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  • Transfer time between flights
    Jan 15, 2016
    Hi, we're looking at looking at booking through tickets from London Uk to Orlando FL, coming into IAD to transfer planes . We would land 1 hour 35 mins before our flight to Orlando - is that enough time and would our hold bags be transferred for us? Coming back again Air Canada from Orlando with 53 minutes before the next plane leaves for Uk. I've never changed planes and just wondered if this is enough time if we move fast? Thanks very much.


    Please note that these flights will be operated by United, not Air Canada. In both cases that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly. On the way to Orlando, at IAD you will arrive in the C/D concourse, 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, all in the C/D concourse. On your way back to London all you have to do in IAD is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in the C/D concourse.


    Thanks very much for your speedy and helpful reply!


  • Domestic flight connecting to International Flight
    Jan 14, 2016
    Hi! My flight from Norfolk to IAD will lands at 7:15AM and then I will have to catch a flight to Dubai. Flight departs at 10:15AM. Will I have enough time to do all necessary things like checking out from United, getting my checked bags, immigration, security check and again checking in to Emirates with all my bags? Once I arrived in IAD where should I go? Responses will be highly appreciated.


    Yes, 3 hours should be enough time. You do not have to go through US Immigration when leaving the US. When you arrive you will just follow signs to the baggage claim, claim your bags, go up to the departure level, re-check your bags with Emirates, then go through security and take the AeroTrain to your departure gate.


    Thank you very much, ZAP!


  • domestic to international
    Jan 13, 2016
    Hello! From okc->iAd->ams-> to Vienna. I have a 2 hr layover when I arrive at iAd until we leave for ams. What would I need to do go through immigration? Sufficient time? Thanks for your help


    There is no US Immigration when leaving the US. If both flights are on the same reservation all you have to do in IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


    Another thing: will I have my passport checked in Okc before departing. We are not checking bags in. So I assume I can just print off my boarding passes. First time flying internationally so a little confuse. Than you


  • Domestic-int connection
    Jan 12, 2016
    Looking at a flight coming in on AA at 8:50am and leaving on Emirates at 10:55am later this year. It is likely we would have checked bags. Is this enough time?


    It's barely enough time if your AA flight is on-time and your bags come out quickly.


  • From Cle connecting at IAD to LHR
    Jan 12, 2016
    CLE-IAD-LHR. Is 1 hour and 5 mins enough time to transfer at IAD, all flghts through United. Are all United flights concourse C/D?


    Some United Express flights use concourse A. Even if you arrive in A you should have enough time.


    Thanks so much!


  • 50 mins lay-over, it is enough
    Jan 11, 2016
    Hi, I will being flying to Frankfurt through IAD. I have 50 minutes to disembark from the inward flight from new orleans onto the onward flight to frankfurt. Is this enough time? I am young and can move fast but there may be matters beyond my control like immigration and customs. Advice will be very much appreciated.


    No, the Minimum international to domestic connection time at IAD is 90 minutes and I recommend 2 hours. You need to contact whoever booked your ticket and be rebooked.


    Sorry, disregard that post, I thought you were coming FROM Frankfurt. There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do at IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate on your way to Frankfurt. You should have enough time.


    Thank you boss... cheers


  • Frankfurt IAD Ohare
    Jan 7, 2016
    Hi, my cousin is flying from frankfurt to IAD and has a next day connecting flight to chicago . As he got some time, can he come out with/without luggage after immigration.


    He will have to claim his luggage to go through US Customs and will have to keep it overnight and re-check it in the morning.


  • Check-out and Check in Time IAD to DXB
    Jan 6, 2016
    My flight to IAD by United will land at 7:17AM and my separately ticketed flight by Emirates to Dubai will fly at 10:15 AM. Will there be enough time for me? Considering that I need to check out my bags at United and again check it in Emirates, and consider that gate to Dubai will close 20 before departure? Will I be going to immigration and security check again? Responses will be highly appreciated. Thank you


    That should be enough time. There is no US Immigration when departing the US but you will have to go through security after you re-check your bags with Emirates.


  • Connection from Frankfurt
    Jan 5, 2016
    Hi, my mom who barely speaks any English is coming to Toronto from Frankfurt with a stop in Dulles to change airlines. I am worried if she will go through immigration, if she is travelling on an Albanian passport with a Canadian permanent residency card, will they let her go through to get to the flight for Toronto? The transit time is only 1.30 hrs. Any advise would help. Is there any number I can call to clarify? Also what are of the terminal would she be arriving and where would she be going to get to Toronto? Thank you


    They won't let her board the flight to Washington DC without a US Transit Visa. Dulles only has one Terminal.


  • Terminal layout and connecting flight
    Jan 5, 2016
    Hello, my parents are flying to Frankfurt from Charlotte, NC connecting at IAD on the 7th arriving around 8:49 pm departing Dulles at 10 pm. Tickets are by Lufthansa but operated by UA. Theyre older and speak very little English. I wanted to know if anyone knows the airport layout and if they'd have to change concourses or use Aerotrain...I am basically trying to map thier steps to avoid delays and frustration. I believe they have a good amount of time especially since thier luggage should transfer automatically. Any info is appreciated.


    They probably will not need to change concourses. They will probably arrive in C/D and will definitely depart from C/D. They should have plenty of time.


  • Query re international connecting flight into IAD
    Jan 3, 2015
    Hi, I'm coming into IAD from London on a BA flight arriving at 15:40pm. I will not be checking any bags. Will I have enough time to clear customs and board a United flight to Charleston leaving at 17:15, i.e. in just under 1.5 hours? Thank you in advance for any advice.


    That is possible but risky. Check in online for your United flight before leaving London, then you will have to hurry to immigration and customs and through security and to your departure gate.


  • orlando to copenhagen
    Jan 2, 2015
    im travelling Orlando to dulles and from there to cöpenhagen. i wonder if 1h is enough in dulles to get international flight? do i need to clear security check again in dulles?


    In Dulles all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. They will be on different concourses.


  • Orlando to London
    Jan 2, 2015
    We are currently booked to come into Dulles from Orlando with a 59 minute change to connect to a flight to London Heathrow. Do you think that this will be enough time to make the connection? Comments/thoughts would be appreciated.


    Yes if both flights are on United that is enough time. All you have to do in Washington is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate both on the C/D concourse.


  • Flight connection between IAD (from singapore) to CVG
    Dec 31, 2015
    Happy new year everyone, I will arrive to Washington IAD airport at 15:20, and my connecting flight to Cincinnati CVG airport is 17:05. Will I be able to clear the custom check/ immigration in time? Thanks and have a great new year !


    If both flights are on United that is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Connection to Emirates
    Dec 29, 2015
    Traveling from cvg United 3371 departs 1/3/16 600 am arrives IAD 7:26. To Emirates 0232 departs to Dubai 10:15. Where is terminal from my United flight to Emirate flight? No checked bag, just a carry on. Do I go through security again? Thanks!!


    IAD only has one terminal. Your flight from CVG will arrive in concourse A, C, or D, and your flight to Dubai will depart from concourse B. Without checked bags you should have plenty of time. You can go directly to your Emirates departure gate. If necessary, get your boarding pass from the gate counter.


    Thank you!


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