DFW Terminal Connections | iFlyer Forum

Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Airport

DFW Forum Home

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
Posts

  • First time doing connecting flights
    Apr 18, 2016
    1
    I am travelling from Montego Bay to Dallas, American Airlines, then onto Las Vegas American Airlines. I arrive in Dallas 3.25pm, then flight to Vegas is 5.05 pm, will I have to reclaim my checked in bags? Or will they go straight to Vegas? Have I enough to time? Will the second flight be in the same terminal? Any help or tips would be appreciated

     

    That is just enough time if everything goes smoothly. You will arrive in Terminal D, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs,r e-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate, which will probably be in Terminal A or C. The Skylink train connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • Flight From Canada, Transfer to Orlando
    Apr 18, 2016
    1
    I will be travelling from Canada to Orlando on American Airlines, transferring in Dallas (DFW). What is the process in Dallas to transfer? Will baggage go through, will we have to go through security and/or customs? Will Global Entry be needed?

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Canada. All you have to do in DFW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • LHR-DFW-SAN connection
    Apr 15, 2016
    2
    My wife and I will be arriving at DFW from LHR in mid-June on an AA flight connecting to another AA flight to SAN with a 2 hour layover. Both flights are on the same reservation. We will each have a carry-on bag and are enrolled in Global Entry. What is the best route through the airport to our departure terminal once we clear Immigration and Customs at terminal D? Should we re-enter TSA security at terminal D so we can use the Skylink train to the departure terminal?

     

    Yes, you should have enough time. Yes, it is definitely fastest to go through security in Terminal D and take the Skylink to your departure terminal.

     

    Thanks for the useful tip. It's reassuring to have insider help from this site.

     

  • Transfer from Qantas to American Airlines
    Apr 11, 2016
    1
    I am arriving at DFW on a Qantas (Terminal D) from Sydney and heading to New Orleans with American Airlines (Not sure which terminal). 1) Do I have to clear Immigration and Customs at DFW and re check in with American Airlines to New Orleans? 2) Which terminal does AA domestic flights use? 3) I have a lay over of 2 hours, will this be sufficient?

     

    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 through security and take the skylink train to your departure gate, which will likely be in Terminal A or C. You should have just enough time.

     

  • Connecting (with a baby)
    Apr 11, 2016
    1
    Hi, I'm looking to buy a ticket, connection from Gulfport to London Heathrow via DFW. There is a 1:05 hr connection time in DFW - if this enough time? Do I need to pick up my luggage / go through customs or can I go straight to the gate? How much time would i need to move between terminals? I think I would need to move between terminals B and D. Also, if I gate check my pram for the baby, can we pick it up when leaving the plane or will it go directly to the final destination? Thanks very much for your help

     

    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do is take the SkyLink train from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If you gate check your stroller you can have it brought up to you at the arrival gate in Dallas. It's up to you.

     

  • Will I have enough time?
    Apr 11, 2016
    1
    I am planning to arrive in DFW on American Airlines on a domestic flight at 9:34 am and to depart on an international flight with AA to Mexico City at 10:41 am. This gives me a little a little over 1 hr to make my connection. Is this enough time?

     

    If both tickets are on the same reservation that is enough time. All you have to do in DFW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skylink train connects all gates inside security.

     

  • 50 minute layover
    Apr 10, 2016
    1
    Arriving in Dallas, TX from Austin, TX at 10:00am in mid July & then a 50 minute layover until our connecting flight to Hawaii. Both flights are with AA. If we gate check two car seats, is that enough time to make it on time to our connecting flight? Or are we better off just checking in the car seats with our checked bags? Unsure of which terminals at this time. I am trying to plan ahead. Unsure of how gate checked items get back to us after we land. This is our first time flying with children.

     

    A gate checked car seat will probably be sent to your final destination, so you won't have to worry about it in Dallas.

     

  • time
    Apr 10, 2016
    1
    will be getting into DFW on Wed at 1.55pm is that a busy time for customs and immigration, am used to PHX were it is slow. thanks

     

    That will be a moderately busy time.

     

  • Time frame
    Apr 9, 2016
    1
    Is 55 min enough time to connect from an American Airlines flight to American egal, and will checked bags make it

     

    Yes, if the first flight is on-time that is enough time. The Skylink train connects all gates inside security.

     

  • Domestic to International
    Apr 6, 2016
    1
    I am flying into Dallas on American Airlines and have 50 minutes before my international flight to Kathmandu on Qatar airlines. Will that be enough time?

     

    Yes, if your first flight is on-time and both flights are on the same reservation that is enough time. The Skylink train connects all gates inside security.

     

  • FAT to DFW to PARIS on AA - One Reservation
    Apr 6, 2016
    1
    Our travel agent says when we get to DFW (AA) we'll have to re-enter security again to board International flight on AA. I think she's wrong having spent hours reading your site. If we stay on the inside security train between terminals we'll will NOT have to go thru re-entry with security or baggage, right? Even Carry ons'? So long as we stay in secured area?

     

    Your travel agent is wrong. The Skylink train at DFW connects all gates inside security and there is no special security or US Immigration before boarding an International flight.

     

  • International to Domestic in peak Summer
    Apr 6, 2016
    2
    Hi, Am travelling with wife and 2 children and want to plan the best connection with the peace of mind that we won't have to be rushing. Landing from CDG at DFW Terminal D, then onwards to a Domestic connection on a separate ticket (destination still TBD, probably LAX or LAS). From experience, immigration can take a looong time as an EU national (thinking eg JFK). Given this is Peak Summer (29 July), Friday afternoon (land at 3 PM), what is the earliest we could safely schedule an onward flight without rushing? Thanks!

     

    6 or 6:30 PM would be the earliest flight I would consider booking. Maybe on the later end of that if you're considering booking an airline other than AA to your destination, since you will have to take the shuttle bus to Terminal E in that case after you clear customs.

     

    Great, thanks ZAP! Will probably catch an AA connection, was thinking around 7 or 8 PM to be absolutely on the safe side and take it easy, perhaps spending some time relaxing at the lounge. Make sense? Thanks a lot!!

     

  • Terminal D to C
    Apr 6, 2016
    1
    What is the fastest way, walk or take the train? I have a 90 minute connection (international to domestic).

     

    The train is almost always faster than walking. You have barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.

     

  • International to Domestic Transfer
    Apr 6, 2016
    1
    I am arriving from Japan Narita at 4.30pm on a Sunday, transferring to a 6.30pm flight. Is this 2 hours enough? Will I be able to save time if I do not check any bags in? My experience with other US airports (esp Washington) is that the main bottleneck is when they need to scan the bags for liquids again.

     

    Yes, you will have just enough time. Yes, not checking bags will save you a little time.

     

  • Question about Customs time in Dallas
    Apr 5, 2016
    1
    We arrive in Dallas from Mexico at 4:47PM and have a connecting flight to Seattle at 6:40PM. Is this enough time to get through Customs and make our flight?

     

    That's just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

Twitter
Facebook
Google Plus One