Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is kicking off its busiest fall yet with a Terminal Parking promotion, updated airport amenities, and new retail and dining options. To welcome weekend travelers this fall, the Airport is offering a parking discount of nearly 60 percent. Between September 2 and November 13, weekend travelers can park in Terminal Parking for three (3) days for $29, as long as they enter on a Friday. Terminal Parking is DFW’s most convenient self-parking option, with a total of 28,000 spaces and state-of-the-art digital parking guidance systems. The base rate for Terminal Parking is $24 per day.
With Labor Day marking the traditional end of the summer travel season, DFW is projecting 1.2 million travelers will fly through the Airport this holiday weekend.
“Our goal is to make the customer experience as smooth and efficient as possible,” said Ken Buchanan, executive vice president of revenue management for DFW Airport. For the most convenient parking travelers are encouraged to take advantage of our Terminal Parking promotion and we will continue to elevate the overall DFW travel experience with new amenities and updates to make for a delightful trip through DFW.”
DFW is continuing to add new restaurants, stores and services to elevate the customer experience. Travelers arriving at DFW this weekend will enjoy these new additions for shopping and dining throughout the Airport:
Dallas Chef Kent Rathbun revealed today that he and Paradies, a leading airport restaurateur and concessionaire, have been awarded the contract for three new restaurants at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s (DFW) Terminal D. Delivering exceptional menus and distinctive atmospheres, the restaurant trio consists of The Lounge at Abacus by Kent Rathbun, KR’s Whitetail Bistro and Kent Rathbun’s Aviator Bar.
This is the second consecutive dining contract Kent Rathbun Concepts and Paradies have earned in the past two months, with Rathbun’s new Hickory restaurant opening next year in Terminal B. Continue reading
by Andrew Challk
Time was, you went to the airport to catch a flight. Now, people may make the treck to DFW just to spend time at the American Express Centurion Club. AMEX has made a move that is at once brilliant and simple. Seeing the dumbed-down, emasculated concept of a club being run by the major U.S. airlines, it has set out to replicate what seasoned international travelers are used to at first class lounges in Asia or the middle east. There is the expected upscale decor, the bar, work areas, comfortable lounges and friendly staff. But there is also a spa where you can get a massage or a manicure. The first-class food menu is created in conjunction with Dean Fairing.
At the bar is Balvenie 12 year Doublewood, Herman-Marshall Texas Whiskey, Belvedere, Fernet-Branca, Tito’s, Hendrick’s and Jonny Walker Black Label. The cherries are maraschino. And best of all, there is no charge for anything. Shrewdly, AMEX hands out free memberships to Platinum and Centurion members. Gold and Green Card members can get in for $50/visit. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
The success of the Gas Monkey Bar and Grill on Technology Drive near Northwest Highway was unheralded by many in the industry, but for the millions of adoring fans worldwide, it was a clear winner even before the doors opened. Since then the restaurant with a mega bar, several stages and a gift shop has been working at capacity many nights during the week. There is no doubt that the barbecue being served is pretty damned delicious, and the music being brought in always seems to please. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Stephan Pyles expands his empire by adding Sky Canyon to his growing list of restaurants. Located in Terminal D at DFW Airport, Sky Canyon seems to take elements from all the Pyles concepts including fried chicken from Stampede 66, and plenty from Samar which is currently under a major renovation.
The new restaurant is a collaboration between Pyles and Gina Puente. Puente openedLa Bodega, the first winery to be located in an airport, and opened Frullati Café and Bakery in 1996. Puente also introduced Nrgize Smoothies, Cereality (a breakfast cereal bar), UFood Grill and Urban Taco at its airport locations in 2008. In late 2009 Puente opened UFood Grill and Urban Taco restaurants at Parkland Memorial Hospital. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Word from Dean Fearing is that he has been consulting with American Express as they open luxury lounges throughout the country. The first lounge opened in Las Vegas, and this month they will be opening just such a lounge in Terminal D at DFW.
The new Amex Centurion Lounge are much swankier and nearly a destination to themselves. Available free to holders of the by-invitation-only Amex Centurion Card or for $50 a visit for other Amex card members, the club offers restaurant-quality meals and snacks, a high-end cocktail bar and sleek relaxation areas.
There are also quiet, private workspaces and all of the power and Internet connectivity needed to work productively before, after or between flights. Continue reading