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Is 1 Hr 20 Min Enough To Clear Immigration  
User currently offlineWROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 958 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5051 times:

On the return leg from CUN to ORD we were booked with one hour 20 min layover in DFW. Is that enough time to clear customs and immigaration and run from Terminal D to Terminal A? I think not so the question is why the airline allows such booking especially with so many flights between DFW and ORD . What will happen if we miss our connecting flight?

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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25768 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5042 times:

Assuming things are on-time and customs is not backed up it can certainly be done. I've arrived and been out on the curb before as quick as 10mins with carry-on's.

If you miss your connection, then you will be standby for the next flight.



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User currently offlinejetblue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1459 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5037 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 1):

Assuming things are on-time and customs is not backed up it can certainly be done. I've arrived and been out on the curb before as quick as 10mins with carry-on's.

If you miss your connection, then you will be standby for the next flight.

I was about to post a similar thread, but I'm just going to ask here,

We will be arriving in ATL from CUN at 5:31PM and our flight to EWR departs at 7:20PM. Do we have enough time to clear immigration? How's the immigration in ATL? And the transfers from one flight to another, btw, we're flying with DL.

On a random note, is February (last week) a busy time for Cancun? or no?



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User currently offlineaeroflot001 From Argentina, joined Oct 2009, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4960 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 1):

Assuming things are on-time and customs is not backed up it can certainly be done. I've arrived and been out on the curb before as quick as 10mins with carry-on's.

I am not sure about how things work at DFW however I have heard that it is one of the best airports in the country so I can imgaine that it can be done. On monday I was 4th of the flight from EZE arriving at MIA at 6:45 and I was off the plane and curbside in 15 minutes and only because of the walking, Immigration and customs only took 7.


User currently offlineflyvny From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4916 times:

Quoting jetblue777 (Reply 2):
We will be arriving in ATL from CUN at 5:31PM and our flight to EWR departs at 7:20PM. Do we have enough time to clear immigration? How's the immigration in ATL? And the transfers from one flight to another, btw, we're flying with DL.

Yes you have more than enough time. This is of course provided that the flight from Cancun is on-time. Even with 1 hour you would have sufficient time to connect.

I have never been to Cancun so it would be more appropriate for someone else to answer the last question. However since it is February I would say that Cancun is less busy than in the Summer months.


User currently offlinevarigb707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4581 times:

It will take 45 minutes to 1 hour, from the moment your flight touch down to you walking out the door, from Customs/Immigration, at Terminal D.
I have timed several international arrivals at DFW, while waiting for clients, and that's the average timing.
Personally i do not like taking my chances. I always leave extra time.
Well, good luck.


User currently offlineaa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4573 times:

As a former DFW-er, I say it's plenty of time. Not sure what CUN-DFW flight you are taking, but when I did DFW-CUN a few years ago customs was only a 5 minute wait, if that. Bags took average amount of time. I say you'll be just fine.


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User currently offlineWROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 958 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4514 times:

Thanks! I seem to miss my connections at DFW with miles to go between gates...well, there are plenty of later flights to ORD.

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