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  • connection time of 50 minutes
    Nov 14, 2016
    My flight from DFW to MUN (Germany) is via IAH. Do I need to do security check again and IAH. My flight is throughout united airlines. Is 50 minutes layover sufficient


    All you have to do in Houston is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You do not have to go through security again. You have enough time.


  • MSP - IAH - MGA Connection Question
    Nov 13, 2016
    Hello! I'm looking to fly from Minneapolis to Managua, Nicaragua. It connects in Houston with a 65 minuyte layover. Is this enough time to get to the flight for Managua? Will we need to claim our baggage or will it be passed through automatically? Ready to book the tickets, but need to ensure it'll work as planned. Thanks in advance for any guidance!


    Yes, that is enough time. If both flights are on United then all you have to do in Houston is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connections
    Nov 11, 2016
    i am arriving domestic United and going to international United for Buenos Aries, do in have enough time for a 45 minute connection? thank you


    Yes, that's enough time but it leaves no time to spare if the first flight is delayed.


  • Will I need to go through customs
    Nov 11, 2016
    Sunday 11/13 I am flying United 335 from GDL on to United 6148 to ATL, I have 1hr 55min between flights. Will I Make it through customs in time for my connection and what terminal will I arrive in and how far is that from my connecting terminal?


    You will arrive in Terminal E, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk and go through security. You will depart from Terminal B or C. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.


  • International connecting times
    Nov 10, 2016
    Hi! I'm Mexican flying United Airlines from MEX to IAH and then to NRT. The first flight arrives in IAH at 8:38 and the second one departs at 10:15 (this one is operated by ANA).This is a 1h37m connection. Do you think this is enough time? Will I have to change terminals? If so, is it easy to do it fast?


  • 40 minute connection
    Nov 10, 2016
    The airline changed our flight schedule and we now have only 40 minutes connection time at IAH. Our flight from Chicago O'Hare to Houston arrives at 5 pm, and the flight from Houston to San Jose, Costa Rica leaves at 5:40 pm. Can you tell me the likely terminals we'll arrive at/depart from at IAH and whether we're likely to make our connection with only 40 minutes? And would we need to take the Skyway or the Subway to get to the departure terminal ? We'll only have carry-on bags, no checked bags.


    You will arrive in C and depart from E. This is possible if the flight from Chicago is on-time. You will not have to use the Skyway.


  • Transit time feasable?
    Nov 10, 2016
    On Sunday I am due to arrive from London Heathrow at 15:15 on United. I am scheduled to leave for Managua, again on United, at 17:35. I am UK National with valid ESTA. Can I make that connection. Any tips for the best way to get through immigration etc?


    Yes, you can make that connection. Since you are on an International to International connection all on UA, you can use the Onestop immigration and customs counters.


  • How do I get to the other terminal
    Nov 9, 2016
    Hi We arrive at Terminal A and need to get to Terminal D - How do we get there and how long will it take. Tks for your help.


    If your bags are checked through then you take the Skyway, it should take less than 10 minutes. If you have to transfer bags yourself you take the Subway, it takes a bit longer and runs outside security.


    Nov 7, 2016
    I'm flying from Mexico (QRO) to Toronto (YYZ) all with United,. What is the process I must follow? Do I need to get my checked bags and re-check them in? Is 2h30m enough time? I read about a "Onestop" alternative but I don't quite understand if I apply to it since I have checked bags. Thanks in advance


    Forgot to mention I'm mexican and I have tourist US and Canadian visa.


    Yes, you can use Onestop since you are on an International to International connection all on United. You don't need to claim and re-check your bags.


  • 1 hour 57 minutes for transit
    Nov 8, 2016
    Hi dear, I am a little but nervous for our transit. We will arrive on 13.55 hour on Houston Airport and we will departure to Cancun on 15.52. Do I need to claim my luggage? I read something about US Customs but what does this means? I never had a transit before and I never went to the USA. Thanks for your help!


    Flight is with United


    Where are you flying into Houston FROM?


    From Amsterdam to Houston


    I forgot to tell that I am Dutch and I applied for an ESTA already


    Since you are on an International to International connection, you will not have to claim your luggage in Houston, but you will have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security. You have enough time.


    Okay, great! So you only have to claim your luggage en recheck when you have a national flight? When I am ready at US immigration, do I have to check-in for my second flight? Is everything clearly marked on the airport? I am sorry for all my questions but when I read this page yesterday(about all the people who missed their transit) I was totally stressed


    Yes, everything is well marked. You should be checked in for and given boarding passes for both flights when you check in in Amsterdam.


  • 35 minutes layover sufficient?
    Nov 7, 2016
    Fly UA arrive at Houston Terminal C (from San Antonio) at 1835, to catch another UA flight to Toronto departing 1910 at Terminal B. Can make it?


    It's possible. It doesn't leave a lot of time to spare though. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.


  • 30 Minute United Connection - Possible or No?
    Nov 6, 2016
    Hi- we have a United flight from PHX to XNA that connects through IAH. The first flight from PHX to IAH arrives at 3:00pm and connecting flight leaves at 3:35pm. How likely are we to make this super tight connection? Not sure, as I don't frequently fly through IAH. Thanks for the help!


    It's possible. You will likely arrive in Terminal C and depart from Terminal B. The Skyway train connects them inside security. You have a chance but everything will have to go perfectly.


  • Connecting Flight PGIA - IAH- LAX
    Nov 6, 2016
    I'm traveling from Belize to Los Angeles and have a 1hr 40 mins connecting flight both with United Airlines. Is that enough time? What are the steps at the IAH airport? Is there an immigration officer just for connecting flights? Will i need to re-check my bags?


    In Houston you will go through US Immigration (there are no special lines for connecting passengers, but you can use the kiosks if you are a US or Canadian citizen or repeat ESTA user), then claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate in Terminal C. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Arriving to IAH from Mexico and departing to Dubai -different airlines
    Nov 5, 2016
    Hello, my parents are arriving to Houston from Mexico at 11 am (united airlines) and taking a flight to Dubai with Qatar airways at 6:30 pm. I think they have more than enough time to make it but can you please help me confirm the process they have to make and if it is necessary to change terminal? They don't speak english, is there any service to assist them in case they get lost? Thanks.


    They will arrive in Terminal E, go through US Immigration, claim their bags, and go through US Customs. THen they will have to wait for the Qatar Airways check-in desk to open (at about 3:30). It will be in Terminal D. They will check their bags, go through security, and to their departure gate. D and E are really just two sides of the same building. It will be hard for them to get lost.


  • Connection from International to Local Flight
    Nov 5, 2016
    Hi Arriving to IAH from San Jose Costa Rica and then taking a local flight to EWR (5h15m between flights), do I need to change terminals? Do I need to pick up my luggage and recheck or the airline forward the luggage for me?


    Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, immediately after, then go through security and to your departure terminal on the Skyway train. You will arrive in Terminal E and depart from Terminal C.


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