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    Aug 3, 2015
    Hi I get off a Q7 (Qantas flight) at 1:35 PM from Sydney and have a connecting flight with AA (all on same ticket) at 3:25 PM for St Louis. I know I get off at Terminal D and am guess I have to go to A. I have a few questions: 1. Will I need to recheck the bags or just drop them off? 2. Will this be enough time to connect to my flight after clearing customs, picking up and dropping off bags and going through security and then getting to the gate? 3. I'm a Canadian citizen - will there be any different procedures because of this? Thanks!


  • Calgary to Orlando via DFW
    Aug 2, 2015
    Hey, I'm flying from Calgary to Orlando with a 57min layover in Dallas, my question is do I just go straight to the gate or do I have to clear immigration first as one is an international flight and the other is domestic, more for my ESTA getting given to me than anything


  • 55 minute American Airlines connection
    Jul 31, 2015
    Hello, I am flying AA from San Jose to Toronto, connecting in Dallas Fort Worth. My layover is 55 minutes. I understand that AA operates from several terminals - is 55 minutes enough time to make my connection, even if I have to change terminals?


    Yes, that should be enough time. The SkyLink train connects all terminals and gates inside security.


    Also, this is assuming you are referring to San Jose, California, not San Jose, Costa Rica or San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.


    Yes, San Jose CA - thank you for clarifying. I appreciate your help!


  • terminals
    Jul 30, 2015


    Yes, that is plenty of time. The SkyLink train connects all terminals inside security.


  • Connection time
    Jul 29, 2015
    I'm flying in to DFW at 9:04pm 9/19 on American Airlines. My connecting flight is 9:50pm 9/19 with American Airlines operated by ENVOy Air-AS American Eagle. Is that enough time between flights to make my connection?


    That's barely enough time if the first flight is on-time. The SkyLink train connects all gates at DFW inside security.


  • British Air Terminal D thru Customs / transfer to Terminal B American
    Jul 28, 2015
    My teenage daughter is flying in to DFW on British Airways on Saturday into Terminal D from London. She'll need to claim her bags and go through customs, then recheck her bags into terminal B for her American Eagle flight to Houston. Will she be able to immediately recheck her bags somewhere right after customs and just take the skylink over or will she need to totally leave security, go over to Terminal B, and then recheck her bags again before going back in through security again? We are getting all different information depending on who we speak to. Since she's flying alone and nervous I want to make sure she has correct information and knows what to do before she takes off. If anyone has experience with this please let me know. Thanks!


    If both tickets were purchased on the same reservation her bags will be tagged through to Houston in London and she can drop her bags off immediately after going through US Customs, then go through security, and take the SkyLink to Terminal B. If she purchased two separate tickets, she should bring along her AA confirmation to the airport in London to show the BA agent at check-in to get her bags checked through to Houston so that she can drop them right after customs. Even if she isn't able to do that, she doesn't have to haul them to Terminal B, she can check them at the American Airlines counter in Terminal D (and pay a checked bag fee, so she'll need a credit card or debit card), and then go through security and take the skylink to Terminal B.


    It was all one ticket. That's great news - thanks so much!


  • Connection
    Jul 27, 2015
    Hi. I am arriving from Toronto to Dallas arriving to Term E. I need to transfer to Terminal E. I have 1 hr and 30 minutes between flights is this enough time and how do I get to Term D the quickest


    The SkyLink train connects all terminals inside security.


  • Connection Time
    Jul 26, 2015
    AA changed our flight times as they have done a lot of lately. SLC to DFW and then on to Cancun. From landing in Dallas to departure to Cancun they have only given us 47 minutes. I've read many posts on here, but not sure what terminals will be used. Is this enough time.


    You will arrive in Terminal A, C, or D and depart from Terminal D. All gates are connected inside security by the skylisnk train. All you have to do in DFW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time if your flight from SLC is on-time.


    Thanks ZAP. Hopefully our first flight is on time.


  • Do I have enough time? TPA - DFW - LHR
    Jul 23, 2015
    I am travelling from Tampa to Dallas and then onto London Heathrow with AA, I have a connection time in Dallas of 1hour, is this enough time to get the connection flight or will I be running as fast as my legs will carry me with a disappointment at the end by missing the flight??


    You have enough time if your flight from Tampa is on-time. The SkyLink train connects all gates at DFW inside security and all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Thank you for your response. Do you know the minimum amount of time needed for this connection?


    I would be very uncomfortable with less than 45 minutes.


  • SYD to DFW to MSY
    Jul 21, 2015
    Hi I am arriving at DFW from SYD on Qantas and then another flight to MSY on AA (separate booking) 2 hours later. Is this enough time to make the connection after completing immigration, customs and domestic check in? Thank you


    With two separate bookings that will be difficult. I would check-in for your AA flight online before you leave Australia and then show your AA confirmation to the Qantas agent in Sydney. Hopefully they will tag your bags through to MSY. Then you can re-check your bags at the re-check desk right after customs and don't have to go to the AA check in counter, you will be able to go straight to security and to your departure gate. If you do miss your connection AA will have later flights to New Orleans that you can stand by for.


  • Need help determining transfer time
    Jul 20, 2015
    I am traveling from Montreal to Dallas and connecting to SFO with a 1 hour 15 minute layover. If i don't have checked bags, will this be enough time to get to my connecting flight? Will I have to go through customs and security at Dallas?


    That is plenty of time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. All you have to do in Dallas is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The SkyLink train connects all gates inside security.


    Jul 19, 2015
    I am travelling to Doha through American airlines from MSP to DFW and then taking Quatar airways to Doha. I have about 53 minutes between connecting flight. Question: What is the time needed to connect from AA terminal to Terminal D where Quatar takes off? As this is international flight, do I need to again get in security? Thanks for any answers.


    No you do not need to exit security when you arrive. Just hop on skylink to terminal D. Travel times on skylink will be 5-10 minutes depending on whether you arrive at Terminal A or C (both AA terminals). You should be able to connect comfortably


  • Connecting Flight Timing & Procedure
    Jul 19, 2015
    Hi All, I'll be flying out of Vancouver -BC to Madrid in August. We have a connecting flight in DFW, with 1h 24m in between flights. Both legs of this journey (YVR-DFW, DFW - MAD) are with British Airlines, operated by American Airways. We arrive in Terminal D and also fly out of it. Questions: Will we need to deal with baggage in DFW, or can we expect it to be moved for us from one plane to the other? We go through customs in Vancouver for entrance to the US, should we expect any additional security check when transferring planes? If we do have to manually move our checked baggage, will we have to go through security again for it? Thanks


    Since you cleared US customs in YVR, you shouldn't have to deal with bags or have to exit security at DFW. Simply walk to your gate for your madrid flight or take skylink if you arrive at a terminal other than D.


  • Transfer flights
    Jul 20, 2015
    We are on a transfer arriving at Dallas to Amarillo from Los Angeles.Can you maybe help with the terminals arriving at and departing...have only 40 minutes for that.Flying on American airlines.


    You will arrive in Terminal B and depart from terminal A, C, or D. All gates are connected inside security by the SkyLink train.


  • How long will a connection take at DFW
    Jul 17, 2015
    Our AA plane arrives at DFW at 11:00 am and our next flight leaves at 12 Noon to San Juan Puerto Rico. Is that enough time to make the connection?


    If the first flight is domestic that is enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skylink train connects all gates inside security.


    Thanks. I appreciate your afvice


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