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  • Connection flight IAD from San Juan to Toronto Canada
    Feb 17, 2015
    Hi I have a connecting flight with United Airlines, flying in from San Jaun to Toronto Canada with a connection time of 1hr 28 minutes at Dulles. How easy is it to find gates? Will I be needing to take a shuttle? Never been to Dulles (IAD)...Thanks!!!


    All gates at IAD are connected inside security. You will arrive in concourse C or D and depart from A, C or D. C and D are just two sides of the same building. A is connected to C and D by the aerotrain and mobile lounge. Just follow the signs to A upon arrival if your departure gate is in A. (you can check on United.com or the United app).


  • Taking a student group from Detroit to Dulles to Ireland
    Feb 16, 2015
    I am taking a group to Ireland by way of Detroit to Dulles with an hour layover (from Dulles to Dublin transfer). First, will we have sufficient time to make the connecting flight? Can we clear security/customs at Dulles in time to make it to our gate in time? Finally, is there a map or directions online to assist me?


    You don't have to clear customs or go through security in Dulles. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • Atlanta (ATL) --> IAD --> Paris (CDG)
    Feb 13, 2015
    Hello! I have a 70mins transfer time from United Flight 3745 (ATL-IAD) to Flight 915 (IAD-CDG). Will that be enough time?? Thank you!!


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. All you have to do in IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Awesome! THANK you for the quick response!!


  • London Heathrow to Tampa via Washington Dulles
    Feb 10, 2015
    I have a connecting flight with only 80mins to change. Flight number is UA123 connecting with UA1686 . I have ESTA. How long will immigration and customs take, only hand luggage. Scheduled arrival time at IAD is 11.15am depart to Tampa 12.35pm


    That should be barely possible. The good thing is that you will be going through United's dedicated facility in the C/D concourse and after clearing customs and re-checking your bags, you will go through security and be right in the C/D concourse where your flight to Tampa will depart.


  • Connection time for International flight
    Feb 8, 2015
    We are flying Saint Louis - IAD then departing internationally to Istanbul IST with 1 hr 45 minute connection time. Will this be enough time to make it?


    Yes, if you purchased your tickets together and your bags are transferred, then you should have plenty of time.


  • Flying in and out of Dulles
    Feb 5, 2015
    Hi, I'm arriving IAD at 14.20 from the UK and then getting flight to Mexico at 17.00. Is that enough time to clear security, check in, and get through security again for second flight? Thanks.


    Yes, that should be enough time, even if you purchased two separate tickets.


  • International inbound to Domestic
    Feb 3, 2015
    Hi- arriving Qatar Airways QR707, 3:50 PM, April 20 no checked bag- trying to see if can catch connection to UA3472 to Indy at 5:12 PM (seems to dep C/D gates). Can I go right fr Immigration/Customs to mobile lounge shuttle, take it from main terminal to C/D terminal, and stay on airside whole time, ie. save time thru security? Realize it's very close but next direct is 10 PM.


    You will have to go through security. But if you do not have a checked bag, yes, I think you can make this connection.


  • Connecting time
    Jan 30, 2015
    I land at IAD from Toronto and will have 51 minutes to get onto a plane to Kuwait. This seems very short for an international transfer. Any advice would be great. Thanks!


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If your first flight is on-time you should have enough time.


  • transfer time from international to domestic flight
    Feb 1, 2015
    My flight from MAN arrives at 3:30pm and departs at 4:45pm for STL. Is this enough time?


    That's definitely cutting it close. You will arrive in the C/D concourse, go through US Immigration, claim your bag, go through US Customs, then re-check your bag at the transfer desk, then you will go through security and to your departure gate, which may be on C or D but may also be in A, which will require taking the AeroTrain.


    I have Global Entry and plan to carry on my bag which will help. But I still think it will be tight.


  • layover time for int'l flight
    Jan 29, 2015
    hello, I have a 45 minute layover in between my SAN - IAD flight to board my IAD-BAH flight. Is this enough time? I know at other airports I have to go through security a second time to get into the Int'l terminal. Is this not the case at IAD? many thanks!


    IAD does not have a separate international terminal. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which will both be on the C/D concourse. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • transfer times
    Jan 29, 2015
    Hi I am due to arrive at Washington from LAX at 18.00 and then depart at 18.40 for MAN [UK]. Flying with UNITED Is this enough time for the connection? Seems rather 'tight'


    That is enough time but leaves very little to spare in case you have a delay. Both flights will be on the C/D concourse and all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Dallas / Washington / Copenhagen
    Jan 28, 2015
    Hello, I'm arriving Dules International at 4 pm on 30 th January from Dallas ( flight SK8789) and need to change to 5.15 pm flight to Copenhagen (SK 752). Is this going to be enough time for non US citizen?


    Yes, all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Your citizenship doesn't matter. All gates are connected inside security. Your first flight will be operated by United/United Express.


  • Transfer time
    Jan 26, 2015
    Having never flown through Dulles airport will 1 hr 40 mins be enough time to transfer - flight arriving from Dublin flying to Nashville (I clear immigration in Dublin) tks


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. because of pre-clearance, if you purchased tickets together your bags will be transferred automatically and you only have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All gates are connected inside security.


  • Transfer time SK925 to UA3433 (with kids)
    Jan 25, 2015
    We are arriving on Friday 27th of February with SK925 at 3:15pm and would need to continue with flight UA3433 at 5.04pm to BNA. Is 1h49min enough for the transfer? With immigration, customs, etc. And we are travelling with three kids. All help is appreciated. Thanks,


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will arrive in the International Arrivals building, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and then take the Aerotrain to your departure gate concourse (A, C, or D).


  • 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.


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