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  • MBJ to SFO thru IAD - is 90 min enough time?
    Mar 27, 2014
    My flight layover time changed from 2hrs to 1.5hrs - I will be departing MBJ on a Wednesday afternoon and connecting through IAD with a 90 minute layover. Is this enough time to clear immigration/customs/security and make my SFO flight?


    It should be enough time. Everything will be handled in United's facility in the C/D concourse.


  • 1:45 h Connection time enough?
    Mar 24, 2014
    Booking ticket for elderly mom in wheelchair. She will be returning to South Africa, from San Francisco. Arriving with United and connecting to South African Airways, with a 1 hour 45 min between. Will that be long enough, for her to catch the connection?


    Yes, if her first flight is on-time that is enough time.


    Mar 20, 2014
    My flight comes in to IAD at 4:10pm, my connecting flight leaves at 5:01pm. Both on United Should I have a problem making my connection?


    If both flights are domestic you should have enough time.


  • Is 2 hours enough time??
    Mar 18, 2014
    Hi, I have a quick question. I have the below listed itinerary. Since both the flights are operated by United, I guess I need not change terminals. But, would 2 hrs be enough for me and do I need to go through security gate again. Thanks for the help. UA 279 TPA IAD 156P 411P UA 976 IAD DXB 610P 335P+1


    All you have to do in IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. No security. You should have plenty of time.


    Thanks ZAP for the quick response.


  • Tight connection at IAD with family
    Mar 27, 2014
    ZAP and other IAD experts, I'm travelling with wife and 9 year old daughter from Seattle to Buffalo with a layover at IAD of 51 minutes. It's a part of one reservation with United. I guess I'll be arriving at terminal D at 9PM and taking off on a commuter plane from terminal A at 9:51 to BUF. Now I realize it may not be doable with carry on luggage and family. Can you guys suggest the best way to make this connection as it's the last flight to BUF that day. Thank you!


    If your first flight is on-time 51 minutes should be plenty of time. C/D and A are connected by the mobile lounges and AeroTrain.


    Thank you ZAP ! Would you know which option will be faster and easier to find. Also , so the mobile lounges operate at night between 9 and 10pm?


    It depends where your flight from Seattle arrives which will be quicker. It could arrive at any gate in C or D. The lounges should still be running then.


    I believe the incoming flight arrives at D and the next flight is from A1 in 51 minutes. With T-15 rule, I effectively have about 30 minutes.


  • Immigration clearance
    Mar 17, 2014
    I will be returning to the USA from Frankfurt on a Sunday Evening. How long does it take to go through the immigration? My incoming flight , Lufthansa, arrives at 3:10 PM and the connecting flight . United flight to Pittsburgh is at 4:50 PM. This is a 1: 40 gap between the arrival & the departure. Is this enough time. What are the options if I miss the flight ? Any ideas? By the way, I am a US citizen, so the imigration lines should not be too long I suppose


    Yes, that should be enough time. If you miss your connection United will rebook you on their next flight to Pittsburgh.


  • Domestic to international
    Mar 16, 2014
    Hi. I'm a UK citizen flying from San Francisco with Lufthansa operated by United, arriving at 15:55 in IAD. My connecting flight is at 17:15 to Frankfurt (also Lufthansa operated by United). Will this 1:20 connection time be enough?


    Yes you have enough time for transfer; note, however, that United uses both C & D gates of the Midfield Concourse C/D - if you need to switch between C & D gates: use the walkway between C gates C1-30 & D gates D1-32.


  • Is 2h and 20 min enough to change flights
    Mar 11, 2014
    We are traveling from Copenhagen to Orlando through IAD. The tickets are not single reservations. The first reservation is a SAS flight and arrives at IAD 15:00 which I understand is not really peak hours but close to it. The second reservation from IAD to Orlando is with United and departs at 17:21. Do we have enough time to make the connection (2 adults and a toddler)? We are not US citizens (Swedish). It seems that we will clear US Immigration in the International Arrivals Building, then re-check our bags and go through security and take the AirTrain or Mobile Lounge to Concourse C or D. Have I understood this correctly? Most grateful!


    Yes, Even though you are on separate reservations, if you show your United confirmation to the SAS agent in Copenhagen he or she should be able to check your bags through to Orlando. That way you can just re-check your bags in the IAB. If your bags can't be checked through to Orlando you'll have to take them to the United counter in IAD and pay a checked bag fee.


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    Mar 9, 2014
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  • 1.5 hours lay over - Enough Time
    Mar 7, 2014
    We are flying from Charlotte to Dulles to catch our flight to Zurich, Switzerland for our wedding. We have a layover of about 1.5 hours. Will this be enough time in light of immigration, etc?


    Only international ARRIVALS need to go through immigration process. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/iad, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text, including Midfield Concourses, gates, transfer, etc. 1.5 hrs. should suffice.


  • Is 45 min enough to change flights?
    Mar 5, 2014
    I am traveling from Montreal to Tokyo through IAD, and I only have 47 min to change flights. Is that enough? I am booking the flight right now and there is no information about the terminals.


    IAD only has one terminal. You will arrive in Concourse A, C, or D and depart from Concourse C/D. C/D is one building and A is connected to it by the mobile lounger and aerotrain. You will pre-clear US Immigration in Montreal so all you will have to do at IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. That should be enough time but doesn't leave much room for any delays.


  • Luftansa to United
    Mar 4, 2014
    I am arriving to IAD from Frankfurt on Luftansa on Sunday, March 16th at 16:20 and I am scheduled to leave IAD to Tampa on United at 18:00. Will this be enough time to get through immigration/custom and catch my flight. I am a US citizen.


    Yes, it should be enough time but it leaves no time for any delays.


  • Internal connections
    Mar 1, 2014
    Hi I am flying from New York to Manchester, via IAD airport. I only have 45 minutes in between flights. Would this be enough time to transfer? Thanks


    Yes, as long as your flight isnt delayed.


    Yes, as long as your flight isnt delayed.


    Yes, as long as your flight isnt delayed.


  • Connecting United flight from Dubai to Nashville will have 75 mins
    Feb 24, 2014
    I am a US Citizen returning back to us. My quiestion is will I have enough time to clear customs and make my Nashville flight, I have 75 min but will not have any checked luggage. The arrival time is 6:55am. Not sure what the trafic is in customs at that time. Please advise I will be flying out United as well.


    United uses Midfield Concourse C/D (C & D gates) All international arrivals at IAD are being transported to the International Arrivals Building (IAB) at the west end of the main terminal for TSA clearance. IAB streamlines its passenger flow from the Arrivals Hall all the way through to the passenger greeting area (and down the escalator to the underground AeroTrain for connecting to Concourses A, B & C. After customs clearance: If your connecting flight is out of D gates, you cannot use the AeroTrain (serving only A, B & C gates), but need to take the Mobile Lounge shuttle at Main Terminal's lower level to gates D1-32. 75 minutes is tight, but should be doable if incoming flight is on time.


    Modern is incorrect. You will likely go throu I,migration in united's facility in C/D. You will have a tough time making this connection in 75 mins but it is possible.


  • Is 1 hr connection time enough?
    Feb 21, 2014
    United just switched my flights so my family of 4 has only 59 minutes to connect from an inbound flight from Greenville to outbound to Heathrow. Right now it appears those flights land at A4 and depart from C7. At 8:50pm, is 1 hour sufficient time to make that connection? Thank you!


    The gates flights use change from day-to-day, but you will likely arrive in concourse A and depart from Concourse C or D. Yes, if your first flight is on-time you should have enough time. The concourses are connected by the AeroTrain and mobile lounges inside security.


    Thanks so much! I appreciate your help


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