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Frontier And American: MCI-DEN-DFW-MCI

Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:52 am

Saturday, November 3, 2007
Frontier flight 823
Depart: Kansas City International, MO (MCI)
Arrive: Denver International, CO (DEN)
Departure time (actual): 6:30 a.m. CDT (6:28 a.m. CDT)
Arrival time (actual): 7:10 a.m. MDT (7:13 a.m. MDT)
Departure gate: C84
Arrival gate: A24
Equipment: A319, N947FR
Tail: Maya the Jaguar!
Seat: 6F
Load factor: 50%


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OK, so this was going to be a fun weekend. Not much sleep, but fun. High school football Friday night, first time on Frontier to Denver in the morning, Mizzou game at Colorado at 4:30, switch up the airlines to good old American at 7:30 Sunday morning through DFW for my first time and then drive back to Mizzou.

I had to get up at 2:30 a.m. after getting about an hour and a half of sleep Saturday to drive to Kansas City. I left Columbia, MO, right at 3 in the morning and was off down I-70 West. Had to deal with deer (only one) crossing the highway, but fortunately made it to KCI economy parking at about 5:05. Froze my butt off standing for the shuttle for just 3 minutes.

Anyway, made it up to the "C" terminal at about 5:25. I had never been into the terminals of MCI, I just sat on a WN plane once here during a stopover. I'm not a big fan of the consolidation and division they have set up. It's a far less thrilling experience than walking into the main entrance of the terminal and seeing counter after counter of all of the airlines together. It's kind of sad at MCI.

Oh, I'm sure the airlines love it. They've got all of their ops right by their gates. They never have to walk more than 10 feet to do anything! And baggage claim between gates? Don't like it.

Had the timeless reminder of home (CMH) when I saw the Skybus counter at MCI. It makes you feel good to see such staples of your hometown on display out here!

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I walked around to check out the American, ExpressJet, Continental and Northwest gates. Same. Same. Same. Same. Boring airport!

Went back to the checkpoint for our four gates. I mean, that security setup makes it go quick, but it's lame.

I was through security in three minutes, waited around for about 10 inside the 4-gate pen and then boarded nearly last at about 6:10.

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.......Green! It felt like a National Rental Car counter, but I liked the interior. So exciting to see a Frontier for the first time! I went on back just a few rows, slid into 6F and had that side of the row to myself!

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I saw the F9 commercials playing on the little DirecTV screen on the back of the seat in front of me and they looked so cool. I thought they'd be playing for a while, but by the time I got my headphones out, I was only able to listen to one of them -- and it was great! They are a really fun airline.

Pushed back a few minutes before 6:30 and had a little bit of a taxi out to runway 27. The engines buzzed the familiar Airbus sound and the map on the DirecTV flickered on as we left the ground. I've never even been on a plane with the in-flight map yet (yeah I fly the old legacies like American and United)! It was cool -- made me want to stay awake at this hour. I didn't.

I dozed in and out of sleep and stretched my legs out through my entire row. I kept peeking at the map: Topeka, Manhattan, Hays, Colorado!

The sun started to make an appearance, chasing behind us from the east. Cool colors.

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Easy descent into DEN, not really familiar with the area so couldn't tell ya how we went, but it was smooth, like the Rockies.

Came down on one of the 16s -- I'm pretty sure it was 16R -- at 7:08 MDT. Turned left towards the terminal, and I saw the famous peaks.

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Another fuzzy friend was pushing back from its gate as we pulled up to A24 at about 7:13 a.m.

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That's a twisty jetway at A24 -- and I loved it, a great way for Denver to welcome me. Jetways are so cool.

Anyway, this place was deserted! Some passengers, but NO planes -- at 7:15. I think the one I saw pushing back next to us was the last of the first bank. Talk about banks -- there were just a few (like 2) more Frontier's at the other end of the hall, but other than that it was cleared out. I was pretty shocked.

Had tons of time to kill at DEN! Walked the entire length of all three concourses, including the UA express addition.

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It was great. Can't get the underground train's banjo "twang" thing they play out of my head now!

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Ate breakfast and watched College GameDay at a restaurant in the UA concourse and then finally caught the 10:15 SkyRide to Boulder to cover the game for www.thepalestra.com. Mizzou @ Coloardo! It was a beautiful day on a beautiful campus with a beautiful win for the visiting team! Check out the stories at http://www.thepalestra.com/schoolsite.php?sid=1783&id=8019&rid=31. There's another one on there -- below this one I posted.


Sunday, November 4, 2007
American Airlines flight 872
Depart: Denver International, CO (DEN)
Arrive: Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW)
Departure time: 7:30 a.m. MST
Arrival time: 10:25 a.m. CST
Equipment: MD-82

OK, this is a really funny story, and exciting.

So, my very gracious and fellow reporter for www.thepalestra.com, Katie O'Block, let me stay at her Boulder house on Saturday night. What a great person!

So, I got to bed about 12 a.m. Boulder time, but set my watch back (thank goodness after the long day) to 11 p.m. Got up a little before 5 a.m. to get out of there and catch the SkyRide back to DEN in time for my 7:30 flight to DFW and then on to MCI.

Katie, the unbelievable host she is, got up at 5 to say goodbye. I planned to walk to the bus station at 14th & Walnut in Boulder, but of course, Katie had to offer a ride. So, we got in the car and said goodbye and I was waiting for the 5:27 SkyRide to DEN by 5:20.

And I waited. 5:25. No bus. 5:27. No bus. 5:28: I hear a bus leaving somewhere around me. I see a reflection in an office building of a SkyRide bus. Oh crap -- I missed it. I was standing 15 feet away from the bus, but I didn't know it was there.

I was at the bus station, on the other side of the indoor waiting room, so my view of the other side of the station was blocked, where the SkyRide departed from. Katie said it would come right where she dropped me off, so I stayed there. But, I can't be mad at her at all after all she did for me. It was just very frustrating!

So now I was going to miss my 7:30 flight. I went into panic mode for a quick minute because I was stuck at a bus station in a city I had been in for all of 18 hours. I thought about calling a taxi, but that would have cost me about $150 (I knew that from the night before)!

But then I calmed down and realized standby on American would probably work. I called the fine folks at the AA call center at about 5:45 in the morning and the woman I talked to said it looked like there were seats available on the 8:50 a.m. flight from DEN-DFW. Then I'd standby in DFW.

OK, no problem. I called WN just to see what they had in case. They had an 11:10 a.m. flight, DEN-MCI, with one seat left for $191. I'll stay on standby.

So, I waited around the bus terminal for another 45 minutes, bought a Sunday Denver Post, you know normal stuff for hanging out at the bus station at 6 a.m. on a Sunday morning. There were a few interesting people in there.

Boarded the SkyRide at 6:24 and was at DEN at 7:30, just as my original flight was pushing back.

Went up to the kiosk, it said it couldn't retrieve my reservation (expected), so I went up to an agent. She quickly put me on standby for the 8:50 flight, but now warned because of a delay to a later DEN-DFW flight, they were trying to get more people on the 8:50 flight so chances didn't look as good for me. Oh well, there's plenty more AA DEN-DFW to try to get on. And I had all day.

Went down through security. Kind of a confusing system -- I was down at the north checkpoint, but not bad. Through in about three minutes again. And onto the "wubdubow, wubdubow" (that's my imitation of the train arriving noise at DEN)! Cool Frontier ads down at the train stop.

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American Airlines flight 1032
Depart: Denver International, CO (DEN)
Arrive: Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW)
Departure time: 8:50 a.m. MST
Arrival time: 11:45 a.m. CST

Made it to concourse C and checked in at C39 with the friendly agent. I just confirmed I was on the standby list. They don't have the usual AA TV screens at their gates like they have at most of their big stations that display the standby list.

It was obvious I wasn't getting on this flight. It was packed in the gate area. Antsy looking people standing by the podium -- meaning lots of standbys. Sure enough, they were full, I don't think one standby made it on.

There was a 9:45 to DFW that was the delayed flight the agent talked about. It was now due to depart at 10:35. There was also an originally scheduled 10:35 DFW flight. Craz-i-ness!

I went to Caribou Coffee by the US gates to get a bagel and a smoothie (good!). Saw some planes when I was down there.

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I came back and the same friendly man I talked to before was now working the delayed DFW flight at C37. He made an announcement to all standbys to come up to get a seat assignment! Hoo-ray!

He also got me confirmed on a 2:30 p.m. from DFW-MCI. What a guy! This turned out to be huge, very huge, later on in the day.

American Airlines flight 732
Depart: Denver International, CO (DEN)
Arrive: Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW)
Departure time (actual): 9:45 a.m. MST (10:26 a.m. MST)
Arrival time (actual): 12:35 p.m. CST (1:08 p.m. CST)
Departure gate: C37
Arrival gate: C31
Equipment: MD-82, N7531A
Seat: 12F
Load factor: 90%


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Waited with my laptop for my sweet Super 80 to arrive to take me to DFW.

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Dude, they were super fast on this turn. It's like AA wanted to be like WN or something. The jet got into C37 at about 10 and they were boarding about 10 minutes later. And we were out by 10:26!

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It was hilarious, though. There were two AA flights to DFW departing from C37 and 39 at 10:35! Boarding announcements were a mess!

I got on the plane, walked just past first class, when a FA shooed me into row 12, without saying anything. My seat was in row 25. I said, "I can sit here?" She said, "Sure, that's fine." It was great, it was a window seat. I had 25B on my ticket! The FA was just trying to get us out of there as quick as possible because we were delayed. She did a good job.

They pushed back only about three or four minutes after I sat down. Really. They were moving it.

We taxied out to runway 25. We were third in line to depart.

This is a sweet runway. Taking off straight toward the Rockies! The little UA Dash 8 that took off before us looked so helpless as it slowly inched off the ground towards the towering mountains ahead of it. But, the little guy made it alright, making a slight turn to the north to avoid its daunting challenge.

We took off after a UA 737 and went south. I saw downtown straight out my window.

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Continued south. And south. And south. Not much going on.

I read the AA magazine, had some water, typed some trip report and dozed off a bit again.

Hey, we flew over the NASCAR race going on at the Texas Motor Speedway and by Chase Daniel's (Mizzou quarterback) high school and football stadium -- Southlake Carroll Dragons! That was neat.

We landed on 18R at about 12:58. Very nice touchdown.

And boy was I happy to see this megaplex for the first time. So big! Grand AA hangars everywhere, Delta buildings, former NW DC-10s turned ATA parked outside of Delta Air Lines buildings. What's going on here?

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I was happy to see this place. And it was just the start.

We waited to cross 18L for a jet, then made our way across the road and over to the C gates.

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We pulled up to C31 a little after 1 p.m. and we were off quickly. I was greeted with lots of anxious New Yorkers waiting to get to LGA on their delayed flight with this plane, now -- gasp! -- 30 minutes late with a 1:50 p.m. departure to the Big Apple.

But I was in a new world, a new adventure, the AA fortress of DFW. I couldn't wait. What is this mysterious place I have heard and wondered so much about? At first glance, it reminded of AA's concourse at San Juan, Puerto Rico. In fact, now that I think about it more, they really seem very similar. Just in terms of the apparent age and condition of the gate areas, podiums and building in general. The way some of the gates are staggered (C32, 33) are really reminiscent of SJU.

But there was the SkyLink train to get to. Oh, how amazing this was. I couldn't have imagined a view like this.

When I first got on, I stared straight down on an AA 757!

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The rest of my ride, all the way back around to the stop I got on at C32, was just jaw-dropping. Perfect views of DFW ops at their busiest, all aboard a smooth, windy tram car.

Saabs here, 777 there.... here comes another Mad Dog, there's one pushing back, going to TUL... oop there's a United 737... woah -- what's this?, a non-circle concourse, an elegant, square-shaped figure, a shopping-mall that resembles the Mall of America inside, that's novel... OK, back outside, around the train track, over some parking lots, here's the US old America West colors retro A319 again, here's a Frontier A319, I see a NW A319 taxing in... and finally we were back to the stop at gate C32. Great ride.

So, I stopped and got lunch at Au Bon Pain, good chicken sandwich, and went one gate over from where I arrived, to C30 for the 2:30 MCI flight.

American Airlines flight 1712
Depart: Dallas/Ft. Worth International, TX (DFW)
Arrive: Kansas City International, MO (MCI)
Departure time (actual): 2:30 p.m. CST (2:28 p.m. CST)
Arrival time (actual): 4:00 p.m. CST (4:01 p.m. CST)
Departure gate: C30
Arrival gate: C78
Equipment: MD-82, N70401
Seat: 8D
Load factor: 100%


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I was glad my man helped me out in DEN with a confirmed seat. I took a glance at the standby monitor at the gate -- it looked pretty full.

When they called my group to board at about 2:10, I got an even better look. There were 41 standbys! 41. That's bad.

I later learned (the pilot announced on the plane) that a previous flight that day was canceled to MCI. I also later learned (when I got home) that the canceled flight was flight 880 -- the flight I was scheduled to connect on if I had made my 7:30 a.m. flight from DEN. So, I would have been one of those 41 (or 42) standbys that didn't get a seat! But because I missed my first flight in DEN because I couldn't find the stupid bus, I'm getting home earlier than if I would have if I made my first flight! Crazy.

I was on the full plane. I had seat 8D, an aisle. That was the only problem. I was happy though, I was on the plane.

We pushed back on time and headed out among the masses (of AAs). We went for 18L. We got on the strip pretty quickly, lined up and were outta there.

The flight deck told us just about every city we were going to be going over between DFW and MCI. It was nice and detailed.

I didn't get to take any pictures because I had the aisle. Sorry.

I listened to my iPod a lot on this flight. Had to do it sometime this trip.

It was a pretty short flight and we landed on 19R a few minutes before four. Some overhead bins opened (just slightly, but they made a noise) when we touched down. Some people were scared by this.

We went over to C78 and were guided in by a fine ramper. I got out, got the reg. number for you all and was out on the curb in two minutes and on the shuttle bus back to parking in four minutes.

Good experience, this trip.
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RE: Frontier And American: MCI-DEN-DFW-MCI

Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:05 am

You mentioned you were flying on standby. Do you work for an airline (or know someone who does)? Which airline?
Have you kissed a 777 today?
 
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RE: Frontier And American: MCI-DEN-DFW-MCI

Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:03 pm

Great trip report!

I’m particularly fond of your reason for traveling! I went to Mizzou myself (BJ ’02) and went to the game in Boulder in 2001 (although we drove). In typical Missouri fashion, we were up in the first half and then lost control of the ballgame in the second.

I have many fond memories of trips from both STL and MCI during my days at MU. Flew one of my last trips on a 727 on DL from ATL to MCI coming back to school from Christmas break one year.

Ahhh…those were the days!

Here’s to a win over the Aggies this weekend!

M-I-Z!

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RE: Frontier And American: MCI-DEN-DFW-MCI

Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:04 pm

Nice TR!  Smile Great pics!
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RE: Frontier And American: MCI-DEN-DFW-MCI

Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:00 pm

This TR would be better if you were a Jayhawk






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RE: Frontier And American: MCI-DEN-DFW-MCI

Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:34 pm

Quoting SW733 (Reply 4):
This TR would be better if you were a Jayhawk

Just wait... You'll get your trip back to reality at Arrowhead on the 24th!  Smile

bcoz
 
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RE: Frontier And American: MCI-DEN-DFW-MCI

Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:17 pm

Great Trip Report.

Nice Pictures.

Thank you for sharing.

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RE: Frontier And American: MCI-DEN-DFW-MCI

Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:25 am

Quoting Triple7man (Reply 1):
You mentioned you were flying on standby. Do you work for an airline (or know someone who does)? Which airline?

No, I wish. You can fly "standby" on any flight on the same day, on the same airline and to the same city as your original itinerary, I do believe on most U.S. carriers, at least in my experience. I don't work for an airline, so I'm not exactly sure.  expressionless 

Oh, and if I did work for an airline, it'd be Skybus. Just kidding!

Quoting Bcoz (Reply 2):
M-I-Z!

-Z-O-U! "1st down Tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigers, at the Aggies 15" - Stadium announcer, Faurot Field.

Quoting Bcoz (Reply 2):
I'm particularly fond of your reason for traveling! I went to Mizzou myself (BJ '02) and went to the game in Boulder in 2001 (although we drove).

Ah, well I'm happy to break the losing string in Boulder. Ah, by car, why didn't I think of that? (jk!)

So does BJ mean broadcast journalism? Or bachelor of something? I can never figure that out. If you did get a journalism degree, where are you working now? Do you like my reports on thepalestra.com?

A&M should be a good game. I'll have lots of coverage.

Quoting SW733 (Reply 4):
This TR would be better if you were a Jayhawk

I would have never made it home because I would've gotten stuck in a trashcan.

Thanks for the comments!
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RE: Frontier And American: MCI-DEN-DFW-MCI

Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:25 am

Enjoyed the report.

I trust the Mountaineers can do as well when they visit Boulder next year for an out of conference game.
 
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RE: Frontier And American: MCI-DEN-DFW-MCI

Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:06 pm

Quoting Bluejackets (Reply 7):

Ah, well I'm happy to break the losing string in Boulder. Ah, by car, why didn't I think of that? (jk!)

So does BJ mean broadcast journalism? Or bachelor of something? I can never figure that out. If you did get a journalism degree, where are you working now? Do you like my reports on thepalestra.com?

A&M should be a good game. I'll have lots of coverage.

For some reason, the j-school gives out "BJs" or Bachelor of Journalism degrees as opposed to BAs or BSs. I never quite got the point of it.... but that's what my diploma says. I actually majored in newspaper journalism, but my passion has always been radio. I worked for KFRU in Columbia for a long time during college and for a few years after graduation.

I'll be sure to read some of your coverage on Saturday.

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RE: Frontier And American: MCI-DEN-DFW-MCI

Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:07 pm

What a great TR.

Amazing pics.

Thank you for sharing,

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RE: Frontier And American: MCI-DEN-DFW-MCI

Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:13 am

Great report,

You are really lucky with gettting the confirmed seat on your last leg home!
If you think of it, it's just crazy!  Smile
Thanks for sharing your story!

Cheers,
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Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:09 pm

Great report and photo's, many thanks, made for an interesting read.

Regards

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RE: Frontier And American: MCI-DEN-DFW-MCI

Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:52 pm

Hi bluejackets,

Thanks for a really interesting report. Particularly enjoyed reading of your excitement at being in DFW for the first time! The photos are great as well.

What's your view on how F9 measures against the other US non-legacies? I'm looking at options for SEA-LAX next year and am tempted to route through DEN. Something of a diversion I know, but I'd like to try them out!

cheers, Khaleej777
 
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RE: Frontier And American: MCI-DEN-DFW-MCI

Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:39 am



Quoting Khaleej777 (Reply 13):
articularly enjoyed reading of your excitement at being in DFW for the first time!

Haha, yeah I get really excited when I see a new airport!

Quoting Khaleej777 (Reply 13):
What's your view on how F9 measures against the other US non-legacies? I'm looking at options for SEA-LAX next year and am tempted to route through DEN. Something of a diversion I know, but I'd like to try them out!

I think F9 is one of the best options out of any airline in the U.S. Now, I haven't been on jetBlue or AirTran, but I couldn't imagine them being that much better (except for B6 offering free DirecTV). I would definitely encourage you to try Frontier out. The crew on my flight was extremely pleasant and cheerful. The interior is pretty neat-looking and comfortable. And it's just exciting to see what kind of animal you will get on your tail! I mean, what other airline has that? It's cool when you get to DEN to see all the different animals at the F9 concourse, although I didn't get to see too many because we arrived in between banks!

Don't pass up F9 if you get the chance!

Thanks for the reply!!
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Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:40 pm



Quoting Bluejackets (Thread starter):
And boy was I happy to see this megaplex for the first time. So big! Grand AA hangars everywhere, Delta buildings, former NW DC-10s turned ATA parked outside of Delta Air Lines buildings. What's going on here?

Those former NW DC-10s are now used by TZ for military charters to Iraq. Here in MHK we pretty much run a troop shuttle to MCI where they all take AA to DFW. If only we flew direct to DFW from Manhattan..  dollarsign   dollarsign 

Also, if our defense decides to show up this weekend Mizzou is going down.. Go Cats!!
 
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RE: Frontier And American: MCI-DEN-DFW-MCI

Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:02 am



Quoting Khaleej777 (Reply 13):
What's your view on how F9 measures against the other US non-legacies? I'm looking at options for SEA-LAX next year and am tempted to route through DEN. Something of a diversion I know, but I'd like to try them out!

I wouldn't pass up a chance to try F9 if you haven't already done so. SEA-LAX via DEN would be a nice trip. Last year I was returning from YYZ to SAT and routed on Air Canada to DEN, then a five hour layover to catch my first F9 flight from DEN to SAT. I was well worth the trip and DEN is a great airport to explore. It also helped that I have a military (dependent) ID and was able to use the awsome USO located above Concourse A. I believe that USO is someone's (Continental's?) former club. If you can, try and schedule enough between xfers to explore the airport.

Nice TR btw.
 
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RE: Frontier And American: MCI-DEN-DFW-MCI

Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:07 pm



Quoting Bluejackets (Reply 14):



Quoting N200WN (Reply 16):

Dear Will and Rob,

Thanks both for your advice about F9. I'm looking forward to my trip to the US next year. Whilst SEA-LAX on American or Alaska would earn me BA miles, I think you may just have sold me on SEA-DEN-LAX...

cheers, Khaleej777
 
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RE: Frontier And American: MCI-DEN-DFW-MCI

Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:47 am

I love DFW airport. Its so amazing to see the massive amunts of AA jets there that fill up 4 big terminals. Terminal D is the best though, very modern and new and the skylink train is so cool too. Hopefully you'll get to go back through there sometime.

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