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User currently offlineAAplatnumflier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2649 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.


Thanks in Advance

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User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2640 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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User currently offlineAAgent From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 560 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2621 times:

Go the terminal A, have a bite to eat in the food court and then check out the fantastic 777's and 767's parked outside the large plate glass windows. It will be great fun for you. Enjoy!

Respectfully,
AAgent



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User currently offlineGoDeacs06 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2616 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.

User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 7951 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2611 times:

Ride TrAAm until you puke. See if you can tell the difference between terminals. Play 'spot the MD-80!'

All sorts of good fun to be had.



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User currently offlineTexdravid From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2612 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.



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User currently offlineJAXpax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2577 times:

If you are truly a fellow AA Platinum, you should know how to amuse yourself in an airport for any period of time.

Go to the Admiral's Club.


User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2560 times:

I'd get lit, depending on what time of day you're going to be there, it may be very boring. You will have access to terminal A, B,C .

http://www.dfwairport.com/index.html



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User currently offlineDgeHfx From Canada, joined May 2001, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2553 times:

There's an AA aviation museum at the end of the runway although it's probably a complicated undertaking to reach it unless you have a car or are willing to take a taxi.



User currently offlineHz747300 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2004, 1647 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2553 times:
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I will have a 3 hour layover in DFW in a month. Let me know if you find anything really fun!!!

The food court should be a good time...they usually are. How far to a good nudie club from the AA terminal?



Keep on truckin'...
User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2552 times:

The museum is not at the end of the rwy. Its about 3 miles south of the airport, it isn't terribly easy to get to because its off airport property.


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User currently offlineJr From United States of America, joined May 1999, 966 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2512 times:

Get ready to be hypnotized by silver  Big grin

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.

-Josh



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User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2459 times:

Do exactly what AAgent said, go to terminal A and check out the might AA T7 fleet. Also you can get a bite to eat and pound some beers. I really hate AA layovers at DFW. haha.

AA777jr


User currently offlineAAplatnumflier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2427 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.




User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2404 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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User currently offlineJAXpax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2381 times:

Actually JAXpax I am a member of the Admirals Club but it gets boring, especially at the age I am at.

You can't be a member under the age of 18.

I smell something.......


User currently offlineORDflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 511 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2370 times:

You can't be a member under the age of 18.
I smell something.......

That's true...but the person he is travelling with might be a member, so he could get in with them.


User currently offlineNonrevman From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1289 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2338 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.

User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2323 times:

Didnt think you could get in to Admirals Club under the age of 18. Hmm...

User currently offlineAAplatnumflier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2322 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.

User currently offlineMoman From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1054 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2319 times:

Lots of time to watch the beautiful Texas women. Dream about things your dad tells you not to do.

Moman



AA Platinum Member - American Airlines Forever
User currently offlineAAplatnumflier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2314 times:

Those reasons are the reasons I am single.....LOL

User currently offlineORDflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 511 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2304 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  Big grin
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.


User currently offlineAAplatnumflier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2309 times:

Ya after a three hour layover in DFW i get to board a CR7 for a 2:30 flight. But ad least i get to ride the 777!

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