DFW Posts

The Best Airports for Not Flying

We don’t know anyone who gets excited about going to the airport because of all the delicious food and fun things to do.

That said, when I was in college and regularly flying in and out of Pittsburgh Airport, the plethora of mall-stores and decent eateries made it a nice place to get bumped.

Check out this list of five US airports that are doing a good job on the shops-and-eateries front. (Even a couple of lounges with free WiFi and pet parks! Get it together, Pittsburgh!)

JFK, LAX, & More To Get Expedited Passenger Screening

Not everything on the TSA’s blog is style over substance (see our last post.)

Back in November, we talked about some of the ways the TSA was considering making security screening more efficient for the lowest-risk travelers. (Read the original post here.)

After a pilot program at several airports in the fall, the PreCheck program will roll out to some of the nation’s busiest hubs in early 2012.

These kinds of changes may be just what the travel industry needs after a very bumpy few years.

DFW is Getting a Makeover

2011 was a big year for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

With service added by Quantas, Emirates, Jet Blue, and Spirit Airlines, increased service from recent addition Virgin America, and the start of a 7-year, $1.9 million terminal renovation project, Texas travelers are going to have a lot to clap for in the coming years.

No news about additional parking… Just another reason to book ahead!

Spotlight on Dallas Fort Worth

We’ve seen two interesting articles lately about the exciting goings on at Dallas Fort Worth (DFW).

First, the airport has been recognized by the Airport Council International for its excellent customer service for the fifth year in a row.

Second, there are big plans afoot for major improvements – think roaming check-in agents with tablet computers taking care of everything without the hassle of waiting in line, and then directing you to the shortest security queue, so you can breeze through the swanky terminal on your way to boarding a double-decker Airbus A380 for a trip to Dubai.

Sign us up!

A Surprisingly Good Summer for Air Travel

Economic times might currently be difficult, but more people took flights in June 2011 compared with the same month for 2010. This is the announcement from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, which recently announced that in June 2011, US airlines were responsible for carrying 66.1 million passengers in total.

This is up by 1.6 percent on June 2010, showing that air travel is still has popular as ever. The three busiest airports in the United States for June 2011 were Atlanta International (ATL), Chicago O’Hare International (ORD) and Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW).

ATL Airport, which is the busiest airport in the world, saw a total of 4 million passengers enplaned in June 2011. ORD Airport saw a total of 2.7 million passengers in the same month and DFW Airport enplaned a total of 2.5 million in June.

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