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  • Chicago(ORD) > Leon(BJX) change in IAH
    Jun 29, 2015
    I'm European travelling to Mexico. Connecting flight arrives in IAH terminal C at 16:55 and departs terminal B at 17:35 (40 min layover). will I have enough time to make my connecting flight?


    That's enough time but it depends on your first flight arriving on time. Terminal C and Terminal B are connected inside security by the TerminaLink train.


  • Is there time
    Jun 28, 2015
    I will be landing in Houston at 9:24AM from Denver on July 17, my connecting flight to PIT takes off at 10:24AM will I have enough time to be able to get to the right gate and make that flight? Will it be a tight connection or time to stop and get some food that I can take and eat on the flgiht to PIT?


    If your flight arrives on-time you'd probably have time to grab some fast food in Houston. The TerminaLink train connects all terminals inside security if you need to change terminals.


  • Transfer time from BA to United
    Jun 27, 2015
    The plan is to fly into IAH at 14:00, and then transfer to a United flight which departs at 18:05 to Monterrey, Mexico. I s there a fast way through, or do I have to "immigrate" to the US, then check in again for the second flight? Would I have to collect my checked luggage as well. I'm buying the flights from Expedia, but the airlines are not "friends".


    You will have to go through US Immigration and customs regardless. You will arrive in Terminal D go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs, if you purchased your tickets together and your bags are tagged through to MTY you can re-check your bags at the re-check desk, otherwise you will have to bring them to a United check-in counter to re-check, get your United boarding pass, and go through security. You will likely depart from Terminal B. you have enough time.


  • SJD to IAH to BWI
    Jun 27, 2015
    I will be flying from SJD to BWI, with a layover at IAH. I will be arriving at terminal E. I will have only carry-on luggage. After clearing customs and immigration do I need to go through TSA security again? Or can I go straight to my connecting flight? Also, what is faster... Automated Passport Control or OneStop?


    Yes, you will have to go through Security after Immigration and Customs. Onestop is almost always the fastest.


  • LHR - IAH - CUN
    Jun 25, 2015
    Looking to book flights through Houston. United from Heathrow with connection to Cancun 1hr 35 mins later also with United. Will we need to deal with our baggage or just pass through security?


    No need to ask the same question twice.


  • DOH > IAH > PHX
    Jun 24, 2015
    My parents are arriving to US for first time from HYD. They land at IAH around 4.35 PM in Terminal D, They have to pass through immigration, pick luggage pass through customs and drop luggage internally. Then they have to move to terminal A for connecting flight to PHX which is at 6.15 PM. Will they have enough time, Is internal baggage drop close by, Any information on the levels or additional tips would be helpful.


    Were there tickets bought on the same reservation? If so they can drop their bags immedilately after clearing customs in Terminal D. Otherwise they will have to bring them on the Inter-Terminal Train to Terminal A to Re-check. They barely have enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    Thanks for the reply, Tickets were bought on the same reservation. Hoping immigration and customs does not take long.


  • Connection from Santiago, Chile to Toronto, Canada
    Jun 24, 2015
    I'm flying into IAH with United early morning and have 1 hour 35 minutes to make the connection to Toronto. Is that enough time?


    Forgot to mention I'm Canadian.


    Yes, that should be enough time. You shouldn't have to claim your baggage in Houston since you are on an International to International connection but you will have to go through US Immigration and Customs and Security.


  • cdn traveliing from toronto to pvr via iah
    Jun 24, 2015
    i am Canadian flying from toronto to pvr change planes iah (one hour connecting time) I arrive termnial c and depart terminal e. Just wondering if i have to go through customes again, collect luggage, and if i have enough time


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Toronto. All you have to do in IAH is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will go through Mexican immigration and customs when you get to Puerto Vallarta.


  • Houston to Guatemala City - time connection
    Jun 23, 2015
    I'll be arriving in Houston from Kansas City and have 1 hour 15 minutes to catch my flight to Guatemala City. I'm guessing it will be a different terminal. Will that be enough time?


    Yes, that is enough time. All terminals at IAH are connected inside security by the TerminaLink train.


  • Connecting but Want to Meet Someone
    Jun 22, 2015
    Hi. I'm coming through IAH on June 30 from London, and arriving at 6:30 PM at Terminal D. My connecting flight leaves from Terminal A at 9:25 PM. I want to meet a friend who lives in Houston outside the secure area of Terminal A for a cup of coffee at the Starbucks - How, after I clear immigration and customs, can I get to Terminal A so that I leave the secure area and go through security again after connecting to the A Terminal after I get coffee? (AKA, go through security again at A)?


    You take the underground Inter-Terminal Train.


  • Connecting Flight to Costa Rica
    Jun 21, 2015
    Hi, our United Airlines flight from San Diego arrives at IAH 8:27pm. Our connecting United Airlines flight to Costa Rica departs at 9:17pm with boarding ending at 9:02pm. Will we have time to make our connection?


    Yes, if your first flight arrives on-time you should be OK. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate in C to your departure gate in E.


  • XNA-PHX - 1 Hour layover at IAH
    Jun 22, 2015
    Hi, I will be travelling with United from XNA (Departing 6:30 PM) to IAH (Arriving 8:10 PM) and then from IAH (Departing 9:10 PM) to PHX on July 2, 2015. I have 1 hour layover at IAH. So, will i be able to catch my connecting flight? Will i arrive and depart from different terminals? I checked XNA and IAH websites, and they display terminal B for arrival and terminal C for departure, but i'm not sure as flight times will change. Kindly advise.


    Yes, you will almost certainly arrive in Terminal B and depart from Terminal C. They are connected inside security by the TerminaLink train. You have enough time if your flight from XNA is on-time.


    Thank you for the response. In case, my flight is late, will it be good to inform flight attendant to let me disembark first when the plane lands at IAH and ask gate attendant or someone to inform the attendants at arrival gate that i'm on my way, so they can wait for just some more time? when are gates usually closed before the flight taxi off? Thanks!


    They don't hold flights for people. Almost everyone on your flight will be connecting too. It's also a small plane so exiting first won't save you much time. Also, if you have a carry on that won't fit under the seat you will have to gate check it and wait for it anyway in Houston. Gates usually close at the departure time listed on the boarding pass. It is rare for them to close them early, especially if they are waiting on connecting passengers on the last flight of the day.


    I will be carrying a bag with me; no checked baggage to ease things off. How much maximum time will it take to reach terminal C from terminal B generally? Just a guess. I can run, but still a rough number will help me prepare in advance in case of any delays. Weather is not at it's best behavior these days. Consider farthest gates scenario as well. Thanks a lot! PS: This will be my first short connection so not used to hurrying up.


    It shouldn't take longer than 20 minutes.


    Thank you for the help.


    I have to go from terminal C to terminal B to catch the flight to go to my destination at the Houston airport, afraid to miss my flight within only one hour if we arrive on time...Any suggestions?


    Sit as far forward on your first flight as you can go directly to the TerminaLink train, and move as quickly as you can. An hour is enough time.


  • Connection Time Needed for Liberia (LIR) to San Francisco (SFO) Flight
    Jun 19, 2015
    Good day, Mid-April of next year (2016), we will be traveling from Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR) to Houston, Texas (IAH); for a connecting flight to San Francisco, California (SFO). How much connection time should we allow to pass through Immigration and Customs? We are United States citizens and we plan to have only carryon bags. Thank you very much for your help!


    90 minutes is the recommended international to domestic connection time if both tickets are purchased on the same reservation.


  • Immigration/customs
    Jun 19, 2015
    Good evening! My wife and I are travelling from Qatar to LAX via Houston. As per schedule we land at terminal D (Qatar Airways) and continue from terminal A (American). We have 3hrs15min connection time. Will there be immigration and customs clearance in Houston or only at LAX? How do we get from terminal D to terminal A? Thanks a lot for your service and support! Take care!


    In Houston you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then if you already have your AA boarding pass you can go through security and take the TerminaLink train to Terminal A. If Qatar is unable to issue your AA boarding pass, then follow signs to the Inter-Terminal Train to Terminal A, get your AA boarding pass, and go through security there. You should have enough time.


    Thanks a lot ZAP ;-)


  • 75 mins connection time
    Jun 20, 2015
    I'm traveling the 22th of june from AMS (Amsterdam) to BOG (Bogota) through IAH (Houston). I have a combined flight of Lufthansa AMS > IAH and United Airlines IAH > BOG. I only have 75 mins and I have carry-on AND check-in baggage. Will I have enough time to make this connection? And what do I need to do. They told me I can't let my check-in baggage be automatically transported to the IAH>BOG flight, is this true? And do I need to go through US Immigration or customs? Both flights are handled by United Airlines. (this is the first time I fly outside Europe and alone)


    Since you are on an international to international connection you should not have to claim your bags in Houston. However, you will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and security. This is a very very difficult connection as it is 15 minutes shorter than the minimum recommended connection time. It's possible, but only if everything goes perfectly. Unfortunately you don't have many options as United just has the one flight from AMS to Houston and Houston to BOG. (note that your Amsterdam-Houston flight will be flown by United, not Lufthansa).


    Is there a way I can prepare for this to make things as smooth as possible? What documents do I need to have with me so I can make sure I have them within reach. And can I find a terminal map where I can exactly see where I have to walk to so I won't walk around to find where I need to be? The terminal maps I found weren't really clear. And is it possible that someone on IAH can guide me when I get out of the plane to make sure I catch my flight?


    You just need your passport, then if you are a repeat esta user you can use the kiosk for immigration and will have to give the sheet that the kiosk gives you to the customs officer at the exit of customs. Everything will be in Terminal E.


    Thank you for the reply. But can't I just stay inside the Terminal without checking through US immigration, customs and security? It sounds like I need to make an unnecessary round to get back at where I started. Is the terminal where I arrive not directly connected to the Terminal gate where I need to check in for the following flight? And do you know where I can find a detailed map of the terminal so I can see what route I need to walk exactly? I found this map, but it isn't really detailed: http://system.gocampaign.com/netisd_org/images/imagelibrary/620/74/6618/531998-IAH%20Terminal%20Map%20updated%20Nov%202014.pdf


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