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  • 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.


  • 1 HR layover
    Apr 9, 2015
    I'm flying from Orlando MCO to Copenhagen, but will exactly have one hour layover in Dulles Washington assuming no delays. I'll be flying with the United Airlines from MCO to Dulles Wash, and fly with Airbus industry A340-300. Is this enough time to transfer in between flights?


    *I am European by the way, leaving the United States.


    That should be enough time. You will have to take the AeroTrain from concourse C or D where you will arrive to concourse B where your SAS flight to Copenhagen will depart. You will not have to go through security or do anything with your baggage.


  • connection between two international flights bought independently
    Apr 9, 2015
    i arrive today at 1555 in IAD from frankfurt and need to catch a flight to mexico city at 1715 from IAD. bought the tickets separately so need to get luggage checked back in, is this feasible ?


    No, that is not feasible. You should have not bought this connection.


  • Please can someone tell me where I would clear customs
    Apr 8, 2015
    I am flying from LHR to Tyson Mcghee airport via\ Dulles. Where would I clear customs on the return flight (Tyson McGhee to Dulles then to London) Would I go through customs at Tyson Mcghee or Dulles airport? Also I have a 1 hour and 50 minute layover in Dulles coming back to London. Is this enough time? My flights are UA3385 and UA 918 flying 23 june.Thank you in advance.


    On your flight to London you will only go through UK Immigration when you get to London. There is no such thing as US Exit Immigration or customs. All you have to do in Dulles on your way to London is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All gates at Dulles are connected inside security.


    Thank you ZAP. So what happens when I go to Tyson Mcghee airport, what do I have to do/where do I go? (Have not flown before!). Also please could you tell me if 2 and a half hours layover in Dulles airport on outgoing flight (London to Dulles to Tyson Mcghee) qill be long enough for me to get connecting flight after going through customs/immigration? Flights LH 9266 9 June 16.20 then flight LH9312 at 22.00? Would the gates be close together? Many thanks in advance


    When you arrive in Knoxville from London you will just go to the baggage claim, get your bags, and walk out the door. When you arrive at the Knoxville airport for your trip to London, you will just go to the United check-in counter to check your bags and get your boarding passes, then go through security. Yes, you should have enough time for your connections. Just follow signs at Dulles between your arrival and departing gates.


    Thank you very much ZAP. Much appreciated!


  • Ottawa - Washington - Orlando
    Apr 2, 2015
    Hi, I'm looking at a United flight from Ottawa to Orlando VIA Dulles... It's showing me a 47 min layover. 7:33 AM arrive and 8:20 AM depart. Is this realistically enough time? I realize that Ottawa has US customs, so I don't have to go through security again, right?


    ...and what's the chance that my bags will or will not make it on the flight with me ;)


    Correct, you will not have to go through security in Dulles. I think you stand a fair chance of making it if the first flight is on-time.


    Thank you! That's what I'm hoping too!


  • is 2 hr 5 minute layover enough time
    Apr 1, 2015
    looking at buying tickets for 1/1/16 travel. Leaving BRU UA flight 951 arriving IAD at 2:55 pm. Departing UA flight 939 for Phoenix at 5:05 pm. Is this enough time


    Yes, that should be enough time.


    One other question what about leaving on December 19. Leaving Phx UA flight 316 arrives IAD 4:05 pm then dea Parts for brussels at 5:50 pm UA FLIGHT 950. Is 1 hr 45 minute connection time ok


    Yes, that would be plenty of time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in the C/D concourse.


  • 50 minute connection, is it enough?
    Apr 2, 2015
    Hi, I'm arriving from KL651 from Amsterdam to Dulles, and I have a connecting national flight of US airways 5107 to Charlotte. Is 50 minutes enough to make this?


    Absolutely NOT! You need at least 2.5 hours if purchasing two separate tickets. If you have already booked this you need to change it as soon as possible.


    Thanks! I changed it to a flight later, which gives me 2 hours and 20 minutes. Should be doable if I do it only with a carry-on, right? Or should I change one to even later. I still have a few hours to do so, if it has to be done.


    This has had me all stressed out, so I said screw it, and changed it to a 8 PM flight, giving me 4.5 hours. No more worries now, I hope.


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