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I am flying from Paris to IAD and then to South America. Is 3 hours enough time to get through immigration, customs and security to board my flight to South America? Thank you.
Yes, that should be enough time.
We are planning to fly with my elderly mother to Florida, and will be requiring wheelchair assistance because she is non ambulatory. Is there an assistance center for us to contact for wheel chair assistance? Is there a separate security process?
You contact her airline to request wheelchair service. They will take you to the head of security.
I am traveling with pets (1 in the cabin and 2 in the hold), 3 large bags and a carry-on. I can't push two luggage carts so how do I hire assistance to help me get to the rental car agency?
There is no such person to hire. You'll have to fit everything onto one cart.
I am booking my son on a flight from Denver to Raleigh, connecting through Dulles. How difficult is it to navigate? Flying United with a 1 hr 22 min layover in between flights. Will he have trouble getting from one gate to another?
Im flying home to dulles from amsterdam. will i have to go through customs when i arrive?
Yes, upon arrival at IAD you will be taken to the International Arrivals building, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs.
Hi I am travelling drom Dublin to Charlotte with a 1 hour 35 minute layover in IAD. I have a small child and I'm worried I won't make the flight. Can you tell me if this is doable? Both flights are booked with Aerlingus.
You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Dublin. All you have to do in Dulles is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.
If I'm flying from Las Vegas to IAD to then get a flight to Dublin, is 90 minutes enough time for the connection? Will I have to recheck baggage if the flights were bought as one ticket?
Yes, that is plenty of time. You won't have to do anything with your bags. There is no US Customs when exiting the US.
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.
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.
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.