So I have booked a holiday to Florida, and this is the first time (been 3 times previously) that I haven't used a chartered flight. We are flying with Delta, and on both legs of the journey, we are having to stop off. Manchester - Washington Dulles - Orlando International on the way there, and Orlando International - Newark - Manchester on the way back.
This is also the first time I will have done a connecting flight, and my questions are:
- Do I have to pass through customs and/or security at Washington Dulles/Newark Airports, even though I'm in transit and not stopping? Will I have to collect my bags at the transit airports and recheck them?
- We have been given 1h 40 minutes between arriving and departing at the two transit airports, is this enough time? We are travelling on a Friday, and in the past, have hit massive immigration queues at Sanford. Will it be similar at IAD/EWR?
- Should there be a delay and I miss my connecting flight, what will happen? (I have done a search and a post from August 2013 said that United will put us on the next available flight at no cost to us (if it is down to a delay) and put us in a hotel if it's an overnight wait (if it's their fault.) Is this still true?)