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  • Doggie area near terminal?
    Sep 20, 2014
    Anybody know where a dog bathroom is near iad terminal? Thanks!


    Should add landing at D Concourse


  • connecting flights
    Aug 16, 2014
    I'm flying in from CLT arriving on Z concourse and have 30 minutes between arrival and departure at this enough time and what's the fastest way to get between these terminals?


    US Airways no longer uses the Z gates, Frontier uses them now. If you are flying US Airways/American both of your flights will be on B.


  • Connection Procedure & Time
    Jun 7, 2014
    My wife is travelling alone on a UA booking from LHR to Dayton via IAD on Monday 16th June. The UA inbound arrives at 1055 and the outbound with United Express leaves at 1229. The tickets were booked online, together as a priced package. I want to understand the procedure on arrival, wheher she needs to collect bags, likely Concourses, transit arrangements and whether the time allowed is enough. She is quite nervous of the whole trip and it will help (us both!) if I can set out exactly what and where she needs to do/go. Sadly we have, in ignorance, booked her a seat at the back of the aircraft from LHR so she may be a while disembarking. ANY help most welcome. Thank you.


  • International to domestic
    Jun 3, 2014
    I have booked my flights from HYD-DXB-IAD on one ticket and IAD-CRW United Airlines on another ticket. Transit time between flights at IAD is 3 n half hours. Since I have two separate tickets, do I need to re-check in? and if I need to re-check in, can I find recheck and ticketing counters right after the customs in IAD or do I need to go to any specific area in the airport to find the United Airlines counter(since I have to get boarding passes for United flight)?


  • traveling between united and lufthansa concourses
    Jun 1, 2014
    We are flying from SFO to Dulles and have a very long layover in Dulles before going on to Rome. We are flying United but we have access to the Lufthansa lounges which I'm told are in a different concourse. Will we be able to go into a concourse that our connecting flight is not departing from? Or, will TSA block that? Thanks for any help.


  • transfer time allowance?
    May 9, 2014
    I will be arriving at 2:20 pm, July 17, from Vienna on Austrian Air. My next flight is United to Charlotte at 4:50 pm. I will have a checked bag. Is this enough tiime? What will be the procedure? Thanks!


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will clear US Immigration in the International Arrivals Building, then claim your baggage, go through US Customs, then re-check your bag with United as it should already be tagged through to Charlotte. You will then follow the signs to the departures area, go through security and then to your departure gate on concourse A, C, or D via the mobile lounge or aerotrain.


  • transfer time?
    May 8, 2014
    arriving from Vienna at 2:20 with one checked bag on Austrian (7/17/2014), then flying at 4:50 on United to Charlotte. Will I have enough transfer time?


  • Car rentals
    Apr 20, 2014
    Which car rentals are located at the airport terminal. Thanks


  • MBJ to SFO thru IAD - is 90 min enough time
    Apr 20, 2014
    My flight connection time changed from 2hrs to 1.5hrs - I will be departing MBJ on a Wednesday afternoon and connecting through IAD with a 90 minute layover. Is this enough time to clear immigration/customs/security and make my SFO flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time, assuming both of your flights are on United.


  • Held by Customs
    Mar 26, 2014
    How can I get money to my fiancé to pay taxes on gold bullion. It is in the amount of 175K.


    Wire Transfer. Make sure it's not a scam first though.


  • Connection International to Domestic two hours
    Oct 24, 2013
    Early next year I will be arriving on Lufthansa from Frankfurt and have an onward connection to Phoenix two hours later. Is the transit time sufficient? I will be arriving with a student visa, will this make a difference when clearing immigrations? Thanks for your help


    At IAD, all international arrivals are being transported to the International Arrivals Building at the west end of the main terminal for TSA clearance, where they need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag where indicated. (If both legs of your journey are bought on one ticket, or if your connecting airline is also a member of the Star alliance, your bags will be transferred automatically - if this does not apply, you need to take your bag after customs clearance & check it in with your connecting airline). If connecting to either A, B or C gates, take the Aero Train; if connecting to D gates (Midfield Concourse C/D) you need to take the Mobile Lounge shuttle at Main Terminal's lower level to gates D1-32. Your connecting time is sufficient.


  • Enough transfer time?
    Oct 22, 2013
    I'm planning to travel from Abu Dhabi via Etihad Airways on December 16, scheduled 4:40 PM arrival at IAD. I'd like to book a 6:05 departure via United. Is 85 minutes enough transfer time?


  • travel tips
    Jan 12, 2013
    i niid to take united airlines flight fromsfo at07.45hrs and arrive iad at 16.00hrs and take connecting lufthansa flight at 17.40 hrs from baggages would be booked directly foe india at sfo.what are the predeparture formalities at iad and is the time gap sufficient,,also how to reach b gate from d gate faster


    At IAD, Midfield Concourse D is not connected to the Aerotrain and needs a shuttle bus. I suggest you open, then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text. You have sufficient time for transfer.


  • Intl. Connection
    Jan 1, 2013
    Return trip BDL - IAD - SGN. I have a 53 minute layover in IAD with no checked baggage. And before you blast me, I have a very small carry-on -LOL. Is this enough time to transfer. I have not been to IAD in 10 years and that was only once. I do have other connection options but on a 28 hour flight a couple hours saved makes a big difference. Thanks for any info.


    Your arrival at, and departure from, IAD depends on which airline you will take: Emirates (via Dubai); ANA & US Airways via Tokyo; Korean & Delta via Seoul, United via Newark EWR, or Air France & Delta via Paris. Arriving passengers follow signs 'TO BAGGAGE CLAIM / GROUND TRANSPORTATION'; domestic arrivals at A, B or C gates should follow the AeroTrain sign; international arrivals will board the shuttle to US Customs. The Underground Aerotrain runs in a continuous loop from the main terminal's post-security area to the center of the midfield concourses A/B and C/D, takes minutes, but presently does not serve the D gates; it can be used for the following gates: A1-32, B35-79, and C1-30 - the latter connects by walkway D gates D1-32. You have enough time - make sure your carry-on fits under the front seat or in the overhead bin!


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