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  • Limited Time for a connection?
    Jul 1, 2015
    Hi All, I was wondering if anyone knows the procedures for internal flights transfer at dallas. I am flying from Manchester UK to Philadelphia then to Dallas where i have 45 minutes to transfer to a flight to mexico. Can this be done? I purchased the flights together and am flying with American Airlines on the journey from Philadelphia and the same for the flight to mexico. Can this be done?


    Yes, it is possible, all you have to do in Dallas is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The SkyLink train connects all gates inside security.


  • Dallas to Chihuahua MX
    Jun 30, 2015
    I arrive in Dallas at 5:34 pm & plane is scheduled to leave to Chih at 6:40 pm. What do I need to know/do to ensure I can make my connecting flight? I think I need to collect my bags and recheck, right? The airline rescheduled it so I didn't have a choice.


    On your way to Mexico you don't have to claim and re-check your bags or go through US Customs. All you have to do in Dallas is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The SkyLink train connects all gates at DFW inside security. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • 01:37 Minutes connection
    Jun 29, 2015
    I got an AA flight Paris - Mexico city, with a connection at DFW, both flights at Terminal D. I only have 1 hour 37 minutes to take the other plane. Do you think it will be enough time? My trip is on January 2, ending New Year holidays.


    Yes, that should be barely enough time. You will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and security, but you shouldn't have to claim and re-check your bags because you're on an international to international connection.


  • SJD (Cabo) to DFW with separate reservation for connection to STL
    Jun 29, 2015
    We land at DFW at 3:19pm and I originally booked the second leg at 7:00am (next day) in errror. So I booked a new DFW to STL flight departing at 6:20pm b/c it was cheaper than changing the existing reservation. What steps will we have to take going through customs, and getting our bags checked on the new flight to STL instead of the old flight (which I did not cancel)?


    Since you did not cancel the 7 AM flight it's kind of a mess. You can show your confirmation for DFW-STL on the 6:20 PM flight to the agent in Cabo and maybe they can change your booking to tag your bag through to STL. So, after arriving in Terminal D at DFW you'll go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs. If you were able to get your bags tagged through to STL you can re-check them right there at the re-check desk. Otherwise you'll have to rip the tags off and take the bags up to the departure level to check them at the AA check-in desk to STL (and pay a checked bag fee).


    Thank you ZAP. The AA agent was going to charge $600/pax to change our reservation and wasn't able to help when I pointed out that I could just book the new DFW/STL leg for $200/pax. Hopefully the Cabo agent will be able to check them on to STL...if not, how long would you expect it to take for us to go back up to the AA check in desk? Greatly appreciate the help.


    Your 3 hour connection time is probably enough if your flight from Cabo is on-time.


  • Cancun -> DFW -> London Heathrow
    Jun 25, 2015
    Hi, I've got a short time (1h 45m) to connect to a flight at DFW, My flight details are Cancun -> Dallas (BA5014 - American Airlines) landing in terminal D at 16:12 I need to connect to Dallas - > LHR (BA0192) which departs from terminal D at 18:00. I've read the forum posts but am confused whether (or not) I would need to reclaim my baggage for my connection? Is simple as just catching the SkyTrain from the arrival gate to departure gate (as both flights are in Terminal D) with baggage passed through automatically? Hope you can provide some reassuring advice!


    DFW is one of the few airports in the country that allows passengers on international to international connections to not have to claim their baggage during their connection. The process you will follow is US Immigration, US Customs, then go up to the departure level and through security.


    Thanks for quick reply. So in this case is 1h 45m sufficient time for the interchange provided there no other delays. Is there any quick passage through Immigration and Customs?


    US and Canadian citizens and repeat ESTA users get a faster line. People entering on a visa or for the first time on ESTA have a slower line. There is also Global Entry which is a program for frequent international travelers who are US Citizens.


  • Short Connection Time
    Jun 25, 2015
    Curious, I'm flying to Seattle from Midland, TX. The flight I'm looking at has a very short connection time (40 mins). Do you believe that is enough time to make my next flight? Both flights are on American Airlines. Thanks for the help.


    Yes, that is enough time if your first flight is on-time. All gates at DFW are connected inside security by the SkyLink train.


  • Customs Clearance Concern
    Jun 25, 2015
    We are traveling from Cancun, MX to Las Vegas. We have a 1 hr 22 min layover in DFW. Is that enough time to clear customs, re-claim bags & get to our gate? Thanks!


    Flying U.S. Airways


    It's possible, but the official minimum time is 90 minutes and I recommend 2 hours. Also note that both of your flights will be operated by American.


    Jun 21, 2015
    Hi. Looking at flights. Options are either a 1 hour 10 min layover or a 3 hour layover. Of course my preference would be the shorter one but am concerned because I will have to change terminals according to the booking website. DFW is not a tiny airport. Assuming the originating flight is on time, is the shorter layover reasonable? Just seems like the connection time has a small margin of error. All AA flights. Thank you


    The shorter connection is doable. All gates at DFW are connected within security by the SkyLink train.


    Thank you.


  • added restaurant
    Jun 19, 2015
    There is also Salt Lick BBQ at terminal A A16 in DFW


  • Is Layover enough
    Jun 17, 2015
    Hi, I am Indian, and am travelling to SEA, with layover at DFW, for 1.5 hours(15:40 to 17:15 on a Saturday). I am travelling via Qatar and will be taking AA for SEA. I think, I will have to go through Immigration and customs at DFW. Will the layover time be enough?


    Yes, that layover is enough time. Yes, in DFW you will arrive in Terminal D, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, go up to the departure level, go through security, and take the SkyLink train to your departure gate if it isn't in Terminal D.


  • Dallas Fort Worth Custom
    Jun 17, 2015
    hi, I am U.S. citizen. I will come back Omaha, NE from Cancun, Mexico with connections flight from Dallas Fort Worth (both flight with AA). I only have 1 hours and 25 minutes. Is it enough? Will I have anytime to spare?


    that's 5 minutes shorter than the recommended connection time and about 20 minutes shorter than what I recommend. It's possible, but everything will have to work perfectly.


    Thank you your quick responses. Should I call AA to change my flight?


    You can try, maybe they can find you a better connection over another AA hub.


  • London to GDL transferring in DFW
    Jun 16, 2015
    hi- I will be flying from London to Mexico, with a plane change in DFW. AA just emailed me and said my flight will be pushed back an hour, leaving me only 1 hour to get to the gate for my Mexico flight. Is 1 hour enough time? Do I have to go through customs, recheck my bag, and go through security again?


    That may be barely possible but I'd call them and ask for either an earlier flight to DFW or later flight to Mexico (if one is available). You do have to go through Immigration and Security but you won't have to claim and re-check your bag in Dallas.


  • Connecting fligh
    Jun 16, 2015
    I will be travelling from Atlanta aiport to Dallas, and than dallas to doha ... I only have 40 minutes at dwf to catch flight for doha ....how many checks i need to go through ?Please advise


    Assuming both tickets were purchased together you will go through Zero checks in Dallas. All you have to do is take the SkyLink train from your arrival terminal to Terminal D where you will depart. Obviously there's no time to spare if your flight from Atlanta is delayed.


    Thanks for the reply. yes i purchased both tickets together...if in case i misses the flight ? do airline adjust in different flight.


    Yes, they would put you on the next available flight.


    However, since you are going to Doha, that wouldn't be until the next day.


  • 60 minute layover?
    Jun 15, 2015
    I booked a flight on American Airlines from Vancouver to Orlando. It flight I picked lays over in Dallas. I chose the flight with the 3 hour layover as I was worried anything less may be difficult. Long story short my flight has been changed and I now have a 60 minute layover ! I am worried this will not be enough time to get onto my connection flight! As I said I am Flying American from Vancouver to Dallas then American again onto Orlando. Will the departure even be in the same terminal as the arrival? Thanks in advance for any info, tips, or tricks! :)


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Vancouver. All you have yo do in Dallas is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The SkyLink train in Dallas connects all terminals and gates inside security. It shouldn't take you more than 15 minutes to get between gates.


    thanks so much for the reply :) for sure feel much less stressed out now!!!!


  • Madrid to Austin
    Jun 14, 2015
    Travelling from Madrid Spain by AA arriving DallasFW 1430. Connecting flight also AA to Austin is16.25. Is this enough time for immigration etc


    Yes, that should be enough time.


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