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  • 13 hours - What to do with luggage?
    Nov 23, 2015
    Hi there, My husband and I arrive Jan 1, 2016 around 6am and have ALL the way until 8pm that day in Dallas. Lots of time to catch a shuttle into town, however, given it's over 12 hours it's my understanding we have to reclaim our baggage... How annoying! Any suggestions how ot make this a reasonably enjoyable layover?


  • Using Dallas as in-transit only
    Nov 18, 2015
    I'll fly in December Monterrey (MX) - Dallas - Buenos Aires. Hence, I'll be in Dallas only for 3 hours, just in transit to Buenos Aires. I was told that, in these cases, I don't need to pick up my luggage. Also, that there's a separate line, in Immigration, for people that is in-transit. Is this correct? Thanks!


    Yes, if both flights are on American that is true. You will go through US Immigration and Security during your layover.


    OK great. And regarding US Immigration process, is there a separate line for "in-transit people"? or is it the same line as for the non-US citizen? Thanks!


    I'm not familiar with the setup at DFW and it may depend on your citizenship/visa status.


    np. Thanks a lot for your help!


  • Transit Visa/Luggage Collection
    Nov 22, 2014
    Hi, I will be travelling from Vancouver to Dubai. I will have 3.5hrs layover in Dallas and connecting flight to London. My questions are: Do I need a transit visa to Dallas even if i am not going out of the airport? And do i need to collect my luggage and take on to my next flight which is to London? I'm a Philippine passport holder and my first time to transit to these places. Your reply will be very much appreciated. Thank you so much. :)


    If you purchased one ticket you will preclear us immigration in Vancouver so you will not have to claim your bags in Dallas. Yes, you need a transit visa.


  • 80min Int'l Layover
    Sep 13, 2014
    Hello - I have an 80min layover in DFW, arriving from Lima, Peru (LIM) and connecting to Incheon, Korea (ICN). Will this be enough time with immigration and rechecking my bags? I'm not an American citizen. Any assistance would be much appreciated - thank you!


    It's below the minimum connection time by 10 minutes. However, since there's only one flight a day to/from DTW to those locations, you might as well try it. If you miss you'll get rebooked over somewhere else or get to stay in Dallas overnight.


    Thanks for the info! Very helpful.


  • Layover/Connection-Same Terminal Will I be waiting in Custom/Security?
    Apr 4, 2014
    Have a layover in DFW (coming from inter nation, departing to international), andI know my connecting flight is out of the same terminal. This is my first time connecting at DFW, but have done intl-intl connections at JFK and ATL. People have told me that no matter where you arrive from and are departing too, you always clear customs are are re-screened. I remember this not being the case in ATL. What will happen this time?


    That is the case in ATL, DFW, and every other US airport.


  • layover and checked bags
    Jan 7, 2014
    I am going to have a long layover at DFW coming from Sau Paulo. After going through immigration and customs, can I take my checked bags with me, and recheck them later with my connecting flight?


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