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  • 1h 50mins connection time from Frankfurt
    Jun 16, 2015
    Could you please help me out if 1h 50mins connection time from Frankfurt to Austin at 1:50PM Saturday should be enough considering Immigration office, luggage pick up and drop of f and security.


    Forgot to tell it is Lufthansa


    That should be enough time if your flight from Frankfurt is on-time. If you miss your connection, United flies many flights from Houston to Austin.


    Thank you for the quick response ZAP!


  • United Connection to ZIH
    Jun 16, 2015
    I have a 1 hr 20 min connection at IAH traveling from LGA to ZIH. Is this enough time if I am checking a bag?


    Yes, that is plenty of time. All you have to do in Houston is go from your arrival gate in Terminal C to your departure gate in Terminal B. The TerminaLink train connects all terminals inside security. There is no US Immigration or customs when leaving the US.


  • Weather
    Jun 15, 2015
    I am flying into Houston tomorrow morning from DCA on United, I have a connecting to Honolulu. If my flight is on time I have about an hour to get to my connecting flight, is that enough time? Also how are the delays right now? I know Houston is about to get some bad weather


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Yes, there is a chance of storms in Houston tomorrow but the chance of storms is higher late in the day, after your flight. Also, it storms in Houston quite a bit so they are pretty good at dealing with that sort of weather.


  • Enough time?
    Jun 16, 2015
    My French 16 year old son will be travelling alone from POS to SEA with a connection in Houston. Both legs of the journey are with United Airlines. Just noticed that he has to change terminals!! On the way to Seattle he has over 2 hours in layover, but on the way back he only has just over one hour to change terminals!! Is that enough time? He has never travelled alone! Will United check the luggage straight through from POS to Seattle? And the same for the return? Thanks!!....Worried Mom!!


    On the way from POS to SEA, in Houston he will arrive in Terminal E, go through US Immigration, claim his bags, go through US Customs, re-check his bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to his departure gate. He will depart from Terminal C which is connected to C. All he has to do on his way back from Seattle to POS in Houston is go from his arrival gate in C to his departure gate in E. He just has to follow the signs.


    Thanks for the quick reply! But what about the timing?Terminals C and E are how far in walking distance from each other? Is the 1 hour on the way back to POS from Seattle,through Houston too short?


    It is a short or moderate walk, not too far. 1 hour on the way back to POS should be sufficient.


    Thank you!! :)


  • International - International
    Jun 15, 2015
    We fly Amsterdam to Houston Terminal E with a connecting flight to Cancun. Have we to collect the bags and have we to go trough US Immigration and Security. Is it the same procedure on the way back fron Cancun via Houston to Amsterdam?


    Both ways you will not have to claim your bags since you are on an international to international connection. however, both ways you will have to go through US Immigration and Security.


  • Short layover concerns
    Jun 15, 2015
    I'm flying into IAH from Shreveport at 6:31am tomorrow my next flight leaves from gate c16 at 7:15 does this give me enough time?


    That's enough time if your first flight is on-time. You will arrive in A or B. It is connected to C inside security by the TerminaLink train.


  • Short international to domestic connection
    Jun 15, 2015
    Hi, I am flying into Houston from Germany and then flying to Florida. I only have an hour and a half. Is that enough time to go through passport control, claim baggage, go through customs and then recheck my baggage? What happens if I don't have enough time and am not able to pick up my luggage in Houston before I have to board my flight? Thanks


    That should be enough time if your flight from Germany is on-time. If your flight is delayed United will book you on the next available flight to your destination.


    Thanks much!


  • flight connection/baggage recheck
    Jun 14, 2015
    we are traveling from st louis to cozumel with a 45 minute layover in houston (IAH). Wjill we have to claim and recheck baggage? Is this enough time? Thanks


    No, you do not go through US Customs when leaving the US. You will not have to claim your baggage in Houston on your way to Cozumel. All you have to do in Houston is go from your arrival gate (likely in Terminal B) to your departure gate in Terminal E. The TerminaLink train connects all terminals inside security. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time. However, you don't have much time to spare if it's late.


  • transferring
    Jun 14, 2015
    We will be arriving in Houston from Sacramento with 30 minutes to catch a flight to London-Heathrow. Is this enough time?


    It's enough time but it really leaves no time to spare. Be prepared to run to your departure gate in Terminal E.


  • Travelling with multiple large bags between terminals
    Jun 13, 2015
    My mum will be arriving in terminal A, and has another flight from terminal D. She will be carrying 2 large check-in bags and a small carry-on. Since carts are not allowed on the inter-terminal trains, is there any where she can go/call to get assistance with her bags to terminal D?


    She can try to find a skycap in the Terminal A baggage claim. However, there's no guarantee there will be any there, and they work for tips. She could also purchase and pack a foldable luggage cart in her checked baggage.


  • Oh no, not much time for transfer!
    Jun 13, 2015
    Hi! We just booked flights from Brussels to Calgary with two stops: one in Frankfurt, one in Houston. We didn't think about US customs, completely forgot about it, really. So in Houston we have 1h35 between the flights.. I think that's too short, right? We can't rebook our flights... Is there something we can do? Thx for your help!


    No, 1 hr 35 mins is enough time. Since you will be on an International to International connection in Houston you won't have to collect your bags, just go trough US Immigration and Customs and security and go to your departure gate. If your flight from Frankfurt is on-time you'll make it.


    Thanks, ZAP!


  • connecting flights
    Jun 12, 2015
    We are travelling from Heathrow to Houston and then on to Memphis. We only have 1 he 40 mins to make our connecting flight, is this enough time ?


    Yes, that should be barely enough time if your flight from London is on-time.


  • Panama to San Diego via IAH
    Jun 11, 2015
    Flying Panama to San Diego, connect in IAH. Flight lands at IAH at 7:50 PM. I have 1 hour 40 mins. Can carry on my bag if I have to. Wondering if I have enough time? US Passport, US citizen. Thanks.


    Yes, that should be enough time. If you can do carry on only that would obviously give you more of a cushion, but I think you'll be OK if you want to check a bag.


    Thanks so much for the peace of mind.


  • Help with connecting SIN-IAH-BDL
    Jun 11, 2015
    Hi there. Travelling on Thai passport. I am arriving on Singapore airline's SQ62 at 14:05pm, and I booked a separate ticket with United Airlines onwards to Hartford, CT (BDL) that leaves at 16:40. This is my first time at IAH, would I be able to make it? How long would custom/immigration take? What about my luggages? Since SQ and UA a're both Star Alliance, could I get them to transfer my luggage? Thank you in advance.


    Make sure when you check in for your flight in SIN that you tell them you have an onward journey to BDL. They can then tag your bags a issue boarding passes for your onward journey. You will have to collect your bags when you arrive in IAH and pass through customs and immigration. You will then drop your bags off once you pass through immigration, go through security and then make your way to your gate for the BDL flight. Your connection time is tight but you should make it as long as the lines are not too long.


    That will be very difficult. Many people have issues getting Singapore to tag bags through to United if bought on a separate reservation even though they are alliance partners.


  • Buenos Aires - Houston - LAX
    Jun 11, 2015
    Is it an hour and 10 mins enough time to arrive from Buenos Aires to Houston get my bags, clear customs and board my next plane to LA? Thanks!


    We would be doing this at around 5/6 am on a Tuesday morning


    That is 20 minutes shorter than the recommended minimum time. I'd look for a later flight to LAX.


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