Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    DART Will Open its Long-Awaited DFW Airport Train Station in August

    When intrepid Observerer Amy Silverstein recently took DART to DFW Airport, she missed her hypothetical flight and narrowly avoided being devoured by coyotes. She ultimately discovered that there was a bus that took her to the terminal, but the trip was long, arduous, and complicated. That problem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    DFW Airport is Overcharging 300 to 400 Drivers Per Day for Parking

    Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport's "new, high-tech parking control plazas," which cost $56 million and offer automated entry and exits for all visitors, were supposed to go live in late August, but the rollout was briefly pushed back because of minor technical hiccups. "The Parking Control S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Ted Nugent's Wife Arrested in DFW Airport. Reports Say She Brought a Gun into the Terminal

    Details are scant so far. A spokesperson for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport tells Unfair Park he can't release a police report or discuss any of the facts of the case until the legal department takes a look at it. He did, however, confirm that Shemane Ann Nugent, wife of rocker and noted gu ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 29, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Nine Places to Picnic Before Summer Hibernation

    We're dangling on the precipice of full-on weather hatin'. It's peeking at us from just around the corner. That means you have just a few days before we all hibernate under the constant buzz of our a/c units until late fall. Following is a list of nine places to consider for an outdoor lunch. This ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    North Texas Senators Beg TxDOT Not to Screw Up This High-Speed Rail Thing

    Texas Central Railway's plan, announced almost a year ago now, to build a high-speed rail line linking Houston and North Texas has hit a not altogether unexpected complication: inter-city squabbling over where the bullet train will stop. In Mobility 2035, its long-term vision for transportation in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Groupon, TNT Team Up to Offer Super Cliched Dallas Getaway, In Honor of the Ewings

    This is the type of weirdness that the re-boot of Dallas has created. The show premieres tonight on TNT -- we'll see you at the Angelika, right? -- and in celebration, the channel and Groupon are giving away a deal that a journalism school grad turned Groupon copywriter predictably felt compelled t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 8, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    How Did 65-Year-Old Woman Manage to Get Gun Through DFW Airport Security, Anyway?

    Via.​No doubt you've heard by now that a 65-year-old Little Elm woman was arrested at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport this morning for taking a .38-caliber pistol aboard an American Airlines flight. The Transportation Security Administration sent out a press release early this morning; a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Stephan Pyles To Pack High-End Airport Lunch Boxes at DFW

    Flickr​Airline dining has been synonymous with substandard eats forever, as multiple decades of prepackaged, lifeless meals have graced our flimsy fold-out tray tables. We've became collectively aware of a basic and undeniable fact: This stuff is absolutely terrible. In response, airlines ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    DART Prez: Orange Line to DFW's Terminal A Will "Complete That Big-City System"

    Dallas Area Rapid TransitA rendering of the Belt Line Station on the Orange Line, the last stop before Dallas-Fort Worth Airport's Terminal A come 2014​Last night Dallas Area Rapid Transit sent word that its board of directors signed off on the design-build contract that'll push the under-construc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Spirit Offers Another DFW-to-Chicago Option

    ​On the same day that Love Field-based Southwest Airlines announced its 40th anniversary sale featuring some one-way ducats for as low at $40, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport sends word that newbie Spirit Airlines is already expanding its service. Initially, the low-fare carrier was only f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    How Not to Bring Dope Through DFW Airport

    Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection​As The Musers might say, count the red flags in this story: U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced that on Tuesday, it stopped two 22-year-old Japanese citizens at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport who were on their way from Jamaica to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Before Seven Years' Worth of Construction, DFW International Airport Introduces Its "Future"

    ​No doubt you're well aware by now that Love Field Airport is undergoing its so-called modernization program. But Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport wants to make sure you're well aware of the fact it too is about to undergo, oh, seven years' worth of renovations beginning in 2011. Which is w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Fares on the Trinity Railway Express Now Fair

    ​Morgan Lyons, spokesman for Dallas Area Rapid Transit, sends word this morning likely to be hailed as good news for riders of the Trinity Railway Express: Starting December 6, the fare zone boundary is moving two miles west -- from the West Irving Station in Dallas County to the CentrePort/DFW Ai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    And You Thought You Had a Bad Experience at Dallas-Fort Worth International That One Time

    ​Word o' the day today on the Urban Dictionary: "gate rape." As in: "The TSA airport screening procedure." Perhaps some students in Cle Elum, Washington, will find it on their chalkboard this morning, following their teacher's recent pass through DFW International Airport. Please turn to Page B1 o ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Now, Look, Mayor Tom is Nobody's Intern

    Virgin AmericaRichard Branson and two friends announce Virgin America's arrival at DFW Airport in August.​A few weeks back, you no doubt recall, Virgin America announced that in December, it would begin flying out of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The announcement was made in Houston, at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2010

    And, To Top It Off.

    ​I called Jim this morning at 6:30 -- wanted to make sure he was still meeting me at 7 on the West Levee, at Beckley Avenue and the Continental Avenue Bridge, for this morning's "topping-off" ceremony of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Mayor Tom would be there; Kay Bailey too. Maybe even Dave Neum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Are Vonciel Hill and Carolyn Davis About to Call Out the Mayor? (Update: Apparently Not.)

    Sam MertenDMN'er Rudy Bush thought I was taking a picture of him walking into the meeting, but I assured him I was merely capturing City Manager Mary Suhm with a smile on her face, which he agreed is rare these days given the city's $130 million budget shortfall.​The second meeting of the city ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    What the Frack?

    This morning's Wall Street Journal investigates the cause of the 18 earthquakes that have rattled the Dallas-Fort Worth area since 2008 -- from just east of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport down to Cleburne most recently -- and concludes, well, ya know, not really sure. Because on the one han ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2008

    Leppert Tells Channel 11 He's Calling For an Investigation Into DFW Spending

    DFW CEO Jeff Fegan Wuh-oh, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport CEO Jeff Fegan. Looks like Mayor Tom wants ... an investigation! So says KTVT-Channel 11, which yesterday brought us news of DFW execs and board members' big-ticket travel, which the airport has defended with this memo. Notes the bre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    DFW CEO Jeff Fegan Needs His Space And Will Pay Handsomely For It

    Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport CEO Jeff Fegan, pictured in the back row About a month ago, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport CEO Jeff Fegan acknowledged that the airport's going through tough economic times like everyone else, thus necessitating a budget freeze and a halt on future ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008

    Wither DFW International?

    The latest issue of The New Republic wonders, quite simply, "What will happen when America can't afford to fly?" And no, surprisingly, the answer isn't, "Transporters." It's a little more doom-and-gloom-scented, as Bradford Plumer takes a look at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and portrays ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    Take That, Naomi Klein!

    We're the first, because we're the best! Coming to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in August: "Baggage Carousel advertising." Or, as it's more commonly called, "screw-you money." AdWeek's blog is much more sensitive: "More reasons to be annoyed at the airport." --Robert Wilonsky

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2008

    Hey, Tim Wagner. Some Questions.

    This morning's first query for American Airlines' Tim Wagner, following yesterday's announcement that the Fort Worth-based carrier is eliminating five American and 37 American Eagle flights out of LaGuardia Airport. Will American take into account New York Governor David Paterson's plea that America ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008

    DFW International Has New Web Site. Wow, Just in Time!

    A Friend of Unfair Park, by which I mean The Big Bossman, shot me a missive early this morning in which he alerted me to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport's revamped Web site. Seems it's a big deal now, what with the real-time Flight Tracker and search engine that allows you to look for restau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2008

    Love the Love Field Master Plan? Take a Look for Yourself.

    Busy day at City Hall: Aside from the animal-ownership restrictions under consideration today during the Quality of Life and Government Services Committee's powwow, the Transportation and Environment Committee will take up the discussion of modernizing Love Field Airport, per the Wright Amendment Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2008

    Introducing, Ahem, Southwest Airlines' Newest Symbol of Freedom

    Following Herb Kelleher's stand-up act in front of rhe House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure a few days back, The Onion today serves up a "news" story that's so not funny I initially thought it was a news story: "Southwest Airlines Now Taking Passengers To Destinations By Shuttle Bus. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008

    In a Couple of Years, You Can Live at DFW Airport ... On Purpose

    Last summer, we mentioned that University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor John D. Kasarda was predicting the rise of "the airport city" -- or, ya know, The Aerotropolis. Chief among those new central business districts is, of course, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2008

    Update: The Fear of Landing

    At this point, we're sticking with Braniff. In the comments section of an earlier item today, our good (and beleaguered) Friend Tim Wagner -- ya know, The Voice of American Airlines -- offers further details regarding the airline's compensation package for those left stranded by the airline's copio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 29, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 20, 2007

    But Who's the Mayor of Airport City?

    NASA's Earth Observatory "Similar in shape to the traditional metropolis made up of a central city core and its commuter-linked suburbs, the Aerotropolis consists of an airport city core and outlying corridors and clusters of aviation-linked businesses." That's University of North Carolina at Chap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2007

    Yes, But Is She Jewish?

    People get arrested at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport all the time. Like, just last Saturday, former Miss USA Shannon Marketic was arrested at DFW on a public intoxication charge. Three years back, a 57-year-old woman was booted out of the airport for flashing anti-war placards. And last su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2007

    DFW Airport Doesn't Fly with Salon

    Having just flown through Chicago O'Hare International earlier this week, where the security lines were a few thou deep and the food tasted like foot and the vibe was generally Third World, I could not agree more with Salon's assessment today that the joint's among of the world's worst airports. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2007

    Don't Let the Screening Process Hit You in the Ass on the Way Out

    DFW Airport's Di Ann Sanchez says a propoed immigration-status screening system just won't work. According to an Associated Press story that just moved, 16,727 employers verify their workers' legal-immigration status through a system called the Electronic Employer Verification System. Immigration le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 20, 2006
  • Blogs

    August 10, 2006

    Expect Delays

    Dallas Observer editor Julie Lyons is at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport at this very moment, where Transportation Security Administration and airport officials are briefing the media about increased security following the arrest in England of 21 people suspected of plotting to blow up U.K. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2006

    The Wright Flight Flies into D.C.

    The future of Love Field--well, the Wright Amendment, anyway--will be discussed in D.C. on Wednesday. On Wednesday, the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will meet to discuss "Reforming the Wright Amendment." (Actually, it's the Subcommitee on Aviation hosting the hearing tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2006

    D/FW Whistleblower to (Finally) Get Day in Court

    In her postcard from D/FW Airport, whistleblower Susan Heath alleged multiple violations of the Clean Water Act. In short, she says, that stinks. Almost seven years ago, former Dallas Observer writer Miriam Rozen chronicled how Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport was polluting Trigg Lake, the la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2006
  • Blogs

    May 12, 2006

    Too Much Information

    Well, the blogster microscope has really drilled down into the cellular structure of the story involving Mayor Laura Miller, her AMR Corp. stock and alleged conflict of interest, and Dallas Morning News reporter Dave Levinthal. Now we've got detailed accounts, via e-mail, from everyone involved--inc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2006

    Whatta Load

    Air Cargo World, billed as the authoritative voice of the international air freight industry, named Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport as the world's most excellent cargo airport in its second Air Cargo Excellence Survey based on a worldwide query of air cargo users. Fraport Frankfort got the s ... More >>

  • News

    November 19, 1998

    Enough is enough

    Legend Airlines accuses Fort Worth of discrimination and demands that feds cut funds

  • News

    October 16, 1997

    The (W)right to Fly

    How little Legend Airlines beat mammoth American at its own game

  • News

    July 10, 1997


    Julio Mercado is Dallas' brand-new DEA boss, and he's inherited kilos of trouble. His city is about to be declared a drug disaster zone, but all his narcs seem to care about is snitching on each other.

  • News

    May 30, 1996


    For city Councilman Al Lipscomb, taking handouts from power brokers has become a way of life. Is there a problem?

  • More >>