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  • From YUL to GRU connection in IAD
    Jul 26, 2015
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    I booked a flight from Montreal(CA) to São Paulo(BRAZIL) flying United one ticket. Arriving (Wednesday) in IAD at 21:13 and leaving to GRU at 22:00 (47 minutes). I know it's tight but it's possible to do customs and not lose the connection? I called United and they confirmed that my luggage go from YUL directly to GRU. Thank you

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If your flight from Montreal is on-time it's possible.

     

  • Connection Times
    Jul 26, 2015
    1
    We are travelling United Airlines UA1985 from LAX to IAH and have 35 mins to make a connection with UA924 for LHR. We are travelling with our 4 year old daughter - will we have enough time please? Thanks

     

    It's possible but doesn't leave much time to spare if your first flight is late.

     

  • Can I ask for my bags to be pre-checked, to save conection time?
    Jul 26, 2015
    2
    I am arriving from Las Vegas at - hopefully - 4:39pm on DELTA. I then have a19:00 to LHR with Virgin Atlantic. It should be enough time, but could I ask DELTA to check-in the bags with Virgin? The tickets were booked separately.

     

    Sorry, meant to say arriving at Dulles (IAD)

     

    Delta may check your bags through to Virgin but aren't obligated to since you bought separate tickets. You have enough time even if they don't.

     

  • 1H38 connection for LAS-IAD-FRA
    Jul 25, 2015
    4
    I will be arriving from Vegas at 3:47pm at Dulles International Airport (United Airlines) and my connecting plane is at 5:25 for Francfurt, Germany (United Airlines) departing from IAD. Will there be enough time ? Thanks

     

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

     

    Thank you very much ZAP for the quick and precise anwser :) Do you think luggages can be checked at LAS for the whole trip as both are UA flights ? I had to purchase tickets separately but called UA if they could combine the trip (they said yes over the phone and asked for my 2 reservation numbers).

     

    Then if they took down both reservation numbers when you called they probably did combine them on their computer and the bags should be checked through automatically to FRA in LAS. However, just double check that they are and carry a printed copy of your IAD-FRA confirmation just in case.

     

    Thanks again ZAP :)

     

  • MIA - IAD - LHR - 90 mins connection?
    Jul 23, 2015
    1
    Hi, I'm flying from Miami on the AA 2.13pm flight getting into IAD at 4.44pm and (hoping) to connect to the BA 6.15pm flight 90 minutes later. Not on the same ticket. Is this possible or no hope?

     

    Without checked bags, definitely possible. With checked bags if AA doesn't check your bags through to BA in Miami - impossible.

     

  • UA Brussells to IAD
    Jul 21, 2015
    1
    UA Brussells to IAD layover 1 hr 20 minutes to UA Denver. Is this enough time to clear customs recheck bag at IAD US citizen Bags checked in Brussells? am i to recheck ?

     

    It's possible, it's 10 minutes shorter than the recommended time but everything will be confined in United's facility in the C/D concourse, so that makes it easier.

     

  • Connecting flight in IAD
    Jul 20, 2015
    1
    Arriving at IAD from buffalo niagara international airport with only 56 mins in connecting time to get to our connecting flight to Denver, Colorado. Is this enough time?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. All flights at IAD are connected inside security.

     

  • Domestic - international connection
    Jul 21, 2015
    2
    Hi guys, we're booked to leave IAD AT 17h40 to Johannesburg on SAA. I'm buying tickets for a connecting flight from Miami to IAD, i.e. Not on same ticket. Is it too late to land at 16h31? How tight could we cut it? Would it be possible to arrange bags to be checked through in Miami?

     

    No, arriving at 1631 would be far too late. You need to arrive prior to 1330. No airline that flies from Miami to IAD will check your bags through to SAA.

     

    Thanks. Huge help!

     

  • Enough time to connect in IAD?
    Jul 17, 2015
    1
    Is there enough time to arrive in IAD at 7:41 am and depart to TPA at 8:20 am on United Airlines?

     

    If the first flight is domestic that is barely enough time.

     

  • Connection times
    Jul 13, 2015
    1
    Hello, coming in from MIA to IAD (to catch a flight to LHR). Two separate tickets, with just short of 2hrs between them. With AA/BA so hopefully getting bags checked straight through. What are your thoughts on the connection times?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. Even if your bags aren't checked through you will probably have enough time if your flight from Miami is on-time.

     

  • Question
    Jul 11, 2015
    1
    I arrive at Dulles via Toronto to connect with South African Airlines to Accra, what is the distance between gates? On returning from Accra to Dulles from South African Airlines my connection to Ottawa is only 1 hour, is that enough time to pass US customs and catch my flight?

     

    You will arrive in the A, C or D concourse and depart from the B concourse. You probably have enough time on your way to Accra as you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Ottawa. However 1 hour is DEFINITELY not enough time on your return.

     

  • Dublin to Seattle via IAD
    Jul 9, 2015
    1
    Hi, I arrive at IAD from DUB with Aer lingus and have 2 hours to catch a connecting flight to Seattle with United Airlines. Flights were booked together. Is my suitcase going to be checked through to the Seattle flight automatically? Do I have enough time to get through security and catch the flight? Where do I go from the arrival gate to catch the United Airline flight? Thanks.

     

    Yes, you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin and your bags will be transferred in IAD automatically. You do not have to go through security at IAD. You just have to go from your arrival gate on concourse A or B to your departure gate in concourse C or D using the AeroTrain or mobile lounge.

     

  • Connecting to an SAS flight
    Jul 9, 2015
    1
    Arriving from Tampa on United at 4:12 and need to connect to our SAS flight for Copenhagen at 5:15. Is that enough time? Are bags checked in Tampa all the way through to Copenhagen or do we have to recheck them in Dulles?

     

    Assuming both tickets were purchased on the same reservation your bags will be checked through to Copenhagen and you don't have to do anything with them in Dulles. You will arrive in the C/D concourse and depart from the B concourse. Follow signs to concourse B after you arrive. You will have to take the AeroTrain or mobile lounge but you will not have to go through security. You have enough time if your flight from Tampa is on-time.

     

  • Question re customs
    Jul 2, 2015
    1
    We are flying into Dulles from Dakar at 6:25 am. I need to book a flight to Tampa, There is one leaving at 8:20 am. Will this be enough time to go through customs and recheck our bags. We are US citizens.

     

    It's possible, but not foolproof. The bag cutoff at IAD is 45 minutes, so you have to be at the check in counter by 7:35. That leaves 70 minutes to arrive, go through Immigration, claim your bag, go through customs, and get to the check-in desk.

     

  • Toronto YYZ to IAD to Dubai DXB
    Jun 30, 2015
    1
    Is 1 hour enough time to connect in IAD when arriving from Toronto and connecting to Dubai flight?

     

    Yes, that is enough time if your first flight is on-time. You will pre-clear US Immigration in Toronto and both flights should be on the C/D concourse. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     





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