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Hi there. I will be connecting via IAD, landing on United from Cancun at 16:20 and departing on South African Airways (SAA) at 17:40 (thus 80 minutes layover). I will have no checked-in luggage, only my carry-on. Will I still need to go through customs and passport control, or can I do an international connection and proceed to my SAA gate directly? Both tickets are separate, but I will have my boarding pass already printed from online for the SAA flight. Thanks.
Yes, you will still have to go through US Immigration and Customs and Security. This is a difficult connection.
My flight with United airlines is departing from London heathrow airport and is arriving at IAD on October 25, 2016 at 11:05 a.m. I need to catch a separate flight at IAD with Southwest Airlines to Atlanta and it departs at 4:20 pm on the same day (October 25, 2016). This is NOT a connecting flight that was bought along with my flight from London. I bought the flight to Atlanta separately. I think I will have to go through customs and get my luggage after I land at IAD. Then, I will have to re-enter IAD, re-check my bags and go through TSA for my flight to Atlanta. I have 5 hours and 15 minutes between the time the flight from London (United) lands and the flight to Atlanta (Southwest) departs. This is without accounting for possible delays. Since these two flights are completely separate, do you think 5 hours and 15 min is enough time for me to leave the international terminal and re-enter the domestic terminal to catch my flight to Atlanta? What are some tips you have that can help me make this process more efficient? Thank you!
Yes, that should be plenty of time. IAD is not a delay prone airport.
My daughter is flying through tomorrow and her flight from Barcelona is showing as delayed, cutting down her transfer time. She will arrive terminal C on United and depart terminal C on United. She has just under two hours if her Barcelona flight is not delayed any further. She has to go through customs, recheck her bag with United customs, and then go through security again - right? Will she have enough time?
Yes, that is enough time and yes you have the procedure correct.
Hi. I will arrive to IAD-United Airlines at 4:06 pm. I have a connecting international flight to RUH which departs at 6:00 pm. Wii I be able to catch my international flight? Also, what are the terminals of both airlines in IAD?
IAD only has one terminal. Are your tickets on the same reservation or two separate reservations?
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.