IAH Layover Ideas | iFlyer Forum

Tips and ideas on how to best spend a layover at Houston Intercontinental airport. Got a favorite quiet place to connect to wifi? A great bar or restaurant? Maybe an exhibit or a walk? Share your IAH Airport layover experiences with others, or post a question and get notified when there is a response.

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US Citizen returning from Panama w/a 10 hr layover on New Yrs Eve...and a child. Can I leave Houston airport with carry ons to check into a hotel for the night?
Yes, you can leave the airport and go wherever you want.
Is there a lounge for sleeping? We have a 12 hour layover.
Nope. That's what hotels are for.
Flying from RTB on United to IAH, then need to switch to Air Canada to fly to Calgary. Will 3 and a half hours be long enough to do this? Do I need to go through security/customs before getting on Air Canada?
Yes, that should be enough time. Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security.
I am flying from LGA airport in NYC to Santa Ana, California with a 50 minute layover in Houston airport in March. Is this enough time?
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
If my first flight is delayed, does united put you on the next available flight? is there a charge for that if it does happen?
Am flying in from Japan on China Air need a flight out to JAX or Orlando arriving about 4pm how long of a layover should I need between flights?
Are you flying Air China? China Airlines doesn't fly to Houston. Are you flying nonstop from Tokyo? If so your flight is operated by United or ANA. If it's two separate reservations I'd want at least 3 hours between flights.
making a connection in houston coming from panama city panama. united arrival to united/mesa. we have 1 hour 30 minute connection. travelling with children so concerned with amount of time to clear customs
That is barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
my sister has a 3 hr layover in iah on way to Costa Rica. is there some way to visit with her at the airport
I booked an international flight from IAH to Beijing on Air China. I then purchased a ticket from my town to IAH. Do I need to claim my luggage and then check in to Air China?
will be traveling with 2 reservations, San Pedro Sula (international) to Houston arrives at 3:54 PM and have another flight from Houston to Phoenix leaves at 6:16 PM, around 2 hours to spare, will I be available to go check in again and still catch my flight ? ( Have check in bags)
That is only possible if everything goes perfectly.
Canadians flying home from Puebla, Mexico on United with 3 hour layover in Houston carrying on to Canada, via Air Canada. Would we have time for a 1 hour visit with Texan cousins and still clear customs, security, and move from terminal E to A?
An hour might be pushing it. I don't think you'd have more than 15-30 minutes to spare.