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  • 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
    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.

     

  • LIMA to SFO connection at DFW
    Aug 21, 2016
    1
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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.

     

  • Transit
    Jul 16, 2016
    1
    Hello We are flying LAX to Cancun via DFW. We have a 51 minute transfer time between flights. We are told we need to change planes. Is this transit time possible?

     

    Yes, that is possible. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skylink train connects all gates inside security.

     

  • From Tokyo to Dallas and Dallas to Tallahassee
    Jul 13, 2016
    1
    I am travelling from Tokyo to Dallas and have a layover of 2hrs 10 mins. I have flight then to Tallahassee. Is the layover time sufficient?

     

    That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Leave & re-enter DFW for a 5 & half hours layover
    Jun 21, 2016
    1
    I'm arriving DFW at 13:44 from Austin & have a connecting flight to London at 19:15, both on American Airlines. Would I have enough time to step out to meet some friends, re-enter, clear customs and catch connecting flight or are there any complexities involved?

     

    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. Yes, you could exit security, meet your friends, and go back through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • lay over
    Jun 21, 2016
    2
    It's me again. I wil fly from AUH to DSM......... but will have to lay over at LHR and DFW and transfer flight to DSM. From my previous post, I found out that I don't have to Pre-Clear customs and Immigration in AUH. I found out that I will go through Immigation and Custom at DFW. In that case, do I have to claim my baggage at DFW? and upon my return flight, same route, from DSM to DFW I only have 1 hr 20 mins lay over. Do I have enough time to claim my baggage and re-check at DFW? Please help!!! Thank you.

     

    Sorry I got confused! My return flight is connecting from DSM to ORD Terminal 3. Do I have enough time to claim my baggage, re-check, go through Immigration and find the terminal for my next international flight (Terminal 5). is 1 hr 40 mins enough time to do all of this? Thank you in advance for your answer.

     

    When you enter the US at 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 to your departure gate. On the return you don't have to go through immigration or customs, or do anything with your baggage in ORD as long as all flights are on the same reservation. You just have to take the ATS Train from T3 to T5 and go through security.

     

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