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DFW Satellite & The Super Bowl  
User currently offlineJalapeno From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 152 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 5996 times:

I read a story on the local Fox News website about DFW getting ready for the Super Bowl and they have converted the old American Eagle Satellite terminal into a Corporate hub for increased traffic.

DFW Airport Readies for Super Bowl Traffic
"Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has opened a new corporate aviation center designed to handle increased traffic created by Super Bowl 45."

As a kid, I used to go to the old Delta satellite just to watch - obviously I have not been inside there in years, just wondered what it looks like inside now.

What goes on in these terminals when there is no passenger traffic?
I winder if they'll have any restaurants open in the Eagle satellite?
Does anyone have any pics of the terminal inside?

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User currently offlineAAtakeMeAway From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 5594 times:

Doesn't this just replace the General Aviation "shack" on the west side of the field? If so, I doubt there will be any restaurants in the new facility (old A2 satellite). I would love to see pics of the interior, I imagine it didn't need much updating, probably just some reconfiguring of drywall and stuff.
Also, does anyone know how it is accessed? Has the airport built a road from the terminal to the service road or something? I have noticed new signage on International Pkwy for "Corporate Aviation", but haven't seen where the signs lead to.


User currently offlineDeltaFFinDFW From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 5470 times:

Yes it does replace the old shack on the SW side of the airport.

They have created a new access road from Crossover #1 (near the north entry). There is parking in front of the terminal where the old AA buses used to pull up.

Pictures can be found on the Star Telegram website. They spent about $3M on it, and it looks like they just spruced up the inside with new paint, nicer furnishings and a few conference rooms.


User currently offlineAAtakeMeAway From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 5450 times:

Quoting DeltaFFinDFW (Reply 2):

Pictures can be found on the Star Telegram website

Found it! Good stuff, thanks. I can't believe it's been five years since A2 was closed ....


User currently offlineAABB777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 575 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 5431 times:
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Here is a link to the Star-Telegram piece: http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/12...new-corporate-aviation-center.html

User currently offlineblueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4076 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 5241 times:
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There are a few more pictures on the aviation section of the game's official web site. http://www.northtexassuperbowl.com/aviation


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User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 5130 times:

What DFW has been missing for years is a decent FBO.

I'd say that Alliance has the most experience / expertise in dealing with high profile events. Certainly the Super Bowl will be more traffic than the two yearly NASCAR races, though the event attendance at the SuperBowl will only be about half that of a race.

Alliance works with the tower to get aircraft out after the event in a timely manner. I wonder how DFW will handle an extra 100 aircraft wanting to depart during the morning push.


User currently offline26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 837 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4989 times:

Arlington, KGKY, is only 5 miles South of Cowboy Stadium. We used it when we went to Eagles vs Cowboys a couple weeks ago. Convenient for sure, seems suitable but the ramp will quickly fill up..not huge. I think they said a $1500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure a parking stand.

User currently offlineJalapeno From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 4608 times:

Quoting AABB777 (Reply 4):
Here is a link to the Star-Telegram piece

Thanks for this link! Haven't seen the inside in years, looks great!


User currently offlineblueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4076 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 4493 times:
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Quoting 26point2 (Reply 7):
Convenient for sure, seems suitable but the ramp will quickly fill up

The organizing committee expects about as many private aircraft as Florida got, around 700. To handle that volume, they're putting every single suitable airport in North Texas all the way up to DTO to use. Only the lucky few will get to land close by.

On the other hand, GKY is mostly suitable for day trippers to the game. VIPs in town for the week-end will find ADS, DAL, FTW, AFW, etc... much closer to their hotel room than GKY would be because Arlington doesn't have much to offer at the upper level of hospitality. Neither team will stay/train in Arlington, as a matter of fact. One will be in Dallas and the other in Ft Worth.



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User currently offline26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 837 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 4162 times:

Thanks blueflyer. That's good info. Now if you could just tell me who the NFC team is going to be I'm all set and can make my reservations.

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User currently offlinefreakyrat From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 876 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (3 years 10 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3745 times:
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The Old Delta Satellite Has 2 Jetways attached to it and is used in the event of overflow diversions to DFW.

User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23148 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (3 years 10 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3630 times:

Quoting Jalapeno (Reply 8):
Haven't seen the inside in years, looks great!

  

This seems like a really smart investment of a relatively minimal amount of money. It looks like a great facility - maybe not up there with the very best, but equally certainly not one of the worst.

If only CVG Concourse C was not in the middle of the airfield...



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User currently offlineJalapeno From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 10 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3592 times:

Quoting freakyrat (Reply 11):
The Old Delta Satellite Has 2 Jetways attached to it and is used in the event of overflow diversions to DFW.

Really? Had no idea it was still even operational.


User currently offlinedrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5193 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (3 years 10 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3572 times:

Quoting Jalapeno (Reply 13):
Really? Had no idea it was still even operational.

I believe sports charters also use it.



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User currently offlineJalapeno From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 10 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3560 times:

Quoting drerx7 (Reply 14):
I believe sports charters also use it.

Then I wonder if there is private access to it for sports teams, or if the tunnel is still available... I flew out of Terminal E just a couple of weeks ago, I should've walked over to see if there is still access to the tunnel.


User currently offlineAAtakeMeAway From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 10 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3419 times:

Quoting Jalapeno (Reply 15):

Then I wonder if there is private access to it for sports teams, or if the tunnel is still available... I flew out of Terminal E just a couple of weeks ago, I should've walked over to see if there is still access to the tunnel.

It's generally not accessible, if I remember correctly it's blocked by a locked roll up gate or something similar, so I believe it can be easily opened when needed ...


User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (3 years 10 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3396 times:

Well it's not like they have to worry about a lot of local clients coming in since the Cowboys won't be making it to the Super Bowl this year.   

Anyway, this is probably a better plan than what they do in DAB during the Daytona 500, where they shut down Runway 16-34 and park all the Biz Jets on the runway.


User currently offlinegdg9 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 655 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 10 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3055 times:

E Satellite is not used or even accessible to the pubic. It is not used for charters either. Some charter flights will board on the ramp near E Satellite, but charter passengers aren't boarding from the E Satellite.

User currently offlineAAtakeMeAway From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (3 years 10 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2961 times:

Quoting gdg9 (Reply 18):
E Satellite is not used or even accessible to the pubic. It is not used for charters either. Some charter flights will board on the ramp near E Satellite, but charter passengers aren't boarding from the E Satellite.

Do you know why they reinstalled a couple of jetways in the E satellite?


User currently offlinegdg9 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 655 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 10 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2939 times:

Quoting AAtakeMeAway (Reply 19):
Do you know why they reinstalled a couple of jetways in the E satellite?

I have no idea.


User currently offlineairstatdfw From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 10 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2907 times:

Quoting AAtakeMeAway (Reply 19):
Do you know why they reinstalled a couple of jetways in the E satellite

It is to help off load passengers if aircraft are stuck off the gate and their gate is occupied. The airport has set it up for all airlines so passengers wont be stuck on planes longer then they need to be.


User currently offlinegabep From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (3 years 10 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2634 times:

Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 6):
What DFW has been missing for years is a decent FBO.

Very true indeed, but it hasn't been apart of DFW's core interest in the past. I suspect DAL and ADS have been able to take advantage of that. Both airports put corporate traffic in easy reach of businesses downtown and in the North Dallas area. It will be interesting to see how this investment will payoff for DFW in the longterm.


User currently offlineDeltaFFinDFW From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (3 years 10 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2621 times:

Quoting gabep (Reply 22):
It will be interesting to see how this investment will payoff for DFW in the longterm.

That is the key part. It is a nice, large facility, but the long taxi times from runways (depending on where you land), large amount commercial traffic to navigate around on the ground and lack of accessibility to the business cores seem to make AFW, FTW, ADS, RBD and DAL much more attractive.


User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7661 posts, RR: 27
Reply 24, posted (3 years 10 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2382 times:

Quoting gdg9 (Reply 18):
E Satellite is not used or even accessible to the pubic. It is not used for charters either. Some charter flights will board on the ramp near E Satellite, but charter passengers aren't boarding from the E Satellite.

Correct. DL and CO will park their sports charter aircraft over by E, but either do ramp boarding or pull it into one of their regular gates.

Quoting airstatdfw (Reply 21):
It is to help off load passengers if aircraft are stuck off the gate and their gate is occupied. The airport has set it up for all airlines so passengers wont be stuck on planes longer then they need to be.

It was set up for to help offload passengers in the event of the "3 hour rule"
The jetbridges are set up so aircraft can pull in and turn off the gate without the need for a pushback tractor and/or towbar.


25 teneriffe77 : If yo look at google earth, you can clearly see those 2 jetways on the western side of the satellite building.
26 gdg9 : I saw two CO 737s parked over there today, but I would chalk those up to EWR being closed. Also a DL 763 - N171DN. Wonder who that charter was for?
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