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I am Indian passport holder traveling from SFO to DFW airport by AA.
I have a connecting flight by AA to Amsterdam in 1 hour.
Will 1 hr be enough Do I need to checkin baggage again ?

Also if the incoming flight is late do AA arrange next available flights?

Thanks in Advance!
If both flights are on the same reservation then you don't have to do anything with your bags in DFW on your way to Amsterdam. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skylink train connects all gates inside security. You have enough time.
Yes both flights are on same reservation and of american airlines.
I am flying in from eze to dfw and am booking a flight out of DFW on american or united. Will I have enough time if I land at 5am to take a 6am flight? How long does it take to go through customs?
No, that is absolutely not enough time. if you fly out on American you need 2-2.5 hours and if you fly out on United you need at least 3 hours.
I am looking at STL to HKG with connection at DFW. One of the proposed routes on AA site is AA1442 (STL 0752-DFW 0956) and AA125 (DFW 1040 - HKG 1610 +1). There is only 44 mins connection which is a tad scary. I take that it's a legitimate combination but is it possible to make?
It is possible, but as you suspect, it leaves no time to spare for anything to go wrong.
Thanks a lot. There is only one DFW-HKG flight everyday and I definitely wouldn't want to risk it.
I will be arriving from Toronto on an AA flight at 9:38am and my connection on AA to Honolulu will be at 10:50. Is this enough time to connect to the 10:50 flight?
Yes. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. 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.
We will be arriving from Australia at DFW at 13;00 and want to catch an AA flight to Fort Lauderdale at 16:40. Is that enough time to go through American customs, collect bags and catch flight?
Yes, that is enough time.
I will be arriving in DFW from Tokyo on AA at 8.25 AM and taking a flight also on AA at 10.25 AM will I have enough time to cler customas and security?
Yes, you should have enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Thak you very much for your quick response
I will be arriving from international travel via British Airways at 3 pm. I am planning on then taking Delta or Alaska to PDX whose flight would depart at 430pm. Will I need to go through customs? Is an hour enough to go through customs to get on another airline to travel?
Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags and go through US Customs. You will then need to take a shuttle to Terminal E if you want to fly Delta or Alaska. 90 minutes is NOT enough time to do all that. You need at least 3 hours.
Thank you very much!
Hi, I'm booking AA1259 on Feb 15th arriving DFW at 9:45am, connecting at 10:35am AA0127 to PVG. Both should be at Terminal D according to Flightaware. Is this a safe connection to make? Since there's often delays in Toronto due to weather.
Yes, that is enough time. You may not arrive in Terminal D. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
I am traveling through DFW from Mexico City to Vancouver. I would like to get duty free alcohol in Mexico and carry it on to continue to Vancouver but I am wondering if I will have to re-clear security in DFW? I'm not checking a bag (and couldn't access it anyway in DFW as this airport transfers international bags without the need to pick them up). Thanks!
Well experience taught me the answer and here it is for anyone else. You must request special tamper proof packaging at the duty free in Mexico. It will then be flagged when you go through security at DFW and they will take a look (and open the bag) but they did clear it fine.
Hi I will be arriving to Dallas Airport from Australia (with Australian passport) and flying out with AA to Costa Rica (San Jose). My light (not booked yet) shows only 1h50 in between the arrival and departure. Is this enough? thanks
Most US airports, that would be a no. But DFW is very efficient on international transfers and I've done so with as little as 70 minutes. You will have to clear US immigration but not US customs (your bag should go directly through assuming both legs are on the same ticket). You should check arriving and departing terminals to see how far you'll have to travel but the train between terminals is very fast anyway.