DFW Layover Ideas | iFlyer Forum

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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.
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.
Hey, I am traveling from Los Angeles to Budapest with 1 hour layover in DFW airport and 1h 30min layover in London Heathrow. Will it be enough time to change the planes? Thank you!
Yes, 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 at DFW inside security.
I will fly from London to San Francisco via Dallas. I have 1 and30 hours layover time. Is it enough time to transfer? immigration pick the baggage up and re check desk etc...
Thank you in advance..
That is barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
I am traveling from Toronto to Austin with an hour long layover in Dallas. Will this be enough for me to complete the immigration procedures? Also, will I have to collect my own bags and check them in again, or will they meet me at Austin directly?
You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Dallas is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skylink train connects all terminals and gates inside security. You have enough time.
I will have 12 hour layover in DFW. Arriving from Toronto. Connecting to San Francisco. Flying American ailines.
- If I check in my bag will it be through check in till Sanfransisco
- Can i go out and do sightseeing and come back

If the layover is overnight you will have to claim your bags in DFW. If it is all during the day you won't.
Hi, I'm an European passport holder travelling from San Diego through DFW to France, CDG. I'll land in DFW at 3:49PM with AA and still with AA the international flights departs at 4:45PM, less than 1hr later. is there enough time to catch the international flight? thanks in advance.
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in DFW on your way to Paris is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skylink train connects all gates inside security.