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  • Immigration
    Mar 11, 2015
    Hello, Tomorrow on March 11, we are welcoming home a family coming from Hong Kong and bringing home their adopted daughter. Their flight number is 138 and they arrive in terminal D. After they go through immigration what doors will they come through so we will know where to meet them? Thank you!


    All International arriving passengers exit the same place. It should be fairly obvious as lots of people will be waiting there.


  • Help me
    Mar 6, 2015
    Tomorrow on March 6th. I am taking a flight from Indianapolis to Memphis with a connecting flight in Dallas. Only One hour layover. I need help getting to the tram and next gate. I don't think I can walk fast from gate C 20 to Gate B 41 and also do I have to re-check my luggage in Dalles too ?


    You do not have to do anything with your baggage in dallas. The skylink train can get you from C20 to B41 in about 10 minutes.


  • Clearing customs and baggage
    Mar 1, 2015
    I am travelling vancouver to dallas fw then on to sydney, with less than 2 hrs from arriving at dfw to flying out to sydney. Will my luggage just go through to sydney, or will i need to collect at dallas? Just worried about the timing as came into vancouver via lax and the entire process took 3 hours!


    If you purchased tickets together, baggage will be transferred in DFW. 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 in Terminal D.


  • Tsa security rules
    Feb 19, 2015
    I live in Dallas, and a friend has a 2 hour DFW connection, staying in the US/domestic flight. Will my friend be able to leave the security area to see me and re-enter later and go through security again?


    Yes, you can, but be sure to bring your boarding pass with you. You also won't have a whole lot of time.


  • Customs, Immigration
    Feb 17, 2015
    I have a layover Sat eve, May 30,15 arrive CUN 8:19pm Depart 9:55pm to SFO flying AA, Will I have any time to spare ?


    That should be enough time, but doesn't leave much to spare.


  • Arriving from PVR, Mexico and catching domestic flight, how much time
    Feb 10, 2015
    Hi we are US Citizen and arriving from PVR, Mexico by American Airlines and have to catch domestic AA flight and we have 1:38 in between. Is it possible to catch our connection?


    Yes, it is possible but it depends on your first flight being on-time and immigration not being backed up.


  • Connection time
    Feb 9, 2015
    I have AA flight from Costa Rica arriving DFW with 55 min to get next flight to SYD ,is this enough time for transit or do I have to go through customs and pick up bags etceven if the bags are checked all the way through to SYD Thanks for you help


    NO! That is not enough time. You need to find another itinerary. Since it's unlikely that there is an earlier flight from Costa Rica and there definitely isn't a later flight to Sydney.


    Thank you I will see the travel agent who thinks it is possible !!


    Do you know if we have to go through customs, when we arrive from Costa Rica in Terminal D and leave from terminal D to SYD . Thanks


    Yes, you have to go through US Immigration and Customs and security when you arrive. That is why the connection is impossible.


  • Enough time for customs?
    Jan 25, 2015
    American Airlines just notified of flight change that allows a mere 54 minutes from incoming Toronto flight to departing flight. Is it even remotely possible to clear customs in that amount of time??


    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. The SkyLink train connects all terminals inside security.


  • Sydney to Fort Myers, Dallas Connection. Customs
    Jan 6, 2015
    Flying from Sydney with a connection in DFW. 4 hour layover. Is this enough time to go through customs? Do I need to go to baggage claim to retrieve luggage, then through customs, back through security to my departing gate? Thanks for your help!


    Yes, you have the procedure correct and yes, 4 hours is plenty of time.


  • DFW to HKG
    Feb 11, 2015
    I will arrive to DFW at 10:39am and suppose to leave 11:30 am to HKG, i have never been to DFW and i dont know gates and what i have to do. Please let me know if my transfer time is enough and how should i transfer. Thanks!


    You will take the skylink train from your arrival terminal to terminal d where you will depart. It runs inside security. You have enough time if your first flight is on time.


    Arriving from Cancun to Dallas FortWorth at 1:42pm. Next flight to L.A. is at 3:35pm. Is that enough time to go through customs to connect?


  • Baggage Interlining
    Dec 8, 2014
    I will be flying from Mexico to Toronto, connecting in Dallas (with Delta). I think my luggage will go right through, without me having to recheck it in Dallas. Does anyone know if that's correct?


    Yes, the AA procedure is that on an international to international connection through Dallas you do not have to claim your bags. You will still have to go through US Immigration and security though.


    Thank you so much for that helpful information!!


    Nov 6, 2014
    am travelling from chennai to san antonio > Chenai > London > dallas or Chennai > frankfurt > Houston do I need a transit visa in London, frankfurt , dalls or houston for proceeding to SAN ANTONIO.


    Assuming you are an Indian citizen, you will need a visitor Visa for the United States. Not a transfer Visa. For both London or Frankfurt you will need a transfer visa from those respective countries.


  • International conection
    Nov 2, 2014
    Hello, I am traveling to Guatemala from Colorado, with a connection in DFW. Do I need to claim my bags in DFW and then recheck them, or do I go directly to my international departure gate?


    You do not have to do anything with your bags when leaving the US. You can just go directly to your departure gate.


  • Do I have to take luggage for a 10 hour layover in Dallas?
    Nov 2, 2014
    I am flying from Calgary, Canada to Miami, Florida, has a 10 hours layover in Dallas, will my luggage be sent from Calgary to Miami directly? Just wonder if I have to drag my luggage around until the next morning for a 5 am connecting flight? Is there a higher chance of my luggage of being lost if it sits in the airport for 10 hours to the next connecting flight? Thanks


    You should be able to have your bags sent to Miami, but check with the agent in Calgary.


  • Connecting through dallas
    Oct 22, 2014
    Hello. We are heading from Vancouver Canada go Dallas with a 50minute layover and connecting to Orlando. Both flights are American airlines. Is that enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time. you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver and in Dallas, the Skylink Train connects all terminals inside security.




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