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  • Transit Check in counters
    Feb 14, 2015
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    Hi - Arriving in Dallas Term D from London and need to catch American Airlines from Tem A to Tucson. Are there AA transit check-in counters in Term D or do I have to take my bags to Term A for re-check in? Thanks

     

    Yes, after you clear customs in Terminal D you can re-check your bags at the transfer desk immediately after, then go through security and take the SkyLink train to your departure terminal.

     

    Thanks Zap for your swift response - much appreciated!

     

    Hi - going back to london from Tucson via DFW on AA - will our bags be checked through automatically?

     

  • WHAT IS INSIDE SECURITY ?
    Feb 6, 2015
    2
    I'm flying into DFW from Phoenix Arizona by US Airways and taking a connecting flight (all British Airways) to London with a connection time of about 2 hours. By 'inside security' do you mean to say I need not go through Security at DFW ?

     

    Correct, you will not need to go through security in DFW. The Skylink train connects all terminals without the need to go through security when traveling between terminals.

     

    Thank you for the clarification.

     

  • Check through vs re-check baggage times
    Feb 5, 2015
    2
    Trying to schedule an inbound (from DXB or DOH) through DFW, connecting with AA to ABQ. The Emirates flight schedule works better for me (arriving 9:45 am) but they do not (AFAIK) allow check-through baggage to AA. The Qatar flight arrives later (3:15 pm) but I can do a single ticket through to AA. How much extra time will I incur with re-checking baggage (I assume I can re-check at Terminal D and the use Skytrain once I am inside security if needed). Is there a noticeable difference between morning and afternoon as to how slow C&I will be? Thanks.

     

    If you book Emirates you will need to leave 3 hours for your connection. If you book Qatar Airways you can probably get away with just 2. Immigration is quieter in the morning, especially late morning when the Emirates flight comes in. Afternoon has a lot of Europe and Mexico flights also coming in at the same time.

     

    Thanks for the quick and helpful response. With the lighter lines and only 1 hour extra to re-check luggage it sounds like the Emirates option is definitely viable. Having previously connected through LAX I pretty much assumed 3 hours was a minimum. Thanks!

     

  • Connecting flight San Antonio
    Feb 3, 2015
    1
    My wife lands from Heathrow to DFW at 3:35 pm and has a connecting flight to San Antonio at 5:26 pm. 1. Is that good enough time for her to clear Immigration check, custom 2. Also will she has to get her luggage or the luggage will be arriving directly at SAT 3. Also can she get someone to help her with her Bags as she is having severe back issues.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. Yes, she will have to claim her bags after Immigration, go through US Customs, then re-check her bags at the transfer desk immediately after. There will be carts in the baggage claim hall, I'm sure she can find someone to help her get her bag off the belt and onto the cart.

     

  • Connection - La Guardia to Puerto Vallarta
    Feb 3, 2015
    1
    Hi - I am booked on a flight from LGA to PVR with a short 55min connection at DFW. Can someone explain what happens to my luggage at DFW. Is this checked through all the way to PVR or should it be collected at DFW. Is 55 mins sufficient time to charge terminals etc? Thanks

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. you will not have to claim your baggage in DFW on your way to Mexico. The SkyLink train connects all terminals inside security. You will depart from Terminal D.

     

  • Detroit to Chihuahua, Mexco
    Feb 3, 2015
    1
    I'll be arriving on American Airlines flight 2215 from Detroit at 9:50am. My American Eagle flight 3385 to Chihuahua, Mexico departs at 10:30am. Is it possible for me, and my luggage to make this connection?

     

    Yes, it's possible but it leaves very little time to spare in case of delays. The SkyLink train connects all terminals inside security and you will likely have to change Terminals.

     

  • 45 minute DFW layover.... Will my luggage make it?
    Jan 30, 2015
    1
    Hello. I have a BPT - DFW - SJU flight. I have a 45 minute layover in DFW with checked baggage. Is this enough time for myself and my checked bags to make the connection to SJU on 2/18/2015

     

    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. The SkyLink train connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • CUN / DFW / HNL
    Jan 30, 2015
    5
    Hi Flying with AA from Cancun, with a 5 hr connection in DFW before next AA flight to Honolulu. Not sure what Terminal I will arrive in, and then depart from. Any info would be appreciated. as there is nothing noted on my Itinerary. Tks

     

    You will arrive in Terminal D and likely depart in Terminal D as well. Even if you don't all terminals are connected inside security by the SkyLink train.

     

    Thanks Zap. Because the flight out of DFW is also with AA, is that why you think a Terminal D departure is likely ? Otherwise how do you find out what terminal the flight departs from ?

     

    I say D because the flight to HNL is on a large aircraft and the large aircraft mainly use Terminal D, since that is the international terminal, all the gates are set up for those types of aircraft.

     

    Do I find out the Terminal departure when I get to DFW and look at the departure monitors ?

     

    Yes, it will be there - the terminal is the first letter in the gate for example gate "D15" would be in Terminal D.

     

  • flight connection
    Jan 28, 2015
    1
    I have an 1 hr layover in Dallas from Toronto going into New Orleans. Do I need to re-check my baggage or will it be done for me. I am a newbie at connecting flights.

     

    You don't have to do anything with your bags. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. the SkyLink train connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • Cancun to San Francisco
    Jan 28, 2015
    1
    Hello! On February third I will be traveling from cancun and arriving in DFW at 2:25pm, and then I have to catch my connection to SFO at 4:00pm. Will that be a reasonable time considering that I'm a US citizen and my boyfriend is an ESTA passport holder (british). We will also check one bag each. Thank you for your time!

     

    That should be enough time. A wednesday in the winter should be pretty quiet at immigration.

     

  • Flight Check in
    Jan 26, 2015
    1
    I am flying to DFW from Argentina and connecting a flight to SFO. My flight arrives in terminal D and I have to re-check my luggage. My Connection flight takes from terminal A. Can I do the check and go through security in terminal D and then took the Skyline to Terminal A or I need to check in and go through security in terminal A? if that so How can I get to Terminal A before passing security?

     

    Yes, you can go through security in D and then take the Skylink train to A.

     

  • West Palm Beach to Calgary
    Jan 26, 2015
    1
    Hi i will be traveling from West Palm Beach to Calgary with an hour and eight minute layover and on the return flight a 57 minute layover is this enough time?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. On your way to West Palm Beach you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary. All you have to do in both connections is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skytrain connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • Terminal C to Terminal A on Skylink
    Jan 23, 2015
    1
    I'll be connecting in DFW with about an hour layover if my first flight is on time. Does the Skylink train that goes in the direction of the A terminal stop at both stations in the A terminal? Or should I get off at the first stop even if it's not closer to my gate? I don't want to risk having to take the entire train loop if my first flight is delayed.

     

    All stations are served by trains going both directions.

     

  • Fayetteville AK connecting to DFW to SFO
    Jan 22, 2015
    1
    I am coming into Dallas from Fayetteville XNA all on American - I've left 35 minutes between my connection to SFO. Is this enough?

     

    It's barely enough time if your first flight is on-time. The SkyLink train connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • Coming from DOH to Seattle through DFW
    Jan 21, 2015
    4
    my parents will be coming from Doha to Seattle through Dallas. I understand that they will reach at Terminal D and then proceed to the Immigration, then take the baggage, clear custom and drop the baggage at AA transfer desk ( they have through check in ), proceed towards security check, after security take skylink to the respective terminal - is this correct sequence ? my questions are - 1. after immigration where to find the baggage, is it just outside or immigration counter or do they have to search for baggage carousel ? 2. After clearing custom where to find the AA transfer desk ? 3. Do they have to go through security check again to get to the skylink ? 4. Also please specify at which level we have the immigration desk, customs, AA transfer desk, security check and skylink ... My parents are old and not very fluent in speaking english.

     

    Yes, you have the procedure correct. There will be a handful of carousels right after they go through Immigration, the monitors will tell them which carousel to find their baggage on. Or they can just follow the other people on their flight. The transfer desk will be fairly clear. Many if not most of the passengers on their flight will have transfer bags to re-check. Yes, they have to go through security before they get on the SkyLink, the skylink runs inside the secure area. Everything is very well marked. Terminal D is a very modern building.

     

    thank a lot ZAP. I assume the immigration, custom and transfer happens at the lower level, whereas Security and skylink at the upper level. Correct ?

     

    I mean AA transfer desk .

     

    Correct. The Skylink is actually above the departure level.

     





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