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  • Customs & TSA
    Oct 24, 2012
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    I'm going to Mexico next week. When I return the following week and have to go thru Customs, will I have to go thru TSA Security Check (again) before boarding my connecting flight to STL? I'm asking this because last year when I went and came back thru Miami, I did have go thru TSA. When we arrived in Miami, we barely had time to pick them up and re-check them. When I was leaving Mexico, I bought a bottle of Kahlua and ended up having to dump it in Miami when I had to go thru TSA. I don't want the same thing to happen again.

     

    The reason why you may have to go through security again is that after customs clearance you are in the unsecured area and therefore, if transferring to another flight, will need to go through security check before proceeding to connecting gates - unless the Airport you arrive at shuttles you by special bus to your connecting terminal/ concourse /gate. At DFW, the Skylink train runs inside security, while 'Terminal Link' blue & green vans transfer passengers outside baggage claim depositing them between the following gates: A15-16 & A25-26; B12-13 & B23; C12-15 & C24-27; D17 and D24; E9-13 & E18-21. On arrival look at overhead screen to find your connecting gate.

     

  • London To Costa Rica
    Oct 11, 2012
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    Hi. I'm traveling from London to Costa Rica on American Airlines, changing planes in Dallas. 1. Will my checked in bags go straight through? 2. We have 2 hours to transfer - that will be enough time won't it? Thank you.

     

    On arrival at DFW your bags will automatically be transferred to your connecting AA flight. Note that AA uses International Terminal D and Domestic Terminals A, B, C & E (American Eagle uses TB & TD). You arrive at TD and need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and re-check-in your bag/s where indicated. Look at overhead screens (and also your ticket) to find your connecting terminal or corresponding gate. Then take the free Skylink train, which runs inside the post-security area of each of the five terminals, starting at the International Terminal D at gates D2, D20, D25 & D34, and connecting to the other terminals by two Skylink stations each (close to the left and right end). It runs every 2 mins and takes about 5 minutes of transfer time on average. Terminals A, B, C & E Skylink stations are between gates A13-16 & A29-34, B9-12 & B28-31, C8-12 & C27-32, and E8-11 & E31-32 . You have enough time.

     

  • Transferring from terminal B to E
    Oct 11, 2012
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    I am taking flight AA3209 from LAW which lands in TB at 425pm and then switching over the US1108 to CLT which departs at 530pm. My concern is that these 2 flights were booked separately, so will I get both boarding passes from LAW and will my checked-in bags be transferred to the USAirways flight automatically? If I have to collect my bags, then transfer over, would I have enough time?

     

    Your US connecting flight will be out of TE (which is not connected by walkway to the other domestic terminals). On arrival at TB you need to claim your bags (as AA and US belong to a different Alliance, and you have separate bookings) and take them to TE, where you need to re-check-in your bag with US Airlines before proceeding to your connecting gate. The Skylink train connects all gate areas inside the secured area. However, you will be in the unsecured area of TB when claiming your bags. Go to the information counter there to find out if you can go with your bag through security check to catch the Skylink stations located between gates A13-16 & A29-34, B9-12 & B28-31, C8-12 & C27-32, and E8-11 & E31-32 . An hour seems to be very tight for all this.

     

  • Customs
    Oct 10, 2012
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    We are flying to Terminal A, with flight AA1589 next monday from New York to Dallas to catch the next AA plane 657 that leaves for Mexico from Terminal D. Do we have to go throw customs, and or pick up our bags or can we just run to the next terminal. We have very little time, only 45 minutes from Terminal A to terminal D. Please answer, dont want to miss our flight.

     

    You have enough time! Only international arrivals, need to go through customs clearance procedure. As you use AA for both legs of your journey, your bags will automatically be transferred to your connecting flight. On Arrival at TA, take the free Skylink train, which departs (post-security) between gate set A15-16 & A25-26 and will arrive at TD, making stops at D2, D25 & D34. The Skylink runs every 2 mins and takes about 5 mins to go around.

     

    Thank you very, very much. That answer made me feel so much better.

     

  • From Terminal A to Terminal D
    Oct 9, 2012
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    We are landing at Terminal A from New York and have a connecting flight that leaves for Mexico at Terminal D. We only have 45 minutes, will we make it?

     

    45 mins should suffice, unless your incoming flight is real late. The free Skylink train runs inside the post-security area of each of the five terminals, starting at the International Terminal D at gates D2, D20, D25 & D34, and connecting to the other terminals by two Skylink stations each (close to the left and right end). It runs every 2 mins and takes about 5 minutes of transfer time on average. Terminals A's station is between gates A13-16 & A29-34,

     

  • skylink or walk
    Sep 26, 2012
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    I noticed that skylink is only running in one direction between terminals. We need to get from terminal A29 to C17 on the 27th. Which direction does skylink go? A to C I'm hoping. We have 40 minutes between flights.

     

    At DFW, Terminals A & C are on the same side of the road lane; and the free Skylink train runs inside the post-security area of each of the five terminals, starting at the International Terminal D and connecting to the other terminals by two Skylink stations on either side - running every 2 mins and taking about 5 minutes of transfer time on average. Skylink stations are between gates A13-16 & A29-34, and C8-12 & C27-32. You have enough time.

     

  • Terminal D
    Sep 25, 2012
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    I will be arriving at DFW on an international flight from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I know that I have to first clear immigration and customs upon deplaning. My question: I will be connecting with a flight operated by American Eagle. It's my understanding that both my arriving flight and my connecting flight will arrive at / depart from Terminal D. Is that correct? Will American transfer my checked bags to American Eagle after I clear Customs? (I am a US citizen living in Mexico).

     

    1. All international arrivals, including US citizens, (other than those cleared at some Canadian, Irish, and Caribbean airports with US Customs clearance) need to go through passport control, pick up bags, go through customs clearance, and if continuing flight, re-check-in bags before proceeding to connecting flight. 2. Your American Eagle flight will arrive at the International Terminal TD and depart from the domestic Terminal TB. After customs clearance, exit TD and walk to TB, where you need to go through security check and on to your gate (overhead screens will indicate gate number). Count on an hour transfer time.

     

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