just received E-Ticket and seen connection, stressed now. Transfer time in IHA 1 hour 10 mins from Terminal E to Terminal C. All United international flights, will my bags be checked right thru from London or will I have to collect them at IHA? Is there a fast-track for the immigtation process or what should I expect (first time USA!)? Is this connection workable or will I have to sprint & pray?! Thanks


    You will not have to claim your bags during your connection. However, this is 20 minutes shorter than the recommended International to International connection time. There are no fast track lanes based on flight connections. You will in fact have to be in the slow line because it is your first time in the USA. Both flights will be in Terminal E. This is a very difficult connection, if not impossible.


  • Going to Costa Rica on United
    Aug 30, 2015
    I arrive from STL at 8:07 and have to be in terminal B in 52 min on my way to Liberia Costa Rica. Do I have to pick up my bags and go through customs? Can I make it?


    You do not go through US Customs when leaving the US. You will just have to take the TerminaLink train from your arrival terminal (likely B) to your departure terminal (E). The Terminalink train runs inside security.


  • from terminal E to B
    Aug 29, 2015
    Arriving from Belize in Terminal E, departing for Toronto in Terminal B. Best way to get there?


    Once you go through customs go through security in E then take the Terminalink train to B.


  • Help with transfer
    Aug 26, 2015
    Need to go from Terminal B after picking up bag to Terminal D to check in for international flight. Best way to get there?


    The Inter-Terminal train runs between all terminals outside security underground. Just follow signs to it after collecting your bags.


  • LGA-IAH-CUN...30 minutes!
    Aug 24, 2015
    We arrive from NY LGA to IAH at 8:31am & need to transfer to catch our 9:01am flight to Cancun (all through United). Enough time for us & our luggage? Conversely, our return trip gives us 1 hour & 22 minutes between flights. We'll need to clear customs. Enough time? Thanks in advance!


    Both will be very difficult. At least on the first all you have to do is run from one gate to another. I think 1 hr 22 mins for international to domestic will be much more difficult.


  • Taking skyway to different Terminal
    Aug 24, 2015
    I am arriving by United In Terminal C gate 31. Can I take the skyway to Terminal a without exiting security?


    The TerminaLink train connects all terminals inside security.


  • 1h 4m is enough?
    Aug 24, 2015
    I will travel from YYZ to UIO with a scale of 1h 4min on IAH, is it enough time to go from Terminal B to Terminal E? i guess US customs will be done already on YYZ Terminal 1.


    Yes, you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. Yes, that should be enough time if your flight from Toronto is on-time.


  • 1hr 30 mins enough time??
    Aug 21, 2015
    I fly from LHR to PNS via IAH. I have 90 mins to make my internal flight (both flights with united) will this be enough time????


    That should be barely enough time.


  • transfer between terminals
    Aug 20, 2015
    i am arriving Sunday in terminal C and have to connect at Terminal B, both domestic flights. Do I need to go through security again at Terminal B? also, will my bags get checked through/ thanks!


    Yes, your bags will be checked through. No you won't have to go through security. The TerminaLink train connects all terminals inside security.


  • MUC - IAH -CUN
    Aug 21, 2015
    I'm going on vacation from Munich to Cancun with Connection in Houston. We fly with UA and will land at Terminal E. After the Immigration, do i have to Claim baggage an re-check it on or will it be checked directly to Cancun?


    You should not have to claim and re-check your bags as you are on an International to International connection.


    So I don't have to go through US customs with my checked baggage but only with my carry-on baggage..is that correct?


    what is your connection time? I am doing the same flight, but I dont know will I catch flight to cancun with 1h 45 min beetween the flights and customs inbetween


    If you are also going from MUC via IAH to CUN we have the same Connection time. The Problem will be the time we Need for Immigration an customs. If we have to go through customs with the checked baggage it will be very very tight to reach the plane to CUN


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