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Is there enough time to get to the gate with 75mins? do i have to collect my bags and re-check them?
Hi, I am in DC for a layover from London with Albany being my final destination, and I read that I have to re-check my bags, does this mean I will need to pay for my second bag twice and go through security twice? What does this entail exactly? Thanks!
If your tickets were bought on a single reservation, no you will not have to pay again to re-check your bags. There is a re-check desk after you clear US customs that you will be able to drop them off at. Any time you enter the US from abroad you have to claim your baggage and go through US Customs, then re-check it if you're transferring to another flight, then you have to go through security.
my son is travelling alone FROM CLT TO IAD AND THEN HAS TO CONNECT TO SAN. HE'LL BE ON UNITED EXPRESS 3800 AND CONNECTS TO UNITED 229 . I CAN'T FIND WHICH TERMINAL OR GATES OR CONCOURSE (?) TO HELP HIM. HE ONLY HAS 43 MINS TO MAKE THE CONNECTION. ANY HELP?
I will be arriving at IAD via united air at 11:11 am on 8/30 and will be getting a flight from All Nippon airways at 12:20 pm can I find out what terminal I will be flying out of to make a plan to find the gate?
Considering you're probably already in the air, this probably won't be much help, but All Nippon uses Concourse B.
Hello! I exported a kitty to Qatar (from VA) last November. We're moving back in the next 90 days and are of course bringing our kitty with us. What happens during "customs clearance" at IAD and about how long does that process take? Thank you!
Animals arriving on an international flight need to go through quarantine inspection. Unfortunately Washington Airport sites do not include animal shipping, or list e-mail address. You may want to try these numbers: IAD Information 703-572-2700; corporate office 703-417-8600. Travelers Aid International Desk 703-572-2536; or try Twitter @dulles_airport.
Hi, I am flying UA4304 from Norfolk, VA to Washington and then UA1463 to LAX. I have a 1 and a hlaf hr layover. Is it enough time to catch this connecting flight? Thanks in advance
It should be enough time. Your flight from Norfolk will arrive in Concourse A and your flight to LAX will depart from C or D. Take the Aerotrain or Mobile lounge between concourses.
I have a connecting flight on July5 from Houston to Beijing through IAD, The flight IAH- IAD UA321 arriving at 11:34am , and connect to UA897 to Beijing departing at 12:20pm, only 46 minutes layover. Is it enough time for me and the baggage? (checking baggage through to Beijing). Thank you.
Currently United Airlines uses Midfield Concourses A, B, C & D (with corresponding gates. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/iad, then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.
My baggage will be checked in at Houston and through to Beijing, I don't have to claim at IAD, but I'm still worrying about the 46 minutes layover.
I am flying from London Heathrow to IAD, and then i would like to take a domestic flight from IAD to BOS. I am landing at IAD at 4.22pm, is it safe for me to take the 6.30pm or 7.30pm flight to BOS? I have booked the HEA-IAD flight but not the IAD-BOS one. I am an international passport holder.
You would probably be fine with the 6:30 but the 7:30 will be safer, since if you're bringing baggage you will have to claim it and then re-check it with JetBlue or United for your flight to Boston since it will be two separate tickets.

If you're not checking a bag I think the 6:30 would be OK.
Hello, I am thinking of flying through IAD on Dec 26. From Munich, Germany, and connecting onwards to Cleveland, Ohio. The best (cheapest) flight I found has a layover of only 1h15mins. I hold a French passport (aka am not American). Do you think 1h15mins will be enough time?
1. your first concern should be whether your first airline will transfer your bags to your connecting airline flight - if not, you would need to re-check in your bags after customs clearance at the connecting airline's counter on the departures level - taking extra time. 2. Regardless of nationality, all international arrivals at IAD are being transported to the International Arrivals Building at the west end of the main terminal for TSA clearance, where you 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. 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. 3. Your arrival at, and departure from IAD, depends on the airline you take. The Main Terminal has two parallel Midfield Concourses with corresponding gates - A/B & C/D. Your ticket & the overhead screens will indicate your flight number & gate: (A gates A1-32; B gates B35-79; C gates C1-30 or D gates D1-32.) Transfer time should be enough if you don't need to transfer your bags; it would be extremely tight for bag recheck and not allow for incoming flight delay.
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.