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    Jan 19, 2016
    Hi, I am travelling to Quito but connection in Houston is only 1 hour 4 min in Houston. Do I clear customs in the US? I am worried I'll have to go again through security and won't make it to my Quito flight. Thanks!


    You will preclear US immigration and customs in Ottawa. 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. You have enough time.


    Sorry, you will preclear in Toronto.


    Thank you so much!!!


  • international-domestic connection on different airlines
    Jan 17, 2016
    In April am flying into IAH from Frankfurt (Lufthansa) at 13.50, terminal D, and catching a connection (United Airlines) to Baton Rouge at 17.43, terminal B. I think I have enough time for passport control, costumes, security, etc., but I am unsure about the process of recheking my luggage since I am using different airlines (both Star Alliance though) with different booking numbers. Will I recheck normally?


    Yes, as long as all tickets are on the same reservation then you can recheck your bags at the recheck desk after customs.


    Jan 15, 2016
    Hi, I was wondering about terminal connections times in Houston coming from Toronto and then to Rio de Janeiro. I will clear US Customs in Toronto, but if I have 55mins with only a carry-on, will it be enough time to change from Terminal B to Terminal E? United says it is a Risky Connection. Thanks


    If your first flight is on-time that should be enough time. All you have to do in Houston is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate and the Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.


    Jan 15, 2016
    Hi, my family and I are traveling on Monday morning. We will be arriving from Kansas City in terminal C, and our connecting flight might be in terminal E to Cancun. I just want to know the easiest, quickest way to get from terminal C to E. We have approximately an hour between flights, of course counting on our first flight being on time.


    You can just walk from C to E, just follow the signs, it shouldn't take more than 15-20 minutes.


    Thank you for your help!


  • MEX - IAH - FRA
    Jan 19, 2016
    Hi, Travelling with United from MEX to IAH and Lufthansa from IAH to FRA. Arriving terminal E, departing terminal D. All on the same ticket. Do I need to re-check luggage? Also, is 1h50m going to be tight? Thanks.


    Since you are on an International to International connection you should not have to claim and re-check your luggage but confirm that with the agents in Houston. you will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security.


    I did the exact same thing last week and had to go through immigration (which took forever), claim my luggage, go through customs, re-check luggage, go through security. 1h50min will be very tight if they don't have more immigration desks open then when I was there. I had the same amount of time and had to cut ahead of the whole security line to make my flight to Frankfurt


  • Time
    Jan 14, 2016
    My flight lands from EWR at IAH at 8:27 and i have to make it to my connecting flight that leaves at 8:57 to Managua. Does that leave enough time to make my flight, what terminals will i be in, and will i have to go through customs?


    My flights are all on united


    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You will arrive in Terminal C or E and depart from Terminal E. You have barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.


  • NYC LaGuardia-IAH-AKL
    Jan 14, 2016
    I am flying home from New York's La Guardia airport via Houston and connecting onto an international flight to Auckland, New Zealand. I land in Houston at 2010 and depart at 2230 so just over 2 hours. I have been advised that when I check-in in New York, my bags will check right through to Auckland and I won't have to go through security again. Is this true? What about immigration? Will I clear immigration in NYC or Houston?


    My flights are all booked on the one ticket as well


    Yes, that is true. There us no US Immigration when leaving the US. You just show your passport to the gate agent when boarding your flight to Auckland in Houston. All you have to do in Houston is go from your arrival gate in Terminal B or C to your departure gate in Terminal D. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.


  • Connecting flight.
    Jan 14, 2016
    Hi. Im landing from Munich with UA160 14:20 And need to catch a flight to Mexico with UA6428 15:48. Will that be enough time?


    That is barely enough time if everything goes perfectly. The minimum International to International connection time is 90 minutes. You will have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security and then take the Skyway train to Terminal B.


    Jan 16, 2016


    Are your tickets on one reservation or two separate reservations? you will arrive in Terminal E and depart from Terminal D.




    Jan 13, 2016
    Is 50 minutes enough time to make a connection on United Airlines if I'm coming from OKC and then flying to YVR? I'd arrive at IAH at 8:25 PM Sunday from OKC, then fly out at 9:15 to YVR. Thanks.


    Yes, that is enough time if your flight from OKC is on-time. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.


    Thanks so much for your reply.


    Jan 13, 2016
    Flying from Buenos Aires to IAH on United (arriving at 05:40), and leaving for Toronto on Air Canada at 07:20. Enough time? Need to change terminal? or go through passport controls? Thxs


    That is barely enough time. You will arrive in Terminal E, go through US Immigration and customs, then either go through security and take the Skyway train to Terminal A or take the Subway train to Terminal A and go through security there. You should not have to claim your bags in Houston because you are on an International to International connection but confirm that with United agents in Houston.


    Thanks ZAP! Useful as always!


  • Getting from terminal A to E
    Jan 13, 2016
    Hi, I am arriving from Las Vegas at 7.30 pm in terminal A in Spirit. I need to depart from terminal E in United (international flight). Is 2 hours enough to pick my bags and check in for the second flight?. How long does moving from A->E take?


    That will be difficult, but it's possible. You will claim your bags from Spirit then take the Subway train from A to E and re-check your bags with United and go through security. You barely have enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Ottawa-Newark-Roatan
    Jan 12, 2016
    Feb 20 - will originally be leaving from Ottawa to Newark, Then arriving at IAH 31min before connecting to flight to Roatan. All with United. Is 31 min enough to change terminals and pass customs.


    It's possible as you will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Ottawa and there is no US Customs when departing the US. All you have to do in Houston is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Note that however, if you miss your connection there is a 12:52 PM flight to Roatan. if you are already on the 12:52 flight then you will be stuck in Houston until the next day.


    Thank you for that answer. In Houston however, how quickly can one expect to change terminals. Assuming we'd arrive from Newark, we would go from domestic to international, which may be far apart, no?


    You will arrive in Terminal C or E and depart from Terminal E. It's possible to get between your two gates in 10 minutes or less.


  • TUC-IAH-LGA 40 min connection with terminal change?
    Jan 12, 2016
    Hi, I am flying TUC-IAH-LGA on UA with a 40 min connection on Feb 7 with terminal change - is this enough time to make the connection easily with carry on only?


    Is "TUC" Tucson, Arizona? (TUC is Tucuman, Argentina, the code for Tucson is TUS). It's not an easy connection, but it is doable without checked bags. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.


  • What gate am I arriving at?
    Jan 12, 2016
    Hi, I have a connecting flight in Houston. I'm flying Spirit and the first is flight 315 and arrives to Houston at 7:42pm but it does not tell me what terminal this flight will arrive at. My connecting flight is flight 498 to SJO and departs at 8:30pm from terminal A. Is there any way to know which terminal I will be arriving at beforehand? I'm really worried I wont make the connecting flight. Thank you.


    Also, my flight is on Jan 16. Thanks


    Both flights use Terminal A. All Spirit flights are in Terminal A except International arrivals.


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