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My husband and I are flying british airways from Heathrow to IAH a 1 hour 36 minute layover in IAH. Then flying United Airlines out of IAH to MEM.
We have no checked baggage.
Will 1hr 36 min be enough time to go through customs, immigration and security?
With no checked baggage you have a chance if you check in for your United flight online before you leave London.
We have a flight to Canada that leaves from Terminal B. It is normal to check in for international flights in Terminal E but, with our flight leaving from terminal B can we check in at Terminal B or do we have to do Terminal E and then take the train to Terminal B??
Yes, most international United Express flights depart from B. You can check in in Terminal B.
Hi There,

My wife and two toddlers will be flying through IAH to New Zealand. I booked this on seperate tickets so she is going to have to pick up the luggage (2-3 suitcases and 2 car seats and a double stroller, and then recheck in with Air New Zealand. Is there any way she can get help with the bags etc?? I know there are wheel chairs etc, however she will need someone to help with the bags as she will push the stroller. Is there anyone there for this?? Any ideas??
Greetings. My wife and I are planning on traveling through Houston this fall. She can walk, but an artificial knee slows her down. The connection, if the flights are on time, is 50 minutes. Both flights are on United.

Never been to this airport before.

Is that enough time? Is there assistance for handicapped available to speed the process? Would we have to go through security again?
She can request wheelchair assistance by calling United. You will not have to go through security again in Houston assuming your first flight is domestic.
Thanks. I am concerned about the time. IS 50 minutes enough for a slower person like this?
Yes, it should be as long as the first flight is on-time.
Hi! I have never flown before and I have a flight coming out of IAH to HNL in Hawaii. I am clueless as to the airport process. What do I do/Where do I go upon arrival? Thanks!
Print out your boarding pass at home or get it using the United App on your phone. Then when you get to the airport, if you have a bag to check you go to the bag check counter for United in Terminal C. You will have to pay for it with a credit card (you can pay ahead of time online). You will then take your boarding pass (either paper or phone) and your ID (a drivers license is fine) to the security line, go through security, and then follow signs to your departure gate.
I flew in from Austin (United) and the connection to SLC I was supposed to make left without me. Then, the last flight of the day to SLC got canceled. I am giving up on my trip and going back to Austin. I was told tonight that they did not have enough personnel to pull checked bags. How can I prevent my bag from going to SLC and get it back to Austin?
I will be arriving Houston at 9:35 AM , 6/6 at Terminal B connecting to a 12 noon flight leaving from Terminal C. Will I have to go through security again? Is 2-1/2 hrs. enough time to make it?
No, you will not have to go through security. the Skyway train connects all terminals inside security. You have plenty of time.
Hi. Flying from Toronto to Houston on United 8350 operated by Air Canada Express / Jazz, Terminal A, and then have to catch United 5597 operated by Skywest / United Express Terminal B. Heading to Monterrey Mexico. Will I have to look after my baggage in Houston and go through customs, or just get off the plane at terminal A and head over to terminal B on the skytrain ?
Thanks in advance.
You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Houston is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate via the Skyway train. You don't have to do anything with your bags.
How have the security lines been this week?
Hi, we fly from Amsterdam, via Houston, to Cancun. We have in Houston 1 hour 30 min transfer time. Is this enough? Do we need to collect our bags and drop it of again?
Since you are on An International to International connection through Houston on United, you can use the Onestop immigration and customs desk in IAH and do not have to claim your bags. This is still a difficult transfer.