DFW..........it's a doozy! I worked there from '97 - '02. It was frik'n aggravating to navigate the airport the first few weeks I was there. Whoever designed the roads should be shot! All those over/underpasses, left-hand side exits, very confusing. The terminal layout can be confusing when you're walking through it and don't know how it is laid out. If you have questions about it, consult a map with an overview of the terminals, one that also shows where each airline is located. That will help a lot and give you some sense of direction. American's "AmericanWay Magazine" has a very good map of terminals A, B, and C since AA
/AE has gates at all 3. There is a 4th terminal (E) that houses DL
For Eagle connections, there are 2 areas to be concerned with. First, there is a satellite terminal at the north end of Terminal A. To get to it, make your way to the low end gates around A10, A9, etc. There is an escalator down to a lower level where you catch a bus to the satellite terminal. This terminal mostly handles the flights that use the Saab 340b's. A couple of the ERJ flights leave from there as well. The second place to be aware of is the Eagle gates at Terminal B. Most of the ERJ's leave from here. Keep all this in mind when making your connections because these two areas are in completely different directions.
The "Skybridge" is located behind security between Terminal B and the intersection between Terminals A & C. The bridge crosses over the International Parkway allowing some nice airport views on sunny days.
has a bus service I believe, but most people don't use it. It is more convenient to just walk to the gates. A question was asked about customs at LH
. Lufthansa is located in Terminal B and so is a Customs and Immigration center. Once you complete all that, depending on your eagle connection, all you might have to do is go through security again upstairs and then walk down the concourse to the B side Eagle gates. If your eagle connection is in the satellite terminal, it may be best to catch a bus up stairs or make your way to the Airport Tram (outside security), and jump on the correct line (as there are several that go in different directions) that takes you to Terminal A. Get off at the low end gates and head through security to the terminal.
To answer Muttley35's question, the new people mover is to be opened when the new International Terminal is completed sometime next year. The 2 openings are to coincide together to unite the whole airport at once.
This is a long message with a lot in it, and DFW
can be daunting at times. But with a little bit of practice, you will get the hang of it and then it becomes easy to get around. Like I said........DFW
..........it's a doozy. Happy Flying.