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  • Connection thorugh IAD
    Mar 2, 2015
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    My daughter is arriving at IAD on United from AMS at 3:00PM and then meeting and departing with us to MCO at 5:05PM. I know she has to go through customs before meeting us, but will she have to go all the way to IAB? Or would she be making use of United's dedicated facility saving time? It seems like 2 hours should be sufficient time, but...

     

    She will likely use the dedicated United facility. Sometimes United passengers are taken to the IAB if United's facility is too crowded (so to save them time). 2 hours should be enough.

     

  • Connecting flights
    Mar 2, 2015
    3
    Hi I'm not from the USA. I'm flying from CRW to EWR on march 7th and have to change planes at IAD, I have 40 minutes to change. Will that be enough? And do you know if the arrival gate and departure gate will be in the same terminal? Next question: on march 15th I'll fly from BRU (Belgium) to CRW and have to change planes again at IAD, this time I will have 2,5 hours. Will that be enough to go trough immigration (- non US residence) and catch my plane? All flights are with United Airlines. Thank you so much!

     

    IAD only has one terminal. 40 minutes is barely enough time if your flights are located on different concourses. It should be plenty of time if they are on the same concourse. There's a good chance both flights will be in concourse A. yes, 2.5 hours will be plenty of time to go through US Immigration for your flight from BRU.

     

    Thank you! I changed my ticket and now have 3 hours to change planes instead of 40 minutes. I do have another question though, what would happen/what should I do it my first flight got cancelled or delayed and I miss my connecting flight? (for both the CRW-EWR and BRU-CRW trips) I don't fly very often and always get really nervous thinking about the fact that that could happen..

     

    If a flight gets canceled the airline will re-book you the best way they can. Depending on when the flight gets canceled, United also flies to BRU from Chicago, you could be rerouted there.

     

  • 90 min connection is enough
    Feb 26, 2015
    4
    Hello, I am traveling with Lufthansa ,Munich to IAD at 7pm and my next flight with united at 8:30pm for SFO. All ticket purchased together. Is that time limit is enough?

     

    That should barely be enough time. You will arrive in the International Arrivals Building, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and take the Aerotrain to concourse C or D where your flight to SFO will depart.

     

    Is there airlines staff didn't help to do things fast? Its their responsibility they are selling tickets within this kind of time frame.

     

    One more question do I need to stand in line again to get bording pass or I get my bording pass before where my journey start, since my ticket purchased together? TIA

     

    Lufthansa should issue you both boarding passes in Munich.

     

  • 1,5 hrs layover enough for Dublin (DUB) to Koxville (TYS) connection
    Feb 19, 2015
    2
    First timer to Dulles International airport: Wondering if I have enough time to connect between the following flights: Arriving Sun 3/22, 3:30PM from Dublin (DUB), UA127 Departing: Sun 3/22, 5:09 PM to Knoxville (TYS), UA5247 Return flight Arriving FRI, 3/27, 8:50PM from Knoxville (TYS), UA3401 Departing FRI, 3/27, 10:15PM to Dublin (DUB), UA126 Thanks for the information

     

    Both connections leave plenty of time. Since on your way to Knoxville you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin. All you have to do in Dulles both ways is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

    Thank you for the reassuring reply, great service

     

  • 42 min layover at IAD from RDU to YOW
    Feb 18, 2015
    1
    Arriving to IAD on United Airlines 3786 Flying out on United Airlines 3352 Will this be enough time? Do I need to change terminal? Is there a shuttle and do I need to go through security again?

     

    IAD only has one terminal. All gates are connected inside security. You will arrive in concourse C or D and depart from A C or D. If you have to go to A, it is connected to C and D by the Aerotrain and mobile lounge. Just follow the signs. You will not have to go through security. If your first flight is on-time you have enough time.

     

  • Connection flight IAD from San Juan to Toronto Canada
    Feb 17, 2015
    1
    Hi I have a connecting flight with United Airlines, flying in from San Jaun to Toronto Canada with a connection time of 1hr 28 minutes at Dulles. How easy is it to find gates? Will I be needing to take a shuttle? Never been to Dulles (IAD)...Thanks!!!

     

    All gates at IAD are connected inside security. You will arrive in concourse C or D and depart from A, C or D. C and D are just two sides of the same building. A is connected to C and D by the aerotrain and mobile lounge. Just follow the signs to A upon arrival if your departure gate is in A. (you can check on United.com or the United app).

     

  • Taking a student group from Detroit to Dulles to Ireland
    Feb 16, 2015
    1
    I am taking a group to Ireland by way of Detroit to Dulles with an hour layover (from Dulles to Dublin transfer). First, will we have sufficient time to make the connecting flight? Can we clear security/customs at Dulles in time to make it to our gate in time? Finally, is there a map or directions online to assist me?

     

    You don't have to clear customs or go through security in Dulles. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • Atlanta (ATL) --> IAD --> Paris (CDG)
    Feb 13, 2015
    2
    Hello! I have a 70mins transfer time from United Flight 3745 (ATL-IAD) to Flight 915 (IAD-CDG). Will that be enough time?? Thank you!!

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time. All you have to do in IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

    Awesome! THANK you for the quick response!!

     

  • London Heathrow to Tampa via Washington Dulles
    Feb 10, 2015
    1
    I have a connecting flight with only 80mins to change. Flight number is UA123 connecting with UA1686 . I have ESTA. How long will immigration and customs take, only hand luggage. Scheduled arrival time at IAD is 11.15am depart to Tampa 12.35pm

     

    That should be barely possible. The good thing is that you will be going through United's dedicated facility in the C/D concourse and after clearing customs and re-checking your bags, you will go through security and be right in the C/D concourse where your flight to Tampa will depart.

     

  • Connection time for International flight
    Feb 8, 2015
    1
    We are flying Saint Louis - IAD then departing internationally to Istanbul IST with 1 hr 45 minute connection time. Will this be enough time to make it?

     

    Yes, if you purchased your tickets together and your bags are transferred, then you should have plenty of time.

     

  • Flying in and out of Dulles
    Feb 5, 2015
    1
    Hi, I'm arriving IAD at 14.20 from the UK and then getting flight to Mexico at 17.00. Is that enough time to clear security, check in, and get through security again for second flight? Thanks.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time, even if you purchased two separate tickets.

     

  • International inbound to Domestic
    Feb 3, 2015
    1
    Hi- arriving Qatar Airways QR707, 3:50 PM, April 20 no checked bag- trying to see if can catch connection to UA3472 to Indy at 5:12 PM (seems to dep C/D gates). Can I go right fr Immigration/Customs to mobile lounge shuttle, take it from main terminal to C/D terminal, and stay on airside whole time, ie. save time thru security? Realize it's very close but next direct is 10 PM.

     

    You will have to go through security. But if you do not have a checked bag, yes, I think you can make this connection.

     

  • Connecting time
    Jan 30, 2015
    1
    I land at IAD from Toronto and will have 51 minutes to get onto a plane to Kuwait. This seems very short for an international transfer. Any advice would be great. Thanks!

     

    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. If your first flight is on-time you should have enough time.

     

  • transfer time from international to domestic flight
    Feb 1, 2015
    2
    My flight from MAN arrives at 3:30pm and departs at 4:45pm for STL. Is this enough time?

     

    That's definitely cutting it close. You will arrive in the C/D concourse, go through US Immigration, claim your bag, go through US Customs, then re-check your bag at the transfer desk, then you will go through security and to your departure gate, which may be on C or D but may also be in A, which will require taking the AeroTrain.

     

    I have Global Entry and plan to carry on my bag which will help. But I still think it will be tight.

     

  • layover time for int'l flight
    Jan 29, 2015
    1
    hello, I have a 45 minute layover in between my SAN - IAD flight to board my IAD-BAH flight. Is this enough time? I know at other airports I have to go through security a second time to get into the Int'l terminal. Is this not the case at IAD? many thanks!

     

    IAD does not have a separate international terminal. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which will both be on the C/D concourse. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     





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