Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 67
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 2518 times:
Lee, if you connect, you're not taken on the shuttle to the main terminal, but you go through immigration in the terminal you're arriving in - it's been a while since I've connected through IAD, my last time for that was in November 2002 on the way from LHR to DEN (on UA mainline, not absolutely sure if UAX leaves from the same terminal).
After immigration you take stairs back up into the terminal from where you can continue to your gate.
LX23 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 350 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 2520 times:
Get out of the aircraft, and follow the signs that say "connections" or something like that. You're going to have to go downstairs, through passport control (where you will have to place both index fingers on the scanner and get your photo taken), pick up your suitcases from one conveyor belt and walk them about 20 metres to another conveyor belt, walk through metal detectors, and up to the terminal and finding your flight. Hope this helps.
Edit: as you can see, Frank beat me by about 7 seconds. The last time I connected through IAD was in April