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We are traveling with a gun for hunting, do we need to allow extra time for checking in at the airport ?
Yes, because it must be declared at the check-in counter. Allow an extra 15-20 minutes.
Zap- thanks, I appreciate it, hard to get an answer online,
We are flying to HOU then transferring to IAH arriving at 1pm. Our international flight departs at 9:35pm. May we check our luggage at 1pm for our flight that departs at 9:35pm? Thank you!
It depends on what airline your flight out of IAH is on.
I'm flying from Bonaire to Calgary on January 29, connecting through Houston. I want to change my plans, get a different flight to go to mazatlan for a week before returning to Calgary on February 4th. Can I collect my luggage on Houston and take a different flight to Mazatlan on January 29?
Your bags will be sent through to Calgary since it's an International to International connection.
Thanks for the quick response!
I am flying from Aukland to Houston (Air NZ), then onto Cancun (United Airlines) on a Friday next year.
Is 1hr 45min enough layover time through customs etc or should I go with the next flight time with 3 hrs 45min layover?
I would do the 3 hr 45 minute.
thanks alot
I'm traveling from little rock to manila, i have a 2 hr layover in houston and in Tokyo japan. Do i need to get my luggage and have it check in again in every stops? Im using the same airlines which is ANA. Thanks.
No, you won't see your bags again after you check them until you get to Manila. All you have to do in Houston is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skyway train connects all terminals inside security.
Thank you!
Hi am traveling from lax to Belize with a layover in Houston hobby will my luggage be transferred to my next flight right away
Yes, assuming both flights are on Southwest all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Does anyone know the skycap service inside security at IAH arrivals to help get luggage out.Would like to arrange a pick up for multiple bags coming in from overseas.
No, there is no such service. There will be carts to use in the International baggage claim.
Hi. What is the earliest I can arrive to the airport before my flight and check my bags?
It depends what airline you're flying. If you're flying United, about 4:30 AM.
Hi, I am flying with Lufthansa from London Heathrow, arriving IAH Gate E at 17.45, departing for Guatemala with United Airlines at 19.42, Gate C. Will I have to collect my baggage and go through security, or just go through security, and do I have enough time? I booked through a travel agent and they are not helping me with answers to these questions. I only have an e-ticket and don't have any information regarding check-in! How do I confirm my flights? And when I am in Guatemala, how do I confirm a flight if I am out of wifi access?
Please note that both flights will be on United. You will both arrive and depart from Terminal E. You will go through US Immigration, customs, and security but you should not have to claim your bags since you are on an International to International connection through IAH all on United. You do not have to "reconfirm" flights. For your return flight just show up to the airport in Guatemala City 3 hours before your flight.
Really? Thank you so much. My travel agent STILL has not got back to me about this... fast to take my money, not so fast to be helpful. I will never book with an agent again, always go direct to airlines. I am bit concerned because my e-ticket says my flight is with Lufthansa - what do they call it when that happens? SO if I ring UA they tell me I have to ring Lufthansa! The e-ticket I have talks about terminals C and E - hence the query. I have no check-in information yet - bit worried to be honest, I have discovered, since booking my tickets, that this travel agent has a tendency to book flights that don't materialise! ie not really booked... :( Thank you for your very swift response. Guess I will have one more chance to try tomorrow, and then I will be in trouble if nothing pans out.
Good day, I am traveling to Calgary from Port of Spain with a stop over in Houston. I booked my flight with United but the flight from Houston to Calgary is being operated by Air Canada? Will I need to collect my bags and go through customs with them and the drop them off?
On International to International connections on United through Houston, but I'm not sure what happens if the outbound flight is operated by a codeshare partner and frankly, you won't get a straight and knowledgeable answer on that by either United or Air Canada.