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AA Guide: DFW / Dallas - Fort Worth International Airport - MCT, Connection, etc

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Check-in times Link for current information.

In most locations, you must be checked in:

At least 45 minutes before scheduled departure, for flights within the United States

At least 60 minutes before scheduled departure, for flights to or from airports outside of the United States


If you’re beginning travel from any of several airports operating u Dee more restrictive check in times, follow the link above, as the check-in period is longer.
Link to DFW airport website

Link to aa.com DFW page

General Information

Despite it's size and five terminals, DFW is a fairly easy airport to navigate and connect though. If you have any difficulty, look around for kiosks / booths staffed by volunteer Ambassadors - they can usually be spotted wearing "ten gallon" cowboy hats. They offer maps and terminal guides (which include dining and shopping information).
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DFW Ambasadors - look for the "Ask Me" button

Peculiarities: DFW can be severely affected by rare winter ice or snow, and summer thunderstorms. Lightning effectively shuts the flight line down. This is AA's prime hub; over 80% of aircraft movements here are AA, so knock-on effects during lengthy OSO / IROPS can manifest themselves systemwide.

Note: DFW Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program (TRIP): DFW is undergoing a fairly extensive terminals refurbishment program, and parts of terminals A, B and E have been under construction/ refurbishment, as are some parking garages, so changes in security screening, etc. are common. See here for further information and updates.

DFW all Terminals , SkyLink and DART Exit Map


Operating terminals and gates

AA operates flights out of terminals A, B, C, D; as of March 2016 AmericanEagle by ExpressJet use Terminal E with AA partner Alaska and others.
  • Terminal A is the ex-international terminal, used for domestic flights (see TRIP note)
  • Terminal B is usually used for regional (American Eagle branded) flights (see TRIP note)
  • Terminal C is usually used for domestic flights
  • Terminal D is the current international terminal; most AA international flights depart here, as well as all partner and Lufthansa international flights.
  • Terminal E is used by some AA regional and ExpressJet CRJ flights (E34-E38) as of 3 Mar 2016, AA partner Alaska (and others) (see TRIP note)
  • Terminal "V" or VIRT means an actual gate has not been assigned yet

* may always be subject to change

DFW American Airlines Terminals Map:
Ticket Counters and Hours of Operation Link
Please use link to check today's hours; below accurate 8 Mar 2016

Terminal AA8 - A15: full service and self-service check-in, Daily: 4 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
A16 - A23: full service and self-service check-in, Daily: 4:30 a.m. - 10:15 p.m.

Terminal BB6: Daily: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m.
B30: Daily: 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Terminal CC2 - C15: self-service check-in, Daily: 4 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
C16 - C25: Full service and self-service check-in, Daily: 3 a.m. - 10:15 p.m.
C26 - C39: Self-service check-in, Daily: 4 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Terminal D D1 - D18: Self-service check-in, Daily: 4 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
D20 - D40: Full service and self-service check-in, Daily: 4 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Terminal E (American Eagle by ExpressJet CRJ flights) E34 – E38: Full service and self-service check-in, Daily: 5 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.

AA Headquarters CTO / City Ticketing Office 4333 Amon Carter Blvd? (at Sovereign Rd. across from USPS), Fort Worth, TX
Lobby, on left prior to security; free visitor parking. Weekdays, 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Alternative for ticketing, voucher use, etc.
Check-in and ticketing at DFW and check in times Link

Flagship Check-in: NO

Minimum time for checking in and arriving at the gate

To better ensure an on-time departure, our goal is to close the jetbridge door 10 minutes before departure time. This allows all customers to board and stow their belongings. (AA may release your seat if you show up at your gates less than fifteen minutes prior to scheduled departure.)

To retain your pre-reserved seat on a confirmed flight, make sure to follow the minimum check in and gate arrival times.*

For flights within and between the U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands:
  • Minimum check-in is at least 30 minutes before scheduled departure in most locations
  • Arrive at the gate and be ready to board at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure; gates close 10minutes prior to departure. Early boarding and departure are not unknown.




For flights originating outside the U.S. or flights departing the U.S. for an international destination:
  • Minimum check-in is at least 60 minutes before scheduled departure except in Buenos Aires, Dublin and Maracaibo, Venezuela
    • Arrive at the gate and be ready to board at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure Upgrades May be cleared prior to announced boarding times, regardless of your position on the list.


Minimum time to check baggage

To help us get your bag on the same flight with you, present your bag to an airline representative for check-in no later than the cutoff time.

For flights within and between the U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands:Check bags at least 45 minutes prior to scheduled departure at DFW

For flights departing the U.S. for an international destination:Check bags at least 60 minutes prior to scheduled departure

Time to baggage delivery: minimum 20 minutes
Getting from concourse to concourse

Landside, one can use the terminal link orange vans (see below), but it's faster and easier to use Sky Link.

Airside elevated bidirectional Sky Link is the easiest way to get around
  • bi-directional system connects all five terminals and is the shortest route to your stop while inside of security.
  • Free service
  • Trains arrive every two minutes
  • Average ride time of five minutes
  • Maximum ride time of nine minutes between farthest points
  • Easy access to other terminals’ shops and restaurants


Station escalator/elevator locations:
  • Terminal A: Between A13 and A16 and between A29 and A34
  • Terminal B: Between B9 and B12 and between B28 and B31
  • Terminal C: Between C8 and C12 and between C27 and C32
  • Terminal D: Between D11 and D20 and between D24 and D34
  • Terminal E: Between E8 and E11 and between E31 and E32


Walking between terminals
  • Terminals A-C and B-D (international) are connected at the ends by departures level walkways; the people mover belts on these walkways have been out of service at least for years. Estimate at least a five to ten minute walk between A and C, B and D, more if gates are farther from the connector.
  • Terminals A and B are connected by overhead walkways (escalator or lift / elevator). This walkway is serviced by working people mover belts, all of which are out of service as of 7/18/19. Courtesy carts use this route by using lifts.
  • Terminals C and D (international) are connected by overhead walkways (escalator or lift / elevator). This walkway is serviced by working people mover belts.


There is no need to leave the secure area to move from one concourse to another. *Exceptions are arriving international flights. In such case one must normally clear immigration and customs, reclaim bags and proceed through security.

Landside free interterminal transportation

Terminal Link's orange vans arrive every 10 minutes and will transfer you between all terminals once outside of security.
  • Free service
  • No ticket or pass of any kind is needed to board
  • Service available between 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • To request van pick-up between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m., call 972 574 LINK (5465)
  • All vans are wheelchair accessible


Two easy-to-locate orange pick-up/drop-off areas are located outside baggage claim areas of each terminal. Follow the Terminal Link signs to reach the nearest pick-up/drop-off area:Terminal AEntry A10 serving Gates A1-18
Entry A24 serving Gates A18-39

Terminal B Entry B12 serving Gates B12-B25
Entry B25 serving Gates B25-B49

Terminal C Entry C12 serving Gates 1-14
Entry C24 serving Gates 15-25

Terminal D Entry atLower Level D17 serving Gates D1-D22
Entry at Lower Level D24 serving Gates D23-D40

Terminal E Entry at E7 serving Gates E1-E10
Entry E31 serving Gates E31-34 (American Eagle by ExpressJet)
Security at DFW

Link to DFW Airport Security information (including checkpoints and hours)


Note: coming out from immigration and customs, you may find yourself near the D22 and possible lengthy queues through TSA security. As swag says in a post, "D has multiple checkpoints, all easily walkable, and any ticketed passenger can use any one of them. If you find yourself facing a long line at D22, it may be worthwhile to walk down to D18 or D30."

Note: D22 has PreCheck but may be closed; D30 PreCheck is open most of the time.

Link to AA Flyer Guide wiki DFW Security

Priority Access lines available at Terminals A, C and D.

PreCheck lines are available at A20, C20, D22, D30 and E18; none at Terminal B.
MCT: Minimum and reasonable connection times at DFW

Q. What is the Domestic to Domestic or Domestic to International Minimum Connection Time (MCT)?

The MCT for Domestic to Domestic or Domestic to International is 40 mins.

There are other MCT's for specific connections including:
-Connections from Terminal E to Terminal E 30 mins
-Connections to/from ERD/ER4 aircraft 50 mins
-Connections to/from Terminal E to other Terminals 50 mins
-Connections from a US Pre-Clearance airport 60 mins

Q . What is the MCT for International to Domestic?

The MCT for International to Domestic is 80 mins, or 85 mins if arriving off a widebody aircraft. 85 mins is applicable for most all long haul destinations in Europe, Asia, South America, etc.

There are other MCT's for specific connections including:
-Connections to Terminal E 90 mins
-Connections to/from ERD/ER4 aircraft 90 mins

Q. If I am making an international to international connection, what is the process?

There is no international transit process in most U.S.A. airports, but (DFW and MIA have a ITI baggage exception for international to international if arriving from some "approved" international origins). Arriving internationally, unless you have been pre-cleared or are excused by meeting ITI requirements as described here, you must proceed through U. S. immigration (there are kiosks and a fast channel for Global Entry approved passengers, and a "green line" for those with no checked bags), recover your baggage from the baggage carousel and proceed through U. S. Customs. There is a "green line" shortcut for passengers traveling only with carry-on baggage (no checked luggage) and there are Global Entry kiosks and a short cut to Global Entry queues.

Upon exiting Customs there is a bag drop facility; drop your checked connecting baggage, exit to the landside arrivals area.

NOTE: if your connection exceeds 11 hours or entails remaining overnight, you will normally be required to take your baggage with you and re-check it within ~four hours of departure.

NOTE: Any liquids in excess of security allowance will have to either be packed in checked baggage or, in the case of duty free purchases at your origin (or in air from other airlines), presented in STEB (Secure, Tamper Evident Bags) with receipts to TSA

Proceed to the kiosks to get boarding passes for your ongoing travel, or check in and re-check your baggage, then proceed through TSA security to airside (see the "DFW Security" section). Your international departure will be from Terminal D, also your international arrival terminal.

See DFW / Dallas Ft. Worth Connection & Times - Domestic & International (consolidated)
DFW dining, services and shopping

Lounges: please see the Lounge Dashboard "sticky" for further lounges information at DFW

Admirals Clubs and Lounges:
  • Terminal A: Admirals Club across from gate A-24
  • Terminal B: Admirals Club Service Center across from gates B-5 and -6
  • Terminal C: Admirals Club across from gates C-19 and -20
  • Terminal D: Admirals Club, and coming Premium lounge near gate D-23;NOTE: offers new Flagship Dining
  • Terminal E: Admirals Club at top of escalator on Mezzanine level
  • American Express Centurion Lounge take lift opposite gate D-17
  • BA, LH, QF and QR have their own lounges between D-21 and D-22
  • The Club at DFW (Pay, Diners, Priority Pass) between D-21 and D-22
  • Terminal E: Delta Sky Club
  • DFW Airport Travel Lounges are free, offer warm lighting, comfortable lounge and workstation seating, and power outlets at every seat; near gates A29, B8, B28, C8, C27, E8, E31


Dining, Shopping Link to DFW services, dining guide and interactive map

See here for shopping and dining changes.

AA Employee Store: Link: (open to the public) Shop for AA ware, baggage, memorabilia, etc. at Gate C-2

Currency exchange: Travelex at D11, D22 (Outside Security), D24, D36, E8, Intl Re-Check.

WiFi / wireless service: Free AT&T Wireless Hot Spot throughout airport

Device Power Charging: DFW Airport Travel Lounge - B28, C8, C27, E8
Free Power Stations - A10, C6, C20, C27, C35, D21, D23, D30, D40, E10, E37 (also see DFW Travel Lounges above)
Guest Services Center - B14

Disabled and VIP Services

For disability assistance contact AA Special Assistance services (no fee) (link)

For VIP gate to gate connections (fee), see AA Five Star Service (link)

Smoking: No smoking in terminalsTerminal A Admirals Club and D Club smoking rooms are closed)

Rental cars: The Rental Car Center is located at 2424 E. 38th St, DFW Airport, TX, near the south entrance of the Airport and is served by 10 companies. Link. Arriving Passengers: After collecting your baggage, follow the Rental Car signs to the designated pick-up area on the lower level of the terminal. From there, board the Rental Car shuttle bus. Buses run 24 hours a day, depart (theoretically) every five minutes and reach the Rental Car Center in approximately 10 minutes.

Departing Passengers: Before your departing flight, please return your vehicle at the Rental Car Center. For transportation from the facility to your terminal, board the Rental Car Shuttle. The Rental Car Shuttle runs 24 hours a day and departs every five minutes from the facility.

Animal Relief Areas: (all land side)Terminal A: Lower level grassy areas.

Terminal B: Lower level grassy areas.

Terminal C: Lower level grassy areas.

Terminal D: Lower level, outside the D30/D31 baggage claim area by the parking garage and at D18.

Terminal E: Lower level grassy areas.
DFW Parking

There are Valet, Terminal, Express and Remote parking options. See here for options, pricing and interactive guides.

Disability Parking: see Link

Cell phone lot (none)
DFW transportation

Public transport

Metro DART Orangle Line to Dallas. Take from entry near Terminal A, A-10. Take the elevator to the lower level, then walk to the right and follow the signs.

TRE / Trinity Rail Express to Dallas and Ct. Worth. NO SERVICE SUNDAYS. Take free bus to Remote south Parking; take connecting bus to CentrePort/DFW Airport station.

Shared Vans: City Shuttle, L.L.C. shared van service 1.240.760.1998

Go Yellow Checker Airport Shuttle shared vans to Ft. Worth hotels. Board at upper level roadway marked areas.

Taxi: at every terminal; see DFW Taxi Guide for prices, etc.

App Based Transportation (Uber and Lyft)
When using these services for pick-up, exit the terminal and proceed to the Shared Ride sign.
Airport and Area hotels

DFW has many hotels, most served by shuttles, many nearby options.

There are two hotels at DFW, both connected to terminals. They tend to be rather pricey and fill up quickly.Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport Hotel at Terminal C (link)

Grand Hyatt DFW Hotel at Terminal D (international terminal) (link

There is a "Minute Suites" cubicle hotel (with rental showers) that rent by the hour or eight hour period near gate D-23 at Terminal D. (link. (Terminal A has a Minute Suites planned for 2016.)

There are several lower priced hotels with shuttles. These and "alternative" sleeping or rest opportunities are listed hereon sleepinginairports.net. This page includes many helpful listings - baggage storage, lounges, where to sleep in the airport, etc.

During Off Schedule Operations / Irregular Operations, cots with blankets and pillows are available for affected passengers.

During OSO / IROPS, AA will generally not offer hotel and meal vouchers for disruptions from causes not directly under the airline's control (such as weather). You may be able to at least get "distressed traveler" certificates for lower rates from AA, or you may be able to request distressed traveler rates from reservations center's or properties.
Is there anything to do at DFW?

See DFW / Dallas-Ft. Worth Layover Questions (consolidated) ...

You can visit the

C. R. Smith Museum (AA history, DC-3 Flagship Detroit, gift shop)
4601 Texas HWY 360 at FAA Rd
Fort Worth, Texas 76155
817-967-1560
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9:00-5:00, Sunday 1:00 - 5:00; Closed Monday
Cost: $7.00, $4.00 seniors 65 or +, students w/ ID, children 2-17, military
Getting there: taxi; (unofficial: take crew shuttle if space available to Conference and Training Center, get dropped at the Museum).

See FT DFW and the AA / C. R. Smith Museum in Dallas (consolidated)

Do I have time to go to Dallas?

A minimum of six hours would be suggested for "going to town".
Other resources
  • Link to AA FAQ: Will I make my connection?

  • Link to AA Flyer Guide wiki: Minimum Connecting Times

  • Link to AA Lounge Dashboard (guide to AA and other lounges)

  • Link: to DFW connection guide in Texas forum

  • Link: to DFW layover guide in Texas Forum

  • Link: to DFW Employee Store (open to the public) Shop for AA ware, baggage, memorabilia, etc. at Gate C-2
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Old Apr 9, 2023, 4:22 pm
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Last night my sister (with three kids aged 6, 8, and 10) was connecting SJD-DFW-MSN with about 90 minutes connecting time. Not ideal, I was worried she might not make it-- but neither of those cities have many flights per day, so she took it. Flight from SJD was 13 minutes late (ATC, according to AA rep at DFW). Sister didn't have many slowdowns-- went through immigration, waited a few minutes for their (total) one bag, went through security (she has TSA Pre but it was closed on a Saturday at 8pm), and ran to gate with the kids. Arrived 9 minutes before departure time.
Gate closed, no luck.
THIRTEEN pax in total arrived to gate before STD, and yes I'm aware of the 15 minute rule; maybe it was oversold??
But in my mind giving away seats to standby pax would be more for pax originating in DFW who were no-showing.
AA knew where these pax were coming from. Last flight of the night to MSN.
Not a good look. Ready for everyone to blame my sister for this.
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Old Apr 9, 2023, 5:31 pm
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Originally Posted by kyushuman
Last night my sister (with three kids aged 6, 8, and 10) was connecting SJD-DFW-MSN with about 90 minutes connecting time. Not ideal, I was worried she might not make it-- but neither of those cities have many flights per day, so she took it. Flight from SJD was 13 minutes late (ATC, according to AA rep at DFW). Sister didn't have many slowdowns-- went through immigration, waited a few minutes for their (total) one bag, went through security (she has TSA Pre but it was closed on a Saturday at 8pm), and ran to gate with the kids. Arrived 9 minutes before departure time.
Gate closed, no luck.
THIRTEEN pax in total arrived to gate before STD, and yes I'm aware of the 15 minute rule; maybe it was oversold??
But in my mind giving away seats to standby pax would be more for pax originating in DFW who were no-showing.
AA knew where these pax were coming from. Last flight of the night to MSN.
Not a good look. Ready for everyone to blame my sister for this.
It is pathetic how AA refuses to wait until the scheduled departure time (on the last flight of the night, to add insult to injury), for their connecting passengers that they know have arrived on their inbound flight. They are hamstrung by their own rules and cannot use any common sense.
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Old Apr 25, 2023, 8:55 am
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Originally Posted by kyushuman
Last night my sister (with three kids aged 6, 8, and 10) was connecting SJD-DFW-MSN with about 90 minutes connecting time. Not ideal, I was worried she might not make it-- but neither of those cities have many flights per day, so she took it. Flight from SJD was 13 minutes late (ATC, according to AA rep at DFW). Sister didn't have many slowdowns-- went through immigration, waited a few minutes for their (total) one bag, went through security (she has TSA Pre but it was closed on a Saturday at 8pm), and ran to gate with the kids. Arrived 9 minutes before departure time.
Gate closed, no luck.
THIRTEEN pax in total arrived to gate before STD, and yes I'm aware of the 15 minute rule; maybe it was oversold??
But in my mind giving away seats to standby pax would be more for pax originating in DFW who were no-showing.
AA knew where these pax were coming from. Last flight of the night to MSN.
Not a good look. Ready for everyone to blame my sister for this.

Ugg,

Thanks for posting.

Just had an October Non-Stop CUN-PHX changed to a CUN-DFW-PHX with 90 minutes connection.

Looks like I should look for a longer connection.
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Old May 8, 2023, 7:59 am
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That is a bit discouraging. I have MEX-DFW-HEL coming up tomorrow with a 1h40 connection. I'm not a US citizen so no global entry or whatever. I have OWE.

Any tips on making it? I guess immigration is only one point so can only hope for luck with that, but what about security afterwards? Are there any quicker checkpoints than the "default" one that I exit to from customs?

No checked bags, hopefully (though I heard you can do an I:i connection?)
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Old May 8, 2023, 8:13 am
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Originally Posted by mpkz
That is a bit discouraging. I have MEX-DFW-HEL coming up tomorrow with a 1h40 connection. I'm not a US citizen so no global entry or whatever. I have OWE.

Any tips on making it? I guess immigration is only one point so can only hope for luck with that, but what about security afterwards? Are there any quicker checkpoints than the "default" one that I exit to from customs?

No checked bags, hopefully (though I heard you can do an I:i connection?)
When you exit customs, if the lines for security at the top of the escalator are long, then curve back around to the left past the elevators for the Grand Hyatt and there will be another security checkpoint around D30, in the middle of the AA check in area. The lines are typically much shorter there.
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Old May 8, 2023, 8:39 am
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My 20 year old (5 weeks short of her 21st birthday) daughter has an over night connection next month flying LHR-DFW-YVR. Arriving DFW 17:00hrs departing 09.30hrs next morning.

Lots of the airport hotels seem to have a minimum 21 check in policy. Do any of the DFW hotels allow checkin at 20? As she is transiting DFW for the first time I am hoping to make the process as simple and safe as possible. She is Oneworld Sapphire (BA) so would have access to the AA Admirals Clubs and Flagship lounges whilst they are open but would prefer to find a hotel for the night rather than spend 16hrs in the terminals.
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Old May 8, 2023, 9:10 am
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Originally Posted by mpkz
That is a bit discouraging. I have MEX-DFW-HEL coming up tomorrow with a 1h40 connection. I'm not a US citizen so no global entry or whatever. I have OWE.

Any tips on making it? I guess immigration is only one point so can only hope for luck with that, but what about security afterwards? Are there any quicker checkpoints than the "default" one that I exit to from customs?

No checked bags, hopefully (though I heard you can do an I:i connection?)
I made it through customs and immigration on DFW two weeks ago in just 5 minutes. I might have been lucky because there was no que. Check if it is other international flights landing in the sam time.

Should be same terminal for your next flight.
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Old May 8, 2023, 10:28 am
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Originally Posted by davvelavve
I made it through customs and immigration on DFW two weeks ago in just 5 minutes. I might have been lucky because there was no que. Check if it is other international flights landing in the sam time.

Should be same terminal for your next flight.
The flight from MEX arrives at the worst possible time, 15:10, when wait times are the longest. The flight from HEL to DFW arrived around the same time last time and it took me about 20 minutes for immigration, 5-10 minutes to walk to security (no checked bags) and another 10-15 minutes for security. So this would still be doable, but I was one of the first off the plane and the immigration queue grew very long behind me (including probably the flight from MEX that day). MEX is schedule to arrive before HEL and a few others but some bad luck like a delay or the others arriving early will make it a very tight connection.

Is there any way to cut the line for tight connections?
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Old May 8, 2023, 2:22 pm
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Originally Posted by cwl
She is Oneworld Sapphire (BA) so would have access to the AA Admirals Clubs and Flagship lounges whilst they are open but would prefer to find a hotel for the night rather than spend 16hrs in the terminals.
There is self-service for alcoholic beverages in the Flagship Lounges, so customers younger than 21 years old are not permitted to enter unless accompanied by an adult who is at least 21 years old (Flagship Lounge terms and conditions).

Originally Posted by mpkz
Is there any way to cut the line for tight connections?
You should be flagged by AA as a passenger with a tight connection (under two hours). An agent should meet you on or near the exit from the jet bridge and provide you with a bright orange oneworld "Express Connection" card, which should speed your way through immigration, customs and TSA security screening.
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Old May 8, 2023, 9:57 pm
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Originally Posted by TWA884
You should be flagged by AA as a passenger with a tight connection (under two hours). An agent should meet you on or near the exit from the jet bridge and provide you with a bright orange oneworld "Express Connection" card, which should speed your way through immigration, customs and TSA security screening.
Wonderfully reassuring, thanks for the info. I guess I just flash the card to someone in the immigration hall?
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Old May 18, 2023, 11:28 am
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Hi,

Will fly PHX - DFW - LHR in AA First/Flagship first and have a 2.5h connection before teh LHR flight departs at 11pm.

Is Flagship dining open that late? Will I have enough time to enjoy (vs rush through the meal)?
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Old May 18, 2023, 12:34 pm
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Originally Posted by blitzen
Hi,

Will fly PHX - DFW - LHR in AA First/Flagship first and have a 2.5h connection before teh LHR flight departs at 11pm.

Is Flagship dining open that late? Will I have enough time to enjoy (vs rush through the meal)?
According to aa.com the DFW Flagship Dining closes at 10pm. Assuming you arrive on time at 8:30pm this should be plenty of time to chill and enjoy a meal and a few drinks. The Flagship Lounge closes at 10:15pm so you can just move outside once FFD closes to wait a few mins until boarding is called.

https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/...rst-dining.jsp
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Old May 23, 2023, 10:00 pm
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Hi all and thanks in advance. In a few weeks I'll be transiting through FRA-DFW-LAS with AA. I understand the FRA-DFW will arrive at D and it could be any other terminal that my DFW-LAS flight will depart from.

I am OWE with QF and arriving on a ESTA/Visa waiver. FRA-DFW arrival scheduled for 1422 (but I understand AA71 arrival times vary greatly) with AA2360 to LAS departing at 1650. Do I have enough time to go through customs and back into Terminal D to wait out some time in the AA Flagship F lounge before any trek to another terminal? How much time should I allow to get to other terminals? Or I should I just go to any other AA lounge in the other terminals?

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Old May 23, 2023, 11:00 pm
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Originally Posted by chooms
Hi all and thanks in advance. In a few weeks I'll be transiting through FRA-DFW-LAS with AA. I understand the FRA-DFW will arrive at D and it could be any other terminal that my DFW-LAS flight will depart from.

I am OWE with QF and arriving on a ETSA/Visa waiver. FRA-DFW arrival scheduled for 1422 (but I understand AA71 arrival times vary greatly) with AA2360 to LAS departing at 1650. Do I have enough time to go through customs and back into Terminal D to wait out some time in the AA Flagship F lounge before any trek to another terminal? How much time should I allow to get to other terminals? Or I should I just go to any other AA lounge in the other terminals?
I'd imagine you'd have time at the Flagship Lounge (FL), especially if your flight to LAS goes out of D. If not, you probably would have time to hang around in D at the FL before you would have to connect. The FL is right across from the Skylink train that would connect you to every other terminal. Take the SkyLink train transfer to your gate; there are stations in every terminal and trains continuously run once every 2 minutes. It shouldn't take you more than 15 minutes on the train to get to your departing terminal and another 5-10 minutes from the Skylink train link to walk to your gate.

Admirals Clubs are in terminals A, B, C, and E, but they're a far step down from the FL in D. I'm DFW based so I'll generally spend the time before the flight in the FL and then 15-20 minutes before boarding (if I'm not going out of D), make my way to the Skylink. By the time I get to the gate, usually boarding will have usually just begun.
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Old May 25, 2023, 12:11 am
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Hi DFW experts! Planning a trip for my relative, a novice. The best routing in terms of price and time is CMI-DFW-BUR with 51 minutes of connection time. Doable? The next best option is CMI-DFW-SNA with 2.5 hrs in DFW. Thanks.
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