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  • DFW Layover
    May 19, 2016
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    I am flying Canada-->DFW-->Philadelphia. Both flights are on same ticket and same airline. 90min layover. American Airlines. I assume I will go through immigration and customs and TSA security check at DFW. But will I have to deal with my checked bags at DFW or will they be checked all the way through from Canada to Philadelphia? Thanks

     

    You assume incorrectly. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Canada. All you have to do in DFW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skylink train connects all gates inside security.

     

  • Domestic flight to international transfer CMH-DFW-PEK
    May 9, 2016
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    I am traveling to Beijing from Columbus, through DFW. I have 1:20 layover in Dallas. Is this enough time to make my connection to my international flight? Anxious traveler

     

    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in DFW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skylink train connects all terminals and gates inside security.

     

    Certainly! The SkyLink connects all terminals after security, and it's a 5 minute ride to get where you want. Some domestic/Canadian arrivals in American arrive at Terminal D, in that case, get off the plane and simply walk to your gate! It's that easy!

     

  • 1 hour, enough time?
    Apr 19, 2016
    1
    My 2 children and I will be connecting an international flight to Bangkok at DFW from MCO. We only have 1 hour between 2 flights. Is 1 hour enough time? We will be traveling this June. Thanks.

     

    Yes, all you have to do in DFW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is no US Immigration or customs when leaving the US. The Skylink train connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • Domestic to International Connection 1:21 good enough ?
    Apr 19, 2016
    1
    Hi all, I will arrive at DFW from LAX at 21:01...and my next flight to Lima will depart at 22:22...so only 1:21 connection time... I can book this flight on aa.com.....do I need to re-check my baggage at DFW ? If yes then is 1:21 good enough ? Thanks !

     

    You don't have to do anything with your baggage at DFW on the way to Lima. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skylink train connects all terminals and gates inside security. You have enough time.

     

  • query enough time for lay over?
    Apr 8, 2016
    1
    Hi. I will be travelling with my mom who is 74 year old and quite slow. we are arriving to DFW from vancouver intl airport. Our lay over is an hour and half, will this be enough time to catch our next flight to indianapolis? please advise. thank u

     

    Yes, that is plenty of time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. The Skylink train connects all gates inside security.

     

  • Is my layover time enough?
    Apr 5, 2016
    3
    Hi, I'm travelling to London from Los Angeles via DFW. Is 1 hour enough to clear customs and then catch my onward flight to London? (I'm travelling as an Indian citizen)

     

    Zap-"There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in DFW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skylink train connects all gates inside security." I had the same question

     

    Just noticed you said "as indian citizen" I'm not sure if that will change anything

     

    There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. That is regardless of your citizenship. All you have to do in DFW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skylink train connects all gates inside security.

     

  • SYD to DFW to SAT Qantas
    Mar 27, 2016
    1
    I am flying from Sydney through DFW to San Antonio on Qantas. My flight has connection in DFW. I know I have to get my bags and recheck and go through immigration/customs. I arrive in DFW on a Saturday at 1:35 and my flight to San Antonio is at 3:15. Is 1 hour and 40 mins enough time to make the connection?

     

    That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly. If you miss your connection, AA flies frequent flights from DFW to SAT that you can be rebooked on.

     

  • From SYD to DFW to SAT down n Qantas
    Mar 27, 2016
    0
    I am flying from Sydney to Dallas to San Antonio on Quantas Airlines. I understand I have to get my luggage and recheck and go through immigration in DFW. Is that correct? Will I have enough time to get bags and recheck bags in 1 hour and 40 mins? Arriving DFW from Sydney on a Saturday at 1:35 and flying to SA at 3:15.

     

  • Connecting from DFW to DTW with 2 hrs 20 min stopover
    Mar 25, 2016
    1
    I'll be arriving from Doha at DFW airport at 16:05 hrs by Qatar airlines and my domestic connection flight to DTW (Detroit) is at 18:25 hrs, by AA. I understand I need to clear U.S customs and re-check in my baggage. Is 2 hrs 20 mins adequate for my connection? Please advise. Thanks for your help.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • No Baggage - Do I need to go out for connection
    Mar 25, 2016
    1
    I am traveling from Mexico City via Dallas Airport to final destination San Francisco. I don't have any checked in baggage. Do I still need to go all the way out or there is a shorter way vai immigration to catch my connection?

     

    You still need to go through US Immigration, Customs, and security and then to your departure gate (likely in a different terminal).

     

  • Transit Time
    Mar 22, 2016
    1
    I am flying from London to Dallas Int. and then have a connecting flight to Orlando. layover time is 2 hrs 30 minutes. Is this sufficient time? Can you also let me know if I need to go through security and customs in Dallas? Do I need to collect my bags and re-check them again to my Orlando flight? Both flights are with American Airlines.

     

    In DFW you will arrive in Terminal D, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • Transit time at DFW
    Mar 21, 2016
    1
    I am traveling from Mexico city to DFW followed by a connecting flight to SF.I will be landing at gate D 3:25 PM and have my next flight at 5 PM. Is this enough time? What steps I would have to go through once I land and how can do them quickly?

     

    Once you arrive you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate which will likely be in another terminal. You barely have enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Tuc-Dfw-Lhr
    Mar 17, 2016
    3
    I am flying out of Tucson Az landing in Dfw i have an 1hr 30 min layover to catch connecting flight to london is this enough time? and will i have to go through customs in dallas or london? hearing mixed ideas. also i am flying AA

     

    There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in DFW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skylink train connects all gates inside security.

     

    Thanks for the quick reply when I called the airlines for some reason they were telling me I did have to which was very confusing to me. Another thing, my Origional plans where to fly from phx to yyc and yyc to gatwick I have already purchased this tickets but after doing some research I found out I might run into some trouble since my girlfriend got a dui three years ago, the layover in Calgary is 1hr 35min, any thoughts on this because I take a complete loss on those non refundable tickets and spend $3000 for two new tickets that don't connect through Canada

     

    Yes, your girlfriend will be denied entry to Canada.

     

  • Layover
    Mar 11, 2016
    2
    Hi, I will be traveling from belize to LAX but I will have a layover for 12hours @ DFW. Do I have to get a hotel or I can stay overnight at the airport? Will the immigration asked me about a booked hotel to stay while layover?

     

    Immigration doesn't care where you will stay the night, once you clear customs you are in the US, they don't care where you go after that as long as you don't overstay your visa. Yes, according to sleepinginairports.com, DFW is one of the better airports in the US to spend the night in - http://www.sleepinginairports.net/usa/dallas.htm

     

    Thank you so much for the response :-)

     

  • Overnight layover checked baggage
    Feb 3, 2016
    1
    Flying from Ohio to Dallas to Germany with a layover of about 24 hours in DTW. Will my luggage be checked through to Germany or will I have to claim it in DTW and recheck it before my flight? Please help. Thanks in advance.

     

    DTW is Detroit. But I'm guessing since you said "Dallas, you mean DFW. With a 24 hour layover you will have to claim and re-check your baggage.

     

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