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  • Check-out and Check in Time IAD to DXB
    Jan 6, 2016
    My flight to IAD by United will land at 7:17AM and my separately ticketed flight by Emirates to Dubai will fly at 10:15 AM. Will there be enough time for me? Considering that I need to check out my bags at United and again check it in Emirates, and consider that gate to Dubai will close 20 before departure? Will I be going to immigration and security check again? Responses will be highly appreciated. Thank you


    That should be enough time. There is no US Immigration when departing the US but you will have to go through security after you re-check your bags with Emirates.


  • Connection from Frankfurt
    Jan 5, 2016
    Hi, my mom who barely speaks any English is coming to Toronto from Frankfurt with a stop in Dulles to change airlines. I am worried if she will go through immigration, if she is travelling on an Albanian passport with a Canadian permanent residency card, will they let her go through to get to the flight for Toronto? The transit time is only 1.30 hrs. Any advise would help. Is there any number I can call to clarify? Also what are of the terminal would she be arriving and where would she be going to get to Toronto? Thank you


    They won't let her board the flight to Washington DC without a US Transit Visa. Dulles only has one Terminal.


  • Terminal layout and connecting flight
    Jan 5, 2016
    Hello, my parents are flying to Frankfurt from Charlotte, NC connecting at IAD on the 7th arriving around 8:49 pm departing Dulles at 10 pm. Tickets are by Lufthansa but operated by UA. Theyre older and speak very little English. I wanted to know if anyone knows the airport layout and if they'd have to change concourses or use Aerotrain...I am basically trying to map thier steps to avoid delays and frustration. I believe they have a good amount of time especially since thier luggage should transfer automatically. Any info is appreciated.


    They probably will not need to change concourses. They will probably arrive in C/D and will definitely depart from C/D. They should have plenty of time.


  • Query re international connecting flight into IAD
    Jan 3, 2015
    Hi, I'm coming into IAD from London on a BA flight arriving at 15:40pm. I will not be checking any bags. Will I have enough time to clear customs and board a United flight to Charleston leaving at 17:15, i.e. in just under 1.5 hours? Thank you in advance for any advice.


    That is possible but risky. Check in online for your United flight before leaving London, then you will have to hurry to immigration and customs and through security and to your departure gate.


  • orlando to copenhagen
    Jan 2, 2015
    im travelling Orlando to dulles and from there to cöpenhagen. i wonder if 1h is enough in dulles to get international flight? do i need to clear security check again in dulles?


    In Dulles all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. They will be on different concourses.


  • Orlando to London
    Jan 2, 2015
    We are currently booked to come into Dulles from Orlando with a 59 minute change to connect to a flight to London Heathrow. Do you think that this will be enough time to make the connection? Comments/thoughts would be appreciated.


    Yes if both flights are on United that is enough time. All you have to do in Washington is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate both on the C/D concourse.


  • Flight connection between IAD (from singapore) to CVG
    Dec 31, 2015
    Happy new year everyone, I will arrive to Washington IAD airport at 15:20, and my connecting flight to Cincinnati CVG airport is 17:05. Will I be able to clear the custom check/ immigration in time? Thanks and have a great new year !


    If both flights are on United that is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Connection to Emirates
    Dec 29, 2015
    Traveling from cvg United 3371 departs 1/3/16 600 am arrives IAD 7:26. To Emirates 0232 departs to Dubai 10:15. Where is terminal from my United flight to Emirate flight? No checked bag, just a carry on. Do I go through security again? Thanks!!


    IAD only has one terminal. Your flight from CVG will arrive in concourse A, C, or D, and your flight to Dubai will depart from concourse B. Without checked bags you should have plenty of time. You can go directly to your Emirates departure gate. If necessary, get your boarding pass from the gate counter.


    Thank you!


  • What terminal will Ethiopian Airlines arrive in?
    Dec 24, 2015
    I'm taking a flight from IAD with Ethiopian Airlines in February. I'll be connecting from a flight from JFK. I haven't gotten my ticket for the JFK/IAD connection yet. Which other US airlines are in the same terminal making it a shorter walk for us.


    IAD only has one terminal. If you're purchasing two separate tickets you'll have to go to the main terminal to transfer your bags regardless of airline.


  • Emirates Arrival to United Departure in 2 hours?
    Dec 31, 2015
    Hi, my Emirates flight from Dubai lands at 8:15am. Can I comfortably make it to a United flight departing at 10:15am? Is that enough time for immigration, pick up bag, recheck bag, go through security etc.? Thanks.


    Forgot to mention that the United flight is to Chicago, and will be on a separate ticket.


    That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly. You will have to re-check your bags at the United check in desk on the departure level.


    Will it be safer if I don't have any checked bags, only a carry-on? Thanks.


    Yes, no checked bags would make the process much easier and faster. You could check in online for your United flight to Dubai so you could go directly to the security checkpoint after clearing customs.


    Posting this from IAD airport. I did customs, immigration, 3 bags recheck, and domestic security in 25 minutes. I have global entry and precheck. One flag of caution, airport was fairly empty given its new year eve.


  • 1hr 10min connection
    Dec 23, 2015
    Hi, I'm considering purchasing a flight from Toronto to Washington and then to Cancun with only 1hr and 10min in Washington with United. Is it too tight. The next option is getting the early flight to Washington but I'm not keen with the 5hr layover.


    Yes, that is possible. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Washington is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both on the C/D concourse.


    Thank You!


  • Connection
    Dec 19, 2015
    I arrive from Heathrow London for a connection flight from dc to fayetteville nc on Dec 25th. I have 1.15 mins. Will that be enough? And the ticket agent told me my bags will be checked the whole way though. Is that the case and what do I have to do when I get there


    By the way all flights are with United


    The agent is incorrect. You will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check your bags, go through security then take the mobile lounge to concourse A for your flight to FAY. That will be very difficult to make in 75 minutes. The minimum International to Domestic connection time at IAD is 90 minutes.


    So what do you suggest I do? Is there a later flight to fay if I miss that one?


    United might be able to re-book you to FAY through Charlotte on American or maybe they can just rebook you to Raleigh-Durham and you could drive to Fayetteville. There is a 5:44 and 10:15 PM flight to Raleigh-Durham.


  • 53 minutes connection time with baby between zurich and bogota
    Dec 18, 2015
    i get into dulles from zurich at 3:20pm with united. will i be able to catch an avianca flight that leaves at 4:13pm? the flights will be on the same reservation, so bags will be checked through. i will be traveling with my husband and baby


    No, that would be COMPLETELY impossible. You will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, go through security and change concourses. It's completely impossible to do that in less than an hour.


  • fastest way to get from D29 to C1
    Dec 17, 2015
    is it faster to walk from D29 or take the mobile lounges or some other way? Im not familar with IAD Ive just looke at a map and have a tight intl connection. thanks!


    D29 and C1 are in the same building - you can't take the mobile lounge. You walk. It doesn't take that long, maybe 5-10 minutes.


  • 50 minutes connection between two United Airlines flight
    Jan 2, 2015
    I'm landing at IAD from Montréal at 4:35PM, and I have a connection 50min later at 5:25PM for Paris. The two flights being with United Airlines, how can I be sure that I get my plane? I have just one luggage in baggage hold, do I have to get it and re-check it? Thanks for your answer


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. You don't have to do anything with your baggage at IAD. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If your flight from Montreal is on-time you have enough time.


    My flight was late but it took me 15min (at a good running pace) to go from one gate to the other so I got my other departing plane. Also, I paid an extra to not have any "gated" luggage to pick up when I left the plane. Thanks a lot, ZAP!


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