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  • Connection luggage
    Jan 9, 2017
    I am a mexican traveler flying from Seoul with final destination in Torreón, México. I know once you arrive to an american airport you pick up your luggage, pass it thru the scanners and then check it in (I've done it in LA or San Francisco), nevertheless I've been told Dallas is an exception and that once I check my luggage in Seoul there's no need to pick it up in Dallas and that it will go all the way to Mexico. Since I'm moving back to Mexico I have a lot of luggage and even though that sounds amazing I want to confirm.


    Yes, Dallas is an exception. If both flights are on American you just have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security.


  • temporary license/original license stolen/birth certificate
    Jan 1, 2016
    my wallet was stolen including driver license & ss card. I have a paper license issued but my flight is this week. Will I be able to fly out of DFW? Original birth certificate or certified copy ok?


    Yes, bring your temporary license and birth certificate and if you have something with your picture on it like a work ID or student ID, that wouldn't be a bad idea either.


  • Transit
    Nov 27, 2016
    We fly from Brussels to London, from London to Dallas and from Dallas to Guatemala City, all AA flights. We have 2.00 hours in Dallas. is that enough time and do we have to claim and re-check our baggage?


    Yes, that should be just enough time. Since you are on an International to International connection all on AA at DFW, you will go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security, but you won't have to claim and re-check your bags.


  • Customs from DFW to Shanghai
    Nov 27, 2016
    where will we go through customs for trip from stl to DFW to shanghai?


    You will go through Chinese immigration and customs in Shanghai. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in DFW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • MEM -> DFW -> CUN claim luggage
    Oct 6, 2016
    My family and I will be travelling from MEM to Cancun with a connecting flight in DFW. Will we need to claim and recheck our bags for our connecting flight to Cancun at DFW?


    No, assuming both flights are on American you won't have to claim your bags in DFW on the way to cancun. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.


  • Probably desperate.
    Sep 21, 2016
    I will be departing DFW for Sydney QF?, Once through security at Terminal D, is there anywhere I can smoke. ? thank you.


    DFW does not have any designated smoking areas inside security.


  • Shut down
    Sep 1, 2016
    I am in Waco waiting to board to Dallas at 645. I have been told that the airport has shut down. Will this affect my fight to El Paso at 750.


    There is no 7:50 PM flight to El Paso. Do you mean the 8:20 flight? As of right now it has no posted delay. No clue when your flight from Waco will actually get to DFW though.


  • From Madrid to Tucson via Dallas DFW
    Sep 1, 2016
    I will be fliying from Madrid to Tucson via Dallas. I arrive in Dallas at 15:00 and the fly to Tucson is at 18:55. Both flyes wiht AA. Is this time sufficient to go through transit procedures? After pass the customs/immigration process... Do i have to claim the baggage at Dallas and re-check to Tucson?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. Yes, you will have to claim your bags to go through US Customs and then immediately re-check it at the re-check desk after clearing customs.


  • Is it reasonable to leave the airport ?
    Aug 21, 2016
    Good morning! I'll be arriving at 07:25 am to DFW and leaving to paris from DFW same day at 05:15 pm. Would it be reasonable to go a mall nearby to buy some stuff? Or time would be too tight??


    That should be enough time to shop. Northeast Mall is anchored by Nordstroms. Has many nice shops. Utilize Yelp and Google for more ideas.


  • Help
    Aug 15, 2016
    I'm flying into DFW from Cabo San Lucas and only have 90 min to make connection. Not checking a bag so will that be enough time to go through customs and make it to gate f?


    It's just enough time if everything goes smoothly. Also, DFW does not have a "Gate F". What airlines are you flying?


  • Lay over time
    Jun 17, 2016
    Arriving from Cancun to Dallas FW at 5 pm - AA and connect to a flight to Sydney 8.00 pm ( 3 hours ) Do I go through customs or do I go through a transit lounge Is 3 Hours sufficient for US airport processing / thanks


    Yes, you have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security. You have enough time.


  • location of curbside service
    May 30, 2016
    can anyone tell me where American airline curbside service is at terminal D? upstairs, downstairs? Young person travelling alone. thanks


  • location of curbside service
    May 30, 2016
    can anyone tell me the location of American Airlines curbside service in Terminal D. Upstairs, downstairs. thank you


    It is on the departures level. Which I'm pretty sure is upstairs.


  • connecting flight
    May 30, 2016
    I am flying to DFW from Abu Dhabi (AUH). They do Pre-Clearance (Immigration) in Abu Dhabi. I arrive in DFW Terminal D at 3;55 PM and flying to DSM (Des Moines) at 6:25 pm. I have 2 hrs and 30 mins in between flight. Do I have to claim my luggage in DFW and re-check again for my flight in DSM? Do I still have to go through immigation and custom? In my itinerary, it says my departure for DSM is at Terminal 0. Is there a Terminal 0? I checked the map of DFW airport, I couldn't find such Terminal 0. Where is Terminal 0?


    If both tickets are on the same reservation you don't have to claim your bags at DFW. It says 0 because they don't know the terminal. It will likely depart from Terminal A or C.


    Yes it is on the same reservation. Does it mean that I will claim my baggage at my final destination which is DSM? So how would I know which terminal should I depart from? And if I still need to claim my bag in DFW, I have to re-check my baggage, do I have to go through custom? Please help me. Your advice is highly appreciated. Thank you.


    You will depart DFW from Terminal A or C. You do not have to claim your bag in DFW. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Abu Dhabi. All you have to do in DFW is take the Skylink train from Terminal D to Terminal A or C.


  • Bringing Dog Through Customs
    May 23, 2016
    We will be coming from the Philippines with a dog in checked luggage with Korean Air and entering the US at DFW with an AA connection to Tampa. The dog has to be a carry on from DFW to Tampa because of breed restriction. What is the procedure for claiming the dog and going thru customs and should 3 hrs 35 min be enough for the connection?


    The bag should be available for pickup in the International baggage claim, likely at the oversize baggage claim.


    Thanks. I have to pay an additional fee to AA so the dog can fly as carry on. They said pay at the ticket counter. Do I have to exit security to get to the AA ticket counter from Term D (Korean Air) and then re-enter thru security?


    You will be outside security already when you go through Customs.


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