Houston IAH

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2/10

Houston IAH customer review

(United Kingdom)

Terrible airport in almost all respects. We were in transit from London to Mexico and even with over 2hrs to spare almost missed our connecting flight - how can a hub airport be quite so bad? Connection was less of a problem on return journey which left us looking for anything that might resemble half-decent catering or shopping - no chance.
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1/10

Houston IAH customer review

(Canada)

If you have any choice do not transit through this airport. Limited staff endless queues (over two hours to clear the first stage) swaggering officials and ignorant support staff who seem to find amusement in the plight of passenger who are going to miss their flight. If I heard the statement "There is always another flight"once I heard it half a dozen times. No consideration for the inconvenience caused. The worst thing is the endless loop recording (that you cant ignore because of the high volume) informing all how much the immigration service is working to serve us. This is not an airport that I would consider travelling through again.
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4/10

Houston IAH customer review

(Costa Rica)

Expedited immigration baggage and customs services. Convenient national and international connections facilities. Fair restaurants and shops available.
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3/10

Houston IAH customer review

(United States)

We had a 2 hour layover coming in from Mexico. It was not enough time to clear immigration and customs. The worst part was with 20 minutes to flight time the officials seemed to want us to miss our flights. They thought it was funny that we were very anxious. My cousin told the official we had ten minutes to catch or flight and was immediately pulled out of line for an extra customs check where she was held for 10 minutes before one of the 5 people not doing anything finally got around to searching her. As a result we missed of flight and had to spend the night in Houston. We were one of hundreds of people who missed their flights due to inefficiency. After we missed the flight we stood in line with all those people while one agent did all of the rebooking. We ended up going to departures and having a continental agent help us rebook for the next day. We just barely got on a flight. Had we stayed in the line down in customs I am confident we would have not gotten home the next day. We were told by many employees that this happens all the time.
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4/10

Houston IAH customer review

(Brazil)

A big relatively modern airport. Facilities seem best in the terminals used by Continental which dominates the airport. We arrived from Brazil and transited to a domestic flight (reverse on our return). Immigration and Customs were quick. This was before 6 am and crowds were not big but desks seem well-staffed. We spent most of our time in Continental's President's Club and only a short time in the regular part of the terminal. Area for disembarking was quite crowded. Insufficient seating though this was exacerbated by people taking up multiple seats with bags by stretching out etc. My wife returned to Brazil before me and her flight was canceled so the airline gave her a room in the hotel inside the airport. Very luxurious but very expensive (she was glad she wasn't paying) she said.
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4/10

Houston IAH customer review

(United States)

A wonderful airport but with 5 terminals split among 18 airlines including Continental which uses 2 whole terminals for its flights alone (A & C) it can get a little hectic and is not what I would've expected. With Houston I would've expected something better.
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2/10

Houston IAH customer review

(Belgium)

Flew BA into Terminal D on a Sunday afternoon. My experience with Immigration was shameful after a 10.5hrs flight : took about 90min to clear and reach the luggage pick-up. And after collecting my luggage another queue to check the customs form! Check-in for the return flight was a breeze. But seldom been in an intercontinental terminal with fewer choices of eating places : only one! And the "Lone Star Grille" served food one wouldn't even feed to his dog.
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5/10

Houston IAH customer review

(United States)

ORD-IAH-BJX January 2010. Easy connection outbound. Although it's not clear from the airport web-site the airport people-mover is inside security and the trains (at least in mid- afternoon) run frequently. It's not that easy to find but once you do it's quick to get to Terminal B. There's not a lot of seating there but a decent mix of places to eat. Returning from Mexico we landed at gate D-1 (regional jet gate). This was a very very long walk to immigration. Fortunately we landed just before the KL LH AF and BA so lines weren't long. Then you go downstairs to customs and back upstairs to go through security again for connections. Surprisingly TSA opened an additional line. I can imagine that line can get long so it's possible it could be faster to exit customs and just re-enter security along with passengers boarding in Houston. It took about 30 minutes from arrival gate to departure gate much of it walking. Overall a good return to the US.
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4/10

Houston IAH customer review

(United States)

IAH is a major hub for Continental and therein lies a problem. CO still seems to think that a 30 minute domestic to domestic flight connecting time is acceptable. However if one has to connect from the far reaches of Terminal E to Terminal A 30 minutes is simply not enough time - especially if one is deplaning from the back section of coach in a full 767-400 or 757-300 in Terminal E. There is an above ground people mover (the "Terminal Link") which works quite well; however it has not been extended yet all the way to Terminal A from the other terminals although this section is currently under construction. Other than that IAH is a large modern facility that works failrly well and now offers improved shopping and restaurants. Pappadeaux's restaurant in Terminal E is probably the best and there is also an elegant new wine bar in Terminal C that serves food as well. If you are flying into IAH on an international flight try to avoid arriving in the mid afternoon as most of the flights from Europe arrive at this time which can lead to huge crowds and long wait times when clearing U.S. Customs.
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5/10

Houston IAH customer review

Flew from Rio de Janeiro to IAH on Continental's new nonstop on this route. I did connect to my final destination. I must say that Houston's Intercontinental airport is a very large impressive facility. High-ceilings with glass windows and plenty of natural light giving the terminal an airy spacious feeling. The airport is indeed a modern functional structure with courteous and professional immigration staff that seems to know what customer-service mean. I was in line for about 25 minutes which is not bad for an airport this size. The layout is practical the airport is clean and with plenty of good choices for dining.
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