Bobbydgg From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 99 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7759 times:
I am moving to Dallas in the fall and flew through DFW earlier this week. It is dirty, difficult to navigate, ugly, and crowded. When are they going to build a new one - or allow Southwest to fly more than one state away?
DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1068 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7747 times:
>> I am moving to Dallas in the fall and flew through DFW earlier this week. It is dirty, difficult to navigate, ugly, and crowded.
What Terminal/airline? DFW is an incredibly easy airport to navigate once you get use to it.. curb to gate distance couldn't be shorter, connections are a breeze thanks to Skylink, and the airport for the most part is very modern.
>> When are they going to build a new one - or allow Southwest to fly more than one state away?
Try never, it has enough capacity to last decades and decades.
Sampa737 From Brazil, joined May 2005, 637 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7683 times:
My son and I flew into DFW from GRU on the way to MEM this week. It was my first time in DFW. I found it easy to get around and appreciated the train being above ground. Though I prefer Delta and ATL, AA and DFW. I thought the design was unusual but fun to explore.
Venezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1447 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7622 times:
I like DFW...the desing is so simple , I mean how easy is a half circle....... no complicated terminals located everywhere each with a different shape
If you fly AA it makes it so easy travel around the terminal using the TrAAin....I just went to PHX and the amount of walking was too much.
The maps are everywhere really, and how hard can it be to navigate when all the number go in sequence once you reach your terminal.
Crowded........we'll any major hub is going to be crowded sometimes.......wanna talk crowded try transfering from A-B at LAS at night with the remodeling goin on.....hofully someone can back me up on this
HPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4655 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7586 times:
The worst I've been through is RDU. Different terminals for different airlines making short connections unmanageable, security is in makeshift locations and getting to your gate means navigating a virtual maze of hallways and escalators.
This is the only true and valid complaint of DFW. All other complaints listed above do not hold water, IMHO. DFW is way cleaner than most, and because of its spread-out nature, I don't find it that crowded. If you live in the DFW area, it is so easy to board and then coming back, pick your bags and leave.
The complaint that DFW is a boring place to planespot is obviously true. It has legions of MD-80's and 757's with a pitiful register of foreign metal. If you want foreign metal/tails, go to IAH between 2pm-8pm, and especially on the weekends.
Jasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 37
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7472 times:
I used to think Heathrow was the worst airport in the world. Then I discovered Dallas! I really don't think there can be a worse hub than DFW since I've had the pleasure last year. It's nothing short of a horror.
Bartond From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 791 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7444 times:
I'd agree - it's not the most scenic of airports but the new international terminal should be a nice, pretty place for those of you who look for than in an airport. I've never connected through DFW but the TrAAin should help things out a lot. No offense to whomever wrote about the 20 minute connection thing, but you might want to give yourself more than 20 minutes to connect no matter what airport you're at. 20 minutes wouldn't be enough if you're connecting 5 gates away in the same terminal.
DFW ain't the best place to spot and ain't the most scenic, but it's one of the more user-friendly airports I've ever been to. I've never waited more than about 15-20 minutes in security lines or anything else there.
By the way, it was so nice to land at DFW today and see a KE 744 pax and a KE 744 cargo there at the same time. Not a big deal if you're in LAX or some other mega international gateway but a pretty nice sight for DFW.
Texdravid From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7432 times:
Quoting Bartond (Reply 15): By the way, it was so nice to land at DFW today and see a KE 744 pax and a KE 744 cargo there at the same time. Not a big deal if you're in LAX or some other mega international gateway but a pretty nice sight for DFW.
Dude, even you have to admit that this situation is as rare as a total solar eclipse.
FLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 7419 times:
my dad was stuck on the ground for over an hour tonight...31 planes, none moving...no food (as promised on aa.com)...damn AA and damn DFW! He was supposed to be in at 11:30pm...more like 1:33am with arrival at home well after 2am and work tomorrow!
BH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 7357 times:
I didn't think DFW was that bad. Terminal C looked a bit run down there but I thought Concourse B was nice, especially the American Eagle area which is a great facility for a regional jet hub with jetways and ample seating. The new International Terminal looks to be an impressive facility. The thing I didn't like about DFW when I was there was the TrAAin but with the Skylink up that's not a problem anymore.
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I haven't been thru DFW since Skylink opened. I sure hope it works better then old shuttle system. I swear that thing ran thru Mexico and back before it got you to your terminal. But for all that, I think DFW has some kinda charisma to it, kinda like ATL (at least for me). Must be the funky terminals. I still say ORD is the worst airport/hub for domestic USA.
GOAQ From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 32 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7275 times:
F I L T H Y???????
The bathrooms maybe.....Like any other airport. You sure you went thru DFW? I personally didn't like going through DFW myself but now with the new train system, it's 100 times better than before. I actually took some time the other day while between flights and took it round trip from terminal C. Fast and effecient. But filthy....Hmmmmm. Were the airport cleaners on strike the day you went thru it?