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On Jan. 20th, 2017, I arrive from Philadelphia on AA flight 542 at 9.55am. I have a connecting flight on AA flight number 1215 to Puerta Valarta, Mexico that leaves at 10:35am. Is 40 minutes sufficient time? Are the arriving and departing flights in the same terminal? Thanks.
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 the first flight is on-time.
Hi ! I'll be passing thru DFW around Nov 30 on AA, coming from Peru and on my way to New Mexico...I'm US citizen. I can't find anywhere good detail info on the immigration/customs,etc. procedures I need to go through in this process. Can you give any help on that? I'm a lone Senior and a bit befuddled with all this. I will have about 2 hr 30 min to get to my NM connecting flight. Appreciate any help you can offer !
In DFW 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, then go through security and take the Skylink train to your departure gate. You have enough time.
Thank you...very helpful. About how much distance to have to walk between all these check points up until I get to the Skylink for departure gate?
It's not that far.
I'm going to have the following trips in December. May I please know if flight connection times below suffice? Do I have to go through immigration and security, as well as re-check in my luggage in Dallas? Thank you very much!

AA 1395 Minneapolis / Dallas 0652 0949
AA 2431 Dallas / Houston 1036 1145

AA 2353 Houston / Dallas 1435 1548
AA 1013 Dallas / Guatemala City 1640 1956

AA 1188 Guatemala City / Dallas 0705 1039
AA 61 Dallas / Tokyo (Narita) 1200 1645 +1
You don't have to do anything with your bags in Dallas in either direction. The connection in Dallas on your way from Guatemala City to Tokyo is fairly risky as you will have to go through US Immibration, Customs, and Security on that trip. The rest look fine.
Thank you very much for your reply. However, it looks like the flights from Guatemala City to Tokyo (i.e. AA1188 & AA61) is always the recommended option from AA official website as well as other travel agencies. As such, I suppose there should not be any major impact to most passengers historically. Regardless, is there any other recommendation that I can prepare to help expedite the process accordingly?
I arrive into Dallas on 18th December from London (BA aircraft but booked under AA) and I have 2 hours and 50 mins to get from the aircraft to catch my connecting flight to Vancouver with AA. The booking is under AA, so would I make my flight? Have I got to clear customs in US and then back out or can I stay airside? What about luggage as well?
Yes, you have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security.
Thanks for that, would I make my connecting flight with 2 hours 50 mins to spare?
Yes, that should be enough time.
That is enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skylink train connects all terminals inside security.
I am flying from FWA(FT WayneIN) to DFW on flight 5966 on 11/01/2017 with a connecting flight 2397 to ELP and I am wondering what gates are involved in this transfer and the quickest way to make this connecting flight. I am not familiar with DFW airport.
You will arrive in Terminal B and depart from Terminal A or C. The Skylink train connects all terminals inside security.
My boarding pass leaving DFW to El Paso says Terminal 1 Gate 1--all Terminal have a letter instead of a number, so does this mean terminal A gate 1?
I am coming back on the 21st of this month and they have booked me Quantas 7 connecting to AA 2630 on same reservation but only 1hr 25m connect time. I have global entry to get trough customs and was wondering if this is enough time. Next non stop is at 8:25PM and I could be directed through CLT if I didn't make it. Should I change reservations to 8:25 flight?
With Global Entry you have a good chance, especially if the flight from Sydney arrives a little early.
I am looking at flying on American out of Louisville arriving in Dallas at 5:50 PM. I want to fly out to Sydney on Qantas at 8:00 PM. Is 2 hour and 10 minutes enough time between flights? Thanks.
If both flights are on the same reservation that is plenty of time as all you'll have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate on the Skylink train.
Is a 2-hour gap enough to clear immigration and customs, go to American Airlines gates for a 12:10 flight. The incoming international flight may be up to 20 minutes late. Thanks.
If it's two separate reservations and you have checked bags that is not realistically enough time.
Hi, so i am trying to figure out which flight i should book. I will be flying from Rapid City, SD to DFW on the 4th of December and will be catching a connecting flight to Seoul, South Korea. The time allotted from the cheapest option (with the shortest time of travel) gives me 1 hour to make my connection. I looked at similar flights for today and flights from RAP come in at terminal B. Flights to Seoul leave from Terminal D. Would that be enough time to catch my flight?
I have been to DFW once before when i was in high school but i had a 3 hour layover and was going from terminal B to terminal C. It wasn't that worrisome. This being an international flight connection im guessing i'd have to go through security again and IDk if i need to recheck my bags. If anyone can help me it would be greatly appreciated as this is my first ever solo travel + international travel. Thanks!
If both flights are on American on the same reservation that's enough time. You don't have to go through security again or do anything with your bags on your way out of the US. The Skylink train connects all terminals and gates inside security.
thanks! so i'll just have to take the skylink to terminal D and i'll be set. I feel better about booking the flight now!