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  • Enough time?
    Jul 1, 2013
    I'm arriving to IAD from Boston at 424 PM tomorrow in terminal C and catching a connecting international flight to Munich which departs at 520 PM. This gives me 56 minutes from arrival to take off, and a change in concourses (C to D). Is this enough time? Do I have to do security again? I just spoke to an agent and they told me "no problem, plenty of time". Do I have enough??


    C and D are in fact just two sides of the same concourse. There is no security when making any connection from a domestic flight at IAD as all gates are connected beyond security.


  • Help getting from united terminal to international terminal
    Jun 30, 2013
    How long does it take to get from A United flight to a flight on Brussels Air? I can't find the distance between terminals.


    IAD only has one terminal with 2 concourse piers with lettered concourses A through D. If your United flight is a United Express flight operated on a propeller plane or small regional jet, it will arrive in A and you can walk to where Brussels Airlines operates in concourse B. If you are on a United mainline or large regional jet United Express flight, you will arrive in C or D and have to take a mobile lounge or the Aerotrain to concourse B. Either way, it should take less than 25 minutes.


  • Boston to IAD, transfer to NRT
    Jun 28, 2013
    Lot's of great help here, thanks. I'm taking a flight to NRT (SIN Final) on United. The airline operating the first leg is "Expressjet Airlines". I have 50 minutes to get to the NRT flight. Is this enough time? I called United and they sold me an express check in ticket to go with mine. Do I have to leave security and re-enter for the international leg of this trip? United told me I did. If I don't then this should be easy. From some of these posts, it sounds like I don't. It sounds like I can go from terminal A to B? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!


    No, you do not have to go through security in Washington-Dulles. The agent is wrong. If your flight to Tokyo is on ANA, you can just walk from A to B. If your flight to Tokyo is on United you will have to take the mobile lounge or Aerotrain from A to C or D (no need to go through security).


    Thanks so much for the response! I didn't think he was correct about this. That makes all the difference. I couldn't imagine why United would sell me a ticket with a 50 minute window if there was no chance of making it. This trip is United the whole way.


  • KLM Int'l Arvl Fm AMS To IAD/Connect UA To MCO
    Jun 25, 2013
    Arv IAD on KL651 on Fri 2/14 @ 3:30p. Connect to UA 419 to Orlando leaving 5:10. Is that 1 hr 40 minutes too tight; particularly on a Friday afternoon. Thanks.


    That will be pretty tough, especially if your tickets were bought on separate reservations and you need to re-check your baggage with United at the counter on the departures level.


    Thanks for Reply. Since we arv on KLM Intl'l flight at 3:30p, on Friday afternoon 2/14, we'll switch to a United 5:53 flight to Orlando. Will 2+ hours be ok on a Friday evening AND if we carry our roll-ons on the KLM int'l flight, do we have to go back to the United Ticket area at IAD or can we go directly to the United-to-Orlando gate.


    That should be enough time. When you exit immigration you will be on the non-secure side of the terminal. You will need a boarding pass for an onward flight to go back through security and get to your gate. So you will either have to check-in online with your phone (if you have one that works in the US) or go to the United check-in counter.


    Also, I've found the 5:53 flight you're talking about. Note that it's operated by US Airways and involves a connection in Charlotte - so you'd have to check in with them, not United.


    Yep- my boo boo. It is US Air, not UA. Again, thanks for your timely info.


  • Connecting flight
    Jul 2, 2013
    Arriving UNITED AIRLINES 804 from NRT. Connecting UA 3726 for IND. Which terminal will I be arriving at, and which terminal will I be departing from? Is 1 hour 30 minutes enough to connect? Thanks


    You will arrive in C or D and depart from C or D as well (likely D). You will have plenty of time.


    Thank you very much.


  • 1 hour enough?
    Jun 24, 2013
    I'll be flying from Ottawa, Canada, on UA 3360 and connecting to SK926.Which terminal will I be arriving at, and which terminal will i'll be departing from? Is one hour enough to connect? Thanks


    At Ottawa Airport, go through US customs clearance, saving time on arrival at IAD. United uses A - D gates. SAS uses B gates. On arrival at IAD follow signs 'TO ALL GATES'; go through security checkpoint and look for signs to B gates (for SAS). The Aerotrain connects A - C gates; If arriving at D gates (not served by train) you need to take the shuttle bus to your connecting B gate. One hour will suffice.


    Thanks. How long in advance can we know at which Terminal the United Express flight from Ottawa will be arriving at, or is this to be a surprise depending on how crowded the other UA terminals happen to be then?


    You will only know the concourse beginning the day before the flight but it can change at any time. However, 3360 will likely arrive in A., which will make it easier to connect to SAS in B.


    Thanks again. I greatly appreciate your help. This is the kind of information that is not easy to get. Yves


  • How to get from C24 to B27
    Jun 14, 2013
    Traveling with group arriving at C24 and need to get to B27 at IAD, easiest way


    Take the Aerotrain. Budget about 20 minutes for that connection.


  • Immigration and transit
    Jun 11, 2013
    I will be flying to DFW via IAD and the transit time is just 2 hours. I am a tourist and visiting US for the first time. I would like to know if I arrive into Gate C1 and depart from Gate C6 what is the procedure to be followed.


    The airport has a good description of how this works. Since you will be staying in C you will likely be allowed to clear customs in C. http://www.metwashairports.com/dulles/884.htm


    At IAD, all international arrivals are being transported to the International Arrivals Building at the west end of the main terminal for TSA clearance: you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag where indicated. International arrivals who continue their journey need to take the Mobile Lounge shuttle to the D gates D1-32 of Midfield Concourse building C/D; on arrival at D gates, take the walkway (follow signs) to your connecting C gate C6. 2 hrs should suffice..


    Tujun is incorrect. Follow the instructions on the IAD site.


  • avoiding a tranfer from international to
    Jun 9, 2013
    i will be arriving from Frankfurt to Dulles and have domestic connection. i want to leave the connecting custom area and not take the connecting flight.. how do i do with with checked luggage?? to leave airport in dulles..


    Transfer of your bags depends on your airline, each of which have their own rules. If you purchased & received one ticket for both airlines, or if both airlines belong to the same Alliance, or have code-share agreements, your bags will be automatically transferred to your connecting flight. It is best to visit, after customs clearance, the airline or its handling agent's office in the baggage claim areas to make sure they transfer.


    He means he doesn't want to take the connecting flight he has booked. To do so is quite easy. You will be required to claim your bags in immigration. After you exit customs, simply do not re-check them with your airline.


  • C27 to A3D
    Jun 8, 2013
    What is the best route my 14 year old should navigate from gate C27 to gate A3D within a 30 minute period?


    Follow walkway to concourse C aerotrain station, take aerotrain from C to A, follow signs to gate.


  • from frankfurt connecting to dfw
    Jun 6, 2013
    How do we get through customs at IAD. LH418 to UA1715


    Getting through customs is easy - it's the only place you'll be allowed to go. You'll be arriving in the B concourse and departing from C or D. The airport has a good description of how this works there - http://www.metwashairports.com/dulles/884.htm


  • Outbound connecting international flight
    Jun 5, 2013
    Arriving IAD tomorrow evening 9pm on United, connecting international flight leaves at 10pm on Lufthansa. Any tips on how to get to departing gate quickly?


    If your United flight is mainline or on a large regional jet you will arrive in C/D and have to take the mobile lounger or Aerotrain to B. If you are on a small United Express plane you will arrive in A and can walk to B.


    Thanks so much!


  • Is 2-hour connection time enough?
    Jun 2, 2013
    I will be flying into IAD on NH2, arriving at 10.40am. I will then have to catch UA1269 to Chicago, leaving at 12.38pm. Will there be enough time to catch the flight to Chicago?


    On arrival at IAD via All Nippon Airlines, flight 002, you are being transported to the International Arrivals building at the end of the main terminal for TSA clearance: you go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance and re-check-in your bag where indicated. To get to your connecting midfield concourse A - D (you can walk to A/B gates, but need to take the Aero Train to C gates C1 to 30, or the Mobile Lounge to D gates D1 to 32. NOTE: United uses A,B,C & D gates - but your connecting flight is not yet on the screen. (open http://www.metwashairports.com/dulles/878.htm & click on departures, then on Chicago O'Hare). 2 hrs transfer time is sufficient. Your boarding pass and the overhead screens will indicate on arrival at IAD, which gate you depart from.


    Your flight to Chicago will leave from C/D so you will have to take the Aerotrain or Mobile Lounge over to that concourse.


  • Connecting international flights
    May 31, 2013
    We arrive at IAD at 8:30am and connect with COPA airlines to Panama at 10h27 which is almost 2 hours to make the connection. Will this be enough time? What is the quickest way to make the transfer?


    What airline are you flying in to IAD?


  • Transfers between Concourse B and C/D
    May 28, 2013
    I'm transferring between a domestic UA flight (Concourse C/D) and an ANA international flight (Concourse B). I'll have 1 hour when leaving the US, and 1hr 50 min when entering the US. What's the best way to transfer and will I have enough time? On re-entry, I assume I clear customs at Concourse C? Thanks!


    1. Only international arrivals need to go through customs clearance. 2. As UA & ANA belong to the Star Alliance - your bags will be transferred automatically. 3. to get from Concourse C to Concourse B, take the AeroTrain serving gates C1-30 and B35-79 - follow signs.


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