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Old 07-31-2015, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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I didn't fly into DFW, but it looks really confusing. Love Field is a walk in the park
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Old 08-01-2015, 08:42 PM
 
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I have two words to summarize how I feel about DFW Int'l.

Love Field.
They aren't comparable at all. One is a major international airport, one almost exclusively serves one airline
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Old 08-02-2015, 12:33 AM
 
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The Airport is now 40+ years old and that Constructions is actual improvements to keep it modern.

Hopefully, That construction will never end and just move on to new projects.
Exactly. This is why I try not to complain about all the constant construction in DFW in general, because construction means growth and improvement. It may be a pain sometimes while it's going on, but it will make things MUCH better and easier once it's all done.
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Old 08-02-2015, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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I've been to many airports around the world. DFW is the best designed airport in my opinion. Super easy car access and I never have to move between terminals (every terminal is allocated to specific airlines except for American which I think has several). Each terminal is like a separate mini airport making it feel small (except for driving on the main road - that's when one realizes how huge it actually is).

That airport is the exact opposite of a mess.
This! Love that DFW feels manageable and it's a breeze when you have to pick someone up or one is flying out. My only complaint is customs at the international terminal. They are just not equipped to handle volume like Atlanta is. We recently traveled internationally and the only reason we went through customs quickly was because all 4 of us had carry-on luggage and we were able to use the EZ line, which was fairly empty. The regular lines looked like a nightmare.

More and more we are flying out of Love Field because Southwest just keeps coming up with amazing fares to a lot of the places we have traveled to this past year. It is an amazing regional airport!
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Old 08-03-2015, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, Isanti County, MN
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I didn't fly into DFW, but it looks really confusing. Love Field is a walk in the park
I hate DFW. Everything is separated. Hard to get to, hard to find. The "hometown" American Airlines fares are a joke, the rental car joint is practically in Oklahoma, and good luck finding the right roads to navigate in and out if you aren't familiar with the freeway system. 183, 635, 121, 97, 121, 114.......HIKE!

Love Field, baby. Feels like you're flying out of your living room. Best fares around on Southwest, and for us it's 30 to 35, right on Mockingbird - done.

I fully realize that Love remains unable to accommodate every travelers destination needs, and to that I say - sucks for you!
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Old 08-03-2015, 05:42 PM
 
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I think the perception of DFW differs between area locals and connecting pax, at least based on the comments I'm reading and personal experience.

When I lived in Dallas, I loved DFW because of what many other posters have said, it's pretty easy to get in and out of and fairly simple to navigate. If you're going straight to or coming straight from a flight, it's golden and definitely better than most other large airports in the country.

However, no longer living in Dallas, I'm not a big fan of having to connect through DFW. It's too spread out and separated, and the train system isn't as efficient as Atlanta's (as the most direct comparison I can think of).

As a connecting passenger, I tend to prefer making a connection in Houston, Atlanta, or Denver compared to DFW. However, it's still way better than most of the larger coastal airports (with the noted exception of Charlotte) and significantly better than O'Hare.
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Old 08-03-2015, 05:53 PM
 
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I hate DFW. Everything is separated. Hard to get to, hard to find. The "hometown" American Airlines fares are a joke, the rental car joint is practically in Oklahoma, and good luck finding the right roads to navigate in and out if you aren't familiar with the freeway system. 183, 635, 121, 97, 121, 114.......HIKE!

Love Field, baby. Feels like you're flying out of your living room. Best fares around on Southwest, and for us it's 30 to 35, right on Mockingbird - done.

I fully realize that Love remains unable to accommodate every travelers destination needs, and to that I say - sucks for you!
That's a really bad comparison. DFW serves not quite 7x more passengers per year. Thusly, comparing the two in terms of service ease for locals or anyone else is absurd.
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Old 08-03-2015, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, Isanti County, MN
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That's a really bad comparison. DFW serves not quite 7x more passengers per year. Thusly, comparing the two in terms of service ease for locals or anyone else is absurd.
It wasn't a comparison intended to appease anyone's statistical requirements. I don't like DFW, and thanks to Love I almost never need DFW. You sayin' no one else in a metro of 6 million people hunts with that dog?
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Old 08-03-2015, 07:10 PM
 
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I travel quite a bit. I think DFW facility is adequate in comparison to others. American Airline's home airport is here; there are direct flights to all major domestic cities and to some major cities in Europe, East Asia, Middle East, Central/South America ... one thing worth mentioning is the dining choices -- some restaurants are more like full size/full menu restaurants plus Grand Hyatt -- with that Skylink tomorrow land mono rail, it's easy to hop from one terminal to another.
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Old 08-03-2015, 07:50 PM
 
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It wasn't a comparison intended to appease anyone's statistical requirements. I don't like DFW, and thanks to Love I almost never need DFW. You sayin' no one else in a metro of 6 million people hunts with that dog?

Here is your quote:

I hate DFW. Everything is separated. Hard to get to, hard to find. The "hometown" American Airlines fares are a joke, the rental car joint is practically in Oklahoma, and good luck finding the right roads to navigate in and out if you aren't familiar with the freeway system. 183, 635, 121, 97, 121, 114.......HIKE!

Love Field, baby. Feels like you're flying out of your living room. Best fares around on Southwest, and for us it's 30 to 35, right on Mockingbird - done.

I fully realize that Love remains unable to accommodate every travelers destination needs, and to that I say - sucks for you!

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You are running down DFW for being large and loving on LUV for being smaller. It's as simple as that.
1. If you don't know your way around DFW that's on you - 1 minute looking at an overhead map should be enough.

2. The rental car area is about 2,000 feet south of the southern most runway on the east side of DFW - that's hardly Oklahoma not to mention the wrong direction.

3. I live about 3 miles north of LUV in Dallas. I can drive from my front door to DFW in 3 true turns and a jog entering on the north side. If you can't navigate to and from DFW to your house with no trouble you are not qualified to live in DFW.
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