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  • Connecting flights
    Sep 16, 2016
    Hi, I and 4 others arrive at Dallas FW on Saturday the 17th from Heathrow, we arrive at 15.55 and have a connecting flight to Fort Myers that leaves at 18.25, does this give us enough time to get through immigration etc? I guess we will need to pick out bags up and recheck them in?? Many thanks Ceris


    Yes, that should be enough time. Yes, 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.


    Thank you , I appreciate your help, Ceris


    Good morning, British Airways have sent me the following message " As your journey is wholly with British Airways or oneworld alliance airlines, your baggage will be through-checked to your final destination. Your baggage will be labelled through to your onward flight destination and you will be given a boarding pass for your next flight. You do not have to pick up your bags and check in again. Simply follow the Flight Connections signs and make your way to the relevant terminal. Does this seem correct to you? I worry that our luggage will be lost! Many thanks Ceris


    When entering the US you HAVE TO claim your bags in order to go through US Customs. This is true everywhere in the US. What they sent you just means that your bags will be tagged to your final destination (they will) but you still have to claim them to go through US Customs in DFW. You will drop them at a desk right after.


  • International connection
    Sep 9, 2016
    Arriving Dfw from London on AA at 5,00 PM connecting for Mexico on AA flight departing 6.45 PM with only carry on luggage. It's enough time?AA sells this flight on their site.... Thanks


    Yes, with carry-ons only that should be possible if the flight from London is on-time.


  • 45 min. between flights
    Sep 9, 2016
    travelling from Hartford CT to Hong Kong with American.Flight time changed by American in Dallas giving us 45 minutes between flights. They say we can do it- can we?


    It is possible. All you have to do in DFW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate on the Skylink train.


  • Departure
    Sep 7, 2016
    I am travelling from Guatemala to Sydney via DFW. I will not be able to get a boarding pass for my Qantas flight in Guatemala. How do I get to the Qantas check in desk to obtain a boarding pass and re check my bags?


    Once you clear customs in Terminal D, you can just go up to the departure level and re-check your bags with Qantas and get your boarding pass and go through security.


    I know this seems a ridiculous question but.....is the departure level up or down the escalators once I clear customs.


    Sorry...just realised you did actually say up in your first response.


  • Transit time flight AA 263 & AA 3673
    Sep 6, 2016
    Travelling in from Newyork and reaching Dallas at 9:40am and have a connection flight at 10.30 to Springfield.Is there enought time to complete checkin process and catch the connection flight?


    If both flights are on AA on the same reservation you don't have to check-in again in DFW. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skylink train connects all gates inside security.


  • Qantas at Dallas Airport
    Sep 3, 2016
    I am arriving at Dallas Airport from Huatemala and travelling to Sydney. Do I have to leave the terminal to Re check my bags?


    You do not leave the terminal or re-check your bags, but you will have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security.


  • recheck, enough time?
    Sep 3, 2016
    My connection is Sydney - Dallas - Kansas City. I only have 1h 25mins in Dallas. I heard I need to recheck. Do I have enough time? Is there anything I can do before get there.


    yes, you have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. You have less than the minimum required international to domestic connection time. This is a very difficult connection, bordering on impossible.


  • Austin to Dfw then Dfw to Jackson Hole, Wy
    Sep 1, 2016
    Current groun stop in Austin…will I miss connection to Jackson Hole from Dfw? Is ther later flight?


    the 6:40 PM flight to Jackson Hole is the last one and it is currently on-time. You will be spending the night in Dallas (unless you can get off your Austin flight and spend the night there instead).


  • What is the process
    Sep 1, 2016
    Hi, I am arriving in dallas from heathrow at 1555pm I have a connecting flight to monterrey mexico at 1845. I have never flown before and wanted to know the process. Do I need to get bags from carousel or will these be swapped onto next plane? Where do I head after getting off the plane? is there a connection area for transferring flights or do you have to go to front check in desk again? Any help and info welcome thanks Tom


    Since you are on an International to International connection, if both flights are on American then you just go through US Immigration, US Customs, and then security and to your departure gate - you will arrive in Terminal D and depart from Terminal B. The skylink train connects the terminal after you go through security. You have enough time.


  • Enought Time?
    Sep 1, 2016
    I'm flying from Charlotte-Douglas Intl. (CLT) to Sydney (Australia) with a connecting stopover in Dallas of just 55 mins. Will this be enough time? I'm unsure if I would be going through immigration at Charlotte or Dallas?


    Yes, that is enough time. There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in DFW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skylink train connects all gates inside security. You go through Australian immigration and customs when you get to Sydney.


  • connection
    Aug 31, 2016
    I'm flying from Cancun to JAX with a connection in DFW, scheduled, time between flights is 1.35h, is this enough to make it through customs and get to the next gate, i'm travelling without checked bags, only carry-on.


    That is barely enough time. Not having checked bags helps.


  • Worried
    Aug 31, 2016
    I'm flying from Toronto to Seoul with a transfer in Dallas for 55 minutes .. Is that enough time? Do I need to recheck my baggage? Flight number leaving Toronto is AA1259 and then AA281


    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. The Skylink train connects all gates and concourses inside security.


  • Connection Time
    Aug 31, 2016
    I will be arriving from LHR on September 4 by AA51 at 1335, and connecting to AEX by AA3344 at 1625. Is this enough time? Where should I recheck my baggage for AA3344? Thanks.


    That should be plenty of time. You will re-check your bags at the re-check desk right after you clear customs.


    Thank you.


  • Should I Book this Flight?
    Aug 30, 2016
    Looking at RT flight to Hong Kong. Not sure if HKG to CVG with 2h 6m layover in DFW is enough time to clear customs? How much would it help if all passengers had global entry?


    Yes, that is just enough time. Global Entry would help quite a bit.


  • Domestic travel after tour
    Aug 29, 2016
    After a tour of Europe, we will be traveling FRA-DFW and clearing Customs. The tour ends in DFW and I made separate arrangements from DEN with a separate booking number. Since it is a totally separate flight, can I get my UA boarding pass and check my bags outside of Customs or do I need to haul all luggage to United flight check-in? I know that I will have to go through security again however I am wondering about the logistics of checking my bags after arrival at DFW. Is there a separate check-in desk for United outside of Customs? The bags cannot be checked from FRA to DEN since it is 2 separate bookings.


    You will need to take the shuttle bus to Terminal E to check your bags with United.


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