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Re: DFW Airport

Postby longhorn » 25 Sep 2018 14:09

Thank you I45 Tex, that brings back some fond memories. I remember flying out of DFW after its first opened as a kid . Everytime the connector between C and D,I look for signs of the old Airtrans footprint still standing (on the west side in front Terminal D). Oh the memories.

Which makes the Skylink all the more remarkable. Even back in Crandall's days when AA was wheeling and dealing to take over all of now Terminal A and C. No one would have thought AA would be the main tenant in three of the four terminals in that brochure. All possible by Skylink.

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Re: DFW Airport

Postby Hannibal Lecter » 25 Sep 2018 14:48

I45Tex wrote:About four more pages of that brochure are gone now. I don't know the year. But google image searching Surtran taxis turns up interesting NYT and architectural articles about DFW opening and Dallas in general.


Thanks for posting!

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Re: DFW Airport

Postby Tnexster » 03 Oct 2018 20:23

Airline launches its first DFW Airport to Florida route, prices start at $39

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... tampa.html

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Re: DFW Airport

Postby dallasbeatsaustin » 03 Oct 2018 22:12

Yak_Forger wrote:Come on, direct DFW-CDG flights? Meanwhile, I can't get a decent flight when visiting distant relatives in Russia because everything goes through Moscow...
At least it will make the flights between Dallas and home much more convenient, and on Air France nonetheless! I just hope they won't follow the national tradition and be on strike every couple days.

A direct DFW to Moscow flight would be a dream for my family and I, especially my in-laws in Moscow. But yes, getting from TX to anywhere outside Moscow is a nightmare. Our friends from Ufa always have great connection stories. Also, we still hate ourselves because of the canceled Houston-Moscow route that Singapore ended two years ago. That was a sweet flight, and decent connections for those going farther into Russia/former USSR.

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Re: DFW Airport

Postby Matt777 » 04 Oct 2018 12:58

A few days ago, American announced new service from DFW to the following destinations:

DFW–DGO (Durango, Mexico) Embraer E140 Daily Starts June 6
DFW–SDQ (Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep) Boeing 737-800 Saturday June 8–Aug. 17
DFW–SAP (San Pedro Sula, Honduras) Airbus A319 4x weekly June 7–Aug. 17
DFW–TGU (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) Airbus A319 3x weekly June 6–Aug. 20

DFW–Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) in Georgia
DFW–Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) in Florida
DFW–Yuma International Airport (YUM) in Arizona
DFW–Meadows Field Airport (BFL) in Bakersfield, California
DFW- Harlingen, TX (HRL)

Beginning April 2, new daily service:
DFW–Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) in California (seasonal)
DFW–Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG) in Arizona (year-round)
DFW–Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) in California (year-round)

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Re: DFW Airport

Postby tamtagon » 18 Oct 2018 08:53

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/dfw ... pes-fliers

New lounges at DFW Airport cater to all types of fliers

by Conor Shine

...While airlines like American are investing millions of dollars upgrading their lounges with an eye toward catering to the most elite fliers, The Club aims to capitalize on shifting trends in airline loyalty and travel credit cards to tap a new audience of travelers.

“Demand is extremely high and it keeps growing,” said Nancy Knipp, senior vice president at Airport Lounge Development. “What’s really changing is the value of lounge access, particularly in the credit card world. Then you combine that with airline lounges becoming more exclusive. ... We’re opening that up to a broader audience.”
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Knipp said Airport Lounge Development thinks it still has room to grow at DFW Airport, which is slated to add as many as 100 flights per day next year, most from American Airlines. The group plans to bid on the additional lounge space being made available by DFW.


so, the headline is tacking toward the absurd, this new lounge does not cater to all types of flyers, just an under-served segment of the traveling public-- the third wheel in the cozy relationship between credit card providers and airlines. Whatever. It's a step in the right direction.

Not until the airports shift focus to improve in-terminal experiences of both it's host population (permanent) and connecting flight population (transient) will the physical setting match up with what people seek out in day to day life. May be hard to imagine now in because most of travelers are overwhelmed dreaded airport experiences, but the most successful superhubs and global portals will amass collections of destination venues. Pleasure trips will schedule time to enjoy what the airport has to offer, rather than block out downtime waiting.

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Re: DFW Airport

Postby ContriveDallasite » 19 Oct 2018 02:34

I would say that the DFW Airport experience is already far far ahead of most airports in the country.

Working as a consultant I have seen my fair share of lounges and public waiting areas - and DFW in the majority of its terminals is definitely not behind.

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Re: DFW Airport

Postby tamtagon » 19 Oct 2018 08:03

^that's good to hear, in the last decade I've been to five airports so my personal consideration set is inadequate. As an emerging global portal, the experiences, services and accommodations available to travelers passing through DFW Airport needs to compare favorably to airports around the world.

The airport should build itself into an intentional and enjoyable stop for long distance travelers. Domestically, all cross country travelers facing 5+ hours total air-travel time (flight time plus time inside airport, excluding ground transpo to/from airport) should be lured to extend the air-travel time by 2-4 hours inside DFW by an array of daypart activities that enhance the reason for travel. Business travelers could have a full suite of full service co-working space available; breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, supper, snack time restaurants in full force to entertaining clients and potential clients; "hotel" rooms for taking a nap and cleaning up for the destination....

The airport facility should turn downtime of a connecting flight into a welcomed respite.

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Re: DFW Airport

Postby The_Overdog » 19 Oct 2018 09:50

^that's good to hear, in the last decade I've been to five airports so my personal consideration set is inadequate.

It's a bit difficult to measure in my opinion, because many other US airports and worldwide are much better located where the inside-airport experience is bad but you can literally walk out the door to better things. DFW is so isolated that the experience will have to be maintained by the airport because it will be 30 years or longer before you can walk out the airport door to something cool. And I'm using walking as a proxy for 30 minutes for the to/fro transit to something 'better' with no personal car.

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Re: DFW Airport

Postby Hannibal Lecter » 19 Oct 2018 11:21

In this era of TSA goons, airside amenities and private lounges in every terminal no experienced traveler is going to leave an airport in this country unless they've got an overnight layover.

The only time I've ever left an airport between flights was in the Middle East. It took a 16 hour layover and free rooms in the airline-owned five star hotel to lure us out. We never saw anything except through the window of the hotel van. And afterwards my traveling companion and I agreed it hadn't been worth the hassle, considering the amenities in the airline's lounge.

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Re: DFW Airport

Postby TNWE » 22 Oct 2018 12:04

tamtagon wrote:^that's good to hear, in the last decade I've been to five airports so my personal consideration set is inadequate. As an emerging global portal, the experiences, services and accommodations available to travelers passing through DFW Airport needs to compare favorably to airports around the world.

The airport should build itself into an intentional and enjoyable stop for long distance travelers. Domestically, all cross country travelers facing 5+ hours total air-travel time (flight time plus time inside airport, excluding ground transpo to/from airport) should be lured to extend the air-travel time by 2-4 hours inside DFW by an array of daypart activities that enhance the reason for travel. Business travelers could have a full suite of full service co-working space available; breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, supper, snack time restaurants in full force to entertaining clients and potential clients; "hotel" rooms for taking a nap and cleaning up for the destination....

The airport facility should turn downtime of a connecting flight into a welcomed respite.


I'm really curious to meet these business travelers who seek out 2-4 hour connections on transcon trips through DFW. If my work is paying for me to travel somewhere, they don't want me to take the long way, even if there's a WeWork in the terminal. :roll:

All of the so-called "World Class" airports that get showered with accolades are serving a fundamentally different customer than 95% of the passengers going through DFW. Almost all of the passengers passing through DFW are connecting to or from a domestic city, even if they are taking an international flight.
Dubai, Singapore, etc are all about connecting passengers from Country A to Country B via Country C, and in many cases, citizens of Country A or B aren't allowed in Country C without a visa or other advance paperwork. It's not that the airport amenities are so much better than what's outside, it's that many passengers literally aren't allowed outside.

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Re: DFW Airport

Postby itsjrd1964 » 07 Nov 2018 22:46

DFW will be getting a second Panda Express location, in Terminal E. Also coming to Terminal E: a new Whataburger. Both will open in the terminal next year. Two additional duty-free shops are coming, by April 1--one for Terminal A, the other in Terminal C.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/dfw ... ree-stores
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/dfw ... hataburger

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Re: DFW Airport

Postby itsjrd1964 » 30 Nov 2018 22:12

DFW Airport plans to issue billions in bonds for improvements, possibly including a sixth terminal

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/dfw ... provements

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Re: DFW Airport

Postby DPatel304 » 07 Dec 2018 13:23

According to a new report from Reuters, Amazon is looking at several top U.S. airports for potential locations for its cashier-free Go stores. The service cites public request records from airport operators suggesting meetings with the head of the retail service. Both the San Jose and Los Angeles airports have confirmed Amazon’s interest. Dallas appears to be on Amazon’s list of potential spots, as well.

https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/07/amazo ... -airports/

I was hoping we would be among the first to get one of these stores. Nothing has been confirmed, but, if they are eyeing airports, then DFW certainly makes a lot of sense.

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Re: DFW Airport

Postby Matt777 » 13 Dec 2018 14:59

American Airlines has added several new flights for DFW starting next year. Here's a rundown:

Changes:
-2nd daily flight for DFW to Paris and Madrid
-Upgauge on DFW-Anchorage to 787 during the Summer

New nonstop flights from DFW to:
-San Luis Obispo, CA
-Myrtle Beach, SC
-Harrisburg, PA
-Santa Rosa/Sonoma, CA
-Kalispell/Glacier Park, MT

Source: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopi ... &t=1410585


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