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  • Panama to San Diego via IAH
    Jun 11, 2015
    2
    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
    2
    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
    2
    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.

     

  • Terminal C to Terminal D
    Jun 10, 2015
    1
    We are arriving at 4:47pm Terminal C, our connecting flight to Quito, Ecuador is 5:39 pm. Terminal E. I hear that this is a large airport. Will I have the time to catch the connecting flight and how do I find and get to terminal E quickly?

     

    Just follow the signs pointing the way to E. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • traveling from hawaii-houston-san antonio destination
    Jun 10, 2015
    2
    I am traveling from Hawaii to Houston, and I have 1 hour layover to connect to my next flight to San Antonio TX my final destination. I am not a US citizen. Do I need to fill out any forms when I land in Houston in order to get to San Antonio? Pls help. Thank you!

     

    No, you do not need to fill out any forms. Hawaii and Texas are both in the United States. All you have to do in Houston is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If they are in different terminals the TerminaLink train connects all terminals inside security. You have enough time.

     

    Thank you for your help! :)

     

  • Enough time to get to my next flight?
    Jun 8, 2015
    1
    Coming in from Seattle, WA and will be at IAH around 6:40AM. My connecting flight to Shreveport, LA will begin boarding at 7:10AM. The flight itself will be departing at 7:35AM. I don't know which gate my Seattle plane will land into...but I know I have to be in the B area for Shreveport. Will this be enough time to make my flight?

     

    You will likely arrive in Terminal C. The TerminaLink train connects all terminals inside security. Yes, you have enough time if your flight from Seattle is anywhere close to on-time.

     

  • Enough Time?
    Jun 8, 2015
    3
    We will be traveling from Birmingham, AL to LAX in August. Is 36 minutes enough time for a layover. We would be flying United, but I am not sure which terminals we will be coming into or leaving out of. Thank you!

     

    You will likely fly into Terminal B and out of Terminal C. All terminals are connected inside security by the TerminaLink train. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time but there's obviously little time to spare. If you do miss your connection, United has many flights from IAH to LAX that you can be rebooked on.

     

    It will actually be from LAX to Birmingham. Will we still be ok?

     

    Yes, same process but in reverse.

     

  • I will have enough time???
    Jun 7, 2015
    1
    I will be flying from Rio de Janeiro to Rapid City, with the first to Houston. My flight arrives in Houston at 5:30 am, and come out to Denver at 8:10 am. I will have time to7vf my flight? What time starts the service of immigration? It will be better to reschedule because I am afraid not have time to go through security ???

     

    Yes, 2.5 hours should be plenty of time. Immigration and security will not be crowded that early in the morning.

     

  • Terminal E to C for F1 visa Holder
    Jun 6, 2015
    1
    I am arriving at Terminal E from LHR on United Airlines, and then have a flight to Dallas from Terminal C. Are Terminal C and E in the same building? How do you get from one to the other, especially with luggage? Also, if i am an F1 visa holder studying in Dallas, will I have to go through Immigrations and US Customs at IAH or Dallas airport?

     

    Terminal C and E are connected to each other, so in a sense they are one building. In Houston, you will arrive in Terminal E, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, go to the departure level and go through security then go to your departure gate.

     

  • DOMESTIC - INTERNATIONAL
    Jun 5, 2015
    1
    If I´m flying from Las Vegas to Guatemala and change plane in Houston, do I have to take my bags out again? or I just change plane? same terminal

     

    Yes, you need to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • Terminal E and C
    Jun 5, 2015
    1
    Hello I would like to know how far are terminals E and C. I have 2 hours when I land and would like to know how much time it will take me to go from from terminal to another? Do I have to go through US Inmigration, take my bags then check them and go through security again? do I have enough time?

     

    Yes, you have the procedure correct if you are an international arrival. You should have enough time. Terminals E and C are directly connected to each other.

     

  • TRAVELING FROM GUA TO LAS VEGAS
    Jun 5, 2015
    0
    Hi I´m traveling to Las Vegas, I have 2 hrs, do I have to go through customs take my bags, check them again and go through security? do I have enough time? I will land in terminal e and have to walk to c, are they near? how long will it take me?

     

  • 45 min connection from TermD to TermE... Possible?
    Jun 5, 2015
    2
    Lufthansa/United think that I can land from Germany in TermD at 3:05pm and be on a flight departing to Mexico from TermE at 3:50pm! Do I avoid passport control by not stopping in the US... AND Is there a no-security link between TermD and TermE at IAH? Seems VERY tight to me. Expert advice please. Thanks!

     

    They are wrong. That connection is impossible. You will have to go through US Immigration and security upon arrival.

     

    Thanks for the confirmation ZAP. Now to go fight the airlines!

     

  • Only 40 minutes transfer time
    Jun 5, 2015
    2
    On 21 July we arrive from San Francisco on Houston airport and only have 40 minutes to catch our flight to Amsterdam. Both flights are with United Airlines. Will 40 minutes be enough for us (2 adults, 2 kids of 16 and 14).

     

    Ow wait, I just noticed flight times changed, so now we have two hours. That should be enough.

     

    Either should be enough but 2 hours obviously leaves a lot more to spare. All you have to do in IAH is go from your arrival gate in C to your departure gate in E.

     

  • Clearing Customs on Connecting Flight
    Jun 4, 2015
    1
    I will be arriving in Houston as the first port of entry on a return flight from Puerto Vallarta. I am flying on the same airline, same plane...with 1hr 40min be enough to clear customs and get back on the plane?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. Be aware that there's a good chance that it WON'T be the same plane, even if it is the same flight number.

     





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