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User currently offlineHAMAD From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1160 posts, RR: 7
Posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 6803 times:

I leave in less than 24 hours, i leave dubai on United Business class flight 977. now when we land into dulles (IAD) the flight switches from international to domestic, meaning that we have to disembark, clear customs and re-check our luggage and reboard, not necessarily the same plane, but a smaller plane.

Dulles has always been a final destination for me, and this is the first time ever that i land into dulles as a transit passenger to use the immigration at terminal C. my question is would landing at 6:37 AM and having a departure to chicago at 8:00 am give me a sufficient time to clear customs, claim and recheck my bag, then board?


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User currently offlineKGAIflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6786 times:
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Quoting HAMAD (Thread starter):
I leave in less than 24 hours, i leave dubai on United Business class flight 977. now when we land into dulles (IAD) the flight switches from international to domestic, meaning that we have to disembark, clear customs and re-check our luggage and reboard, not necessarily the same plane, but a smaller plane.

Dulles has always been a final destination for me, and this is the first time ever that i land into dulles as a transit passenger to use the immigration at terminal C. my question is would landing at 6:37 AM and having a departure to chicago at 8:00 am give me a sufficient time to clear customs, claim and recheck my bag, then board?

People do it every day of the week. There is a small FIS / Customs station built into concourse C so it will not be necessary for you to visit the International Building.

As for your IAD-ORD flight, there are nine a day (after UA977 at 8am there is UA141 at 8:44). That's the least of your worries since United will re-ticket you automatically if you misconnect.

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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25416 posts, RR: 49
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6781 times:



Quoting KGAIflyer (Reply 1):
People do it every day of the week. There is a small FIS / Customs station built into concourse C so it will not be necessary for you to visit the International Building.

I dont believe the Terminal-C FIS is used for the AM flights including DXB, and everyone must clear at the main terminal.



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User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6770 times:
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Quoting LAXintl (Reply 2):
I dont believe the Terminal-C FIS is used for the AM flights including DXB, and everyone must clear at the main terminal.

I believe they do. SA gets in at 06h00. The last 2x times I flew into IAD with SA, transferring pax were separated from O&D pax. Only JNB-IAD O&D pax go through the main terminal FIS now.


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User currently offlineKGAIflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6758 times:
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Quoting SA7700 (Reply 3):
I believe they do. SA gets in at 06h00. The last 2x times I flew into IAD with SA, transferring pax were separated from O&D pax. Only JNB-IAD O&D pax go through the main terminal FIS now.

This is true.

EZE and GRU *also* arrive in the wee hours of the morning, and their flight numbers do continue on to BOS and LGA on smaller planes -- not really time to run back and forth to/from the International Building.


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