Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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Hi there,

I am coming into Dallas from London Heathrow, and have a connection to Austin. I have 1hr 45mins to do this, so 1. do I have to collect my bag and 2. is this enough time?

1 passenger who needs to know her timings down to a T! - Thank you! :)
Yes, you have to 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 to your departure gate on the Skylink train. That is a very difficult connection, but not totally impossible. If you miss your connection AA flies lots of flights from DFW to Austin.
I land in DFW from London on American Airlines at 3.35pm. My flight from DFW to Mexico City on American Airlines is at 4.55pm. Is an hour and 20 minutes enough time to make that connection?
Realistically no, that's not enough time. You will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and security in DFW. You don't have to claim your bags since it's international to international on AA, but that's still really difficult.
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I am traveling on american airlines from Montreal (canada) to Los Angeles with a stop at DFW. Is 1:15 enough time to make the connection ?
Also, can you tell me if we will have to pick up the luggage and check them again at DFW ?
Thank you
You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Montreal. All you have to do in DFW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.
I am traveling american airlines from BNA to CLL with a connection in Dallas. Is 40 minutes enough time for the connection (2pm - 240pm)?
Yes, that is enough time. The Skylink train connects all terminals inside security.
Our airline changed connection time on us. We now have 30 minutes when we arrive at DFW to get to a Cozumel connection. Is this enough time??
If the first flight is domestic and both flights are on AA it's possible but it leaves no time to spare if the first flight is delayed.
On March 23rd, we are going from Detroit to San Jose by Southwest. We have a connection in DFW only for an hour and 5 minutes. Is it enough for changing the flight? Are all the Southwest gates close to each other?
You do not have a connection in DFW. Southwest does not fly to DFW. They fly to Dallas - Love Field, which is a small airport with a very simple relatively small terminal. You have enough time.
Hi we are travelling from London Heathrow to DFW and flying on to San Jose Cabo. We have 2 hours 10 mins. Can we have quick directions please. Thank you
You will arrive in Terminal D, go through US Immigration and Customs (you won't have to claim your bags since you're on an International to International connection through DFW on AA), then go through security and back to your departure gate, also in Terminal D.
Oh, Thank you so much!
I am flying to DFW from Cancun then connect to HKG, with 1 hr 45 min in between. Both flights are AA and on same bookings. Do I need to collect my baggage and recheck? Is there enough time?
No you don't have to claim your bags in DFW since your connection is International to International all on AA. You do have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security. You have just enough time.
If I don't have to claim my checked baggage, am I going through customs with my carried-on only? Isn't going through customs and baggage clearance the same thing?
Hi. I am planning to book an AA flight from Mexico City connecting in DFW to St. Louis. Is 1 hour 25 minutes enough time to make that connection if I have to go through customs?
Yes, you have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. I recommend at least 2 hours.
Hi I'm arriving on BA0193 from LHR (UK) terminal D at 14.30 then flying on BA4659 (OPERATED BY AMERICAN AIRLINES) AT 17.05 to Palm Springs. Do I need to: 1. change terminals and if so do you know which one for Palm Springs? 2. collect my baggage and clear customs? 3. Will this give me enough time ... 2 1/12 hours? Many thanks for your help.
Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. You will depart from Terminal A or C. The Skylink train connects all terminals inside security. You have enough time.
Many thanks for your help