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Transfer time at IAD, domestic to international

Old Jan 8, 20, 9:37 pm
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Transfer time at IAD, domestic to international

Is 1 hour, 20 minutes enough time to physically transfer from an incomingUnited Express to Aer Lingus on a weekend late afternoon? I'm concerned about the time it takes to leave the UA Express arrival gate and reach the Aer Lingus departure gate.

It will all be on one ticket with checked baggage. Incoming domestic flight scheduled to arrive at 3:58 and the departing EI flight departs at 5:20 on a Saturday or Sunday

Last edited by Larrude; Jan 8, 20 at 10:04 pm Reason: to clarify question
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Old Jan 8, 20, 9:54 pm
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There is nothing special for international departures from the US.
If you are wondering about delays and whether or not that is enough of a buffer, you should give more info about your incoming flight and other FTers can help answer that question
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Old Jan 8, 20, 9:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Larrude View Post
Is 1 hour, 20 minutes enough time to transfer from United Express to Aer Lingus on a weekend late afternoon?
More important questions are will you have checked bags and are both flights on 1 ticket.
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Old Jan 9, 20, 1:45 pm
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If it's on one ticket then you will have 1 hour to walk from terminal A to the end of terminal B. Same building, no need to take bus or train. Probably 10-15 minutes slow walk.

Small edit: If you will fly on CRJ-200/700 or ERJ-145 then you will arrive at terminal A and then walk to B.
If you arrive on EMB-175 then you will arrive in terminal D and you will have to take a bus to connect to terminal A.
Either way. You will have plenty of time.
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Originally Posted by bwiadca View Post

Small edit: If you will fly on CRJ-200/700 or ERJ-145 then you will arrive at terminal A and then walk to B.
If you arrive on EMB-175 then you will arrive in terminal D and you will have to take a bus to connect to terminal A.
for clarity it isnt a bus you might think.

Its a wide and long shuttle van with seats on the side and holding bars in the middle similar to trams. you get on at the terminal (not on tarmac) then drive to other terminal then let out in the terminal on terminal level.
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Old Jan 10, 20, 6:53 am
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Yes, its called People Mover And they look like this:




On this picture you see besides BA A380 People Movers - If you arrive from terminal D (on the left upper corner) you will end up by BA gate. From there you will walk to the end of terminal B (pictured) where you will walk past Delta MD-88 at the gate. That's where Aer Lingus parks.

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Old Jan 10, 20, 8:19 am
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The sole difference between domestic and international is the gate time for departures. For EI it is T-30. This gives you 35 minutes to make it from brakes locked on the inbound UA aircraft to the EI gate. Even if you arrive at as distant a gate as is possible on the C or D concourse, you can still make this connection, but do not dawdle along the way. You also won't be offloaded by EI prior to the flight closing unless the flight is oversold.

Nonetheless, I consider this to be a tight connection as it is largely dependent on on time performance. While you will be rebooked if you misconnect, the reroute may be quite inconvenient. Depending on what the earlier UA departure is, I would consider that even if it creates a longer than absolutely necessary connection.
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Old Jan 10, 20, 8:27 am
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My options appear to be either 1 hr 22 minutes or 10 hours.
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Originally Posted by Larrude View Post
My options appear to be either 1 hr 22 minutes or 10 hours.
If UA delivers you to IAD too late for the EI flight, I would think they would put you on their flight to DUB which is later in the evening.
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Old Jan 10, 20, 1:15 pm
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1:20hr is a tight connection at IAD? I don't think so.
But it looks like your home town airport is ROC. I was on this flight last month (my last flight of the year).
UA6272 ROC - IAD. We've departed few minutes late but arrived early. Air time was 48 minutes. It was on EMB-175 and I have deplaned in terminal D.
I still had plenty of time to send off my niece who was flying to MUC at 5:30pm from gate C8.
Don't worry. Almost 1.5 hour at IAD for connection is plenty.
If you miss this flight for some reason UA will rebook you on their 10pm flight.
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