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  • connection flight Washington to London
    Nov 4, 2015
    Hi, I am flying from Raleigh to Washington and have 1h18min before I continue my trip to London. Will that be enough? Thanks


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, assuming both flights are on United/United Express.


    on my tickets is says that both flights are with Lufthansa, operated by United Airlines. So that should be fine then?


    Yes, all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which will both likely be on the C/D Concourse.


  • Connection from International Flight to Domestic
    Nov 4, 2015
    Hi I will be landing on IAD airport from Amsterdam on 20th Jan 03:45PM(operated by KLM). I need to catch a flight at 5:00 PM operated by Sun Air Express. Would the transit time enough?


    I do not think that is enough time unless you plan on not checking bags. The minimum international to domestic connection time at IAD is 90 minutes.


    Nov 2, 2015
    Hello, we are flying from Oslo to London, then to Washington and finally to Mexico City on the 20th of december. We have 1 hour and 30 minutes in Washington to make the connection to our final flight, is this enough time?


    That is barely enough time if all flights are on the same reservation. What airlines are you flying?


  • Transfer from domestic to international departure
    Nov 2, 2015
    Hi I have a flight connection to Dubai at 10:15 am , and I am travelling from JAX to IAD is 9:05 am . Do I have sufficient time to catch the flight by 10:15 am at international gates. there is no connection between these two tickets.


    Will you have checked bags? If both flights are on United you can have both boarding passes issued before you leave Jacksonville. If so then all you have to do in IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate and you should have enough time.


  • japan
    Oct 30, 2015
    I have a connecting flight from den to nrt and coming from iad united has given us a 45 min connection is that enough time to make the flight to nrt


    Yes. If I am interpreting it correctly you are flying IAD-DEN-NRT. All you have to do in DEN is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate both on Concourse B.


    Thank you for that information feel better now


  • Connection to Cancun
    Oct 30, 2015
    I'm a french citizen flying from Dakar (West Africa) to Cancun with South Africa Airline and have a Layover of 2h30 and then continue to Cancun with United Airlines. Can I check my luggages directly to Cancun or do I have to pick them up in Dulles and recheck with UA ?


    In IAD you will arrive in the International Arrivals building, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and take the AeroTrain or Mobile lounge to the C or D concourse where you will depart.


  • Confused with process
    Oct 22, 2015
    Hi on Sunday I'm flying from London to IAD with a connection onwards to Tampa with a layover of 1hr30 I booked both flights together as a fixed price with United and both flights are with them,what's the process I have to do and go through as I've never done a connecting flight?is my layover time enough?bit confused thankyou


    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, then go through security and to your departure gate, also in the C/D concourse. You should have enough time as long as your flight from London is on-time.


    Okay thankyou this is a big help, so my luggage doesn't get handled itself and put onto my next flight, I have to pick it up instead?


    Yes, you have to pick it up in order to go through US Customs, then you can immediately drop it back off at the re-check desk right afterwards.


  • Connect time long enough?
    Oct 21, 2015
    I am arriving, with United, from Brussels and need to continue to Denver with 1h26minutes connect time. Is this enough?


    It's possible, but a little risky. it's 4 minutes shorter than the recommended international to domestic connection time.


  • Layover and connecting flights
    Oct 18, 2015
    We are 11 people who will be travelling together from Ottawa to Washington with a 56 minutes layover before our connecting flight from Washington to San Franscico. Will 56 minutes be enough time to make our connection? Also, if we go through customs in Ottawa do we need to go through customs again in Washington?


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


  • Is the lay-over enough?
    Oct 18, 2015
    I will traveling from Cleveland to Frankfurt via Lufthansa / United Airlines Leave Cleveland at 14.45 arrive at Washington Dulles at 16.10 Flight from Washington to Frankfurt is at 17.15. Is this enough time to catch my next flight? My baggage will be checked directly to FFT. Thanks


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. All you have to do in IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Transfer time IAD
    Jan 11, 2015
    I am arrivng from Copenhagen on SK925 on 3.15PM and need to continue to Miami with AA1137 at 5.19PM - leaving me with 2 hrs. Is this enough? Thanks for any feedback :-)


    Did you purchase your tickets together or separately? If together that should be plenty of time. If separately you will have to hurry and hope your flight is on-time. If separately, after you clear customs you will have to take your baggage to the AA ticket counter and check it to Miami (and pay a checked bag fee).


  • Transfer from IAD to Paris
    Jan 9, 2015
    I am flying from Chicago to Washington D.C., and I have a layover of 51 minutes for my next flight from IAD to Paris. Will I have to get my bags, and recheck it in and go through customs? If so, will I have enough time with a 51 min layover? My cousin is meeting me in IAD will she be able to hold the plane till I get there?


    If both flights are on United you just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You do not go through US Customs when leaving the US. You have enough time. No your cousin doesn't have authority to hold your flight if you are late.


    Yes, both flights are on United. That is a relief! And I won't have to recheck my bags since its going from domestic to international?


    No, you don't have to recheck your bags.


  • Short transfer from Europe
    Jan 9, 2015
    I'm coming in to IAD on Monday on SK925 arriving 15:15 and transfering to SK3931 to Detroit leaving at 17:20. Will I need to go through IAB or through the Immigration control in C terminal? Will I have enough time to make my connection?Any help is greatly appreciated.


    You will go through US Immigration in the IAB. You have enough time for your connection. You will depart from concourse A. So after you go through security you can take the Aerotrain directly there.


  • Transfer
    Jan 4, 2015
    Do you have to go through security when transferring between the c and d terminal at Dulles?


    No, concourses C and D are just two sides of the same building.


  • Coming from Dubai on way to Toronto
    Jan 4, 2015
    Arrive from Dxb via UA 977 and have to connect to Toronto via UA 5093 Layover was though 1hr05 min. But incoming is delayed by more than an hour. SO what are the options please


    Assuming you don't make the connection, ask to be rebooked on the next flight to Toronto. There is one at 12:28 PM, but it is full. You can try to be rebooked to Toronto connecting in Chicago or Newark or maybe they can transfer you to DC-Reagan airport and book you on another airline there. There is also a 5:05 PM IAD-YYZ flight but it also appears to be full.


    Thanks for this quick reply. Would UA provide staying facility till thy sort our connection to Toronto


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