DFW Layover Ideas | iFlyer Forum

Tips and ideas on how to best spend a layover at Dallas Fort Worth airport. Got a favorite quiet place to connect to wifi? A great bar or restaurant? Maybe an exhibit or a walk? Share your DFW Airport layover experiences with others, or post a question and get notified when there is a response.

Topic Discussion

I have a 4 hour layover arrive terminal A departs terminal C. My friend is meeting me for a quick visit. Where is the easiest place for us to meet?
Probably one of the outside security areas in Terminal A. However, it's not like the outside-security areas of the DFW terminals have a whole lot of amenities.
Flying from New Zealand to Mexico via DFW with QANTAS is _ 1 and half hour layover enough time to get through US customs?
That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
Hi. My flight arrives at DFW at 9.30 am and leaves at 5.30 pm - an 8 hr layover.
Is that enough time to exit the airport, go see the Kimbell Museum and get back to the airport and go through security? Thanks.
Yes, that should be enough time.
Hi , I'm flying from Heathrow london on American airline on the 15/08/17 to DFW will land at 19:25 and I have a connecting flight to Lubbock at 22:10,? I have to clear immigration , pick luggage , go through customs recheck in again and go through security and go to terminal B . Do I have enough time to my connecting flight ?
Many thanks
We are traveling to Memphis from Australia with Qantas and American Airline will we have to claim our baggage and re check it back in or will it be in transit to Memphis thank you
Yes, in DFW you will 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 on the Skylink train.
If I am flying american from london and have a connecting flight on american to new mexico will i need to go through security again after customs? trying to decide best airport to travel through.
Yes, you will have to go through Security after clearing customs at EVERY US airport.
we are traveling to Seattle via DFW from India via Heathrow and since DFW is our first port of entry in US we have to undergo Immigration. will 2 hrs 55 mins be enough and what should we do on our luggage, i assume it will be a through check in to Seattle from Bangalore (India), should we re-claim it in DFW, is it a long process? Please note we will be taking British Airways all the way.
Yes, that should be enough time. You will have to claim your bags in DFW to take them through US Customs, then re-check them at the re-check desk. Note that your flight to Seattle will be operated by American Airlines, not British Airways.
we are traveling from sfo to Monterrey, Mexico with a overnight layover in DFW. Plane lands in DFW at 1:30 am. plane to MTY leaves at 8:50am. We are traveling with our 8 year old and wanted to know if we have time to sleep a few hours in a hotel next to the airport and still have enough time to clear security or should we just wait it out at the airport.

Does it make a difference if husband has MEX pessport. Do we have to go through customs or is that only on our way back to USA?
There is no US customs when leaving the US. All you will do when you return to the airport is go through security and to your departure gate. That is enough time to leave the airport, but you won't get much sleep.
We saw there is a hotel that the skylink train drops us off there. Still have not done much research but we are hoping to get at least 4 hours of sleep. Are lines really long at DFW to get through security. I was thinking of heading back to the airport at 7am. We will only have carry ons if that matters.
Security lines at DFW are not typically that long.
Hi,
I am flying in from LAX to DFW, waiting to connect to SDF Louisville. The layover at DFW to Louisville is 5hrs. I would like to do a city tour. Is this advisable, taking into consideration the security checks and the bags I have. Or do I need to check out my bags as well?
You don't have to do anything with your bags in DFW. There's honestly not much to see in such a short period of time and the airport is not close to anything.
Flying June 7, from DFW to CLT, AE5177, arrival 9:34 P.M. Have 36 mins to connect to YYZ on AE, 4461, departing 10:10 P.M. Is there enough time...Do we have to exit the plane/Will we be required to Claim Baggage(should be a no-brainer, but)...Can you advise gates for arr & dep... Too early yet
Hoping you can calm my shattered nerves lol Thanks, Liz
That is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Charlotte.