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  • Going from domestic to international flight
    Apr 5, 2017
    Next week, my boyfriend will be flying into Houston (IAH) from Omaha and then will connect to a flight from IAH airport to Mexico city. Both are United flights. He only will have 1 hour layover in the International Houston Airport . Will he make i to Méxicot? He will be traveling only with a carry-on. Thank you in advance.


    Excuse me. I wanted to mean if one hour will be enought to catch his flight to Mexico City? Thanks!


  • Going from domestic to international flight
    Apr 18, 2017
    We are flying into Houston from Denver and then connecting to a flight from Houston to Aruba. Both are Southwest flights. Looks like we arrive at gate 51 and then have to depart from one of the new International gates. We only have a 1 hour layover. Is that enough time? Do we have to gothoghurity again?


    Sorry for the auto correct. I meant to ask, do we need to go through security again in Houston?


    No, you don't have to go through security again. You have enough time.


    Thank you!


  • Duty Free liquids?
    Dec 10, 2016
    If we are connecting from Cabo through Hobby with duty free liquids do we need to check them into our luggage or can we carry them to our domestic flight?


    Yes, you will have to put them into your checked bags before you re-check them.


  • Domestic arriving at Gate 1
    Nov 22, 2016
    Southwest has our flight from OKC arriving at Gate 1. Our connecting flight is at Gate 50. Assuming we only have carry-on luggage, is there anything we have to do to get from 1 to 50? Do we have to go through security or customs or something else before walking over to the other concourse? Also, is 50 minutes enough time to connect during holiday travel times?


    Correction to previous post... Arriving at gate 50, then connecting to gate 1.


    We fly Hobby all the time, and you should have plenty of time. There are not 50 gates. 1-5 is in the new terminal, the others (20 or so through 50 or so) are in the older terminal, but Hobby is not big and the terminals are not far at all. Since your flight isn't international, I wouldn't think you would have to go through customs or security. You can walk freely between those two gates once through security, so you should be fine moving from one to the other. FYI, bathrooms are bigger and newer near gate 1, so I'd stop there before going to 50, since your time line is a bit tight.


    Oops didn't see your correction. Either way, you should be fine. Again, if you have to stop at the restrooms, I would go near gate 1. You will probably be able to get in and out quicker.


    Thank you!


  • Customs & Connection Time
    Sep 10, 2016
    Hi, I'm going to fly from Mexico City with Southwest arrive at (Hobby) HOU TX at 7:55 am connecting to MDW (Chicago) at 9:45 am this coming Sunday. Do I have to go through customs at HOU? If so, will I have enough time for my connection to MDW at 9:45? Thank you,


    Yes, in Houston you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and go through security. You have enough time.


  • 1 hour layover enough to clear customs
    Aug 5, 2016
    I will be flying from Costa Rica to Hobby with jus 1 hour layover to clear customs and connect to San Diego. Will this be enough time? I am afraid to lose the connection due to slow customs


    That should be enough time. HOU is a small airport and immigration and customs there is pretty much never crowded and the checkpoint is brand new.


  • Cabo to Boston w/HOU connection
    Apr 8, 2016
    We are coming in from Cabo on Southwest and connecting to Boston with a 1 1/2hr layover. Is that enough time to get through customs, recheck bags and make the gate before boarding?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Arriving from Cancun, connecting to Vegas on Southwest
    Mar 21, 2016
    Hello. I am arriving from Cancun to HOU and have a one hour layover for my connection to Las Vegas. Is one hour enough time to transfer to my connection and would i need to check my bags in again at HOU ? im flying Southwest both flights.


    Yes, you will have to claim your bags, go through US Customs, and re-check your bags at the re-check desk. You should have just enough time.


  • Arriving from PVR (Puerto Vallarta Mexico) going to MDW (Chicago)
    Jan 26, 2016
    After getting luggage and clearing customs, need to know exactly where the escalator is located so that you just go directly to your connecting gate and do not have to re-check in at ticket counter. Any type of location marker would be great to know.


    The Immigration hall at HOU is not large. It shouldn't be hard to find.


  • not for breakfast
    Dec 12, 2015
    Had breakfast. slow service. breakfast menu was limited but seemed decent. I ordered breakfast club. husband ordered breakfast platter. coffee was served cold. food was not good. this might be a good place for wings but it is not the place for breakfast.


  • Gate 3 to Gar 50
    Nov 5, 2015
    where is Gate 3? I have 35 mins to get to Gate 50


    Gate 3 is at the base of the terminal - it is visible in this graphic produced by the airport authority. It will probably take about 10 minutes to walk to gate 50. http://system.gocampaign.com/netisd_org/images/imagelibrary/620/74/7529/541944-HOU%20PHASE%202%20Terminal%20Directory%20updated%209-24-15.pdf


  • gate connections
    Nov 1, 2015
    is 52 mins between flights enough time to get from where commuter flights from Greenville, SC arrives to where flight to Denver, CO takes off (767-8)?


    What airline are you flying? If both flights are on Southwest all gates are together, HOU is not a large airport. If you are flying United then your flights will be at IAH, not HOU.


  • Gate 50 to gate 20
    Oct 31, 2015
    I have 20 minutes max to get from 50 to 20 due to a flight delay. Is this enough time or should I just accept that I am driving from Houston?


    HOU is a small airport. You can make that connection.


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