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User currently offlineLuxair747SP From Germany, joined May 2010, 559 posts, RR: 16
Posted (2 years 12 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3119 times:

Hi guys,

I found an interesting connection in the internet, where i have FRA-IAD/DCA-EWR-EZE.
Some questions: Is it possible to make the Washington connection withing 3h14?
Do I get other flights if i miss it? ( as everything is on one ticket)
Is a 90min national-international connection doable in EWR ( or will i be rebooked if that is missed? )

Thanks for your help

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User currently offlineflylku From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 943 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 3113 times:

Wow!!!! Three hours and fourteen minutes is doable if you arrive on time. I would take the Flyer Shuttle for about 10 USD from IAD to the West Falls Church metro stop. It leaves every half hour. And takes 20 minutes. From there I would take the Orange line metro towards town to the Rosslyn metro stop and transfer to the Blue line (lower level) to National Airport. From the stop you walk right into the terminal and security is fairly brisk.

But why would you go from IAD, a UA hub to DCA to take a flight to another UA hub...EWR? The are certainly numerous IAD flights to EWR and UA serves EZE from IAD anyway.

Good luck.

...are we there yet?
User currently offlinethreeifbyair From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 1094 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3062 times:

You might want to take a cab - the cost is estimated to be $62. Even in traffic, it will probably be faster than public transportation (which will still cost ~$15-20) because you won't have to wait for the bus-to-subway and subway-to-subway connections.


User currently offlinebennator From Singapore, joined Mar 2012, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3061 times:

If you haven't booked this, I would reconsider. Although the connection times by cab, etc., might be doable, any delay in arrival, or long queue at immigration would really screw things up. Although, being on a single ticket, you should be taken care of if things don't go, you may get stuck in DC or New York for a day waiting for your next flight.

User currently offlineBoston From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2912 times:

I hope you haven't booked the ticket yet, cause I highly suggest you find a different itinerary. It's possible you would make the connection if and only if you're arriving flight is on time and your EWR flight is delayed a bit. When I flew into IAD from LHR, we arrived with a number of other flights from Europe and it took forever to clear customs. We waited almost an hour because there were so many pax and not enough custom agents. Granted that was the only time I've flown intl through IAD so maybe that was just a random bad day. You should easily be able to book a reservation with an IAD-EWR or IAD-IAH leg that will get you onto the EZE flight. My advice is to skip the whole IAD-DCA transfer and just book a reservation with and IAD-IAH leg so you could possibly get a 764, which is getting harder and harder to find domestic heavies in the USA. Good luck and keep us posted!

User currently offlineWROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 1072 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2907 times:

IAD tends to have slow and long immigration lines, so if you arrive on an international flight you maybe cutting it close.
I would take a cab to Roslyn metro stop so you do not waste time for looking and waiting for a bus and use the metro for the rest of the trip - it should not take longer than 25-30 minutes. Metro goes pretty fast and as pointed earlier you walk over the bridge and you are inside DCA. Make sure it says Blue towards Franconia/Springflied. UA recently moved in DCA to pier 1 in Terminal B which if you cross the bridge to the terminal you need to go to your right.

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