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  • ? Enough time
    Aug 18, 2015
    I arrive from Gaudalajara (GDL) at 1644 with American Airlines and need to connect with AA flight to New Orleans at 1820. With checked bags, customs and immigration do I have time?


    I would say that's barely enough time assuming everything goes smoothly. There is a 2010 flight to New Orleans if you miss your connection that you could be rebooked on.




    Aug 17, 2015
    Need to get from C21 to B17 in 55 minutes, is this enought time? walk or other?


    This is a domestic flight, flying in from BOS. Connection is on one ticket as well, will airline be responsible for finding me another flight if I miss connection?


    I think the SkyLink train will be faster than walking from C to B. Yes, if you miss your connection due to the first flight being delayed they will put you on the next available flight. FYI I think you are flying to Shreveport, which is SHV. SHR is Sheridan, Wyoming.


    Aug 14, 2015
    Arriving on Qatari flight from Doha into DFW and then a connection to DEN on AA. When I get off the Qatari flight I guess I have to clear customs? I have an ESTA. I go thru customs, only have carry on bag, I have 1.45 connection time for the AA flight to Den... chances of making it is dependant on customs wait time?


    That should be barely enough time. You will arrive in Terminal D, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and then take the SkyLink train to your departure terminal and gate. You will depart from terminal A, C, or D.


  • SJD - DFW - STL
    Aug 13, 2015
    I will be flying AA from Cabo into Dallas and then off to St. Louis. My connection time is only about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Is that going to be enough time to get through customs and on to my next terminal?


    That will be very difficult. The Minimum International to domestic connection time at DFW is 90 minutes and I recommend 2 hours. I would contact American or your travel agent and ask to be rebooked on a later flight to STL.


    Aug 13, 2015
    Hi, I am flying from Australia to Dallas FW and connecting to Air Canada to Toronto. I have clear bagage as I have a separate tricket to Toronto. Would 4 hours be sufficient in Dallas FW for my wife and I to clear immigration, customs and check in to Air Canada? Thanks very much


    Yes, 4 hours should be plenty of time. However, you will have to get from Terminal D where you arrive to Terminal E where the Air Canada ticket counter is. The only connection between those two terminals outside security is a slow and infrequent shuttle bus, so be prepared for that.


    Thank you so much. Appreciate your reply very much


  • 45 Min Conncection
    Aug 11, 2015
    Hi I am flying from BOS to SAT with a connection at DFW, there is only a 45 min layover is this enough time to get to my connection flight? I will have a toddler with me and only carry on. Thanks


    Yes, that should be enough time if your flight from Boston is on-time. All gates and terminals at DFW are connected inside security by the SkyLink train.


    Great Thank you! :)


  • Calgary to Dallas
    Aug 11, 2015
    Hello! im flying to Miami with a connection here at DFW. From Calgary Canada, I have two options, a one hour 8 minute lay over OR 3 hour layover. I would prefer the shorter one but don't know if its enough time? Do I have to get my bag and re check it? thanks!!


    It's enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary. All you have to do in DFW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All terminals and gates at DFW are connected inside security by the SkyLink train.


    Thanks for your reply I appreciate it!! :)


  • Edmonton to Cancun with a 2 hr. stopover in Dallas Fort Worth Airport
    Aug 8, 2015
    Hello, I am flying from Edmonton airport to Cancun via DFW airport with approx. 2 hr. layover in Dallas. Will my baggage automatically be transferred to my connecting flight. Also, will I need to go through security in Dallas before boarding the plane to Cancun?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Edmonton. 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.


  • is 45min connection time enough?
    Aug 8, 2015
    On our homeward journey we fly from Orlando into Dallas we then have 45 minutes until our flight to London Heathrow leaves. Is this enough time to make the connection? Both flights are with AA. Traveling with hubby, teenager and 2 kids. I'm hoping we don't have to collect baggage and it is automatically transferred. Does anyone know what happens should we miss the flight? Thanks


    You do not have to do anything with your baggage in Dallas. You will arrive in Terminal A, C, or D and depart from Terminal D. The SkyLink train connects all terminals and gates inside security. You have enough time if your flight from Orlando is on-time. If you miss your flight you will be put on the next available flight to London.


  • Cun>dfw >hkg
    Aug 7, 2015
    AA only got 1 hour 20 mins for layover. What's the minimum manageable transit time? Thanks


    The minimum time is 90 minutes. You will have to go through US Immigration and Customs and security and then go back to your departure gate. You will not have to claim your bags since you are on an international to international connection through DFW. It's possible if your Cancun flight is on-time or early and everything goes smoothly, but there's no room for error and if you miss your connection you'll be spending the night in Dallas.


    i just wonder why AA can sell such ticket :( I wonder if there's any people come across similar situation and able to manage this without accident. Thank you for your reply anyway.


    Aug 4, 2015


    Yes, that is enough time if the first flight is on-time. The SkyLink train connects all gates inside security.


  • SLC - DFW - AMS - CPT
    Aug 4, 2015
    Hi! Coming in from SLC, thru DFW then on to AMS and CPT - I only have a 49 min layover in DFW. Will that be enough time if I have checked bags? Do I have to do anything with those bags, or are they pushed on to my final destination? Thank you!!


    I would personally not be comfortable with that. You will likely need to change to International terminal D from one of the 4 others. You should not have deal with bags if you checked them to AMS in SLC. Any delay landing may cause a problem making the AMS flight


    It is possible if the flight from SLC is on-time or early. The Skylink train connects all terminals inside security.


    Aug 4, 2015
    Hi I get off a Q7 (Qantas flight) at 1:35 PM from Sydney and have a connecting flight with AA (all on same ticket) at 3:25 PM for St Louis. I know I get off at Terminal D and am guess I have to go to A. I have a few questions: 1. Will I need to recheck the bags or just drop them off? 2. Will this be enough time to connect to my flight after clearing customs, picking up and dropping off bags and going through security and then getting to the gate? 3. I'm a Canadian citizen - will there be any different procedures because of this? Thanks!


    1. You should be able to drop off your bags right after customs if they were on the same reservation. If not ask the agent in Sydney to check it through using your AA confirmation. 2. Should be enough time. Make sure to go the right way on skylink. (it's bidirectional, make sure to take the route quickest to your gate) 3. You are eligible to use the Automated Passport Countries. Assuming you have a valid ESTA, Customs won't be too difficult :)


    I have the same question as Tofu123, except I am a US citizen with only 1 hr. 30 min. from landing (from Sydney) to take off (to StL)?


    Yes, that should be enough time jmt.


  • Calgary to Orlando via DFW
    Aug 3, 2015
    Hey, I'm flying from Calgary to Orlando with a 57min layover in Dallas, my question is do I just go straight to the gate or do I have to clear immigration first as one is an international flight and the other is domestic, more for my ESTA getting given to me than anything


    You do not clear immigration in DFW because there is US preclearance in Calgary. Use skylink (inside security) to go from gate to gate if your flight to Orlando is in a different terminal than the one you arrived in.


  • 55 minute American Airlines connection
    Jul 31, 2015
    Hello, I am flying AA from San Jose to Toronto, connecting in Dallas Fort Worth. My layover is 55 minutes. I understand that AA operates from several terminals - is 55 minutes enough time to make my connection, even if I have to change terminals?


    Yes, that should be enough time. The SkyLink train connects all terminals and gates inside security.


    Also, this is assuming you are referring to San Jose, California, not San Jose, Costa Rica or San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.


    Yes, San Jose CA - thank you for clarifying. I appreciate your help!


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