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"In Transit" Bags @ DFW - Don't Get It?  
User currently offlineVingt20cent From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 88 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3958 times:

Happy Saturday!

I've been really curious about this for some time. .

I am currently living in MTY, and travel to YYZ a lot, in order to visit my family. Often times, I have flown on AA through DFW. I have grown accustomed to picking up my bags upon clearing customs, and "throwing" them onto another conveyor belt before I go through security again.

Recently, I flew on CO through IAH, and DL through ATL, where my bags where checked all the way through to YYZ. In other words, I didn't have to pick up my bags until my final destination, YYZ.

My question. . . .

At DFW, why do my bags need to be picked up, and can't simply be transferred like at IAH or ATL?

Many thanks for an insights!

Cheers,
Vincent

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User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2799 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3785 times:

I flew through DFW to LGA, my bags made it to LGA without me picking them up and being checked through again. Well My Bags made it, my brother's got stolen in LGA.

-Matt



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User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5650 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3737 times:



Quoting Vingt20cent (Thread starter):
I have grown accustomed to picking up my bags upon clearing customs, and "throwing" them onto another conveyor belt before I go through security again.

Which is standard practice, so if you get selected for secondary CBP can check what's in them.

Quoting Vingt20cent (Thread starter):
Recently, I flew on CO through IAH, and DL through ATL, where my bags where checked all the way through to YYZ. In other words, I didn't have to pick up my bags until my final destination, YYZ.

I'm a little confused. If you flew MTY-IAH, you should've picked up your bags before Immigration control.



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User currently offlineVingt20cent From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3616 times:



Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 2):
I'm a little confused. If you flew MTY-IAH, you should've picked up your bags before Immigration control.

That makes 2 of us! I was standing there waiting for my baggage. FInally, I asked a worker and he asked for my baggage claim. There was a green sticker on the claim, symbolizing that my bag was checked all the way thru, and that even though I was coming from Mexico, I didn't need to re-claim it after customs.

So, that's why I'm sorta confused!


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21534 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3582 times:

It may be NAFTA related. Are you a Mexican citizen? Did you have to clear customs in YYZ?


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User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3524 times:

If you are making an international connection (ie connecting to a nonUS city) you don't clear your bags with US Customs at Dallas. If you were connecting to an American city, and DFW was your first point of entry, you are suppose to clear customs and immigration in DFW, meaning you pick your bags and after Customs you hand it over to guys who put it on the belt and eventually it gets to your flight.

Of course regardless of your destination you clear US immigration on your first port of entry.

This is regardless of your citizenship. In a few words, bags staying in the US is what interests US customs. Big grin



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23034 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3480 times:

IIRC airports (or carriers) need some sort of waiver for sterile international transit (ITI, at least at DL/ATL)... perhaps DFW/AA do not have it.


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User currently offlineCopter808 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1089 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3430 times:

I think this is something fairly new with CO. I first experienced it a few months ago. I don't know if any other carriers are doing the same thing yet.

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