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    Dec 24, 2012


    If you pick up by car, you have the option of parking in the cell phone lot ('Passenger Pickup Lot')--stay with your vehicle until your party has gathered luggage and calls you to be picked up at the curb. To access the lot, whether you are approaching the airport using John F. Kennedy Boulevard or Will Clayton Parkway, just follow the purple signs to the entrance. (Or use the garage for short-term parking). For paging call 281-230-3000. If arriving taxi, you will, on entering the terminal, see the ticket counters in front of you. Take the escalator to Level 1 - International Arrivals - with a lobby /passenger greeting area.


  • 16 hour layover GDL to DFW
    Nov 10, 2012
    2 adults 1 infant have a 16 hour layover in IAH from GDL. What happens to our checked bags??


    You need to contact your airline; however, note that if you use different airline you also need to find out if first airline will transfer bags to second one, as not all Airlines do - if not, you would have to go to the Terminal of your connecting airline and re-check in your bags there. On arrival at IAH, presuming you use United, you would either arrive at Terminals C or E - at gates C3-45 is a connector to Terminal E, where you need to go through passport control, pick up bags, go through customs clearance and re-check-in your bags. A 16-hr layover with a baby in tow is quite an undertaking; it may be easier for you to take your bags along, after passing customs clearance (presuming you stay over at a hotel) that way you have the assurance that your re-checked bags the next day will arrive safely at DFW.


  • C-18 to E-20
    Oct 24, 2012
    Have elderly passenger who cant walk that far, what are the best options?


    At IAH, the above-ground TerminaLink train, which starts its service at the Terminal A station, connects terminals A, B, C, D/E inside security. On arrival at gateway C14-23, (gate C18) the TerminaLink train station is clearly marked by signs; board the train to get Terminal E, gate area E12-24. NOTE: When making airline reservations, be sure to mention your passenger's special needs, including wheelchair assistance. This way your passenger will, on arrival at C gate, be met by an airline employee with a wheelchair. For more information contact the Airport Administrative Office at 281-230-3100.


  • layover chicago-houston-liberia
    Oct 7, 2012
    I have a flight on United Airlines going from Chicago to Houston that is scheduled to land at 08:01 and then must make a flight on United Airlines that leaves for Liberia airport in Costa Rica at 08:55. Will this be enough time?? Will our checked bags make it to our next flight? What is the quickest way to get to my terminal?


    On arrival at IAH take the above-ground TerminaLink train inside security to your connecting flight. United uses Terminals A, B, C, & E, with corresponding gates. On arrival at IAH look at the overhead screens to find your flight & gate number; then follow signs to the train. United will transfer your bags.


  • newark to cozumel
    Sep 26, 2012
    party of 4 traveling dec newark to coz through iah they changed it from a 1:14 to a 34 min lay over .. i was wondering if the gates in past they were close to each other


    Your arrival and departure at IAH depends on which airline(s) you take, for all details regarding terminal layout, transfer options and airline assignments, open and click on "Terminal Map" under QUICK LINKS; then scroll down to the detailed text.


    it is conntinental/ united ewr 530 -8:14iah then 8:48 depart


  • Baggage Claim
    Sep 24, 2012
    My 12 year old is traveling to IAH alone. Can we meet him at the gate or does he have to find the baggage claim area?


    You will need a special pass - go to the specific airline counter to obtain it. Otherwise, he should just follow the flow of people and look for the Baggage Claim sign - at 12 they are quite capable!


  • Domestic flight to International flight
    Sep 20, 2012
    I am arriving on a United domestic flight from BHM to IAH. On a seperate reservation I will be leaving IAH to KUL on Singapore Airlines. I arrive at Terminal B and depart on Terminal D. What do I need to do after I get my bags at baggage claim?


    As you need to claim your bag after arriving at IAH, Terminal B, you need to take the Inter-Terminal Train below-ground, which connects Terminals A, B, Hotel, C, D/E outside security. At TD, take the escalator up to the first level and re-check in your bag before proceeding to security check and on to your gate: The departure level has 9 gateways: (from left to right: gateway leading to gates C14 to C2, and gates D1 to D3; gateway to Gates D4A & D4; Gates D5 through Gates D10 have separate gateways, with gateway to gates D11, 11A & 12 at the end.


    Do airlines transfer bags from one to the other?


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