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  • Calgary, AB to PHX through DFW
    Jan 10, 2014
    Hi, I can't seem to find a concrete answer on this. I'm flying from YYC (Calgary, AB, Canada) to Phoenix with a 2 hour layover in DFW. Some people say that I have to go through immigration, customs, security etc before proceeding to the DFW-PHX flight. Others say that I just go straight from the YYC-DFW gate to the DFW-PHX gate. Which one is correct? Thank you so much in advance. I am flying alone and this is the first connecting flight I've ever taken.


    You will clear US immigration in Calgary. All you have to do in DFW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If they are in different terminals you will take the skylink train which runs inside security.


  • duty free wine thru security from international flight
    Jan 9, 2014
    If I bring duty free wine from Chile thru Dallas and then on to Omaha will it get thru security in Dallas?


    NO! You have to put it in your checked bags after you go through customs in Dallas and before you re-check them.


  • Getting through customs
    Dec 30, 2014
    I am traveling from Wichita to puerto Vallarta. Will I go through customs in Dallas? If so, will I need to claim my baggage and re-check it after customs? And, what about my return?


    On the way to Mexico the only time you will go through customs is in Mexico. You will only have to go from your arrival gate (In terminal A, C, or D) to your departure gate in Terminal D. If you need to change terminals you will use the Skylink train which runs inside security. On your return, you will arrive in Terminal D where you will go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through customs, then re-check your bags with American. You will then go through security and to your departure gate. Again, if you need to change terminals use the Skylink.


  • Connecting flight at Dallas
    Nov 25, 2013
    Hi - my son travels from Sydney to Dallas on 29 Nov arr 1.45 Terminal D. He then departs for Charlotte NC on United Airlines 3071 at 15.54. What is procedure and does he have enough time to catch connecting flight?


    Note that United does not fly from Dallas to Charlotte. His flight is actually US Airways flight 1954. Upon arrival in Dallas he will clear US immigration, claim his bags, and go through US Customs. If his bags are checked through to his US Airways flight he will then be able to re-check his bags at the re-check desk in Terminal D. If he already has his US Airways boarding pass (he can possibly print it out before departure from Sydney) he then can go through security in Terminal D and then take the Skylink train to Terminal E. If he can't get his US Airways boarding pass for whatever reason until he gets to Dallas or if his bags aren't tagged through to Charlotte in Sydney, he will have to take the Terminal Link shuttle van from Terminal D to Terminal E and then check-in with US Airways.


  • honolulu to lubbock, tx
    Nov 25, 2013
    arrive DFW terminal A; leave American Eagle to Lubbock. Unable to locate correct terminal and gate.


    Your flight to Lubbock will most likely depart from B. All terminals at DFW are connected inside security via the skylink train.


  • Need assiatnce on connecting flight at dallas
    Nov 20, 2013
    Hi, i am travelling from London to Dallas in British Airways from there i need to take my connecting flight to Minneapolis by American Eagle . Can i get any paid assistance at the airport to guide me to my domestic flight , also do i need to recheckin my baggage or it will be automaticlly transferred to American Eagle .


    It's pretty simple, you shouldn't need anyone to assist you (nor is there such a service available). All you do is go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US customs, drop your bags back off at the re-check desk, then go upstairs and through security then take the Skylink train to the gate for your departing flight to MSP.


    Thanks , can i get any temporary phone to talk to my friends and get guided...


    You aren't supposed to use phones when you're in Immigration. It's really a very simple process and there will only be one way to go when going through immigration and customs so you can't get lost.


  • Connection Time
    Nov 19, 2013
    I am arriving at Terminal A from Wichita and departing from Terminal D for London with a 45 min. layover. What is the best way to get to Terminal D. This is my first overseas trip, what is the procedure to get on the plane bound for London? Do we have to do anything extra that you don't normally do on a domestic flight? I'm assuming our luggage is transfered for us since both flights are American, is that true?


    Yes, your bags will be checked through to London in Wichita. On your way to London the transfer is just like a domestic flight, you will take the SkyLink Train between terminals, which runs inside security. On your way home from London is when it is different, In Dallas, you will go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go though US Customs, re-check your baggage at the re-check desk, then go through security and then take the Skylink Train to your departure gate to Wichita.


  • Connection Info needed
    Nov 11, 2013
    I booked a ticket from Boston to Sydney with Qantas. I fly from Boston Logan (codeshare, operated by American Airlines) and arrive at Dallas/Fort Worth Intl at 8:40pm and then fly from Dallas/Fort Worth Intl to Sydney departing terminal D at 10.00pm. Can you please guide me through the connection process at DFW (eg what terminal I will likely arrive in from Boston Logan, will i need to go through immigration/security, will I need to re-check my luggage at DWF or will AA make sure my luggage goes through to Sydney once I check in at Boston etc)?


    You will arrive in Terminal A, C, or D (likely A or C). All you have to do upon arrival in DFW all you have to do is go from your arrival terminal (if it is not D) to Terminal D via the SkyLink train, which runs inside security. You won't have to go through any immigration or security or do anything with your baggage. Your baggage will be checked through to Sydney in Boston.


    Thanks for response ZAP.


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    Oct 28, 2013
    Over priced and under valued


  • Baggage transfer
    Oct 13, 2013
    Hi Flying into DFW from Dubai on Emirates then on to St Louis with AA. Have a 3 hour connection time. I realise I clear customs in terminal D and have to collect my bags but what I am not sure of, is there a baggage recheck in at customs terminal D for AA or do I have to lug my bags all the way to terminal A for check in. I don't exactly travel light and I am in my own. First time connecting through DFW. I just can't seem to find this info anywhere.


    1. If you booked both flights on one ticket, your bags are being transferred automatically after customs clearance & re-check. 2. If booked separately, you would have to take your bags to your connecting Terminal A and check them in with AA (as Emirates & AA do not belong to the same airline alliance - you could use Skycap assistance in this case). 3. To connect from TD to TA, take the free Skylink train (inside the post-security areas) starting at TD's gates D2, D20, D25 & D34, and connecting to the TA Skylink stations between gates A13-16 & A29-34.


  • San diego to dallas to london
    Sep 30, 2013
    Hi I will be arriing to dallas fro San diego on way to London. Can I do through checkin or do I need to recheckin? Will be travelling by British airways. I have only 90min transit time. Is that ok?


    Yes, American should check your bags through to British Airways. In Dallas, you will arrive in terminal A or C and then take the SkyLink Train to Terminal D for your British Airways flight.


    thanks. I will be travelling from san diego to dallas to London through British airways only. Can I do through checkin at San Diego or do I need to checkin again as my port of exit will be Dallas. Where will my immigration be at San Diego or Dallas? Thanks in advance


    British Airways will not operate your San Diego-Dallas flight. American Airlines will. American should be able to give you both of your boarding passes and check your bags through to London in San Diego. On the way to San Diego you will go through US immigration in Dallas. On the way back to London you will only go through UK immigration in London (no US immigration).


    Thanks a lot. Is 90 min enough in case I need to recheck in? If I miss flight do they arrange for next?


    American should be able to check you in for both flights in San Diego. If you miss your connection, American will re-book you on one of their two later flights to London as there is only one flight per day on British Airways.


  • dxb-dfw-den
    Oct 1, 2013
    i will be traveling to denver via dallas airport with 4 hrs layover in november. my flight reaches at 9 am in terminal d. could you please guide me the process from exiting the plane. is it the immigration first to clear ? and will my baggage claim be in the same terminal ? will there be signs indicating how to move around. and for the re check in of bags, will it be in the same area where im picking it up ? and after i finsh with the customs too, i need to go to terminal A for the AA flight to denver, do i take the skylink for tht ? how long approx would all this take ?


    You will go through immigration, claim your baggage, go through customs, and then re-check your bags. You do NOT need to go to Terminal A for your AA flight to Denver. There is AA check-in in Terminal D that you can use. You can then take the skylink to your departure terminal, which you will not know until the day of your flight.


    thnk u for ur reply. will the baggage claim be near the gate i exit from the plane ? so i must do the check in in the AA counter in terminal D itself and thn only go to the terminal d for my departure right ? is the terminal d allowable for eating spots and wifi ?


    The baggage claim will be in immigration, it will be kind of a walk. You will go back through security in Terminal D after you check in with AA, your flight will probably not depart from D, so you will take the skylink train to your departure terminal. There is food after security in every terminal.


    yes sorry, I meant my departure is from the terminal a not from d. Will I be given any information on the plane or in the airport from which gate im supposed to collect the baggage from ? and will there be anyone for assistance to help me with the bags ? is there a trolley service ? and I believe il be given my boarding pass at the aa check in counter right ? appreciate ur reply.


    You will be funneled into immigration when you arrive in Dallas and the baggage claim will be easy to find. You shouldn't need a trolley - you won't have to take your bags that far (just through customs, then upstairs in Terminal D to check them with American). Yes, you will get your AA boarding pass there. Also be aware that you will have to pay a baggage fee to check your bags with American since that portion of your flight is a domestic itinerary.


    Thnk u for ur reply, I have two suitcases, so how would I be able to carry them until customs and check in,. And my ticket clearly says that I can carry two pieces of each 23kg until Denver, so why should I pay extra then ?


    Aug 29, 2013
    My daughter is flying on 8 Dec with Qantas from Sydney to Dallas arriving at 1.45 at Terminal D. Her connecting American Airlines flight to Tampa leaves at 3.10 and we have no idea from which Terminal it will be departing. Its her first "solo" flight and she is very concerned about what she needs to do upon arrival, how and where to check her luggage onto the Tampa flight and most importantly, can it be done within that time frame?


    She will definitely need to hurry. On arrival she will go through US immigration, then claim her bags, then go through customs, then immediately re-check her bags with American. She will then go upstairs and back through security. Her flight to Tampa will likely leave from Terminal A, but could also be from C or D. If she has to change terminals, she will have to take the SkyLink Train, which runs inside security between all terminals. If she misses her connection then American has several later flights to Tampa she can be rebooked on.


    Thanks for your helpful information. I have another question. I am flying Tucson/DFW/Tampa also on the 8 Dec (having arrived in the USA 2 weeks earlier) and arrive 30mins prior to my daughter. I am booked on the same flight as my daughter from DFW/Tampa. Where would be the closest point that I could meet her, after she has cleared customs, so that I can assist her in finding her way to the Terminal from which we will be departing? Although I'm seriously considering changing our flight to Tampa to a later time based on the comments I've read on this forum :(


    You can make your connection without going through security again, but if you want to meet your daughter when she exits customs, you will have to go to Terminal D baggage claim. The exit from customs should be fairly obvious.


    Thanks so much for your help ZAP


  • LHR > DFW > TYR
    Aug 23, 2013
    So American have changed my flight and I should be arriving in DFW 1.40pm but my flight to Tyler is at 3.25pm, will I make it? and will I have to go through security again?


    That should be enough time but you'll have to hurry. You'll go through immigration, then claim your bags, go through customs, then re-check them, then go back through security in Terminal D, then you will likely take the SkyLink Train to Terminal B as that appears to be where all the flights to Tyler depart from. If you miss your connection AA does have later flights from DFW to TYR that you can be rebooked on.


  • flight connection
    Aug 13, 2013
    hi I am arriving from mexico to dallas at 11 am but my flight to seoul departas at 12:10 from what I heard I dont have enought time for connection is that right?


    Yes, while it is possible as both flights will be in the same terminal, that is a very tight connection and it will be very difficult to get through immigration, customs, security, and back to your gate in that time.


    I thought that we would have a 3 hour layover in which to go through the recheck at Dallas. Between a delay on arrival and the understaffed AA terminal, we now have about 30 minutes to get through this line and security. We have been waiting to recheck for about 1 hour 20 minutes.


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