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I am looking at flights from Denver to Grand Cayman via Houston. Both legs are on United and Kayak is suggesting catching a flight from Denver that arrives in Houston at 11:50am, with the next leg from Houston to Grand Cayman at 12:50pm. We would have check-in luggage. Is that long enough time and do you have to re-check in luggage or go through immigration and customs?
There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do on your way to Grand Cayman is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.
Excellent - that sounds good. Thanks for the prompt reply.
Hi, I am arriving from the Netherlands (AMS) on UA0021 at 1:55pm and connect to UA1020 at 3:52pm to Cancun. Will I need to re-check my bags and if so, are these 2 hours enough to clear customs, re-check etc?
EU Citizen, by the way!
You won't have to claim and re-check your bags since you're on an International to International connection all on United. You will have to go through US Immigration and Security though. You have enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Thank you! I did hear I will still have to go pick it up and put it on a different conveyor belt before or after customs, is that correct?
Yes, that is below the minimum International to Domestic connection time in Houston. However a schedule change prior to June is likely anyway, so I would hold off on trying to fix anything for now. If United files a schedule change that allows you to change your flights for free. I would want at least 2 hours. You may also want to look at connecting through a different United hub such as Denver.
Thanks for the quick reply! When you say below the minimum connection time, does that mean what is allowed? Or just what is recommended?
As far as I know 90 minutes is the legal minimum, Expedia shouldn't have allowed you to book this.
1 mother with 2 children age 8 and 10, arriving from Caracas on United 1045 at 12:25 pm, connecting to LAX on United 1121 at 2:20 pm. Is 2 hours enough time to clear immigration, customs, and so on? Need to change terminals? Thanks
Yes, that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly. You will arrive in Terminal E and depart from Terminal C, which are connected to each other.
Im flying in on United UA - 1789 at 6:30pm and Departing on Air New Zealand NZ - 29 at 8:00pm.... is this enough time to clear customs? And which terminals will i be using? Thanks!
Where are you flying into IAH from?
You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary. All you have to do in IAH is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time. You will arrive in Terminal C and depart from Terminal D.