Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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can anyone help and give tips on how to quickly get around DFW? i am arriving on british airlines from seattle domestic flight transferring at DFW to frankfurt international flight (flying business class) but only have 40 minutes! flying next Tuesday.
Both of your flights will be operated by American Airlines. You will arrive in Terminal A, C, or D and depart from Terminal D. The Skylink train connects all terminals and gates inside security. You have enough time if the first flight is on-time.
I've never traveled through DFW during Winter, and I know that can be one of the worst times for delays. My question is two parts; first of all, does DFW tend to have delays in December? And second of all, I'm traveling from Fort Smith, AR to College Station, TX via DFW in December. My experience (and what is also shown on Flightaware) is that the Fort Smith to Dallas flight lands at the far end of Terminal E, usually at E37 or E38. Flights from Dallas to College Station almost always go out of Terminal B, usually in the 20's or 30's. So, if my flight from Fort Smith were to be delayed, how long would I need to take the Skylink between the far end of E to B20-B30?
DFW doesn't usually have any abnormal winter weather. Fort Smith flights will not arrive in Terminal E as American doesn't use Terminal E. They will arrive in Terminal B.
How far are connections between American Airlines flights?
American uses Terminal A, B, C, and D. All gates are connected by the Skylink train inside security within 15 minutes.
My daughter will be arriving at DFW to terminal D from London Heathrow. She has no checked bags, does she have to leave the secure area to get on the skylink train to her next terminal for her domestic connecting flight, or since she has no bags to recheck can she just proceed without going back through security?
Once she clears customs she will be outside security. Then she'll go through security in Terminal D and take the Skylink to her departure gate.
j'ai un vol de JAC( départ 12H45) à DFW (arrivée à 16H31) par american air lines avec correspondance pour CDG (17H20) ai je le temps de réaliser la correspondance, est ce le même terminal d'arrivée et de départ?
Merci de votre réponse par retour
You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate on the Skylink train. You have enough time. You arrive in Terminal A, C, or D and depart from Terminal D.
Arriving from Australia on Qantas at 1pm and connecting to Mexico at 2.30pm - Is this connection time enough as they are both international flights? Many thanks
That is barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
Ok thanks, will try and see if there is a later flight!
I have a flight landing in DFW @ 1725 from Sacramento. I have a connecting flight to London Heathrow @ 1840. Am I going to make my connecting flight? I imagine I have to collect my bags and re load them?
You don't have to do anything with your bags. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate on the Skylink train. You have plenty of time.
On Jan. 20th, 2017, I arrive from Philadelphia on AA flight 542 at 9.55am. I have a connecting flight on AA flight number 1215 to Puerta Valarta, Mexico that leaves at 10:35am. Is 40 minutes sufficient time? Are the arriving and departing flights in the same terminal? Thanks.
You will arrive in Terminal A, C, or D and depart from Terminal D. The Skylink train connects all terminals and gates inside security. You have enough time if the first flight is on-time.
Hi ! I'll be passing thru DFW around Nov 30 on AA, coming from Peru and on my way to New Mexico...I'm US citizen. I can't find anywhere good detail info on the immigration/customs,etc. procedures I need to go through in this process. Can you give any help on that? I'm a lone Senior and a bit befuddled with all this. I will have about 2 hr 30 min to get to my NM connecting flight. Appreciate any help you can offer !
In DFW you will arrive in Terminal D, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and take the Skylink train to your departure gate. You have enough time.
Thank you...very helpful. About how much distance to have to walk between all these check points up until I get to the Skylink for departure gate?
It's not that far.
I'm going to have the following trips in December. May I please know if flight connection times below suffice? Do I have to go through immigration and security, as well as re-check in my luggage in Dallas? Thank you very much!

AA 1395 Minneapolis / Dallas 0652 0949
AA 2431 Dallas / Houston 1036 1145

AA 2353 Houston / Dallas 1435 1548
AA 1013 Dallas / Guatemala City 1640 1956

AA 1188 Guatemala City / Dallas 0705 1039
AA 61 Dallas / Tokyo (Narita) 1200 1645 +1
You don't have to do anything with your bags in Dallas in either direction. The connection in Dallas on your way from Guatemala City to Tokyo is fairly risky as you will have to go through US Immibration, Customs, and Security on that trip. The rest look fine.
Thank you very much for your reply. However, it looks like the flights from Guatemala City to Tokyo (i.e. AA1188 & AA61) is always the recommended option from AA official website as well as other travel agencies. As such, I suppose there should not be any major impact to most passengers historically. Regardless, is there any other recommendation that I can prepare to help expedite the process accordingly?