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  • Security checks
    Dec 1, 2015
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.


  • 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.


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