Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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I'm flying into DFW from denver; then leaving to Puerto Vallarta , MX. I know that I've done this before, but years ago. I'm flying first so would get off early. I have 49 minutes between flights and also know that I'll need to take the train to D as that's the international concourse - right? This is possible, don't you think? It's also a very early morning flight. thank you!
Yes, that's possible and you have the procedure correct.
Do I need to recheck my bags in DFW or is there a way to check them from AUS to DXB with separate tickets? If I need to recheck, what's the best way to change terminals? And, how much time is needed?
Yes, you will have to claim your bags, take a shuttle bus to Terminal D and re-check them with Emirates. I recommend at least 3 hours to do this.
Have 1 hour connection time in Dallas on outbound and return. Enough time to clear customs both directions?
You don't have to go through Customs in DFW EITHER way! There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You will go through Canadian Customs in Toronto. On the way back you pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do both ways is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.
Thank you! We have global entry cards so I was pretty sure we would be okay on the return. Appreciate the quick response!
Would appreciate help me with my concern : How can I arrived at terminal D transit to terminal A for my connection flight ?
Where are you flying from and to? Are both flights on the same reservation?
Thanks for the reply. my flight from AUH EY161, connecting flight AA1393 separate booking.
Since you pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Abu Dhabi, all you have to do in DFW is claim your bags, re-check them with AA, then go through security and to your departure gate.
Appreciate your prompt reply.
We are flying into DFW from London Heathrow and have a 90 minute turnaround before flying out again on to Cancun, Mexico. Is this realistically enough time to tackle all baggage/immigration/security issues before departing??
That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
I am flying American Airlines and I need to know what terminal and gate is flight #1260 from Dallas to Detroit.
You find out your gate the day of your flight. It will be Terminal A, C, or D (likely A or C).
Hi

A friend and I (from Denmark) are flying copenhagen - mexico city with layover in London and Dallas. We only have one hour in DFW and I guess we need to get through immigration with the ESTA?

I have never been in the U.S. before, so I am a bit afraid that we will not make our connecting flight due to control and check-in?
1 Hour is not enough time for an international to international connection in DFW.
Hi Iam flying into Dallas on Qantas at 13.00. I have a flight booked with AA at 14.55 to Detroit. I understand that I will have to go through immigration and customs etc,before checking my bags on the AA flight. Will there be enough time to make the connection given the extra security measures currently in place?
There are no extra security measures currently in place. Yes, that is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
We are planning a Caribbean cruise from Fort Lauderdale and looking at some flight options to get there from Vancouver, Canada. It seems the easiest and least expensive is through DFW but a few of the options only leave a 50 minute window for connections is this enough time?
Yes, that is enough time. You pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver.
Hello

I'm travelling to Maui, Hawaii from Toronto with 1.5hr stop in Dallas with American Airline (First Class).
Do I have to find my luggage in Dallas and do the check in again?
or does it get sent to Maui directly?
Thanks
You pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in DFW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If you have to change terminals the Skylink train connects all terminals and gates inside security.