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  • Minimum time gap from international to domestic
    Apr 5, 2015
    I will be arriving at 2.10 PM by lufthansa and my next flight to kansas city(US airways) is at 4.25 PM. Will the time gap be sufficient for baggage collection, security check, customs and immigration and check in luggage for next flight. Note: I booked the local flight separately(not through lufthansa)


    Please note that your flight to Kansas city will be operated by American Airlines. This is barely enough time. You will arrive in Terminal D, go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, then go up to the departure level and re-check your baggage with American, then go through security. You can check in online for your AA flight online before you leave Germany to save a little time.


  • Edmonton to Orlando via Dallas
    Apr 1, 2015
    Hello! I am flying to Orlando from Edmonton via Dallas. Do I need to check my baggage again and go through security after arrival in Dallas? Thanks in advance!


    No, you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Edmonton. All you have to do in Dallas is go from your arrival gate to your departure gates. The SkyLink train connects all terminals inside security.


    Apr 1, 2015
    I have a connecting flight in DFW (MSP-DFW-ICN). The layover time is 1h1m. Would this be enough time to connect my next flight to ICN (South Korea). Since it is a flight change from domestic to international, do I need to take any shuttle/train to reach to the terminal for DFW-ICN flight (i.e., is it usually different terminal)? If the MSP-DFW gets delayed and I miss my flight to ICN, what options will I have? Thanks!


    Yes, you will probably have to change terminals. The ICN flight will depart from Terminal D. However, the SkyLink train quickly connects all terminals inside security so you should have enough time. If you miss your connection and are flying American you could be rebooked to Seoul through Tokyo (there is a 1:15 PM American flight to Tokyo). If you are flying Korean, you should push them to book you to LAX and then on their 11:30 PM flight to Seoul. Otherwise you'll just spend the night in DFW and take the nonstop the next day.


  • NRT to DFW to AGU
    Mar 31, 2015
    On 4/12 I am arriving from NRT at 4:40 pm on AA and connecting to go to AGU on US Air at 6:35 pm. Both are international flights in Terminal D. I don't think I can check into USAir flight in Japan. Should that be enough time? The AA flight is usually early. Thanks


    Both flights will be on AA. Yes, assuming you purchased the tickets together you will be checked into both flights in Japan and your bags will be tagged through to AGU. You will not have to claim your bags because you are on an international to international connection. You will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security though. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • MSP to DFW to CUN
    Mar 30, 2015
    First time flyer - we have a connecting flight in DFW coming from MSP with final stop in CUN. Same plane, 50 minute stop. Do we get off the plane? My thought is with same plane, we won't be late for connecting flight? What's the protocol?


    Are both flights on Sun Country? You will likely be asked to briefly deplane so that they can clean the aircraft. They will also check passports upon boarding for Cancun, which is unnecessary for the flight to Dallas.


    Sun Country both legs. Appreciate the feedback


  • Terminal connection
    Mar 26, 2015
    Hi I will fly from Nashville to London connection by Dallas (DFW) with 90 minutes time. Is it enough time to connect my next flight to London and also for security and customs???? Thanks in advance.....


    That is enough time. You will not have to go through security or customs in DFW. All terminals at DFW are connected inside security by the SkyLink Train and there is no US Customs when leaving the US.


  • SEA-DFW-BZE and Return
    Mar 19, 2015
    (1) I have an Alaska Airlines flilght from SEA to DFW with a 1 hour layover time before catching an American Airline flight to BZE. Will that be enough time both to make connections and to get baggage transferred? (2) On return, I have an American Airline flight from BZE to DFW with a i hour 28 minute layover before catching an American Airline flight from DFW to SEA. Will that be enough time to go though customs in DFW, transfer luggage and make the connection to SEA? Thanks!


    On the way there that should be enough time. You just have to take the AirTrain from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Terminal D. On the return it will be very difficult. That is 2 minutes below the minimum time and many people are reporting that recently even 90 minutes has been insufficient for International to Domestic connections at DFW during peak periods.


  • LAS - DFW - CAN
    Mar 19, 2015
    Hi, we are travelling from Las Vegas to Cancun and have a change in Dallas Fort Worth. We arrive from Las Vegas at 12:47 and depart for cancun at 13:30. Will this be enough time? We have 43 minutes. Will we have to recollect our luggage and check it in again or will it be automatically done? Also - can I prebook my luggage with American airlines or do I pay at the airport when we check in? Many Thanks!


    First of all CAN is Guangzhou, China. Cancun is CUN. Secondly, on your way to Cancun you do not have to do anything with your bags in Dallas, just take the Skylink train from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Terminal D. You should barely have enough time if your first flight is on-time. You can pay for your bags at time of check in online.


  • PVR - DFW - MCI
    Mar 17, 2015
    American is selling a flight from PVR to MCI that only gives 1h 9min in DFW to connect. Are US TSA checks done in PVR to allow for such a short layover? If not, is this even realistic to clear US customs and Immigration? Hesitant to buy this kind of ticket.


    No, that is a completely impossible connection. You need at least 90 minutes, preferably 2 hours, in DFW for an International to Domestic connection.


  • Transit
    Mar 13, 2015
    Hi! I'm transiting in DFW from Narita, Japan to LAX with American Airlines, am I going to collect my checked luggage? The connection time is 1 hour and a half.


    Yes, you will arrive in Terminal D, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and take the SkyLink train to your departure terminal if your flight to LAX is not departing from D as well. 90 minutes is the minimum allowed time for that connection but many people lately have been reporting that it is not sufficient at DFW anymore. If you do miss your connection, AA has many flights from DFW to LAX that you can be rebooked on.


  • Flight
    Mar 11, 2015
    Hi, I have a flight from SLC to DFW, with a 54 min layover before I hop on a flight to AMS. Is that enough time? I change planes but not terminals.


    You may have to change terminals. However, the SkyLink train connects all terminals inside security. You should have enough time.


  • Change of Planes 51 Mins
    Mar 12, 2015
    I am flying from LAX @1:15am Terminal 4 to my first stop being at DFW @6:08am Terminal 0 ( not sure why terminal 0 I looked it up and that terminal doesn't exist, any idea where I can get the correct terminal? ) US Airways 2400 I then have 51 minutes to change planes Depart DFW &6:59am Terminal 0 again. Really concerned about not being sure what terminal 0 is. Arriving @ 8:07am in San Antonio. Terminal B US Airways 2412. Is this enough time for the plane change ? Will I have to get my luggage as well. It's my first time flying alone. And ever having to switch planes. I just don't want to get lost nor miss my flight. Any help is appreciated in advance. Thank you


    Your flight from LAX could arrive in Terminal A, C, or D. That's probably why your itinerary says "0", because it could be 3 different terminals. Note that all your flights will be operated by American Airlines, not US Airways, so make sure to go to the American Airlines counters in LAX and San Antonio to check your baggage. You will not have to claim your bags in Dallas either way. If you need to change terminals, the SkyLink Train in DFW connects all Terminals inside security. You have enough time.


    Thank you very much !


  • From Costa Rica-Customs, terminal chg. in DFW-Is 80 mins enough time? to RDU-American
    Mar 10, 2015
    Hi, We are flying home on American Airlines from a mission trip from San Jose, Costa Rica arriving at DWF on a Saturday in July at 12:11 pm and have a terminal change to Raleigh/Durham at 1:35 pm. Will this be enough time for customs, bag check, and terminal change? Thank you!


    No, that will be quite difficult. That is 10 minutes below the minimum connection time and many people are reporting that even the Minimum time of 90 minutes is no longer sufficient at DFW during peak periods.


    Thank you!


  • MSP(Minneapolis) to DFW-Transit Time 80 mins enough to Catch Qatar Air
    Mar 10, 2015
    Hi, I have a flight from MSP to DFW (operated by American Airways) lay over - 80 mins Then Connect to a flight to Doha (Qatar Airways). I have a wheel chair request. will i be able to make it to the connecting flight with this 80 mins time.


    Yes, assuming you purchased your tickets together they will just take you on the SkyTrain from your arrival Terminal to Terminal D. you do not have to go through security.


    Thanks for your reply:-) Confirmed with the Qatar Airline. AA connecting to Qatar Air also lands in Terminal D.


    Mar 9, 2015
    I am flying from Los Cabos, Mexico to Dallas at 6:45 pm via US Airways and connecting via US Airways at 8:15 pm for my next flight. Will an hour and 30 minutes be enough time to go through customs and get to my next plane?


    Note that your first and possibly both flights will be operated by American Airlines. 90 minutes is the minimum international to domestic connection time in DFW. Everything will have to go right for you to make your connection.


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