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  • Connecting flight after flying in from Australia
    Jan 7, 2017
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    I will be flying in to DFW from Australia. I was wondering how long of a lay over I need to get through customs and be able to catch a flight out to St. Louis.

     

    If both flights are on the same reservation 2 hours is sufficient if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • 1 hour layover
    Dec 31, 2016
    2
    I am flying to from Des Moines to Cancun with a layover in DFW. Is 1 hour enough time for this layover? Do we need to go through customs since we are flying internationally?

     

    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. The Skylink train connects all terminals and gates inside security. You have enough time if the flight from Des Moines is on-time.

     

    Thank you!!

     

  • Dallas 5 hour stopover
    Dec 14, 2016
    2
    Hi All, Im travelling back to Toronto via Dallas from Maui arriving at 8:00 am. Is this enough time to go downtown, even just to get a little taste of Dallas? Thanks!

     

    You'll arrive right at rush hour and honestly, there's very little to see in downtown Dallas. I suggest having a nice leisurely breakfast at the airport.

     

    Thanks Zap. Just wasn't sure if I'll ever get a chance to even glimpse at Dallas again. Agreed rush hour, stuck in traffic, expensive cabs may not be the best use of my time. Thanks

     

  • London->Dallas->College Station
    Dec 13, 2016
    1
    I have a layover time of 1 hr 30 min on arriving from London to Terminal D, will that be enough to clear immigration, customs and security and change terminal?

     

    It's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.

     

  • Toronto -> Maui (layover in DFW)
    Dec 9, 2016
    1
    From Toronto to Maui and layover in Dallas... is 1 h 30 min enough for catching our connection? AA is the airline. I don't believe we have to reclaim our checked luggage and go through custom again, right? Many Thanks!

     

    Yes, that is plenty of time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. 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.

     

  • Layover/Immigration/Bags
    Dec 1, 2016
    1
    Hello, I will be flying Frankfurt, Germany to Dallas, and then have another flight to Minneapolis. Will I have to get my bags, go through immigration/customs, and recheck them? I'll be traveling alone with a small infant, so I am nervous about carrying bags/stroller/car seat and the baby. Any suggestions welcome!

     

    Yes, in DFW you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and go through security and then take the Skylink train to your departure gate. This assumes both flights are on American and are on the same reservation.

     

  • layover time
    Oct 25, 2016
    1
    im flying from london to lafayette with a layover in dallas with 1h50min is it enough time to go through customs, while arriving aat 4pm( according to google one of the busiest times in dallas airport

     

    That should be barely enough time if everything goes smoothly. If you do miss your connection there should be one later flight to Lafayette that evening.

     

  • 55 Minute Layover Enough Time
    Oct 23, 2016
    1
    Flying from Pittsburgh to Honolulu with a 55 minute layover in Dallas Is that enough time for catching flight

     

    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 gates inside security.

     

  • American Airlines Travel
    Oct 19, 2016
    1
    Have a 10 hours layover on October 21st…..Is there a rest lounge in the airport that I can nap for a few hours before my next flight? Thanks

     

    If the layover is during the day, yes, you can buy a day pass to the American Airlines Admirals Club.

     

  • Mexican national no visa
    Oct 16, 2016
    1
    Traveling with non citizen from London with a 12 hr layover entry back to mex city. He has to remain in airport for next day flight?

     

    If he doesn't have a US Transit Visa he will not be allowed on the flight to DFW.

     

  • International transfer
    Oct 14, 2016
    1
    I arrive from Austin with a connection to Shanghai, all on American Airlines. I have a 1 hour 5 min. layover. Is that enough time for Immigration, Customs, and Security?

     

    There is no US immigration or customs or special security 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 terminals and gates inside security. You have enough time.

     

  • overnight layover
    Oct 11, 2016
    1
    I'm planning from seoul to DFW, and then tranfer to PITTSBURGH on next morning. Do I have to recheck baggae on next morning ? Can I recheck baggage as soon as arriving DFW ? I want to carry small bag to the hotel near airport.

     

    You will have to take your bags with you to the Hotel. You won't be able to re-check your bags until the next morning.

     

  • Dallas Lay-over Time Frame
    Sep 13, 2016
    1
    I am traveling to Buenos Aires from Montreal, Canada, with a connecting flight at O'Hare, and at DFW. But I only have 1:29 lay-over in Dallas, Is this enough time to make my connection to my international flight?

     

    Yes, 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.

     

  • Transfer
    Aug 31, 2016
    1
    I am flying from Toronto to Sydney Australia with 1 hr 35 transfer in Dallas. Is this enough time? Do I need to recheck luggage

     

    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 if both flights are on the same reservation. The Skylink train connects all gates inside security.

     

  • Austin to Hong Kong
    Aug 23, 2016
    1
    Flight AA 778 Austin to Hong Kong has 1 hour 35 min layover in Dallas is this enough time to catch Flight AA 137. Do we have to go through customs? Are the flights in the same terminal?

     

    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Gates will likely not be in the same terminal. The Skylink train connects all terminals and gates inside security.

     

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