BlueFlyer From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jan 2006, 4186 posts, RR: 2 Posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2162 times:
Short and simple, can I check in at terminal D for an AA flight that will apparently leave from terminal C, and if so, what time would I need to check my luggage in by if my flight leaves at 6 am ?
(Yes, I did call AA to check, no, I do not quite trust the answer I received, if for no other reason than it contradicts personal experience, although years old, another thread on the same issue little more than a year ago and my parents' own experience this past summer)
DeltaFFinDFW From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2024 times:
There is no difference as to which terminal you check in (A, B, C, or D) for AA. The issue is that you are leaving really early, and you are checking bags. I would check in somewhere near your flight to make sure your bags aren't being trekked half way around the world to get to your assigned gate. If you are not checking bags, it doesn't matter. I always park and enter at Terminal B - no matter which terminal my flight leaves from. Of course, I never check bags...
JayDub From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2010 times:
It is a looooooong haul from Terminal D bagrooms to the A and C gates. Checking in at D when your flight departs elsewhere puts your bags at risk of being left off and delayed. Not saying it will happen, but doing that will make the percentages go up. I wouldn't recommend it.
If you are wanting to check in at D just to see the new terminal...get to DFW at 0400 and check in a couple hrs early at the terminal where your flight is departing from...then take the SkyLink over to D to do the sightseeing. At that time of the morning, there is usually only one track running, but you will still likely get a decent view of rampside.
And, if you decide to leave the secure area to explore the "non-sterile" side of Terminal D, your AA boarding pass will get you back through security at D...even if your flight departs from A or C.
BlueFlyer From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jan 2006, 4186 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1955 times:
Since some people are asking, I would like to check in at D because I'm traveling with my in-laws to MIA. They hate morning flights but didn't have much of a choice in order to make their connection, so we're spending the night at the Grand Hyatt, and I was hoping the easiest solution was just to come down from the room to check-in at D and then proceed to the gate without having to worry about luggage (especially since I'll be pretty much carrying all the luggage).
If it were just me, it'd be a non-story, I'd arrive at the right terminal 45 minutes before departure, boarding pass in hand and ready to go....
The Hyatt Regency at C would have been a viable, even perfect solution, were it not for the fact one of my two in-laws is unable to walk long distances, such as from a room to the C check-in desks.