Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
History, Facts and Overview
(Dallas, Texas - TX, USA)
As far back as the mid-1920s, the city of Dallas suggested joining forces with the nearby city of Fort Worth to create a jointly managed airport. However, Fort Worth was keen to pursue its own interests and soon opened its own Meacham Airfield, and so Dallas chose to develop its already existing Love Field Airport.
However, in 1940, a site was chosen within the city of Arlington, strategically sited between both Dallas (east) and Fort Worth (west). However, due to many disagreements, it was not until 1974 that the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) was finally opened, after a new site was selected north of Arlington and close to Irving. This was the world's biggest and most expensive airport at that time.
Plenty of services are available for visitors and passengers at Dallas Fort Worth Airport, with a number of calling card machines, various ATMs, TDD telephones, Federal Express drop-off boxes and high-speed broadband Wayport Internet booths. Also available is the American Airlines Admirals Club, an Interfaith Chaplaincy, electric massage chairs, beauty treatments and the Samsung mobile Travel Center. Plenty of activities are on-hand for children at DFW Airport, including a Junior Flyer's Club and a McDonald's Play Area, while for business passengers, the onsite Hyatt Regency DFW Hotel has much to offer.
Shops at the airport include Apple Electronics, DFW TravelMart, KidZoo, Lone Star Emporium, Mont Blanc and Texas Marketplace, along with many duty-free stores. Passengers looking for a meal at Dallas Fort Worth Airport will find many popular eateries, such as Dickey's BBQ, Frullati, Grove Natural Snacks, Harlon's BBQ Grill, Sbarro's Italian Eatery, Taco Bell Express and the colorful Tigin Irish Pub, where hearty pub grub is a specialty.