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  • Transfer from terminal D to terminal B
    Apr 26, 2015
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    Flying into terminal D and my connecting flight is terminal B just 40 minutes later. How long will it take me to connect and what's the quickest way? Thanks!

     

  • Process of transfer from international flight to domestic flight.
    Apr 26, 2015
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    I am British flying from UK on BA to San antonio via Dallas. I have 90 minutes to transfer. The domestic flight ( although BA Booked) transfers to AA from Dallas to San Antonio. I have never done a flight transfer before and unable to find info on the process despite emailing Dallas airport twice. Please can you advise me of the process of what I need to do when I arrive at Dallas. I am confused as to whether I have to collect my baggage or whether it is transferred automatically. Do I go through passport control and customs. Which do I do first. Thanks

     

    On the way to San Antonio, when you arrive in Dallas Terminal D, you will go through US Immigration (passport control), claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate, which will likely be in another terminal. The SkyLink train connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • Edmonton-Dallas-El Salvador
    Apr 24, 2015
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    Hey, I'm flying with American Airlines from YEG-DFW-SAL roundtrip. When I land in DFW, do I need to claim baggage or through any screenings?. I have a 5 hour overlay so I think time is good but I'm concerned with my return flight I as arrive in DFW from SAL 1:47 and depart at 3:20pm back to YEG. Do I have to go get my baggage and go through US Immigration and Customs?.

     

    On your way to San Salvador you will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Edmonton. All you have to do in Dallas is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The SkyLink train connects all terminals inside security. On your way back, yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security but should not have to claim your bags since you are on an international to international connection.

     

  • MSP - DFW - DXB
    Apr 24, 2015
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    Hello, My wife and will be flying DXB - DFW on Emirates and then a 2 hr layover before a our Delta flight to MSP. We have Global Entry and TSA PreCheck and no checked baggage. We should have plenty of time correct?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. Check in online before you leave dubai for your Delta flight and then you can go through security in Terminal D and take the Train to Terminal E. Otherwise you will have to take the shuttle bus to Terminal E which is much slower.

     

  • YYZ-DFW-SJD
    Apr 24, 2015
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    I'm flying out of Toronto going to Mexico, with a 1hr 9min layover in Dallas - is this enough time? Do we need to go through US customs, claim & recheck our bags, etc.? Both flights are with US Airways. Our return trip is another layover in DFW with 1hr 40mins. - will there be a longer delay coming from Mexico?

     

    Note that both of your flights will be operated by American Airlines. On your way to Mexico 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. All terminals are connected inside security by the SkyLink Train. You have enough time. On your return, in Dallas, you will go through US Immigration and Customs and security but should not have to claim your bags since you are on an international to international connection. You should barely have enough time there. You will go through Canadian Immigration and Customs when you get to Toronto.

     

  • Connections: AA - Heathrow to Dallas to Chattanooga
    Apr 23, 2015
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    I am a US citizen flying on AA a direct flight from Heathrow to DFW . This ticket was purchased by my work. When I arrive at DFW, I would like to take an AA connecting flight to Lovell Field Chattanooga, TN and I will purchase this ticket. My flight arrives at DFW at 4:30 and the connecting AA flight to Lovell Field Chattanooga departs at 6:35. I will have one check on piece of luggage and a carry on bag. Is there enough time for me to make the connecting flight? Can you please provide instructions on how I should let AA know that Chattanooga is my final destination and the procedures once I land at DFW to make the connecting flight to Lovell Field Chattanooga?

     

    If you show your DFW-CHA confirmation to the AA agent in London they should be able to tag your bag through to CHA and issue your DFW-CHA boarding pass. In DFW, you will arrive in Terminal D, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and take the SkyLink train to Terminal B where your flight to CHA will depart.

     

  • is 90 mins enough from international flight to connect?
    Apr 22, 2015
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    I'm flying into Dallas FW from London Heathrow on American Airlines flight with 9&12 yr old all on British passports with ESTA. Flight due in 1.45pm. Connecting to American Eagle flight (booked through AA) 90 mins later. Is this enough time? Will I need to clear US immigration, collect bags, clear customs & recheck bags and tickets? Should I rather take later connection (which gets me in to Santa Fe much later than desired?). If I miss the connection, how likely am I to get onto the next (same day) flight to Santa Fe? Advice appreciated!

     

    Yes, you will arrive in Terminal D, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and take the SkyLink train to Terminal B where you will depart. 90 minutes is the bare minimum allowed for this connection. If everything goes smoothly you can make it. If you do miss your connection there is a good chance you could be rebooked on the later flight to Santa Fe. They may also rebook you to Albuquerque and pay for your ground transportation to Santa Fe.

     

  • CUN-DFW-MKE
    Apr 22, 2015
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    We are flying into DFW from Cancun then to MKE all through AA. our flight arrives at DFW at 8:08pm and leaves for MKE at 9:45pm on a Tuesday night. What process can I expect as far as custom and baggage claim, especially since I am traveling with an infant and 10 yr old. Is this a reasonable amount of time to connect with it being later at night? Thanks for your response.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. You will arrive in Terminal D, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and take the SkyLink train to your departure terminal/gate.

     

  • Connecting Flights
    Apr 21, 2015
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    I will be traveling from IND to Puerto Vallarta with an hour and 15 minute layover in Dallas. Will this be enough time? Where will I be going through customs? Do I need to retrieve any checked baggage? My layover on the way home is 3 hours.

     

    On your way to Puerto Vallarta you will go through Mexican customs in Mexico. All you have to do in Dallas is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The SkyLink train connects all terminals inside security. You will depart from Terminal D. You will have plenty of time if your first flight is on-time. On the return you will go through US Immigration and customs in DFW, but have plenty of time for that as well.

     

  • LHR to LAS via. DFW
    Apr 16, 2015
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    Hi Guys, On April 30th I will be travelling on AA51 from LHR to DFW arriving at 1:40pm local time, I will then be transferring to AA2441 from DFW to LAS scheduled to depart at 3:20pm Local Time. I am a UK citizen (ESTA Approved) and will be travelling with hand baggage only (only a 3 day visit) can you give me a steer on if this should be enough time? Both flights were booked with AA direct as a Indirect flight to LAS from LHR. If there are any tips / tricks to ease the transfer that would be appreciated.

     

    Yes, this should be plenty of time. Often there is a lane for passengers with no checked luggage, so that would save you some time. You will arrive in Terminal D where you will go through Immigration and Customs. You can then go back through security there and take the SkyLink train to your departure terminal (which will probably be A or C.

     

  • IAH - DFW - LHR
    Apr 16, 2015
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    Hello, I am flying through DFW on my way from Houston to London. Both flights are on American and on the same reservation so I won't have to deal with baggage, but since one is domestic and the other international I'm worried about the connection. I only have 46 minutes. I assume that's enough to make the transfer from the domestic to the international American terminals since AA booked it, but if I'm delayed at all, will I be out of luck? What's the minimum amount of time needed to transfer betwen American domestic and international? Thanks!

     

    It's possible to make that connection in 30 minutes, I believe that 45 is the minimum though. The SkyLink train connects all terminals inside security. It is possible if the first flight is on-time. If you miss your connection, American does have 3 daily flights from DFW to London If you are not already on the last one of the night, you will be rebooked on the next available one.

     

  • Connection Flight
    Apr 15, 2015
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    I have a flight from Dubai to Dallas on Emirates Airline and then to Tucson, Arizona on U.S. Airways. For the return flight, U.S. airways arrive at DFW 11 and the Emirates leaves DFW at 12:15. So, basically there is one hour between the two flights. Is the 1 hour enough and do I have to go through bag claim area, re-collect my bag and then go through security? I am not a U.S. citizen.

     

    Did you buy your tickets together or separately? If together your bags will be tagged through to Dubai in Tucson and you just need to take the SkyLink train from your arrival gate to your departure gate in DFW. If separately, that is not enough time - in that case you need to get an earlier flight from Tucson.

     

  • DFW-PIT
    Apr 15, 2015
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    I will be flying in from Cancun on 10/17 arriving at 4:20. We have checked bags, and both flights are on American. Flight to PIT leaves at 6:20. Is this enough time?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • From Madrid to San Francisco
    Apr 14, 2015
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    Hi, I'm flying from Madrid to San Francisco, with connexion in DFW. So I was wondering whether I'd have to pick up my luggage, get through customs, check in at DFW, etc. When I booked at AA, those flights have the same code (AA37, exactly). So, in case I would have to get though customs, how long would it take? Thank you

     

    I forgot this: I am spanish, and I'm not getting a visa, I'll just get ESTA

     

    Yes, in DFW you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. The same aircraft will likely not fly you MAD-DFW and DFW-SFO.

     

    Minimum International to Domestic connection time is 90 minutes and I recommend 2 hours.

     

  • LAX-DFW-CZM
    Apr 14, 2015
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    I will have a connection in DFW for only 40 mins (LAX to DFW to Cozumel, Mexico). I will be flying with American Airlines in February. Will the 40 min connection be enough time? not sure I have to go though customs/immigration. I am a US Citizen.

     

    I will also have the same route back with only 1 hour and 30 minutes layover at DFW, will that also be enough time?

     

    On your way to Mexico you do not have to go through Customs in Dallas. 40 minutes is enough time but doesn't leave much time to spare for delays. All Terminals are connected inside security by the SkyLink train. On your return you barely have enough time.

     





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