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  • Enough time for connections?
    Jun 22, 2014
    4
    Flying in to IAD from Charleston, SC at 11:40. My flight departs for Tokyo at 12:25... 45 minutes to board for an international flight? All flights are United. Thanks! Freaking out as change fee is $750 and leaving on red eye from CHS

     

    Most likely, you will arrive at IAD's Midfield Concourse C/D, at C or D gates, & depart from either Z or H gates of the Main Terminal. Your boarding pass, as well as the overhead screens on arrival at IAD, should indicate flight & gate number. While the Aerotrain runs its continuous loop between the Main Terminal and Concourses A through C - C gates C1-30 & D gates D1-32 are connected by a walkway. Hurry! For more details, I suggest you open www.ifly.com/iad, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

    please ignore SUJUN's Nonsensical and incorrect "advice". You will arrive on A, C, or D. and depart from C or D. A and C/D are connected by the aerotrain and mobile lounge inside security. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time but you will have to hurry.

     

    Thanks! I won't have to go thru a recheck with security? I planned to run anyways but was worried about going into another security screening since I was boarding an international flight. I have never flown through Dulles or not had a straight flight (ATL-FRA) where I haven't had to worry about it before. Thanks again!

     

    No, you do not have to do anything with your baggage or go through security in IAD.

     

  • International connection
    Jun 16, 2014
    0
    I booked a third party ticket from Dublin to Bogota via Heathrow and IAD. Virgin flight lands in iAd at 2.50pm this Thursday 19th June. Avianca flight departs 4.36pm. I am a UK citizen. I will not have any baggage and will check in for the avianca flight in advance. Do you think the 1h4min gap is sufficient to make the connection ?

     

  • time to make an international connection
    Jun 15, 2014
    0
    I am flying into Dulles from Charlotte NC and then going on to Zurich. Both flights are on united. I have one hour 45 minutes to make my connection. Is this enough time? Do I have to go through security again? Thanks

     

  • Gate Connection Info?
    Jun 14, 2014
    0
    My flight from GRR arrives at 4:10 Pm at gate A3.. Can you tell me which gate flight UA5704 leaves from at 4:50 my group of 4 would like to plan our fast 40 minute rounte in the airport.

     

  • Cancun Arrival - Copenhagen Departure.
    Jun 20, 2014
    1
    Hi All, I'm planning a trip, where I will be arriving from Cancun and departing for Copenhagen, Denmark. I would however only have 55 min. (according to flight plans) to connect... would this be too tight? As I am going International to International, do I still have to go through US Immigration, re-check my luggage etc.? Thanks.

     

    If you purchase your tickets together they will be tagged through to Miami in Manila. When you get to Terminal 1 you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US customs, and then you can re-check your bags with Delta. Then you will take the AirTrain to Terminal 2 or Terminal 4 (check monitors, if departure gate begins with B it leaves from Terminal 4, if C it leaves from Terminal 2), then get your boarding pass if you don't already have it, then go through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • Layover Concern
    Jun 11, 2014
    0
    I have a flight booked from Richmond to IAD with a connection to Cancun - however there is only 1hr layover time... will this be enough?

     

  • Connection to Boston
    Jun 16, 2014
    1
    I arrive on SAA at 6:25am and need to catch United Airlines to Boston at 8:25am. Will I have enough time?

     

    Yes, but it leaves no time to spare if there are any delays.

     

  • Help with gates?
    Jun 15, 2014
    1
    arrive on flight UA5036 from Grand Rapids and leave on flight UA5704 to Montreal. Cna you tell me my arrival and departure gates please?

     

    Your transfer time is sufficient. To familiarize yourself with the terminal and transfer options, I suggest you open www.ifly.com/iah, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

  • Domestic to International
    Jun 1, 2014
    0
    I will be flying into IAD from Boston with United on 3 June arriving at 4.10ppm. Will I be able to make it for my flight to London Heathrow at 6.30pm with British Airways? The reservations were not booked in a single receipt :( Thanks for your help!

     

  • Is 50 mins layover enough for connecting international flight
    Jun 1, 2014
    0
    We are flying with United from Nashville to IAD arriving at 9:00pm and connecting to London also on United flight departing IAD at 10:15pm. Will 50 mins layover time be sufficient? In the event the Nashville flight is late, will the United's London bound flight wait for us and what are our options if we miss the connected flights?

     

  • layover time
    May 27, 2014
    1
    I am flying with an infant coming from Cleveland with and 1 hour layover in iad on our way to stbthomas. Both flights are with united. Will one hour be enough to get to my connecting flight?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. You will arrive in Concourse A, C, or D and depart from C or D. If you arrive in A you will have to take the aerotrain or mobile lounge to C or D.

     

  • Onward connection
    May 25, 2014
    1
    Im flying from dublin to iad with connection to st louis, what is the procedure when i land at iad. Bearing in mind i will have gone through CBP pre clearance at dublin.

     

    Your arrival at IAD is considered to be a 'domestic arrival'. If both legs of the flight have been booked on one ticket, all you need to do is follow signs to your connecting flight, which depends on what airline you are taking. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/iad then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

  • International Connecting flight
    May 21, 2014
    1
    Hi, i'm flying united airlines from London heathrow to Washington Dulles, and then on to united express flight to Charleston, if the plane lands i'll have 1 hour and 12 minutes to get on my connecting flight, A) is this enough time at IAD? B) will they transfer my bag so i can go straight to the gate instead of going through to check my bag in again?

     

    No, that probably won't be enough time unless your flight gets in early. You will clear US Immigration in United's facility in concourse C/D, claim your bags, go through US customs, and then re-check your bags with United. Then you will go through security and to your gate, which may require a trip on the aerotrain or mobile lounge to concourse A.

     

  • connection time
    May 21, 2014
    2
    flying in from DFW on united 9:00p catching a United flight to LHR at 9:50 p . Is that enough time? (my conf# document says Terminal E to Terminal I)

     

    TE & TI are terminals at DFW (TI = Internat'l Terminal D). You are not clear which is your arrivals (IAD has Midfield Concouses A - D). For transfer options I suggest you open www.ifly.com/ then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

    You will likely both arrive and depart from the C/D concourse at IAD. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time. however, if your flight from DFW is late, you'll be stuck overnight in DFW. Luckily United flies a morning flight IAD-LHR so you won't be stuck a full day, just overnight.

     

  • Sufficient connection time?
    May 15, 2014
    5
    I reach Washington Dulles from Dubai at 8 50 AM. My connection to Boston Logan airport is at 11 AM. Do you think that the 2 hour 10 min transit is enough for me to catch my domestic connection?

     

    Please note that I am not a U.S. citizen, and that both my flights are on the same ticket,

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. You will clear US Immigration in the International Arrivals Building, then claim your luggage, then go through US Customs, then you can re-check your baggage, go through security and to your departure gate via the aerotrain.

     

    Thank you for your response. I realised I have come in to Dulles on the same flight, but my connection at that time was at 12 20 PM. That was enough time, but I couldn't tell if 2 hr 10 min is enough. I think I've forgotten how US Customs and re-checking of baggage works. How is Customs different from Immigration? Thanks again!

     

    Immigration is for people, customs is for items. In immigration you hand the guy your passport at a desk and he might ask you why you're coming to the US and how long you'll be there. For customs you hand a form to a guy and based on what you're bringing in, your baggage may be searched, or if you're bringing a lot you may have to pay duty.

     

    That was really helpful! Thanks!

     





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