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Is 54 minutes enough to transfer from domestic to international in Houston?

You are right that you won't have to go through passport control or any other formalities other than walking to your gate. The catch is that they officially recommend you be at the gate 30 minutes ...
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Is 54 minutes enough to transfer from domestic to international in Houston?

Yes, I did this successfully at IAH on United with a 30 minute domestic-to-international connection in 2011 and a 32 minute connection in 2012. Tips: IAH is big. Study the airport map ahead of time, ...
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Can I buy a Houston METRO Q Fare Card at the airport?

As Karlson's answer mentions, the Metro website does not show any Q Card (reloadable fare card) retailers on the IAH airport property. However, if you have a U.S. mailing address, you can request a Q ...
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Economical yet reliable option to travel to IAH airport from around Houston

Without a clue as to where you are in the vast Houston area, the least expensive is by bus, the 102 Bush IAH Express which runs from Travis Street at Texas Avenue to Terminal C. The cost would be less ...
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Houston IAH international to international transfer timescales

Given the combination of airlines, I believe you are considering flights booked separately. While any transit via the US, whether on the same ticket or on separate tickets, will require you to go ...
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Does United's Harvey travel waiver apply to flights that have some legs or all legs operated by partner airlines?

As your experience also confirms, the travel waivers do allow you to rebook United iteneraries that include flights operated by partners without a change fee. I went through a similar experience. My ...
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Returning ESTA line at IAH?

The CBP has a list of airports with APC kiosks. Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) Note that they are not necessarily at all terminals though. Official airport information. U.S....
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Will I need to recheck my bags through security for a layover flight?

IAH has a "Skyway" train that connects all the terminals inside security. Since you are traveling on one ticket, your checked luggage (if any) will be checked all the way through to Los Angeles, and ...
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Flying from Auckland to Winnipeg via Houston. Do I need to go through customs in Houston?

Yes. US airports have no concept of "international transit". You will need to go through US Immigration, collect your bags, go through US customs (with your bags), re-check your bags after customs (...
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Is 54 minutes enough to transfer from domestic to international in Houston?

There are a few important things to consider here: (1) Historical flight times and timeliness. Using FlightAware, you can see the historic arrival and departure times of both flights. Check out these ...
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changing airlines in Houston

Depends on a lot of factors but primarily if it's booked on a single ticket. If it's a single ticket (say Air New Zealand and United), you are fine. You would get both boarding passes in New Zealand....
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Spending pesos at IAH

No. Businesses at IAH (or in the United States in general, with the exception of the occasional business near the border) will not typically accept pesos. You'll need US dollars or a credit/debit card....
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Is there a store selling T-Mobile SIM cards in Houston's IAH International Airport?

While yes there is indeed a Best Buy vending kiosk in terminal D (and several other terminals) at Houston IAH, it does not (at this time) stock T Mobile SIM cards or phones. There was a variety of ...
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