Got a tip about DFW airport? You've come to the right place for help on getting to,
through, and between Dallas Fort Worth airport.
Share your experiences with others, or post a question and get notified when there is a response.
I'm traveling from S. Korea to DFW Terminal D, then have to transfer to Austin. Arriving at DFW is 16:20 and departure to Austin, TX is 17:45. 1 hour and 25 minutes seems tight. Do you think that I can make it?
Oh, only having one carry-on and one laptop backpack.
With no checked bags it's not impossible but will be very difficult. With checked bags you'd have pretty much no chance.
We are flying from Houston Hobby Airport to Sydney via Dallas Int. 2 flights booked on 1 ticket with Qantas. 1st flight is serviced by American Airlines & we have been advised bags should transfer over automatically. We arrive into Terminal B & depart from Terminal D. What is the quickest way of moving between terminals & does this allow enough time to go through US customs & board next flight please?
The Skylink train connects all gates inside security and shouldn't take more than 15 minutes to get you between gates. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in DFW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Thank you. Forgot to mention that there is only a 55 minute lay over. How long before flight takes off does boarding finish please?
We are flying from Australia to LAX and the LAX - DFW - Cancun. The LAX, DFW, Cancun flights are all with American. We have a 51 minute transit at DFW. The airline says we will only need to change planes. But a) is the transit time ok and b) will we need to clear customs again to get on the flight to Cancun?
Yes, that is possible. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skylink train connects all gates inside security. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.
Arriving frm AUS by AA separate reservation to go to DXB by Emirates, do I need to check out the luggages frm AA when I get to DFW? Also with returning flights, how to check luggages to AA after Immigration & Customs?
Yes, on your way to Dubai you will have to claim your bags from AA in your arrival terminal, take them to Emirates in Terminal D using the shuttle bus, and re-check them and go through security. On the return you will arrive in Terminal D, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs. You should be then able to re-check them at the AA check-in desk in Terminal D and go through security there and then take the Skylink to your departure gate if it is not in D.
Thanks for the prompt reply. I think a better solution to avoid these checking in/out luggages is to get somebody to drive from AUS to DFW and drop me off at terminal D. Do you agree? How much time do I need to allow time to go through the process checking in to the gate? My flight leaves at 12 noon.
We are traveling from Australia to DFW Terminal D, then have to transfer to Orlando Terminal A. Our flight has been changed to Orlando, which gives us less than 55min. We have to clear customs and collect bags, and go over to a different terminal with 2 adults and 2 kids? Is this a nightmare transfer, will we miss our flight? Its all on the same booking. Do we use the van or the train? How do we carry our bags over as well?
That is a completely impossible connection. You need to contact whomever you booked your tickets through and get it changed so that you have at least 2 hours to make your connection.
Thank you. Changed. We now have a 3 hours layover.
We will arrive in DFW terminal D from LHR (American Airlines) at 7.10PM. Connecting flight to DEN at 20.46, terminal A (American Airlines). 1 hour and 36 min layover. Is it possible? How should we do it? Do we have to collect our baggage and recheck it? Is it possible to get help at the airport to make the transit as fast and smooth as possible?
Yes, you will 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 via the Skylink train. You have barely enough time if everything goes perfectly. Hope that there is a later flight to Denver and that it has empty seats.
Thanks for a quick answer. OK, I was afraid so. Our booking was changed from 10.00PM to 8.46PM. We lost a lot of time. How much time can we save if we only bring carry-on baggage?
Carry-ons only will save you anywhere from 5-30 minutes depending on how backed up everything is and how long the bags take to come out.
OK. This could get interesting :) Thank you, again.
Coming from Sao Paulo, Brazil on AA and connecting to another flight also on AA ... I arrive at 0520, my connecting flight leaves at 0700 giving me 1 hour 40 min to get through and make my connection... Is that enough time?
Yes, that is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.