Ha787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 38 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1533 times:
I my be headed to DFW in about two weeks to see the American airlines museum. But i would like to know about any good spotting/viewing nearby DFW and love field. And if their are any good hotels near DFW airport.and do you need a car togo founders plaza
Boston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1523 times:
Grand Hyatt or Westin are the only hotels I have been to and both are great for spotting. Hyatt is on the airport property and the Westin is right below the approach for 17L (you can go on the roof, that is where the pool is).
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Catdaddy63 From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1471 times:
Founders Plaza currently does not exist. It was removed in a construction project. IIRC they are going to build a viewing area on the northwest corner close to the 18L/R and the UPS ramp. I flew out of DFW Wednesday on AA 2296 using 35L and founders plaza was a big dirt pile.
Heck I live here and didn't even know that, thanks for sharing!!! If you are really interested in seeing some good stuff, try the new Grand Hyatt in Terminal D and ask for a room that faces west. It's an awesome hotel!
Founders Plaza was moved to the NW part of the airport. Off of North Airfield Drive. It is just NE of the Approach to 18L across from the ASR tower. It is temp and will be moved later once they finish the perimeter taxiway.
DFW13L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1353 times:
Yes Founder's Plaza is on West Airfield Drive on the north side of the road, just east of the approach lights to 18L. It's basically across the street and down from the North Shuttle Parking lot, and if you get to Texan Trail redlight, turn around. Look for the picnic tables on top of a hill that's basically lined up with taxiway E.
Without a car, you could take the shuttle to the north shuttle parking, and then walk down the street maybe a quarter mile. It's northwest from the parking lot, across the street and down maybe that far.
The view from a room up high in the Grand Hyatt cannot be beat! Also, the exercise facilities on the roof of the Grand Hyatt have you walking the pool deck or on a treadmill against the glass that is looking down at the DFW ramp.