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  • Toronto -> Maui (layover in DFW)
    Dec 9, 2016
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.

     

  • LIMA to SFO connection at DFW
    Aug 21, 2016
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    I have two hour layover at DFW from Lima, if it enough connection time to SFO? I know I need to go through US customs and re-check bag at re-check desk, is this re-check desk means AA check in counter? or there is a particular area for re-check only?

     

    That should be just enough time. The re-check desk is a special desk for passengers coming off of international flights connecting to other flights. It's just after you clear customs, you can't miss it.

     

  • Baggage for Overnight Layover
    Jul 24, 2016
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    International flight (America Airlines) from China to Greensboro. 13 hours overnight layover at DFW. I know I have to get luggage and go through Custom. Same airline. Can I recheck the baggage immediately? Otherwise I have to take the luggage with me and recheck the next day.

     

    You will have to re-check your bags the next morning.

     

  • SYD-DFW-SAF
    Jul 18, 2016
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    I plan to take a flight that lands in DFW at 13:35 (flying with American Airlines but operate by Qantas on Aug 21, 2016) with 5-6 checked luggages. My connecting flight will be with American Eagle (on a single booking) departing DFW at 15:25. This gives me 1 hour 50 minutes to make my connecting flight. My query (i) Is the layover time enough, (ii) Do I need to collect my check baggages at DFW and check them in again ? I thank you very much for your response.

     

    You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly. Yes, 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 take the Skylink train to Terminal B where you will depart.

     

  • Enough time?
    Jul 18, 2016
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    I'm travelling from ORD to DFW, then from DFW to HKG hong kong, all on American Airlines with only 2 hours layover. Will that be enough? Do i need to check out and check in my luggage?

     

    Yes, that is enough time. You don't have to do anything with your luggage in DFW on your way to HKG. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.

     

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