Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM
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Will we need to get our luggage, and then re-enter security and get to International gate? or will AA connect our luggage if we fly from LAX on AA? If not, or if we fly a different airline to DFW, how long of a connection time should we allow? Thank you!
If both flights are on AA and on the same reservation then you won't have to do anything with your bags in DFW and can just go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If it's two separate reservation on two separate airlines you will have to claim your bags, take the shuttle bus to Terminal D, re-check them, and go through security and in that case I recommend 3 hours.
Can you explain how customs works in Dallas please? My daughter is flying to Dallas from Tokyo Japan with my 10 month old granbaby by herself so trying to find out what the process is. She has a 2 hour 5 minute layover. Will she need to get her luggage and then recheck it? She is flying American Airlines.
She will arrive in Terminal D, go through US Immigration, claim her bags, go through US Customs, re-check her bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to her departure gate on the Skylink train. She has just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
We are arriving DFW on AA (separate ticket) and departing on Delta to ATL then to CDG. I know that we will have to claim our bags at DFW and recheck into Delta. Will we be able to utilize the recheck bags desk or will we have to go with our bags to check in at Delta via shuttle?
No, you will have to take the shuttle bus to Terminal E to re-check your bags with Delta.
Can I make my connection to Dulles if I am flying from Guatemala City to Dallas and then on to Dulles with only 1 hour and 20 minutes for my transfer? All legs of the flight are with the same airline (United). I just called United and asked the representative if I would be okay- he stated I did not have to go through customs and that I could check my luggage straight through to Dulles. After reading other travelers inquiries, I am confused. The United representatives support seems contradictory to your advice. What are your thoughts?
United does not fly from Guatemala City to Dallas. Whoever you talked to has no idea what they are talking about. You go through US Immigration and Customs at your point of entry into the US.