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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.