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  • Traveling from Panama to Newark with a hour Dulles layover
    Feb 21, 2017
    We'll be arriving from Panama in Copa Airlines to Dulles on a friday at 3:10 pm, then take a connection to Newark with United Express at 5:25 pm I want to be sure that we will have enough time, from what I've read we will be doing inmigration and passport control in addition we have to get our checked bags and re checked them again, we are 2 adults and 2 teens we'll have 3 checked bags and hopefully no carry ons, do we have enough time between flights (2 hours and 15 minutes) to get to the United gate to Newark? My major worry ia the inmigration line.


    That should be enough time. Yes, you have the procedure correct.


  • Orlando to Tokyo
    Feb 20, 2017
    I am flying from Orlando to Tokyo with a connecting flight at IAD with 1 hour layover flying All Nippon Airways (ANA). I will have one bag checked in and one carry on, is one hour enough time?


    Yes, all you have to do in IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Note that your flight from Orlando will be operated by United.


  • Enough time for connection?
    Feb 20, 2017
    Flying with family from Rome. Arrival at IAD is 3:05PM. Our connecting flight to SFO is at 4:50PM. We will only have carry-on luggage and we have Global Entry. Do we have enough time to make connection?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Connection
    Feb 20, 2017
    Hi I am taking a flight from Syracuse to IAD and then have a 45 minute layover and then go from IAD to Orlando. They are both United flights and were booked at the same time. Worried about the timing for getting to the terminals. Any idea what terminals these flights would be in? Thanks.


    IAD only has one terminal. You will arrive in concourse A, C, or D and depart from C or D. All gates are connected inside security. You have enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • 2 hours 15 mins (8pm-10pm) Enough time?
    Feb 16, 2017
    Flying from Heathrow London to Dulles Airpoirt and getting connecting flight to Brasil - Sao Paulo Guarulhos. I will have already checked in 2 bags from London, will these bags continue to my connecting flight or will i need to physically get them and re-check in? I am of Irish nationality, any other passport/security checks? Will 2 hours and 15 minutes be enough time? thanks


    Yes, At IAD You will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time.


  • 2 hrs 15 mins (8pm - 10pm) Connection Time
    Feb 16, 2017
    Flying from London Heathrow to Washington Dulls Airport and getting connecting flight to Brasil - Sao Paulo Guarulhos. I am Irish (unsure of any security etc checks for connecting flights. I will have 2 checked in Suitcases already on board. Will i have enough time to get from my depart gate to boarding gate in 2 hours 15 minutes? Will my bags go straight to my connecting flight or do i need to get them and re-check in? Thank you


    At IAD You will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time.


  • 37 min connection
    Feb 16, 2017
    Our flight from Ottawa just got bumped an hour, making our connection to San Fran only 37 minutes. Is this possible?


    Yes, that's still possible. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Ottawa. Although it doesn't leave much time to spare. You could call United and ask to be rebooked through Chicago for a longer layover.


  • Connection flight
    Feb 13, 2017
    Hello I am flying from Orlando to IAD and then from IAD to Munich, with one hour time in between flights.Can you please tell me if this is enough time?Thank you


    Yes, that is enough time. If both flights are n United you just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both on the C/D concourse.


  • Connection possible???
    Feb 13, 2017
    Flying united in landing at 4:25 and supposed to catch a connection at 5:45 at a Z gate is this realistic or will I get stuck at TSA again at the second concourse... carry on only. Thanks


    There is no Security when going between concourses. You have enough time if the first flight is on-time and domestic and you already have your boarding pass for the second flight.


  • connection time
    Feb 12, 2017
    Hi, i'll be travelling from Toronto to Tokyo via IAD. I'll have no checked bags and will have 52 minutes between my flights. The YYZ-IAD leg is operated By Mesa Airlines Dba United Express, and the IAD - NRT United. Would anyone know if the gates are close to each other? Will I have enough time to get to my 2nd flight?


    If your flight from Toronto is not delayed, you'll make it. Just walk fast. I have no idea how you're traveling from Toronto to Tokyo with just a carry on.


  • Connecting flight
    Feb 4, 2017
    I am coming in from Raleigh, NC on United and taking a cone ting flight to Tokyo with 1 hour between flight . Do I have enough time and what would the terminal be ? Does United have a section of a concord ?


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. I don't understand your second question.


  • 1h35m connection Intll VS to Dom UA on separate tickets - enough time?
    Feb 2, 2017
    Hello: Would it be possible to make this connection: Arrive on VS international flight to IAD, connect to UA domestic flight with a scheduled 1h35m layover, on separately booked (award) tickets? US citizen, with checked luggage, traveling premium cabin. Thanks very much for the advice.


    It's pretty risky with checked baggage, even flying Business class. I won't say it's impossible though.


    Thanks for the helpful advice. Incidentally the UA website will price an itinerary (UA connecting to UA) also with exactly the same 1h35m connection. Possibly because of the schedule padding (these flights from LHR on UA and VS are on average arriving ~30m early). But given separate tickets I will look for an alternative. Thank you again so much.


    Yes, with one booking you also don't need to worry about making a bag check cutoff for the second flight.


    Final question on this: If same connection and details, but carry on bag (not checked) would this two-ticket itinerary be possible? thank you


  • Which Concourse do STT flights leave from?
    Jan 31, 2017
    Coming in from Boston then catching a connection to STT does anyone know if they leave from same concourse? My layover is 45 minutes just hoping I'm not running


    All United Mainline flights use the C and D concourses which are two sides of the same building. You should have enough time if the flight from Boston is on-time.


  • Another one...
    Feb 12, 2017
    Canadian flying from Ottawa to Tokyo connecting through IAD. I have an hour and 3 minutes. Is there anything I can do to be sure I make this flight? I can avoid checked bags if it saves a lot of time. I also want to know more about "pre-clearing" customs, how do I go about doing this? If I don't make the flight, what are my options? Do credit cards usually cover that sort of thing? I don't know why they would offer a flight with such little connection time.


    For the record, it's all booked on one itinerary (one reference/booking number) and both legs of this flight are operated by United however the second leg is with All Nippon so I'll likely have to change terminals.


    If you're flying to the U.S. from Canada, then you will pass through U.S. immigration and customs at the port of departure in Canada. You'll essentially be traveling to the U.S. as if it were a domestic flight. Since you booked the entire flight through United and you'll be on a domestic flight, your baggage will be automatically transferred to your next flight so not checking in bags won't save you time. With an hour, you should have plenty of time to make your next flight, assuming no significant delays out of Ottawa, even with a terminal change.


  • How long to get from Terminal B to D?
    Jan 31, 2017
    I have a commuter arrival at Gate B and have a connecting flight out of Gate D (exact gates TBD)- How long does it take to get from Gate B to Gate D? I have a 1 hr 39 min layover, but most likely arrival at Gate B will be delayed if history repeats itself...


    What airlines are you flying? Are both flights on the same reservation? Do you have checked bags?


    Flying United, no checked bags.


    United doesn't use concourse B at IAD. They use A for some commuter flights. All mainline flights and some commuter flights use concourses C and D.


    Sorry! Was mistaken- read my info wrong- state college pa commuter coming in on A, leaving for Seattle from D.... no checked luggage- how long would it take to go from A to D? Flight from State College will most likely be delayed in coming in.


    It takes about 15 minutes to get from A to D on the Mobile Lounge or AeroTrain.


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