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  • connection time Mexico city- IAD- YOW
    Oct 28, 2014
    I would be flying from Mexico city to Ottawa, with a 1:45 layover in IAD (from 3:15 pm - 5:00pm) on December 23rd. Both flights are with United, and sold as one itinerary. Considering the high traffic expected at the start of the holidays, is 1:45 enough time to transit through? Final destination being Canada, would I still have to do US customs and immigration, and security in IAD? (I've read for flights to Canada, it can be done upon arrival in Canada, and not in the US). Should I look for a flight with more layover time?


    Upon arrival in IAD you will go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, and re-check your baggage with United at the transfer desk. Then you will go through security and proceed to your departure gate. 1:45 should be enough time for your connection. You will go through Canadian Immigration and Customs when you get to Ottawa.


    And this would probably all be in concourse C or D? Or would my international arrival from Mexico bring me to a completely different area?


    Yes, it should all be in C/D. There's a chance your flight to Ottawa will depart from concourse A. In that case you would take the Aerotrain to concourse A after re-entering C/D after security.


    Thanks for the details!


  • Ottawa to johannesburg via Dulles
    Oct 25, 2014
    I am making connection from ottawa to johannesburgn through Dulles but it is NOT on same reservation. How much time to make connection to SAA without it being too stressful?


    I would leave at least 2 hours, preferably a little more just to be safe.


    Oct 24, 2014
    Landing@ IAD 20:40 and connection takes off at 21:55 is that suffecient for going through immigration control? ( EU cititzin) both flights are United


    You do not go through US Immigration when leaving the US. All you have to do in IAD is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


  • short connection
    Oct 23, 2014
    i am flying in from ottawa to dulles and have 1 hour and 10 min as layover time to connect to my flight to Bahrain. Will i have to reclaim my bag and go through US customs? what is the procedure? will i have enough time?..i am landing at 8:45 pm


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Ottawa. Your arrival into IAD will be like a domestic flight. All you have to do in IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If you arrive in concourse A, it is connected to concourse C or D where your flight to Bahrain will depart by the mobile lounge and Aerotrain. You have enough time.


  • MCT Int-Dom and Dom-Int
    Oct 23, 2014
    can you help me with the MCT for Internatioal-domestic and vv? arriving UA at IAD and fly to BOS with UA/Mesa 2 hours later. on the way back I have 1h40. Is it enough?


    route is : BRU-IAD-BOS and BOS-IAD-BRU


    Both ways you should have plenty of time


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