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Air NZ flight to Houston connecting to United flight to Orlando.

Aug 14th, 2019, 03:42 PM
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Air NZ flight to Houston connecting to United flight to Orlando.

Just booked the above flight for April 2020. Booked through Air NZ and all on one ticket. We have a two hour connection time in Houston to get through immigration an customs and then find the Orlando flight. I have been looking on the net about whether or not you go out of security and therefore have to do it again. Some sites say you do, others sound as though you do not. A bit confused, any advice appreciate.
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Aug 14th, 2019, 07:31 PM
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After clearing Immigration and Customs you’ll exit the Customs Hall and be outside the secure area. You’ll have to clear TSA before proceeding to the departure gate for your connecting flight.
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Aug 14th, 2019, 07:46 PM
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Hmm thanks RoamsAround, that is going to add a bit of time.
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Aug 15th, 2019, 03:20 AM
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If you're really pressed for time go to the front of the line and ask very nicely if you can go through, or ask a TSA agent. As best I can recall, you will always reclear security after clearing US customs. I'm pretty sure you will encounter that when arriving into most if not all US cities.

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Aug 15th, 2019, 03:22 AM
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PS. I've made a lot of connections in Houston and barring any serious delays you sb OK.
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Aug 15th, 2019, 12:43 PM
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Thanks PM. I have checked flights to Orlando an there are another two after ours, so even if we miss it should make the next flight.
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Aug 15th, 2019, 01:31 PM
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Spouse just did this very thing in Houston, connecting from an international flight to a domestic. You must clear Immigration and customs, then throw your luggage onto the belt and it will be put on your connecting flight. Just make sure your luggage is tagged all the way to Orlando. You'll still have to clear it, but won't have to deal with it beyond that.

Then head back through security.

Time wise, I think you'll probably be fine (especially since IME United rarely leaves on time!)
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Aug 15th, 2019, 03:59 PM
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Thanks Melnq, the bags should in theory be checked through from Nelson to Orlando.
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Aug 15th, 2019, 08:27 PM
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Official info: https://www.fly2houston.com/iah/connect/
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