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  • Immigration and transit
    Jun 11, 2013
    3
    I will be flying to DFW via IAD and the transit time is just 2 hours. I am a tourist and visiting US for the first time. I would like to know if I arrive into Gate C1 and depart from Gate C6 what is the procedure to be followed.

     

    The airport has a good description of how this works. Since you will be staying in C you will likely be allowed to clear customs in C. http://www.metwashairports.com/dulles/884.htm

     

    At IAD, all international arrivals are being transported to the International Arrivals Building at the west end of the main terminal for TSA clearance: you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag where indicated. International arrivals who continue their journey need to take the Mobile Lounge shuttle to the D gates D1-32 of Midfield Concourse building C/D; on arrival at D gates, take the walkway (follow signs) to your connecting C gate C6. 2 hrs should suffice..

     

    Tujun is incorrect. Follow the instructions on the IAD site.

     

  • avoiding a tranfer from international to
    Jun 9, 2013
    2
    i will be arriving from Frankfurt to Dulles and have domestic connection. i want to leave the connecting custom area and not take the connecting flight.. how do i do with with checked luggage?? to leave airport in dulles..

     

    Transfer of your bags depends on your airline, each of which have their own rules. If you purchased & received one ticket for both airlines, or if both airlines belong to the same Alliance, or have code-share agreements, your bags will be automatically transferred to your connecting flight. It is best to visit, after customs clearance, the airline or its handling agent's office in the baggage claim areas to make sure they transfer.

     

    He means he doesn't want to take the connecting flight he has booked. To do so is quite easy. You will be required to claim your bags in immigration. After you exit customs, simply do not re-check them with your airline.

     

  • C27 to A3D
    Jun 8, 2013
    1
    What is the best route my 14 year old should navigate from gate C27 to gate A3D within a 30 minute period?

     

    Follow walkway to concourse C aerotrain station, take aerotrain from C to A, follow signs to gate.

     

  • from frankfurt connecting to dfw
    Jun 6, 2013
    1
    How do we get through customs at IAD. LH418 to UA1715

     

    Getting through customs is easy - it's the only place you'll be allowed to go. You'll be arriving in the B concourse and departing from C or D. The airport has a good description of how this works there - http://www.metwashairports.com/dulles/884.htm

     

  • Outbound connecting international flight
    Jun 5, 2013
    2
    Arriving IAD tomorrow evening 9pm on United, connecting international flight leaves at 10pm on Lufthansa. Any tips on how to get to departing gate quickly?

     

    If your United flight is mainline or on a large regional jet you will arrive in C/D and have to take the mobile lounger or Aerotrain to B. If you are on a small United Express plane you will arrive in A and can walk to B.

     

    Thanks so much!

     

  • Is 2-hour connection time enough?
    Jun 2, 2013
    2
    I will be flying into IAD on NH2, arriving at 10.40am. I will then have to catch UA1269 to Chicago, leaving at 12.38pm. Will there be enough time to catch the flight to Chicago?

     

    On arrival at IAD via All Nippon Airlines, flight 002, you are being transported to the International Arrivals building at the end of the main terminal for TSA clearance: you go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance and re-check-in your bag where indicated. To get to your connecting midfield concourse A - D (you can walk to A/B gates, but need to take the Aero Train to C gates C1 to 30, or the Mobile Lounge to D gates D1 to 32. NOTE: United uses A,B,C & D gates - but your connecting flight is not yet on the screen. (open http://www.metwashairports.com/dulles/878.htm & click on departures, then on Chicago O'Hare). 2 hrs transfer time is sufficient. Your boarding pass and the overhead screens will indicate on arrival at IAD, which gate you depart from.

     

    Your flight to Chicago will leave from C/D so you will have to take the Aerotrain or Mobile Lounge over to that concourse.

     

  • Connecting international flights
    May 31, 2013
    1
    We arrive at IAD at 8:30am and connect with COPA airlines to Panama at 10h27 which is almost 2 hours to make the connection. Will this be enough time? What is the quickest way to make the transfer?

     

    What airline are you flying in to IAD?

     

  • Transfers between Concourse B and C/D
    May 28, 2013
    1
    I'm transferring between a domestic UA flight (Concourse C/D) and an ANA international flight (Concourse B). I'll have 1 hour when leaving the US, and 1hr 50 min when entering the US. What's the best way to transfer and will I have enough time? On re-entry, I assume I clear customs at Concourse C? Thanks!

     

    1. Only international arrivals need to go through customs clearance. 2. As UA & ANA belong to the Star Alliance - your bags will be transferred automatically. 3. to get from Concourse C to Concourse B, take the AeroTrain serving gates C1-30 and B35-79 - follow signs.

     

  • Transfer from domestic to international
    May 28, 2013
    2
    Wed. 5/29 I am scheduled to arrive IAD at 4:10 PM on United 5900 from Knoxville, TN. I will have 6 students in tow and need to transfer to Austrian Air 94 to Vienna for a 5:35 PM departure. In all my years of travel, I have somehow managed to miss transferring at IAD. I am open to suggestions about how best to proceed (and maybe how fast to run). Thanks.

     

    You can simply walk between your gates as you will arrive in A and depart from B. If your first flight is on-time you'll have enough time.

     

    Thanks, ZAP!

     

  • so many variables to consider
    May 25, 2013
    0
    As a flight attendant I advise all passengers to give themselves at least an hour and a half for international connections. You are counting on no weather delays, no delays due to inbound aircraft. It takes 15 minutes to fully deplane an aircraft so depending on where you are seated that time can be taken up which gives you only 35 minutes to get to your gate before I misconnect. There are so many factors to consider when traveling ie: the weather, time of day, is there a later flight to the same destination you can be booked on. As the consumer you have options. I personally would give myself a longer grace time in between flights.

     

  • ORL-WASHINGTON-BRUSSELS
    May 24, 2013
    2
    Hi, I am flying with SN 8838 from Orlando to Washington Dulles, arriving at 16:22, and leaving at 17:10 to Brussels with SN 8802. Do you think 50 minutes will be enough to make the connection ? Thank you in advance !

     

    Brussels Airline is uses the main terminal. On arrival look at the overhead screens to find your connecting gate. You have enough time.

     

    Note that SN8838 is United 326 and SN8802 is United 140. Both flights will operate from the C/D concourse at IAD. If your first flight is on-time you will have enough time.

     

  • OKC - IAD - FRA 1hr layover
    May 23, 2013
    1
    Hi, I am flying LH7465 from Oklahoma City to Washington and then LH417 to Frankfurt. I have 1hr layover. Is it enough time to catch this connecting flight? Thanks in advance

     

    LH7465 is actually United Express flight 3738. It will arrive into C/D and your Lufthansa flight will depart from B. You will probably want to take the Aerotrain between gates. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time, but you'll have to hurry.

     

  • 1:07 connection time ?
    May 23, 2013
    2
    My flight UA 6493 from MSP lands at 16.18 (no info on concourse) on Saturday. Next flight UA 974 to Geneva takes off at 17.25 (Concourse D). Do I have enough time (1hour 7 min) to connect ?

     

    IAD does not show the Concourse /gate for your UA arrival - United uses Concourses A, B, C & D with corresponding gates. Note that Concourses A,B, & C can be reached via underground AeroTrain (serving A gates 1-32, B gates 35-79 & C gates 1-30, Concourse D is not served by the train, but connects by short moving walkway to the C gates. You have enough transfer time.

     

    I believe the MSP flight will likely arrive into D as well. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • Montreal - IAD - Punta Cana
    May 18, 2013
    1
    we are a family of 4 flying from Montreal, Canada (YUL) to Punta Cana through Washington Dulles airport on July 21. Our YUL to IAD flight (#3475 by United Airlines) arrives at 7:48am. Second flight from IAD to Punta Cana (PUJ) (flight # 1661) departs at 8:53am. We practically have an hour to change the planes. How soon can I get info on Gate locations from United Airlines? Can I consider these 2 flights international? If yes, then I understand we do not have to claim our baggage and go through the customs. Am I right about this? Will one hour be enough for us to connect to our flight to Punta Cana? Thanks in advance

     

    It is suggested that you arrive at YUL 3 hours prior to departure. You go through U.S. customs procedure at YUL, saving you time on arrival at IAD. Presuming that your connecting flight is also via United, your baggage will automatically be transferred at IAD. At IAD, United uses Concourses A, B, C & D with corresponding gates. The AeroTrain connects Concourses A, B & C, while C gates are connected by moving walkway to the D gates. One hour should suffice.

     

  • Costumes
    May 17, 2013
    1
    I will be flying from Panama (pty) to Dulles and the connecting Dulles- Rome on saturday 18th. I have 2 hours from one flight to the next. Since both are international flights I have to go through costumes in Dulles, pick up my bags and drop them off for connecting flights. Do you think Ill have time? Do I have to go through TSA security point as well?

     

    At IAD, all international arrivals are being transported to the International Arrivals Building at the west end of the main terminal for TSA clearance: You need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag. Therefore, you cannot use the AeroTrain, but need to take the Mobile Lounge shutttle to either gates D1-32 and H-gates. D & C gates are connected, for A & B gates you need to take the AeroTrain. No security check needed. Two hours transfer time will be enough.

     





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