Houston Intercontinental (IAH) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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Is 1 hr enough to change flight. I arrive from LA United#1241 at 6:40 and I'm taking United 429 to Mexico City at 7:40. Thank you.
Is 1 hr enough to change flight. I arrive from LA United#1241 at 6:40 and I'm taking United 429 to Mexico City at 7:40. Thank you.
I am flying United Express from Tulsa to IAH to connect to a United flight to Munich. My connection time is 50 minutes. Will that be enough time?
Yes, that should be enough time if the flight from Tulsa is on-time.
Is 1 hour 38 minutes enough connection time for UA flight #805 from STL to IAH connecting with #1512 IAH to LIR. And on the return is 1 hour 40 minutes enough time to connect UA Flight #1517 from LIR to IAH connecting to UA #2342 ( I assume I will go through customs in Houston upon arrival back to the USA.
On the way to Costa Rica you should have plenty of time. On the way back it's a bit risky.
I am flying from Fort Hood to Houston UA 4048 with an arrival time of 5.18 pm terminal B and depart again from Houston to Frankfurt terminal E UA 046 at 6.10 pm. After I get off the airplane I might only have 40 min to get from terminal B to terminal E , also depends on which gate I arrive and depart as well. Do I have enough time to make it ? When does boarding start for the international flight? Can I still get on the plane after my boarding category got called. I have Economy plus reserved, does that help. Can I reserve a cart to pick us up and take us from terminal to terminal? TIA
Hi AM,

40 minutes will be a little tight, but certainly doable if you hustle (assuming that there are no flight delays from GRK to IAH). Transfers between Terminals B & E require that you use the Skyway Train, so I would definitely try to flag down an electric cart to expedite your travel to the Skyway, and then again once you arrive at E to proceed to your departure gate. That particular timeframe is quite busy, so your biggest delay, will be getting through the crowd of people.

For questions regarding your economy plus benefits, I would contact your specific airline.
51 minutes on United?
Hi SR,

For domestic arrivals connecting through IAH, 51 minutes should allow enough time to proceed to your next gate. This is assuming that there are no delays on your arriving flight, of course. Without specific flight numbers, it's difficult to provide better information, but in general, 51 minutes should suffice.
Is 36 minutes enough time to connect? Coming in from XNA (Fayetteville, AR) and then connecting to fly to Cancun. It says there is a terminal change.
Hi CMH,

36 minutes is tight connection, but certainly doable if you hustle! I would visit the airport's website at www.fly2houston.com and print out the terminal maps before you leave your house. Once your plane lands and you are able to turn on your phone's internet service, I would double check the departure for your Cancun flight while you taxi to the gate, and start planning your route (using the printed airport maps), so that once you are able to get off the plane, you already know where to go.

You'll most likely need to use the Skyway to change Terminals, so this will give you time to catch your breath, and give you a minute to figure out where you're going once you get off the Skyway.

Perhaps wear sneakers also - I've lost count of the number of slip & falls we've had where people are in a hurry, and slip/fall because they are traveling in flip-flops/high-heels/dress shoes. Please be safe : )
In September I will be arriving on a United Express/Republic flight from DCA to take a 10pm international United flight to SCL/Chile. United gave me two flight choices, one with a 1hour 45 min connection time or a later one with a 3hour 30 min connection time. Is the 1 hour 45 minute connection a safe bet?
Hi RK,

Assuming that your DCA-IAH flight doesn't experience any excessive delays, 1 hour 45 minutes should be plenty of time to change terminals. Just be sure to verify your departure gate for SCL - that flight will occasionally leave from Terminal C.
Thank you Josh!
I have a flight from ORD to IAH, with 50 minute layover. If I check a bag, do I have to claim and recheck and go through security again? Do I have enough time?
Thanks
I am flying United Express from Tulsa to IAH to connect to a United flight to Munich. My connection time is 50 minutes. Will that be enough time?