Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM
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I am planning to travel from China to Brazil at the end of August, AA offers me a good deal on the price in the ticket but my concern is that I only have 2.25 hours to transfer my flight from PVG-DWF to DWF to GRU, is it too risky to do it? I am not an American citizen so I need to do the migration and move my luggage. Is there any difference if it is during the weekend?
ZAP2 hr ago
You will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security but do not have to claim and re-check your baggage. That should be enough time. If you are Chinese or Brazilian you will need a US Transit Visa.
I am flying in form Toronto for a connection to Hong Kong. My layover is 1hr and 16 mins but I figure since there are both international it should be sufficient, am I wrong?
ZAP2 hr ago
Yes, that should be enough time. You pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto so all you have to do on the way to Hong Kong is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skylink train connects all terminals and gates inside security.
Arriving from Canada connecting through to Puebla. Have 3 hours for connection. Assume bags can be checked through. Is this sufficient time? Terminals seem to be not that distant. flying in on AA and out on American Eagle . flight is in January
ZAP16 hr ago
Yes, that is plenty of time. All you have to do on your way to Puebla is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate on the Skylink train.
I know I need to transfer by train to the international terminal. How much time do I really need to do that? Several flights are flagging short connection so just trying to gauge if I can make it without ruining my vacation.
45-60 minutes is sufficient as long as you accept the risk of delays (although DFW is not particularly delay-prone).
My parents will fly to DFW from BNA, then transfer to ICN, I know they have to claim their bags, then recheck in their bags and go through immigration and customs. They have 4 hours spare time. Is that enough time for them?
You are incorrect. There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. They have plenty of time.
I'm sorry, I forgot to mention that they aren't US citizens.
There is still no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US.
I'm arriving on BA into Terminal D from London. I then have an onward AA domestic flight. As it is on a separate ticket I can't just taking bags through customs and drop them off - I have to check in and get the bags re-tagged. I don't know what terminal my AA flight is leaving from, but should I be able to check in at Terminal D after customs in the transit area, or will I need to take the bags across to whichever terminal my flight leaves from and queue to check in there?
You should be able to check your bags at the regular American Airlines check-in desk in Terminal D, then proceed through security and take the Skylink train to your departure gate.
I'll be arriving at DFW from Korea through American Airlines and have about an hour and 20 minutes to spare for my next connecting flight which is a AA. I've bought the ticket through AA.com together. Would I have enough time to make it to the flight (and in an unprecedented event, would I be able to get on the next flight without addition cost) and do I have to re-check in the baggages ?myself?
You have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. Unless your flight from Seoul arrives early you probably don't have enough time. If you miss your connection they will rebook you on a later flight without any additional charge.
i arrive on terminal D from sydney qantas flight and have a connection on american airline to montreal terminal 0 (QF4805) but there is no terminal 0 in dallas ? already are my luggage registered directly from sydney to montreal ? thank you
"Terminal 0" means they don't know the departure terminal because American uses Terminals A, B, C, and D. After you clear US Immigration and customs you will go through security and take the Skylink train to your departure gate. Yes, your baggage will go straight through to Montreal.