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  • 1h35m connection Intll VS to Dom UA on separate tickets - enough time?
    Feb 2, 2017
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    Hello: Would it be possible to make this connection: Arrive on VS international flight to IAD, connect to UA domestic flight with a scheduled 1h35m layover, on separately booked (award) tickets? US citizen, with checked luggage, traveling premium cabin. Thanks very much for the advice.

     

    It's pretty risky with checked baggage, even flying Business class. I won't say it's impossible though.

     

    Thanks for the helpful advice. Incidentally the UA website will price an itinerary (UA connecting to UA) also with exactly the same 1h35m connection. Possibly because of the schedule padding (these flights from LHR on UA and VS are on average arriving ~30m early). But given separate tickets I will look for an alternative. Thank you again so much.

     

    Yes, with one booking you also don't need to worry about making a bag check cutoff for the second flight.

     

    Final question on this: If same connection and details, but carry on bag (not checked) would this two-ticket itinerary be possible? thank you

     

  • Which Concourse do STT flights leave from?
    Jan 31, 2017
    1
    Coming in from Boston then catching a connection to STT does anyone know if they leave from same concourse? My layover is 45 minutes just hoping I'm not running

     

    All United Mainline flights use the C and D concourses which are two sides of the same building. You should have enough time if the flight from Boston is on-time.

     

  • Another one...
    Feb 12, 2017
    2
    Canadian flying from Ottawa to Tokyo connecting through IAD. I have an hour and 3 minutes. Is there anything I can do to be sure I make this flight? I can avoid checked bags if it saves a lot of time. I also want to know more about "pre-clearing" customs, how do I go about doing this? If I don't make the flight, what are my options? Do credit cards usually cover that sort of thing? I don't know why they would offer a flight with such little connection time.

     

    For the record, it's all booked on one itinerary (one reference/booking number) and both legs of this flight are operated by United however the second leg is with All Nippon so I'll likely have to change terminals.

     

    If you're flying to the U.S. from Canada, then you will pass through U.S. immigration and customs at the port of departure in Canada. You'll essentially be traveling to the U.S. as if it were a domestic flight. Since you booked the entire flight through United and you'll be on a domestic flight, your baggage will be automatically transferred to your next flight so not checking in bags won't save you time. With an hour, you should have plenty of time to make your next flight, assuming no significant delays out of Ottawa, even with a terminal change.

     

  • How long to get from Terminal B to D?
    Jan 31, 2017
    5
    I have a commuter arrival at Gate B and have a connecting flight out of Gate D (exact gates TBD)- How long does it take to get from Gate B to Gate D? I have a 1 hr 39 min layover, but most likely arrival at Gate B will be delayed if history repeats itself...

     

    What airlines are you flying? Are both flights on the same reservation? Do you have checked bags?

     

    Flying United, no checked bags.

     

    United doesn't use concourse B at IAD. They use A for some commuter flights. All mainline flights and some commuter flights use concourses C and D.

     

    Sorry! Was mistaken- read my info wrong- state college pa commuter coming in on A, leaving for Seattle from D.... no checked luggage- how long would it take to go from A to D? Flight from State College will most likely be delayed in coming in.

     

    It takes about 15 minutes to get from A to D on the Mobile Lounge or AeroTrain.

     

  • Is 1.5hr Transfer Time sufficient connecting CUN to LHR
    Feb 12, 2017
    2
    My airline has changed my flights and is now offering flights from Cancun to London Heathrow via Dulles airport. The flights that have been offered allow 1.5hr between arrival and takeoff at Dulles. We will have checked and hand luggage and both flights are operated by United Airlines. Will 1.5hrs be enough time and will we need to go through customs???

     

    Yes, that is enough time if everything goes smoothly. Yes, you will have to 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.

     

    Actually, you don't have to re-check your bags at the re-check desk. There's a bag drop where you'll take your bags to. Waiting for your bags to arrive at customs and getting through a long customs line can be time consuming, but the bag drop takes 5 seconds. You'll have to go through security again (pain in the rear). I agree that 90 minutes should be sufficient if everything goes without a hitch. But if you get a 1 hour immigration line, then start to pray.

     

  • Connecting from YOW to MCO with 1 hour layover
    Jan 28, 2017
    1
    Headed to Orlando from Ottawa, on a golf trip, with a 1hour layover at IAD. Just wondering if it'll be enough time and if I have to claim my checked baggage (golf clubs) and recheck it between flights? I'm flying United for both legs and will pre-clear customs in Ottawa.

     

    You don't have to claim your bags in Washington DC if it's all one reservation.

     

  • international connection
    Jan 28, 2017
    1
    I booked a flight for my girlfriend from SEA to IAD (UA) and then onto Toronto (YYZ) with Air Canada. She has a 41 min layover in IAD - is this enough time? Will she need to go through security? She needs to get to a wedding!

     

    If both flights are on the same reservation all she has to do is go from her arrival gate to her departure gate. She has just enough time.

     

  • Domestic connection from international
    Jan 27, 2017
    1
    Folks, on Sunday March 5 will get IAD from Munich at 7.40 pm (LH414). have connecting flight to ATL at 10 pm. Guess it's enough time if things go smooth. However, shall I clear immigration in IAD and pass again through security at domestic terminal or is that possible to go from one gate to another inside security area? Will have carry on only, no checked baggage. THX

     

    You will go to the International Arrivals Building, go through US Immigration, go through US Customs, and go through security to your departure gate.

     

  • Anyplace to store a coat at Dulles?
    Jan 25, 2017
    0
    In February we will travel through Dulles on the way to the South Pacific. Will probably be wearing a coat that I do not want to lug to Tahiti. Any storage options available at Dulles? TY!!

     

  • Anyplace to store a coat at Dulles?
    Jan 25, 2017
    0
    In February we will travel through Dulles on the way to the South Pacific. Will probably be wearing a coat that I do not want to lug to Tahiti. Any storage options available at Dulles? TY!!

     

  • Domestic to International
    Jan 21, 2017
    1
    My return journey from Orlando MCO to London with a 1 hour stop at IAD. I am flying with United for both flights. Is this enough time? Its a late evening flight. As its the same airline will I have to reclaim my luggage and check in whilst at IAD or is it a simple go from arrivals to my departure area?

     

    That is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Connection time only 1 hour 20 minutes
    Jan 21, 2017
    1
    I am flying in from Narita (UA 804) arriving IAD 3:40pm. Worried about going thru immigration/US Custom with one checked bag (I am a US citizen, not sure it this will speed up?), re-echeck in and take the shuttle to my connecting flight back to Philadelphia in D gate at 5pm. Is the connection time of 1 hour 20 minutes enough?

     

    Being a US Citizen does speed up immigration. You have enough time if the flight from Tokyo is on-time.

     

  • ams-iad-den
    Jan 21, 2017
    1
    July 11, arriving from AMS with UA at 2.35 pm, on to Den with UA departure 4.08 pm. Checked luggage and visiting so will need to go thru immigration. Also have asked for wheelchair assistance due to mobility issues. Will we have enough time?

     

    That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • 1 hour 15 min layover - From London Heathrow to Syracuse through IAD
    Jan 21, 2017
    2
    Is a 1 hour and 15-minute layover through IAD arriving from London enough time? It is a United flight

     

    *Meant to add that I will not have a checked bag and have Mobile Passport

     

    That's very difficult but not impossible if everything goes perfectly, especially with no checked bags.

     

  • Connection time 2 hours 15 minutes
    Jan 17, 2017
    1
    I am flying from Dublin to Dulles and then onto Las Vegas McCarran with United Airlines. Is 2 hours 15 minutes sufficient connection time?

     

    Yes, that is plenty of time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin so all you have to do at IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

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