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My parents are flying AA (American Airlines) from China to FL with layover at DFW. They will be arriving at Terminal D and need to go through Immigration/customs, their next flight will be at Terminal C. Since they don't speak English I have printed out a airport map for them. 1. Where is the Immigration/custom? Can't find them on the map. 2. Where to claim their luggages? At Terminal D? 3. At Terminal C where to recheck their luggages?
I'm flying AA (American Airlines) from YYZ (Toronto Canada) to HKG (Hong Kong) with layover at DFW. 1) Will I need to pick up checked luggage and go through customs/security and re-check? I'm hoping not since we are just at DFW for a quick transfer and it's not our destination! But I've asked friends and have gotten mixed feedback 2) We only have 75 mins for the layover. Is that enough time to get to the departure gate (no idea where it'll be! Is there a way to find this out in advance?) and enough time to get through securty/re-check baggage, if necessary? What happens if the first flight is late or it takes too long getting through security (i.e., not really my fault)? Will they put me on the next flight or I have to buy a new ticket?
Thanks so much for your help!!!
You pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do on the way to Hong Kong in DFW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.
Flight is meant to arrive in Terminal A from LAX at 12pm on American Airlines, then my transfer flight leaves at 1pm from Terminal C. Do I have to collect my bags/recheck them in as it is a connection? Will I have enough time?
You don't have to do anything with your bags. Just take the Skylink train from A to C. You have enough time if the first flight is on-time.
Arriving from PEK via American Oct 18 4:50pm. Connection for ORD via American at 6:25pm Oct 18. Is this enough time to clear customs and get to connecting term/gate? And since both flights are on same carrier i assume bags will not need to be claimed?
You have to claim your bags to bring them through US Customs in Dallas, you then immediately re-check them. You have barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.