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I will arrive to IAD on an international flight at 3pm. I then have a domestic flight at 5:45pm. Will the above be sufficient time taking into consideration that I have to pass by the passport control (being a foreigner), claim my baggage, and then check in for the domestic flight?
Yes, that should be enough time.
Am arriving in from New Orleans Unite fight at 3.50pm to make a connection to Dublin Air Lingus flight leaving at 5.30pm.
Is there enough time. thank you
If both flights are on the same reservation that is enough time. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
They are separate reservations
Then with checked bags that will be very difficult, bordering on impossible. It's possible without checked bags.
Flying in on Delta from FRA arrive IAD 355pm. Trying to connect to ATL (also on Delta, but a separate reservation) at 5pm. I will have NO checked baggage. Do you think this 65 minute connection time is doable?
Delta does not fly from FRA to IAD. Please double check your reservation.
Soory- FRA through AMS to IAD.
OK, then that is still impossible. Even without checked bags you need at least 90 minutes, preferably a little more.
Unfortunately, you should plan on at least 2 hours. I went through IAD yesterday from LHR, with a 90+ minute connection to DEN. Even with Gobal Entry (which cut my customs wait to zero) it took 75 minutes to clear security and get out the basement that TSA uses to accommodate their massive queues. Our better yet, avoid IAD for connection.
Do I have to go thru security to pick up luggage from a united flight to carry to Lufthansa departures/ticketing. I have just under two hours...
After your United flight you will exit security and claim your bags. Then after you check in for your Lufthansa flight you will go through security.
Is 1.5 hours long enough between flights to make it through customs and get luggage and back thru security?
Is 1.5 hours long enough between flights to make it through customs and get luggage and back thru security?
Where are you coming from and where are you going? Also on what airlines.
Tokyo to Indy on United.
I booked flights (one booking) and my return is via Dulles from Orlando and have 1hr window - is this enough, I think Dulles has a 45 min minumium?!?!
Yes, that should be enough time if the flight from Orlando is on-time.
arriving with DELTA 2:20 PM in IAD and departure with Austrian Airlines to Vienna, Austria 5:20 PM, do we have enough time?
Yes, that should be enough time, even if you have to transfer checked bags between airlines yourself.
Hi!
I'm flying out of the States, from Detroit to Washington, then out to South Africa. All my flights/planes are South African Airways; the one between Detroit and Washington is operated by Mesa Airlines United Express.

My question is: since I'm only flying with South African Airways, do I need to recheck my luggage when I get get to Washington, or can I just simply send my bags straight to destination? Since I'm leaving the States.
In Detroit you will check in with United, you won't find a South African check in desk in Detroit. At IAD all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate on the Aerotrain or mobile lounge. You don't have to do anything with your bags. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.
I have 1h28min to get to that departure gate in Washington, will I make it?
And also, can I then just send my bags straight to the destination and not stress about it?
Yes, if both tickets are on the same reservation then you won't have to do anything with your bags in Washington on your way to South Africa. Yes, you have enough time.
I will have to transit at IAD departing from Ottawa, Canada. Do I need to re-check my luggage?

If I have only 59 minutes for transit at IAD with Thailand passport, is it possible for me to make it?
You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Ottawa. All you have to do at IAD is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.
If I arrive to IAD from Montreal (YUL), do i have to retreive my luggage and re-cehck it? My layover time is an hour and 5 minutes.
No, you don't have to do anything with your bags in Dulles if both flights are on the same reservation. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal.