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  • Connection from Terminal B to D - immigration control
    Apr 9, 2015
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    hi! tomorrow i'm traveling from Corpus Christo(Texas) to Abu Dhabi through Dallas and i'm an european citizen. When i will land in Dallas i have to go through the security and immigration control or i can go straight to the Etihad gate at terminal by the skylink? i have also to collect my bag? The two flight are provided from two different company: AA and Etihad. Thanks for your help.

     

    There is no US Exit Immigration. Did you purchase your tickets separately or together? If together you can just take the SkyLink train from Terminal B to Terminal D and board your Etihad flight. If separately you will have to claim your bags from AA, take the shuttle to Terminal D, check them with Etihad, and go through security.

     

  • Connect from Gate D to Gate B
    Apr 9, 2015
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    Hi I am flying from MKE to DFW and my flight has been delayed by 30 minutes. I have a connecting flight to ACT that leaves 32 minutes after I arrive in DFW. I have to go from terminal D to terminal B. Will I make it on time if I take the corridor connecting terminal D to terminal B?

     

    I think you have a chance if you run.

     

  • Connecting flight?
    Apr 9, 2015
    2
    Hi! I'm a US citizen flying from SLC - DFW - AMS - CPT. My layover in DFW is 54 minutes. Is that going to be enough time to make the connection?

     

    Assuming all your tickets were purchased on one reservation, yes, that should be enough time. If you are flying Delta/KLM you will have to take the SkyLink train from Terminal E where you will arrive to Terminal D where you will depart.

     

    Yes, they were! Through Delta. Perfect! Thanks so much for all your help.

     

  • Tucson - Dallas - London
    Apr 8, 2015
    1
    I'm flying from Tucson to London with a connection in Dallas (going on American Airlines the whole way). My lay over is only 50 minutes. The incredibly rude call assistants at American Airline say that 50 minutes is plenty of time. At other airports, on international connections, I've had to re-check my luggage and go though security again. In Dallas, will I need to go through security again or re-check bags? Is 50 minutes a long enough connection? Thank you.

     

    You don't go through US Customs or have to claim your bags at a connection point when leaving the United States. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All gates at DFW are connected inside security by the SkyLink train. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • Worried about connecting flight
    Apr 7, 2015
    7
    I am flying from Cozumel, Mexico to Toronto, Ontario on a Sunday afternoon with a Connection in Dallas, Texas. My layover is only 55minutes. Is this enough time to claim my bags, recheck bags and proceed through security/customs?

     

    Note: My flight to Cozumel, Mexico from Toronto, Ontario also has a layover in Dallas, Texas. This layover is 2hours. Will this be enough time?

     

    On your way to Cozumel that is enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. On your way back however, 55 minutes is not enough time, as you will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security in Dallas and likely change terminals as well. The minimum time is 90 minutes, with 2 hours recommended for that connection.

     

    Thank you! Not sure why they offer these connections if they know they cannot be met.

     

    Also, would I need to claim my baggage in Dallas both ways?

     

    You should not have to claim your baggage either way, even though most fellow passengers on your Cozumel-Dallas flight will, you should not have to since you are on an International to International connection. On your way to Cozumel, you only have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Dallas since you will preclear US Immigration in Toronto.

     

    I changed my flights. Tell me if this is more manageable. Flying from Toronto - Miami - Cozumel and Cozumel - Miami - Toronto. Flight times: Toronto to Miami 6:30am to 9:43am Miami to Cozumel 12:35pm to 1:2pm Return: Cozumel to Miami 3:18pm to 6:05pm Miami to Toronto 7:55pm to 11:15pm Will I need to claim baggage in Miami both ways? Are these times manageable?

     

    Yes, that should be manageable. You will not have to claim your baggage in Miami either way on your way to Cozumel all you will have to do in Miami is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, on your return you will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security but should not have to claim your bags in Miami.

     

  • time between flights
    Apr 7, 2015
    1
    Hi thee. I am flying to Dallas from Australia with Qantas on the 3rd of july. We arrive at 1.35pm and i have booked a flight from Dallas to Austin with AA at 3.10pm. Will this give me enough time to get my baggage, get through customs and security?

     

    That is barely above the minimum connection time and is a bit below what I recommend. It is possible, but it will be close. Luckily AA has a lot of flights from DFW to Austin that you can be rebooked on if you miss your connection.

     

  • Can I leave the airport between connecting flights?
    Apr 6, 2015
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    I have a good 4 hour lay over between flights, am I able to leave the airport between connecting flights?

     

    If this question is about a US Airport - yes, you can leave the airport at any time.

     

  • SHORT STOPOVER
    Apr 6, 2015
    2
    im arriving at 11:27am from Miami (American Airlines) and my next flight leaves at 12:09pm (42 minutes) im not sure if its enough time because its an international flight and the terminal may change. do you think its enough time? thank you and hope for a fast response

     

    the next flight is from dallas to SJD (san Jose de loas cabos) and its operated by American Airlines

     

    That should barely be enough time. You will depart from Terminal D. All Terminals at DFW are connected inside security by the SkyLink train.

     

  • Minimum time gap from international to domestic
    Apr 5, 2015
    1
    I will be arriving at 2.10 PM by lufthansa and my next flight to kansas city(US airways) is at 4.25 PM. Will the time gap be sufficient for baggage collection, security check, customs and immigration and check in luggage for next flight. Note: I booked the local flight separately(not through lufthansa)

     

    Please note that your flight to Kansas city will be operated by American Airlines. This is barely enough time. You will arrive in Terminal D, go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, then go up to the departure level and re-check your baggage with American, then go through security. You can check in online for your AA flight online before you leave Germany to save a little time.

     

  • Edmonton to Orlando via Dallas
    Apr 1, 2015
    1
    Hello! I am flying to Orlando from Edmonton via Dallas. Do I need to check my baggage again and go through security after arrival in Dallas? Thanks in advance!

     

    No, you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Edmonton. All you have to do in Dallas is go from your arrival gate to your departure gates. The SkyLink train connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • MSP-DFW-ICN
    Apr 1, 2015
    1
    I have a connecting flight in DFW (MSP-DFW-ICN). The layover time is 1h1m. Would this be enough time to connect my next flight to ICN (South Korea). Since it is a flight change from domestic to international, do I need to take any shuttle/train to reach to the terminal for DFW-ICN flight (i.e., is it usually different terminal)? If the MSP-DFW gets delayed and I miss my flight to ICN, what options will I have? Thanks!

     

    Yes, you will probably have to change terminals. The ICN flight will depart from Terminal D. However, the SkyLink train quickly connects all terminals inside security so you should have enough time. If you miss your connection and are flying American you could be rebooked to Seoul through Tokyo (there is a 1:15 PM American flight to Tokyo). If you are flying Korean, you should push them to book you to LAX and then on their 11:30 PM flight to Seoul. Otherwise you'll just spend the night in DFW and take the nonstop the next day.

     

  • NRT to DFW to AGU
    Mar 31, 2015
    1
    On 4/12 I am arriving from NRT at 4:40 pm on AA and connecting to go to AGU on US Air at 6:35 pm. Both are international flights in Terminal D. I don't think I can check into USAir flight in Japan. Should that be enough time? The AA flight is usually early. Thanks

     

    Both flights will be on AA. Yes, assuming you purchased the tickets together you will be checked into both flights in Japan and your bags will be tagged through to AGU. You will not have to claim your bags because you are on an international to international connection. You will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security though. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • MSP to DFW to CUN
    Mar 30, 2015
    2
    First time flyer - we have a connecting flight in DFW coming from MSP with final stop in CUN. Same plane, 50 minute stop. Do we get off the plane? My thought is with same plane, we won't be late for connecting flight? What's the protocol?

     

    Are both flights on Sun Country? You will likely be asked to briefly deplane so that they can clean the aircraft. They will also check passports upon boarding for Cancun, which is unnecessary for the flight to Dallas.

     

    Sun Country both legs. Appreciate the feedback

     

  • Terminal connection
    Mar 26, 2015
    1
    Hi I will fly from Nashville to London connection by Dallas (DFW) with 90 minutes time. Is it enough time to connect my next flight to London and also for security and customs???? Thanks in advance.....

     

    That is enough time. You will not have to go through security or customs in DFW. All terminals at DFW are connected inside security by the SkyLink Train and there is no US Customs when leaving the US.

     

  • SEA-DFW-BZE and Return
    Mar 19, 2015
    1
    (1) I have an Alaska Airlines flilght from SEA to DFW with a 1 hour layover time before catching an American Airline flight to BZE. Will that be enough time both to make connections and to get baggage transferred? (2) On return, I have an American Airline flight from BZE to DFW with a i hour 28 minute layover before catching an American Airline flight from DFW to SEA. Will that be enough time to go though customs in DFW, transfer luggage and make the connection to SEA? Thanks!

     

    On the way there that should be enough time. You just have to take the AirTrain from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Terminal D. On the return it will be very difficult. That is 2 minutes below the minimum time and many people are reporting that recently even 90 minutes has been insufficient for International to Domestic connections at DFW during peak periods.

     





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