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  • \advice please
    Jan 26, 2015
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    I am to travel from london heathrow to pensacola via huston one flight i am looking at has 1 hr 35 min to change flights is this enough? and what gates will the fights normally go from so i know where i am going

     

    That would be barely enough time, but it is sufficient if your first flight is on-time. You will arrive in Terminal E and depart from Terminal B.

     

  • Connecting flight - immigration & sec check
    Jan 10, 2015
    1
    We will be arriving in IAH from Europe - connecting flights to San Antonio. We will have 140 minutes to get to the next flight. 1. Will this time be enough? 2. We need one wheelchair (already contacted the airline) - will we be picked up at the plane and will they help us through the immigration? 3. Will we have to pick up our luggage and check it in again? Thanks!! 3.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. Yes, wheelchair assistance will meet you at the plane and make sure you are taken care of until you are on board your second plane. Yes. You will have to pick up your bags after Immigration, then go through customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk before going through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • SAL-IAH-EWR-BHX Flight - Do I have to claim baggage at IAH?
    Dec 31, 2015
    0
    Good morning everybody and happy 2015! ^___^ I have the following flight plan on January the 8th, 2015: San Salvador (El Salvador) SAL - Houston IAH {UA 1467} (2 hours 5 minutes connection time) Houston IAH - Newark EWR {UA 0369} (1 hour 50 minutes connection time) Newark EWR - Birmingham (United Kingdom) BHX {UA 0027} I bought the three flights as a single ticket with United. Although I wish I could check in my bag in SAL to final destination and claim it at BHX, I doubt that this is allowed on a International-to-National and National-to-International USA connection combo like the one I have at IAH-EWR The question is: do I have to claim my bag at IAH, or EWR, or it can be sent straight to final destination? And: how long does it take to claim and re-check my bag at IAH? Does United have any priority queue for short connections? Kindly let me know! Your insight is much appreciated! And, again, have a wonderful 2015! ^___^ - Sam

     

  • 46 minutes
    Dec 31, 2015
    1
    I am traveling from St. Louis to Dallas and from Dallas to OKC. I have a 46 minute layover in Dallas. Will that be enough time to catch my connecting flight?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time, but be aware that you posted this in the forum for the Houston airport.

     

  • Water Pipe
    Dec 27, 2014
    1
    I will be flying from Portland Maine to Houston. I currently have a medical marijuana card and my question is whether or not it would be legal to bring my water pipe that i bought in Maine, to Houston.

     

    It could be confiscated.

     

  • Returning from LIR to IAH then to EWR
    Dec 22, 2014
    1
    Do we have to claim bags after fight from LIR go through customs and recheck bags before connection home to EWR? Flying first class, and want to utilize united club while waiting and not sure about time.

     

    Yes, upon arrival at Terminal E at IAH you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go to the departure level and through security and to your departure gate, which will be in C or E (probably C).

     

  • Mexico City - Houston - Munich
    Dec 21, 2014
    1
    Hi, on Tuesday I'll have a flight from Mexico City to Munich/Germany with a transfer in Houston. I've got a 2 hours layover and want to know if this is enough time? I'm a German citizen, do I need to go through customs? It's a United flight, what happens if I miss it? Thanks!

     

    Yes, you will arrive in Terminal E, go through US Immigration and customs, then go through security and to your departure gate, also in Terminal E. You should not have to claim your baggage as you are on an International to International connection but please confirm that with the United agents in Mexico and Houston. If you miss your connection you will be rerouted to Munich via a different route, likely through Frankfurt., possibly on the same flight the next day.

     

  • Where do I get my baggage?
    Dec 17, 2014
    1
    I arrive from Edmonton Canada in terminal E, where do I pick up my baggage?

     

    Chances are you will actually arrive in Terminal C. You will claim your baggage at the domestic baggage claim in Terminal C, United staff will tell you the exact claim.

     

  • Meeting someone during layover at IAH
    Nov 21, 2014
    0
    My friend will be flying on United Airlines from Gulfport, Mississippi to Houston, Texas on December 21. She will fly on flight UA4588. Her flight arrives in Houston at 7:57 AM, and then she will fly out at 11:25 AM that morning. We plan to meet during this time, which is the reason for her long layover. Arriving in Terminal A that morning, where would be the place to meet her at? I will not be going through security as I will not be flying, so I need somewhere to meet that is outside security. She will need to head back through security and get to Terminal B to catch her departing flight. I have 2 questions: a) Where does she go after arriving in Terminal A to meet me? b) Where do I go after parking to go meet her? Thank you very much for any help!

     

  • 1 hour 40 minute connection time
    Nov 10, 2014
    2
    I'm flying in from London next sat on United. I am transiting en route to Managua, also on United. I understand I have to retrieve my luggage and go through immigration/customs. I have a visa waiver. Am I right in assuming that I arrive and depart from Terminal E ?Do I have sufficient time between flights? What do I do with my bags?

     

    Yes, both flights will be in Terminal E. United does have a policy at IAH where bags on International to International connections do not have to be collected to go through US Customs, but please confirm this with the United agents in London and Houston.

     

    Thanks mate. I'll check with United at Heathrow

     

  • wheelchairs not available
    Nov 6, 2014
    2
    returned a dollar rental car, asked for a wheelchair-told i had to go downstairs, to the bus before i could get a wheelchair i had to be at the main terminal.wheel chairs were not available at car rental,neither side of bus trip to airport and not until i arrived in person at the ticket counter for usair, was i told i could get a wheelchair. at this point it had been over a half hr, traveling from car drop off, to bus, to outside terminal, to ticket counter.. then waited over 20 minutes until a wheel chair arrived.not acceptable. i was barely walking at this point,and in terrible pain.finally a wheelchair arrived and took me to my gate-without stopping at bathrooms or for liquid refreshment.my "wheelchair pusher: spoke little english or just ignored me, finally left me at gate.when the flight landed in phila, i had a requested wheelchair and had to wait over 35 minutes for wheelchair to arrive. finally the cleaning crew was finished, all luggage picked up and a wheelchair arrives to take me to baggage.not acceptable time frame in phila, and i was told in houston there is a lack of wheelchairs-and many people have complained that you can not get a wheel chair until you are at the ticket counter.not acceptable by usair, or iah houston airport. also this is the second time i had this much of a wait time to get off the plane...in phila.our flight was an on time landing-i had a wheelchair on my reservation-again not acceptable service..

     

    This is not US Airways or the Houston airport's website.

     

    no kidding. i sent emails to us air and houston airport also..

     

  • Transfer/connecting flight
    Nov 6, 2014
    4
    Hi, my husband will fly from SFO to IAH with UA 1027 and will arrive at 2.34 pm. At 3.45 pm he will fly with LH 7986 to AMS. Does he has enough time to go from he arriving terminal to the departure terminal? And does he has to go to customs again? Thanks

     

    LH7986 is also a United flight. He will just arrive in Terminal C and depart from Terminal E which is directly connected. All he has to do is walk from his arrival gate to his departure gate. You do not go through US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. He has enough time.

     

    FYI, he will fly tomorrow morning from SFO, november 6th.

     

    Thanks for the quick response. Which United code has this flight? Thanks!

     

    LH7986 is United flight 58

     

  • Baggage Question
    Oct 13, 2014
    1
    I'll be arriving in houston from cancun on Unitied and taking a connecting flight to Indianapolis. Will I need to get my checked luggage on arrival in houston and recheck it or will it automatically be transferred to my connecting flight

     

    You will arrive in Terminal E, Go though US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, then re-check your baggage at the transfer desk. Then you will go up to the departure level, go through security, and then take the TerminaLink train to your departure terminal if necessary.

     

  • 1hr 25 minute layover
    Oct 10, 2014
    1
    Hi - arriving at Houston on United fllght UA96 from Heathrow on Feb 21st at 16:15. Leaving on United flight UA1565 to San Jose Costa Rica at 17:40 Is that enough time for security etc? Is it true we can't check our bags through to the final destination?.

     

    In Houston, some International->International bags do not have to be claimed to go through US Customs. You will have to ask the United agents. Your connection is 5 minutes shorter than the minimum connection time for International->International. It's possible, but it doesn't leave much time for delays.

     

  • connections
    Sep 8, 2014
    1
    I will be flying from KCI and going to Shreveport. la. How hard and how far would my connection be

     

    Your first flight will arrive in Terminal B or C and your second flight will depart from Terminal B. If you arrive in C, it is connected to B inside security by the TerminaLink train.

     





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