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  • recheck my bags?
    Jan 12, 2016
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    hi I am flying from SFO to El Salvador layover in DFW do i have to go through immigration, customs and have to recheck my bags? This is my first time flying with a layover, I always fly direct to El Salvador.

     

    There is no US Immigration or Customs when departing the US. All you have to do in DFW on your way to El Salvador is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skylink train connects all terminals and gates inside security.

     

  • BZE-DFW-LHR
    Jan 12, 2016
    1
    I am looking at arriving in DFW (from BZE) with AA at 20:21 on a Sunday, then connect for a London flight leaving at 22:00. Is that doable or is it not enough time? Thank You!

     

    That is just enough time if everything goes smoothly. Since you are on an international to international connection through DFW you will have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security, but you should not have to claim and re-check your bags.

     

  • Dallas to Sydney
    Jan 12, 2016
    1
    I'm flying from Chicago to Dallas and then I have a connecting flight from Dallas to Sydney. I am not a US Citizen so I guess I have to pass through customs and then collect my luggage to then rebook it to return to Sydney. I have a one hour layover between my connecting flights, the ticket was purchased as one ticket through qantas and that is their connecting time. Is that enough time to do everything I need to? My flight lands in terminal B and departs terminal D. The connecting flight is at 10pm mid July. I've never been to DFW airport.

     

    There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in Dallas is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The SkyLink train connects all terminals and gates inside security. You don't have to do anything with your baggage.

     

  • Queuing Time for Immigration&Custom
    Jan 11, 2016
    3
    Hello, In two weeks I am flying from Paris to Tucson via Dallas FW, with 1h45 minuts layover (AA both flights). How busy is the airport on a Sunday afternoon? I read many post in the forum stating that below 2 hours the connection time is risky. There are later AA flights if I miss this one, but I am not really in the mood of make the re-booking because of a layover of more than 4 hours. Does it make any sense to stick to my initial planning, or is just hopless attempt? The fact that I am EU citizen makes the queuing time shorter? Thanks,

     

    Sunday afternoons are pretty busy. I would try to stick to your initial plan and hope your Paris flight arrives a bit early. It's not hopeless. If you are a repeat ESTA user you can use the faster line at immigration with the kiosks.

     

    Thanks for your suggestions! I will be using the same ESTA application I used during my last trip to the US (January 2015). If this is being a repeat user, is there any way I can prove it the the immigration officers? Cheers

     

    You don't have to prove anything, just go to the kiosk line, you will already be in the system because you previously used ESTA.

     

  • LAX-DFW DFW-PIT
    Jan 10, 2016
    1
    I have a 40 minute layover between the flights. Is it doable?

     

    Yes, it is possible, but obviously leaves no time to spare if the flight from LAX is delayed.

     

  • Transfer BA from LHR to AA for San Jose Costa Rica
    Jan 12, 2016
    2
    Hello, I am still a bit confused about my transfer this week. I am arriving from London with BA and transfer out to Costa Rica with AA on a through ticket booked with BA. Do I need to collect my baggage, I gather I need to clear Immigration and Customs. I have an ESTA. Is 3 Hours enough time?

     

    3 Hours should be plenty of time. Since you're on an International to International connection you should not have to claim your bags, but confirm with the agents in Dallas. To be fair, BA and AA are not clear about this either, even to their own employees.

     

    Many thanks for your help.

     

  • Enough connection time
    Jan 10, 2016
    1
    We are leaving STL and traveling to Cabo San Lucas with a change of planes at DFW. Is 50 minutes enough connection time? I'm unfamiliar with DFW airport

     

    It is enough time if the first flight is on-time. The SkyLink train connects all terminals and gates inside security. You will depart from Terminal D.

     

  • enough time
    Jan 8, 2016
    2
    We are arriving on AA from Toronto. Is 60 minutes enough time to catch other American Eagle flight t Houston. I have an anxiety issue and don't want to worry the whole time.Thanks

     

    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. if you miss your connection AA has almost hourly flights from DFW to Houston. You have enough time.

     

    Thank you, much appreciated!

     

  • MIA-DFW-QRO
    Jan 5, 2016
    1
    I have to change planes from National to International flight at Dallas. Does anybody know the process? Do I have to clear inmigrations and customs? Pick my luggage and deposit it again? I know some airports make you do so. Any idea how this is at Dallas?

     

    There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. You have it confused with entering the US. All you have to do in DFW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skylink train connects all terminals at DFW inside security.

     

  • In case of delays
    Jan 4, 2016
    1
    Hello, I will be flying from SAT to AUH via DFW in a week. I take a AA flight at SAT and Etihad at DFW. My layover in DFW is 55 minutes. Just wanted to make sure the layover time is good enough and hence i tracked an AA flight a couple of days back, I saw that the flight was delayed by 30 minutes (supposed to land at DFW by 6:09 PM but landed at 6 40 PM due to delay.) And the connecting flight at DFW is scheduled at 7:05 PM .there was no delays here and the flight did take off as scheduled at 7:05PM So what does one do in such cases of delays? Isnt 20 minutes time ridiculously less to make a connection? Does the airlines put you through the next available flight or hold back the Etihad flight for a few more minutes? Hope the question made sense. Thanks in Advance for the answers.

     

    Assuming both flights are on the same reservation you can make this connection in as little as 30 minutes as the SkyLink train connects all gates inside security in DFW. If you miss your connection you will be rebooked on the flight the following day.

     

  • International flight connection time
    Jan 4, 2016
    4
    Hello, I am flying from London to Salvador via DFW with AA on 13th February (Saturday). Flight from London arrives at 2:20 pm and the connecting flight leaves at 4:55 pm both in terminal D. I am a EU citizen and will have checked-in luggage. Will those 155 mins be enough to go through the immigration and customs, to re-check the luggage, etc.? Thank you! :)

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. Note that you won't have to claim and re-check your luggage since you are on an International to International connection through DFW.

     

    Thank you for the quick reply. Is that so? So no customs? That would be great! :)

     

    You still have to go through customs, you just don't have to claim your checked bags to do so.

     

    Got it. Thank you very much! :)

     

  • London-DFW-Baton Rouge - 1h18 connection time?
    Jan 4, 2016
    1
    Happy New Year! I am looking at a ticket from London to Baton Rouge through DFW. Arrival 17:05 (D) - Departure 18:23 (B), both operated by AA. I am a EU citizen and I have luggage. Is it possible to make this connection? And is AA responsible for providing a new ticket if I miss the connection? Thank you!

     

    This is a very difficult connection, bordering on impossible. If you did miss your connection AA would book you on the next flight to Baton Rouge, but there might not be one until the next day. The minimum International to Domestic connection time is 90 minutes with 2 hours recommended.

     

  • MSN (Madison, WI) to DFW flight change
    Jan 2, 2015
    1
    Hello, When I had originally booked our flight, we had 1hr 15min layover time, this has since changed to 45 min. We are flying to MSY (New Orleans) from DFW, and this will be our first time at DFW. If everything is on time, is this enough time, what gates does AA usually use for these connections? I am debating on booking us a one way flight that leaves at noon ($200) to have a backup plan, thoughts?

     

    You have enough time if your first flight is on-time. The skylink train connects all terminals inside security. If you miss your connection AA will rebook you on the next available flight to new Orleans. You don't need to book a backup.

     

  • International Travel San ANtonio (US) SAT to DFW to Doha to Bangalore
    Jan 2, 2015
    1
    Hi I am traveling to Bangalore from SAT via DFW (use American Airlines) , Doha (Qatar Airways) to Bangalore (Qatar Airways). Do I need to get my Passport stamped at Dallas Immigrations or security?

     

    The US does not do exit stamps. You will just show your passport to the gate agent when boarding your flight to Doha and the airline tells the immigration authorities that you left the country.

     

  • MONTEGO BAY-DFW- GUADALAJARA
    Dec 31, 2015
    1
    I am planning on travelling from Montego Bay AA 2500 Arr DFW 1555, connecting to Guadalajara AA 2313 Dep 1740. Both flights arr & dep Terminal D. It is the scheduled connection of AA on a thru booking, however I am booking flights separately (1st sector Paid, 2nd sector on points) Are there any issues with transferring at DFW, do I enter and exit US Customs & Immigration. If I get AA Montego Bay check-in staff to tag the bags thru to Guadalajara connection flight, is timing of flight connection and processing at DFW OK on this basis.

     

    You will have to go through US Immigration and customs in Dallas. This connection is slightly risky.

     

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