DFW Terminal Connections | iFlyer Forum

Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Airport

DFW Forum Home |

 DFW Recent Topics

Got a tip about DFW airport? You've come to the right place for help on getting to, through, and between Dallas Fort Worth airport. Share your experiences with others, or post a question and get notified when there is a response.

Discussion Topics
Last Post

  • Do i have to recheck my baggage
    Feb 15, 2015
    I am flying delta and arriving from LGA to DFW and have a connection to atlanta after 2 and half hours with delta itself. Do i need to re check my baggage?


    If you purchased your tickets together your bags will be checked through to Atlanta and you won't have to claim them in Dallas. If you purchased two separate tickets you will have to claim them.


  • connection time
    Feb 15, 2015
    Flying into DFW from Costa Rica -- on saturday May 9th -- arrival in dfw at 12:11 pm ---- connection to San francisco leaves at 1:50 pm. Does that seem like enough time?


    That should barely be enough time if your first flight is on-time.


    Thank you!!


  • Arriving Dallas & leaving to Vancouver
    Feb 15, 2015
    Hi. I arrive from Doha & by Qatar airways & I have only 55 minutes to catch flight AA to vancouver . Is it enough time ? which terminal am I suppose to arrive & which terminal should I departure please ?


    NO! That's an impossible connection. You need to contact your travel agent or whoever you booked your ticket from and change it! You will arrive in Terminal D and likely depart from there as well, but that connection, as it stands, is impossible as you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, and go through security, all in Dallas.


  • clearing customs to catch domestic flight
    Feb 14, 2015
    I will be landing at 3:47 pm on a Sunday in May and have 1hour and 50 minutes to clear customs and catch an American Airlines flight. Is that enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time. However, so I can help you more, where are you flying to Dallas from?


    We will be flying on May 10th from Cozumel landing in Dallas at 6:45 PM and leaving for Newark at 8:05 PM which is a 1 hour 20 minute layover.


    Hmm, that's different from what you said in the first post. 1 Hr 20 minutes is quite a bit more difficult, but Immigration is less crowded that late in the evening so I suppose it might be possible. If your flight from Cozumel is delayed at all you will probably be stuck in Dallas overnight.


    I thought it was too short of a layover even if the airlines/travel agents package it that way. After all, they are not the ones stuck in the airport!! Thanks for your advice, it is greatly appreciated


  • Connection to Austin
    Feb 12, 2015
    Hi, on a British passport and have a 70 minute layover at DFW this evening arrive from Tucson at 8.05pm at gate C14 and flying to Austin at 9.15pm at gate C10. Doable? Anything I can do to make it quicker? Thanks


    That should be a very easy connection. All you have to do in DFW is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which are apparently only four gates apart. It shouldn't take more than 5 minutes.


  • 1h 50m Layover
    Feb 8, 2015
    I have a 1hr 50m layover in DFW from Cancun and a connecting flight on American Airlines to Calgary. Is that enough time to clear customs and catch our connecting flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time. Since you are on an International to International connection, you should not have to claim and re-check your bags.


  • Terminals
    Feb 8, 2015
    What terminal does American leave for Belize?


    Terminal D.


  • Transit Check in counters
    Feb 14, 2015
    Hi - Arriving in Dallas Term D from London and need to catch American Airlines from Tem A to Tucson. Are there AA transit check-in counters in Term D or do I have to take my bags to Term A for re-check in? Thanks


    Yes, after you clear customs in Terminal D you can re-check your bags at the transfer desk immediately after, then go through security and take the SkyLink train to your departure terminal.


    Thanks Zap for your swift response - much appreciated!


    Hi - going back to london from Tucson via DFW on AA - will our bags be checked through automatically?


    Feb 6, 2015
    I'm flying into DFW from Phoenix Arizona by US Airways and taking a connecting flight (all British Airways) to London with a connection time of about 2 hours. By 'inside security' do you mean to say I need not go through Security at DFW ?


    Correct, you will not need to go through security in DFW. The Skylink train connects all terminals without the need to go through security when traveling between terminals.


    Thank you for the clarification.


  • Check through vs re-check baggage times
    Feb 5, 2015
    Trying to schedule an inbound (from DXB or DOH) through DFW, connecting with AA to ABQ. The Emirates flight schedule works better for me (arriving 9:45 am) but they do not (AFAIK) allow check-through baggage to AA. The Qatar flight arrives later (3:15 pm) but I can do a single ticket through to AA. How much extra time will I incur with re-checking baggage (I assume I can re-check at Terminal D and the use Skytrain once I am inside security if needed). Is there a noticeable difference between morning and afternoon as to how slow C&I will be? Thanks.


    If you book Emirates you will need to leave 3 hours for your connection. If you book Qatar Airways you can probably get away with just 2. Immigration is quieter in the morning, especially late morning when the Emirates flight comes in. Afternoon has a lot of Europe and Mexico flights also coming in at the same time.


    Thanks for the quick and helpful response. With the lighter lines and only 1 hour extra to re-check luggage it sounds like the Emirates option is definitely viable. Having previously connected through LAX I pretty much assumed 3 hours was a minimum. Thanks!


  • Connecting flight San Antonio
    Feb 3, 2015
    My wife lands from Heathrow to DFW at 3:35 pm and has a connecting flight to San Antonio at 5:26 pm. 1. Is that good enough time for her to clear Immigration check, custom 2. Also will she has to get her luggage or the luggage will be arriving directly at SAT 3. Also can she get someone to help her with her Bags as she is having severe back issues.


    Yes, that should be enough time. Yes, she will have to claim her bags after Immigration, go through US Customs, then re-check her bags at the transfer desk immediately after. There will be carts in the baggage claim hall, I'm sure she can find someone to help her get her bag off the belt and onto the cart.


  • Connection - La Guardia to Puerto Vallarta
    Feb 3, 2015
    Hi - I am booked on a flight from LGA to PVR with a short 55min connection at DFW. Can someone explain what happens to my luggage at DFW. Is this checked through all the way to PVR or should it be collected at DFW. Is 55 mins sufficient time to charge terminals etc? Thanks


    Yes, that should be enough time. you will not have to claim your baggage in DFW on your way to Mexico. The SkyLink train connects all terminals inside security. You will depart from Terminal D.


  • Detroit to Chihuahua, Mexco
    Feb 3, 2015
    I'll be arriving on American Airlines flight 2215 from Detroit at 9:50am. My American Eagle flight 3385 to Chihuahua, Mexico departs at 10:30am. Is it possible for me, and my luggage to make this connection?


    Yes, it's possible but it leaves very little time to spare in case of delays. The SkyLink train connects all terminals inside security and you will likely have to change Terminals.


  • 45 minute DFW layover.... Will my luggage make it?
    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello. I have a BPT - DFW - SJU flight. I have a 45 minute layover in DFW with checked baggage. Is this enough time for myself and my checked bags to make the connection to SJU on 2/18/2015


    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. The SkyLink train connects all terminals inside security.


  • CUN / DFW / HNL
    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi Flying with AA from Cancun, with a 5 hr connection in DFW before next AA flight to Honolulu. Not sure what Terminal I will arrive in, and then depart from. Any info would be appreciated. as there is nothing noted on my Itinerary. Tks


    You will arrive in Terminal D and likely depart in Terminal D as well. Even if you don't all terminals are connected inside security by the SkyLink train.


    Thanks Zap. Because the flight out of DFW is also with AA, is that why you think a Terminal D departure is likely ? Otherwise how do you find out what terminal the flight departs from ?


    I say D because the flight to HNL is on a large aircraft and the large aircraft mainly use Terminal D, since that is the international terminal, all the gates are set up for those types of aircraft.


    Do I find out the Terminal departure when I get to DFW and look at the departure monitors ?


    Yes, it will be there - the terminal is the first letter in the gate for example gate "D15" would be in Terminal D.


Google Plus One