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  • Connecting time - JAX to IAD then IAD to YYZ - 36 minues?
    Aug 11, 2015
    I was wondering if someone could help me determine if the following connecting times are feasible: Flight from JAX to IAD - arriving @ 9:32 Flight from IAD to YYZ - departing @ 10:08 Only 36 minutes between to connect. Is that enough? How far is the arriving terminal from the departing terminal? It's just for one person.


    To add to this, both flights are united. Arriving flight: Flight operated by MESA AIRLINES doing business as UNITED EXPRESS. Departing flight: Flight operated by TRANS STATES AIRLINES doing business as UNITED EXPRESS.


    It is possible. You will likely arrive and depart in the C/D concourse although you may depart from the A concourse. If you depart in the A concourse it will be a bit more difficult. Also, is this AM or PM? If it's AM I would try it - there's other flights to Toronto. If it's PM I would be more hesitant as a missed connection would mean spending the night in Dulles.


    Hi ZAP. Thanks for replying. I was just going through the messages here and i noticed you are very active on this website and have been helping people with these kinds of questions since 2013 so thanks a lot for that. In my case, the flight was in the evening, and the 10:08 flight was the last flight of the day. I decided against risking it and booked an earlier flight instead.


  • Flying to Dubai from LA connecting at IAD
    Aug 16, 2015
    Hi, I am flying UA from Los Angeles to Dubai with change of flights at Dulles. Its UA throughout and I have 47 minutes at Dulles to change flights. Will this time be sufficient? Thanks, M


    It's enough time if your flight from LA is on-time. All you have to do in IAD is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both on the C/D concourse.


    I am a flight attendant with United. I recommend at least 1 1/2 hours in Dulles. The distance is not far (C and D are connected) but Dulles is known for delays on arrival (possibility of waiting for a gate). Depending where you are seated on the aircraft it can take up to 20 minutes to get off once the main cabin door is opened.


  • Gate Changing
    Aug 5, 2015
    Hello, my Doughter has a flight today from Austria Venna to New York, on Sunde she have a Flight from New York UA3991 to Dulles and then connecting flight to Indianapolis UA3726. thera are just 30- 40 minits to change the Gate. Is it possible to reach the connecting Gate within this time? Is there a passcontroll between because she is from Austria? Are the luggage goes directly to Indianapolis from New York? Thank you


    There is no passport control on domestic flights. Yes, her luggage will go directly to Indianapolis. Yes, that is enough time if her first flight is on-time. All she has to do is walk from her arrival gate to her departure gate.


  • Domestic to International - not connected
    Aug 5, 2015
    I am flying into Dulles from Tuscon then leaving for Heathrow via with my daughter. The tickets are not booked together, I have 2.5 hours between and am not checking any bags. May I just proceed directly from my arriving gate to my BA departure gate or must I pass through security?


    If you already have your BA boarding pass you can go directly to your BA boarding gate.


    Aug 5, 2015
    Dear, I'm flying tomorrow with my family (2+4chld) from YYZ to IAD UA5097 then IAD to BRU UA950, do I have to go through customs, immigration and baggage claim? And pass again security? And how long is walking from gate to gate? Thank you.


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Toronto. All you have to do in IA is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. I would recommend about 60 minutes for this transfer.


    Aug 4, 2015
    I have a flight to Heathrow from Ottawa with a 1hr 5 minute connection in IAD. I know I pre-clear US customs in Ottawa, my question is will I have to collect my checked bag and go through security again? Will I have enough time? Normally I would have thought that bags would be checked all the way to the destination but the IAD website says differently. My flights are both with United on and Aeroplan reward ticked so there is not much room for change. I'm concerned that if I don't have enough time to connect, then there isn't another UA flight until 6am. I don't really want to spend the evening in the airport.


    No, on your way to London you will not have to do anything with your bags or go through security at IAD. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time.


  • UA domestic to UA international in66 mins
    Aug 4, 2015
    upcoming Thursday, Domestic to International flights with United at Dulles. Can I get to my international flight in 66 mins?! Are all UNITED flights , dom & Intntl. in one concourse?


    Yes, all United mainline flights use the C/D concourse which is just two sides of the same building. Some United Express flights use A, which is connected to C and D inside security by the mobile lounge and aerotrain.


  • 1 hour transfer - enough?
    Aug 4, 2015
    Hello, I've got a ticket from LA to Washington by United Airlines and later to Germany by Lufthansa. Is one hour of transfer enough, if not what can I do?


    That is enough time if all tickets are purchased on the same reservation. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate in the C/D concourse to your departure gate in the B concourse, which it is connected to by the Mobile Lounge and AeroTrain.


    Jul 30, 2015
    Hello, Is it possible to Walk from C GATE TO D GATE without Train?


    Yes, C and D are just two sides of the same long building.


  • Airport transfer question
    Jul 30, 2015
    If I am arriving from Dublin at 3:35 pm, and departing for Minneapolis at 5:05 pm, is this enough time to transfer at IAD? Flights are booked together and on airlines with a codeshare agreement (United Airlines and Are Lingus). Thanks very much in advance for your help!


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate in the B concourse to your departure gate in the A, C, or D concourse. You should have enough time.


  • YUL with layover at IAD
    Jul 29, 2015
    I am flying United departing YUL at 7:25 pm with a layover at IAD. My connecting flight is also United. I just want to confirm that United flights all depart from the same terminal?


    IAD only has one terminal, but their flights can use the A, C, or D gates. A is connected to C and D by the aerotrain and mobile lounge inside security. C and D are just two sides of the same building.


  • Help for Daughter Coming from LAS to IAD then on to Heathrow
    Jul 30, 2015
    I am seeking some help reassurance for my daughter. She has booked a flight with United f0on 31/08/15, from LAS to IAD departing 1.26pm arriving 9.04pm. Her flight with British Airways to Heathrow leaves at 10.25pm. I thought this was too close for comfort, but looking at BA website it says boarding gate closes 15 min before. Providing she does online checkin do you think she would have enough time to collect her bag, clear customs (does she has to clear customs?), check her bag in with BA and get to the gate? I think BA go from Terminal B at Dulles. Mnay thanks


    You do not go through US Customs when exiting the US. Dulles only has one terminal. She will likely not have enough time to claim her bag and get it to the British Airways check-in counter before the checked bag cutoff. She needs an earlier flight to IAD or to plan on spending the night in DC.


    Thanks, I thought as much.


  • From YUL to GRU connection in IAD
    Jul 26, 2015
    I booked a flight from Montreal(CA) to São Paulo(BRAZIL) flying United one ticket. Arriving (Wednesday) in IAD at 21:13 and leaving to GRU at 22:00 (47 minutes). I know it's tight but it's possible to do customs and not lose the connection? I called United and they confirmed that my luggage go from YUL directly to GRU. Thank you


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If your flight from Montreal is on-time it's possible.


  • Connection Times
    Jul 26, 2015
    We are travelling United Airlines UA1985 from LAX to IAH and have 35 mins to make a connection with UA924 for LHR. We are travelling with our 4 year old daughter - will we have enough time please? Thanks


    It's possible but doesn't leave much time to spare if your first flight is late.


  • Can I ask for my bags to be pre-checked, to save conection time?
    Jul 26, 2015
    I am arriving from Las Vegas at - hopefully - 4:39pm on DELTA. I then have a19:00 to LHR with Virgin Atlantic. It should be enough time, but could I ask DELTA to check-in the bags with Virgin? The tickets were booked separately.


    Sorry, meant to say arriving at Dulles (IAD)


    Delta may check your bags through to Virgin but aren't obligated to since you bought separate tickets. You have enough time even if they don't.


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