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  • 2 hour connection - YYZ IAD LAS
    Jan 7, 2014
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    I'm arriving from Toronto (YYZ) and will have gone through pre-clearance in Toronto prior to arriving at IAD. I land 5:20pm and depart 7:20pm for Vegas (LAS). Will a 2 hour layover be sufficient? Thanks!

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time. If both of your tickets are on the same airline/alliance all you will have to do at IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

    Yes I forgot to mention I'll be flying from United on both legs of the trip and will be booking it in a single ticket. Given this information, will this still leave me plenty of time to get between the concourses/gates? Thanks.

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time.

     

  • Connection time 1 hr 15 min - Frankfurt
    Jan 6, 2014
    1
    I fly out of Houston (IAH) on United to IAD then have 1 hour 15 min until my flight on Lufthansa leaves for Frankfurt. Will I have enough time to make my connection? Will I already have cleared security for international travel in Houston, or will I do so at IAD? I know I'll probably arrive at Concourse D, but then am not sure where to go from there. Appreciate any advice!

     

    There is no special security for International travel on flights departing the US. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate (in C or D) to your departure gate in B.

     

  • International to Domestic Connection
    Jan 5, 2014
    2
    Hi. I arrive on a flight with SAA, then have to clear customs and recheck in before catching a United flight two hours later. I'm a little concerned about the time. This is do-able? the tickets were gifts and not changable. And what terminals would I be going between? Thanks!

     

    If no serious delay in arrival, you should be able to make connection. In any case, after customs clearance & baggage re-check you will need to take the shuttle bus your connecting flight. (United uses Concourse C & D - I found no listing of SAA.

     

    IAD only has one terminal. You will clear US Immigration in the International Arrivals Building, then re-check your bags and go through security and take the AirTrain or Mobile Lounge to Concourse A, C ,or D. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time but won't have much time to spare.

     

  • connection time
    Dec 30, 2014
    1
    My parents are flying United on Jan. 1 from Indianapolis to Dulles with a 50 minute connection time to make their United flight to Bahrain. Is this going to be enough time? Do you have any idea what concourse they will fly into and leave from?

     

    They will arrive in A or C and depart from D. If they arrive in A they will have to take the mobile lounge to D but if they arrive in C they can just walk. Either way they won't have to go through any security and if their first flight is on-time they should have enough time.

     

  • International flight
    Dec 29, 2013
    2
    Have to change my flight in Dulles to an international flight. Portland, Maine > Dulles Dulles > Frankfurt, Germany I have 57 mins to change the flight. Is that enough?

     

    At this time of the year you may also have to take flight delays into consideration. You arrival at, and departure from, IAD depends on which airline(s) you take. Also, on whether you bought both flights on one ticket - make sure that your first airline transfers bags to your second one. If not you would have claim bags & re-check them in. Most likely you arrive aat either A, B or C gates and will depart from D gates: The AeroTrain only serves gates: A1-32, B35-79, and C1-30; however, the C gates C1-30 & D gates D1-32 are connected by a walkway. With no flight delay & baggage transfer, you have enough time.

     

    All you will have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate (assuming you bought your tickets on one reservation). You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • Making the connection in an hour and a half from London to DFW
    Dec 28, 2013
    1
    Where can I call to check today if my passenger made the flight connection to Dallas US 3801- I have a shuttle arranged for pick up and need to know if my guest missed or not so I can release the driver in case my guest never made it.

     

    Airlines cannot release that information. You'll have to get in touch with the passenger.

     

  • transferring checked baggage for connecting flight
    Dec 27, 2013
    1
    Arriving IAD on US Airways, connecting to Emirates, with only 1 and a half hours for transfer. Will my checked baggage get transferred in time?

     

    If your tickets were bought on a single reservation and are checked through to Emirates, yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • 2 hours 3 mins enough time?
    Dec 25, 2013
    1
    We're flying in from Manchester airport and arrive in IAD at 14:05 and getting a connection flight at 16:08 to Denver.. We booked with United Airlines and I heard that we will have to collect our baggage and drop them off again.. Will we have enough time to do so? Bearing in mind we also have to go through customs and we have British passports

     

    Yes. That should be enough time. Yes you will have to claim and recheck your bags but everything will be in united's facility in concourse D.

     

  • Connection concourse C to concourse S
    Dec 20, 2013
    1
    We are travelling to fort lauderdale via IAD and we need to go from concourse C to concourse D. As per the map it seems an easy walk; but I wanted to validate. Is it that easy? And is there any security clearance between the 2 concourses? Tx

     

    They are directly connected. Other than the letters changing from C to D, you can't even really tell where C ends and D begins. There's no security between them.

     

  • 1 hour 20 minutes, enough?
    Dec 20, 2013
    1
    Hi, I'm booking a flight from San Francisco to Washington, it should arrive at 3.55 pm and my next flight to Europe would leave at 5.15 pm (which leaves 1 hour 20 minutes). Would that be enough time to transfer? Did I understand right, that once I do security in San Francisco I shouldn't pass through it again in DC, even if the flight is for Europe? Thanks

     

    Yes, you will not have to go through security in Washington, just go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which will both be located on the C/D concourse.

     

  • Toronto, Can -> Washington -> Dublin, Ire
    Dec 19, 2013
    1
    I have 50 minutes to connect in Washington for a flight to Dublin, Ireland. I'm an Irish citizen but I will have cleared US immigration in Toronto, both flights are with United. Will I be OK to make my connection?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. You will depart from the C/D concourse and may arrive in either A, C, or D. If you arrive in A you will have to take the AeroTrain or Mobile Lounge to your departure gate in C/D.

     

  • IAD Terminal Times
    Dec 16, 2013
    1
    Is it possible to make an hour connection coming in from Nashville and then flying international?

     

    If your first flight is on-time, yes. All gates at IAD are connected beyond security via the AeroTrain and mobile lounge.

     

  • Arriving on Lufthansa continue with UA to IAH
    Dec 5, 2013
    2
    Hi, Will arrive on Lufthansa from Frankfurt on and continue with UA to IAD. How long transfer time do I need?

     

    2 Hours should be sufficient.

     

    Thanks- that much...!

     

  • savannah to munich
    Dec 4, 2013
    3
    Hi ! I'm arriving from Savannah to IAD on the 12th dec at 16.15 and flying to Munich at 17.20. Both flights are United Airlines. Will I have enough time to get the Munch flight? Do I need to clear security at IAD or to claim my baggage for the flight to Munich?

     

    All you will have to do at IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Your flight from SAV could arrive in concourse A, C, or D and your departure to Munich will be from C or D. If you arrive in A you will have to take the AeroTrain or Mobile Lounge between gates, but it runs inside security.

     

    If I go through security will I have enough time to get the Munich flight? How can I find out to now to which gate will I arrive ? Thank you for your info :)

     

    You will not have to go through security. All gates at IAD are connected beyond security. You will not know the exact arrival gate until the day of your flight. If you download the United mobile app to your phone or use their mobile website you can check the gate before your flight departs from Savannah.

     

  • Connection time at IAD
    Dec 2, 2013
    1
    Arriving at IAD from YOW with only 50 minutes to connect to flight to PIT. Is that enough time? Will I have to go through customs in IAD and re-check my bags for connecting flight to PIT?

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration in Ottawa and your bags will be checked through to PIT. All you have to do at IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If you need to go between concourse A and Concourse C/D you will need to take the AeroTrain or Mobile Lounge.

     





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