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My daughter and I are leaving from two different terminals. My flight leaves at 8AM from terminal E and my daughter's flight leaves at 9AM form terminal C. What is the best way for me to get her checked in then go to my check in. She has flown many times and some solo since childhood but I'm looking for suggestions on the best way to handle time.
Do either of you have bags to check?
yes, we both have to check our luggages
Then you'll either just have to go to your terminals yourselves and do everything or you can get there really early go to her terminal, check her bags, then take the shuttle to your terminal, check your bags, go through security and then once your plane leaves she can take the Skylink to her departure gate.
thank you so much...I will do just that, thx again
My daughter is arriving into DFW Terminal D on a British Airways flight from Heathrow and connecting to a British Airways flight to Kansas City. Am I right that this leaves from Terminal A? We are confused about what the procedure is for this connection. Does she have to pick up her luggage and then take it to Terminal A? Could someone please explain exactly what she has to do? She has never made a flight connection before so any advice would be really appreciated! She has 2 hours to make the connection. Thank you.
The flight to Kansas City will be operated by American Airlines. She will arrive in D, go through US Immigration, claim her bags, go through US Customs, re-check her bags at the re-check desk, go through security and take the Skylink train to her departure gate. She should have enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Have an American flight from Memphis to Dallas arriving at 9pm with 55 minute layover to board BA flight leaving at 10pm. Will this be enough time to board....and would have to change terminals? thank you
Yes, that is enough time. The Skylink train connects all terminals and gates inside security.
Hello. Is 1 hour enough time to connect flights at Dallas to Puerto Vallarta and then on return to Toronto Canada. Is our luggage checked through the whole trip, do we have to re-enter security in Dallas? Concerned on all the logistics we are hearing about now in USA.
1 hour is enough time on the way to mexico but not enough time on the way back. On the way to Mexico you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto so all you have to do in DFW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. On the way back you will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security in DFW and need at least 2 hours to do this comfortably.
Thanks for the info. I see its showing 1.5 hours layover on way back, sounds like still not enough...We are Canadian residents/citizens with Canadian passports - worried this is all such an unknown on how we will be treated/ viewed....how long all this will take to get to a well earned vacay in Mexico. ugh......
Canadians are basically the easiest nationality to transit the US. 1.5 hours is doable on the way back, but I personally recommend 2 hours.
Thanks, just to understand fully... do we have to get our luggage in Dallas both ways? Or does it go right through on both trips?
I'm traveling from MKE to Puerto Vallarta via DFW. My flight lands at 9:54 with my connection to PVR leaving at 10:35. Is that enough time for luggage transfer?
cktwilson, you don't have to get your bags either way and you only have to go through Immigration/Customs/Security in DFW on your way back to Canada. Vvs - yes that is enough time if the first flight is on-time.
Hello we are going to cancun via dfw all AA in biz will 2 hours 5 mins be enough to clear immigration, customs etc? Our other option is miami with 3 hours but this means leaving Abz a few hours earlier :(... all thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
Yes, that is enough time. Since it's an international to International connection, you won't have to claim your bags, just go through US Immigration, Customs, and security.
Thanks ZAP i was certain we had to collect bags, our origin is ABZ which is BA then we are American from Heathrow onwards, do we need a red ITI tag or something ? If I don't see the tag go on in Aberdeen does that mean I must get the bags ? TIA
No, as far as I know they don't use special tags for this at DFW.