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  • Arriving in IAH. No Boarding Pass for connecting flight
    Apr 16, 2014
    Hi! I will arrive in IAH on 22nd around 4pm. I am intending to catch a flight to DFW at 7pm with another airline. I booked these 2 flights seperate and there is no codeshare agreement or whatsover involved. Therefore when I check in for my flight to IAH, I will not be issued my boarding passes for my IAH-DFW, neither will my checked in luggage be labeled for DFW. Now my Question is, since I only have 3 hours between the 2 flights, is there any chance I can make it in time to my next departure gate? Do I have to go through security?


    You should be able to check in online for your IAH-DFW flight or using your mobile device. If you do that you will just have to move your luggage. The Inter-Terminal Train connects all terminals outside security. If you tell us what airlines you are flying we can provide more specific information.


    Thank you! I am gonna arrive at 4:26pm with EK0211, go through security, get my bags and then I will instead fly the next morning at 6am to DFW with AA3712. After Security and getting my baggage can I then buy access to United Lounge in Terminal E instead? I could stay there till 11pm and then perhaps sleep somewhere on the airport chairs till 4am qnd then check in for my DFW flight. Is that ok? Or is it impossible to enter terminal e lounge before checking in again? Sorry so much confusion here :(


    To re-enter security you need to have a valid boarding pass for that day. So no, you won't be able to go back through security until 4 AM the next morning. I suggest getting a cheap hotel.


  • time to get through security
    Apr 3, 2014
    My daughter and I are flying out of terminal 3 very early (5:40am). What time should we get to airport?


    What Airport? What Airline?


    that was dumb of me... Ohare, American Airlines


  • checking in
    Mar 24, 2014
    I lost my license and I have gotten a new one but it is paper. This is Now N.C. issues their licenses, and then the original will be mailed. The paper license has a bar code on it to be scan to show proof of identity. Thank you for your time


  • Mexican Consulate ID
    Feb 3, 2014
    Hi, My husband only has a Mexican Consulate ID would this form of identification be acceptable?


    No, it is not on the list of TSA-approved forms of identification -


  • jewelry
    Jan 20, 2014
    Hi just wanted to know I have a belly button piecing will that set the alarm off going through the security check


  • bringing food in the US
    Jan 25, 2014
    Hi I just want to know if I'm aloud to bring food from Australia into the US if I declare it like cookies chocolate vegemite peanut butter and small tins of tuna will customs allow this nothing will be opened and will this delay me as I have another flight to catch from LA if anyone knows that could help me that would be great thank you


    Anything sealed and in your checked baggage will be ok. If its only a few things there is really no need to declare them.


  • customs
    Jan 19, 2014
    Hi got a question I want to bring in my checked luggage some food I have checked what I'm allowed to bring into the USA just wanted to know when I get to LA airport how long does it take for customs to check the food items over I know I have to declare it but I have another flight when I arrive in LA from Sydney Australia if anyone knows this the help with be great


  • License expired
    Jan 14, 2014
    My license expired in March and I moved outta town and it's been difficult getting what I need for a new one. The state I live in requires different documents, but is it ok if I have my social security documents with it? Will I be able to board?


    Yes, you just need some other official documentation with your name on it along with your expired license (assuming this is a domestic flight).


    Yes it's domestic but what type of documents? It's only my second time flying so I don't know. Sorry for all the questions.


    The TSA website simply states "Other forms of ID" - so anything else with your name on it, preferably issued by the government, but even if not, that should work.


  • Mother is MIa
    Jan 10, 2014
    My mother inlaw supposedly boarded southwest in albany to lax thru midway and she should have been in la at 1pm. She is missing. Southwest will not let us know if she even got on a plane.. What do we do????


    Airlines cannot give out information on passengers. You'll have to get in contact with your mother somehow.


  • Lost Driver's license
    Dec 26, 2013
    Hi, I just discovered I lost my driver's license. I am out of state and ordered a replacement one but I am not home and still need to get through ATL airport before I can get home. I do have my birth certifcate and copy of social security card and all of my other identification just not the driver's license.


    Yes, that should be enough.


  • LHR... fastest security EVER
    Dec 17, 2013
    Took only 10 minutes


  • Expired License
    Dec 6, 2013
    I have a license that has expired since October, But i do have my green card and social sec #, will i be okay to fly?


    Yes, that should be sufficient.


  • Expired drivers license
    Dec 5, 2013
    Is a drivers license that expired 11 days ago still acceptable


    Bring along a second form of identification if you have one.


  • Lost or Stolen Drivers license
    Dec 1, 2013
    I lost my drivers license, but i have a temporary license, my birth certificate, and my ss #. Will that suffice as valid identification?


    Yes, that is sufficient.


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