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User currently offlineiad51fl From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 354 posts, RR: 3
Posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3993 times:

Anyone been through KDAL lately? Just wondering how much construction is going on and if they are still making headway with the remodel?

Found this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtuzDX5hz4o
(new info starts around 4:00)

And according to this the terrazzo map will be staying  

Chris


Enjoying the view of KIAH approach end of 27. 29.9758015, -95.2695694
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User currently offlinejmw99ttu From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3724 times:

I'm actually heading there in a few minutes. The construction seems to be moving along at a decent pace. Most if not all of the old terminal is gone. Terminal 1, which houses CO and DL now has a separate entrance that is a bit of a pain to get to if you're not paying attention. I flew CO out of DAL back around Thanksgiving and wasn't prepared for the new entrance. I can't wait to have some good dining options there. Chili's and McDonalds are about it right now.

User currently offlinee38 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 347 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3529 times:

Chris
I arrived at Love Field last week (Wednesday, January 12, 2011) around 9:30 p.m.aboard Delta Connection (Pinnacle Airlines) flight 4187 from Memphis. Although it was dark, here is what I could tell:

Construction is continuing on the new terminal program. Currently, there are two completely separate terminals: Terminal One (the original terminal) for Southwest and Terminal Two (a portion of the old Red Concourse/Braniff Terminal where American/American Eagle previously set up operations) for Continental Express and Delta Connection. Terminal Two is very obviously "temporary" and fairly rustic. Although it was late, I didn't see anything other than a small check-in area, baggage claim, connector with security, and gates (there may have been a small food concession in the gate area that was already closed when I arrived). By the way, obviously the only ticket counters in the check-in area were Continental Express and Delta Connection; however, I thought I saw a small sign on one of the counters for Allegiant Airlines. Is it possible they are doing some charters out of DAL using Terminal Two?

There are four gates (Gates 29 - 32) with jetways--Gates 29 and 30 for Continental Express and Gate 31 for Delta Connection. Gate 32 appeared to be vacant (there was no check-in desk or podium in front of the entrance to the jetway). When I deplaned onto the jetway at Gate 31, I noticed the American Eagle logo inside the jetway, adjacent to the door leading down the steps to the ramp.

That's about it. I don't think there's any transportation between the two terminals other than a fairly long walkway that goes through the parking lot.

It was definitely an interesting experience to get to travel through Love Field's Terminal Two.

e38


User currently offlineCO777DAL From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 619 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3426 times:

Wow that video must be VERY new. I saw all the new UA/CO signage. Even the CO livery planes with UA painted on them. Looks like AA and CO switched gates in the new terminal from the first rendering.


Worked Hard. Flew Right. Farewell, Continental. Thanks for the memories.
User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3048 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3374 times:

VERY cool video. Loves me some Dallas, and Love Field! I love seeing a renovation/re-creation that includes cool features of the original design.


Finally made it to an airline mecca!
User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5844 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3159 times:

When I was there for Christmas, the north concourse was mostly gone.

It is VERY EXCITING to get to use CO/DL's terminal, because of the nostalgia. Granted, nothing that was there in the Braniff days still looks the same, but the ticketing/check in room is the large cube entry hall from the 1968 expansion project. Also, the "security bridge" is the old Braniff Concourse of Color... which I never thought my eyes would get to see.
It's a complete let down, with white floor, white walls, white ceiling, and blue TSA agents at the end. BUT- I'm glad for the opportunity to walk through it, nonetheless.

Also, I was one of two people waiting to get through security screening on 12/28.... do you know, from the time I goton the Hertz bus, to the time I was at the departure gate, was a total of about 14 minutes??? Love that airport...


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5844 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3112 times:

Quoting CO777DAL (Reply 3):
Wow that video must be VERY new. I saw all the new UA/CO signage. Even the CO livery planes with UA painted on them. Looks like AA and CO switched gates in the new terminal from the first rendering.

I just saw that, too! All of it... I'm surprised, as we on FT (you're over there, too, aren't you?) were touting CO's prime real estate in the new terminal...

All of the old stuff in that video got me bummed out! Such a cool place, and so much money to have invested over the years, all to tear it down and build more glass boxed trimmed in brushed aluminum. Which WILL look "very 2000's" in about ten years...


User currently offlineCO777DAL From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 619 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2823 times:

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 6):
I just saw that, too! All of it... I'm surprised, as we on FT (you're over there, too, aren't you?) were touting CO's prime real estate in the new terminal...

Yes I'm over at FT same name. Well since CO and UA merged looks like CO might fly something larger than a 737 into DAL one day. The end gate they have in the new rendering can handle a jet larger than 737. AA was going to have those gates originally.

Love those two 737-800 from CO in the video. I can wait to fly a CO/UA 737 out of DAL.

Here is a video of the New Terminal 1 at DAL which is used by Continental and Delta.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82kg6Kjmtyo

Quoting e38 (Reply 2):
Terminal Two is very obviously "temporary" and fairly rustic. Although it was late, I didn't see anything other than a small check-in area, baggage claim, connector with security, and gates (there may have been a small food concession in the gate area that was already closed when I arrived).

I completely disagree. But like you said it was late. From my video Continental did a great job setting up their new gates at Terminal 1. Doesn't look to temporary to me. (Even though it is) There is a TON of Continental signage, the Elite Boarding lanes and Continental gate counters. They only other places I have seen this much Continentalzation of the Terminal is their hubs. Notice in the walkway to security, Continental had a cut out made to put in their monitors. Now Delta doesn't have much because the gate is lease from American. Also Continental brought their jet bridges over from the old spot. It's a vast improvement over Continental old gates.

Quoting e38 (Reply 2):
, I thought I saw a small sign on one of the counters for Allegiant Airlines. Is it possible they are doing some charters out of DAL using Terminal Two?

Allegiant does have checkin for Charters. It's Terminal 1. Terminal 2 is Southwest Terminal.

Quoting e38 (Reply 2):
That's about it. I don't think there's any transportation between the two terminals other than a fairly long walkway that goes through the parking lot.

All the shuttles (rental and parking spot etc) all stop at Terminal 1. The City of Dallas also put up a new traffic light so people can cross the street from Parking Garage B and go to Terminal 1. That is SO MUCH better because Parking Garage B is less than A and no one wants to park down there. If your flying CO or DL, park on Level 1 in Garage B and walk right into the terminal. It takes me 2 to 3 mins to get from my car to the ticket counter! Love it now! Less than 10 mins I can get to the gate with boarding passes printed at home.



Worked Hard. Flew Right. Farewell, Continental. Thanks for the memories.
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