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  • International-Domestic connection
    Apr 29, 2014
    1
    I am arriving from Paris (Air France) at Terminal D and then have a flight to Denver from Terminal A with Spirit Airlines. My flights are booked on separate tickets and so my bags will not be transferred by airline. Could you tell me the way (step by step) to get from terminal D to A? Where do I go to get the inter terminal train (if required)? I arrive at 14:00 and depart at 17:30 so have a 3:30 connection. Is this enough time to make the connection? Thank you !

     

    The Inter-Terminal train is located in the basement of Terminal D/E. You should have enough time. Be sure to check-in for your Spirit Airlines flight online as there is a fee to check-in at the airport.

     

  • Connection Time DFW to IAH to CUN on United
    Apr 28, 2014
    1
    Three of my family will be flying in August [Mon 8/4] from DFW to CUN connecting through IAH. DFW to IAH on United Express 4283 arriving IAH at 12:39 pm, IAH to CUN on UA 1018 departing 2:20 pm. 1 hour and 41 minutes layover. Is this enough time? My youngest daughter will be flying MSY to CUN via IAH where she will also connect on UA1018. She has a 3 hour and 54 minute layover. She is concerned that the three of us flying from DFW might miss our connection and she'd be stuck flying the IAH to CUN leg alone. Please advise if the 1:41 is sufficient for a connection from United Express to UA 1018.

     

    Yes, if your flight from DFW is on-time you should have plenty of time. You will depart from Terminal E. Terminal E is connected to the other terminals inside security by the TerminaLink train.

     

  • Connection Tight?
    Apr 27, 2014
    1
    Arriving gate B79 departing E9 , 40 minutes between flights, is this enough time??

     

    On arrival, take the above-ground TerminaLink train inside security (follow signs), which starts at Terminal A station & connects terminals A, B, C, D/E (a 30 mins transfer).

     

  • DOMESTIC-INTERNATIONAL CONNECTION
    Apr 28, 2014
    3
    4 of us are flying from Tulsa Oklahoma to Roatan with a 55 minute layover in Houston to Hondoras. Is that enough time between flights and do we have to get our bags and recheck them?

     

    That depends on what airlines you use. IAH has Terminals A through D. (United uses all but D). If trip was bought on one ticket, bags will be transferred (or if second airline is member of same Alliance or code-shares with first). I suggest you open www.ifly.com/iah, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

    We will be flying from Tulsa to Honduras all on united. I cant tell what terminal we land in Houston from Tulsa. I haven't purchased the tickets yet because I am trying to be certain we can make our connection. I will be purchasimg all 4 tickets at once.

     

    That will be enough time if your first flight is on-time. However, it doesn't leave much time for any delays and depending on the season, flights to Roatan only operate once a week.

     

  • International-Domestic connection time
    Apr 28, 2014
    3
    I am arriving in IAH from Singapore with a connecting flight to New York. Is 2 hours long enough to clear customs and immigration, and check-in to the connecting domestic flight? Thank you

     

    Yes, that should be enough time, especially if tickets were purchased together.

     

    My flights are booked on separate tickets. So do you think 2 hours is still OK for immigration and transfers? Thanks for your advice!

     

    That will make it much tougher. If you have checked bags you may miss the bag cutoff for your domestic flight. If you don't have checked bags you can just check-in online for your domestic flight so you will just have to go back through security and to your departure gate after arrival. However, if your flight to NY is on United Singapore may be able to check your bags through to NY as both Singapore and United are in Star Alliance.

     

  • Houston connection time
    Apr 21, 2014
    1
    Is 1 hr 28 min from Frankfurt Germany enough time i n IAH to clear customs, get baggage etc. & catch final flight to Pensacola?

     

    It should be enough time, barely.

     

  • short layover time
    Apr 20, 2014
    2
    On May 12, 2014 I will be arriving on United 4110 from Tulsa and connecting to United 456 with a 38 min layover. I was wondering if i will have to switch terminals. Any info would be greatly appreciated as I've never been to IAH. Thanks!

     

    United uses Terminals A, B, C & E. The above-ground TerminaLink train inside security starts at Terminal A station & connects terminals A, B, C, D/E (a 30 mins transfer)- a very tight connection.

     

    You will likely have to take the TerminaLink train from Terminal B to Terminal C.

     

  • Layover time for international to domestic terminal
    Apr 18, 2014
    5
    My spouse and MIL landing at IAH by Qutar air line and changing their flight for departure to Dallas. Layover time is about 90 minutes, if both flights will in time. is 90 minute time, enough to complete all customs, security, US entry related formalities and transit with baggage from terminal D to Terminal E and then to terminal A for catching flight for Dallas? We do not have any idea about IAH. Please note that my MIL is senior citizen and aged lady. Can any one deliberate activities wise time needed and help us. Thanks in advance.

     

    It should be enough time.

     

    International Arrivals at Terminal D go through secure corridors, walk across the sky bridges to adjoining Federal Inspection Services (FIS), where they will claim baggage & clear U.S. Customs; if continuing journey, re-check in bags at recheck counters and proceed to the Arrivals Lobby, where an escalator down to the Inter-Terminal Train will take you to your connecting terminal. Note: Terminal E is exclusively for United's International flights - its domestic flights are out of Terminals B (B gates) & C (C gates) which could look like this on your ticket: TB-B or TB; TC-C or TC). If indeed your connection to IAD is via Qatar, would be out of TE, a tunnel connects TD to TE. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/iah, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text

     

    Your Qatar flight arrives in Terminal D, which shares immigration with Terminal E. If you are flying American to DFW, that will depart out of Terminal A.

     

    Dear. frapr14, can i have your e mail ID. I assume you have rich experience at IAH. Thank you very much for guidance.

     

    You are right, flight arrives at TD, and AA to DFW depart from TA. From map it is learn that there is much distance between TE and TA, so i would like to know 90 minutes shall enough or not. What happens if QR 713 late by 10 to 15 minutes. shall all procedure can be completed within 1 hour, including transportation of baggage and moving TE to TA after processing customs/immigration. Thanks.

     

  • Terminal C to Terminal B
    Apr 16, 2014
    1
    I am crazy worried that I have 35 min to get from C to B coming up in June. I don't yet have any "gate" information where my flight will come in at C, and then rush to B ... whatever gate. I have never used IAH before, is the train the fastest way to get to Terminal B?

     

    Yes, the TerminaLink train is by far the best way to get from C to B.

     

  • nyc lga united to guadalajaea mexico
    Apr 15, 2014
    1
    Hello im flying on united from lga thru houston to guadalajara will I make it for an international flight if my connecting time is one hr first time coming to gouston

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. If you have to change terminals the TerminaLink train connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • Terminal C to Terminal A
    Apr 15, 2014
    1
    I have an Executive landing in Terminal C @ 4:44pm and departing Terminal A @ 5:36. What is the best way for him to get from C to A? Though he has Global Entry, would prefer that he stays within security.

     

    The TerminaLink train connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • BZE to IAH to DEN layover questions
    Apr 10, 2014
    1
    BZE to IAH to DEN. I'm trying to select a flight. Most of my options have short (35m) layovers or really long (11hr) layovers. I can't make it to the Belize airport for a late morning flight so that leaves me only one real option. I can fly from BZE to IAH have 2hr 22m then fly from IAH to DEN. I am assuming I'll have to do immigration, collect my bag, customs, recheck my bags before my next flight (right?) Is 2hr 22m enough time? If i miss my flight there isn't another one until the next day, but United said I could reschedule at no charge (i called them) Thanks!!

     

    the 2hr 22m transfer time is quite sufficient. International Arrivals at IAH arrive either at Terminals D or E. From there they go through secure corridors, walk across the sky bridges to adjoining Federal Inspection Services (FIS), where they will claim baggage & clear U.S. Customs. To continue your journey, re-check in your baggage at the recheck counters and proceed to the Arrivals Lobby, where an escalator down to the Inter-Terminal Train will take you to your connecting terminal. (United uses Terminals A, B, C & E).

     

  • enough time?
    Apr 8, 2014
    2
    I'm looking to fly from Belize (BZE) to Denver (DEN). I have a layover at IAH. Is 2 hours enough time to go through security/customs and get to my next flight? Keep in mind I'm flying on a Friday :-/

     

    Flying United. Don't know terminals. I haven't actually purchased a ticket. I want to make sure I'll have enough time first.

     

    You will arrive from Belize in Terminal E. You will go through immigration, collect your bags, go through customs and re-check your bags. Then you will go through security. Your flight to Denver will depart from Terminal E, or more likely, Terminal C, which is connected to E.

     

  • enough time?
    Apr 5, 2014
    1
    i am arriving at terminal E from costa rica flying with united my connection flight is to Pittsburgh and i have a 1:50 to make it to the next flight i arrive on friday April 11

     

    That should be enough time. All terminals at IAH are connected inside and outside security (you will be outside security after you clear customs and re-check your bags).

     

  • Is 1 hour and 20 minutes enough time to go domestic to international?
    Mar 30, 2014
    4
    I will be traveling from Colorado to IAH to catch my International connection. I will be arriving in Terminal B and have only 1 hour and 20 mins to get to my gate in Terminal E. Is this enough time? and since i will be getting all my boarding passes in colorado, will i still need to check in when i arrive there? and also will i have to go thru all the TSA security again? As this usually takes lots of time. Thank you for you help as i have never flown thru IAH and am nervous with such a short layover.

     

    No, all you have to do in IAH is go from your arrival gate. The TerminaLink train connects all terminals inside security. You should have plenty of time if your first flight is on-time.

     

    Thank you, Im glad that i can go from one terminal to next without security. Oh sorry one more question, since i will already be inside then i wont have to re check-in correct? I should be able to just go to my next gate in terminal E with the boarding passes i have? thanks again

     

    Correct, you won't have to check-in again.

     

    Thank you! Can't wait for my trip now.

     





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