Dallas-Fort Worth, US
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is located roughly halfway between the cities of Dallas (30km) and Fort Worth (40km), and is the world's third busiest airport, and is the largest hub for American Airlines.
It has five semi-circular terminals placed along a central road known as Spur 97. Terminals A, C, and E are on the east side of the airport while Terminals B and D are on the west:
There are a lot of renovation works going on right now, and a sixth terminal is planned.
Travelling between terminals
The airport is huge (it's actually larger than the island of Manhattan) so you'll need to take shuttles to get around:
There are regular buses to downtown Dallas, but the train is cheap, comfortable and reliable and the better option. For Fort Worth, it may be more convenient to take a taxi or shuttle van (like the Go Yellow Checker Shuttle), as you need to take two shuttle buses to get to the train station.
For Dallas: The Orange Line of the Dallas Area Rapid Transport (DART) train runs from the airport station from Mon-Sun, 04:00-01:00. The journey to West End Station in downtown Dallas takes around one hour.
Cost: USD 2.50 for a two-hour pass, USD 5 for a day-pass
Buying tickets: Kiosks in the airport or with the GoPass app
Location: Station in Terminal A, lower level, entry A10
For Fort Worth: The Trinity Railway Express (TRE) runs to Fort Worth Mon-Sat (no service on Sun) from 05:27-22:10, roughly every 30 minutes (fewer at off-peak hours).
Cost: USD 2.50 for a two-hour pass
Location: CentrePort/DFW Airport Station (take airport shuttle bus to Remote South Parking pick-up zones, then take shuttle bus, leaving every 15 mins. to the station)
There are many reliable taxi companies operating from the airport. Journey time to Dallas or Fort Worth is around 30-60 minutes, depending on traffic.
Cost: USD 45 flat-rate to Dallas Central Business District, USD 48 flat-rate to Fort Worth Central Business District (plus USD 5 for airport exit, USD 2 per extra passenger and 15-20% tip)
Location: Terminals A, B, C and E upper level, Terminal D lower level
UBER is now available at DFW. A trip into downtown Dallas is approx USD 25. Passengers are being picked up at the passanger pick-up areas.
There is a major construction programme running throughout the airport, expected to be completed in 2021.
Expect sporadic gate changes and extra travel distances to gates in Terminals A, B, and E, where renovations are in full swing. Currently, Gates A24-29, A35-36, B4-B11, and E11-17 are closed for renovations.
Check for updates here: www.dfwairport.com/news/trip/index.php
The airport offers a handy Minute Suites service – a high-tech centre where you can relax, sleep, or work in private suites by the hour. Rates start at USD 38 for the first hour, USD 120 for 5 hours, or USD 150 for 8 hours. The shower is USD 20 with room rental (USD 30 without).
Location: Terminal D, airside, near Gate D23
Hours: 24 hours
This airport has 52 water bottle refilling stations throughout the concourses. Pack an empty water bottle and fill up before your flight.
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen offers fantastic traditional local Creole cuisine home to Louisiana and Southern US states.
Six complimentary airside travel lounges (B28, C8, C27, E8) offer workstations with seating and power outlets. There are also charging stations with USB ports at Gates A10, C6, C20, C27, C35, D21, D23, D30, D40, E10, and E37. Be sure to stay up to date with gates under construction before going.
There are plenty of lounges available at the airport, whether you're a member of a club or not:
Available to all passengers
Airline lounges (all airside)
If you have a Priority Pass, you can use the lounges at D21 and E7.
For delicious baguette sandwiches and quick service, head to Banh Shop, the Vietnamese fusion restaurant.
Terminal D, airside, gate 31
It's not cheap, but you can grab a shower here:
Enjoy a relaxing massage and other spa services in one of XpresSpas locations:
Terminal A, airside, near Gate A25
Terminal D, airside, south retail hall, near Gate 20
Terminal D, airside across from Gate D24 - KIOSK Spa
Terminal E, airside, near Gate E27
The Grand Hyatt DFW is a comfortable, convenient overnight option within the airport. The hotel has amenities including a spa, swimming pool, in-room dining, and gym.
Cost: From USD 89 + tax for a day room (09:00-17:00), from USD 172 per night for a standard room
Location: Terminal D (access via Skylink from all terminals)
DFW Airport has a yoga studio open 24-hours a day on the walking path between Terminal B and Terminal D. The space is equipped with free yoga mats and a looping DVD with instruction.
The DFW Barber Shop offers haircuts, facial hair grooming, and shoeshine services. Walk-ins are welcome.
Terminal C, airside, gate C7
A variety of highly-rated choices include
There are three Aquafina Junior Flyers Clubs (A13, B12, C14) where children can burn off a little energy with kid-friendly activities.
The McDonald’s Play Area at Gate D30 has games and a playscape for kids as well.
For nursing mums, there are private rooms at Gates A19 and B40. Call 3-3112 from the adjacent Paging Phone (or 972-973-3112 from your mobile phone) for the access code.
Most restaurants at DFW close around 21:00, so if you get in late, head to Sky Canyon in Terminal D. Conceived by chef Stephen Pyles, the restaurant serves modern Texas cuisine until 22:00.
If you can’t make it there in time, try Uno Due Go in Terminal C for deep dish pizzas until midnight.
For an upscale sit-down meal, try the swanky Grand Hyatt’s Grand Met and M Lounge. They serve Mediterranean and New American-influenced dishes, classy cocktails, and simple but elegant appetizers and sushi.
Terminal D, landside, lobby level
Hours: 06:00-11:00, 17:00-22:30
Founder’s Plaza is a six-acre observation area on the north side of the airport perfect for kids, aviation fans, and anyone that wants to get some fresh air. There are picnic areas, telescopes, and a historical information.
Founder’s Plaza is north-west of Terminal B—take a taxi to Texan Trail and N. Airfield Drive. The journey takes 5-10 minutes
Hours: 07:00-19:00 daily
Terminal D houses the LiveWell Walking path, which measures just over a kilometre. If you want more of a cardio challenge while you’re waiting around, climb the 55-foot high staircases to the Skylink station. Along the path and in the Skylink stations, you’ll find artwork by more than 30 artists to keep you entertained.
Cereality, the cereal bar where you can choose a variety of cereals and topics
Terminal C, airside, gate 6
Urban Taco offers unique Mexican food like the al pastor torta with avocado crema.
Terminal C, airside, gate 22
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