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I will be arriving DFW 5:00 pm from Heathrow, I have a connecting flight to New Orleans at 6:40 pm
Will that be enough time to go through customs, immigration, and to recheck in my baggage?
Regards Lars
It's technically a legal connection but it will be very difficult.
Hello again

I just noticed it was only 1.30 between the flights, I will arrive 5.0 pm with AA081 8 October.
My next flight is with AA2376 6.30 pm to New Orleans. Do you think there will be a chance to make it?

Regards Lars
There's a chance, but realistically only if the flight from London arrives early.
My friend is flying into dfw with a 35 minute window to catch the next flight. Terminal a to terminal b. Will they have enough time to deplane (747 plane) and catch the next flight?
Hi,

My mother will be flying into DFW from Heathrow (UK) and would need to catch a connecting flight to San Angelo about 2hrs later, or else she would have to wait in DFW for another 8 hours for the next flight. Is 2hrs realistically enough time to clear customs/re-check bags?

Many Thanks
Yes, it's just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
I have 40 minutes between flights
I flight from Denver to Dallas and i have to take The flight to Argentina. Only 40 minutes between. It's posible?
Yes, it's possible, but it obviously leaves no time to spare if the flight from Denver is delayed.
Hi, I and 4 others arrive at Dallas FW on Saturday the 17th from Heathrow, we arrive at 15.55 and have a connecting flight to Fort Myers that leaves at 18.25, does this give us enough time to get through immigration etc? I guess we will need to pick out bags up and recheck them in??
Many thanks
Ceris
Yes, that should be enough time. 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 take the Skylink train to your departure gate.
Thank you , I appreciate your help,
Ceris
Good morning, British Airways have sent me the following message " As your journey is wholly with British Airways or oneworld alliance airlines, your baggage will be through-checked to your final destination.
Your baggage will be labelled through to your onward flight destination and you will be given a boarding pass for your next flight. You do not have to pick up your bags and check in again. Simply follow the Flight Connections signs and make your way to the relevant terminal.
Does this seem correct to you? I worry that our luggage will be lost!
Many thanks
Ceris

When entering the US you HAVE TO claim your bags in order to go through US Customs. This is true everywhere in the US. What they sent you just means that your bags will be tagged to your final destination (they will) but you still have to claim them to go through US Customs in DFW. You will drop them at a desk right after.
Arriving Dfw from London on AA at 5,00 PM connecting for Mexico on AA flight departing 6.45 PM with only carry on luggage. It's enough time?AA sells this flight on their site.... Thanks
Yes, with carry-ons only that should be possible if the flight from London is on-time.
travelling from Hartford CT to Hong Kong with American.Flight time changed by American in Dallas giving us 45 minutes between flights. They say we can do it- can we?
It is possible. All you have to do in DFW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate on the Skylink train.
I am travelling from Guatemala to Sydney via DFW.
I will not be able to get a boarding pass for my Qantas flight in Guatemala. How do I get to the Qantas check in desk to obtain a boarding pass and re check my bags?
Once you clear customs in Terminal D, you can just go up to the departure level and re-check your bags with Qantas and get your boarding pass and go through security.
I know this seems a ridiculous question but.....is the departure level up or down the escalators once I clear customs.
Sorry...just realised you did actually say up in your first response.
Travelling in from Newyork and reaching Dallas at 9:40am and have a connection flight at 10.30 to Springfield.Is there enought time to complete checkin process and catch the connection flight?
If both flights are on AA on the same reservation you don't have to check-in again in DFW. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skylink train connects all gates inside security.
I am arriving at Dallas Airport from Huatemala and travelling to Sydney.
Do I have to leave the terminal to Re check my bags?
You do not leave the terminal or re-check your bags, but you will have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security.
My connection is Sydney - Dallas - Kansas City. I only have 1h 25mins in Dallas. I heard I need to recheck. Do I have enough time? Is there anything I can do before get there.
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. You have less than the minimum required international to domestic connection time. This is a very difficult connection, bordering on impossible.