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  • Connecting SAS from CPH to United to ROC (separate tickets)
    May 9, 2016
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    Father arriving on SAS flight from Copenhagen at 3pm on an ESTA and has to connect to United flight to Rochester departing at 5:05pm. The two flights are not on the same ticket. I'm concerned the time is a bit short so I want to make sure he knows where to go. Does he go through immigration at FIS or IAB? Where does he go after he clears immigration and customs? He has to check a bag with United. Does he have to go to the main terminal again and through security or will he be able to check his back somewhere else? Does it make a difference whether he checks in online before hand, i.e., already has his boarding pass for the United flight? Thank you!

     

    Yes, upon arrival he will be taken to the International Arrivals Building, go through US Immigration, and claim his baggage, then take his bags to the United check-in desk, and go through security and to his departure gate. Yes, checking in beforehand will help. He could also show his United confirmation to the SAS agent in Copenhagen and ask them to tag his bags to ROC. He will still have to claim his bags to go through US Customs, but he can re-check his bags at the re-check desk and if he is checked in online then he can go straight to the security checkpoint.

     

  • Connection Flight (Dubai DXB- IAD - BDL)
    May 9, 2016
    2
    Hi I am on student visa booking a flight from Dubai to Washington on Emirate Airline, 02:20 Dubai DXB – 08:40 Washington IAD and then a separate ticket on United Airline from IAD to Hartford departing on 12:40 approximately 4 hours later. The ticket agent promised to put notes for both airlines to pass my luggage all the way through to Hartford, but in case that doesn't happen, Q1: do I have time to go through US immigration, claim bags and then check in again?. Q2 Will it be different if I book another route that goes from Dubai - Doha- Miami- Hartford but all on same ticket? or is it just a policy in America that where ever you land 1st, I have to go through immigration and customs regardless of one ticket or separate tickets.

     

    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags and go through US Customs, if your bags are tagged to Hartford (BDL) you can then re-check your bags at the re-check desk, otherwise you will have to take them to the United check-in counter. Regardless you will probably have to go to the United counter or kiosk to get your boarding pass to Hartford. Then go through security and to your departure gate. Yes, you always have to go through US Immigration and customs at your entry point to the US, so in the second itinerary you posted, you would go through Immigration and Customs in Miami, which is a MUCH more delay-prone and congested airport than IAD.

     

    Thank you so much for your quick reply, appreciate your help

     

  • Connection From IAD to ACCRA
    May 9, 2016
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    i am flying from Calgary to toronto then to IAD. Then IAD to Accra.I have a layover of 1hr 32 minutes to connect with south african airlines. Do i have enough time to get my luggages and go through US customs then to my departure gate?

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. If everything is on the same reservation then all you have to do in IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, in which case you have enough time.

     

  • 45minute connection at IAD from Las Vegas to London
    May 8, 2016
    1
    Out UA flights were rescheduled and the new flights only allow 45minute to connect. Is this possible?

     

    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in IAD is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both on the C/D concourse.

     

  • Connection Flight (MCO - IAD - JED)
    May 8, 2016
    3
    Would 1 hr and 40 min be enough time to travel to Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) through Dulles from Orlando? Known that the internal flight (MCO to IAD) is united airline, and the international flight (IAD to JED) is saudi airline.

     

    Are both flights on the same reservation or two separate reservations?

     

    They are separate reservations.

     

    Then no, you don't have enough time unless you aren't checking any bags. You need an earlier flight from Orlando.

     

  • Airline Transfer in Dulles
    May 6, 2016
    1
    I am arriving on American Airlines at 10:26am from Charlotte and transferring to an All Nippon flight to Tokyo leaving at 1220pm on a separate ticket. Will I need to retrieve my luggage and go back through security? Will the 2 hours I have be enough time to do this? Thanks!

     

    Yes, you will need to claim your bags and go back through security. You should have just enough time as long as your AA flight is on-time. Having no checked bags would make this a lot easier.

     

  • Nashville to Geneva via Dulles
    May 4, 2016
    1
    I am travelling from Nashville to Geneva via Dulles. Is 1.5 hrs enough of a connection time for this flight? I'm trying to avoid checked baggage, but I may have to. I've only been through Dulles once many years ago and I just remember barely making my flight.

     

    That should be plenty of time. You won't have to do anything with your baggage at IAD on your way to Geneva.

     

  • Ottawa (Canada)-Dulles-Lisbon -
    May 4, 2016
    1
    Would 1 hr 24 min be enough time to make a connection through Dulles for a flight to Lisbon, Portugal? The incoming flight and outgoing flight are both with United Airlines. Thank you

     

    Yes, you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Ottawa. All you have to do in Dulles is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.

     

  • 17 yr old traveling alone
    May 3, 2016
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    I am booking my son on a flight from Denver to Raleigh, connecting through Dulles. How difficult is it to navigate? Flying United with a 1 hr 22 min layover in between flights. Will he have trouble getting from one gate to another?

     

    He has plenty of time. All he has to do is go from his arrival gate to his departure gate, which will likely both be on the C/D concourse.

     

  • Orland to Dublin via Dulles
    May 3, 2016
    1
    Hi, I'm flying in from Orlando to Dulles then onwards to Dublin, I have a connection time of 1hr and 15 min .. will I have enough time to make my connection .. both are with United Airlines

     

    Yes, that is plenty of time. All you have to do in Dulles is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both on the C/D concourse.

     

  • 55 Min Layover from ORD - LIS
    May 2, 2016
    1
    I'm flying to Lisbon via IAD from ORD using UNITED. I have a 55 min connection. Will that be enough? I haven't caught a connection at IAD so I am unfamiliar with the necessary time to get from flight to another. I have the option of flying direct to BRU from ORD with a 2 hour window then to Lisbon as an alternate route.

     

    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in IAD on your way to Lisbon is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both on the C/D concourse.

     

  • Cnw
    May 2, 2016
    2
    Arr. IAD 8:54pm UA4625 HSV Connect UA932 10:00pm to FRA do I have time to connect?

     

    Arriving IAD 8:54pm UA4625 from HSV Departing 10:00pm UA932 to FRA-Do I have enough time to connect?

     

    Yes, if your flight from Huntsville is on-time you have enough time. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If you arrive in concourse A it is connected to concourse C/D where you depart by the Aerotrain.

     

  • International Transfer
    May 2, 2016
    1
    I am fly to Johannesburg from Mexico City via IAD. I am flying United from MEX and SAA to Johannesburg. Should I be able to check my luggage directly to Johannesburg or will I need to collect it and check in again in IAD?

     

    Your bags will be checked through to Johannesburg but at IAD you will have to claim it to go through US Customs then re-check it at the re-check desk.

     

  • Connection time
    Apr 29, 2016
    1
    I'm travelling from ALB to IAD with United and then from IAD to LAX with Virgin America. My flight time from ALB has changed giving me only 50 minutes to make the connection. (I only have hand baggage.) Is this enough time and do I have to check in at a transfer desk in the terminal at IAD?

     

    It is possible. You can check in for your Virgin America flight online before you leave Albany. If you do that then all you have to do at IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • ATL to IAD
    Apr 29, 2016
    1
    I'm coming from ATL to IAD then to London. They are separate flights. Can I check in in ATL for my London flight or will I have to go through security again. (These are not connecting flights- separate tickets)

     

    What airlines are you flying?

     

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