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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.