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  • One hour for connection
    Nov 5, 2014
    Hello. I'm looking a purchasing a flight phx to gig via iah and it has a one hour layover in iah. It is united for both flight legs. Would this generally be enough time to make the connection?


    Yes, that should be enough time. All you have to do in IAH is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • 2 hour connexion time
    Nov 4, 2014
    Hello ! Im flying on march 30 from AMS-to IAH ( UA59 )with a layover time of 2 hours for my flight to TPA.Is this enough time ? And do i have to recheck my luggage ? ( i was told by a friend that the luggage will go directly to the next plane , if the label says TPA ! true or false ? THX!


    Your friend is wrong. Upon arrival in IAH Terminal E you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate which will likely be in Terminal C. You have enough time.


    Thanks for the correct info. ZAP ! greetings from Holland (:


  • Is it 1hr enought to transfer between terminal E to C?
    Nov 4, 2014
    Hi, we are flying with United from London to Miami with one stop at Houston. We arriving Houston at 5:50PM on terminal E and then need to catch up flight to Miami at 7:00PM from terminal C. Both flights are with United. Is 1 hr enough to change the plane? Do we need to collect ours bags or they will be transfer to the next flight by airlines?


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk. Your connection is 20 minutes shorter than the minimum connection time for an International to Domestic transfer. It's makeable but it will be difficult and there probably is not a later flight to Miami that evening.


    Thank you ZAP for informations. How we can manage to travel between terminal E and C? Is it walkable distance - short/quick walk or we need to use the train?


    They are directly connected to each other. It's usually best to walk.


  • Canada-Houston-New Orleans
    Nov 3, 2014
    I am flying United from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to Houston and then to New Orleans. I have 2 hours to change planes while in Houston. 1. Do I clear customs in Edmonton or Houston? 2. Will my bags be automatically transferred to my flight to New Orleans? 3. Is 2hours enough time for the transfer? Thank you for your response.


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Edmonton. Yes, your bags will automatically be transferred. Yes, 2 hours should be plenty of time. The TerminaLink train connects all terminals inside security if you have to change terminals.


  • Do I need to recheck
    Oct 31, 2014
    I will flight from Austin to Houston by Untied airline and transfer to Beijing by Air China in Terminal D. Can I walk to Terminal D? Do I need to do the security check again?


    Yes, you can walk or take the TerminaLink train to Terminal D inside security. Just follow the signs. If you purchased one reservation your bags will be checked through to China and you won't have to do anything with them in Houston.


  • Enough time
    Oct 31, 2014
    Flying in from Lima Peru and then transferring to a flight to Newark at terminal C Is 1 hour 25 minutes enough


    That is 5 minutes below the minimum connection time. You can either try it as you have a pretty good chance of making it, or call United and ask to be rebooked on a later flight to Newark.


  • Connecting international flights time needed
    Oct 30, 2014
    Hello, we are flying next week from LAX to IAH and from IAH to Mexico City. Is 52 minutes enough time for connection? Do we need to pick up luggage and re-check in bags in IAH or would the Airline move luggage from first plane to second? Thanks for your help.


    Assuming you purchased both flights together your bags will be tagged through to MEX and you won't have to do anything with your bags in IAH. You should have enough time. You will likely arrive in Terminal C and depart from Terminal E, which is directly connected to C.


  • Connecting flight
    Oct 29, 2014
    Hi - my daughters are arriving on a flight from London into IAH and then connecting on a flight to Cancun. Do they need to pass through customs and reclaim baggage? If they do, is there an assistance service that can help them and accompany them during this process. Thanks.


    Yes, that will have to go through US Immigration and Customs. IAH does have a system where passengers who are on International to International connections do not have to claim bags though, but they need to ask the United Airlines agent about this to ensure that it will be followed. There is no such service. After they go through Customs they will have to go through security and go to their departure gate for Cancun, which will be in the same Terminal (Terminal E).


    Thanks ZAP


  • Domestic to International
    Oct 25, 2014
    I'm arriving on United from DFW at 12:33 and I have 41 mins to connect on United to POS Trinidad the flight leaves at 1:14. Is 41 mins enough time to connect with a 3 yr old?


    41 minutes should be enough time but it leaves very little spare time in the case of delays.


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