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  • Arriving from Europe
    Aug 24, 2016
    My daughter is traveling from South Africa to Amsterdam and picking up a connecting flight to IAD (KLM/Delta). She then is to board an AA flight from IAD to LAX. She has approximately 1 1/4 hours between her arrival in IAD and the departure to LAX. Is that enough time? What is the procedure when she arrives at IAD with respect to customs and baggage transfer? Thanks


    That is not enough time. In IAD she will be taken to the International arrivals building, go through US Immigration, and claim her bags, she then has to go to the departures level, re-check her bags with American and go through security and to her departure gate. She needs about another hour to make this connection at IAD.


  • Connecting fligth
    Aug 24, 2016
    Hi, we will be arriving in IAD with DELTA domestic flight and have connecting flight with AUSTRIAN AIRLINES to VIenna


    That's a statement. Do you have a question?


  • Connection time
    Aug 23, 2016
    Hi, I will be arriving from Munich with United Airlines at IAD at 3;15 P.M. . I have a connecting flight to CHS with United at 5:05 P,M. Is this enough time to clear customs ? Will I need to recheck my baggage for the flight to CHS ? THank you


    That should be just enough time. Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, through security and to your departure gate.


  • transfer from Washington to South Africa
    Aug 23, 2016
    I recently bought a ticket from Houston to South Africa via Dulles Washinghon . flighing from Houston to Dulles (with United), I have 1:28 minutes to connect in Washington and catch my fight to to South Africa with South African Airways> Is the time enought ?


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate using the mobile lounge or aerotrain.


  • Connecting flight
    Aug 21, 2016
    Hi! I will arrive in IAD with a UNITED domestic flight from RDU. I will only have 1h55 to make my connecting international flight with Korean to Seoul. Since tickets were bought on different reservations, I will have to collect my bags at arrival and recheck them for the next flight. Can I make it?


    It's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.


  • Tranfer between BRU and DEN via IAD
    Aug 19, 2016
    Is 1:50 enough to transit from International flight UA 951 coming from Brussels to flight UA 542 going to Denver? Later flight is not an option since in Denver we have to connect to UA 1584 going to Jackson Hole. Suitcases included if possible ;-)


    Yes, this is enough time, but leaves little to spare in case your flight from Brussels is late.


  • Recheck bags
    Aug 18, 2016
    Arriving on United and going to Amsterdam on United. Will need to get bags and recheck?


    No you do not. There is no US Immigration and Customs when leaving the US. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate if your first flight is domestic.


  • SDF - ZRH
    Aug 18, 2016
    Arriving from Louisville SDF at 4:25pm on United Express 4708. Departing for Zurich ZRH on United 52 at 5:50pm. Two adults, both US citizens. Is this workable?


    All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will have no issue making this connection.


  • Arriving international departing domestic
    Aug 17, 2016
    I am arriving at IAD terminal E from Beijing. Departing on domestic from terminal D to CLE. Baggage tag shows checked through to CLE. I need to go through security again?


    You will have to go through customs and immigration, check your bag at the re-check desk, then go through security once more. I reccomend two hours for your connection.


    This is impossible as IAD does not have a Terminal E. If your flight is on United it will arrive in the D concourse and you will depart from concourse A, C, or D.


  • Manchester UK - Orlando
    Aug 16, 2016
    I'm stopping at Washington Dulles with United For around 3 1/2 hours. Do i need to collect my baggage and re check or will the airline put it on the next flight (also a United Flight). I booked it with one ticket.


    Yes, 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.


  • terminal A to terminal d with only 50 mintues
    Aug 16, 2016
    My flight arrives at terminal A at Dulles and my connection leaves from terminal D 50 minutes later. Can I make it?


    A and D are just concourses, not terminals. If your flight is on-time and both tickets are on the same reservation you have enough time.


  • International connection
    Aug 16, 2016
    Hi I am catching a connecting flight out of IAD to South Africa with a layover of 1hr 15. Flight arrives on UA airlnes and leave UA (Operated by South African Airlines). Is it possible to check baggage through or do I need to collect it and drop it off? Will there be enough time for me? Thanks


    Since South African and United have a partnership, and the tickets were booked on the same reservation, your bags will be checked all the way through to Accra/Johannesburg. This is enough time to make the connection with ease.


    Where are you coming from on your United flight?


    I'm flying in from Houston


    Yes, then if both flights are on the same reservation then all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • International/Domestic Connection/Separate Tickets
    Aug 15, 2016
    Contemplating booking a ticket AUH-DOH-IAD on Qatar Airways, and a separate ticket on United IAD-PIT, but it would only leave me with a 2hr10min connection - not sure if this is reasonable or not. I am a US Citizen.


    With checked bags that would be difficult, without checked bags it's barely possible.


  • International layover
    Aug 14, 2016
    Is 2hr 5 min enough time to arrive on United from London Heathrow and connect to a United domestic flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


    Aug 14, 2016
    Hi guys, I am travelling with my girlfriend from Brussels to Montreal on United Airlines with a layover of 120 minutes at IAD airport. Is the connection time alright? How does it work since I am Indian and my girlfriend is French? Do we need to leave the airport and are any sorts of passport stamps expected? Thanks, Sree


    one more thing, the conencting flight from Washington is on MESA airlines operated as United Express. Do we need to recheck our bags? Wewould be reaching at 2:20 pm and our connecting flight is at 5 pm. Thanks :)


    You will arriv ein the C/D concourse, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. You have enough time. If she is a first time ESTA user then neither of you can use the automated kiosks at IAD, you both need to see the agent to clear US Immigration. You will need a US Transit Visa unless she already has one.


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