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User currently offlineFourstripe From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 98 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3335 times:

Howdy All!

I will have an extremely long (7 hrs) layover in DFW this upcoming Tuesday. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on what to do to pass the time? I was thinking about maybe heading over to the C.R. Smith museum if its open. Any other ideas?

-David


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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3290 posts, RR: 45
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3323 times:

The CR Smith is a great museum. If you are interested at all in American Airlines, it is a must see. They're open from 10-6 Tueday-Saturday. The movie "Spirit of American" is a fun IMAX in AA's first class seats. I'd also suggest Founder's Plaza, on the southeast side of the airport, where taxiway Echo Romeo jogs between 17L/35R and 17C/35C. Its especially fun if the winds are out of the north, because 35C is a main arrival runway. A diagram of the airport can be found here: DFW Airport Diagram. The Skylink is certainly worthy of a few rides around the airport, especially if its during the International rush.

Have fun!
Cheers,
Cameron

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User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3306 times:

If you can get a lift, head over to the LH cargo complex, good spotting over there


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User currently offlineBigJimFX From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3257 times:

Trust me, even as an aviation enthusiast you will be bored after 7 hrs. There is plenty to do around the airport. I recommend the Hilton DFW lakes. I believe that for $15 you can get a free shuttle to and from the hotel and enjoy many of the hotel amenities. It is also located next to the Grapevine Mills mall which has a 30 screen movie theater and an Ice rink. It is also across the street from the Bass pro shop which is an awesome store even if your not a sportsman. Try your best not to take a cab. (minimum fare off airport property is $19.60/Minimum on airport outside of toll plaza is 17.10) I also recommend while on the airport to Ride on the skylink which is always fun and check out the new terminal D. There are plenty of shops and restaurants. Plus an excellent view of the west side of the field. Just across the runways you can see the new international cargo facilities and the AA hangers! Enjoy!


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User currently offlineTismfu From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3254 times:

On-site, the best place to hang out it probably the new Terminal D. There are higher-end restaurants (shops are more or less on the same level as the other terminals) where you can linger over a meal and take up some of your long layover. If you like Latin food I highly recommend La Duni located in the south concessions village of D on the mezzanine level. Also, D is where the Grand Hyatt is and it has a good restaurant plus a rooftop pool overlooking the airfield.

Also, you might consider getting a $50 day-pass to AA's Admirals Club which would be good at any Club throughout the day on your journey.


User currently offlineHNL From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 336 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3232 times:

ride the outer ring of the skytrain. Great airport views.


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User currently offlineAA7573E From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 475 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3211 times:

Quoting HNL (Reply 5):
ride the outer ring of the skytrain. Great airport views.

There is no outer ring of the train. The train makes one loop through all the terminals. Have you ever even been to DFW?



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User currently offlineHNL From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 336 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3193 times:

Quoting AA7573E (Reply 6):
There is no outer ring of the train. The train makes one loop through all the terminals. Have you ever even been to DFW?

When was the last time YOU were in DFW?      

You are referring to the old system. The new sky link train has been running since this spring. The train runs in both directions every few minutes.

http://www.dfwairport.com/transport/connect.html

pay close attention to the part that says "bi-directional".

[Edited 2005-12-23 05:58:00]


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User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3091 times:

If nothing else, you could jog through the horseshoes. Seems like whenever I've connected through there, my flight arrives on one end of the horseshoe and departs on the other end. Plenty of opportunity to work out and you get to see the whole airport that way.

User currently offlineEdelag From Mexico, joined Dec 2005, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3059 times:

Well if you want to pass a great deal of time get on the skytrain that goes through all the terminals, about 5-10 minutes to get through all of them.

Greetings and Salutations,
Eugenio De la Garza



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