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  • Clearing custom
    Sep 2, 2015
    I'm flying through Dallas, i will be flying in from Doha, Qatar and I will be connecting onto a flight to Calgary, Canada. I have 2hours for connection. Is that enough time?


    That should be barely enough time.


  • traveling from edmonton to Minneaplis
    Sep 2, 2015
    I am going to fly from edmonton to Minneaplis with a connecting flight at DFW. the layover time is 1 hour 2 minutes. The airline are all AA. Is it enought time? Thanks!


    And I don't carry any luggage. Could you please reply ASAP? I am flying on Sep 18. thanks a lot!


    Yes, that is enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Edmonton. All you have to do in DFW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The SkyLink train connects all terminals inside security.


  • DFW Customs time allotment
    Sep 1, 2015
    My husband and I are traveling to Mexico. American Airlines has recently changed their flight schedule, allowing only 90 minutes to get through customs coming from Mexico and connecting to a domestic flight through DFW. I am concerned if this will be enough time or if AA is trying to push the limit offering this flight schedule.


    90 minutes is the minimum allowable connection time. During some parts of the day it is reasonable, but during busy times you would realistically need closer to 2 hours.


  • Traveling from Toronto to Cabo
    Sep 4, 2015
    My wife and I will be traveling from Toronto to Cabo in Dec. We leave on Air Canada then connect on American Airlines in Dallas. Will a one hour layover in Dallas be enough time?


    If you purchased separate tickets and have checked bags, no, that is not enough time. Without checked bags it will even be difficult as you may not be allowed to check in for your AA flight online.


    The flights are on one ticket but we will have checked bags, does that make a difference?, or is it still not enough time.


    Just to clarify, tickets were purchased through hotwire, Timmins to Toronto- Toronto to Dallas on Air Canada, then Dallas to Cabo with American Airlines. Called hotwire and they assured me that we had enough time, said AC and AA had transfer agreement, is that true? Thanks so much for your time!


    In that case you should be fine. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto and all you have to do is take the SkyLink train from Terminal E to Terminal D. You may have to get your AA boarding passes from the gate counter or a kiosk. You won't have to do anything with your bags.


  • AA international transfers 1h 20 min
    Sep 1, 2015
    I noticed that other travellers were offered those 1h20min-connections for international to international flights as well... So I wonder if there is anyone who could tell me if that would work? In my case it's LHR to SCL on BA and AA, with a 1h and 20 min. connection at DFW. I know I will have to go through immigration, but will I need to ce-check my bags from international to international flights? Thanks for any comments on this! :)


    If you are on an International to International connection at DFW on the same reservation, you don't have to claim your bags, just go through US Immigration, customs and security. That's why an 80 minute international to international connection is sort of possible, but not advisable.


    Thank you! I saw a lot of those connections, so I assumed they should be doable. But I'll look for something with a bit more spare time now...


  • DFW connection and change of plane
    Sep 3, 2015
    I will fly AA138 to Washinton DC through DFW, What are the process and location information to go through Customs and change plane at DFW?


    Where are you flying to DFW from?


    from Hong Kong


    Do I need to go through Customs at DFW rather than at DCA? If so, I need to change a plane with same flight number AA138, do I need to cahnge terminal and gate after going through Customs?


    Yes, 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 to the departure level and through security and then take the SkyLink train to your departure terminal if it is not D (it will likely be A or C).


    I'm travelling Toronto to Los Cabos thru Dallas. Both flights are AA. Is an hour enough time for connection? I go thru US Customs in Toronto before I board first flight. Do i have to go thru again in Dallas?


    No, you don't have to go through Customs in Dallas on your way to Cabo. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The SKylink train connects all terminals inside security. An hour is enough time.


    Thanks for your help! One more question- on the return SJD to YYZ thru DFW, again both flights are AA . Do my bags go right thru to Toronto? Or do I have to claim bags? I have 1 hour 40 mins on this connection. Thanks for your help!!


    Yes, your bags will go straight through to YYZ but you will have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security.


  • Heathrow to Durango via Dallas fort worth
    Sep 1, 2015
    Hi I'm due to fly from London Heathrow to Durango via Dallas Fort Worth and have just been told my connecting flight is only 1 hour 15 mins from landing in dfw is this achievable the flight numbers are bs but operated by American Airlines and would I have to collect my baggage and recheck in? Any help would be appreciated as I am panicking a little bit!


    Yes, you will arrive n Terminal D, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and take the SkyLink train to Terminal B. This will be very difficult to do. Probably impossible in just 75 minutes.


    I was told by travel agents that we wouldn't touch our bags as it go straight to the connecting flight is this not true?


    That is not true. You must claim your bags to go through US customs in dallas.


    What do you think the minimum time to get through would be as I have been tracking all flights were due on and the have been arriving half hour early


    90 minutes is what I consider the bare minimum. I recommend 2 hours.


  • Connecting international flight
    Aug 31, 2015
    I will be travelling in Nov from Manhattan, Kansas to Dallas by American Airlines 3413 in Terminal B and have 2 h 50 m layover before catching international flight to Tokyo by Japan Airlines 7011 Operated by American Airlines at terminal 2.Do I have to checked baggage out and check in again ? Is 2h 50 m enough .


    DFW does not have a Terminal 2. You will depart from Terminal D. No, you do not have to do anything with your bags in DFW on your way to Tokyo. All you have to do is take the SkyLink train from Terminal B to Terminal D and to your departure gate.


    Hi. I bought ticket through expedia.com and it has different booking no.for American Airlines and Japan Airlines. Will that make a different in my luggage clearance.


    No, it doesn't. Those are just the numbers for those respective airlines if you wanted to pull up your reservation on their respective websites.


    Thnak you so much.


  • Do i have enough time??
    Aug 30, 2015
    Flying AA cancun to Vancouver with 1 hour 55 minutes between flights in Dallas arrival and departure flights both in Terminal D but I need to collect luggage and clear customs, enough time??


    That should be barely enough time. Also note that your Vancouver flight may not use Terminal D as not all flights to Canada use it.


    Thanks! so far flight to Vancouver still says departs terminal D so hopefully.


  • Transit Time
    Aug 27, 2015
    I will be arriving on AA and departing on Emirates. I will have 2hrs 20min to make the connection. I am on 2 tickets, both First class. Is there a private service that can meet me, collect my bags, and speed me to my departure check in? I also have Pre Check Thank you for your help. I am a senior unable to move very fast.


    No, there is no private service. If your AA flight is domestic you'll have enough time. It is sort of difficult to get between terminals outside security as the only connection is an infrequent bus.


  • Do I have time
    Aug 27, 2015
    I am flying from Lubbock to Cancun with a connecting flight in Dallas. The layover time in Dallas is only 45 minutes. Is that enough time for me to make my flight from Dallas to Cancun


    I forgot to add I am flying AA for all flights


    That's barely enough time assuming the flight from Lubbock is on-time. You will have to take the SkyLink train from Terminal B where you arrive to Terminal D where you depart and hurry.


  • changing airlines
    Aug 27, 2015
    i am flying from phoenix to orlando with a 1 hour 15 minute layover in dallas. i am going from us airways to AA in dallas will i need to go back through security. i am not checking any bags.


    No, you do not have to go through security. All terminals at DFW are connected inside security by the SkyLink train. You have enough time.


  • baggage question
    Aug 26, 2015
    I an traveling Fort Myers to Dubai via DFW, on two tickets. American to DFW and Emirates to Dubai. Will American check my bags through to Dubai? If not, how do I get my bags to Emirates Check in? I have about 2 hours layover. Thanks for any help


    No, American won't transfer your bags to Emirates since you bought two separate tickets. You will have to claim your bags in your arrival terminal and then take them to the Emirates check-in desk in Terminal D, then go through security. That will be very difficult to do in 2 hours as the only way to get between terminals outside security is either a long walk or an infrequent shuttle bus.


  • Toronto (YYZ) - DFW - Honolulu (HNL)
    Aug 26, 2015
    We're looking at taking AA from Toronto with a connection in DFW before Honolulu. Traveling with an infant (1.5 yr old). Is 1 hr 4 minute layover in DFW enough time? We won't be switching airlines. Thanks!


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Toronto. All Terminals and gates are connected inside security by the SkyLink train.


  • Cou to DFW to Liberia, Costa Rica
    Aug 26, 2015
    Flying in from Columbia MO to DFW arriving at 8:00am with 45 minutes to make a connection to Liberia, Costa Rica. Is that enough time and how do I find out which terminal we arrive from Columbia into DFW (not printed on ticket).


    You will arrive in Terminal B and depart from Terminal D. All Terminals are connected inside security by the SkyLink train. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


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