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What do you recommend to do during an 8 hours in IAD next thurday? I am doing fort lauderdale to IAD arriving at 2 pm. The international flight will be at 10 pm.
If I check in the bags to the final destination and have the boarding passes do you think I can go to washington DC? What is the best option?
I will be flying in to Dulles on South African Airways at 6:25a on a Wednesday. I Fly out to Nashville at 8:20a same day on a United flight. Can I make the 1:55 time hack? If not-What if I don't bring any checked Bags so as to not have to pick up and re-check?
If you don't bring any checked bags and you check in for your United flight online you can almost definitely make it. With checked bags all on the same reservation you can also probably make it. It's only problematic if you have checked bags and two separate reservations.
Ok, makes sense-Thanks
my flight from Vancouver lands in Dulles at 07:25 . I have a separate booking for emirates departing 10:55 . is the time adequate
Yes, that should be enough time.
Hello everyone,
I'll take a flight from Guarulhos (SP - Brazil) to Boston. I'll have a connection flight at IAD (United flights UA 860 to UA 641). The connection time is 2 hours. I have to go through immigration (j1 visa) but I'll only have carry-on luggage. Is it enough time?
Yes, that is enough time.
my 16 yr old is flying from Vienna to Washington (austrian Air) with a 1 hr 25 min layover , connection on United flight to Denver. Ticket is on one reservation. Will she have enough time? Where does she re-check bag?
She can re-check her bag right after she clears US Customs. She has barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.

I am travelling from Frankfurt (FRA) to Roanoke(ROA) via IAD by Lufthansa. My flight from FRA lands at 7:55 PM (LH 9252) and flight to ROA leaves at 10:15 PM (LH 9200). Will the layover time of around 2 hours will be sufficient? I am an Indian citizen and cannot take advantage of expedited services.

Both flights will be operated by United. Yes, that is enough time if everything goes smoothly.
I'm looking for tickets from RDU to FUK and the best one I've found has a connecting flight in IAD. There is a 1hr 10min layover between flights, would that be enough time to get bags checked in and everything done and catch the flight? Im mainly concerned because this is my first solo international flight.
If all flights are on the same reservation, then all you have to do in IAD is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.
I am planning a trip to the UK from Pittsburgh Airport through Dulles. I can get a one stop round rip with a 1 hour 7 minute layover at Dulles both ways. Is that enough time for this changeover? thank you. Traveling alone so quite nervous about the layover times.
Yes, that is enough time if the flight from Pittsburgh is on-time.
Thank you very much. I suppose if the flight is delayed or anything all bets are off anyway!
i'm going from Pittsburgh to Dulles and then to Peking airport in China.

I have 1 hour 14 min to transfer at Dulles, would this be enough time? I don't know what I gates I would be using, but flight from Pitt to Dulles and from Dulles to Peking are United 6110 Operated by /MESA AIRLINES DBA UNITED EXPRESS and United 807
Yes, that is enough time. Both flights will likely be on the C/D concourse. All you have to do in IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
I am traveling from Chicago into IAD at 4:18pm, and will be departing from IAD to Rome at 5:20pm. Is this enough time to catch my flight to Rome?
Yes, that is plenty of time. if both flights are on United then all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.