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User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3550 times:
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I am currently finalizing a USA / Canada itinerary for mid-November until the start of December. Two specific sectors of the itinerary include an inbound flight (CO1059) from DCA-IAH, with an arrival time of 16h11 (04:11pm) at IAH, connecting onto CO667 to ANC at 17h30 (05:30pm).

For those of you who travel on a regular basis on CO through IAH, or have any experience thereof, would you consider this an appropriate amount of connection time at IAH for that time of year? Your comments will be much appreciated.


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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3332 posts, RR: 45
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3541 times:

Quoting SA7700 (Thread starter):
I am currently finalizing a USA / Canada itinerary for mid-November until the start of December. Two specific sectors of the itinerary include an inbound flight (CO1059) from DCA-IAH, with an arrival time of 16h11 (04:11pm) at IAH, connecting onto CO667 to ANC at 17h30 (05:30pm).

For those of you who travel on a regular basis on CO through IAH, or have any experience thereof, would you consider this an appropriate amount of connection time at IAH for that time of year? Your comments will be much appreciated.

Hello,

1.3 hours in IAH ought to be PLENTY. You will probably be going into C or E, and your departing flight will leave from the same two terminals. It would require 30 minutes at the most (could be done in 10 if you haul it), so you should be good to go!

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5873 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3517 times:

You'll be fine.
I regularly connect to that Anchorage flight, coming on from Dallas-Love, on one hour or less... you'll do fine.
I have NEVER mis-connected at IAH... even on a 31 minute layover.

Just tear the airport diagram out of the inflight magazine, get your gate number immediately after you get off the airplane, and make for the train.

Come to think of it, you might not need the train...


User currently offlineOldProfessor From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3511 times:

You won't need the train unless your leg from DCA to IAH is a Continental Express flight operated by ExpressJet Airlines. Right now I believe they only run one leg a day on COEX and it will arrive at the B concourse which is connected to C and E by train or bus.

Otherwise I would just walk it from C to E or vice versa - the train does not really save you much time between C and E, only effort (and you risk getting lost or worse yet having it break down on you)

DEFFINITELY watch out for crazy passenger cart drivers, they will run you over!!! But you might be able to catch a ride to your gate from one =)


User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3480 times:

Quoting SA7700 (Thread starter):
I am currently finalizing a USA / Canada itinerary for mid-November until the start of December. Two specific sectors of the itinerary include an inbound flight (CO1059) from DCA-IAH, with an arrival time of 16h11 (04:11pm) at IAH, connecting onto CO667 to ANC at 17h30 (05:30pm).

For those of you who travel on a regular basis on CO through IAH, or have any experience thereof, would you consider this an appropriate amount of connection time at IAH for that time of year? Your comments will be much appreciated.

You'll be totally fine.

Quoting OldProfessor (Reply 3):
DEFFINITELY watch out for crazy passenger cart drivers

Amen, brother...I almost got plowed by one of them yesterday connecting off a redeye (I was half-asleep)...



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User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3473 times:
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Quoting OldProfessor (Reply 3):
You won't need the train unless your leg from DCA to IAH is a Continental Express flight operated by ExpressJet Airlines.

Luckily it is a mainline flight.  Smile

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 1):
You will probably be going into C or E, and your departing flight will leave from the same two terminals.

It seems as if both flights will operate to-and from Terminal C.  Big grin


Thanks for all the input thus far guys. Once again the credibility of "valued opinions" on Skytrax are put to shame.


Keep well

SA7700



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User currently offlineIahflyr From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3453 times:

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 2):
Just tear the airport diagram out of the inflight magazine, get your gate number immediately after you get off the airplane, and make for the train.

Come to think of it, you might not need the train...

You shouldn't need the train at all, but take a look at the airport diagram on the CO website or the Houston Airport System site.

You will have plenty of time unless the DCA flight is late......almost every DCA-IAH flight arrives at C24 on the northside of the terminal, that is pretty much a given.

The ANC departure is much more of a guessing game, could depart from C or E. Caution, don't be lead down the road of "it departed from C yesterday" thinking as that changes quite often, unlike the DCA arrival which as said earlier is almost always at C24, that has been pretty much a predictable thing for a long time now.

Enjoy our hometown airline and airport.  Smile



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User currently offlineKhelmDTW From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3445 times:

While on layover, if you're hungry, try the Panda Express or that Burrito place next to it for some food. They should be in the food court, Good food, not bad prices and that held me over on two connections at iah. (Just don't go to the Taco Bell, they don't use gloves)

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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

Quoting KhelmDTW (Reply 7):
While on layover, if you're hungry, try the Panda Express or that Burrito place next to it for some food. They should be in the food court, Good food, not bad prices and that held me over on two connections at iah.

Yuk.....why not suggest a nicer spot than the food court....something like Harlon's BBQ or in Terminal E the FOX Sports Sky Box, Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen or Pappasito's Cantina!



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User currently offlineCoolGuy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 414 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3388 times:

I'm going to transfer in IAH too, for the first time (CO to CO). I have appx 2 hours. Anything sightseeing I can do in or around the airport during that time? First time in Texas too. I'm very excited!

User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3381 times:

Quoting SHUPirate1 (Reply 4):
You'll be totally fine.

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I've been disappointed at many airports (PHL, LAX), but IAH certainly isn't one of them. As others have noted, unless you're seriously delayed inbound, you shouldn't have any trouble at all.



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21544 posts, RR: 59
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3355 times:

Quoting CoolGuy (Reply 9):
. Anything sightseeing I can do in or around the airport during that time? First time in Texas too. I'm very excited!

Take the train to terminal B, then take the transfer bus back to C. You get a birds eye view on the train, and can hang out in the station area and watch the planes, then you get a worms eye view from the bus, dodging in and out of the tarmac space. All the while you remain inside security.

Due to the layout, there aren't too many great places for watching operations, but in terminal D you can see a couple arrivals ruways, one of which is used occasionally for take offs of Europe bound widebodies.



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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3326 times:

Quoting CoolGuy (Reply 9):
First time in Texas too

A warm welcome to Texas when you arrive.  Smile

Quoting CoolGuy (Reply 9):
I have appx 2 hours

Watch your time however, CO boards normally 35 minutes prior to departure unless a wide-body or some of the B75's which would board a bit earlier.

If you go out of the secure area you shouldn't have much problem getting back through as the lines normally go pretty quick......and you can use Terminal C, or go up to the next floor above the ticket counter/security level, head toward Terminal E and find a little used security checkpoint which dumps you into Terminal E around the President's Club around E12 if my memory serves me correctly. Another place is Terminal B to go through security then take the above ground tram to C or D/E. Best to stay away from Terminal A, unless you are on Colgan which will be in Terminal A as a CO Connection.

Enjoy.



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User currently offlineChase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3321 times:

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 8):
Yuk.....why not suggest a nicer spot than the food court

Absolutely agree...while there's nothing wrong with Panda Express per se, it's like the McDonald's of Chinese food. Texas has some amazing food to share with its visitors - there's no need to go there unless you're in a huge hurry or have never eaten Chinese food before. And I'm guessing neither will apply to the OP.


User currently offlineCoolGuy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 414 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3301 times:

I'm going to see if I can extend my transfer time to 7 hours and take a quick look at the city. I hope I can get that flight! I'm going to try to use Continental's 'same day confirmed travel' policy.


Potential problem though. I am going CO PHX-IAH-LGA. First flight lands at 11:40. Second flight departs at 13:25. The flight I'd like to take departs at 18:55. The same day travel policy only works three hours prior to departure of the new flight I'd like to take. However, because this is a connecting flight, I might be able to try to change it three hours prior to the PHX departure. Not sure. I just want to see Houston!


User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3234 times:
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Quoting CoolGuy (Reply 14):
I'm going to see if I can extend my transfer time to 7 hours and take a quick look at the city. I hope I can get that flight! I'm going to try to use Continental's 'same day confirmed travel' policy.

I was also thinking about "extending" the transfer time to almost 3 hours... Then again I'm arriving in WAS after an 18h45min flight on SA207 from JNB via DKR. I will take my chances with the shorter transfer time.


Rgds

SA7700



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User currently offlineCO777ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3208 times:

If you're leaving Terminal E, go by Pappasitos! They have the best tex/mex! (and no, I'm not receiving a raise for saying this  Wink )

User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3184 times:
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Quoting CO777ER (Reply 16):
If you're leaving Terminal E, go by Pappasitos! They have the best tex/mex! (and no, I'm not receiving a raise for saying this

Thanks, I will keep that in mind  Smile


Rgds

SA7700



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User currently offlineCM767 From Panama, joined Dec 2004, 655 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3176 times:

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 8):
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

I highly recommend eating there.  Smile



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User currently offlineCoolGuy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 414 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3161 times:

How much transfer time would I need in order to take a very quick trip into the city. Just so I can say I've been there.

User currently offlineTi717 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 227 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3149 times:

Quoting CoolGuy (Reply 19):
How much transfer time would I need in order to take a very quick trip into the city. Just so I can say I've been there.

2 days Big grin, Unlike other cities (DC, NYC) the stuff to see is not close to each other.



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User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3146 times:

While it always SEEMS to take forever, I've timed myself a couple of times going from one of the end C gates over to the B gates (i.e., on the tram), and it never took more than 20 minutes from the door of the plane opening to me standing at the B gate. If I was sitting up front, it was more like 14 minutes.

Steve


User currently offlineShannoninAMA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3138 times:

I cant really help you here, as my views would be very biased since they threw my connection in the DUNGEON (Downstairs terminal B)  Wink And every time (4x) i connected in IAH, ive been in the dungeon  Wink So i cant really offer any views on the other terminals!  Smile

Btw, the rest of IAH is awesome, youll have fun connecting  Smile


User currently offlineBoeing743 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 406 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3089 times:

I used to live in Houston for 2 yrs and I flew out of IAH few time. I recently visited houston since I moved back to my home state Indiana. I always find that IAH is so easy to make connection. Most of CO using terminal E and some use C. So bascially you will have no problem make connection at IAH.

If you want to explorer houston that is good but beware of traffic at Houston is killed. Sometimes it would take forever to get one place to another place. From IAH to downtown houston can take about 30 to 45 mins one way. So Makre sure you have enough time to explore houston with time to check in for your flight to ANC.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21544 posts, RR: 59
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3073 times:

Quoting CoolGuy (Reply 14):
I'm going to see if I can extend my transfer time to 7 hours and take a quick look at the city.

Prepare to be disappointed. The city (downtown) isn't all that interesting. You'd also need to rent a car (really expensive with the stupid taxes they apply at IAH) and fight traffic.

Quoting CoolGuy (Reply 19):
How much transfer time would I need in order to take a very quick trip into the city. Just so I can say I've been there.

IAH is "in the city" so just landing there, you've been there. Most of the stuff to see is quite spread out around the area.



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25 Post contains images IAHFLYR : IAH is in Humble not "in the city"! Heck it is even outside the Beltway let alone the Loop but it is just inside FM1960! Very true, gotta love those
26 WesternA318 : I think you can get ANYWHERE in IAH in that amount of time, with some time left over to chill.
27 Post contains images COIAHLGW : IAH is in the City of Houston. It was annexed. The keymap shows the City of Houston boundary lines that are separate from Humble
28 Nwafflyer : The only connection issue at all is if you arrive at terminal A or B, and then need to connect to a flight from C D or E. Even then, if you use the bu
29 Airplanelover : Houston is really easy to connect through. I recently did a trip back in June on Continental, although my connection was much shorter (31 minutes). I
30 Post contains images ANCFlyer : Sorry, rather late to the thread, I've been traveling. Experience dictates, if you're on time into IAH, no problem at all with the transit time. . .
31 102IAHexpress : ? Minute Maid Park, Toyota Center, Wortham Center, Alley Theatre, Hobby Center, Verizon Wireless Theatre, Jones Hall, Downtown Aquarium, Macy’s, Th
32 CO777ER : Don't forget the Museum District, River Oaks (if you want to see some HUGE houses) etc. and its only about 15 mins from downtown.
33 Brons2 : That's crazy talk. Pappasitos is glorified gringo Tex/Mex. It's ok for what it is but it's not really that great. There are better choices, although
34 Post contains links and images Pr1268 : Aww, c'mon! The 700 Louisiana (Bank of America) Building is certainly worth seeing - after all, it's a landmark in Sim City 3000!
35 Post contains images SA7700 : Thanks Western I will do so Pep, thanks for everything done "behind the screens" thus far. It seems as if the 10 sector ticket will be issued today.
36 Post contains images IAHFLYR : I hate when annexing make a fool out of me! It will always be Humble in my book/heart!
37 COflyerBOS : People who don't find Houston interesting are usually people who have 1) never been there and basing things on perceptions or 2) have only been there
38 Amazonphil : If you are referring to "in the city" as Houston...no,actually the airport is btw Tombal and Kingwood, a ways north of the city of Houston. But as yo
39 Post contains images ShannoninAMA : Sorry, but no its not. Living in texas a large portion of my life, ive tried Every kind of Tex mex there is, and pappasitos definitely wins. Be sure
40 WesternA318 : Pappadeux indeed....LOVE that place...
41 102IAHexpress : No it is in the city of Houston. Edit: Also, IAH has always been part of the city of Houston. Houston did annex Kingwood, but IAH was never in Kingwo
42 NateDAL : IAH is inside the city limits of Houston. The vast majority of Kingwood was annexed by the City of Houston in 1996 and is therefore part of Houston.
43 Post contains images SA7700 : The tickets have barely been issued and already there is a schedule-and equipment change... Instead of a 738 to ANC, I will get to fly on a 753! Rgds
44 DualQual : I believe the Taco Bell is gone and is replaced by the aforementioned burrito place. I recommend either that or any of the Papa's establishments.
45 Nwafflyer : And don't try Popeye's -- food is not thorughly cooked - pretty disgusting raw chicken strips
46 Lgbga : Hubby eats there every time he goes thru IAH....even if he has to get it to go. That says alot about how good the food is because he usually hates to
47 CoolGuy : My trip is coming up and I'm looking forward to it. Does anyone know how the Continental Airlines policy works for same-day changes when I want to ext
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