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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 blue and green 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 blue and greens 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 green 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
  • 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
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 Aug 29, 17, 8:17 pm
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Rumors today said CX will add DFW-HKG as one of its new route. If this turns out to be turn, I am eager to see how it impacts AA125 upgrade with SWU...
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Very satisfying discussion

Had an interesting situation which I must admit had me worried in terms of checking through from FLL>DFW>LHR.

Background was I was booked through BA to fly American routing LHR>MIA then MIA>EYW and finally PBI>DFW>LHR in international Business and domestic First.
One ticket, issued by BA, one BA PNR, and one AA PNR which enable me to
make my seat selection.
What then happened was that the schedule of the PBI>DFW sector changed and the solution was to switch to an FLL>DFW flight.
I had hoped to get one of the morning / early afternoon flights but they were fully booked in First but we got the last two seats on flight which gives us 1hr 12 mins to make the connection to AA50.
No problem on the face of it as 1hr 12min is normally fine to transit Dom>Int through DFW but then I started to get worried.

What caused my concern was that although I still only had one BA PNR which showed the whole itinerary, I now had two tickets (BA had issued a new ticket for the FLL>DFW sector and AA had given this sector a new PNR.

So on the face of it, I now had an American to American connection through DFW, of a scheduled 1 hr 12mins but with two ticket numbers and two PNR. The thing that concerned me was that
a) I might not be able to check through from FLL to LHR and would not have sufficient time to reclaim my bags and recheck in for my DFW>LHR sector
b) if I did not make the connection the fact that I am in two tickets/PNR would allow AA to say it was my problem, so I phoned AA. Agent understood my concerns and whilst she felt there would be no
problem had to go off and check with a supervisor.
Result was that I am definitely all right, as the second PNR includes the three sectors from the original booking, even though I still have to use the original PNR to manage those sectors and my seat selections.
The one thing they did recommend is that, when checking in at FLL I use the second PNR for my DFW>LHR check in even though my seat selection is actually still recorded against the original PNR

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Old Sep 5, 17, 8:57 am
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Not as familiar with AA program, but I feel the agent is right - rules should revert to original, i.e. you should be protected in case of irrops.

Alternatively, if earlier flights are sold out in first (does not apply if sold out completely), AA exit rows and bulkhead seat are quite comfortable, and SoFla - DFW is a short hop. Not as comfortable in regular coach, and domestic FC pax don't show up on a regular basis and you may get a bump up to first.
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Old Sep 6, 17, 6:32 pm
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Lil help with 55 min layover international flight.

Hi All - My wife and I are planning to fly from Newark to Quito Ecuador. We have a transfer in Dallas-Fort Worth. The layover is 55 minutes. Is this enough time? Do we have to go through Immigration? Any input appreciated..!
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Old Sep 6, 17, 6:34 pm
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There's no immigration to clear on the way out of the US. 55 min should be enough time as long as your arrival in Quito isn't absolutely critical (have a nonrefundable tour or cruise booked, or similar).
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Old Sep 6, 17, 6:41 pm
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You do not need to do anything in DFW besides be ready to board your flight and show your passport when boarding. Your bags (if any) should transfer from EWR all the way to UIO on their own as long as it's all in one reservation. I assume it's all on AA right? Keep in mind even if you are delayed and only have lets say 30min connection, it's possible your bags would miss the flight even if you don't. Again that is if you're checking bags which I assume you will.

I would not recommend a 55minute connection personally. Sure it is do-able since all you will have to do is deplane in DFW and make your way to the Quito flight. That being said, you do not allow yourself a lot of time if anything goes wrong. There's only one non stop for DFW to Quito that I am aware of, so if you miss it you are likely looking at having to stay over in DFW a day.

If the money saved is worth it to you then go for it. For me, if there is something you can take to DFW earlier to give yourself a few hours, I would do that. Obviously is the cost is a lot more and you don't feel it's worth it, then that's up to you.
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This is within MCT or AA would not book it as a single ticket (I presume this is one ticket). But, it is well below SCT (Sensible Connect Time).

If your inbound flight is late and you misconnect, you are stuck for at least a day waiting for the next UIO service and likely with lousy seats. Take an earlier flight from NYC.
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Thanks for the advice. I am now looking into flying into MIA as they have multiple flights to Quito. Once in Quito we will be staying overnight and catching an early morning Avianca flight to Manta, Ecuador. I have another question on the return flight from Manta to Quito. The flight from Manta arrives in Quito at 9:05pm. Our flight on AA from Quito leaves at 11:30pm. Is two hours and change enough time to get our luggage and get processed to board our flight home?

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Originally Posted by Harmoncove View Post
Thanks for the advice. I am now looking into flying into MIA as they have multiple flights to Quito. Once in Quito we will be staying overnight and catching an early morning Avianca flight to Manta, Ecuador. I have another question on the return flight from Manta to Quito. The flight from Manta arrives in Quito at 9:05pm. Our flight on AA from Quito leaves at 11:30pm. Is two hours and change enough time to get our luggage and get processed to board our flight home?

Oof. I am assuming your Avianca flights are on a different ticket. If so, this is more risky than the 55-min DFW connection, as you have no recourse in the event of a delayed/cancelled flight.
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In general, I'm not a fan of short connections, so I think you're doing the right thing by looking at alternatives to that 55-minute DFW connection. To put it in perspective, even if all your flights are on time, by the time you get off the plane at DFW, your connection to Quito would already have started boarding.

As for your return flights, I like to allow the least three hours for flights on separate tickets. I actually prefer more (four or five is ideal), but I am risk averse after having been bitten in the past. I'd consider either an earlier flight back to Quito or an overnight stay before your return.
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Old Sep 6, 17, 10:27 pm
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I am also one to agree on not doing 2 hours on a separate ticket with Avianca and AA. Like others said, you don't get to Quito in time from Manta, AA does not have to do anything for you. I am not saying they certainly won't, but it's a very very risky proposition.

Like others have said, this is even riskier than the 55 min connection. Also like said above, if you have to do separate tickets like that, do Manto to Quito at least the morning of, if not the day before to be safe.
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I've had issues in Quito before where I believe the AA staff is contracted. They were not very helpful and I'd avoid any possible problems there.
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55 minutes is enough time if your EWR flight arrives on schedule and you prepare yourself with an understanding of DFW ahead of time, so you can quickly move to the Skylink stations to connect to (presumably) Terminal D.
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It's been a while since I have had a flight out of Terminal D at DFW, so I am looking for tips/advice

Tomorrow (Friday 8th September) I am flying to LHR (AA 50, 3:55 PM departure). Plan is to check in, check a bag, use PreCheck, then head to the Admiral's Club. Which doors should I enter and have the Lyft driver drop me off at? I believe there is PreCheck at around A20. But is it always open?

Really, I don;t want to walk in the wrong door only to have a long walk to go to the Business Class check in desk manned by a person and then have to walk a long way to get to the PreCheck lane.

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Old Sep 7, 17, 10:36 pm
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The checkpoint near D30 is more likely to have precheck open than the one at D22. The AA first/business check in desk is just to the left of it.

The Admirals Club is between D23 and D24. While that's closer to the D22 checkpoint, it's a fairly short walk to the left from the D30 checkpoint, due to the corner cut-through passage ways in terminal D.
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