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  • international layover time
    Jun 20, 2015
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    I am looking at booking a flight back to the states. All the flights have a 1.5 hr lay over at IAD. Is that enough to clear customs, recheck luggage, and make my connecting flight?

     

    If tickets are bought on the same reservation, yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • International Arrival with baby
    Jun 12, 2015
    1
    Is there special treatment at immigration if you arrve with a baby from Europe or do we risk multi-hour lines?

     

    There is no special treatment but there are also no "multi-hour lines" at IAD.

     

  • getting a wheelchair
    Jun 8, 2015
    1
    I need to pick up my elderly aunt at dulles (who just was in a car accident). Can I get a wheelchair at the airport and meet her as close to the gate as possible?

     

    If she requests wheelchair service from her airline they will bring her out to you.

     

  • from washington dulles to houston intercontinental airport
    Jun 8, 2015
    3
    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).

     

    Hey , i forgot to mention that my ticket is a whole way ticket from cph-IAD-IAH and my last destination is in GDL in mexico, so i have an all way ticket from cph to mexico GDL, when i booked the flight they told me that my bags goes all the way to mexico but that i just gonna show up my bag in IAD that i wont be needing to check in bags again. IS 2 hours enough for me in washington dulles airport and to find my next destination? thank u for replying before it helped me alot , i just wanted to be sure of the re-check bags part.thanks .

     

    Yes, you will have to claim and re-check your bag in IAD. You won't in IAH. 2 hours should be enough time.

     

  • INTERNATIONAL & DOMESTIC CONNECTOR FLIGHTS (BAHRAIN TO LAS VEGAS)
    May 14, 2015
    2
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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
    3
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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.

     

  • FLIGHT UNITED EXPRESS ATL-IAD-DXB
    Dec 15, 2014
    2
    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
    0
    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
    3
    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
    1
    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.

     





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