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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.