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  • Clearing Customs
    Mar 19, 2016
    I am US citizen that will be arriving to DFW from NCE in late June. I am looking at a flight that leaves at 7:10 am and arrives at DFW 4:25 pm. My connecting flight to SHV is at 5:20 pm. Do you think that is enough time to allow? Thanks!


    THere are no nonstop flights from NCE to DFW. Where are you connecting first? If DFW is your first landing point in the US Then no, 65 minutes is definitely not enough time.


  • 97 minutes for international transfer?
    Mar 19, 2016
    Because of a round-trip itinerary I am trying to fly from Costa Rica via DFW to Australia. The best option is with Spirit and Qantas, respectively, but leaves only 97 minutes changeover. Given they are two different airlines I suppose I would have to collect and check in my luggage (not sure). Does anyone know if that is doable at all at DFW?


    That would be completely impossible.


  • CUN DFW CID connection
    Mar 19, 2016
    Hello! Arriving from CUN on AA 1601 at 1:41pm in terminal D. Leaving at 3:15pmon AA5825 from term B. Do you think we can make our connection if all goes well? Where do we recheck our bag and go thru security? Thanks!!


    That's barely enough time. You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk immediately after, then go through security and take the skylink train to your departure gate in B.


  • Connecting flight at DFW Both Mesa Airlines as American Airlines 50m
    Mar 18, 2016
    I am flying from LEX to DFW via Mesa Airlines as American Airlines, and will be landing at 8AM, however I have a flight from DFW to IAH at 8:50. I have never been to DFW before, is 50 minutes enough time for me to catch the flight?


    Yes, all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which should both be in the same terminal, fairly close to each other.


    Mar 16, 2016
    I have a mexico visa travelling to cancun from india having indian passport connecting at DFW. Do i need to go through C and I ? I have layovertime of 1hr 15mins at DFW before catching DFW to cancun flight. Will my baggage and I have enough time to make it? all the tickets are booked in a single booking. please advise.


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration and Customs. You need a US Transit Visa. You also don't have adequate time for your transfer. You need a bare minimum of 90 minutes, with 2 hours preferrable.


  • Connetion time in DFW
    Mar 19, 2016
    Hi, I have book an AA flight from Lima arriving in DFW @ 0722am, and need to catch a connecting AA flight to Vancouver (YXR) @ 0850am - please advise if there sufficient time for me to catch my connecting flight.


    No, that is not enough time for an International to International connection in Miami. Also, there are no nonstop flights from Miami to Vancouver.


    Sorry, I wasn't clear on the destination. I am catching a connecting flight from DFW to Vancouver Canada, not Miami. I have about 1 hour 20 mins from my arrival to catch this Vancouver flight - is this duration sufficient ?


    No, 1 hr 20 minutes is not enough time for an International to International connection in DFW either.


  • Will my luggage make it onto the plane with an hour lay-over?
    Mar 14, 2016
    I have just over an hour lay-over at DFW. Will be landing in C terminal on AA (domestic) and will be flying out of D terminal (international) on Qatar airways. Although will be flying two separate airlines, both were booked under one ticket by AA. I know it is an easy transfer for me, but what about my checked luggage? Is that enough time for the luggage to get transferred to my next flight or should I pack a few extra outfits in my hand luggage assuming that the chances are slim??


    Yes, that should be enough time for the baggage. It's not a bad idea to pack a change of clothes in your carry-on though.


  • Connection time in Dallas
    Mar 14, 2016
    Hello, I'm flying American Airlines from Boston, arriving in Dallas at 2:34pm and have a connecting flight to Managua (still on American) departing at 3:25, will that be enough time since I'm not checking any bags? As long as my first flight has landed/I'm through security, your connecting flight cannot leave without you, is that correct? Second, my friend is flying in from NYC and only has a 30 minute layover in Dallas before she joins me on our flight to Managua and she's very worried about making the flight - will it be possible/any tips to make the connection faster? Thanks!


    Flights do not wait for people. All both of you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The skylink train connects all terminals inside security. You have enough time. Your friends connection is very difficult.


  • Connection less than 1 hr
    Mar 13, 2016
    If I have a connectiing flight in Dallas of 46 minutes, would that be enough? Flying AA from AUS via DFW to LAX


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


  • Change of planes in Dallas
    Mar 11, 2016
    Hello, I am flying from Denver to Dallas and from Dallas to London. I have just 1 hour there. is it enough time for catching the plane? thank you


    Yes, if both tickets are on the same reservation you just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skylink train connects all terminals and gates inside security.


  • Miami to Sydney with connevting flight
    Mar 10, 2016
    Im travelling from Miami to Sydney with a conneting flight at DFW. Arriving at DFW at 2100 and departing at 2225. Will that be sufficient time so I dont miss the next flight?


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skylink train connects all terminals inside security.


  • Connection time
    Mar 11, 2016
    I am connecting in dallas to and from an international flight with an hour layover each time. Is this enough time to go through customs and catch my connecting flight as they are both late afternoon?


    Where are you flying from and to? What airlines are you flying? I can't answer your question without that info.


    I'm flying from MAF to DME and back with American Airlines and British Airways.


    On the way to Moscow that is enough time. On the way back, if your arrival into DFW is the first point you land at in the United States, no that is not enough time.


    im sorry, I mis read my returning itinerary; I'll have just over 2 hours at DFW. Would that allow me enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Fast track through customs/security
    Mar 7, 2016
    We will be flying back from Puerto Villarta transferring to ORD. I've heard about very long waits through customs/bag claim/security etc. I think our layover is less than 2 hours. Is there a fast track process (like PRE-TSA options I can purchase to get through the airline process quicker?


    No, immigration is not controlled by the airlines. There is nothing you can purchase to speed it up from the airlines. However, you can apply for Global Entry. You should have enough time.


  • Connection advice needed!
    Mar 6, 2016
    Arriving DFW at 7:20 am on an international flight, connecting to a domestic flight on a different airline / different reservation departing at 10:20 am. After collecting luggage, clearing customs, etc., will I have to leave security and go through the ticketing process all over again for the second airline for the domestic flight? If so, is a three-hour layover doable? Thanks!


    Yes, you will likely have to take a shuttle bus to another Terminal (I can tell you the terminal if you tell me the airline), then check your bags at their check in desk, get your boarding passes, and go through security. 3 hours should be possible, especially early in the morning.


    Connecting to an American Airlines flight. Thank you!


    In that case you should be able to re-check your bags in the terminal you arrive in (Terminal D).


  • Enough Time
    Mar 2, 2016
    Hi, I have a flight schedule from Argentina to Chicago with connection in DFW. ETA would be 5:28AM and departure time 7:00AM, would be enough time?


    At that early hour you should have enough time. If you do miss your connection there are hourly flights from DFW to Chicago that you can be rebooked on.


    Many thanks for your advise. Is an AA connection so hopefully it won't be that complex.


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