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  • Connecting time arriving Avianca and departing on South African
    Oct 24, 2013
    My AVIANCA flight from Colombia arrives at 14:20, I need to clear customs, get my bags and then recheck in order to board my flight on South African Airways which departs at 17:40. Will this be O.K.?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Enough time?
    Oct 22, 2013
    I'm planning to travel from Abu Dhabi via Etihad Airways on December 16, scheduled 4:40 PM arrival at IAD. I'd like to book a 6:05 PM departure to Denver via United. Is 85 minutes enough transfer time?


    I would try for a later flight since you'll have to transfer your bags yourself since the tickets will be bought on separate reservations. Also be aware that you will have to pay a checked bag fee on United since you are purchasing separate tickets. It sucks that the next flight isn't until almost 10 PM, but I think you'd have a really tough time transferring bags in 85 minutes, especially if you aren't a US citizen and have the slower immigration line.


  • Flying United from Montreal to Tokyo with 45min connection at IAD
    Oct 22, 2013
    Hi, Is a 45min connection long enough to transfer my checked luggage? It seems risky. Thx


    That's pretty tight. I'd try for a longer connection if possible.


  • Enough connection time?
    Oct 21, 2013
    hi. My daughter will be flying home to Canada from VA in December and she will be flying into Dulles from Roanoke VA with a 50minute layover to then departing to Toronto. The flights are the same carrier. Will this be enough time to make the connection?


    If the first flight is on-time, then yes, it will be enough time, even if she has to change concourses.


  • Sister's arrival
    Nov 7, 2013
    My sister arriving via Kuwait Airlines Dec. 22 at 06:50 am and has a connecting flight via UA 3330 at 0925 am. She still need to get her luggage and go to customs. Can you please help me if she will be able to make to her connecting flight on time. Where is the closest check in counter for UA? What level is she going to check in? and she still need to go thru Security again to go to her gate designated to UA 3330. Any advise will help her. This is her first time to travel to the US. Thank you in advance.


    Your sister has enough transfer time: International arrivals at IAD are being transported to the International Arrivals Building at the west end of the main terminal for TSA clearance, where they need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag. (making sure prior to departure that Kuwait Airlines will transfer bags to United connecting flight - if tickets were bought separately). Thereafter she will board the Aerotrain (signs will guide her) to her connecting 'Midfield Concourse - Unite uses A, B & C for domestic flights - overhead screens on arrival will indicate flight & gate numbers. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/iad, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.


    Kuwait Airlines does not fly to Washington-Dulles. Please double-check your sister's itinerary.


    Sorry, she is flying via UA 981 not Kuwait Airlines...wrong information. Thanks for letting me know.


    In that case ignore what tuoct said. She will likely clear immigration in the C/D Inspection area. From there she can go upstairs after clearing immigration, claiming her bags, going through customs, and re-checking them with United, and then going through security. United 3330 to Harrisburg departs from concourse A, so she will have to take the Aerotrain or Mobile Lounge from C/D to A. There will be overhead signs showing the way to A.


    Thank you for the information. Have a great day!


    My sister is arriving Dec. 22 via United Airlines UA 981 at 6:50 a.m. She has a connecting flight to MDT via UA 3330 at 9:25 am. Does she still need to get her luggage after the customs or she will just get her luggage in the final destination (MDT)? Does she has an ample time to catch her connecting flight? Does she still need to check in in the United Airlines? Please advise. Any help will do.


  • Connection time domestic arrival to international departure
    Oct 21, 2013
    Hi. I have 71 minutes between United 505 from Tampa (arriving 21:09) and BA 292 to London Heathrow (departing 22:20). United said they will tag my bags through to London. Please can you tell me if I have enough connection time and if I have to go through security or passport control again. Many thanks for any help.


    Your transfer time will suffice (only international arrivals need to go through passport control; your bags will be automatically transferred. However, as United uses Concourses A, B, C & D with corresponding gates, look on arrival at overhead screens for your departing flight & gate number. For transfer options I suggest you open www.ifly.com/iad, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.


    Make sure to check-in for your British Airways flight on-line before you leave Tampa.


  • Connection time needed from domestic arrival to international flt
    Oct 15, 2013
    Hi,I am fying from Albany NY to London and found great flights but very tight 56 minute connection time. Namely alb-iad UA flt3899 arrive IAD 9:04pm connect to UA924 departing IAD at 10pm. Is this enough time for me to get to gates in time for boarding and for my luggage to get transferred- or should I take the connecting flight with a 2 1/2 hour layover?


    Yes you have enough time at 56 mins. However, I suggest you open www.ifly.com/iad, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.


  • Baggage turnaround
    Oct 12, 2013
    We are flying into Dulles gate C19 from Orlando with United Airlines enroute to London Heathrow with United Airlines from Gate C12 how will our luggage be handled. Do we need to collect it and re-check it for the London flight. We have 50 minutes to complete the transfer?


    Only international arrivals at U.S. need to go through customs clearance /re-check-in bags. As you use the same airline for both flights, your bags will automatically be transferred.


  • Enough time to connect to an international flight?
    Oct 19, 2013
    My sister is flying back to Germany on Saturday, January 3, 2014. The first leg of her trip originates at SFO (United 400) and arrives at IAD at 4:40pm, on the D Concourse if I'm not mistaken. She then has 1 hr 10 minutes to make it to the B-Concourse to catch her connecting flight to FRA (Germany) via Lufthansa flight 419 at 5:50pm. Will she be able to catch her flight?? If I understand correctly she can go through the "Domestic Arrivals", so no need to go through security again, which would save time..?


    While United uses Midfield Concourses A/B, & C/D, Lufthansa only uses Concourse B (B gates). She should be able to make the transfer within 70 mins. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/iad, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text, paying attention to the transfer options at 'Getting Around'.


    Check your sisters return flight details ..I am also booked on flight LH419 on the 3rd January 2014, but the 3rd leaves on a Friday....not a Saturday as you mentioned, but arrives in Germany on Saturday 4th..... wouldn't want your sister turning up on the wrong day.


  • 40 minutes from arrival to departure
    Oct 8, 2013
    I'm looking to fly in from Houston-Bush to Charlottesville Albemarle. Is 40 minutes enough from arrival to departure to get between the UA mainline gates and the United Express gates?


  • 47 minutes connection time for Narita
    Oct 7, 2013
    Is 47 minutes enough time to catch my international flight to Narita. United Express from ORF and to UA803.


    When are you flying? Currently the only ORF flight that connects to UA803 arrives at 9:58 AM and 803 departs at 12:20


    Oct 16, arriving 11:33am at IAD and departs at 12:20.


  • Connection from uk
    Oct 2, 2013
    I intend to fly united airlines from Manchester uk to greensboro via dulles. Will my bags be checked through or will I have to pick them up at dulles and check them in again. The united airlines booking shows a stop over of only 1hour 27 minutes. Will I have enough time to catch my connecting flight?


    Your bags will be tagged through to Greensboro but you will have to claim them in immigration, carry them through customs, then re-check them once you clear customs at the re-check desk. That is a tight connection but you will probably be OK. You'll have to hurry.


    Wow what great service. Many thanks! One more question then. If we are delayed through immigration, and missed the connection, will united put us on the next flight to greensboro?


    If there are seats available on it, yes, they will put you on it. They have a 10 PM flight to Greensboro.


  • UA to ET connection
    Oct 2, 2013
    Traveling from CLT to IAD on UA 3800 and connecting to ET 501. At which terminal will the United flight arrive, which terminal do I get ET501, and how do I get from one terminal to the other?


    IAD only has one terminal, but has two concourse buildings consisting of four lettered concourses. You will arrive in concourse C/D and depart from concourse A. You can take the Aerotrain or mobile lounge shuttle between the concourses. Just follow the signs to A when you arrive.


    Thank you very much.


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  • Connection Question
    Aug 23, 2013
    Hey Helpful People I'm flying into IAD tomorrow from the UK with Virgin Atlantic. I then have 2 hours to a US Airways flight to MDT. Will this be enough time? WIll I need to collect my luggage and then go back out to departures and check it again? I've done this trip a few times before, but always as a 'route' and so I've just dumped my bag on the big conveyor belt and then go straight to the gate. Cheers for your help


    US Airways does not fly from IAD to MDT, so you will actually be on United Express. Yes, you will claim your bag, then if your bag is checked through to MDT on its tag, you can just drop it again immediately after you exit customs.


    Thanks ZAP, if it's not checked through to MDT will I have enough time to go up to departures and back in?


    Yes, you'll have to go upstairs to the United counter and check it there (and you'll have to pay a checked bag fee).


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