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User currently offlineAcho From Mexico, joined Jan 2004, 339 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1988 times:

Next 29 of July I will be traveling MFE-DFW-FLL and back on the 9th. I have the option of a 1hr connection or a 3hr at DFW. Will 1hr be enough? considering its all on American. Here are my flights:

----- Flight 1 -----
AMERICAN AIRLINES #1316
Depart : Mcallen/ Mission (MFE) at 12:28 PM - 07/29/2004
Arrive : Dallas/ Fort Worth (DFW) at 02:04 PM - 07/29/2004

----- Flight 2 -----
AMERICAN AIRLINES #1386
Depart : Dallas/ Fort Worth (DFW) at 03:01 PM - 07/29/2004
Arrive : Fort Lauderdale (FLL) at 06:53 PM - 07/29/2004
----- Flight 3 -----
AMERICAN AIRLINES #507
Depart : Fort Lauderdale (FLL) at 12:08 PM - 08/09/2004
Arrive : Dallas/ Fort Worth (DFW) at 02:11 PM - 08/09/2004

----- Flight 4 -----
AMERICAN AIRLINES #743
Depart : Dallas/ Fort Worth (DFW) at 04:11 PM - 08/09/2004
Arrive : Mcallen/ Mission (MFE) at 05:40 PM - 08/09/2004

What do you think, is it enough time?
Thanks in advance

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User currently offlineUnited4everDEN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1976 times:

Man, I am going from DEN-DFW-TPA on the 29th

My flights:

ITINERARY ----- Flight 1 -----
AMERICAN AIRLINES #2442
Depart : Denver (DEN) at 02:39 PM - 07/29/2004
Arrive : Dallas/ Fort Worth (DFW) at 05:35 PM - 07/29/2004
Class : Coach Seat(s): 23F Meal(s): None


----- Flight 2 -----
AMERICAN AIRLINES #1138
Depart : Dallas/ Fort Worth (DFW) at 07:08 PM - 07/29/2004
Arrive : Tampa (TPA) at 10:36 PM - 07/29/2004
Class : Coach Seat(s): 23F Meal(s): None

Too bad we couldn't meet up.

:-(


User currently offlineAcho From Mexico, joined Jan 2004, 339 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1937 times:

That sucks man. Anyway, enjoy Florida (Both of us are headed there  Smile). Looks like your also stuck on md-80s. I got three md-80s and 1 757.

Regards

[Edited 2004-07-05 00:11:48]

User currently offlineDeltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1931 times:


An hour connection time is no problem at DFW. You will be arriving and departing at either A or C.


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5724 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1890 times:

That's just shy of one hour, actually... I think you can do it. I dunno... I am trying to remember. I have never connected at DFW, since I live here. But, having flown out of it a WHOLE BUNCHA TIMES, I think you'd be okay. A bit rushed (long walking distances- take the TrAAm if you can) but doable. Just hope the flights are on time!

R


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1849 times:

I looked at the assigned gates for your flights on the AA web site for tommorow. Most all the time, gates will remain the same assigned gates for a flight for a month or more.

Flight 1316 arrives in DFW at gate C7
Flight 1386 departs DFW at gate A37

A VERY short walk that you can do in 10 minutes.....and that includes stopping for a Dallas Sun Times and a coffee....!!!

http://www.aa.com/content/travelInformation/travelHelp/dfwairportdetails.jhtml



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineStarCruiser From United States of America, joined May 2004, 301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1823 times:

No problem at all as I have done it often with less time than you have. Enjoy your trip. If you're not up for the walk you can flag down one of the carts that carry handicapped passengers, or take the TRAAM which will give you quite a view of the airport. Given that you are going the opposite direction of the TRAAM (if EMBQA is correct on the gates) I would suggest the walk.

User currently offlineTekelberry From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

I've made a 46 minute connection in DFW on AA easily. You won't have a problem.

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

Walk.....don't even waste time with the TrAAin. If the gates hold true, which they should, you'll be looking at your new gate across the ally when you get in to your connecting gate. For 2 months I was commuting from BNA to OKC thru DFW (how I know the gates don't really change) I would come in at C39 and dapart at A12. That was a hike, but I still could do it in 15/20 minutes.

[Edited 2004-07-05 14:48:32]


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5724 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

I agree- if those are your gates, scratch what I said about the traam. I assumed you would end up going from A12 to C956. That's the way connections usually work, right?

Have a good trip.

R


User currently offlineAcho From Mexico, joined Jan 2004, 339 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1722 times:

Thanks guys! Another question, if I were to miss AA 1386 due to delays on AA 1316, would it be easy to get on the next flight? I ask this because I've had problems with AM at MEX in the past.

Thanks


User currently onlineVenezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1427 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1683 times:

Back in May I did from C30's to A30s using the TrAAin and it took me about 20 minutes including some walking and a stop at the restrooms.

Now here is a curious thing, I got off the plane at about 2PM and looked at the screen to see my flight's gate and it said FINAL BOARDING ( the flight was scheduled to dpeart at 3) so I hurried to the gate in TA and got there about 2:20 and we didn's start boarding till 2:30-2:40. I can't figure out why it said Final Boarding.

You should be fine since it's all on AA and if your first flight is delayed I'm sure AA can put you on a later flight, just hope its not on an MD-80



ROLL TIDE!!!
User currently offlineUnited4everDEN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1663 times:

I knew it was about time for an MD-80 bashing.  Yeah sure

A 757 is more cramped due to no MRTC on there. Also, the MD-80 may not have IFE, but if a window is not enough for even a 4 hour flight, you really have issues. My eyes are glued to the window the whole flight except for a few times to snap a picture or drink some Coke.

I took a look at my flights' gates and I have to go A9 to C 39 is what it is looking for now. I hope that does not change, I want to use the Traain just to say I had rode that, kinda hoping I can see some aerial views from there. Maybe some pics if it is not too bad of shooting conditions through the windows.


User currently offlineTekelberry From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

Thanks guys! Another question, if I were to miss AA 1386 due to delays on AA 1316, would it be easy to get on the next flight? I ask this because I've had problems with AM at MEX in the past.

It won't be a problem. AA's computers recognize whether you'll miss a connection before you even arrive at DFW and will automatically rebook you on a flight that you'll be able to make. All you need to do is go up to any service counter and receive your boarding pass for your new flight.


User currently offlineAcho From Mexico, joined Jan 2004, 339 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1636 times:

United4everDEN: I'm not bashing MD-80s, I just get them all the time (AeroMexico), I just get bored of em, besides I haven't been on a 757 for a while.

Regards


User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1598 times:

my motto is: if you can do it at ATL, you can do it at DFW....I allow 45 mins at ATL on DL (assuming its a T to D or far end of A to E or something)...so an hour for AA at DFW should be a piece of cake

User currently offlineSaxman66 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1557 times:

My job last summer was helping connecting passengers at DFW for AA. Just remember. From C39 to A9 is a 2 and 3/4 mile walk! You should have no problem. Just ask anyone. Maps are available throughout the terminal to tell you if it is faster to walk or take the TrAAin. If your connecting gate is highlighted in blue, you can walk faster. If it is red, taking the TrAAin is faster. Or it could be the other way around. Anyways, the sign will tell you.

CHris



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User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1522 times:

You'll have no problem with an hour between flights. However, if the flight is delayed 10-15 minutes, you might need to quicken up the pace especially if you're in a different terminal.


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