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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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.