fourstripe
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Things To Do @ DFW...

Fri Dec 23, 2005 9:00 am

Howdy All!

I will have an extremely long (7 hrs) layover in DFW this upcoming Tuesday. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on what to do to pass the time? I was thinking about maybe heading over to the C.R. Smith museum if its open. Any other ideas?

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Longhornmaniac
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RE: Things To Do @ DFW...

Fri Dec 23, 2005 9:08 am

The CR Smith is a great museum. If you are interested at all in American Airlines, it is a must see. They're open from 10-6 Tueday-Saturday. The movie "Spirit of American" is a fun IMAX in AA's first class seats. I'd also suggest Founder's Plaza, on the southeast side of the airport, where taxiway Echo Romeo jogs between 17L/35R and 17C/35C. Its especially fun if the winds are out of the north, because 35C is a main arrival runway. A diagram of the airport can be found here: DFW Airport Diagram. The Skylink is certainly worthy of a few rides around the airport, especially if its during the International rush.

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RE: Things To Do @ DFW...

Fri Dec 23, 2005 9:29 am

If you can get a lift, head over to the LH cargo complex, good spotting over there
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BigJimFX
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RE: Things To Do @ DFW...

Fri Dec 23, 2005 11:50 am

Trust me, even as an aviation enthusiast you will be bored after 7 hrs. There is plenty to do around the airport. I recommend the Hilton DFW lakes. I believe that for $15 you can get a free shuttle to and from the hotel and enjoy many of the hotel amenities. It is also located next to the Grapevine Mills mall which has a 30 screen movie theater and an Ice rink. It is also across the street from the Bass pro shop which is an awesome store even if your not a sportsman. Try your best not to take a cab. (minimum fare off airport property is $19.60/Minimum on airport outside of toll plaza is 17.10) I also recommend while on the airport to Ride on the skylink which is always fun and check out the new terminal D. There are plenty of shops and restaurants. Plus an excellent view of the west side of the field. Just across the runways you can see the new international cargo facilities and the AA hangers! Enjoy!
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tismfu
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RE: Things To Do @ DFW...

Fri Dec 23, 2005 11:57 am

On-site, the best place to hang out it probably the new Terminal D. There are higher-end restaurants (shops are more or less on the same level as the other terminals) where you can linger over a meal and take up some of your long layover. If you like Latin food I highly recommend La Duni located in the south concessions village of D on the mezzanine level. Also, D is where the Grand Hyatt is and it has a good restaurant plus a rooftop pool overlooking the airfield.

Also, you might consider getting a $50 day-pass to AA's Admirals Club which would be good at any Club throughout the day on your journey.
 
HNL
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RE: Things To Do @ DFW...

Fri Dec 23, 2005 12:37 pm

ride the outer ring of the skytrain. Great airport views.
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AA7573E
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RE: Things To Do @ DFW...

Fri Dec 23, 2005 1:12 pm

Quoting HNL (Reply 5):
ride the outer ring of the skytrain. Great airport views.

There is no outer ring of the train. The train makes one loop through all the terminals. Have you ever even been to DFW?
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HNL
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RE: Things To Do @ DFW...

Fri Dec 23, 2005 1:55 pm

Quoting AA7573E (Reply 6):
There is no outer ring of the train. The train makes one loop through all the terminals. Have you ever even been to DFW?

When was the last time YOU were in DFW?      

You are referring to the old system. The new sky link train has been running since this spring. The train runs in both directions every few minutes.

http://www.dfwairport.com/transport/connect.html

pay close attention to the part that says "bi-directional".

[Edited 2005-12-23 05:58:00]
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HPLASOps
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RE: Things To Do @ DFW...

Sat Dec 24, 2005 3:34 am

If nothing else, you could jog through the horseshoes. Seems like whenever I've connected through there, my flight arrives on one end of the horseshoe and departs on the other end. Plenty of opportunity to work out and you get to see the whole airport that way.
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edelag
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RE: Things To Do @ DFW...

Tue Dec 27, 2005 11:13 am

Well if you want to pass a great deal of time get on the skytrain that goes through all the terminals, about 5-10 minutes to get through all of them.

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