AAplatnumflier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2773 times:
I am sorry I dont mean to bring up another one of these what should I do topics but unfortunatly I am curious as to what I should do. I have a 3 hour lay-over at DFW. Could anybody tell me what there is to do there. I am flying on AA by the way.
N1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26601 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2764 times:
Will they let you do anything? I don't know what the U.minors rules are anymore (it has been a long time) so I don't know if they will let you out alone. Or are you traveling with someone? I have not been at DFW, but I would guess the terminal offers food and the like and from pictures I have seen the windows are big and bright, good for spotting (then again, how many silver MD-80s can you look at?)
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GoDeacs06 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2740 times:
I had a 4 hour layover in DFW on my way to Acapulco and another 3 hour layover on the way back. There's plenty to do and plenty to see. Especially the heavies like AAgent sent. Unfortunately for me, the layover on the way back was coming back from Spring Break so it was quite painful with the hangover I had. If I recall correctly there's restaurants such as McDonalds, Au Bon Pan, and even a Chili's and a small sports bar place where you can sit down and have a bite to eat or maybe a beer. I don't recall the exact locations but you should have no problem finding stuff to do.
Texdravid From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2736 times:
Sit there in Terminal A and C and dream about American getting rid of their MD-80's.
Sit there in Terminal B and dream that it is actually crowded, and that the foreign airlines in the afternoon number more than two (LH and BA).
Sit there in Terminal E and dream about the days when Delta actually had a full hub here.
Sit in front of the new, yet to be completed Terminal D and dream about foreign carriers coming to DFW.
Thus, you can whisk your time away dreaming all of the above, because at DFW, you sure can't whisk your time seeing a passenger 747, multiple foreign carriers, or other things that regularly happen at an INTERNATIONAL airport.
Jr From United States of America, joined May 1999, 968 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2636 times:
Get ready to be hypnotized by silver
I guess there are some better than average places to eat. The A gates (I think gates 2-5?) and the area in terminal B that connects to the overhead walk way to C, offer some decent to good views of the ramp and taxi area. Just walking or riding the trAAin between the terminals would more than kill your time. 3 hours at DFW should go by relatively quickly.
AAplatnumflier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2551 times:
Actually JAXpax I am a member of the Admirals Club but it gets boring, especially at the age I am at. And also, I am coming in on a 777 into terminal A. So I am lucky. Yes I am traveling with an adult companion and even if I wasn't I think I could get away with walking around as I have before. But Thanks for the advice.
BH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2528 times:
DFW isn't the fanciest airport around and doesn't get a huge variety of international carriers, but I'm sure you can keep yourself occupied. There's plenty of places to eat and plenty of shops to browse. Also, you can check out some of the heavies arriving and departing at A. The American Eagle part of Terminal B is pretty good, especially for a regional. There's some new shops and restaurants out there. Like I said, you should be able to keep busy.
BTW, don't you have to be 18 or older to be a member of the Admiral's Club?
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Nonrevman From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1302 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2462 times:
DFW for 3 hours, eh? Compared to spotting at places like LAX or JFK, you will be bored before the 3 hours is up. I recommend bringing some very good reading material with you. There are also some bookstores in the concourses.
ORDflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 511 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2428 times:
It is actually my dads membership. I almost got away with actually getting my own but they caught me right before they took the miles out of my account. It is true you must be of the age of 18.
Yea, they've gotten alot more strict with things recently. In a somewhat similar situation, many times before 9/11 when I was travelling alone I would get access to the Admirals Club and Red Carpet Clubs by simply showing my dad's card. That doesn't work anymore since they check IDs too now, so I gave in and got my own
I had a 4 hour layover in DFW last summer...I pretty much just rode the TrAAin around and explored the terminals. Nothing of amazing interest, lots and lots of AA MD-80's, but a few AA heavies mixed in make things a bit more interesting.