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  • Connection in IAD 2hours - International Flights and Luggage
    Feb 24, 2016
    I fly with United from Geneva to IAD and then I have a connection for Mexico City. Is the 2:15 layover sufficient? Do I need to check in my luggage again? Thanks


    Yes, that should be enough time. Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate.


  • International Arrival - Pet Relief Areas
    Feb 24, 2016
    Hi, First time flying into Dulles Airport. Flying international via Copa Airlines. Any ideas as to what concourse I would be arriving at, and if there are any nearby pet relief areas before clearing customs? Many Thanks :)


    You will arrive in concourse B and be transported to the International Arrivals Building. I really doubt there will be a pet relief area.


    Thanks :)


  • Ottawa to SFO connection
    Feb 23, 2016
    Flight from Ottawa arrives at concourse A; flight to SFO departs from concourse C with a 47 min connection time. Both legs of the trip are with United. I also only have carry-on and no checked bags. Is 47 min enough to get from concourse A to C? What is the quickest way (I don't mind walking/running). Thanks


    The quickest way from A to C is the Aerotrain. Run and you can make it as long as the ottawa flight is on-time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Ottawa.


  • IS the time enough?
    Feb 23, 2016
    I am travelling from Columbia (CAE) airport with a united flight. My flight will reach ther at 4:33 PM and my next connecting United flight for Zurich at 5:45 PM. Effectively I have 1 hour 32 Mins (assuming that clolumbia flight will be on time). Is the time sufficient for me?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. If you arrive in concourse A, you can go to concourse C or Do where your flight to Zurich departs using the AeroTrain or Mobile Lounge.


  • same as last question
    Mar 17, 2016
    I have the same problem but, will my checked luggage go there? Also will the connecting flights signs take me there or should I know where to go from a map? Thank you so much! And thank you to whomever wrote this question!


    I should add that it is all on United so I should be in the same terminal (C).


  • Connecting- where to go
    Feb 23, 2016
    Hi, I'm flying from Paris to IAD with a connection of 2 hours and then a connecting flight to Charlotte, NC at 5:00. I know that it's enough time, however I am confused because I will have checked bags and have to go through immigration but will it be in the International Immigrations Building or the Federal Inspections Building in Terminal C.?


    if you are flying United you will go through US Immigration and customs in Concourse C.


    I have the same problem but, will my checked luggage go there? Also will the connecting flights signs take me there or should I know where to go from a map? Thank you so much! And thank you to whomever wrote this question!


    Yes, if you are connecting your baggage will be at the baggage claim in Concourse C immigration. There will be signs showing you where to go. No maps show the Concourse C immigration facility for some reason.


  • From international to international
    Feb 22, 2016
    I pre-clear customs in Ottawa, and arrive IAD 16h21 on United. I think at Gates A. On a separate ticket for SAA 210 departing at 17h40. I think Gates B. Is there enough time? I can travel with only carry-on baggage.


    With carry-ons only this should be possible if the Ottawa flight is on-time. It wouldn't be possible with checked bags.


  • Time to make connecting flight?
    Feb 22, 2016
    Hi, Im flying from Manchester (UK) to Seattle with Lufthansa on April 30th, and changing at IAD where I have about 1 hour to catch my connecting flight. Do I need to collect my backage and re-check it in? And do I need to change terminals? Thanks in advance.


    1 hour is not a legal International to domestic connection time at IAD. You need to contact whoever booked that ticket and request a different connection.


    Thanks for responding. It's 1hr 10 minutes to make the connection, but I shall contact Lufthansa re changing my domestic flight.


    Note that both flights are operated by United and that's why they probably don't know the correct minimums at IAD.


    Just to be clear, what is the minimum time allowed for connecting flights? Thanks again.


    90 minutes


  • Domestic to International
    Feb 21, 2016
    Hi I am looking at getting a flight from RDU that leaves at 10:14 am with an 11:19 am arrival into IAD. From there I will be traveling to Beijing PEK airport. I am worried because there is only 1 hour and six minutes between the flight. Is that enough time? Or more importantly is it common for flights from RDU to IAD to be delayed?


    IAD is not a delay prone airport. You should have plenty of time. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both on the C/D concourse.


  • international to domestic
    Feb 21, 2016
    We will be flying home from Vienna in late March. Flight from vie to iAd with Austrian airlines. Then flight from iAd to okc with United airlines. We have 1 hour and 50 min is that enough time?What is the procedure coming from international to domestic? Can you provide step by step process? Thanks


    You will arrive in the B gates and be transferred to the International Arrivals Building where you will 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 your departure gate in A, C, or D. you have enough time.


  • From D to B
    Feb 19, 2016
    Hi I am coming from Denver to terminal D and have to get a plane in terminal B 55 minutes later is that even possible?


    D and B are just concourses, not Terminals. They are connected inside security by the mobile lounge. Yes, it is possible.


  • Terminal Change ?
    Feb 17, 2016
    I am flying into IAD from Cleveland on my way to Dublin Ireland in March, I have one hr and 30 minutes, is that enough time between flights and will I have to change terminals ? Thank you.


    IAD only has one terminal. If both flights are on United all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both on C/D concourse.


    Yes both are on United, thank you !


  • transfer time
    Feb 17, 2016
    I clear US customs in ottawa YOW and change planes in Dulles for flight on to IAH and Guadalajara Mex. Will 1 hour 7minutes be enough time for the transfer in IAD for the flight on to Houston. All flights United


    Yes, that should be enough time even if you arrive in concourse A. A is connected to C/D where you depart by the AeroTrain and mobile lounge.


    Feb 16, 2016
    Hi, i booked a fly on saturday 10 June 2016. I will come from Indianapolis to Vienna. First Fligt with Mesa Airlines and then with Austrian Airlines so i have only one hours of connection. Do you think it will be enough time? Thank you .


    If your flight from Indianapolis is on-time that should be enough time. All concourses are connected inside security by the Aerotrain and mobile lounge.


  • Connection flight from Domestic to International
    Feb 15, 2016
    Hi, I will be traveling from Denver to IAD airport on the 11 of March this year. However, I have a connection flight from IAD to Zurich with only 54 minutes layover. My question is do I need to get my luggage an then do check in again for my flight to Zurich and is 54 minutes enough?


    No, you don't have to do anything with your baggage as long as both tickets are on the same reservation. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


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