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    Oct 26, 2012
    I have a flight from Philadelphia that arrives at 7:10am at IAD. The flight is operated by Trans States Airlines/United Express. I have a 1 hour and 50 minute layover to catch my international flight to El Salvador at 9am (also a United flight). I have never been to IAD before and have read some terrible reviews. Will this be enough time to catch the flight?


    United Express at IAD Airport uses Concourse A, gates A1-A6. On arrival, follow signs 'To Baggage Claim / Ground Transportation' and then follow the AeroTrain sign which gets you to the B & C gates - United uses A, B & C gates (it also uses D gates, which are not served by the AeroTrain,, but by shuttle b from Concourse A (I doubt that your departure will be from a D gate). Look at overhead screen on arrival for your departing flight number, gate & departure time. You have plenty of time.


  • July 20th nightmare
    Jul 25, 2012
    I've never seen operations so jumbled and delayed as it was early morning on 20 July. It took more than 2 hours to get from ticketing/bag drop off (which was crowded beyond belief to begin with!) through security. OUr flight was missed as a result, and though we were on the next stand-by flight, because our original flight left without us the RETURN TRIP was cancelled!!! All this because someone at TSA told United ops that the delay was only 30 minutes!!!!!! Something is WRONG!!!!!


  • International arrival..IAD to Hartsfield
    Jul 24, 2012
    I am arriving at IAD on United 917(Frankfurt to IAD) at 3:02pm and have connecting flight 3769 also of United to Atlanta at 4:50pm. What is the arriving and departing concourse, gate? And how can I connect from the arriving gate to US customs and then to Departing one? Thank you..


    You arrive at IAD at Midfield Concourse D. 1. Arriving passengers: Follow signs 'TO BAGGAGE CLAIM / GROUND TRANSPORTATION'; international arrivals will board the shuttle to US Customs, which is in the International Arrivals Building at the west end of the main terminal for TSA clearance. Unless you have gone through US customs clearance by participating airports, you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag. Allow for plenty of time if you need to transfer to another flight. International arrivals who continue their journey cannot use the AeroTrain, but need to take the shuttle bus to their connecting gate, which could be at either of the A, B & C concourses (all of which are used by United) - your ticket and the overhead screen will tell you which gate you need. A gates A1-32; B gates B35-79; C gates C1-30. Your time should be sufficient.


  • Best place to meet?
    May 3, 2012
    I'm flying into IAD on a domestic type. Grandfather, who is older, is flying in from International KLM. Where would be the best place to meet in the terminal - somewhere simple for him to find and comfortable for him (to sit down and rest) - Should we meet at the car rental?


    As an international arrival at IAD your grandfather will be transported to the International Arrivals Building at the west end of the Main Terminal for TSA clearance (go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance). Open and click on Main Terminal's Arrivals area to get an enlarged layout. Then pick a meeting point there.


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