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  • Some advice please?
    Apr 28, 2015
    I am travelling into Washington Dulles from Orlando, landing at 1120 on UA 1298. My connection flight is from Washington Dulles to Narita, Japan at 1220 on NH001. I will have checked in luggage. Can you please let me know if I need to clear customs at Washington Dulles and do I need to collect my bags at Dulles and check them through again? Is the one hour layover too tight? Thanks!


  • Do I need to collect my luggage in Washington on outgoing journey?
    Apr 26, 2015
    Connecting flights LHR to Tyson Mcghee via Dulles IAD. Please could you tell me if I have to collect my luggage at Washington on my outward flight and recheck it in again before I get on the plane to Knoxville or will my baggage go straight from London to Knoxville? I have phoned the airlines and have been told two different things! I was emailed that there had been a response but I cannot find it! Please could you reply directly to this thread - am flying with united airlines (outward flight star alliance with lufthansa )


    You will arrive in concourse C, go through US Immigration in United's facility there, then claim your bags, go through US Customs, and re-check your bags at the transfer desk. They will be tagged through to TYS but you will still have to claim them to go through Customs. Then you will go through security and to your departure gate, which may be in the C or D concourse (which is one building) or in the A concourse (which is connected to C and D by the AeroTrain and mobile lounge).


    Thank you ZAP. So you are confirming that I pick my bags up at Washington and re-check them in at Washington? What is the transfer desk?


    The desk is a desk right after you go through customs where they take your checked bags back. It will be hard to miss and most of the people on your flight will be using it.


  • united flight minimum connection okay?
    Apr 26, 2015
    looking at a flight SEA to Venice, Italy. Flight has two connections: Dulles IAD layover 1h 50m. Second is Brussels BRU--that one looks good at 2h 25m. Not sure about the IAD, however. United minimum is 90 min. but know that can be tight at Dulles. Does the 1h50m connection sound okay. Flying on US passport


    That is plenty of time. When leaving the US all you have to do in Dulles is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate - both will be in the C/D concourse.


    Apr 23, 2015
    Is 1 hour and 30 mins enough time for a layover in IAD?


    Yes, that should barely be enough time.


  • IAD transit flight CUN-IAD-GVA
    Apr 19, 2015
    Hi am looking at international flight with united CUN-IAD-GVA transit time is 1h10 minutes. I am traveling on a foreign passport with a 9 year old and will probably have checked bags. 1h 10 minutes seems short to me is this possible? If I miss the flight and need to take the one the next day, will United provide me with accomodations? THanks in advance!


    Yes, 1 hr 10 minutes is well below the minimum connection time for such a connection (90 minutes). I would avoid booking that. United likely would not provide you with a hotel if you miss your connection.


  • connection to Charleston
    Apr 18, 2015
    I am arriving from Ottawa, Canada via UNITED EXPRESS/TRANS STATES at 8:33 am and have a connection to Charleston via UNITED EXPRESS/MESA. Can someone please let me know which terminal I have to go to get my connected flight and how do I can go there via shuttle or etc...thanks


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Ottawa. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will likely arrive in concourse A and depart from concourse C or D. A is connected to C and D by the AeroTrain and Mobile Lounge inside security.


  • SFO to IAD to DUBAI
    Apr 18, 2015
    I am flying from SFO to DUBAI w/ United but I have a connecting flight at IAD. Do I have to go through security again once I land at IAD to catch my next plane??? I have abour 2 hrs and 55 minutes before my next flight. Pls advice...


    No, on your way to Dubai you will not have to go through security in IAD. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both on the C/D concourse. You should have plenty of time.


    Thanks! I was also wondering if I were to check in a luggage in SFO... do I have to claim it at IAD??? OR... will it be transferred for me so that I can just go straight to my departure gate to my connecting flight to Dubai?


    It will be transferred for you. Literally all you have to do in IAD is walk from one gate to another.


  • 1 hrs 25 minutes connecting time & customs on United airlines
    Apr 17, 2015
    I fly London to IAD arriving at 3:25PM on United. I have a connecting United flight to Charlotte with an one hour 25 min connecting time. Is that enough time to go thru customs? I then fly Charlotte to Myrtle Beach, SC. but have lots of time on that portion of the trip. I am worried about the IAD connection to Charlotte.


    It is 5 minutes below the recommended International to Domestic connection time, but if both flights are on United and your flight from London is on-time, I think you can make it.


  • Arriving from Johannesburg and need to connect to another US city
    Apr 17, 2015
    How much time should I plan between flights to go through customs, collect bags and get to domestic flight? We are US citizens and flights will be on South African Airways and United.


    90 minutes if your tickets are purchased on the same reservation. 2.5 hours if you're purchasing two separate tickets.


  • Cancun to Johannesburg with 1 hour 20 minute layover in IAD
    Apr 16, 2015
    Hello! I know this is going to be tight, but is it possible? I land in IAD from Cancun on United. I have Global Entry and will not have to wait for any checked bags. Do you think I can land in Concourse C, go through immigration, and then get back through security to catch a flight on South African Airways at Concourse B, all in 1 hour and 20 minutes? I assume after going though immigration I have to go through security again right?


    Without checked bags and with Gloal Entry I do think it is possible. Obviously very little time to spare if the Cancun flight is delayed though.


  • 1 hour United to Brussels Airlines possible?
    Apr 16, 2015
    I have one hour to get from my United gate (unclear if it's C or D at this point) to Brussels Airlines (gate B). I only have carry-on luggage. Possible?


    Yes, that should be possible. The Aerotrain or Mobile Lounge only takes about 10 minutes.


  • sufficient time to connect airline
    Apr 14, 2015
    I am thinking about purchasing ticket for connected from Mesa airline(RDU-IAD) to United(international line) at Dulles airport. But connecting time is just an hour (1 hr 3 min). Is it enough time to move inside of airport? Thanks!


    Yes, that is enough time. All United gates at IAD are connected inside security and both will be on the C/D concourse. All you have to do is walk from your arrival to your departure gate.


    Apr 12, 2015
    I arrive at IAD at 4:30 PM on a United Airlines flight (coming from Indianapolis). I depart IAD for London 2 hours later at 6:30 PM on a British Airways flight. I am a U.S. Citizen and booked both of these legs separately. 1.) Is 2 hours enough time to layover? 2.) When I leave Indianapolis I technically do not need to present my passport as my final destination is technically domestic, IAD. However once I arrive a IAD will I have to go through security again this time showing my passport as I will now be traveling internationally (to London)? 3.) As for checked bags- I am not planning on checking bags in Indianapolis.


    Someone from British Airways will have to see your passport for you to check in for your flight to London. You may be able to get your boarding pass inside security from the British Airways gate. They will also check your passport when you board your flight to London.


  • I hour 50 Minute Layover on an International Flight Home. Enough Time?
    Apr 10, 2015
    I have a return flight home from Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH) to Greenville/ Spartanburg (GSP) with a layover of 1 hr. 50 min. At Dulles (IAD). Will this be enough time to go through customs? Flight is on a Tuesday.


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Luggage in a connecting flight (United)
    Apr 10, 2015
    I have a flight from Harrisburg to Toronto with a connexion in IAD, my connection time is 1 hour 15 minutes, do i need to pick up my luggage in Washington? will it be enough time? I am spanish, so would i need to pass inmigration again? (i will arrive to JFK one week before) thank you in advance


    No, you will not have to claim your luggage or go through Immigration. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All gates are connected inside security. You will go through Canadian immigration when you get to Toronto.


    Thank u so much.


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