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  • YVR-Dallas-Fort Lauderdale, layover 1.5 hours for Canadians enough?
    Jul 5, 2016
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    We are Canadians travelling from YVR to Fort Lauderdale with 1.5 hours layover in Dallas. Wondering if we have enough time if we have checked luggage for US entry customs and security check in Dallas airport before connecting to Fort L. Some website said we have to claim bags and go thru customs but some said YVR will pre-clear customs so we don't have to go thru customs again. Same for our return trip from Miami to Dallas to YVR, only 1.5 hours, do we have to go thru customs with our bags in Dallas?

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you have to do in DFW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skylink train connects all gates inside security. You have enough time. On your return trip there is no US Customs when leaving the US and you will go through Canadian Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. So again all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Dallas to San Jose Costa Rica
    Jul 4, 2016
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    Hi, We have are arriving in Dallas from YVR and have 1 hour to get to our departing flight to San Jose Costa Rica (SJO). Is that enough time for us to make the transfer? What are the chances that our luggage will make it to that flight? Can our plane call the other plane to say we are coming if we arrive late? If our luggage doesn't make it, when would they send it to SJO? There will be 4 adults and 2 children.

     

    No, you cannot call your plane. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. 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. You should have enough time.

     

  • Never done this before! CLT - DFW - SEA
    Jul 4, 2016
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    I'm going from CLT - DFW - SEA. It's all on the same reservation. So do I have to recheck my bags? Please tell me how multi city works.

     

    No, you do not have to re-check your bag. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skylink train connects all gates inside security.

     

  • TIGHT CONNECTION
    Jul 4, 2016
    2
    I am travelling from Dubai on 10th July, landing at 09:40 at DFW. My flight to GDL Mexico (AA) is at 12:40 from the same terminal. Do I have enough time, if everything goes normal, to complete immigration, customs, re-check in and board on time?

     

    Yes, that should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly. However, note that AA flights to GDL depart from Terminal B, not Terminal D because they are operated by American Eagle. However, you can still check in in Terminal D.

     

    Thank you for the reply. AA ticket shows Terminal D. I will check this again.

     

  • Abilene to Brownsville
    Jul 4, 2016
    1
    Travelling with toddler and wonder if I will have to go through security again or will I be able to just go straight to my gate?

     

    No, you don't have to go through security again. Just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal B.

     

  • Tight international connection
    Jul 3, 2016
    3
    Hi, I'm scheduled to arrive with AA from Dulles at DFW Terminal C at 21:10 (QF4571) on July 3 and have to make the Qantas QF8 flight to Sydney, which is scheduled to depart Terminal D at 22:15 pm. I noticed that QF4571 was delayed tonight (July 2) and arrived at Terminal C at 21:30. If this delay occurs, can I still get from Terminal C to D and make the QF8 flight in time? My baggage will be checked through to Sydney.

     

    Yes, that would be still enough time to get to Terminal D. The TerminaLink train connects all gates inside security and all you have to do in DFW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

    Thanks! Do you mean the Skylink train? Or are they one and the same?

     

    Yes, I mean the Skylink, sorry.

     

  • Short layover in DFW
    Jul 2, 2016
    1
    I have a 53min layover in DFW. Can I make it?

     

    If both flights are domestic that is enough time. The Skylink train connects all gates inside security.

     

  • Transit time
    Jun 30, 2016
    1
    Hi, I'll be flying from Japan to DFW (Terminal D) to MEM (Terminal B) and my connection time for my next flight from DFW to MEM is 1 hour and 55 minutes. Do I have enough time? And is there sure I can get to another terminal by skyline?

     

    You will arrive in Terminal D, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and take the skylink to Terminal B. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • DFW to OKC
    Jun 29, 2016
    1
    Hi, I'll be flying from Japan to DFW (Terminal D) to OKC (Terminal B) and my connection time for my next flight from DFW to OKC is 2 hours and 25 minutes. Do I have enough time?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • International connection
    Jun 28, 2016
    1
    Flights are SEA to DFW to EZE and back (EZE to DFW to SEA). I am a US citizen with US passport, TSA precheck enrolled but not Global Entry. Outbound layover is Jul 27 4:24 pm to 6:45 pm which seems fine to me. 1) Can you confirm this is reasonable? 2) If I have a checked bag,do I need to recheck it on my way through DFW to EZE? Return is 5:12 am to 7:00 am on Aug 16, a Tuesday, which seems quite tight. 3) Am I likely to make that connection? Thank you for your time!

     

    Yes, the outbound is very reasonable - all you have to do in DFW on your way to Buenos Aires is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You don't have to do anything with your bags on your way to EZE. On the return you have just enough time. On the return in DFW you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. Precheck will help with the security part of that.

     

  • Enough Time?
    Jun 27, 2016
    1
    If we arrive at 14:46 UA with checked baggage, when we pick up our luggage, do we have to exit security and then re-enter? We have a connecting, AA international flight at 17:20 for Paris.

     

    Yes, you have to exit security to claim and re-check your bags. You should have enough time. You will have to take a shuttle bus from Terminal E to Terminal D, which unfortunately doesn't run very frequently.

     

  • International Layover Timing
    Jun 27, 2016
    3
    I am an American citizen who will be traveling from China to the United States on a Tuesday. I arrive at DFW 5:05pm and my connecting domestic flight is 6:35pm. Is there any way I can realistically get through customs and immigration during this time? If not, do you have any suggestions for me? I would really prefer not to have to stay overnight.

     

    That's just enough time if everything goes perfectly. What is your final destination?

     

    My final destination is GSP. I am flying American Airlines to DFW and to GSP. Could you tell me what exactly I will have to do when I arrive at DFW? Thank you!

     

    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 re-check desk, go through security and take the skylink train to your departure gate in Terminal B. If you miss your connection they may be willing to rebook you to Charlotte and you could get there that night, but there are no other opportunities after that 6:35 flight to get you to GSP that evening.

     

  • American to American Eagle
    Jun 26, 2016
    1
    We arrive at Dallas at 7:24 PM and fly to Abilene on American Eagle at 8:10 PM. Will these be in same terminal and will we have time?

     

    Where are you flying to DFW from?

     

  • Flight connection timing
    Jun 26, 2016
    2
    Hi. I'm a arriving at DFW at 9:20 with connecting flight leaving at 10:10. 50 minutes. Do I have enough time? Terminals are B to C.

     

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

     

    Great. Thank you.

     

  • Connection s
    Jun 25, 2016
    1
    I am flying out of Hopkins ntl airport to DFW bound for sydney australia I will pass thru TSA IN Cle will i need to do it again in DFW before I board my flight

     

    No, if both tickets are on the same reservation then you don't have to go through security again in DFW. The Skylink train connects all gates inside security.

     

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