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I have friends coming from Addis Ababa & they will be having a layover in IAD for eight hours. (United Airlines). Are they allowed to leave the airport and come see family members and return at check in time or do they have to stay at the airport during the layover.
Yes, they are allowed to leave the airport. Once they clear US Immigration and Customs they are in the US and free to go where they want. They will also be outside security at that point.
I am taking a flight from London to IAD with United and then on to Bogota with Avianca (all on the same ticket) Will I have to collect my bags at IAD and check in at the Avianca desk for the flight to Bogota or will it all go straight through? I have no seat booked with Avianca so I'm assuming I might have to pick up my bags, clear customs, leave the airport and check in with Avianca. My layover time is around 4 hours so no major rush, just not sure what I'll have to do and United aren't very clear! Any advice would be much appreciated.
Yes, in IAD you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk and go through security and to your departure gate. United may be able to issue you your Avianca boarding pass in London. If it can't you can get it from either the Avianca check-in counter or Avianca gate at IAD.
I'm using Global Entry for the first time - I understand I'll be directed to the kiosks, re-check my bags, and have to clear TSA - is there a Global Entry/TSA Pre line when I go through TSA again? Is it different for UAL at IAD? Thanks!
There is no separate pre-check line at the security checkpoint for connecting passengers in the midfield C/D immigration facility.
Hello! I am traveling to DisneyWorld with my husband and two small children (4 and 2). We will be coming into IAD airport from Pittsburgh on United and will be taking another United flight out to Orlando.
United changed our departure/arrival times from Pittsburgh to arrival at 11:42am at IAD and then departure at 12:35pm from IAD. Will this be sufficient? I am terrified that with little kids who walk slow, and we might not be able to make it to the second flight.
Thank you so much!
Yes, that is enough time if the first flight is on-time.
We are flying into IAD from CPH on SAS. Our itinerary continues with a UA flight, but we were not issued a boarding pass for the UA flight at our origin. They said it had to be obtained at Dulles and our luggage is only checked as far as Dulles. The IAD website indicates that we will be processed through customs in the C concourse, but is that where our luggage will be? If it is only tagged for Dulles and not for our final destination, will it go to IAB? And where will we check in for the UA flight and get boarding passes? Is it possible to do this without going to the United ticket counter in the Main Terminal?
If it is only tagged to IAD then it will go to the IAB and you will have to re-check it at the United check in desk. The IAB is right next to the main terminal.
Hi we have a flight from IAD to Miami at 5:40 pm with AA my friend is coming from Germany it's not a connected flight so she has to go through the immigration and customs and has never been in the USA before. Her flight arrives at 2:50 pm. So that means there are 3 hours in between. Is that enough time?
That should be enough time if her flight arrives on-time.