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  • International To International Connection Time Help
    Feb 24, 2016
    I'm a US citizen traveling on American Airlines from Frankfurt Germany (FRA) to Vancouver International (YVR) with a stop over in DFW (and then YVR to DFW to FRA on the return). I'm wondering if my connection times are enough. Will I have to clear customs and pick up checked luggage at DFW even though I am just transiting through? The flight from FRA to DFW lands at 1450 (terminal D) and the flight from DFW to YVR departs at 1745 (says terminal 0, but assuming D?). Time between flights: 2hr 55 min. The return trip is tighter, with the flight from YVR to DFW landing at 1405 (terminal 0 again?) and the flight from DFW to FRA departing at 1545 (terminal D). Time between flights: 1hr 40 min. Never had two international flights in a row like this, wondering what I'll have to do at customs, baggage, etc. Thanks in advance.


    On your way to Vancouver you will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security in Dallas, but should not have to claim your baggage, but confirm that with AA employees at DFW. On your return you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you have to do in DFW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate via the skylink train.


    Thanks for the information!


  • 1hr 45 mins connection between uk flight & domestic.
    Aug 26, 2016
    Hi, I'm having a nightmare with my BA flights, they keep rebooking & cancelling my flights. The latest option I have is 1hr 45 in DFW. Arriving 24 March at 15.35 on BA flight into TD and departing to El Paso from terminal B at 17.20. They assure me 1hr 45 is over their min. Connection time & should be enough, but I'm not convinced. Does anyone have any advice please? Is baggage collection b4 customs/passport control? Thanks for any help, they're phoning back in the morning.


    All on one ticket booking.


    You arrive, 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. 1 hr 45 mins is over the minimum and is possible, but depends on nothing going wrong. If you do miss your connection there are at least two later flights to El Paso.


    I fly from Fargo to DFW September 14. Only have 1 hour to move from terminal B to D to get on the flight to Tokyo. I sincerely hope the luggage will be transferred directly as both flights are on the same reservation but am extremely worried about passport control. Do you think 1 hour is enough time? I'm not American.


  • From Dallas to Seattle
    Feb 23, 2016
    How is the transit from terminal B to D? I will arrive at terminal B at 9:10 pm and depart from terminal D at 9:50 pm. only a 40 min layover. Also will I need to get my baggage and check it in again?


    If both tickets are on the same reservation you don't need to claim your checked baggage. It is possible to make that connection as long as the first connection is on-time. The Skylink train connects B and D in less than 10 minutes.


  • transit at DFW to Aguas
    Feb 23, 2016
    My boss will fly to Dallas from Narita via JAL and then he will have to transit to American Airline forward Aguascalientes. Please kindly advise how he can transit in details. According to travel agency, he can transit within terminal D as JAL will arrive terminal D and also AA will departs from terminal D. However, according to co-worker who already flied to Aguas, he had to transit at other terminal than D. I could not find out right answer by googling. Would apreciate if anyone can advise me.


    Your co-worker is correct. American Eagle departures to Mexico depart with the rest of the American Eagle flights in Terminal B. So once you clear US Customs you will have to head through security and to Terminal B on the Skylink train.


  • Madrid / DFW / Vancouver connection
    Feb 22, 2016
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.


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