Thu Jul 06, 2000 3:33 am

Several years ago in the late 80's/early 90's, AA planned to build a massive, multi-billion dollar terminal on the west side of DFW in the long-term parking areas that would have abandoned the half-moon architecture of DFW.

Obviously the plan was shelved, but does AA have anything on the drawing board to develop at DFW like the projects at JFK and MIA?

If anybody else can remember this, let me know what you remember about it.

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Thu Jul 06, 2000 4:06 am

Nothing nearly as big as at JFK or MIA. A new communter terminal has been announced north of the existing terminals. A new international terminal will be built on the west side of the airport that will consolidate international operations for all carriers including AA. That will open up AA's existing international gates for domestic flights. The airport is planning on installing a new, improved railway system as well. The DFW web site has details about the new international terminal and rail system, while the AA web site in press releases has images of the new commuter terminal. I thing the only part that is really being financed by AA is the comuter terminal, the rest is being done by DFW. Please correct if I am wrong about that.

I do remeber AA wanting a new terminal at DFW but do not know any details about it.
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Thu Jul 06, 2000 7:25 am

the rail system constuction has already started, and the new international terminal should also be getting started too. the future american eagle terminal should be open around october-november of this year. but lately DFW has done most of the planning which i think most of the things that are going up are supposed to give AA the advantage and terminal A will open up which AA will probably sell it's gates at terminal B and be at terminal A and C
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Thu Jul 06, 2000 11:37 am

>Obviously the plan was shelved, but does AA have anything on
>the drawing board to develop at DFW like the projects at JFK and MIA?

Not at the present time. But that was as of the time I write this. ;-I

>If anybody else can remember this, let me know what
>you remember about it.

Sure. It was to be a single, long North-South terminal building running parallel with North-South runways and roadways. Both underground train and overhead internal moving walkways to be included. Construction was supposed to be done South to North. As construction progressed, AA was supposed to leave Terminal 3E to occupy south end of new terminal and residents of 2W were to move into 3E. Once new building completed, AA and AE were to vacate 2E and everything was to be on west side.

Construction on east side mirror image terminal was to then commence moving North to South at a slower pace than west side due to less free space to move tenants to/from. Anyway, as the building from the north progressed, tenants to move in were to be "everybody else" (non-AA/DL), then Delta.

Interesting side note is that the financing terms for the west terminal included the requirements that the east terminal be built immediately upon completion of west terminal and that Delta could not utilize any ex-AA facilities on the east side. West terminal construction costs were finalized at over 1.3 Billion dollars when the project was cancelled in early 1990's airline recession.
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Thu Jul 06, 2000 9:46 pm

Thanks AAR90

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