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  • Connection Info needed
    Nov 11, 2013
    I booked a ticket from Boston to Sydney with Qantas. I fly from Boston Logan (codeshare, operated by American Airlines) and arrive at Dallas/Fort Worth Intl at 8:40pm and then fly from Dallas/Fort Worth Intl to Sydney departing terminal D at 10.00pm. Can you please guide me through the connection process at DFW (eg what terminal I will likely arrive in from Boston Logan, will i need to go through immigration/security, will I need to re-check my luggage at DWF or will AA make sure my luggage goes through to Sydney once I check in at Boston etc)?


    You will arrive in Terminal A, C, or D (likely A or C). All you have to do upon arrival in DFW all you have to do is go from your arrival terminal (if it is not D) to Terminal D via the SkyLink train, which runs inside security. You won't have to go through any immigration or security or do anything with your baggage. Your baggage will be checked through to Sydney in Boston.


    Thanks for response ZAP.


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    Oct 28, 2013
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  • Baggage transfer
    Oct 13, 2013
    Hi Flying into DFW from Dubai on Emirates then on to St Louis with AA. Have a 3 hour connection time. I realise I clear customs in terminal D and have to collect my bags but what I am not sure of, is there a baggage recheck in at customs terminal D for AA or do I have to lug my bags all the way to terminal A for check in. I don't exactly travel light and I am in my own. First time connecting through DFW. I just can't seem to find this info anywhere.


    1. If you booked both flights on one ticket, your bags are being transferred automatically after customs clearance & re-check. 2. If booked separately, you would have to take your bags to your connecting Terminal A and check them in with AA (as Emirates & AA do not belong to the same airline alliance - you could use Skycap assistance in this case). 3. To connect from TD to TA, take the free Skylink train (inside the post-security areas) starting at TD's gates D2, D20, D25 & D34, and connecting to the TA Skylink stations between gates A13-16 & A29-34.


  • San diego to dallas to london
    Sep 30, 2013
    Hi I will be arriing to dallas fro San diego on way to London. Can I do through checkin or do I need to recheckin? Will be travelling by British airways. I have only 90min transit time. Is that ok?


    Yes, American should check your bags through to British Airways. In Dallas, you will arrive in terminal A or C and then take the SkyLink Train to Terminal D for your British Airways flight.


    thanks. I will be travelling from san diego to dallas to London through British airways only. Can I do through checkin at San Diego or do I need to checkin again as my port of exit will be Dallas. Where will my immigration be at San Diego or Dallas? Thanks in advance


    British Airways will not operate your San Diego-Dallas flight. American Airlines will. American should be able to give you both of your boarding passes and check your bags through to London in San Diego. On the way to San Diego you will go through US immigration in Dallas. On the way back to London you will only go through UK immigration in London (no US immigration).


    Thanks a lot. Is 90 min enough in case I need to recheck in? If I miss flight do they arrange for next?


    American should be able to check you in for both flights in San Diego. If you miss your connection, American will re-book you on one of their two later flights to London as there is only one flight per day on British Airways.


  • dxb-dfw-den
    Oct 1, 2013
    i will be traveling to denver via dallas airport with 4 hrs layover in november. my flight reaches at 9 am in terminal d. could you please guide me the process from exiting the plane. is it the immigration first to clear ? and will my baggage claim be in the same terminal ? will there be signs indicating how to move around. and for the re check in of bags, will it be in the same area where im picking it up ? and after i finsh with the customs too, i need to go to terminal A for the AA flight to denver, do i take the skylink for tht ? how long approx would all this take ?


    You will go through immigration, claim your baggage, go through customs, and then re-check your bags. You do NOT need to go to Terminal A for your AA flight to Denver. There is AA check-in in Terminal D that you can use. You can then take the skylink to your departure terminal, which you will not know until the day of your flight.


    thnk u for ur reply. will the baggage claim be near the gate i exit from the plane ? so i must do the check in in the AA counter in terminal D itself and thn only go to the terminal d for my departure right ? is the terminal d allowable for eating spots and wifi ?


    The baggage claim will be in immigration, it will be kind of a walk. You will go back through security in Terminal D after you check in with AA, your flight will probably not depart from D, so you will take the skylink train to your departure terminal. There is food after security in every terminal.


    yes sorry, I meant my departure is from the terminal a not from d. Will I be given any information on the plane or in the airport from which gate im supposed to collect the baggage from ? and will there be anyone for assistance to help me with the bags ? is there a trolley service ? and I believe il be given my boarding pass at the aa check in counter right ? appreciate ur reply.


    You will be funneled into immigration when you arrive in Dallas and the baggage claim will be easy to find. You shouldn't need a trolley - you won't have to take your bags that far (just through customs, then upstairs in Terminal D to check them with American). Yes, you will get your AA boarding pass there. Also be aware that you will have to pay a baggage fee to check your bags with American since that portion of your flight is a domestic itinerary.


    Thnk u for ur reply, I have two suitcases, so how would I be able to carry them until customs and check in,. And my ticket clearly says that I can carry two pieces of each 23kg until Denver, so why should I pay extra then ?


    Aug 29, 2013
    My daughter is flying on 8 Dec with Qantas from Sydney to Dallas arriving at 1.45 at Terminal D. Her connecting American Airlines flight to Tampa leaves at 3.10 and we have no idea from which Terminal it will be departing. Its her first "solo" flight and she is very concerned about what she needs to do upon arrival, how and where to check her luggage onto the Tampa flight and most importantly, can it be done within that time frame?


    She will definitely need to hurry. On arrival she will go through US immigration, then claim her bags, then go through customs, then immediately re-check her bags with American. She will then go upstairs and back through security. Her flight to Tampa will likely leave from Terminal A, but could also be from C or D. If she has to change terminals, she will have to take the SkyLink Train, which runs inside security between all terminals. If she misses her connection then American has several later flights to Tampa she can be rebooked on.


    Thanks for your helpful information. I have another question. I am flying Tucson/DFW/Tampa also on the 8 Dec (having arrived in the USA 2 weeks earlier) and arrive 30mins prior to my daughter. I am booked on the same flight as my daughter from DFW/Tampa. Where would be the closest point that I could meet her, after she has cleared customs, so that I can assist her in finding her way to the Terminal from which we will be departing? Although I'm seriously considering changing our flight to Tampa to a later time based on the comments I've read on this forum :(


    You can make your connection without going through security again, but if you want to meet your daughter when she exits customs, you will have to go to Terminal D baggage claim. The exit from customs should be fairly obvious.


    Thanks so much for your help ZAP


  • LHR > DFW > TYR
    Aug 23, 2013
    So American have changed my flight and I should be arriving in DFW 1.40pm but my flight to Tyler is at 3.25pm, will I make it? and will I have to go through security again?


    That should be enough time but you'll have to hurry. You'll go through immigration, then claim your bags, go through customs, then re-check them, then go back through security in Terminal D, then you will likely take the SkyLink Train to Terminal B as that appears to be where all the flights to Tyler depart from. If you miss your connection AA does have later flights from DFW to TYR that you can be rebooked on.


  • flight connection
    Aug 13, 2013
    hi I am arriving from mexico to dallas at 11 am but my flight to seoul departas at 12:10 from what I heard I dont have enought time for connection is that right?


    Yes, while it is possible as both flights will be in the same terminal, that is a very tight connection and it will be very difficult to get through immigration, customs, security, and back to your gate in that time.


    I thought that we would have a 3 hour layover in which to go through the recheck at Dallas. Between a delay on arrival and the understaffed AA terminal, we now have about 30 minutes to get through this line and security. We have been waiting to recheck for about 1 hour 20 minutes.


  • Connecting through DFW
    Jul 10, 2013
    I am flying to Palm Springs from Toronto, Canada via DFW, The connection time is only 1hr 5min. I go through customs in Toronto but do I have to pass through security or recheck my bag in DFW?


    No, your arrival in DFW will just be like a domestic flight, all you will have to do is change gates. If you need to change terminals take the SkyLink train, which runs inside security.


  • Transfer to Orlando
    Jul 5, 2013
    Hi guys, we'r flying into DFW from London in April connecting to Orlando will 3 hours be enough time? would anyone have any idea which terminals aa use ?thanks


    First -3 hrs is plenty of time. On arrival a DFW at International Terminal D you will need to go through passport control, pick up bags, go through customs clearance & re-check-in your bags. The Skylink train at post-security gets you to your connecting flight. To familiarize yourself with the terminal layout & transfers, I suggest you open www.ifly.com/dfw and click on 'Terminal Map' under Quick Links, then scroll down to the detailed text.


  • SYD-DFW-CUN connection.
    Jun 11, 2013
    I'm wondring if anybody knows if I can tag my luggage from SYD via DFW to CUN. Flying Qantas and connect with American. My transit time is 3hrs. Do I need to clear customs or do I stay in the security area? Do I collect my bags and check in again? That seems wrong - right ? Both airlines arrive and depart from terminal D. Thanks Cheers Patrick


    1. Both AA & Qantas are members of the OneWorld Alliance - your bags will be transferred automatically to your connecting flights. 2. As an international arrival, you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag. Terminal D has gates gates D6-D40 - you can walk or take the Skylink train, which stops near gates D1, D20, D25 & D34. Food & shops are in both pre- and post-security areas. You have plenty of time!


    Thanks for the info. So you saying I need to check in again? ( International to international connection? ) Sorry mate, it has been a while since I traveled through the States. Ta


    QANTAS should be able to issue you both boarding passes in Sydney.


    Yes, you need to check again, well it's more like a drop off... Arrive -> immigration -> pick up bags -> customs -> drop off bags -> security (x-ray, metal detector etc) -> new flight I do this all the time 3 hours sounds like enough, but not by much, DFW is SUPER slow


  • london to san jose via DFW
    Jun 11, 2013
    I land at DFW from Heathrow with BA at 2-40pm and leave for San Jose at 4-20pm with AA from different terminal.on December 9th 2013. Is this enough time for a British person to make the connection


    It should be enough time, but you will probably be cutting it close. The good thing is that early December is a very light travel period in the US so you probably won't have to wait too long at immigration or security. Go back through security in Terminal D and then take the Skylink train to the gate for your departing flight to San Jose. Note that if you are going to San Jose, Costa Rica or San Jose del Cabo, Mexico it will also depart from Terminal D (you didn't mention which San Jose you are flying to - and that's a good point - make sure you go to the gate for the correct San Jose). San Jose, California could depart from A, C, or D.


    You are cutting it very close, I don't want to scare you, you will probably be Ok, but I would pick a seat near the front of the plane, DFW is super slow, it takes them about 60 minutes to process a small Jet


  • International to domestic transfer
    May 31, 2013
    Hi. I arrive in Terminal D from Sydney, Australia at 1:45pm and my Next flight leaves Terminal A (to Columbus) at 3:10pm. Will I have enough time to go through customs, collect my bags, get to Terminal A and check my bags in again in just under an hour and a half?


    With how long the waits have been in Immigration lately, I think it will be really tough for you to make that connection. However, AA does have a 7:35 PM flight to Columbus that you can hopefully be rebooked on in case you miss your connection.


  • american connection time
    May 30, 2013
    Hi-I am flying PHX-DFW-XNA on American. Is 40 minutes enough time to make a connection landing at 1:15 and departing again on American Eagle at 2:00pm? Thanks!


    If your first flight is on-time, yes, it will be enough time but you'll have to hurry. If your flights are in different terminals take the Skylink train between them. If you miss your connection there are other later flights DFW-XNA.


    May 27, 2013
    I arrive DFW on Qantas QF7 to terminal D at 13.45, will I have enough time to retrieve bags, clear customs etc. and get to terminal A in time for my connection to Memphis on QF4783 departing at 16.20?


    On arrival at DFW, and after going through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and re-checking-in bag, tak the Skylink train (at post-security)to your connecting flight; or simply use the walkway to Terminal A. You ave plenty of time. HOWEVER, make sure that your connecting flight with Qantas is indeed at Terminal A (check on arrival overhead screens!)


    QF4783 is actually American Airlines flight 676.


    Many thanks to " momay " and " ZAP " for your reply and advice re. transfer at DFW Colin


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