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my Husband ad 10 year old son are travelling today from from London. They are irish and both have ESTA clearance. Their London flight is delayed. how much time will they need to get from gate D23 to gate B30? they are travelling onward to Waco
DO I NEED GO THROUGH CUSTOMS WHEN CONNECT FROM AA128 TO AA3710 AT DFW? IF AA128 ARRIVE AT TERMINAL D AND AA3710 DEPT AT TERMINAL B, HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR CONNECT? THKS!
It would help if you would specify where AA128 and AA3710 were coming from/going to.
AA128 is coming from PVG Shanghai to DFW, so YES you will definitely have to go through US Customs and Immigration. The rule in the US is that all travelers MUST go through US Customs and Immigration at the first point of entry into the US.
You should plan on a minimum of 2 hours, 3 hours to be safe. I assume you are a Chinese citizen with a Chinese passport. You will therefore not be allowed to use the Automated (computerized) Passport kiosks and MUST talk to a Customs officer face-to-face. The lines can get quite long, especially for the Shanghai flight.
Sources: I work at DFW Customs
THANK YOU FOR YOU REPLY. I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE YOU MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MY ORIGINAL QUESTION. I BOOKED TWO INTERNATION FLIGHTS AT CTRIP, THE FIRST ONE IS FROM SHANHGHAI PUDONG(PVG) TO DALLAS (DFW) TERNINAL D AND THEN I WILL CONNECT TO SECOND INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT AA3710 AN HOUR AND HALF LATER AT (DFW) FROM AN YET UNKNOWN TERMINAL AND GATE TO MONTREAL, CANADA, MY QUESTION IS 'DO I HAVE TO GO THROUGH U.S.A. CUSTOMERS WHEN MAKING THIS CONNECTION AT DFW? THANKS AGAIN!
What do I have to do to transfer from an AA domestic to AA international flight at DFW? Do I have to claim luggage and then re-check? Re-screen through TSA? AA just reduced my layover from 2 hours to 1 and I don't feel this is enough time.
Assuming all your flights are on one single reservation, your luggage will be checked all the way to your FINAL destination. This is because all flight legs are on AA, who provides free luggage transfers as a courtesy to you.
There will be no need to claim luggage @ DFW and then recheck.
1 hour should be sufficient time ASSUMING 1) the inbound plane is on time and 2) You get clear directions from a knowledgeable person once you land on how to get to the Skylink train and where to take the train to your next gate. You should not have to rescreen or go through Security again at DFW assuming you came off a US domestic flight. The Skylink train is truly the fastest way to get from terminal to terminal and the only reason DFW can operate with such minimal connection times.