blueflyer
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DFW Check-in Question

Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:40 pm

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)
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akizidy214
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RE: DFW Check-in Question

Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:19 pm

You can but with your early depature time I wouldnt recommend it.
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HowSwedeitis
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RE: DFW Check-in Question

Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:29 pm

I agree with Akizidy. However, should you choose to go with Terminal D anyway, then I would reccomend about an hour prior to departure to check in your bags.
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blueflyer
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RE: DFW Check-in Question

Sun Jul 22, 2007 12:47 am

Thanks for the replies, guys. I'll certainly take your advice under consideration (against the need to carry the luggage for three people all by myself...)
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xaapb
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RE: DFW Check-in Question

Sun Jul 22, 2007 7:04 am

Can I ask what is the diference between checking in in Terminal D and not in Terminal C?
I've only been to DFW connecting, so not sure why you want to check in at D and not C.
thanks
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deltaffindfw
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RE: DFW Check-in Question

Sun Jul 22, 2007 7:13 am

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
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RE: DFW Check-in Question

Sun Jul 22, 2007 7:56 am

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.
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blueflyer
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RE: DFW Check-in Question

Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:24 am

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.

[Edited 2007-07-22 04:29:17]
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HowSwedeitis
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RE: DFW Check-in Question

Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:33 am

Quoting BlueFlyer (Reply 7):
I'm traveling with my in-laws to MIA.

Uff... Have a nice flight...  sarcastic   Wink
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