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  • Managua-IAH-Frankfurt transfer time IAH
    Mar 17, 2016
    2
    Hello. I travel from Managua via IAH to Frankfurt in July. We have 90 minutes for transfer at the IAH. We arrive and leave from terminal E. Is this enough time for transfer?

     

    It's barely enough time. You won't have to claim your bags but you will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security.

     

    90 minutes is tight. My wife (who doesn't walk well) and I had 1 hour 10 minutes to make a connection--arriving from Costa Rica, departing for LAX--yesterday. We would not have made it without the help of a wheelchair driver named Tyniesha (sp?). Even with her invaluable assistance we were some of the last people to board the LAX flight.

     

  • CUN-IAH-YYZ
    Mar 3, 2016
    1
    Will I have to retrieve my luggage to go thru customs if I am on a flight from Cancun, Mexico, that arrives in IAH (Houston, TX), and has a 10 + hour layover before continuing on to Toronto?

     

    Is your 10 hour layover overnight or same day? If it's same day you shouldn't have to claim your bags. If it's overnight you probably will.

     

  • Transfer after clearing custom..
    Mar 2, 2016
    1
    I am arriving from Lufthansa air line at terminal D. I have to clear custom and catch a plane to go to ABQ at terminal C. How i can do as I am old lady and i have baggages.

     

    There are free carts in the immigration hall to help you with your baggage going through customs. If you have trouble getting around you can request wheelchair assistance from your airlines.

     

  • Flying Auckland to Toronto
    Mar 2, 2016
    1
    I'll be flying Auckland to Toronto via Houston and Chicago. The layover is 44 minutes between the Houston to Chicago transfer. Is this enough time?

     

    You only have 44 minutes after arriving from Auckland?!? No, that's completely impossible. You need to contact whoever you booked that ticket to and get it changed to at least 90 minutes, preferably 2 hours. Maybe you can even get a nonstop from Houston to Toronto instead of having to go to Chicago first.

     

  • Connection Flight
    Feb 19, 2016
    3
    Hi , Going to Costa Rica from Dubai ,have connection flight from Houston @ 5.42 pm ( Arr & Dept. is on same Terminal E. I have only 1hr 30 min b/w the flights. Want to check, if it will be sufficient time to clear all the formalities ? will i be able to make it to the connection flight ? and will i get any assistance from my Airlines ( united ) ? Pls suggest the best way to clear all formalities faster.

     

    United does not fly from Dubai to Houston. What airline is your first flight on? This is a very very difficult connection even if everything goes perfectly. There is nothing you can do to speed things up other than moving quickly and having your documents in order.

     

    first flight is on Emirates. Any suggestion ?

     

    Then this is an impossible connection.

     

  • Time to transfer
    Feb 11, 2016
    1
    Very worried. We are travelling from costa rica to Austin via IAH. We arrive IAH at 11:25 Terminal E (we are from the UK) and need to get through customs, collect our bags, get to Terminal C, check in our bags again for the flight at 13:00 to Austin. Our travel agent says they have contacted the airline and this is within their time span. Surely there's not enough time

     

    Yes, that is barely enough time but it is enough time. You don't actually have to change terminals to re-check your bags, you can re-check them at the re-check desk just after you clear customs. Also, if you do miss your connection. United has almost hourly flights from Houston to Austin.

     

  • Transfer International fights in IAH
    Feb 11, 2016
    5
    I have to transfer from the flihgt arriving from Bogota to IAH (UA1006) to the flight to Amsterdam (LH7986). I have 11 h tranfer time and want to go to Houston downtown in that time. Do I need to check out all the luggage? If the answer is yes are there some lockers where the luggage can be stored? How long does it take to get through all the immigration/security and luggage reclaim procedures?

     

    You shouldn't have to do anything with your bags in Houston since you are on an International to International connection. Immigration will take about 30 minutes.

     

    Thank you! United airlines employee says I will have to collect my luggage from UA flight a check in at the other airline, so it is confusing. I hope you are right and not United Airlines:)

     

    Both of your flights are operated by United.

     

    No, only the one from Bogota to Houston. Then we continue with Lufthansa to Amsterdam.

     

    Lufthansa does not fly from Houston to Amsterdam nonstop.

     

  • 46 min layover
    Feb 8, 2016
    1
    I'm travelling from Toronto to Ixtapa Mexico. I have a 46 min layover in Houston. When i go to book the flight it says "Risky" connection. I will not be checking my bags. The flight is through united and also says Includes Travel Operated By Mesa Airlines Dba United Express , Expressjet Airlines Dba United Express. Will i need to switch terminals? Would you book this flight?

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Toronto. You will arrive in Terminal B or C and depart from Terminal E. All gates are connected inside security by the Skyway train. It is possible to make this connection but leaves no time to spare if the flight from Toronto is delayed.

     

  • help
    Jan 26, 2016
    1
    can I make it from United A1 terminal to E2 in 45 mins?

     

    Yes, that is possible if the first flight is on-time. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • risky connection checked baggage
    Jan 17, 2016
    1
    Hi. I have a risky 1 hour 12 min connection time at IAH. Im coming from Englang and departing to Costa Rica. If the connection is not possible and they put me on the next fligh, what will happen to my luggage? will united understand I didn't make the connection and not put my case on that flight and put my case on the next flight? Thanks

     

    That connection is pretty much impossible. They will try to keep you and your bag on the same flight but there's no guarantee that they will be able to.

     

  • Meeting place
    Jan 14, 2016
    3
    I am arriving into IAH from Toronto in United 3778 at 4 :40 pm and meeting my sister who is arriving from Mexico City in United 1091at 5pm...do we both arrive in Terminal E? I know I pre clear customs in Toronto and she has to go through security, so where would be the best place to meet?

     

    No, you will arrive in Terminal B likely. You could take the skyway or subway train to Terminal E and meet her at the exit of Customs there.

     

    Thank you Zap! So I get my bags, get the inter terminal train to Terminal E and can you suggest a good waiting place? Thank you again!!!

     

    Yes, as I mentioned the exit of customs would be a good spot. It will be on the lower level I believe.

     

  • time
    Jan 14, 2016
    1
    I have a flight from EWR that lands in IAH at 8:27 and leaves at 8:59 to fly to Managua. Will that be enough time to make the connecting flight, what terminals do i have to transfer between, and do i have to go through customs?

     

    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You will arrive in Terminal C or E and depart from Terminal E. You have barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.

     

  • YYZ -> IAH -> SJO [Limited Layover Time]
    Dec 27, 2015
    1
    I will be travelling on New Years Eve from YYZ and will be landing in IAH at 4:35 PM in Terminal A followed by a 1 H 10 MIN layover to a connecting flight in Terminal E departing for Costa Rica at 5:45 PM. I will not have any checked-in luggage for my flight - is it likely to make the connecting flight? What are somethings I can do to speed up this process? Thanks for your help :)

     

    There is no process in IAH. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in IAH is go from your arrival gate in Terminal A to your departure gate in Terminal E. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • connecting flights
    Dec 27, 2015
    1
    Arriving from New Orleans going onto Las Vegas with an hour connection. Will bags have to be collected and will that be enough time. Both flights with United

     

    You don't have to collect your bags in Houston. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If they are in different terminals the Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • need to know urgent
    Dec 23, 2015
    1
    MY HUSBAND IS SUPPOSE TO ARRIVE IN ON 12/24 FROM SHANGHAI. I GOT A TEXT THIS MORNING THAT HE WAS HURT IN A CAR ACCIDENT IN SHANGHAI. I NEED TO KNOW IF THIS IS TRUE OR IF IT IS A SCAM. HIS FLIGHT OUT WAS AF0111 TO PARIS. FROM PARIS IS AF0636 TO HOUSTON. HIS NAME IS STEVEN J. MILLER. I NEED HELP TO FIND O UT IF THIS IS TRUE..I'm suppose to pick him up tomorrow. I need to know if he's a live or really hurt.

     

    Nobody on this website will be able to help you. Try to contact anyone who is with him in Shanghai or the US Consulate in Shanghai.

     

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