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  • IAD Clear customs and connecting time
    Oct 22, 2016
    I'm travelling with a french passeport from Montreal to Mexico. United Airline. One checked bag. 55 minute connection in Washington. I'm stressed about if I will be enough time and about the customs process in IAD? Thanks in advance for your help.


  • 35 minute layover
    Oct 21, 2016
    I fly out of Orlando with United Airlines, land in IAD and have a 35 minute layover until my international flight to London. Please tell me this is enough time. All on United Airlines and I only have carry-on luggage.


    That is enough time if the flight from Orlando is on-time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both on the C/D Concourse.


  • IAD - CPH
    Oct 20, 2016
    I will arrive IAD from New Orleans and my next flight to Copenhagen. I have 1 nour and 27 minutes in IAD. Is it enough time? SAS flights from terminal B. Which terminal usualy United used for arrivals from MSY


    Yes, that is enough time. B is just a concourse, not a Terminal. The flight from MSY usually arrives in Concourse A. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Arrival departure info
    Oct 19, 2016
    I arrive from united and then take Lufthansa to Frankfurt. I have two hrs.is that enough?


    Yes, that is enough time. Where are you flying into IAD from?


  • Toronto - Sao Paulo Connecting through IAD
    Oct 17, 2016
    I will be flying from Toronto to Sao Paulo with a 55 minute connection in Dulles. I will be checking one bag. Any thoughts on this being adequate time to transfer to the required gates? Both flights are with United Airlines. Thanks in advance


    Yes, you have enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Toronto. All you have to do in IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • United transfer to Austrian - term d to term b
    Oct 16, 2016
    I have one hour 6 minutes to make a transfer from United terminal d to terminal b (Austrian Airlines). Is that enough time. The United flight from SMF is almost always on time.


    B and D are just concourses not terminals. You have plenty of time.


  • international to domestic connection time
    Oct 15, 2016
    I'm flying from Istanbul to IAD on Turkish and connecting to RDU on United. the tickets are not connected. I have 3 hrs to connect. If I do only carry on, do I have to exit security or can I go to the gate to get my boarding pass? If I have checked luggage, do I have to exit security or is there a UAL desk at re-check where I can do this and not have to exit?


    Yes, you still have to go through US Immigration and Customs at which point you will be outside security. However, 3 hours should be enough time. It will be more difficult with checked bags as on two separate reservations you will have to take them to the United check-in desk before going through security. You are always outside security after clearing US Customs.


    If I have to go to the United desk to get my boarding passes on the IAD-RDU leg, why is it more difficult with checked bags? I'm trying to discern if there is a UAL desk in that area or if I have to go all the way to the entrance as though I've just walked off the street and flying from IAD-RDU. I'm trying to determine pros/cons of checking vs carryon for this 3 week trip.


    You don't have to go to the desk to get your boarding pass to RDU. You can get it online before leaving Turkey. Yes, the desk is on the departure level, which actually isn't THAT far from where you will exit customs.


  • ANA flight Toronto to Japan
    Oct 14, 2016
    Hi, Hi, For an all ANA flight from Yyz to NRT thru IAD, how would the transfer process be like? Will I be pretty screened in Toronto? Thank you.


    Yes, your flight from Toronto to IAD will be operated by United Express and you will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Toronto. All you have to do in IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connection from SFO to Ottawa via IAD
    Oct 14, 2016
    Hello, arriving from San Fran United flight 355 and departing 1 hour and 9 minutes later to Ottawa, Canada on United flight 6314. Is this enough time? Many thanks


    Yes, that is enough time. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connecting Flight from International to Domestic - non linked tickets
    Oct 12, 2016
    Hi, My sister and her son are flying into IAD from Doha on Qatar Airways at 3:40 pm. They are then catching a flight to Savannah which departs at 5:05 pm. The international and domestic tickets are not linked. Will they have enough time to make it to their connecting flight? DO they have to go through security again? Please help me with the steps that they have to go through. Thanks.


    That is not enough time. They will arrive in the International Arrivals Building, go through US Immigration, claim their bags, go through US Customs, then have to take their bags to the United Check-in Desk, then go through security and to their departure gate.


  • International flight connections
    Oct 12, 2016
    Hello, I'll coming from Munich to St. Louis through IAD with a layover of 1.20 h with checked lagguage. Is it enough to do passport checks (i'm European)? Thanks!


    That's below the minimum recommended International to Domestic connection time of 90 minutes (I recommend 2 hours).


    I wonder why Airlines companies give such short time to catch another flights!


  • International flight connection
    Oct 9, 2016
    I fly with United from Philadelphia, which will be arrive at 11:32am, then an international flight to Beijing at 12:30pm (united flight either), so just about 1 hour for connection, is that enough?


    Yes, that should be enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connection to Portland, ME
    Oct 5, 2016
    I'm flying from Portland, OR to Portland, ME on United. Is the transfer to regional jets typically in the same terminal? I'll have one hour and will be travelling with an infant...


    IAD only has one Terminal. Both flights will likely be on the C/D concourse, but there's a small chance that the flight to Maine will be in concourse A.


    So if the second flight is on A then we would have to shuttle over? Is there another security check at that point? I'm guessing we'd probably miss our connection if this was the case? Thanks!


    Yes, you take a shuttle or the AeroTrain over. You do not have to go through security again.


  • Connections
    Oct 4, 2016
    if I go with united airlines from Nashville Tennesse to Washigton Dulles and then an international flight to Panama City do I have to make the bags connections, migration, customs?


    There is no US Customs or Immigration when leaving the US. If everything is on the same reservation all you have to do in Dulles is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • 8:15 arrival United to Grand Cayman
    Oct 3, 2016
    All united flights arriving domestic - departing to Grand Cayman. Before I book - it's a 45 minute layover.


    Yes, that's possible if the first flight is on-time.


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