I had the misfortune of spending time in Dallas this past weekend, which meant flying in and out of the infamous Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Can you imagine an airport bigger than the size of Manhattan? Yes, it’s true — 27 acres.
I’ve flown in and out of every major airport in the country, and there are some pretty bad ones, including New York (all of them), Atlanta and Chicago, but I don’t think any of them can compare to the horrors and monstrosity of DFW.
If you have the misfortune of renting a car at DFW, you know that the rental car location is miles away from your airline and getting there is a nightmare. We had to ask directions twice to drop off our rental car, and in the end, an employee drove us there!
After dropping off my car, I had to take two buses to get to my gate and almost missed my flight even after arriving two hours early. There are so many twists and turns in DFW to get to an airline’s gate that I swear you cannot tell which way is north or south. And it’s always under construction. What a mess.
Here’s a suggestion: Rather than keep building on top of an old system, why not just tear down the entire airport and start over again?