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  • from washington dulles to houston intercontinental airport
    May 29, 2015
    Hello, i arrive in washington dulles airport (coming from copenhagen) anyways , i will tranfer flight to a flight that is going to houston , im a bit worried since the airport is big and has aerotrain and also because im traveling alone , and also that i have never been in us airport. i would like to get some information(mabe what i should think about ) so i can be alittle more prepared:)


    You will arrive and be taken to the International Arrivals Building, where you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk. Then you will go through security and take the AeroTrain or mobile lounge to your departure concourse (either C or D).


    May 14, 2015
    If i am flying in from Bahrain and arriving at 0640am and plan on purchasing a seperate domestic flight from IAD to LAS that departs at either 0730/0818 or 0830.; will have enough time to process through all check points and make my connector flight? And if not, what is the recommended process to speed things up. Also, how much time do i need to set aside to make a connecting flight?


    730 would be definitely impossible. 8:18 would be likely impossible and 8:30 would be barely possible. This is because you are buying separate tickets and will have to transfer to the main terminal, then bring your bags up to the departure level and wait in line to check them in with the next airline. if you are not checking bags, I think the 8:30 flight would probably be possible.


    Thanks for the help. I figured it was a long shot. I will just book a later flight.


  • Austin to NYC
    Feb 2, 2015
    I have a 30min layover between Austin and NYC. Is this enough time to catch my connecting flight?


    If both of your flights are on United/United Express that should be enough time but leaves very little time to spare in case your first flight is delayed.


  • Transfer from amsterdam
    Feb 2, 2015
    I will be arriving at iAd from amsterdam. I have 2 hours to connect to my next flight to Jacksonville. Is this enough time to go through customs and Checkin for next flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time assuming both flights are on United. You will go through Immigration and Customs in United's facility in Concourse C/D. After customs you can re-check your bags at that facility right after customs, then go through security there as well.


  • layover will I have enough time?
    Jan 16, 2015
    I will be on icelandair flight Flight: FI #645, IcelandAir Arrive: Sun 22-FEB 6:30 pm. Do you think I will have time to get through customs and get checked luggage for the USAIrways flight Flight 5634 leaving at 7:59 PM?


    On separate tickets? No, that's not enough time.


    Yes it would be seperate tickets first on IclandAir then on USAirways. If we do not have checked baggage could we make it? Thanks!


    Without checked baggage it might be barely possible. You would still have to go from Terminal E to Terminal B and go through security. If you decide to do it make sure you check-in online for your US Airways flight before you leave Europe/Iceland.


  • Rechecking bag after customs
    Jan 11, 2015
    Will be arriving in IAD via SAA....after going through customs, will I be able to check my bags in to Southwest Airlines from customs, or will I have to go to the Southwest ticket counter.


    You have to take it to the Southwest ticket counter. Southwest doesn't interline baggage with any other airlines.


  • Munich - IAD - St. Louis
    Jan 11, 2015
    I am arriving at IAD from Munich, Germany on Tuesday on UA133 at 15:30 and will transfer to UA3434 to St. Louis leaving at 17:14. Will I need to claim my luggage upon my arrival to IAD and re-check it again? Will I have enough time to make my connection? Both flights are with United and I purchased the tickets together. It would be great if you could shortly describe the transfer process at IAD. Any help will be highly appreciated.


    Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • Int'l Arrival IAD, connection to domestic flight
    Dec 29, 2015
    Arriving at IAD at 3:15pm on a Thursday (April), would I have enough time to go through procedures and then connect to my domestic that is just 1:55 later? Domestic is on UA as well, same ticket. I will have checked luggage.


    Yes, that should be enough time.


    Dec 15, 2014
    I'm leaving ATL 7:23 pm getting on IAD 9:10 pm, 1h and 5 minutes it's enough to connect to DXB ? The flight is all operated by UNITED. If I lost the flight UEXPRESS it's responsible for that ? How many minutes the close the gate before the departure ?


    You have enough time. all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The gate will close about 10 minutes prior to departure. If you miss your flight due to a delay on your Atlanta-IAD flight you will be booked on the flight to Dubai the next day.


    thank you.


  • Bringing puppy?
    Nov 26, 2014
    We'll be bringing our puppy from the breeder in Toronto, Canada, to Dulles. Because he will be less than 4 months old, we have received approval from the CDC for a confinement agreement. Do we need any other documentation? A vet report or health certificate? Any tips so we can get on the road home to Maryland without crisis, such as having the puppy taken from us?


  • Iceland
    Oct 30, 2014
    Flight into IAD from Iceland arrives 6:30pm on Sunday 12/21 and separate ticket US Air flight from IAD to Charlotte leaves at 7:55pm. Will that be enough time including checked baggage pickup and recheck?


    It's possible, but it's definitely cutting it close. You'll have to be to the US Airways check-in counter with your bags by 7:10


    Thanks - I think we will try to find a longer layover


    What if we didn't have checked baggage?


  • procedure in IAD for itinerary below
    Oct 9, 2014
    flying DEN - IAD-YUL. customs or security check ii IaD ??


    No you will not have to go through customs or security in IAD. You do not go through US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. You will go through Canadian Immigration and Customs when you get to Montreal.


  • Transit Cancun-Washington-Zurich
    Sep 22, 2014
    We booked a United Flight, leaving Friday 31. October 2014 at 11:27 am from Cancun [CUN]. We will land Friday, 31. October 2014 16:44 pm in Washington, Dulles [IAD] Do we have enough time to catch the following flight United, UA 936, Economy, Friday, 31. October 2014, 17:55 pm, Washington, Dulles [IAD] to Zurich [ZRH] Please let us know, so we can get back to the airline asap. Thank you very much. setareh


    Do we have to claim the bags and re-check as well?


    You will arrive in Concourse C, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags with United, then go through security and back up to your departure gate. It's maybe possible but there's absolutely no time to spare for delays. If you've already booked it there's not much you can do other than ask for a refund as there is only one flight a day on CUN-IAD and IAD-ZRH.


  • Connecting Flight
    Sep 23, 2014
    Hello We are flying from Cancun to Zurich and have about 65 minutes to change the plane in Washington. Is there any support or service we can use to make sure, we catch the connecting flight? What if we miss it?


    65 minutes is totally inadequate for your transfer. You need to be rebooked.


    Thank you! The airline wont. Do you know if this timeframe is outside the legal time? What if we miss the plane? Will united put us on the next available plane or do we have to buy a new ticket?


    If you miss your connection you will be rebooked. However, there is only one IAD-ZRH flight every day, so you will be probably rebooked to Zurich via Frankfurt or Munich, which offer later departures from IAD. Worst case you will have to spend the night in DC and you will be booked on the next day's flight to ZRH.


  • Doggie area near terminal?
    Sep 21, 2014
    Anybody know where a dog bathroom is near iad terminal? Thanks!


    Should add landing at D Concourse


    There is a pet relief area across from gate D1.


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