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  • 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.


  • 65 min layover from Montreal (YUL)
    Aug 12, 2016
    HEy, I'll be travelling from Montreal (YUL) to Honolulu with a 65 min layover at IAD. Do I need to claim and re-check my luggage? Also, do I have enough time considering that I can go through customs when leaving Montreal?


    Since you pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal all you have to do at IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.


  • GVA(switzerland)- IAD - DEN
    Aug 12, 2016
    Hello, I am flying from Geneva, Switzerland to IAD. I arrive at 2:50 and my connecting flight to Denver leaves at 4:08. I am a US citizen, if that counts for anything, so do you think this is enough time to get through CBD, baggage claim, recheck my bag, TSA, and find my gate? thanks.


    That is just enough time if everything goes smoothly and both of your flights are on United.


  • ATL > IAD > KEF
    Aug 15, 2016
    Hello, I'm booking separate flights from ATL to IAD (Delta) and IAD to KEF (Icelandair). Delta flight scheduled to arrive @ 11:15AM, and Iclandair flight leaves @ 2:10PM. There will be checked bags. Will this allow enough time under normal circumstances? Thanks!


    That is barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.


    What are steps I need to take, directions I need to go to ensure that things go as perfectly as possible once we arrive? Booking is a done deal, as I could find no better alternative. Thank you.


    You need to go to the main terminal, claim your bags, go up to the departure level, re-check your bags with Icelandair, and go through security and to your departure gate in Concourse A or B.


    Thank you, and one final question: Can my travel partner stay in the "secure" side of the airport with our carry-on, etc. and go sit at the Icelandair departure gate, while I run and retrieve/check bags to save time and processing all our stuff back through TSA? Or do they need to see her passport etc. at the bag check/ticket counter?


  • Connection procedures?
    Aug 10, 2016
    Will be arriving united air at 11:20 a.m.need to claim bags and get to british airways to recheck for 6:30 pm flight. How difficult is it to get from baggage claim area up to the main terminal to recheck bags. Have separate Titickets with united and british air. Also, should I have enough time to do this?


    If your United flight is domestic then it's literally just up an escalator. The British Airways check in desk probably won't open until about 3 PM.


    Thanks! And also thank you giving me the time BA would open for baggage drop!


  • transit time
    Aug 10, 2016
    I am a Nigerian passport holder with a b1/b2 visa. I have a flight into IAD from CDG with Airfrance that arrives at 4:15pm. My next flight is to TPA with United at 5:50pm. Both flights were booked separately. I do not plan to have a checked in bag and I also plan to check in online. I will like to know if you think I will still have enough time to make my flight to TPA, incase I need to clear immigration. Thank you.


    With no checked bags you can make this if everything goes smoothly. You will need to clear US Immigration, customs, and security and then then go to concourse C/D on the AeroTrain or mobile lounge.


  • 55 minute layover!!
    Aug 8, 2016
    I'm flying to Columbia, SC with a connection in IAD. There's only a 55 minute layover. Does anyone think it is possible for me to catch my flight or is it to close to call??


    Where are you flying into IAD from? Are both flights on United/United Express?


    I am flying in from Cleveland and yes they're both on UA


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Question about layover
    Aug 3, 2016
    I have friends coming from Addis Ababa & they will be having a layover in IAD for eight hours. (United Airlines). Are they allowed to leave the airport and come see family members and return at check in time or do they have to stay at the airport during the layover.


    Yes, they are allowed to leave the airport. Once they clear US Immigration and Customs they are in the US and free to go where they want. They will also be outside security at that point.


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