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  • DL 2959 from JFK connecting to international flight
    Jan 17, 2015
    I purchased two separate tickets both on Delta. The first is from JFK to IAD (DL 2959) arriving at 14:37. I need to collect my bags and recheck them for the second flight (DL 9385) departing at 18:05 to AMS. Is there enough time?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. Note that for your second flight you will need to take your bags to the KLM check-in counter, not the Delta one.


    Oops! I meant arrival of first flight at 16:37 (not 14:37) and needing to connect on a separate ticket at 18:05. Thanks for your prompt response.


    Oh, then that's going to be much more difficult. I suppose it might be possible, but it's essential that the first flight arrive on-time.


  • 55 mins layover from concourse A to concourse C
    Jan 16, 2015
    do I have enough time to connect my next flight? Thanks!


    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. A is connected to C by the Aerotrain inside security.


  • Connecting from YYZ to IAD to NRT
    Jan 13, 2015
    I am arriving to IAD from Toronto on United at 11:49 and my next flight to Tokyo is at 12:20. Will that be enough time to connect?


    That is barely enough time. You will go through US Immigration and Customs in Toronto so all you have to do in IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, but 31 minutes leaves very little time to spare in case of delays.


  • SA 207 from JHB / Dakar - connecting to Orlando
    Jan 16, 2015
    I arrive 6.25am on SA 207 and have a connection to Orlando on United at 8.09am, we have to clear passport control, collect bags and re-check the baggage, is this possible and how far do we need to go between gates?


    It's possible. You will arrive in the International Arrivals Building, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, then go through security then take the AeroTrain to Concourse C or D where your flight to Orlando will depart.


    Thanks, is there sufficient time for the baggage to make the connecting flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • very short layover for an cnx on int'l flight today, jan 12
    Jan 12, 2015
    is a 45 minute layover enough to get from gate C27 to gate C4; connecting flight from San Fran to IAD to Munich.


    Yes, that is enough time if your first flight is on-time. All you have to do is walk between gates. Shouldn't take more than 5 minutes.


  • Is the lay-over enough?
    Jan 12, 2015
    I will traveling from Cleveland to Frankfurt via Lufthansa / United Airlines Leave Cleveland at 14.45 arrive at Washington Dulles at 16.10 Flight from Washington to Frankfurt is at 17.15. Is this enough time to catch my next flight? My baggage will be checked directly to FFT. Thanks


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All gates at IAD are connected inside security.


  • Transfer time IAD
    Jan 11, 2015
    I am arrivng from Copenhagen on SK925 on 3.15PM and need to continue to Miami with AA1137 at 5.19PM - leaving me with 2 hrs. Is this enough? Thanks for any feedback :-)


    Did you purchase your tickets together or separately? If together that should be plenty of time. If separately you will have to hurry and hope your flight is on-time. If separately, after you clear customs you will have to take your baggage to the AA ticket counter and check it to Miami (and pay a checked bag fee).


  • Transfer from IAD to Paris
    Jan 9, 2015
    I am flying from Chicago to Washington D.C., and I have a layover of 51 minutes for my next flight from IAD to Paris. Will I have to get my bags, and recheck it in and go through customs? If so, will I have enough time with a 51 min layover? My cousin is meeting me in IAD will she be able to hold the plane till I get there?


    If both flights are on United you just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You do not go through US Customs when leaving the US. You have enough time. No your cousin doesn't have authority to hold your flight if you are late.


    Yes, both flights are on United. That is a relief! And I won't have to recheck my bags since its going from domestic to international?


    No, you don't have to recheck your bags.


  • Short transfer from Europe
    Jan 9, 2015
    I'm coming in to IAD on Monday on SK925 arriving 15:15 and transfering to SK3931 to Detroit leaving at 17:20. Will I need to go through IAB or through the Immigration control in C terminal? Will I have enough time to make my connection?Any help is greatly appreciated.


    You will go through US Immigration in the IAB. You have enough time for your connection. You will depart from concourse A. So after you go through security you can take the Aerotrain directly there.


  • Transfer
    Jan 4, 2015
    Do you have to go through security when transferring between the c and d terminal at Dulles?


    No, concourses C and D are just two sides of the same building.


  • Coming from Dubai on way to Toronto
    Jan 4, 2015
    Arrive from Dxb via UA 977 and have to connect to Toronto via UA 5093 Layover was though 1hr05 min. But incoming is delayed by more than an hour. SO what are the options please


    Assuming you don't make the connection, ask to be rebooked on the next flight to Toronto. There is one at 12:28 PM, but it is full. You can try to be rebooked to Toronto connecting in Chicago or Newark or maybe they can transfer you to DC-Reagan airport and book you on another airline there. There is also a 5:05 PM IAD-YYZ flight but it also appears to be full.


    Thanks for this quick reply. Would UA provide staying facility till thy sort our connection to Toronto


  • incoming delayed
    Jan 4, 2015
    flying in by UA 977 and have to connect U 5093. Incoming delyaed. What to do?


    Nothing you can do other than hope you can make it, and if you don't try to get rebooked.


  • 49 minute layover
    Jan 2, 2015
    Im flying from San Diego to Toronto and connecting from IAD; will a 49 minute layover be enough?


    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time and you are flying the same airline for both legs.


  • International connection at Dulles
    Jan 1, 2015
    We arrive from cancun (united airlines) and transfer to British airways flight - we have 2 hours to do this connection. Do we have to go through security and must we reclaim and recheck luggage? Thank you


    Yes, you will arrive in concourse C/D, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags (if you purchased two separate tickets you will have to take your bags to the British Airways counter in the main terminal), then go through security and to your departure gate on concourse B. 2 hours is very marginal with regards to being enough time to make this connection.


  • Orlando to London
    Dec 29, 2015
    hi, I fly from Orlando to London on United all the way I have 50 mins between landing in IAD and leaving for LHR will this be enough time for a family of 5? Anything I need to be aware of? Thanks


    That should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which will both be on the C/D concourse.


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