Airport of the Week: DFW

Updated: Jun 21, 2018

This is one of many posts to come highlighting top travel routes and airports out of Nashville International Airport (BNA).

Dallas is quite the city. We've discussed "The Big D" a few times, but according to "Cowtown" residents, it's not all it's cracked up to be. There's an interesting divide regarding which is the superior city: Dallas or Fort Worth? We will remain a neutral party in this debate and present you a "How To Spend Your Time In The Dallas-Fort Worth Airport" guide. A guide to an airport as animated as its cities and the eleventh busiest airport in the world!

Food & Drinks

The Icebox Cafe (Terminals A and B) should be your first stop if you are looking to start your morning with both a coffee and a delicious baked good. If you insist on a well-balanced meal, the cafe serves breakfast all day. The familiar cult classics, Peets Coffee, Dunkin Donuts, and Starbucks, are also scattered among the terminals.

Some of the best DFW sit-down restaurants are tex-mex joints Pappasitos (Terminal A) and Reata Grill (Terminal D). Cousin's Bar-B-Q (Terminal B) is recommended by locals who take their barbeque seriously. If you're looking for something a little more upscale, try Cool River Cafe (Terminal D). Perfect place to sip on a cocktail and order a steak, companion by your side or not.

Here is a full list of restaurants in DFW.

Getting Around

Let's be real. DFW is huge. After Denver, it is the second largest airport in the country. Larger than the whole borough of Manhattan. So yeah, getting around this airport is no easy feat. Luckily, DFW is fairly self-aware and has made transportation accommodations for its travelers.

Skyline and Terminal Link are the two most efficient ways to get from terminal to terminal in DFW. Skyline is a light rail train that quickly transports passengers to and from all five terminals while remaining inside security. Terminal Link is a shuttle service that leaves every 10 minutes from all terminal outside of security. This might be the best option for those who require easy wheelchair access. No purchase of ticket or pass is necessary for either service.

Here is more info on transportation and here are tips for navigating the airport among renovation.


As aforementioned, DFW is one of the many airports that is under renovation. While certainly a pain for any traveler, especially our frequent flyers, the outcome of the renovations will be worth it. So what changes can we expect out of this $2.7 billion project?

Terminal A's renovations were completed in January 2017, and Terminal E's in August of the same year. Both terminals now have more customer kiosks, updated security checkpoints, baggage claims, and gates, a new parking garage, and twice as many of the concessions as before. The project has created over 6,000 jobs.

The airport has also updated its interior design with new tiling and paint, as well as added more signs. The renovations will allow passengers to seamlessly get place to place.

Terminal B will be completely renovated next.

Which airport's renovations are the best? Let us know @flyinstyleapp. 

Original post by Emily McMahon


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