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  • 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.


  • Connecting through DFW
    Jul 10, 2013
    I am flying to Palm Springs from Toronto, Canada via DFW, The connection time is only 1hr 5min. I go through customs in Toronto but do I have to pass through security or recheck my bag in DFW?


    No, your arrival in DFW will just be like a domestic flight, all you will have to do is change gates. If you need to change terminals take the SkyLink train, which runs inside security.


  • Transfer to Orlando
    Jul 5, 2013
    Hi guys, we'r flying into DFW from London in April connecting to Orlando will 3 hours be enough time? would anyone have any idea which terminals aa use ?thanks


    First -3 hrs is plenty of time. On arrival a DFW at International Terminal D you will need to go through passport control, pick up bags, go through customs clearance & re-check-in your bags. The Skylink train at post-security gets you to your connecting flight. To familiarize yourself with the terminal layout & transfers, I suggest you open www.ifly.com/dfw and click on 'Terminal Map' under Quick Links, then scroll down to the detailed text.


  • SYD-DFW-CUN connection.
    Jun 11, 2013
    I'm wondring if anybody knows if I can tag my luggage from SYD via DFW to CUN. Flying Qantas and connect with American. My transit time is 3hrs. Do I need to clear customs or do I stay in the security area? Do I collect my bags and check in again? That seems wrong - right ? Both airlines arrive and depart from terminal D. Thanks Cheers Patrick


    1. Both AA & Qantas are members of the OneWorld Alliance - your bags will be transferred automatically to your connecting flights. 2. As an international arrival, you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag. Terminal D has gates gates D6-D40 - you can walk or take the Skylink train, which stops near gates D1, D20, D25 & D34. Food & shops are in both pre- and post-security areas. You have plenty of time!


    Thanks for the info. So you saying I need to check in again? ( International to international connection? ) Sorry mate, it has been a while since I traveled through the States. Ta


    QANTAS should be able to issue you both boarding passes in Sydney.


    Yes, you need to check again, well it's more like a drop off... Arrive -> immigration -> pick up bags -> customs -> drop off bags -> security (x-ray, metal detector etc) -> new flight I do this all the time 3 hours sounds like enough, but not by much, DFW is SUPER slow


  • london to san jose via DFW
    Jun 11, 2013
    I land at DFW from Heathrow with BA at 2-40pm and leave for San Jose at 4-20pm with AA from different terminal.on December 9th 2013. Is this enough time for a British person to make the connection


    It should be enough time, but you will probably be cutting it close. The good thing is that early December is a very light travel period in the US so you probably won't have to wait too long at immigration or security. Go back through security in Terminal D and then take the Skylink train to the gate for your departing flight to San Jose. Note that if you are going to San Jose, Costa Rica or San Jose del Cabo, Mexico it will also depart from Terminal D (you didn't mention which San Jose you are flying to - and that's a good point - make sure you go to the gate for the correct San Jose). San Jose, California could depart from A, C, or D.


    You are cutting it very close, I don't want to scare you, you will probably be Ok, but I would pick a seat near the front of the plane, DFW is super slow, it takes them about 60 minutes to process a small Jet


  • International to domestic transfer
    May 31, 2013
    Hi. I arrive in Terminal D from Sydney, Australia at 1:45pm and my Next flight leaves Terminal A (to Columbus) at 3:10pm. Will I have enough time to go through customs, collect my bags, get to Terminal A and check my bags in again in just under an hour and a half?


    With how long the waits have been in Immigration lately, I think it will be really tough for you to make that connection. However, AA does have a 7:35 PM flight to Columbus that you can hopefully be rebooked on in case you miss your connection.


  • american connection time
    May 30, 2013
    Hi-I am flying PHX-DFW-XNA on American. Is 40 minutes enough time to make a connection landing at 1:15 and departing again on American Eagle at 2:00pm? Thanks!


    If your first flight is on-time, yes, it will be enough time but you'll have to hurry. If your flights are in different terminals take the Skylink train between them. If you miss your connection there are other later flights DFW-XNA.


    May 27, 2013
    I arrive DFW on Qantas QF7 to terminal D at 13.45, will I have enough time to retrieve bags, clear customs etc. and get to terminal A in time for my connection to Memphis on QF4783 departing at 16.20?


    On arrival at DFW, and after going through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and re-checking-in bag, tak the Skylink train (at post-security)to your connecting flight; or simply use the walkway to Terminal A. You ave plenty of time. HOWEVER, make sure that your connecting flight with Qantas is indeed at Terminal A (check on arrival overhead screens!)


    QF4783 is actually American Airlines flight 676.


    Many thanks to " momay " and " ZAP " for your reply and advice re. transfer at DFW Colin


  • DFW Customs
    May 21, 2013
    I am picking up passengers tomorrow from Ireland, although they changed planes in JFK. Will they go through customs in NY or here in DFW? If in DFW, where exactly is customs located in DFW (Terminal D..but WHERE?)


    They will actually go through customs in Ireland as both the international airports there have preclearance. They will arrive at a normal domestic gate (E if not on AA, one of the other terminals if on AA)


  • TYR > DFW > LHR
    Jun 3, 2013
    I'm flying with American Airlines later this year on my flight back from Tyler to London I have a connecting flight at DFW, would 2hrs and 25mins be enough to transfer?


    Yes, it should be. Take the SkyLink train between terminals (you do not have to go through security again).


    Just got an email from American Airlines and the flight from Tyler to DFW has now changed from 6.15 to 7.30.... leaving me only 1hr to get to my flight towards London... Will I make it?


  • Las Vegas to Dallas to cancun
    May 12, 2013
    Hi, I'm travelling American Airlines from Las Vegas to cancun in July. I transfer at Dallas and only have 45 minutes between flights. Is this enough time for me? Thanks


    If your first flight is on-time that should be enough time. If necessary, take the Skylink train between terminals. You don't have to go through security again when doing so.


  • Transfer Time with Checked Baggage
    May 11, 2013
    Traveling on AA from PHX to FRA via connection in DFW. Can we check our baggage straight thru from PHX, or will we have to pick up our luggage in DFW before going thru customs?


    You will not have to do anything with your baggage in DFW on the way to Frankfurt - you will just go through customs in Frankfurt. On the way back you will go through immigration in DFW and claim your baggage, go through customs, then re-check it with American.


    Thank you!


  • Terninal B to C
    May 3, 2013
    Only 50 minutes between flights...what's the best way to get from terminal B to terminal C


    Take the Skylink train. If your first flight is on-time you'll have enough time.


  • 90 min connection
    May 3, 2013
    I am flying on Delta into DFW from Salt Lake City and connecting to aa BA Flight to London. Delta will not check my bag all the way through. Is 90 minutes enough to collect my bag, change terminals and get to my BA flight?


    It will be very tough. Since you will be on the non-secure side of the terminal there's no easy or fast way to get between the terminals. If you could somehow do it without a checked bag you could just take the TerminaLink. However, I think it's very likely you'll miss your connection.


    Sorry, meant SkyLink, not TerminaLink (all these airport trains sound the same)


    But I will make the connection without a checked bag?


    Yes, it would be much easier without a checked bag because you would be able to just take the Skylink train between your gates which would only take 15-20 minutes. You'd then have to get your boarding pass from the British Airways gate if you can't check in online.


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