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  • Early Baggage Check
    Jan 28, 2016
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    I will arrive at the DFW airport in the early morning, but my international Qantas flight does not leave until after 9:00 p.m. that evening. How early can I check my bags for the international flight? I don't want to lug my baggage around all day! Any advice?

     

    The Qantas counter won't open until about 6 PM. You will have the company of your bags until then.

     

  • Leaving
    Jan 4, 2016
    1
    Due to the travel agency I used to book a round trip from Europe, I am finding an issue with my final destination since I was forced to make the final destination the SAME city that I originally will leave. I will leave Spain (A) and go through DFW (B) and am supposed to go to (C) as listed on my itinerary, however I need to get to (D) for my final destination and am thinking of just booking a one way ticket through DFW (B) -> to (D) and avoid getting on the plane to (C) altogether. When I go through customs at DFW (B), is it possible to just exit the airport, re-enter and check in for my flight to (D)? Or will they try to immediately take my bag after customs and send it off to (C) where I don't plan on going? Thank you in advance!

     

    You do have a chance to claim your bags and exit the airport in Dallas, however, if you book the ticket to your final destination on AA, there's a possibility that they will see that you have two reservations at the same time and cancel one of them.

     

  • Is re-screening necessary?
    Jan 1, 2015
    1
    I'm flying into DFW on an international AA flight, and I travel with a carry-on bag only (no checked luggage). After I process through immigrations, I need to transfer to a domestic flight. Since I will not have any checked luggage to claim, is it possible to stay within the security area (after immigrations) and transfer to my domestic flight without having to go through security and re-screening?

     

    You will have to go through security after you clear immigration and customs.

     

  • why was my AA flight arriving at DFW 12/28/15 cancelled?
    Apr 9, 2016
    2
    i just got an email saying my AA flight 2442 from LA (10:45am) to DFW (3:49pm) tomorrow monday, 12/28 has been cancelled. on interminable hold with AA....why was my flight cancelled???? what do i do now???

     

    Dallas has been pummeled by storms the past two days. It has severely impacted AA's operations through there. While the storm is supposed to have passed by tomorrow afternoon, lots of aircraft and crews are out of place because of the storm.

     

    If I'm flying from Kansas City to Brisbane via Dfw, can I check bags to Dfw and recheck to brisbane

     

  • Can I just walk out of DFW and not take a connecting one way flight
    Dec 8, 2015
    1
    I am scheduled to fly AA from PAR-ORD via DFW. I have a one way ticket, all AA. I would much rather do customs/immigration at DFW and just take my bags and head to a meeting in Dallas. Go back to ORD on a later day on a different ticket. I want to make sure that AA does not automatically transfer my bags to the flight to ORD. How does the customs and bag transfer process work at DFW for incoming international flights? Thanks

     

    They do not automatically transfer your bags, you have to claim them to go through US Customs in Dallas. After you go through customs you can rip the tags off and exit the airport.

     

  • Security checks
    Dec 1, 2015
    1
    We will be arriving on AA in terminal A and departing on AA from terminal D. In between, we'd like to use the United Lounge at terminal E. Do we need to go through separate security checks each time we go from one terminal to the other?

     

    No, the SkyLink train connects all terminals inside security.

     

  • DFW immigration procedure
    Jun 24, 2016
    4
    A friend from Germany is coming to visit us for Christmas. How does the airport immigration process work? It is automatized (machines) or in person? He does not speak much English.

     

    I'm assuming from your comments that he is a German citizen. If he has visited the US before using ESTA he can use the machines, if not he will have to wait in the agent line. This is the first step. Then he will claim his bags, and then go through US Customs (where he just has to hand them his customs form in most cases).

     

    Thanks for your helpful response. He has visited a few years ago, but is elderly and does not like machines. Can he just stand in line and see an agent?

     

    Yes, he should be able to.

     

    Please explaiin where to recheck the luggage at DFW when arriving from Madrid and then catching an American Eagle connection. Is this outside of the tram (secured) area and done I n a different terminal? If so, how does one get transported with bags from one terminal to the other to get back into domestic departures?

     

  • Customs and Layover time
    Nov 30, 2015
    1
    I am deciding between a few flights from PVR -DTW with a layover in DFW. One has 3:20 layover, the over 1:30, one has approx. 1:50. Also I have two young kids. What would be the minimum time without too much stress getting through customs and to the next terminal. Thanks

     

    I wouldn't be comfortable with less than 2 hours.

     

  • Minimum layover time question
    Nov 8, 2015
    1
    I have an AA flight from Belize to DFW arriving 8:18 pm, with a connecting AA flight from DFW to COS departing 9:55pm. What is the minimum time needed at DFW to clear customs and immigration and make a connecting domestice flight. Thank you.

     

    90 minutes is the minimum. That late in the evening you should be OK.

     

  • International connection
    Nov 7, 2015
    1
    I'm flying in December from Paris (CDG) to DFW and then continue to Mexico city, both flights are with American Airlines. The arrival and departure will both be from the terminal D. I am traveling for the first time through USA and I have no idea what I have to do when I'm there. I have 2hrs 55min between the flights, is it enough? How is the immigration part for connecting passengers? Will my luggage fly straight to MEX or do I need to go for them in DFW? Help would be much appreciated!

     

    You should have enough time. You should not have to claim and re-check your bags in DFW as you are on an international to international connection. You will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and security in DFW.

     

  • missed flight
    Nov 3, 2015
    1
    what is the SOP for when one misses a flight out of DFW to the UK? Will the flight be rescheduled for a fee or is a new ticket purchase required, and will the previous purchase go towards the replacement?

     

    If you miss your flight due to a late arriving flight you will simply be put on the next available flight, no fee. If you just show up at the airport late, you will be charged a change fee but likely not a change in fare. If you simply no-show then you will only get credit for the flight you missed minus a large change fee, unless you have a refundable ticket.

     

  • AA from Belize to DFW - AA from DFW to SEA - Time to clear customs
    Oct 28, 2015
    1
    I have an AA flight from Belize to DFW arriving 4:12 pm, with a connecting AA flight from DFW to SEA departing 6:40 pm. What is the minimum time needed at DFW to clear customs and immigration and make a connecting domestice flight. Thanks!

     

    That should be plenty of time.

     

  • 6 Hours in DFW
    Oct 19, 2015
    1
    Hello. I need some help. I'll travel to Hong Kong from Brazil in june 2016. My connection at DFW will be 6 hours. It will have time to wander a little of the city at that time?

     

    There isn't much city to wander in Dallas just kill some time in the airport.

     

  • Sydney to Fort Myers, Dallas Connection. Customs
    Jan 6, 2015
    1
    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
    Dec 26, 2014
    1
    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.

     

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