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  • London-DFW-Baton Rouge - 1h18 connection time?
    Jan 4, 2016
    Happy New Year! I am looking at a ticket from London to Baton Rouge through DFW. Arrival 17:05 (D) - Departure 18:23 (B), both operated by AA. I am a EU citizen and I have luggage. Is it possible to make this connection? And is AA responsible for providing a new ticket if I miss the connection? Thank you!


    This is a very difficult connection, bordering on impossible. If you did miss your connection AA would book you on the next flight to Baton Rouge, but there might not be one until the next day. The minimum International to Domestic connection time is 90 minutes with 2 hours recommended.


  • MSN (Madison, WI) to DFW flight change
    Jan 2, 2015
    Hello, When I had originally booked our flight, we had 1hr 15min layover time, this has since changed to 45 min. We are flying to MSY (New Orleans) from DFW, and this will be our first time at DFW. If everything is on time, is this enough time, what gates does AA usually use for these connections? I am debating on booking us a one way flight that leaves at noon ($200) to have a backup plan, thoughts?


    You have enough time if your first flight is on-time. The skylink train connects all terminals inside security. If you miss your connection AA will rebook you on the next available flight to new Orleans. You don't need to book a backup.


  • International Travel San ANtonio (US) SAT to DFW to Doha to Bangalore
    Jan 2, 2015
    Hi I am traveling to Bangalore from SAT via DFW (use American Airlines) , Doha (Qatar Airways) to Bangalore (Qatar Airways). Do I need to get my Passport stamped at Dallas Immigrations or security?


    The US does not do exit stamps. You will just show your passport to the gate agent when boarding your flight to Doha and the airline tells the immigration authorities that you left the country.


    Dec 31, 2015
    I am planning on travelling from Montego Bay AA 2500 Arr DFW 1555, connecting to Guadalajara AA 2313 Dep 1740. Both flights arr & dep Terminal D. It is the scheduled connection of AA on a thru booking, however I am booking flights separately (1st sector Paid, 2nd sector on points) Are there any issues with transferring at DFW, do I enter and exit US Customs & Immigration. If I get AA Montego Bay check-in staff to tag the bags thru to Guadalajara connection flight, is timing of flight connection and processing at DFW OK on this basis.


    You will have to go through US Immigration and customs in Dallas. This connection is slightly risky.


  • yyz-dfw-ogg
    Dec 30, 2015
    When I originally booked our flight we had 1hr 15 min to make our connection and now it has changed to 1hr. Does anyone know what terminal the AA flights from Toronto come into and also which terminal AA flights depart to OGG? Are we going to make our connection??


    If everything is on time you should make your connection. Since you will preclear US Customs in Toronto, all you need to do at DFW is to ride skylink (or walk) to your departure gate for OGG. From what I have seen the flights to OGG either depart out of Termianl A (A24) or Terminal C (C2-C6) but could be somewhere else on the day of your flight. I do not know where the flights from Toronto come into but it should be Terminal A or C, or D.


  • MSP-DFW-AUH - American + Etihad
    Dec 30, 2015
    I arrive at DFW in American from MSP at 5:50pm and Etihad flight to AUH is at 7:40pm. Is this enough time to make the connection? Do I have to check in with Etihad at Dallas and re-clear security check like Chicago?


    That should be enough time. You do not need to re-clear security. Just get on skylink and take it to Terminal D where Etihad departs. Once there, your bags should connect, you just need to get your documents checked at the Etihad gate prior to departure.


  • AUS to AUH
    Dec 28, 2015
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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


    Dec 19, 2015
    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.


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