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  • Auckland->Houston->Chicago
    Jan 12, 2017
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    Air NZ has a connecting flight with 1hour 50min stopover in Houston. That seems awfully tight for inbound passing through customs. Familar with LAX (awful) and SFO (v. good), but not Houston. Advice appreciated.

     

    Houston is about the same as SFO. It's pretty good. It's possible. Also, United has almost hourly flights from Houston to Chicago if you do miss your connection.

     

  • 10 Hour layover
    Jan 11, 2017
    0
    I arrive at IAH at 10:45 am and depart 11:30 for Taipei. Any recommendations on what I can do during my layover? I only have a backpack and no check-in luggage. Wouldn't mind finding a place to rest and shower or possibly do something near the airport.

     

  • Rip off
    Jan 9, 2017
    0
    I flew into Houston airport last Wednesday and needed assistants because a sprained my ankle on vacation. I had a wheel chair for part of my way around the airport and it was fabulous, but I was taken for a short trip ny golf cart and I tried to tip according to how far each one took me but one trip with one of the guys, I ask him to change a 20 fir me so I could give home 5 bucks but he said as he handed back my change I get 10 if you ride my cart. I thought he was terribly rude. There was one lady that took great care of me in a wheel chair she was from Dominica Republic and she was so sweet I gave her 20 Dollars but the other jerk is ripping older people and handicap off . He needs fired.

     

  • 39 min layover
    Dec 11, 2016
    1
    Hi , I am traveling to San Jose, California from NY Laguardia with 39 minutes layover in Houston all on United. I already bought my tickets but now doubting it is possible to make this connection. Both early morning flights arriving in IAH at 8:45 and leaving for SJC at 9:19. Only carry on. Thank you

     

    It's certainly possible if your first flight is on-time. Both flights should be in Terminal C.

     

  • International flight to domestic connection baggage question
    Dec 5, 2016
    3
    I'm flying in from NRT to IAH on an ANA flight. My connecting flight to JAX is with United. My bags will only be checked in through IAH and then I'll have to check in with United once I arrive and clear customs. How does that work inside IAH? Do I have to leave the airport and come back in? Is their a check-in kiosk back there?

     

    If both flights are on the same reservation your bags will be tagged to JAX, but in Houston you will have to go through US Immmigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then there is a desk right after Customs where you can drop off your bags. Then you go through security and to your departure gate (likely using the Skyway train).

     

    My bags will not be checked through to JAX. It's a separate ticket/itineration/confirmation number. Will I be able to check in after customs and not have to leave the airport?

     

    When you clear US Customs you will be outside security. You will have to take your bags on the Subway Train to your departure Terminal (either B or C), re-check them with United and go through security.

     

  • Layover domestic flight
    Nov 29, 2016
    1
    Hi! We are travelling from MSY to SAN with a 45 min layover in IAH on the 12th of January 2017. The flight numbers are UA520 and UA1870. Can you tell me if we have to switch terminals and if so how long will it take?

     

    Both flights should be in Terminal C. You should have enough time if the first flight is on-time.

     

  • Customs Security Connecting to New Jersey
    Nov 10, 2016
    1
    Hello Everyone! I'm actually not a US citizen. I'm flying on a Visa Waiver P from Lima, Peru - connecting in Houston, Texas - then to New Jersey, USA as my final destination. Will I have to do see customs and security in Houston, Texas or will I have to see them in my final destination Newark, New Jersey??? Please, help. I'm flying United Arilines.

     

    In Houston you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • Access to Lounges across terminals
    Nov 8, 2016
    1
    Hello, I am arriving from mexico, going to canada in terminal E. Will I be able to access the KLM lounge in terminal D without much of a hassle? thanks in advance!

     

    What airlines are you flying? Your flight to Canada will likely NOT depart from terminal E.

     

  • Immigration
    Oct 25, 2016
    1
    I will be arriving with United from Costa Rica in Terminal E and havng a connection flight with Lufhansa from Terminal D in Houston. Do I have to immigrate into the US and what's about the luggage. Do I have to clear the Luggage in Terminal E after arrival from Costa Rica and re check in or will the luggae directly tranferred to my final destination to Frankfurt ?

     

    Yes, you have to go through US Immigration, Customs and security. However, since you are on an International to International connection, you should not have to claim your bags.

     

  • baggage porter services at arrivals
    Oct 23, 2016
    1
    Does IAH have porters at international arrivals to assist with luggage from baggage reclaim until I'd meet my friend at arrivals? I'll have a lot of luggage! Thanks.

     

    No, they do not, there will be carts available.

     

  • making a tight connection
    Oct 23, 2016
    2
    Nov. 7 I arrive from New Orleans at 7:51 AM on United Airlines UA1117 and I leave at 8;45 on UA1776 to Calgary. Will my checked bag be transferred directly to the ongoing flight and, in general, should I be able to make the connection? Any suggestions to increase my odds of making it?

     

    Yes, your bags will be transferred for you. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time.

     

    Thanks for the reassurance. The tight connections makes me nervous.

     

  • Customs line
    Oct 12, 2016
    1
    Hi! Does anyone know approx how long customs line are the night of thanksgiving? Before black friday? With and without global entry?

     

    It really depends on the time of the day. There aren't really any more international flights on those days, so it really shouldn't take any more time than normal.

     

  • Iah from Dublin.
    Oct 10, 2016
    2
    Hi there. I'm flying from Dublin to Houston on January 1st, landing at 3.15pm flying via London. I have the chance to swap and fly through Newark landing in Houston at 4.05pm having being pre cleared in Dublin. Which do you think would get me through quicker? Thanks.

     

    It would be about the same. I personally would avoid the connection in Newark.

     

    That's great, thanks for the quick reply.

     

  • Enough to time to make connections?
    Sep 10, 2016
    1
    We will be arriving in IAH at 5:20pm in Cancun MX. We need to clear customs and make it to our connecting flight to SNA by 7:00pm. Will that work? Was not aware that we would have to do this when booking the flight.

     

    That's barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Connection IAH
    Sep 1, 2016
    1
    HI, I am USA citizen traveling from Panama (Central America) to St. Luis with a 1hour and 25 min Layover. Is it enough to make the connection? Thanks

     

    No, that is not enough time. It might be possible without checked bags, but it is below the minimum required international connection time.

     

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