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  • fastest way to get from D29 to C1
    Dec 17, 2015
    is it faster to walk from D29 or take the mobile lounges or some other way? Im not familar with IAD Ive just looke at a map and have a tight intl connection. thanks!


    D29 and C1 are in the same building - you can't take the mobile lounge. You walk. It doesn't take that long, maybe 5-10 minutes.


  • 50 minutes connection between two United Airlines flight
    Jan 2, 2015
    I'm landing at IAD from Montréal at 4:35PM, and I have a connection 50min later at 5:25PM for Paris. The two flights being with United Airlines, how can I be sure that I get my plane? I have just one luggage in baggage hold, do I have to get it and re-check it? Thanks for your answer


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. You don't have to do anything with your baggage at IAD. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If your flight from Montreal is on-time you have enough time.


    My flight was late but it took me 15min (at a good running pace) to go from one gate to the other so I got my other departing plane. Also, I paid an extra to not have any "gated" luggage to pick up when I left the plane. Thanks a lot, ZAP!


  • Punta Cana to Munich via IAD
    Dec 15, 2015
    we fly from Punta Cana with United Airlines via Washington IAD to Munich. The flight to Munich is with Lufthansa. Both tickets are on the same reservation Our Connection time at IAD is 1.35. Do we have to go through customs or Immigration and do we have to re-check our bags in iWashington? Do we have enough time?


    Yes, in Washington 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. You should have enough time.


  • AddisAbaba-->SeaTac
    Dec 14, 2015
    I am planning to move to SeaTac. ETAirlines will land at Washington Dulles for connecting with United Airlines. What are the steps that I must pass through in Washington Dulles international airport (IAD)?


    You will arrive and be taken by shuttle to the International arrivals building where you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags and go through US Customs. If all your tickets are on the same reservation and your bags are tagged through to SEA you can then re-check them at the re-check desk, otherwise you will have to take them up to the departures level and check them at the United check-in desk, then you will go through security and to your departure gate in the C or D concourse using the mobile lounge shuttle or Aerotrain. I recommend 2 hours if everything is on the same reservation and 3 hours if purchasing two separate tickets.


  • San Salvador - Washington, short connection to San Juan
    Dec 12, 2015
    Hi. I'm planning on flying on a Friday evening flight from San Salvador to Washington with Avianca arriving 8.10pm; I would then need to connect with a United flight from Washington to San Juan (SJU) at 10.00pm. Is 1hr 50mins enough time to make this connection bearing in mind I'm switching from Avianca to United at Washington? Thanks!


    If both tickets are on the same reservation that should be enough time.


  • separate tickets, domestic to international connection IAD
    Dec 10, 2015
    i will reach IAD from pittsburg at 9 pm. Then, I have a SEPARATE ticket, leaving IAD to London at 10 pm. I am NOT checking in bags. When I land, can I simply get off my plane and walk to my London flight's gate at IAD within an hour if I have checked in online and have my boarding pass on my phone? If so, where is my passport checked and verified for the international flight?


    Yes, if you don't have checked bags and already have your boarding pass you can go directly to your departure gate. There is no US Customs or Immigration when leaving the US. Your airline has your passport details and transmits them to the immigration authorities to tell them you left the country. You show your passport to the airline agent when boarding the plane. An hour should be enough time if your flight from Pittsburgh is on-time.


  • Connection from London to Orlando
    Nov 24, 2015
    Hi, We are looking at making an indirect flight f rom Heathrow to Orlando via Dulles in August. The United Airliens flight lands at 10:50 and the next (UA) flight leaves at 12:30. Will we have enough time to get our luggage and go through customs to make the check in on the next flight? Thanks


    Yes, that is just about enough time.


    Thank you, but 'just about' doesn't fill me with reassurance. If I miss they flight are there many more flights to Orlando later ? And will I be charged to get my family on the next one? Thank you


    Yes, there are later flights to Orlando and you won't be charged to be put on one if you miss your connection due to your flight from London arriving late. However, the next flight isn't until 5:10 PM.


    Thank you


  • Transferring Flights
    Nov 23, 2015
    We are landing in IAD from ManchesterUK with around 2 Hrs between flights. We are connecting to Indianapolis. Do we have to go through security, collect backs, re check bags then depart?


    You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and go to your departure gate. Everything should be in the United facility in the C/D concourse, but there's a small chance you'll have to take a shuttle to concourse A for your flight to Indianapolis. You should have enough time.


  • Mont to IAD to Costa Rica
    Nov 19, 2015
    We are flying from Montreal to Costa Rica with a 1 hr layover at IAD. Will we just say in the international terminal with no additional security or will we need to do the check in check out process all over again. Is 1hr enough time in your opinion?


    IAD does not have an "international terminal". You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Montreal. At IAD all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time as long as your flight from Montreal is on-time and all flights are on the same reservation.


  • Connect to Boston
    Nov 18, 2015
    I have an itinerary offered by United with a 45 minute domestic connection from Ethiopian Air (arriving from ADDIS ABABA with fuel stop in Dublin. Do us bound pax on the inbound flight go thru USA entry in Dublin? Seems the only way the connection is possible.


    It is erroneous. The Ethiopian flight does not do pre-clearance in Dublin so that connection would be not possible. The United website probably assumes it does however (because all other flights from Dublin to the US do) and that is why it is selling that connection as possible when it is not.


    Thank you, but I wonder that United operating these flights daily would offer such an itinerary directly to me on their own reservations site.


    Remember that the Ethiopian flight is not operated by United and that the IT people don't have the ability to check every single offered connection to make sure it is valid - there are literally millions of possible connections.


  • Time for connection
    Nov 17, 2015
    I'm flying United from Brasil to Aruba with a connecting flight in Washington DC airport. I have 1 1/2 hour lay over. Will I be ok? Do I need to go through customs and immigration there, or can I do thise procedures in Aruba?


    at IAD 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 to your departure gate. All of this will be in the C/D concourse. You should have enough time.


  • help with my connection
    Nov 17, 2015
    is 50 minutes between landing and take off enough time to change gates for United flights in IAD? the outbound flight is international and states we should check in 30 minutes ahead of take off. Our inbound flight to IAD is the first morning flight of the day. I would hope it would be on time. Weather looks OK as well.


    That should be enough time. All gates in Dulles are connected inside security and you will be checked in for both flights at your origin. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connection
    Nov 17, 2015
    Just booked London heathrow to Orlando Easter Weekend 2016 via Expedia with United Airlines we have a connection at Washington IAD arriving IAD 20.50, connecting flight leaves at 22.00 giving us just an hour and 20 minutes! will this be enough time to get through customs collect baggage and be on time for check in?? And if we miss our connection will United Airlines cover cost of changing flight?


    It's possible because you're arriving in IAD so late in the evening, but it does leave little time to spare if the inbound flight is delayed. If you miss your connection they will rebook you on the next flight but it will not be until the next day.


    Thank you. Will our luggage be forwarded to the domestic flight as the flights are one purchase? or will we have to collect baggage and check it in again? This obviously affects our timescale, bit worried as don't want to be in airport overnight!


    You will claim your baggage, take it through US Customs, and immediately re-check it at the re-check desk right after.


  • Connection
    Nov 16, 2015
    I have 40 minutes between flights in IAD arrive from Jacksonville and depart to Dubai United airlines both legs. Same terminal? Will I make it?


    IAD only has one terminal. Both flights should be on the C/D concourse. You should have enough time if your flight from Jacksonville is on-time, but it leaves little time to spare in case of a delay.


  • Incoming connection time
    Nov 13, 2015
    My wife and I are US citizens and will be flying into Dulles on Nov. 23 at 3:25 pm on United and departing at 5:05 pm to Mexico City on United (same ticket). Has United allowed enough time to make the connection? Do through international passengers leave security or go through customs at Dulles? If so do they make any allowances for passengers with short connection time? Thanks for your help!


    Where are you flying into Dulles from?


    Sorry - we are coming in from Munich, Germany.


    So , yes, you will arrive in the C/D concourse and go to United's immigration facility there, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk and go through a dedicated security line, after which you will still be in the C/D concourse where your departure gate to Mexico City will be. You should have enough time as long as your flight from Munich is on-time.


    Thanks so much Zap!


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