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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.