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Hi how long would you suggest for a layover if travelling from London (heathrow) to Washington Dulles before travelling onto Washinton with United Airlines
Do you mean taking another flight to Washington the state (ie Seattle) or taking a car into the city of Washington DC? If making a connection to another flight I recommend 90 minutes if both flights are on the same reservation and 3 hours if they are not.
Sorry, that should have been London Heathrow onto Washington DC with a layover before going onto Orlando International, all flights will be with the same airline. Would you still suggest a 90 minute layover? Thank you for your help.
Yes, that is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Thank you for your help.
Hi - is 1 hour layover time - flight is from Toronto (YYZ) connecting at IAD for 1 hour to New Orleans (MSY).
Yes, that is enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do at IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
I am flying with United to Washington and arriving there at 9:30 pm. I have 1 hour layover for a flight to Munich with Lufthansa at 10:30 pm. Will I make the connection? Is the time enough once I will have checked in my luggage from the first flight with United?
If the first flight is domestic that is enough time. All you have to do at IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Yes, it will be domestic from Minneapolis.

Thank you!
Also, I am not US citizen.
Yes, the procedure is the same regardless of your citizenship. There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US.
Thank you very much!
Booked a vacation to london and had a 90 min layover at Dulles. My 2nd flight has been adjusted an my layover is down to 65 mins. Will that be enough time? Tickets were booked together if that helps
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
thanks! United vacation told me I needed a minimum of 2 hours in between flights but when I called they said it's a valid connection. I wasn't sure if I had to do anything different between flights since the 2nd leg is international
Hi! My fiends and i have a united flight from cancun to dulles in july with a 36 minute connection before flying out to Munich. Is this enough time? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks a lot
We will arrive from MSP at IAD and will have a layover of 40 min. Is that enough time time to get the flight from IAD to FRA.
If both tickets are on the same reservation that is just enough time if the flight from MSP is on-time.
We reaching Dubai to IADat 8:40 am, next connecting flight to Detroit 5:35 pm. Pl suggest is there chance to visit Washington 3-4 hours. WE are not US citizen but having visa
Yes, that is possible, but be aware that IAD is a long way from the sights and you will have to return to IAD during the beginning of rush hour.
Hi I'm going from Canada to China with a 56m connection in IAD. I'm not sure if it is enough? Do I need to go through US custom if it's just a layover? United sell the ticket like this, so I'm assuming it should be OK? Thanks..
You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Canada. All you have to do in IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time as long as your first flight is on-time.
Hi, I plan on coming into IAD from Zurich at 2.55 pm and then departing for ORD at 5.05 pm. Is that enough time? Furthermore, I then plan to connect to a flight to SFO from ORD with only one hour layover time. Is that enough too?
Yes, that should be enough time for both connections.
I arrive to IAD at 7:15 am and then flying to Punta Cana, DR an hr later with the same airlines which is United. Do I need to recheck my bags?
will I have enough time?
No, you do not have to re-check your bags. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.
I'm flying to Pittsburgh from Helsinki, FInland and have a layover in Dulles. Am booking the flights separately, since the most sensible way for me to travel is to do a Helsinki-Washington and then Wash-Pitts. I have a 2 hr 25 min layover in Washington, so is that enough time for me to go through immigration and get to my connecting flight? The
On two separate reservations that's a little bit difficult, but not impossible.