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  • AUS to AUH
    Dec 28, 2015
    3
    Hi, My flight is from AUS to BLR via DFW and AUH. Would appreciate help with the questions below - 1. I take American Airlines from AUS to DFW. And it is Etihad from DFW to AUH and AUH to BLR. All are on a single reservation. 2. Will AA transfer my baggage through to BLR or do I have to re-check in at Etihad counter at DFW? I have only 50min connection time at DFW. 3. How about the boarding passes? Will AA be able to issue the pass for Etihad as well or should I claim it at the DFW Etihad counter? Thanks in Advance

     

    AA should transfer your bags to Etihad and tag them through to Bangalore. AA should be able to issue your Etihad boarding pass, but if they are not, take the SkyLink train and go directly to the Etihad gate counter and ask for it there - you don't have time to try to get it from the ticket counter outside security.

     

    Thanks for your reply ZAP I got the same confirmed from AA customer service. I was told that I wil have to collect the passes at gate counter at DFW. So Where can i locate the Etihad gate counter at DFW once i reach the gate? will it be right in front of my departure gate ? Does it consume more time as I have a tight connection of only 50 minutes.? Sorry but this is my first time on a multiple airline booking. Appreciate any leads on this. Thanks in Advance!!

     

    Yes, the gate counter is right in front of the departure gate. 50 minutes is possible but a bit risky.

     

  • Domestic to International
    Dec 27, 2015
    4
    Arriving at DFW at terminal B by 8.02 am for onward journey from terminal D, leaving at 11.25 am (separate reservations). How bad is collecting all my luggage and then checking in at Terminal D for onward journey ?

     

    You will have to claim your luggage take a shuttle bus to Terminal D and then re-check it at the check-in desk for your second airline and go through security. As long as your first flight is on-time you should have enough time.

     

    Thank you. Instead of shuttle bus, can I collect the luggage at terminal B, take the skylink to get to terminal D and out of security and check in with the second airline kiosk (emirates) and get back in through security check

     

    No, you cannot. The SkyLink train is only accessible inside security. You cannot go through security until you have checked in for your Emirates flight.

     

    Thank you

     

  • clearing customs
    Jan 21, 2016
    3
    Traveling from Tokyo-Dallas-Chicago. Arriving from Tokyo to Dallas before continuing onto Chicago. Is 1 hour 40 minute enough to clear customs in Dallas and make my flight to Chicago? Flight on AA arrives in Dallas at 4:30pm an leaves 6:10pm.

     

    That is barely enough time. You will arrive in terminal D, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US customs, go through security and take the skyline train to your departure terminal.

     

    tdc,just wondering did you clear customs and make the connecting flight? i am travelling at the end of march and have a similar timescale to you and not feeling too confident.

     

    won't be travelling til july, but just to be on the safe side, I moved my flight to a later time. im just not confident we will make it in time. just less stress this way.

     

  • Internation flight to domestic flight connection
    Dec 23, 2015
    1
    Hi, I arrive at 20:18 with a flight from American Airlines from Belize in Dallas. I have to catch the flight to San Diego leaving 21:50. Do I have enough time?

     

    That is just about enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Is 2 hours enough to connect to Sydney flight after Cancun fligh
    Dec 23, 2015
    2
    Hi. Can you please tell me if 2 hours is enough time to connect from the AA flight arriving from Cancun to DFW (20:19 on a thurs) to a sydney flight departing DFW at 22:15? I haven't booked my flights yet and am trying to arrange connecting flights. Thanks

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

    Thanks. Now I just need to work out if 2 and a half hours is enough time to go through immigration at Cancun (flight from Cuba) to board th flight to dfw

     

  • Connection returning from international flight with aged parent
    Dec 21, 2015
    2
    I'm traveling with my 86-year-old mother. We'll be returning from Launceston, Tasmania via Sydney, then connecting to Philadelphia. The only reasonable fare entails a connection of 1 hour and 50 minutes on Jan. 20, arriving at 1:35 pm on Qantas and leaving on American at 3:25 pm, issued on one ticket. Is this feasible? Thanks

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

    Thanks very much, and happy holidays!

     

  • Terminal Connections
    Dec 20, 2015
    5
    I will get down at Dallas by 4:30pm. and i have an international connection to doha from terminal D at 6:10pm will this time be sufficient to change the temrinal and check in my baggage that is 1 hour and 40 minutes. ??

     

    Are both of your tickets on the same reservation? If so you can just go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Dallas via the SkyLink train. You don't have to do anything with your baggage.

     

    But, when i get sown at dallas from kansas city its american airlines and at dallas i would go through by qatar. I called AA about this they told me that i need to get back my baggage and again check in so will that be sufficient

     

    If all your tickets are on the same reservation then your bags will get checked through to Doha in Kansas City - the agent on the phone is wrong (as they commonly are). However, you did not answer my question - are your tickets all on the same reservation or not?

     

    Yeah on the same reservation

     

    Then all you have to do in Dallas on your way to Doha is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • What about the luggage in connections?
    Dec 19, 2015
    2
    Hi everyone, I am flying in American Airlines from Madrid to Monterrey doing a connection in Dallas. Despite of flying with the same airline in both flights, do I need to pick up my luggage in dallas and re-do the checkin? I have read in some forums that its very common to do so, the airline doesnt do it for you. You have to manage and deal in the connection with your luggage ... is that true? And in that case, i have a 2 hours connection, can I ask for some special fast-chekin or skipping the aduana queue? Thank you so much for your help !!!

     

    Dallas has a program where passengers on International to International connections on American don't have to claim and re-check your bags. You will still have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security. You should have enough time.

     

    Thank you very much ZAP! Best wishes

     

  • WILL I BE ABLE TO MAKE
    Dec 19, 2015
    3
    I am landing in Terminal D at 09.00 Hrs from Dubai and would need to complete my Arrival Immigration and Customs procedure. My next connecting flight is Delta Airlines from Terminal E, at 12.00 Hrs. My International and Domestic Tickets are seperate. So I need to collect my luggage, clear customs, catch the shuttle train to Terminal E, collect my Boarding Pass from Delta Counter, and proceed to the terminal. Will 3 hours in overall is sufficient on a Saturday arrival?

     

    You will actually have to take a bus to Terminal E. The train runs inside security, which you won't be able to access. 3 hours should be enough time though.

     

    ZAP, it sounds like you are familiar with DFW, can you provide any information on the international arrival process such as passport control times, collecting baggage, clearing customs and rechecking bags to connecting flights? thanks I am disable, usually go through IAD but they now require me to get my bags upon entry, clear customs and then go to main terminal and recheck in. I am considering going through DFW and hope the process is less complicated and less walking

     

    DFW is larger but well laid out. The process is the same as what you are used to at IAD except all the terminals are separate (rather than IAD which only has one terminal). The process will not be more simple at DFW than IAD.

     

  • Is my layover long enough?
    Dec 18, 2015
    1
    I'm flying from SJO to DFW to DEN. My layover in Dallas is 1 hr 50 min. Is that enough time to make my connecting flight? I've never returned from an international flight before (going to SJO was my first out-of-US flight ever) and never been to DFW, so I'm rather terrified. I didn't book this itinerary originally– it was changed by American Airlines. When I originally booked it, I had a 3+ hour layover. However, they completely changed my itinerary to where I leave later from SJO and leave earlier from DFW, making my connection really tight. Thanks!

     

    It should be enough time. In DFW you will arrive in Terminal D, 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 if it is not in Terminal D.

     

  • Transfer time
    Dec 17, 2015
    1
    I will be travelling from Queretaro to Dallas and then on to London on 31st December. I have 2 hours 40 mins transfer time. Will this be enough as I presume that it will be busy on NY's Eve?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. New Years Eve isn't a particularly busy travel day, especially the afternoon/evening when it sounds like you will be traveling.

     

  • travelling to Oklahoma
    Dec 15, 2015
    1
    travelling from London to Dallas to Oklahoma. Arriving Dallas at 18.50 leaving for Oklahoma at 20.40 is this enough time to get through immigration/security etc?

     

    Yes, that should be just enough time.

     

  • Is this enough time for luggage to make connecting flight
    Dec 14, 2015
    1
    I am traveling from RDU and connecting through DFW. If I arrive at 8:10 am and my connecting flight leaves for Albuquerque at 9 am is that enough time for my luggage to make it onto the connecting airplane? Thank you!

     

    Yes, that should be enough time if the first flight is on-time.

     

  • International to Domestic
    Dec 14, 2015
    1
    Hello, Flying from London Heathrow via British airways to DFW, then via American Airlines to Fresno. What is the estimated time needed to get on to the domestic flight please? Do I need to claim my luggage and go through security again? Thanks, Leo

     

    Yes, you will arrive in Terminal D, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk if they are checked through to FAT, then go through security and go to your departure gate on the SkyLink Train. If all tickets are on the same reservation, then 90 minutes is the bare minimum, with 2 hours recommended. If two separate reservations you will have to take your bags to the AA check in desk and 2.5 hours is recommended.

     

  • BA London to AA Guatemala City
    Dec 13, 2015
    1
    Hi, Arriving from London with BA flight to Terminal D at 14.35 to catch a flight to Guatemala with AA at 17.05. Will I have to go through customs, security, claim baggage and then recheck baggage and go back through customs and security? Is 2 hour 30 mins enough for this?

     

    You will have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security but you should not have to claim your bags since you are on an International to International connection through DFW. You should have enough time.

     

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