December 12, 2008

DFW Airport

I know Dallas Fort Worth International airport (DFW) is not in Denton County, none-the-less it’s one of the things that makes Denton excellent. I may live in a small and tidy city (120, 000 people in about 80 sq miles), but I consider myself half an hour away from the rest of the world.

I know lots of people like to bag on American Airlines (and I know that for all the years I’ve been flying with them – 10+ – I’ve never been upgraded), but their hub at DFW is just another thing that makes this airport, and by extension Denton, fantastic. AA’s hub ensures I can fly direct to just about everywhere in the country and a lot of the world. And, if you’re lucky enough to have a flight leaving from Terminal D (formerly all international flights, now some domestic AA flights too), you’ll have lots of restaurants to eat at, and tons of shopping – duty-free, if you have an international ticket, just fun to look at, if you don’t.
And, of course, you don’t have to fly American to use and benefit from DFW.

If you’re sighing, “Big Deal,” I ask you to really think about it.
Flying is still relatively cheap – cheaper than it was, adjusted, 20 years ago, even if it’s a bigger hassle, and only THINK of what an added drag compulsory holiday visits to family would be if you had to drive two, or three, or more hours to the airport! Think that’s preposterous? I think I mentioned I’m from NY? Well the three international New York-area airports were my airports, and they were still three or more hours away.
I kid you not.
Traffic and distance – three hours.
I’m telling you, I looove me some DFW airport, and, if you think about it, you do too.


NateIsSoFabulous said...

Just found your site, and it's great! I'm looking forward to more...

-Your Friendly Neighborhood Dentonista said...

Nate - I can't thank you enough for your kind comments. Feedback completely inspires me! Be on the look out for Indian and Thai food 'bests' coming up. And please feel free to recommend YOUR bests!