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  • Layover Times
    Apr 9, 2014
    3
    We are flying from Philly to Guadalajara through Houston. On the way down, we have a 1:05 hour layover to get from Terminal C to Terminal E. Then on the return trip, we have to get from E back to C in an 1:45. Customs? Is this doable if flights are on time?

     

    That should be enough time both ways. Yes, on your return trip you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through customs, then re-check your bags and go through security. Also, note that most United Express departures to Guadalajara use Terminal B, not Terminal E and that United Express arrivals from Mexico use Terminal D, not E. Only if you are on a United mainline flight will you use Terminal E.

     

    Thank you for the response! One more question: walk between terminals or take a tram?

     

    On your flight to quadalajara, definitely take the TerminaLink Train as it connects all terminals quickly inside security. On the return I would probably go through security in your arrival terminal and then take the TerminaLink to your departure terminal (if necessary, it likely won't be as C is directly connected to D and E).

     

  • Customs and Immigration with an infant
    Apr 8, 2014
    0
    I will be flying into IAH from Costa Rica. I am a US citizen, my husband is Costa Rican, and we will be traveling with our 3 month old who has a US passport. Will we be able to use the new kiosks at customs if my husband is not a US resident? And are there any special lines for families with infants?

     

  • Meeting a friend
    Mar 10, 2014
    1
    I am flying into Houston and have a couple of hours before my next flight, a friend that lives in Houston wants to come a meet me for a coffee, will I be able to meet them in the baggage reclaim ?

     

    Yes, you can meet them in the baggage claim of your arrival terminal (note that each of the five terminals has a separate baggage claim).

     

  • waiting for conecting flight with foreign passport
    Mar 8, 2014
    2
    my son will be traveling from mexico city to istanbul, turkey with a change of flight at IAH he is traveling on a russian passport and will be waiting 2-3 hours before boarding his flight. any problems that we should be concerned about, thank you.

     

    He will need a US Transit visa. Other than that he should have plenty of time.

     

    All international arrivals at the U.S. need to go through passport check, pick up bags, go through passport clearance & re-check-in bags where indicated. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/iah, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text for terminal transfer etc.

     

  • Terminal D, where to pick up
    Feb 11, 2014
    0
    I live in Houston since a few months. I don't know the airport very well. I like to pick up my dad from terminal D. Can someone tell me what the best spot will be to meet him, where to pick him up? I like to THANK you in advance if you can give me helpful information about this..: )

     

  • 787
    Dec 23, 2013
    0
    Saw my first dreamliner 787 today. What a beautiful plane!

     

  • Corey Williams
    Dec 16, 2013
    0
    For the many that have been bullied and had problems with the yellow shirt traffic pusher guy Corey Williams, file a complaint. He claims he is above the rules and that his boss (IAH Director of Aviation) does whateever he says. He blocks traffic, the entrance doors, displays a huge chip on his shoulder and is a horrible representative of the city of Houston. Remember, these traffic pushers are paid with tax money. File your complaint here: http://www.fly2houston.com/customer-feedback

     

  • flight connection
    Nov 26, 2013
    1
    I will arrive on flight 4094 and need to get to connecting flight to Amarillo flight 4114 and will have elderly lady with me concerned how far to board that flight and if farwill need will-chair??

     

    If you need a wheelchair you can request one from United by calling them. Both flights will likely be in Terminal B.

     

  • IAH to Downtown/ Toyota Center
    Nov 4, 2013
    1
    What is the best way to get from IAH to Downtown.

     

    Rental car or Taxi/Car Service. Taxi is over $50 each way. So depending on how long you're staying, it may be cheaper to rent a car.

     

  • Do I have time to smoking between flight
    Jun 10, 2013
    3
    I am arriving 6/20/2013 at 727am from Orlando and have connecting flight to Killeen, TX leaving at 844am?

     

    If your first flight is on-time you could take the "long route" between Terminal C where your Orlando flight will arrive and Terminal A or B where your Killeen flight will depart by going outside security and outside to smoke, then taking the Intra-Terminal Train which runs outside security to your next terminal, instead of taking the TerminaLink train, which runs inside security. I only recommend this if your first flight get in on-time.

     

    Thank you, where do I get info on intra terminal train?

     

    It runs under ground between the terminals. The airport's map shows it better - http://www.fly2houston.com/iah-terminalMaps you can also google it to get more info.

     

  • Enough time for International connect?
    Apr 24, 2013
    0
    We will be traveling from Istanbul, Turkey to Dallas, TX on May 7, 2013 (Friday) with connection in IAH. I am an American citizen but my wife is not (greencard). Our US born daughter (16 months old) will also be traveling with us. Will 1 hour and 45 minutes between flights be enough to clear customs and get from Terminal D to Terminal A to make our connecting flight to Dallas? Also, Orbitz states that the flight from Istanbul will also land in Terminal A, is it possible since Terminal A is not international? Thank you very much in advance!

     

  • Best Place to meet -Terminals A and D
    Feb 24, 2013
    1
    Hello, my mother is arriving at terminal A from Miami and I am arriving at Terminal D from Qatar at almost the same time (10 min difference). Can you recommend me the best place to meet for her and I? We need to take the same taxi to the hotel. Thank you!

     

    At IAH, on your arrival at Terminal D, you will be directed to the international arrivals building, where you go through customs & take escalator down Baggage Claim Level 1 and from there to Exit Control, then enter to the right the baggage recheck area; then go straight out to the International Arrivals Lobby & Passenger Greeting Area. Have your mother, on arrival, take the inter-terminal train which runs below ground and connects TA, TB, Hotel, TC, D/E outside of security. At T/E she should follow signs to International Arrivals Lobby.

     

  • Walking time
    Feb 20, 2013
    1
    I will be on united express from tucson arriving in terminal B flying out of terminal D on lufthansa. I have about a 5 hour layover. Is it difficult to get to terminal E from D considering E has more things to eat, drink, and shop

     

    While the above-ground TerminaLink train at IAH, which starts its service at the Terminal A station, connects terminals A, B, C, D/E inside security, the Inter-Terminal Train below-ground connects A, B, Hotel, C, D/E outside security.

     

  • Conoco Phillips Terminal?
    Feb 13, 2013
    1
    I'm picking up my boyfriend as a surprise but don't know which terminal to pick him up in if he's flying with the Conoco Phillips Private Jet. Anyone know?

     

    Private jets arrive at the FBO, (fixed base operator) - not at any terminal.

     

  • Don't know IAH
    Jan 27, 2013
    2
    My parents and I are arriving at same gate, almost same time from another flight where is the best point to meet them my flight is UA1015 fron camcun theirs is UA1089 from mexico city jan 29/ 13

     

    If IAH is your last stop, I suggest you meet them at the baggage claim carousel. If you continue your journey, look at overhead screens for your party's arrival gate and meet them there.

     

    Since you're both on international flights they won't want you hanging out around the corridors from the gates prior to immigration. Go through immigration and meet them on the other side.

     





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