First of all, I am from Dallas and I have to say it is one of the most wonderful cities to live in. Valet everywhere! Haha. Wonderful places to eat, nice hotels, and the damn southern charm with a cosmopolitan flair. Oh yeah, and wonderful people everywhere. It is an amazing city. I lived in Boston for a while, and it doesn't compare to Dallas.
The DFW airport isn't actually situated in Dallas. It is in Irving and between Dallas to the east and Fort Worth to the west. As far as the DFW airport, it was designed with the idea that you could just drive up to the gate that you are going to depart from. In fact, DFW and AA have two radio stations on AM, one for departures, one for arrivals so you can pull up to the gate or baggage claim of your gate. The problem with DFW is getting from gate C29 to A1 or similar. With the crescent shape DFW's terminals are in, it makes it hard to have moving walkways and proper transportation. However, this all should change with the coming of the new international terminal, which BTW is not going to be crescent shaped. With the introduction of the new terminal, DFW will also be introducing a new billion some odd dollar transportation system that will be effecient and get people to their gates better than the current TrAAms that operate between DFW's terminals. DFW is actually an excellent airport for the volume of passengers that fly through it, but the design makes me wonder if it was intended to be a hub airport for connections or if it was intended to be just a destination only airport. But let me tell you, in all airports, it depends on where you arrive and where you depart from in making connections. If your arrival gate is far from your departure gate, no matter where, you will run into time issues, not just at DFW, but I can understand your frustration with DFW. However, it has proved to be an excellent hub for AA and even Delta, and don't expect AA to pull out of DFW anytime in the forseeable future. AA's home is in Dallas, and they are here to stay. AA is the biggest airline in the world, and as us texans know, everything is bigger in TexAAs.
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