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  • Transit Cancun-Washington-Zurich
    Sep 22, 2014
    2
    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
    3
    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
    2
    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. http://www.metwashairports.com/dulles/5321.htm

     

  • connecting flights
    Aug 16, 2014
    1
    I'm flying in from CLT arriving on Z concourse and have 30 minutes between arrival and departure at B79...is 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
    0
    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
    0
    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
    0
    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
    1
    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
    0
    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
    0
    Which car rentals are located at the airport terminal. Thanks

     

  • MBJ to SFO thru IAD - is 90 min enough time
    Apr 20, 2014
    1
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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
    0
    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
    1
    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 iad.my 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 www.ifly.com/iad, then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text. You have sufficient time for transfer.

     





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