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  • Madrid / DFW / Vancouver connection
    Feb 22, 2016
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    Im arriving from Madrid and 4.25pm and leaving to Vancouver Canada at 5.45pm with AA and checked lugage, its my understanding that I have to pick up luggage and recheckin, its enough time for the connection?

     

    That is not enough time for an international to international connection through DFW. Contact whoever you booked that ticket through to request an alternative routing.

     

  • 1 hour 38 minutes to clear custom from international to domitic
    Jan 7, 2017
    2
    Do I have enough time to clear custom and transfer luggages from international to dominic. I will arrive at 4:10pm from Seoul by AA and leave by AA at 5:48pm

     

    That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.

     

    I have a layover in DFW from Peru on my way to Japan. Will I have to collect my bags, go through customs, recheck my bags and go through security? Both flights are with AA.

     

  • Sun Country - Customs and Connection
    Feb 22, 2016
    1
    I have a Saturday flight landing in DFW from CUN at 5:45. I have a Sun Country connection leaving at 7:15 to MSP. Sun Country just changed the flight and made it an hour later. Am I going to miss my connection with only 1.5 hours to go thru customs and connect?

     

    The same aircraft operates both of these flights. If all continuing passengers haven't made it through they will probably wait. You should be OK.

     

  • Connection time
    Feb 22, 2016
    1
    I am flying from Hilton Head to Charlotte to Dallas and then Sydney. The layover time in Charlotte is one hour and the layover in Dallas is 2 hours. Is this enough time?

     

    Yes, those should be enough time. All you have to do in Charlotte and Dallas is just go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Customs?
    Feb 21, 2016
    1
    How busy is customs on Sunday afternoon? How long should I expect to be going through customs, immigration, and bag claim and recheck? I land from Costa Rica at 1:45

     

    That's a pretty busy time. If you have less than 2 hours for your connection I would be somewhat worried.

     

  • Changing from Terminal B to Terminal D
    Feb 20, 2016
    1
    I am flying into DFW from Fayetteville (terminal B) at 6 23 pm. I fly out of DFW (Terminal D) to Sydney , Australia at 8.00 pm. Is that sufficient time to clear customs etc. How much time do I need to go from Terminal B toTerminal D?

     

    You do not need to clear customs in Dallas, as this is not an international arrival. You will use the skytrain to get from Terminal B to Terminal D, and will be at your departure gate within twenty minutes with no trouble making your connection. Enjoy Australia!

     

  • Flight connection
    Feb 20, 2016
    3
    Tomorrow,I will arrive in Dallas at gate D20 from an international arrival at 1:45PM and depart from gate A14 to a domestic destination. My scenario is similar to that of someone who commented a few days ago, and you said it was a difficult connection. Does mine look difficult also? Thanks

     

    You didn't post your departure time. So I don't know.

     

    Sorry! 3:35 departure. Also, Zap, is this a job that you get paid for? Or do you just go from forum to forum helping people?

     

    That should be just enough time if everything goes perfectly. No, I don't get paid for this.

     

  • International to international connections
    Feb 19, 2016
    2
    Hello. I am flying into DFW on AA from London arriving at 7pm and connecting to another AA flight to Santiago de Chile departing 845pm the same evening. I know its a tight connection but its all on one ticket purchased directly from AA. Is this a realistic connection given that I guess I'll still have to complete US immigration and customs despite simply using the States to get from one country to another? Is there any kind of "fast track" immigration facility for business class passengers as exists at other international gateways that might speed things up? Thank you.

     

    You will have priority security and won't have to claim your bags during your connection. I think you can make this as long as your flight from London is on-time. Also, immigration isn't crowded at that time of the evening.

     

    Thanks, that is reassuring! Appreciate it.

     

  • Enough time?
    Feb 18, 2016
    1
    I arrive from Calgary to DFW and have a 1 hour and 11 minute layover. I will have no checked luggage. Will I have enough time to make it through customs and security?

     

    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. You should have enough time. The SkyLink train connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • Is 45 minutes enough for domestic to international connection?
    Feb 18, 2016
    1
    American just changed my flight time and I'm afraid I won't have time to make the second flight. I land at DFW from North Carolina at 9:50 a.m. in Terminal B. My flight for Mexico leaves at 10:35 a.m. from Terminal D. Will it work? Both flights are on the same ticket.

     

    It's not impossible, The Skylink train connects all terminals inside security and all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Since it is an involuntary schedule change you could call and request an earlier flight from North Carolina and they should not charge a change fee, if such a flight exists.

     

  • Enough time?
    Feb 17, 2016
    1
    I land from Cancun on AA at 1:45. I have a 1hr50min layover before connecting to Baltimore at 3:35. Is this enough time? Also, how busy is customs and immigration at this time of day. Lastly, heavy thunderstorms are in the forecast for Sunday afternoon, which is when I fly. Could this affect my arrival or departure? Thanks!

     

    That will be a difficult connection. Yes DFW is impacted by thunderstorms but usually recovers quickly.

     

  • Is 1:30 enough time to connect from international to domestic
    Feb 17, 2016
    1
    Arriving from Puerto Vallarta on AA at 3:19pm departing to BWI also on AA at 4:50pm, no checked bags. Will I have enough time to make the connection?

     

    That should be enough time. Since you have no checked bags you can use the Onestop line.

     

  • Clearing Customs
    Feb 16, 2016
    1
    I am flying from Cabo with a connection at DFW. We are scheduled to arrive at 11:58 am with a departure at 1:50 pm. The last time through DFW in November it took 2.5 hours to get through customs. Is two hours enough presently.

     

    It should be enough time.

     

  • For international flight
    Feb 16, 2016
    1
    Hey I am flying from Birmingham , Alabama to Dallas by American Airlines and I have to Doha by Qatar airways , how I have to get my boardingpass for Qatar airways at Dallas ? I have to go out to at counter of Qatar and get boarding pass and again ihave to do security check in?

     

    If both tickets are on the same reservation then American should be able to issue your Qatar boarding pass in Birmingham and all you have to do in DFW is take the skylink train to terminal D.

     

  • Connecting flight
    Feb 15, 2016
    1
    Hi! Im flying from London to DFW. From Dallas I need to take a plane to go to Jackson, MS. I have 2 hours between my flights. Do you think is it enough ? If I miss my flight can I get in an other plane to Jackson ? Cause I must be there the next day. Thanks for your answer.

     

    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 should have enough time if your flight from London is on-time.

     

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