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Old July 5th, 2006, 03:42 PM   #21
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Dude, I was trying to make a positive suggestion. If U.S. airports can be made to be resort-like (i.e. Singapore Changi Airport--30 million annual passengers) why not?! Look, I was just hoping that U.S. airports could have had been modernized (in every sense of the word). But I was not forcing this on America...just hoping. It's all good man.

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Changi is a resort-like airport???? Well, almost all of the airports in the US has been or is being expanded and upgraded already, You have SFO, Chicago O'hare, Detroit just opened it's newer & modern terminal, DFW just recently opened, MCO-Orlando has always been modernized, there are other airports still unnamed for sure, smaller or bigger scale airports. They act on the demands or needs and not just because of other countries are doing this and that at their own airports.
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Old July 5th, 2006, 03:52 PM   #22
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Yeah, Singapore Changi Airport is one of the most resort-like airports in existence (Orlando's too ). Where else can you find an airport with movie theaters, a swimming pool, spas, and shower rooms.
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Old July 6th, 2006, 07:16 PM   #23
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Yeah, Singapore Changi Airport is one of the most resort-like airports in existence (Orlando's too ). Where else can you find an airport with movie theaters, a swimming pool, spas, and shower rooms.

But, is it the passengers or even transitting passengers are using it? I know if I'm a passenger, I won't go to any movie houses or swimming pool when I'm getting ready to travel. I can understaand spas, massage room or maybe shower room if you really have a long 5 hours lay-over for your next flight. Even if I am a tourist. Heck, I won't stay in an airport for that. I'll go to the actual resorts I was aiming for. Almost all International airports in the US, infact, all over the world has airport hotels within their facilities, which is mostly for a travelling business people or maybe a stranded passengers. These hotels does have all the amenities of a luxury hotels. But inside the terminal itself? If Changi does have it, it's probably not the passenger are the ones using those facilities.
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Old July 6th, 2006, 07:27 PM   #24
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Going back to the topic. Is DFW airport ranked one of the largest in the US or maybe the world even? If so, where does it stand? I believe ATL airport is the largest but I could be wrong.
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Old July 6th, 2006, 08:41 PM   #25
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But, is it the passengers or even transitting passengers are using it? I know if I'm a passenger, I won't go to any movie houses or swimming pool when I'm getting ready to travel. I can understaand spas, massage room or maybe shower room if you really have a long 5 hours lay-over for your next flight. Even if I am a tourist. Heck, I won't stay in an airport for that. I'll go to the actual resorts I was aiming for. Almost all International airports in the US, infact, all over the world has airport hotels within their facilities, which is mostly for a travelling business people or maybe a stranded passengers. These hotels does have all the amenities of a luxury hotels. But inside the terminal itself? If Changi does have it, it's probably not the passenger are the ones using those facilities.
Its not probably, its not true. Passengers do use them, transit passengers since Singapore Changi's a transit hub for routes from Australia to Europe. If you have a long layover you go for massages so going to watch a movie or a nice dip in the pool is no different. Its just that its another way to spend time when transiting... The word here is ''variety''.

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Old July 6th, 2006, 09:09 PM   #26
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Old July 6th, 2006, 09:09 PM   #27
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It wouldn't make sense for many US airports such as DFW, which act as carrier hubs, to install elaborate facilities geared towards transit passengers. First, the layovers are short. Second, the flights are also short. A passenger going from the West Coast to the East Coast via DFW would only be flying about 2 hours per leg. Why would they need a spa in the middle of their journey?
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Old July 7th, 2006, 01:31 AM   #28
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It wouldn't make sense for many US airports such as DFW, which act as carrier hubs, to install elaborate facilities geared towards transit passengers. First, the layovers are short. Second, the flights are also short. A passenger going from the West Coast to the East Coast via DFW would only be flying about 2 hours per leg. Why would they need a spa in the middle of their journey?
Very much so hkskyline, you are right there.

With Changi, I didn't say the passengers won't use them, those with long layover most especially maybe over 5 hours, then they definitely can use the facilities but if it's 4 hours or less. You think you would plunge into a pool or see a movie? Those who would have an overnight stay would probably benefit there.
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Old July 7th, 2006, 11:47 AM   #29
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@ xDieselJockx

I see...I think you have a point.

Anyway, you asked about DFW's size right? It is the second largest airport in physical size in the United States after the new Denver International Airport.

Although I've never been to these two airports, I've got to say, though, that the present/existing facilities of Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Airport is larger than Denver International Airport's based on pictures. Denver's is more of reserved land than actual facilities.

In terms of annual passengers, DFW would probably be fourth after Atlanta-Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (ATL), Chicago O'Hare International Airport, and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

It's good to note that once in history it was the 2nd busiest in terms of annual passengers after Chicago O'Hare when Atlanta-Hartsfield was still 3rd.
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Old July 7th, 2006, 08:22 PM   #30
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WHAT ABOUT TERMS OF AIRCRAFT MOVEMENTS? I THINK IT SURPASS LAX IN THIS CATEGORY.

I REMEMBER WATCHING AN AD OF DFW STATING "2ND NOW, SOON THE WORLD BUSIEST" SOMETHING LIKE THAT.....I THINK THINGS DIDNT CAME OUT AS PLANNED..... DOES THIS HAD TO DO WITH THE PULL OUT OF DELTA???
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Old January 12th, 2010, 05:37 PM   #31
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DAL | Dallas Love Field Airport

Dallas Love Field (DAL) is getting a new terminal in 2011. This will demolish the existing concourses and replace them with one 20-gate central concourse. Discussion is also underway about the underground people mover to connect the airport to the DART Love Field Station (now under construction).

Here's the website to the modernization project: http://www.lovefieldmodernizationprogram.com/













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Old January 12th, 2010, 05:40 PM   #32
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And the current facility (photos by LoneStarMike posted here: http://forum.dallasmetropolis.com/sh...&postcount=184)

Saturday November 28, 2009

01. Main Lobby. There were a lot fewer people the Saturday after Thanksgiving than there were the Saturday after Christmas.



02. West Concourse



03. Gate 9 in West Concourse



Tuesday December 22, 2009

04. Arriving at West Concourse



Saturday December 26, 2009

05. East Concourse



06. View of Downtown from plane on taxi-out



07. Love Field aerial



08. Love Field aerial



09. Love Field aerial



10. Love Field aerial - terminal & passenger concourses
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Old January 12th, 2010, 05:46 PM   #33
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And some historical photos from the modernization website, just for fun:









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Old August 5th, 2010, 07:05 PM   #34
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Here are some interesting old diagrams from DFW's opening...

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Old August 5th, 2010, 07:08 PM   #35
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D/FW Airport OKs design work on terminals
12:00 AM CDT on Wednesday, May 5, 2010
By ERIC TORBENSON / The Dallas Morning News
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Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport moved closer Tuesday to launching its terminal redevelopment program when its board authorized spending $10 million to finish design work for the $2 billion project.

Preparations to close and renovate Terminal A are already under way, airport staff said in a presentation. The work will start after the 2011 Super Bowl in Arlington next February to avoid inconveniencing passengers.

The project will rip the mechanical guts out of the four 40-year-old terminals and replace them with state-of-the art gear that makes the terminals feel more like Terminal D, the newest space at D/FW.

Transportation Security Administration areas will get bigger to handle more people, and there will be better space for restaurants and shops.

Terminals will have a third of their space shut at one time to complete the work, which could take until 2017 or later.

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Old August 5th, 2010, 07:11 PM   #36
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And here are the rail station plans for DFW:

http://www.dart.org/about/expansion/...ing20oct09.pdf

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Old August 14th, 2010, 04:28 AM   #39
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looks good for Dallas love. cant wait to see it all done.
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The original plan for the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport was for it to have expanded to 13 to 14 terminals about a century after its 1974 opening. Only half of the easternmost north-south runway is depicted in the original rendering. And Terminal D is not in the same semicircular footprint like the other terminals. And what is the purpose of the satellite terminals to the north and south of the main terminal area?

That expansion plan would have been ambitious, even for the mid-70s.
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