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  • Costumes
    May 17, 2013
    I will be flying from Panama (pty) to Dulles and the connecting Dulles- Rome on saturday 18th. I have 2 hours from one flight to the next. Since both are international flights I have to go through costumes in Dulles, pick up my bags and drop them off for connecting flights. Do you think Ill have time? Do I have to go through TSA security point as well?


    At IAD, all international arrivals are being transported to the International Arrivals Building at the west end of the main terminal for TSA clearance: You need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag. Therefore, you cannot use the AeroTrain, but need to take the Mobile Lounge shutttle to either gates D1-32 and H-gates. D & C gates are connected, for A & B gates you need to take the AeroTrain. No security check needed. Two hours transfer time will be enough.


  • Catching qatar flight
    May 16, 2013
    I have to travel from atlanta and catch qatar flight ar 11pm.can somebody guide me asto how to checking my luggage at iad


    So you're buying two separate tickets? It's quite simple, you book a flight that is scheduled to get into IAD before 8:30 PM, then when you arrive, go to the baggage claim in the main terminal, then when you get your baggage, take it upstairs to the departure level and the Qatar Airlines counter.


  • Connecting flight question
    May 12, 2013
    I am flying to IAD on a United flight arriving around 9:00 p.m. I believe this arrives in terminal D. I am flying out of IAD on Qatar Airways 10:50 p.m. (a little less than 2 hours). I believe Qatar flies out of the main terminal, but couldn't confirm this. What is the best way to get to my connecting flight? Will I have to go through security again in the main terminal? Is slightly less than 2 hours enough time. It looks like the United flight to IAD is on time only 60% of the time.


    If arriving at the Midfield Concourse C/D, at D gates, you need to take the shuttle bus to the Main Terminal, as D gates are not served by the AeroTrain. Note that United uses A, C & D gates. If arriving at A gates, you can walk to the main terminal, at C gates take the AeroTrain. For daily arrivals/ departures open Under gate column 'IAB' means Internatinal Arrivals Building (attached to Main building.


  • Terminal and Check In Questions.
    May 6, 2013
    I arrive in Washington( IAD) at 9:10 pm. My connecting flight is to san fran(SFO) and leaves at 10:15pm. Both Flights are with United Airlines. Will that be enough time to do what I need to do? Also what terminal does United Airlines operate out of? Will I have to get to another terminal to get on my connecting flight? Also Do I have to chexk in and go through security again once I get to IAD or just go straight to my terminal and find my gate? Do gates usually change with less than an hours time? I am a first time flyer with connections and I am a little worried and I am trying to get all the info I can before I leave. Thank you so much!!


    Is your flight into IAD Domestic or International. If it's domestic you'll just have to walk between your gates on the C/D concourse if you are on United mainline and possibly the A concourse if you're on United Express (where you'll have to take the Aerotrain or shuttle bus to C/D) Either way you won't have to go through security again.


    My first flight is from Atlanta to Washington. Its like a united Express flight. So I will more than likely have to take the shuttle bus or aerotrain. Are those things hard to find? Where are they located were I can get on and off of them?


    They're not hard to find, just follow the signs to the C concourse. If your first flight is on-time you'll have enough time.


  • Connecting Time
    May 4, 2013
    Our family of 4 is arriving at IAD on United # 533 at 2:20 pm on May 29. We depart on LH#417 at 3:30. Is a 1 hour enough time to connect and what might happen if the UA flight is delayed ( no act of God)?? Thank you!


    Yes, that is enough time. If you miss your connection you will be booked on one of the several later United or Lufthansa IAD-FRA flights.


  • connecting flights
    May 3, 2013
    I arrived at IAD at 415pm today united 3764 from syracuse my connecting flight united 3728 departs at 453pm 38 mins will i have enough time to make 2nd flight


  • arriving in united 3864
    May 4, 2013
    Is 38 mins enough times to get from a2 to c24 at IAD


    Barely, you'll have to run.


    Your arrivals & departures gates are in different Midfield Concourse buildings. On arrival, look for the AeroTrain sign and take it to the next & last station, then follow signs to the C gates. The train make its continuous rounds, taking minutes. You should be able to make it on time.


  • Connecting time
    May 3, 2013
    I am arriving from Newark at IAD on UA4269 at 11:35 am on May 5, departing to Beijing on UA897 at 12:15 pm. Does anyone has idea or experience that 40 minute connecting time is enough? Thanks!


    you will have to hope very hard that your first flight is on-time. Usually that flight will arrive into the A concourse at IAD which requires you to take the Aerotrain from A to C, but some days like today, that flight arrives in C. Regardless, you'll have to hurry.


  • Connecting Time and Terminals !
    May 1, 2013
    I am arriving from Montreal (YUL) at IAD on UA 3421 at 9:00pm, Aug 15, departing to San Paolo (GRU) on UA 861 at 10:10pm. I have also another flight from GRU, terminal 1 to 2, to Buenos Aires (EZE) 1hr25min only to change. I don't know which terminal that'll be in IAD, and if 1hr 10min will be enough to change of planes/terminal.. ?


    At IAD your GRU flight will depart from concourse C. Is your YUL-IAD operated by Trans States? If so it will arrive into concourse A. You can take the Aerotrain from A to C. If your first flight is on-time you will have enough time.


  • connecting time and terminals?
    Apr 30, 2013
    I am arriving from Boston at IAD on UA 1689 at 3:41 pm on May 4, departing to Brussels on UA 140 at 5:10 pm. Does anyone know which terminals I need to come from/go to, and how long it takes?


    Both flights will operate from the C/D Concourse. The walk between the gates will take 5-15 minutes.


  • Brussels Airlines Connection
    Apr 28, 2013
    We're flying to Brussels for our honeymoon on Brussels Airlines new service from IAD on 8/5/2013. I'm flying out of Boston and connecting through IAD to Brussels. I arrive in IAD at 4:25 (Brussels flight 8834) and leave at 5:40 (Brussels flight 8802), which gives me 1:15 to connect. Since Brussels Airlines doesn't even start their service from IAD to BRU until June, I'm having a really hard time finding any information. I want to make sure we don't get stranded on the first leg of our honeymoon! It says "operated by United", but not sure what that means... thanks for any help!


    Your flight is most likely by United Airlines, code-sharing with the new Brussels Airline after June. Your connecting time should suffice.


    Actually, BOTH of your flights are operated by United Airlines as United 1715 BOS-IAD and United 950 IAD-BRU. Both flights will be in the C/D concourse so it should be a pretty easy connection.


  • Connecting flight with checking bags in!
    Apr 26, 2013
    Hi guys, I just purchased a ticket from IAD to turkey by turkish air and I live in Orlando, so I need to buy a seprate ticket from orlando to washington. I just found a Delta flight witch will be arrived in washington at 9:35, my flight to turkey is 11:30, first I have 2 big luggages, witch i have to check them in, plus two carry on, so since I'm alone, is there any cart for me to take them from terminal A to C? or is anybody there to help me? second, is 2 hours enough for going from A to C n checking my luggages? Please help me, I'm so frustrated!


    Are you sure it's on Delta? Delta does not fly nonstop from Orlando to IAD? Perhaps THAT flight also has a connection in Atlanta? You would not be taking your baggage from A to C. You will have to claim your baggage in the main terminal building and then re-check it. I recommend an earlier flight.


  • connection flights
    Apr 23, 2013
    (United) San Antonio - IAD - South Africa. Ninety minute layover Tuesday at 4:00 pm. Is that enough time. Do we have to go through TSA again


    You will not have to go through security again. All gates at IAD are connected beyond security. You just have to take the Aerotrain from where you arrive (likely C) to B.


  • Lufthansa 1 hour to Addis plane
    Apr 24, 2013
    I am flying in to Frankfurt with Lufthansa and only have 1 hour to switch planes to a Lufthansa flight to that enough time?


    On arrival at ID, all incoming flights from the U.S. are being handled at Area A. After passport control, a tunnel connects Concourse A with Concourse B (Lufthansa uses both Concourses. Your time should suffice.


  • 1 hour to connect from D to B
    Apr 18, 2013
    Arrive D (United) at 8:55pm and need to get to Lufthansa Int'l flight at a B Gate. Enough time? Quickest route?


    Fastest route is probably to take the shuttle from D to A and then walk to B. Hope that your first flight is on time and run.


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