? on Connection Time in Houston

Feb 26th, 2004, 07:37 AM
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? on Connection Time in Houston

I have 1 hour and 20 minutes to go through customs and get on my connecting flight. Is this enought time. TIA.
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Feb 26th, 2004, 07:45 AM
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It depends on the time of day, and whether you're connecting to CO's domestic flight. If it's CO, it should be doable, but tight in the late afternoon. A lot of people who asks this question is flying from AMS - if that's the case for you, then the answer is "don't worry". That flight arrives later than most, and customs/immigration is clear by that time.

If you're arriving in the afternoon and miss the connection, there should still be later flights on CO to most destinations.
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Feb 27th, 2004, 05:31 AM
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I just looked at our times and we only have 1 hour and 7 minutes. Yes, we are flying Continental the late afternoon flight. I won't sweat it if they can put me on another flight.
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Feb 27th, 2004, 07:55 AM
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On what dates are you transiting through IAH? And which flights are you on specifically?

I'll be coming back from CDG on 3/9, arriving at 4:30pm. If you haven't made the trip yet, I'll take note exactly how long it takes me and report back.

BTW, from your screen name, I assume you're American, right? Aliens may take longer through immigration.
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Feb 27th, 2004, 10:49 AM
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While not an overly generous time allowance, you should be OK if everything goes smoothly. CO has things set up nicely, they will re-check your bag right on the other side of customs and have a designated aisle for folks with short connecting time. If you are checking bags, when you check in you might tell the agent that you have such a short connction in Houston and ask if they would tag your bag for priority handling. This is done routinely for Elite FFers and gets your bag off the plane sooner.
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