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  • How long will a connection take at DFW
    Jul 17, 2015
    Our AA plane arrives at DFW at 11:00 am and our next flight leaves at 12 Noon to San Juan Puerto Rico. Is that enough time to make the connection?


    If the first flight is domestic that is enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Skylink train connects all gates inside security.


    Thanks. I appreciate your afvice


  • going through security in terminal D to get to terminal C
    Jul 17, 2015
    Hi I am traveling from Seoul (ICN) to DFW to Washington, DC (DCA) tomorrow. I am wondering about after immigration, when I put my bags in the drop-off location, and need to then get to my next flight, can i go back through security in terminal D to ride the skylink, since my flight isn't in terminal D it's in terminal C? Like do they care at security which gate you're at, or just anyone going out of any terminal can enter security in any terminal? Also, how long does customs usually take at about 4-5pm on Saturday? i saw onlient he statistics say 15-20 minutes. I am a US citizen, will I go through a faster lane than others? I am worried because I am seated in the back of the plane and might not get to the immigration line very quickly. I don't want to get stuck in customs for an hour. I have a flight that leaves 2 hours and 20 minutes after my plane is scheduled to land, but I believe these international long-hauls usually take a but less time than they say on the ticket.


    Yes, you can go through security in D and take the SkyLink to C. That's sort of the purpose of the Skylink. Yes, US citizens have a faster line since they can use the automated kiosks. You have enough time.


  • enough connection time?
    Jul 16, 2015
    I will fly AA from SJO (Costa Rica) via DFW and AA to London LHR. Arrival in DFW is at 1:41 pm. Departure to LHR is at 3:35 pm. So the transit time in DFW is 1h 54 min. Will this be enough time to pick up luggage, do customs and immigartion formalities and to check in for the flight to LHR? Do I have to change terminals, and if so which ones? There is a second flight from AA to LHR that day at 10 pm. If I miss the flight at 3:35 pm. will AA allow me to change to the 10 pm. flight without buying an additional ticket? Any advice is appreciated.


    Yes, that should be enough time. Both flights will be in Terminal D. you actually should not have to claim your baggage in DFW since you are on an International to International connection. Yes, if you miss your connection AA will put you on the later flight.


  • What I need to do to make my connection
    Jul 14, 2015
    I am flying with spirit air from NY to Las Vegas with a connection at Dallas on the 24th of July. I have a 3hr 20 minute layover. My worry is that I have checked on a bag. WIll I have enough time? What exactly do I need to do to make my connection (luggage collection, security, terminal change etc)? Any help is greatly appreciated.


    If both flights were bought from Spirit on the same reservation all you have to do in Dallas is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal E. If you purchased two separate tickets from Spirit you will have to claim your bags in DFW and then re-check them at the Spirit check-in counter, thus paying the bag fee twice.


    That's perfect. Thank you.


    Jul 13, 2015
    Hi everyone I'm planning my flight back from Maui to Switzerland. My AA flight would leave me 1h38m to change flights at DFW. Do you think that's enough? Do I have to go through immigration and swcurity in DFW or is that already done in OGG? Thanks!


    Hawaii is part of the United States. you do not go through US Immigration or Customs when travelling between the US Mainland and Hawaii. The only time you will go through Immigration on your trip is when you arrive in Zurich. You will go through security in Maui and in DFW all you will have to do is take the SkyLink train from your arrival gate to your departure gate if they are in different terminals.


  • First time solo 16 yo, no checked bags, process thru dfw
    Jul 12, 2015
    costa rica to dfw to sfo, arriving 145 DFW term D and departs to sfo at 345 from term A probably. What step by step info should I send him to get from gate to gate. No checked bags. Thank you!


    Never mind, he made it through the mammoth airport to the correct gate with 10 min before boarding! the only confusing part was having to go through security again after leaving immigration, but the signs said 'all gates' and that was the only way to go. time from leaving customs to arriving at his next gate in Terminal A via skylink, was about 40 min.


  • MSP to DFW to SAT
    Jul 10, 2015
    I fly in on Spirit in Terminal E at 9:07, I need to fly to San Antonio out of Terminal C at 10:25. I have no bags just a carry on. I don't need to go through security again right? I can just go from arrival gate to departure gate? Hop on rail train to get me from one terminal to another?


    Yes, if you have no checked bags and you print off your AA boarding pass online or use the AA app on your phone you can go directly to your departure gate using the SkyLink train.


  • SYD-DFW-MGA connection
    Jul 10, 2015
    I am currently trying to book my flights for the Christmas holidays at the end of the year. I am planning to fly Sydney (Australia) direct to Dallas Fort Worth on the 20th of December, onwards to Managua, Nicaragua. There is only a 1 hour 45 minute layover to catch the flight to Managua. If I miss the connecting flight, I am concerned that flights around Christmas will be really full (and there is only one flight from Dallas-Managua per day). Is that connecting time enough or should I try to find a different flight option before I book it?


    It's possible, but there is a definite risk you'd be stuck in Dallas for a day. I don't think the flights to Managua would be super full that time of year so they probably would be able to get you out the next day if you do miss your connection.


    I want to make my question more clear. My understanding is that after custom, arriving passengers will have to recheck the luggage and go through security. Is this area open to the public? Can I meet my daughter in the luggage area before they go through the security again? Thanks


    Yes, before they go through security they are in an open area.


  • CHINA-DFW-Orlando
    Jul 9, 2015
    My friends will bring my daughter back from China. Their first stop in US will be in DFW, I know they will need to go through immigration, then custom. The connection time is an hour and 50 minutes, my question is, will they have enough time to take my daughter out and go through the security again to the departure gate? Or is it possible for me to get a gate pass and meet them at their departure gate?


    Are you not travelling with them to Orlando? I don't really understand. Once they exit customs they will already be outside security so you can meet them there.


    No, I do not travel with them to Orlando. You answered my question already, I guess. When they exit the customs and recheck their luggage, they are outside security and that area is open to the public, am I right? I am not sure about this because in other airport, the luggage recheck area for international connecting flight is inside the secured area. Thank you for your response!


  • DCA-DFW-Sydney
    Jul 8, 2015
    Hi! I am flying from Ronald Regan International to DFW and connect to a flight to Sydney. All flights were booked at the same time through Qantas. Will I need to gather my checked baggage and recheck it? Will I have to go through customs? I only have about an hour and a half to get from my landing gate to my departure gate, hopefully thats enough time.


    No, you do not have to do anything with your bags or go through customs. you do not go through US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in DFW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Terminal D. The SkyLink train connects all gates inside security. You should have enough time.


  • Fly from YYZ to SCL
    Jul 8, 2015
    I am flying next friday from Toronto YYZ to Santiago SCL and I have 56 minutes connection, My flight arrives to DFW at 8.54 pm and my flight to SCL is at 9.50. Is it enough time? Both flyght are in AA Thanks in advance :)


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in DFW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Terminal D. The SkyLink train connects all gates inside security. You should have enough time.


    Jul 6, 2015
    I got an AA flight from Mexico City-DFW- PARIS, both flights at Terminal D. I only have 1 hour 10 minutes to take the other plane (16:10 – 17:20pm). Do you think it will be enough time? I know I need to get to immigration/ securities lines! My trip is on December 19th. Why AA make this short connections? :(


    That will be very difficult.


  • luggage + immigration
    Jul 6, 2015
    Hi. I'm flying DOH - DFW (QR) and DFW - BOG (AA) 3 hours later - I booked the flights separately. I understood by reading the other posts that I should have enough time to catch flight to BOG, that I don't have to recheck my bag in DFW and that I have to go through US immigration and customs although I don't to plan to spend time in the US. Can you please confirm this? Thanks


    Since you booked two separate tickets you will have to claim your bags and bring them to the AA check-in desk in Terminal D (the same place you arrive). You should have enough time.


  • 1hr55 layover?
    Jul 5, 2015
    I am flying Paris to Kansas City via Dallas this week and i only have 1hr55 layover time in Dallas. Is that enough time to go through immigration, customs, secuirty and to re-check my bags? And I have to switch from terminal D to A...


    Yes, that should be barely enough time.


  • Enough time?
    Jul 4, 2015
    I will be taking an AA flight from Seoul, Korea to Denver with a connection at DFW. The layover is 2 hours and 55 minutes. Is that enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


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