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  • Transfer from Japan flight to RDU
    Nov 14, 2016
    As the last time my wife flew from RDU-NRT it was a real nail-biter for the RDU-MSP connection, she almost missed her flight. This time, the opposite direction from NRT>>RDU she has more time, but just want to be sure about International>>domestic connections. As well, I believe that she needs to collect her check-in baggage and re-check in.


    Is she connecting in MSP or DFW? Yes, when she enters the US She will have to go through US Immigration, claim her bags, go through US Customs, re-check her bags at the re-check desk, and go through security.


  • Connecting from American Airlines to Lufthansa at DFW
    Nov 12, 2016
    Will my daughter have to get her luggage when she arrives at DFW on American to transfer to a Lufthansa flight at DFW to Italy? If so, how does she doe this? How much time should she allow between arrival at DFW and departure on Lufthansa?


    Are her tickets on two separate reservations or one reservation? Where is she flying into DFW from?


    She will fly in from Phoenix on American on a separate ticket so I imagine he has to collect her luggage and then to go Lufthansa. One more question: She is booked thru United on a flight operated by Lufthansa so where does she check in at...United or Lufthansa? It is thru a site called fareboom to Italy but just a regular American ticket from Phoenix to DFW...Thanks!


    Yes, she will have to claim her bags from American and take a shuttle bus to her departure terminal to re-check her bags. Lufthansa doesn't fly nonstop from DFW to Italy. Is she flying to Frankfurt first? If so she will re-check her bags with Lufthansa in Terminal D. If she is connecting in Newark or Washington DC or somewhere else in the USA first, she will re-check her bags with United in Terminal E.


    Yes...she connected in Frankfurt to Italy. She leaves from Terminal D at DFW on Lufthansa. How much time should she allow between her arrival at DFW on American to get her bags and then recheck them again at Terminal D from American?


    I would want at least 3 hours.


  • Any tips for non-English speaker to make connection smoothly?
    Nov 11, 2016
    Hi ZAP, my friend from China will fly to Mexico via AA (PVG-DFW-BJX) on Nov. 17th. She speaks very little English. She has 2 and a half hour to make connection. From your previous comments, I understand that she doesn't need claim the luggage, but she still need to go through immigration and customs, and then go through the security. It seems like she does not need to leave the terminal D since both sections are international via AA, is my understanding correct? Is there any assistance available for mandarin speaker at DFW? Any comments will be highly appreciated.


    Since she is coming from China i'm sure there will be people on her flight that speak both Chinese and English that she can ask for help. Also, does she speak Spanish (she won't be able to do much in Leon if she doesn't)? Lots of people at DFW speak Spanish.


    Thanks for your quick response. No, unfortunately she doesn't speak any Spanish either. That's the part make me nerves. Thanks for reminding me that she can ask other passenger for help. I assumed my other understandings are all correct?


  • Coming in from Joplin, mo going to Denver, co
    Nov 10, 2016
    Flying into Dallas on Amercan airlines then on to Denver on American Will I have to change terminals? Only 45 mins


    You will almost definitely have to change terminals. The Skylink train connects all terminals and gates inside security. You have enough time if your flight from Joplin is on-time.


  • Short time between flights
    Nov 10, 2016
    Only 1 hour between flight on from Cvg on american eagle and leaving on American Airlines to Maui. Is this doable?


    Yes, that is doable if the first flight is on-time. The Skylink train connects all terminals inside security.


  • Connections
    Nov 10, 2016
    Hello, I am travelling from Tokyo to Toronto via DFW with all flights on American Airlines. Is two hours enough time to make the connection? I understand it is all Terminal D, but because It is the last flight to Toronto, what happens if the something goes wrong....flight is delayed etc.


    If you miss your connection then you will be rebooked on a flight the next day and spend the night in DFW. Whether or not they supply you will a hotel depends on the reasons for the delay.


    Thank you for the reply. I appreciate it.


    Hi ZAP, I get the impression from your responses that if the AA flight only transits through DFW whilst going on to a third international destination (ie NRT-DFW-YYZ) it is not necessary to collect luggage? Is that correct?


    Yes, that is correct. The only Airlines/Hubs that work that way in the US are DFW and MIA for AA and IAH for United.


  • 1.41 enough from AA to Qatar Airways. MSP-DFW-DOH
    Nov 7, 2016
    Hi guys, I have a flight coming up in a couple of weeks and AA changed my flight from having 2.5 hours in DFW from MSP to 1.41 hours. Is this enough time to make the connection and will AA issue my boarding passes for Qatar airways or will I have to go through security again at DFW and get a new valid boarding pass as they had me do when flew out of ORD.


    Yes, that is still enough time. AA should be able to issue your Qatar Airways boarding pass. If they do not you can get it from the Qatar Airways gate, you don't have to leave security.


    Perfect! Thank you so much.


  • Connection in Dallas
    Nov 7, 2016
    I am flying from Vancouver to San Jose, Costa Rica with a 2 hour connection time in Dallas... is that enough?


    Yes, that is enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you have to do in DFW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All gates are connected inside security.


  • connections
    Nov 7, 2016
    I have a connection from Terminal A to Terminal D, by looking at the airport map it looks pretty close but I can't tell, are you able to just walk across? Is it not too far to walk from A to D? I'm traveling with my 87 yr old mother.


    There is a walkway from A to D but I would take the Skyway train.


    Sorry, Skylink train.


  • connection time
    Nov 4, 2016
    HI. I 'have a flight from Paris to Guatemala city. I have 1 hour and 10 minutes in dallas. Is it enought to pass immigration, to claim my lugages. I have myr ESTA, but people here, told me that's is to short !!! I travel with America airlines.


    You don't have to claim your bags if both flights are on American, but you still have to go through Immigration, customs and Security. I Agree, that's not enough time.


  • International connections Syd - DFW - San Jose Costa Rica
    Nov 3, 2016
    Hi. I'm have only 1.5 hrs to connect from one international flight being qantas to a American Airlines flight both at terminal D. I've been advised I acutally have to collect my bags and recheck in by Travel agent but qantas flight says this does happen anymore. Please advise correct procedure and if enough time. Thanks. RH


    I believe Qantas is wrong, but to be sure you can ask when you arrive. It's still a very difficult connection regardless.


  • connection time
    Oct 31, 2016
    We are arriving Friday at 12:03 from phoenix and connection to fort lauderdale is now at 12:55. Is 50 minutes enough time and do you think we will need to go to another terminal?


    Yes, that is enough time if the first flight is on-time. There's about a 50/50 chance that you will have to change terminals. If you do the Skylink train connects all terminals and gates inside security.


  • Sydney - Dallas - Mexico City
    Oct 31, 2016
    Hi I'm flying Sdyney to DAllas to Mexico City on an Australian Passport. Do I need to clear US customs and immigration in Dalllas? Do i need a visa?


    Yes, in DFW you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and go through security. If you are an Australian citizen you do not need a Visa, but you have to complete ESTA before your trip. If you are not Australian, whether or not you need a visa depends on your citizenship.


  • connection time
    Oct 27, 2016
    AA changed my booking so we have a 58 minute connection coming from Las Vegas, to an international flight to Santiago, Chile, I don't believe this is enough time particularly if we have to change terminals


    The Skylink train connects all gates inside security and all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time if the flight from Las Vegas is on-time.


  • Transiting in DFW to London
    Oct 25, 2016
    Hi, I'm flying from san jose to london with american airlines with a 1 hour 20 min transit in DFW. Is this enough time to transfer? Fortunately it;s a work trip so i'm flying first class San Jose to Dallas and Business for Dallas to London...just want to make sure that i don't need to collect luggage etc


    Are you flying from San Jose, California or Costa Rica?


    california. I've told our travel booker that this transfer time appears to be too short


    That is enough time. You don't have to do anything with your bags in DFW on your way to London. All you have to do is take the Skylink train from your arrival gate in Terminal A or C to your departure gate in Terminal D.


    thanks...although if i get in early i can enjoy time in the lounge :)


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