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.
Thanks so much!
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.
Is The skytrain only way to get from one terminal to the other in Dallas airport or can you walk?
You can walk between some terminals, but the Skylink is almost always faster.
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.
Thank you!
Is 45 minutes enough time to get from terminal c to terminal d ? I'm flying from sat to dfw and then to fra in sept
Yes, that is enough time if the first flight is on-time.
Flying from Heathrow to Austin, with a connection at DFW. Will I have to go through customs at DFW, or can I do customs in Austin?
In DFW 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.
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.
Hi, I'm flying ONT-DFW arriving at 1pm, connecting DFW-FCO (Rome) leaving at 2pm, all on AA.
i believe i have to change from terminal C to D.
is 1 hour enough to make the connection?
Yes, that is enough time if the first flight is on-time. The Skylink train connects all terminals and gates inside security.
Best way to get from Gate C22 to A25
The Skylink Train connects all terminals and gates inside security.
What is the best way to get from Gate A38 to B29? Have a tight connection.
The Skylink Train connects all terminals and gates inside security.