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  • Minimum Connecting Time LAS-IAD-MUC
    Mar 12, 2013
    Hello, I have booked a flight from Las Vegas to Munich / Germany via Washington. The time between both flights are only one hour. The flight from Las Vegas to Washington will be operated by United and the flight from Washington to Munich is a Lufthansa one. What is the minimum connecting time for these flights? Is one hour enough? Could I find out on which gate I arrive and on which I departure? Thanks for your helpful comments. Best regards ME


    It's awfully tight and doesn't leave much room for error but it's doable. However there are a lot of LH and United flights from IAD to Germany if you miss your connection


  • 50 minutes
    Feb 28, 2013
    Im looking into a connection from Newark to IAD to kuwait, American airlines is giving me 50 min connection time. will that be ok?


    At IAD American Airlines uses Midfield Concourse B; American Eagle uses the Main Terminal & Concourse A. Should you arrive at the Main Terminal, you can walk to the separate Midfield Concourse A/B housing A & B gates on either side. You have enough time.


    Are you sure you're on American? American doesn't fly Newark-IAD or IAD-Kuwait. However, United does. You're probably on United.


  • YUL-IAD-GVA 1 hour layover
    Feb 27, 2013
    I'm looking at booking this route with United Airlines on Saturday March 16th but am concerned about the 1 hour layover. Since I clear US customs in Montreal and am traveling United all the way through I assume I can head straight to my departure gate at IAD without having to recheck bags or go through any customs. Am I correct in that?


    Yes, arrivals into the US from Canadian destinations with preclearance like Montreal are treated like regular domestic flights.


  • Zurich to IAD to EWR to ABE
    Feb 27, 2013
    Couple in mid 60's (medium speed walkers) have only 1hr 45min to make IAD connection to Newark!! We are supposed to arrive at IAD 3:05 PM on Wed. May 1st!! What are the odds we will be spending the night in Dulles?? United dropped the flight I had originally booked from IAD to ABE which would have given us a much longer connection time! It seems we have no other options! -- Thanx


    You should be able to make your connection in time. I suggest you open, then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text. Pay attention to "International Arrivals", "Getting Around" and terminals. Note that after customs clearance procedure, you cannot take the train, but need to take the shuttle bus, meaning that at your connecting terminal you will have to go through security check. (Dulles Airport is located 26 miles from Washington D.C.) If you want to stay overnight, I suggest you search for 'Dulles hotels' - there is no on-airport hotel.


    1 hr 45 is sufficient for any domestic connection at Dulles.


  • 52 Minute Layover
    Feb 23, 2013
    I am flying in from Richmond (on United Express) and flying out to Tampa (on United). Any idea if they will be in the same concourse? If not, should I be okay in terms of time?


    Your RIC-IAD flight will arrive in Concourse A and your flight to Tampa will depart from Concourse C or D. Take the Aerotrain if it's from C and the shuttle if it's from D. You should be OK on time if your flight from Richmond is on time.


  • 70 - minute layover
    Feb 20, 2013
    I am flying from New Orleans /United/ to Vienna, Austria /Austrian Airlines/. I have layover 70 minute, is it real? Thanks.


    At IAD, United uses Concourses A, B, C & D (with corresponding gates) of the main Terminal, while Austrian AL uses Concourse B. If not arriving at Concourse D, you can walk from Concourse A to Concourse B (they are divided by the underground Aerotrain in the center, where you can connect to Concourse C. If needing to connect to Concourse D, you can use the walkway at D gates to C gates. Either way you have enough time - unless United does not transfer your bags to Austrian AL, in which case you would have to get first to the main terminal, claim your bags & re-check them in with Austrian, before walking over to your connecting B gates.


    United will transfer your bags, they're in the same alliance.


  • US Customs Clearance
    Feb 16, 2013
    I am flying from Grand Cayman to IAD and clear customs at IAD. I have a 1hr37min layover. Will I have enough time to clear customs and catch my next flight?


    On arrival at IAD you wille transported to the Iternational Arrivals Bldg. at west end of Main Terminal for TSA clearance (Passport control, bag pickup, customs clearance, & bag recheck-in). Thereafter you need to take the shuttle bus to D gates or the or the AeroTrain to theA, B & C gates. Your transfer time could be tight, depending on waiting lines and incoming flight delay. I suggest you open,then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.


  • 5o-minute layover
    Feb 1, 2013
    My husband, my 2 kids (18-yr old & 4-yr old) & myself will have a connecting flight at Dulles IAD from Miami going to Beijing. We only have a 50-minute layover to get to our next flight. Both flights are on United Air. Any suggestions on how to navigate the airport the fastest way?


    You will likely arrive in Concourse D and depart from Concourse C. They are two sides of the same terminal corridor. You just walk from D to C. It shouldn't take more than 10 minutes.


    Thanks so much for your reply. Now I feel better.


  • from eithad airway to united
    Jan 25, 2013
    My parents are traveling on April 28 th 2013 from eithad airways coming from Abu Dubai @ 5.00 pm ... And then they have to catch united airline for Detroit and there is 2 hours lay over ... But i am not sure if it is enough time for them to catch there domestic flight ... Plz let me know , thanks .. both are separate tickets ..


    It will help if they check in online for their flight to DTW before they leave. Abu Dhabi. They will have to claim their baggage in T5, then take it to T1 and re-check it with United since they are on different tickets. (I'm assuming this connection is in Chicago). 2 Hours is doable, but tight to do all that.


  • connection
    Jan 17, 2013
    my mom will flight from roanoke virgina to washington dulles by united airline 3422 on feb/10/ 2013 , she will connect to ANA airline NH1 , what is the terminal and the gate ANA ussully depart from washington dulles ?


    ANA uses concourse B (around gate B46). Her ROA-IAD flight will probably arrive in concourse A, so it's a pretty easy walk.


  • Is Harry's Taproom outside security area
    Jan 17, 2013
    Looking for a place to meet friends arriving on same afternoon. Can we get bags and then meet at Harry's Tap Room in the main terminal?


    Harry's Tap Room (tel. 703-572-4699) is listed as being at level U (must be below the arrivals level).


  • Quickest way to get from c to a gates
    Dec 28, 2012
    What is the fastest way to get from c14 gate to a4b gate?


    On arrival at IAD, follow signs 'TO BAGGAGE CLAIM / GROUND TRANSPORTATION'; domestic arrivals at A, B or C gates should follow the AeroTrain sign. The Aerotain serves gates A1-32 & C1-30.


  • Connecting flight
    Dec 20, 2012
    I have a flight from Greensboro airport to IAD however i am worried 45 minutes will not be enough time in between my flight. Anyone that has went or been to this airport, is this time possible?


    If using one Airline for both legs of your journey, you should easily be able to make your transfer within 45 mins. If you have a different airline for your connection, you need to contact your first one to find out if they transfer your bags - if not, you need to take your bags to the connecting airline counter and check them in before proceeding to your gate. I suggest you open then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.


  • United: SFO - IAD - AMS
    Dec 20, 2012
    I'm flying from San Francisco to Amsterdam with a 1hr45min stop in Dulles. Both legs are United. If I check a bag, will I need to collect it and re-check it at Dulles? Additionally, will I have to go through security again at Dulles?


    My second question about going through security again is if I decide NOT to check a bag. I'm assuming that going out to baggage claim to retrieve a checked bag will require going through security again. Thanks in advance!


    As you use United for both legs of your journey, your bags will be automatically transferred. As United uses Midfield Concourses A, B, C & D with corresponding gates, I suggest you open - then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.


  • How long to walk from A4B to A1C?
    Dec 17, 2012
    Seems like gates A4B and A1C would be relatively close together but since I am not sure, I was hoping someone here may know. There are 3 of us (me, my boyfriend and our 2 year old which will probably be carried as we only have like an hour to catch connecting flight). Someone please tell me asap how long it'd take to get between those gates and best possible route. Thanks!


    You arrive & depart from Midfield Concourse A, simply follow signs to your connecting gate which should take minutes.


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