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As the last time my wife flew from RDU-NRT it was a real nail-biter for the RDU-MSP connection, she almost missed her flight.

This time, the opposite direction from NRT>>RDU she has more time, but just want to be sure about International>>domestic connections.

As well, I believe that she needs to collect her check-in baggage and re-check in.
Is she connecting in MSP or DFW? Yes, when she enters the US She will have to go through US Immigration, claim her bags, go through US Customs, re-check her bags at the re-check desk, and go through security.
Will my daughter have to get her luggage when she arrives at DFW on American to transfer to a Lufthansa flight at DFW to Italy? If so, how does she doe this? How much time should she allow between arrival at DFW and departure on Lufthansa?
Are her tickets on two separate reservations or one reservation? Where is she flying into DFW from?
She will fly in from Phoenix on American on a separate ticket so I imagine he has to collect her luggage and then to go Lufthansa. One more question: She is booked thru United on a flight operated by Lufthansa so where does she check in at...United or Lufthansa? It is thru a site called fareboom to Italy but just a regular American ticket from Phoenix to DFW...Thanks!
Yes, she will have to claim her bags from American and take a shuttle bus to her departure terminal to re-check her bags. Lufthansa doesn't fly nonstop from DFW to Italy. Is she flying to Frankfurt first? If so she will re-check her bags with Lufthansa in Terminal D. If she is connecting in Newark or Washington DC or somewhere else in the USA first, she will re-check her bags with United in Terminal E.
Yes...she connected in Frankfurt to Italy. She leaves from Terminal D at DFW on Lufthansa. How much time should she allow between her arrival at DFW on American to get her bags and then recheck them again at Terminal D from American?
I would want at least 3 hours.
Hi ZAP, my friend from China will fly to Mexico via AA (PVG-DFW-BJX) on Nov. 17th. She speaks very little English. She has 2 and a half hour to make connection. From your previous comments, I understand that she doesn't need claim the luggage, but she still need to go through immigration and customs, and then go through the security. It seems like she does not need to leave the terminal D since both sections are international via AA, is my understanding correct? Is there any assistance available for mandarin speaker at DFW? Any comments will be highly appreciated.
Since she is coming from China i'm sure there will be people on her flight that speak both Chinese and English that she can ask for help. Also, does she speak Spanish (she won't be able to do much in Leon if she doesn't)? Lots of people at DFW speak Spanish.
Thanks for your quick response. No, unfortunately she doesn't speak any Spanish either. That's the part make me nerves. Thanks for reminding me that she can ask other passenger for help. I assumed my other understandings are all correct?
Flying into Dallas on Amercan airlines then on to Denver on American
Will I have to change terminals? Only 45 mins
You will almost definitely have to change terminals. The Skylink train connects all terminals and gates inside security. You have enough time if your flight from Joplin is on-time.
Only 1 hour between flight on from Cvg on american eagle and leaving on American Airlines to Maui. Is this doable?
Yes, that is doable if the first flight is on-time. The Skylink train connects all terminals inside security.
Hello, I am travelling from Tokyo to Toronto via DFW with all flights on American Airlines. Is two hours enough time to make the connection? I understand it is all Terminal D, but because It is the last flight to Toronto, what happens if the something goes wrong....flight is delayed etc.
If you miss your connection then you will be rebooked on a flight the next day and spend the night in DFW. Whether or not they supply you will a hotel depends on the reasons for the delay.
Thank you for the reply. I appreciate it.
Hi ZAP, I get the impression from your responses that if the AA flight only transits through DFW whilst going on to a third international destination (ie NRT-DFW-YYZ) it is not necessary to collect luggage? Is that correct?
Yes, that is correct. The only Airlines/Hubs that work that way in the US are DFW and MIA for AA and IAH for United.
Hi guys, I have a flight coming up in a couple of weeks and AA changed my flight from having 2.5 hours in DFW from MSP to 1.41 hours. Is this enough time to make the connection and will AA issue my boarding passes for Qatar airways or will I have to go through security again at DFW and get a new valid boarding pass as they had me do when flew out of ORD.
Yes, that is still enough time. AA should be able to issue your Qatar Airways boarding pass. If they do not you can get it from the Qatar Airways gate, you don't have to leave security.
Perfect! Thank you so much.
I am flying from Vancouver to San Jose, Costa Rica with a 2 hour connection time in Dallas... is that enough?
Yes, that is enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you have to do in DFW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All gates are connected inside security.
I have a connection from Terminal A to Terminal D, by looking at the airport map it looks pretty close but I can't tell, are you able to just walk across? Is it not too far to walk from A to D? I'm traveling with my 87 yr old mother.
There is a walkway from A to D but I would take the Skyway train.
Sorry, Skylink train.
HI. I 'have a flight from Paris to Guatemala city. I have 1 hour and 10 minutes in dallas. Is it enought to pass immigration, to claim my lugages. I have myr ESTA, but people here, told me that's is to short !!! I travel with America airlines.
You don't have to claim your bags if both flights are on American, but you still have to go through Immigration, customs and Security. I Agree, that's not enough time.