Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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My flight arrives Terminal A Gate 38 12:13pm Next flight departs Terminal C Gate 7 at 1:00. Can I make it? How far is it? What's that fastest way to get to C7?
Take the Skylink train. You have enough time if the first flight is on-time.
Hi there,
I know already hundrets and hundrets have already asked a similar question. I am flying in with AA from Heathrow (start in Germany serviced by BA) with a short stop in Raleigh/ Durham. As far as I know the procedure, I have to go thru immigrations, pick up my luggage, walk thru customs, drop my luggage again, pass security in order to get to my connecting flight to Mexico.
the whole iternary is with AA code numbers but the transfere time in Dallas is quite tight (I personally would say it is not even enough!) only about 1 hour.
Did I understood the process right? Is the transfere time to tight, and if, why is this sold in this combination?

BR
Actually, in Raleigh/Durham you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, and go through security since that is your entry point to the US. In DFW all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate on the Skylink train.
I'll be traveling from Phoenix to Dallas via AA which arrives in Dallas at 4:27 pm and I have qatar airways at 6:25 pm, is 1hr enough to clear security and reach the gate.
Is it one reservation or two separate reservations? If it's one reservation then you don't have to go through security. Just take the Skylink train to your departure gate.
Thanks for your response, yes it's a one reservation.
Do I collect baggage in Dallas and go through customs again?

In DFW 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 your departure gate.
I have 90 mins to transfer from incoming puerto vallata flight and outgoing New York flight. Is that enough? Thanks.
That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
Is 1 hour enough to arrive on Spirit Terminal E, get 1 bag and make American flight in Terminal C?
im arriving at dallas on spirit at 4:00 and have to catch american airlines at 5;45 to abq, i think its enough time but im thinking of not checking a bag to make it go faster! have you thought of that?
Of course I have, it's not an option due to Spirit's carry-on policy. Not really helpful
1 hour is not enough time.
My fiance and I will return to DFW on AA from a trip to Mexico at 4:30 PM. We then have a flight out of DFW on Qatar at 6:30 PM the same day for India (this was bad planning on our part). What are the chances we will make our flight? I have a US passport and my fiance an Indian passport. We weren't sure how long it would take both of us to get through customs. We plan to take only carry-on luggage to Mexico to save time. Is there a place we could leave our bags for India at DFW until that day? Help!
With only carry-ons I'd say you have a small chance of making it. DFW has no baggage storage.
I am travelling to Mexico but transit in DFW. My arrival airline is Emirates and my connecting airline is either American, United or Aero Mexico. Do i have to go through Immigration for the connection meaning i got to have a visa to enter US.? Alternatively how about if i take American Airlines from London and connecting in DFW with connecting flight to Mexico with also American Airlines.
Yes, you will need to go through US Immigration and Customs and therefore will need a Visa for the US. Even if all your flights are on the same reservation, you still need a Visa.
What terminal does Qantas land and is there a location on that terminal where i can get a shower before heading out on a domestic flight?
It arrives in Terminal D. After you arrive you can go through security in Terminal D and with a day pass, enter the Admirals Club in Terminal D, which has a shower, before taking the Skylink train to your departure gate.
Many thanks. Are there also hotels in the terminal i could use. Our flight out of DFW is late at night?
Thanks
There are no hotels in the Terminal at DFW. There is a hotel on site though.
flying from London Heathrow to cancun via Dallas Fort Worth. Will my luggage be sent through to cancun from London or will I have to pick it up & re check it in at Dallas after immigration clearance ? Thanks
If both flights are on American and on the same reservation you won't have to claim your bags in DFW.