Houston Intercontinental (IAH) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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Hello, my parents are arriving to Houston from Mexico at 11 am (united airlines) and taking a flight to Dubai with Qatar airways at 6:30 pm. I think they have more than enough time to make it but can you please help me confirm the process they have to make and if it is necessary to change terminal? They don't speak english, is there any service to assist them in case they get lost? Thanks.
They will arrive in Terminal E, go through US Immigration, claim their bags, and go through US Customs. THen they will have to wait for the Qatar Airways check-in desk to open (at about 3:30). It will be in Terminal D. They will check their bags, go through security, and to their departure gate. D and E are really just two sides of the same building. It will be hard for them to get lost.
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Arriving to IAH from San Jose Costa Rica and then taking a local flight to EWR (5h15m between flights), do I need to change terminals? Do I need to pick up my luggage and recheck or the airline forward the luggage for me?
Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, immediately after, then go through security and to your departure terminal on the Skyway train. You will arrive in Terminal E and depart from Terminal C.
Hi, I am flying in to Houston IAH from New Zealand AKL, I have 2 hours and 5mins once arriving in terminal D, I then have to connect another flight from Houston to Atlanta. Do I have to collect my luggage in customs in IAH and then run to check everything for my connecting flight in terminal B? or since air new zealand and united airlines are in alliance does that mean my luggage will be automatically be transferred over to my connecting flight? Do you think that I will make my connecting flight or is it too tight of a timeframe?
You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, immediately after, then go through security and to your departure terminal on the Skyway train. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Flying Calgary to Orlando with 1hour 25 minute stopover in Houston
What will we need to do-united airlines
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 enough time.
Many thanks for the info
Can you advise me how early we need to get to the airport in Calgary
The flight is 0650 Normally would arrive at airport 3 hours before an international flight but I live in Australia
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.