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We have booked a flight with one stop in IAH. We arrive at 8:25am, get off one flight and board another with departure time of 9:09am. How do our bags get from one plane to another? Is there somewhere special we need to go before boarding the plane that takes us out of the country? Both flights are through United Airlines but 2 separate planes. Our flight is this Friday!
Were are you flying from? If it's somewhere in the US then all you have to do in Houston is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.
We are coming home (US Citizens) from Calgary to Atlanta, through Houston. I have called United Customer Service twice and they are telling me that we don't have to go get our bags and go through customs in Houston, that we do this in Atlanta. We only have an hour in Houston, and if they are wrong, I am afraid we will miss our connecting flight. Do we pick up our bags and go through customs in Houston, or are they correct. The flight is today.
Actually they are completely wrong. You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Calgary. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Calgary.
Will I have to clear Immigration or Customs?
I will arrive from Cancun 2 hours before my flight to Amsterdam, is this enough time?
I think that I arrive TE and depart TD.
Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security. Are both flights on United or is it two separate reservations?
Yes two airlines
United from Cancun
KLM to Amsterdam
Then no, that is NOT enough time. There is no way you will make it with your bags to the KLM check-in desk before the bag check cutoff.
Im flying United from ORD to IAH with 36 minute layover to MEX. is that enough time? How far do we need to walk to depart to MEX
That is just enough time if the first flight is on-time.
I'm am leaving from chicago Ord to IAH For a connecting flight in 36 mins to MEX city. Will I have enough time?
do I need to go to customs before boarding to costa rica. where is customs in the airport I only have a 35 min. layover
There is no US Customs when leaving the US.
Is there a secure place at IAH to store your luggage while leaving the airport during a short layover? We would like to leave our bags for a few hours if possible. Thanks!
Maybe you could pay the on-site hotel to hold your bags. But other than that, there is no baggage storage.
Is 52 minutes sufficient time to make a connecting flight to Mexico?
If the first flight is domestic and both flights are on the same reservation, yes it is enough time.
I am flying out of Calgary on a WestJet flight and have a 1:25 layover and get on a United flight to New Orleans is that enough time do I have to clear customs? My other option is a 2:45 layover but I’d rather get there on the earlier flight if it’s enough time.
You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary. Do you have checked bags or not? With checked bags you need the longer layover since you will have to transfer them yourself.
Yes I will have check bags. So I will have to pick up my checked baggage from WestJet and check them in again for my united fight?
Yes, you do.
Thanks for the info Zap
I will help make the trip easier...
Hi, In December, I will be traveling from Quinto to San Francisco on United, with a connecting flight in IAH. I know that I will need to go through customs in IAH, retrieve my checked luggage and re check them for the domestic portion of my flight to SFO.

I am a US citizen and will arrive at 5:55am. I have two United flight to choose from for the SFO leg, one departs at 7:50 am the other at 9:40 am.

How much time should I allocate to ensure I have enought time to make my connection? Welcome your help to determine which IAH to SFO flight I should book.

The 7:50 flight should be possible.
Thanks ZAP!

What is the average time needed to get through customs, recheck luggage & get to connecting departure gate? Actual travel date is close to Christmas and wondering if holiday travel would impact the avg time through customs at that hour of the morning. THX