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  • IAD Intnl Arrival to Atlanta
    Feb 1, 2016
    I will be arriving on a Sunday at 15:15 on Virgin Atlantic from Heathrow and have a departure to Atlanta on Delta at 5:35. I will have global entry, TSA Pre-check. Carry-on only. Is this enough time?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


    Sorry that should be 15:50 and 18:35 (3:50 and 5:35). still enough time?


    Ah, that's considerably harder, but with no checked bags, GE and Precheck, you should still have enough time.


    I am not familiar with Dulles (terminals, international arrivals, mobile lounge). Would you be willing to give me a run down of the process arriving international and then making my domestic flight. The flight is not a connection as they would only allow me to connect on the 7pm not the 5:35.


    When you arrive, you will be taken by a mobile lounge (a big bus) to the International Arrivals Building (which is just a modern Annex of the main terminal) where you will go through US Immigration and customs, then you will go to the security checkpoint, through security and to the Aerotrain to your departure gate in concourse B.


  • From SCE to Iad
    Jan 28, 2016
    Hi, In two weeks, we will be landing at Dulles from SCE to catch a connecting flight for ORL. We have 1 hour and 5 minutes to make the connection. We also will be traveling with a 5 and 7 year old. Is this enough time


    Yes, that should be enough time if the first flight is on-time. There's a good chance you will arrive in concourse A and depart from concourse C or D. A is connected to C and D by the aerotrain and mobile lounge.


    Jan 26, 2016
    Hey Im flying from Tokyo to Charlotte with a 2 hour Lay over in IAD, both flights are United, I was wondering if I will have to recheck my bags in IAD and clear customs again. If so will 2 hours be enough time to do all of this? Thank you for any help!


    In IAD you will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time.


    Jan 12, 2016
    Hi, im routing via IAD from Miami on american with an onward flight on british airways (one wirld partner) to london. Will i need to come landside and be re-screened for security assuming i can get all boarding passes issued at MIA? I only have about 1.5hours and want to avoid a panic Many thanks


    Assuming your bags are checked through and you have both boarding passes all you have to do at IAD is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Dulles to Dubai to India baggage question
    Dec 12, 2015
    I'm traveling from CIncinnati to Dulles to Dubai to India. I'm checking one bag and will have one carry on. Will my bag be checked straight thru to India? I'm a first time traveler (really!) & am clueless about a lot of this stuff.


    Are all your tickets on the same reservation? What airlines are you flying? I can't answer your question without this info.


  • Layover time
    Nov 15, 2015
    Hi, I arrive into IAD from Dubai, and have an onward flight to Toronto. Between these flights I have a transit time of 1h40m. Will that be enough for an international transfer? Thanks


    That should be just about enough time.


  • 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.


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