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  • Is 1.5hr Transfer Time sufficient connecting CUN to LHR
    Feb 12, 2017
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    My airline has changed my flights and is now offering flights from Cancun to London Heathrow via Dulles airport. The flights that have been offered allow 1.5hr between arrival and takeoff at Dulles. We will have checked and hand luggage and both flights are operated by United Airlines. Will 1.5hrs be enough time and will we need to go through customs???

     

    Yes, that is enough time if everything goes smoothly. 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.

     

    Actually, you don't have to re-check your bags at the re-check desk. There's a bag drop where you'll take your bags to. Waiting for your bags to arrive at customs and getting through a long customs line can be time consuming, but the bag drop takes 5 seconds. You'll have to go through security again (pain in the rear). I agree that 90 minutes should be sufficient if everything goes without a hitch. But if you get a 1 hour immigration line, then start to pray.

     

  • Connecting from YOW to MCO with 1 hour layover
    Jan 28, 2017
    1
    Headed to Orlando from Ottawa, on a golf trip, with a 1hour layover at IAD. Just wondering if it'll be enough time and if I have to claim my checked baggage (golf clubs) and recheck it between flights? I'm flying United for both legs and will pre-clear customs in Ottawa.

     

    You don't have to claim your bags in Washington DC if it's all one reservation.

     

  • international connection
    Jan 28, 2017
    1
    I booked a flight for my girlfriend from SEA to IAD (UA) and then onto Toronto (YYZ) with Air Canada. She has a 41 min layover in IAD - is this enough time? Will she need to go through security? She needs to get to a wedding!

     

    If both flights are on the same reservation all she has to do is go from her arrival gate to her departure gate. She has just enough time.

     

  • Domestic connection from international
    Jan 27, 2017
    1
    Folks, on Sunday March 5 will get IAD from Munich at 7.40 pm (LH414). have connecting flight to ATL at 10 pm. Guess it's enough time if things go smooth. However, shall I clear immigration in IAD and pass again through security at domestic terminal or is that possible to go from one gate to another inside security area? Will have carry on only, no checked baggage. THX

     

    You will go to the International Arrivals Building, go through US Immigration, go through US Customs, and go through security to your departure gate.

     

  • Anyplace to store a coat at Dulles?
    Jan 25, 2017
    0
    In February we will travel through Dulles on the way to the South Pacific. Will probably be wearing a coat that I do not want to lug to Tahiti. Any storage options available at Dulles? TY!!

     

  • Anyplace to store a coat at Dulles?
    Jan 25, 2017
    0
    In February we will travel through Dulles on the way to the South Pacific. Will probably be wearing a coat that I do not want to lug to Tahiti. Any storage options available at Dulles? TY!!

     

  • Domestic to International
    Jan 21, 2017
    1
    My return journey from Orlando MCO to London with a 1 hour stop at IAD. I am flying with United for both flights. Is this enough time? Its a late evening flight. As its the same airline will I have to reclaim my luggage and check in whilst at IAD or is it a simple go from arrivals to my departure area?

     

    That is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Connection time only 1 hour 20 minutes
    Jan 21, 2017
    1
    I am flying in from Narita (UA 804) arriving IAD 3:40pm. Worried about going thru immigration/US Custom with one checked bag (I am a US citizen, not sure it this will speed up?), re-echeck in and take the shuttle to my connecting flight back to Philadelphia in D gate at 5pm. Is the connection time of 1 hour 20 minutes enough?

     

    Being a US Citizen does speed up immigration. You have enough time if the flight from Tokyo is on-time.

     

  • ams-iad-den
    Jan 21, 2017
    1
    July 11, arriving from AMS with UA at 2.35 pm, on to Den with UA departure 4.08 pm. Checked luggage and visiting so will need to go thru immigration. Also have asked for wheelchair assistance due to mobility issues. Will we have enough time?

     

    That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • 1 hour 15 min layover - From London Heathrow to Syracuse through IAD
    Jan 21, 2017
    2
    Is a 1 hour and 15-minute layover through IAD arriving from London enough time? It is a United flight

     

    *Meant to add that I will not have a checked bag and have Mobile Passport

     

    That's very difficult but not impossible if everything goes perfectly, especially with no checked bags.

     

  • Connection time 2 hours 15 minutes
    Jan 17, 2017
    1
    I am flying from Dublin to Dulles and then onto Las Vegas McCarran with United Airlines. Is 2 hours 15 minutes sufficient connection time?

     

    Yes, that is plenty of time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin so all you have to do at IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Clearing customs at IAD
    Jan 16, 2017
    1
    On Mon, May 1, I'm set to arrive on a UA flight from Paris at 2:50 pm. My flight to Denver is also UA, leaving at 4:15 (total layover is 1 hour 25 min).Is this enough time to clear customs? I will likely have 1 checked bag. I am a US citizen.

     

    That's just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Minimum connection time
    Jan 16, 2017
    1
    Hi, I am travelling from Toronto (YYZ) to Kigali (KGL) transiting through Washington (IAD) we arrive IAD on an air Canada flight 09:15 and depart on an Ethiopian airlines flight at 10:00 will 45minutes be enough time? We are not US citizens. Thank you

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Toronto. however, that is still barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.

     

  • Connecting with a wheelchair
    Jan 14, 2017
    1
    My original flight With United from DTW to Newark -Belfast Ireland on Feb 15th was cancelled so they rebooked me through IAD. The connecting time is 2 hours and I am traveling with my special needs daughter who is in her wheelchair. Connecting time on return is 1.5 hours. I'm very concerned that this is not enough time either way for my to navigate this airport pushing a wheelchair.

     

    That is plenty of time on the way to Europe. On the way back it's a bit more difficult.

     

  • terminal A to C
    Jan 14, 2017
    1
    I land in terminal A and depart terminal C. The connection time is 53 minutes. Provided my initial flight is on time, is 53 minutes adequate to make the next flight? Do I have to pass through security?

     

    A and C are just concourses not terminals and they are connected inside security. If your first flight is domestic that is enough time.

     

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