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  • TYR > DFW > LHR
    Jun 3, 2013
    I'm flying with American Airlines later this year on my flight back from Tyler to London I have a connecting flight at DFW, would 2hrs and 25mins be enough to transfer?


    Yes, it should be. Take the SkyLink train between terminals (you do not have to go through security again).


    Just got an email from American Airlines and the flight from Tyler to DFW has now changed from 6.15 to 7.30.... leaving me only 1hr to get to my flight towards London... Will I make it?


  • Las Vegas to Dallas to cancun
    May 12, 2013
    Hi, I'm travelling American Airlines from Las Vegas to cancun in July. I transfer at Dallas and only have 45 minutes between flights. Is this enough time for me? Thanks


    If your first flight is on-time that should be enough time. If necessary, take the Skylink train between terminals. You don't have to go through security again when doing so.


  • Transfer Time with Checked Baggage
    May 11, 2013
    Traveling on AA from PHX to FRA via connection in DFW. Can we check our baggage straight thru from PHX, or will we have to pick up our luggage in DFW before going thru customs?


    You will not have to do anything with your baggage in DFW on the way to Frankfurt - you will just go through customs in Frankfurt. On the way back you will go through immigration in DFW and claim your baggage, go through customs, then re-check it with American.


    Thank you!


  • Terninal B to C
    May 3, 2013
    Only 50 minutes between flights...what's the best way to get from terminal B to terminal C


    Take the Skylink train. If your first flight is on-time you'll have enough time.


  • 90 min connection
    May 3, 2013
    I am flying on Delta into DFW from Salt Lake City and connecting to aa BA Flight to London. Delta will not check my bag all the way through. Is 90 minutes enough to collect my bag, change terminals and get to my BA flight?


    It will be very tough. Since you will be on the non-secure side of the terminal there's no easy or fast way to get between the terminals. If you could somehow do it without a checked bag you could just take the TerminaLink. However, I think it's very likely you'll miss your connection.


    Sorry, meant SkyLink, not TerminaLink (all these airport trains sound the same)


    But I will make the connection without a checked bag?


    Yes, it would be much easier without a checked bag because you would be able to just take the Skylink train between your gates which would only take 15-20 minutes. You'd then have to get your boarding pass from the British Airways gate if you can't check in online.


  • Change over time Qantas QF007 to QF4551
    Apr 18, 2013
    Hi, I'm arriving from Sydney with QF007 at 13.45 and am contemplating to connect to QF4551 (Delta flight) to Raleigh at 14.55. I was advised that this combination requires clearing customs and checking out my luggage to then board the next flight - will 70 mins suffice - especially while clearing customs (non US passport)? Any advice is greatly appreciated.


    I doubt that would be enough time as you'd likely have to change terminals too. Also, QF4551 is operated by American, not Delta. American has two later DFW-RDU flights so you could book the one you're suggesting with the knowledge that you can probably be rebooked on one of the later flights if you miss your connection.


    1. As an international arrival in the U.S. at DFW, you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag. 2. Your arriving and departing flight numbers indicate that both flights are Qantas flights (Delta probably operating the next leg of your journey). Qantas uses Terminal D, Delta Terminal E (TD, TE) with corresponding gates (i.e., E18). If you need to transfer to TE after baggage re-check, go through security check and take the Skylink train running every 2 mins to your connecting flight. If your connecting flight is with Delta and you need to transfer to to Terminal, you won't have enough time. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/dfw, then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.


  • london to dfw to wichita fallsl
    Apr 18, 2013
    We are returning from London and will be connecting to an american eagle flight to wichita falls. will we need to collect our luggage before going through customs and the recheck it or is it transferred. If it is transferred can we request to pick up our luggage. we have a pretty long layover. thanks


    Yes, you will pick it up in immigration in DFW.


  • Mexico to Brisbane, Australia connection
    Apr 17, 2013
    I'm travelling from Mexico City on AA658 to Dallas FW then onto Brisbane, Australia on QF008. The flight on the Mexico leg arrives at 2005 and the Qantas flight leaves at 21.55. Will I have time to make the connection through immigration and security?


    You arrive & depart from Terminal D of DFW. On arrival, you need to go through passport check, pick up your bags, go through customs clearance, re-check-in your bag (if AA transfer bags to Qantas), go through security check and proceed on to your connecting gate (Terminal D has gates D6-40). NOTE if AA does not transfer your bags, you need, after customs clearance, check in your bag with Qantas. Your time should suffice.


  • International arrival and trransfer
    Apr 5, 2013
    Arriving at DFW FROM Madrid in Spain (Europe) with American Airlines and then picking up another flight with A.A to Los Angeles.How do I go thru customs and where do I have to pick up and drop off again my bags.


    Going through immigration is fairly self-explanatory, you'll be funneled through to a bunch of desks, you show your passport to the deck, they look at it and let you though, then you claim your bag at a baggage claim, then you go past a customs desk and hand your customs form to the officer there. Then you drop your bags back with AA at re-check once you exit immigration. Then go upstairs and go through security again, and if necessary, take the skylink train to your gate.


    Thanks very much, thats cleared my doubts


    I'm arriving on American Airlines domestic from MSP and and transfering to Korean Air will I have to claim my bags for customs there. I will have about 2 hours for the transfer


  • Connecting from Mexico to San Francisco
    Mar 26, 2013
    Recently I have experienced much slower immigration processing at DFW. Current connection has me coming from MEX to SFO via DFW with a 1 hour total connect time until DFW-SFO departure. Given current procedures and time is that enough?


    It will be tough. Especially if your SFO flight isn't leaving from Terminal D. However, there will probably be a later flight to SFO if you miss your connection.


  • Reclam baggage between flights?
    Mar 17, 2013
    Hi, we are flying from the UK to Las Vegas for four nights, we then fly from Vegas to Dallas wth 1hr 45 mins until we fly on to Cancun. Will we need to get our baggage between flights or is this done for us? Thank you


    You will not have to claim your baggage in Dallas - you only have to go to the gate for your flight to Cancun.


  • Tight connection to London
    Mar 14, 2013
    Arrive at DFW from New Orleans and have 1 hour to next flight to London Heathrow.Will this be enough time,do I need to go through Customs again?


    You do not need to go through customs after a domestic flight, you just have to get from your first flight to your second flight. If your flights are not in the same terminal take Skylink between the terminals.


    Many Thanks,do you think 1 hour is enough time?


    If your first flight is on-time, then yes, 1 hour is sufficient


    Many Thanks for you help


  • tight connection time to Buenos Aires
    Mar 7, 2013
    I'm flying from San Francisco to Buenos Aires and only have a 50 minute connection time at DFW. Is that enough?


    If your first flight is on-time, yes, it's enough. All terminals at DFW are conveniently connected via the TerminaLink train.




  • Tight connection to BZE/Belize flight
    Feb 27, 2013
    I'm traveling San Jose, CA to Belize City, all on AA. The connection is 50 minutes, arriving Term A and departing Term D. How difficult is the connection and which is quickest way to get to the gate?


    At DFW, 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. At TA it stops between A13-16 & A29-34.


    Take the Skylink train, it should take no more than 15-20 minutes to get between your gates.


  • Custom time entering DFW from Belize
    Feb 12, 2013
    We have a two hour layover between entering FWD from Belize and making our connection flight. Is that enough time to get through customs? We are not checking any luggage.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time, especially if your onward flight is also on American.


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