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    Feb 8, 2014
    I'm arriving from Dubai on Emirates Airlines, must clear customs, then board a US airways domestic flight. Does US Airways re-check baggage in the customs area for continuing travel, or must I go to the ticket counter in the main terminal?


    Were your tickets bought on one reservation or separate. If they were on the same reservation Emirates should be able to check your bags through to US Airways and then you can drop at the re-check desk, Otherwise it's not too difficult to just take your baggage up to the departure level and the US Airways ticket counter.


  • connecting from Delta flight to a Qatar flight intl flight
    Jan 29, 2014
    Hi, I'm flying on separate tickets from ATL on Delta to IAD and then on Qatar Airlines to Doha from IAD. Assuming I'll have to collect luggage and recheck in with Qatar airlines. Can anyone confirm this. I know Delta does not check luggage through on separate tickets anymore. Do the airlines depart or arrive from same terminal? Thanks!


    Yes, you will have to claim your baggage and re-check it . IAD only has one terminal, so all you will have to do is bring your baggage up to the departure level and to the Qatar Airways check-in counter.


  • United concourse IAD
    Jan 28, 2014
    I am flying from Pittsburg to (IAD) I have 55 minutes to make next flight to RDU Will I have to change concourses


    It depends on what type of aircraft are operating your flights. Small regional jets (CRJ-200 and E145) and turboprob aircraft operate from Concourse A, larger regional jets (CRJ-700 and E-170) and mainline aircraft (737, A320, and larger) operate from Concourses C and D. Regardless you should have enough time.


  • Will I have enough time?
    Jan 21, 2014
    I am booking a trip to Rome and the flight I'm looking at will have a 46 min layover at IAD before the flight to Rome. Is this enough time to make that flight?


    What airlines are you flying? Where is your flight to IAD coming from?


    We would be coming from Charleston, SC on United.


    It's possible, all you will have to do in IAD is to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, but you will likely arrive in A and depart from D, which requires taking the Aerotrain. It doesn't leave much time for any delays, however if you miss your connection United does have later flights from IAD to Europe that you can be rebooked on and then sent onward to Rome from there.


  • 1 hour connection and pick up infant
    Jan 15, 2014
    Hello, I am dropping my baby off at his grandparents and trying to pick him back up during a 1 hour layover on UAL from PHX to IAD to BOS. Obviously, I'm quite concerned about being able to exit the terminal get to the main terminal, pick up my son and get back through security in time to make the flight in less than an hour. Do they still issue gate passes so his grandparents can meet me at the gate with him? Any other suggestions? Thanks!


    They usually only issue gate passes to people dropping off or picking up children or handicapped persons. You should have allowed yourself more time.


  • I hr connection EWR-IAD-SEA
    Jan 8, 2014
    please let me know if the time is enough for transfer, never been to this airport and it made me anxious, thanks for your help.


    by the way, I will be flying through united, thank you!


    Well, IAD is a more simple airport than EWR. You will probably arrive in concourse A (but could arrive in C or D) you will depart from concourse C or D. C and D are just two sides of the same long building and A is connected to them by the AeroTrain and mobile lounge inside security. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


    Thank you so much for your fast response. My arrival time in IAD is 7:25, how is the security around that time, I am worried it might be busy and the line is long, Thank you for your help.


    7:25 AM or PM? You won't have to go through security at IAD.


    It is 7:25 AM. So my bag won't be check anymore? Thanks again! Best Regards


    If you check a bag in Newark the next time you'll see it is in Seattle


  • 2 hour connection - YYZ IAD LAS
    Jan 7, 2014
    I'm arriving from Toronto (YYZ) and will have gone through pre-clearance in Toronto prior to arriving at IAD. I land 5:20pm and depart 7:20pm for Vegas (LAS). Will a 2 hour layover be sufficient? Thanks!


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. If both of your tickets are on the same airline/alliance all you will have to do at IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Yes I forgot to mention I'll be flying from United on both legs of the trip and will be booking it in a single ticket. Given this information, will this still leave me plenty of time to get between the concourses/gates? Thanks.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


  • Connection time 1 hr 15 min - Frankfurt
    Jan 6, 2014
    I fly out of Houston (IAH) on United to IAD then have 1 hour 15 min until my flight on Lufthansa leaves for Frankfurt. Will I have enough time to make my connection? Will I already have cleared security for international travel in Houston, or will I do so at IAD? I know I'll probably arrive at Concourse D, but then am not sure where to go from there. Appreciate any advice!


    There is no special security for International travel on flights departing the US. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate (in C or D) to your departure gate in B.


  • International to Domestic Connection
    Jan 5, 2014
    Hi. I arrive on a flight with SAA, then have to clear customs and recheck in before catching a United flight two hours later. I'm a little concerned about the time. This is do-able? the tickets were gifts and not changable. And what terminals would I be going between? Thanks!


    If no serious delay in arrival, you should be able to make connection. In any case, after customs clearance & baggage re-check you will need to take the shuttle bus your connecting flight. (United uses Concourse C & D - I found no listing of SAA.


    IAD only has one terminal. You will clear US Immigration in the International Arrivals Building, then re-check your bags and go through security and take the AirTrain or Mobile Lounge to Concourse A, C ,or D. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time but won't have much time to spare.


  • connection time
    Dec 30, 2014
    My parents are flying United on Jan. 1 from Indianapolis to Dulles with a 50 minute connection time to make their United flight to Bahrain. Is this going to be enough time? Do you have any idea what concourse they will fly into and leave from?


    They will arrive in A or C and depart from D. If they arrive in A they will have to take the mobile lounge to D but if they arrive in C they can just walk. Either way they won't have to go through any security and if their first flight is on-time they should have enough time.


  • International flight
    Dec 29, 2013
    Have to change my flight in Dulles to an international flight. Portland, Maine > Dulles Dulles > Frankfurt, Germany I have 57 mins to change the flight. Is that enough?


    At this time of the year you may also have to take flight delays into consideration. You arrival at, and departure from, IAD depends on which airline(s) you take. Also, on whether you bought both flights on one ticket - make sure that your first airline transfers bags to your second one. If not you would have claim bags & re-check them in. Most likely you arrive aat either A, B or C gates and will depart from D gates: The AeroTrain only serves gates: A1-32, B35-79, and C1-30; however, the C gates C1-30 & D gates D1-32 are connected by a walkway. With no flight delay & baggage transfer, you have enough time.


    All you will have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate (assuming you bought your tickets on one reservation). You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • Making the connection in an hour and a half from London to DFW
    Dec 28, 2013
    Where can I call to check today if my passenger made the flight connection to Dallas US 3801- I have a shuttle arranged for pick up and need to know if my guest missed or not so I can release the driver in case my guest never made it.


    Airlines cannot release that information. You'll have to get in touch with the passenger.


  • transferring checked baggage for connecting flight
    Dec 27, 2013
    Arriving IAD on US Airways, connecting to Emirates, with only 1 and a half hours for transfer. Will my checked baggage get transferred in time?


    If your tickets were bought on a single reservation and are checked through to Emirates, yes, that should be enough time.


  • 2 hours 3 mins enough time?
    Dec 25, 2013
    We're flying in from Manchester airport and arrive in IAD at 14:05 and getting a connection flight at 16:08 to Denver.. We booked with United Airlines and I heard that we will have to collect our baggage and drop them off again.. Will we have enough time to do so? Bearing in mind we also have to go through customs and we have British passports


    Yes. That should be enough time. Yes you will have to claim and recheck your bags but everything will be in united's facility in concourse D.


  • Connection concourse C to concourse S
    Dec 20, 2013
    We are travelling to fort lauderdale via IAD and we need to go from concourse C to concourse D. As per the map it seems an easy walk; but I wanted to validate. Is it that easy? And is there any security clearance between the 2 concourses? Tx


    They are directly connected. Other than the letters changing from C to D, you can't even really tell where C ends and D begins. There's no security between them.


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