Waiting for your flight at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport can be quite pleasant – there are a variety of places to eat, shop, relax and even watch a movie or have a massage while you wait.
Shops, Dining And Activities
For retail indulgence, you’ll find accessories and fashion, gifts and souvenirs, health and beauty, news-agents and bookstores, duty-free, electronics and convenience stores. Plus there are official merchandise stores, such as the Dallas Cowboys stores and the PGA Tour Shop. Plenty of Texas-themed items can be found throughout the airport.
For dining, there are cafes, coffee outlets, fast food, Mexican, steak houses, seafood, Asian, Italian, healthy eating, bars, and many dessert locations, too. Plus candy stores for something to munch on during your flight.
If you have enough time, treat yourself to a little relaxation at Xpress Spa. Not only can you find massages galore, but manicures, pedicures, facials and waxes.
Or take a walk around the Walking Fit path provided for your exercise: endorsed by the American Heart Association, you can enjoy a stroll along the airport and take in the stunning art that is displayed along the way. The path is about three-quarters of a mile long, and you can add in the two staircases that lead to the Skylink train for an extra cardiac workout.
Speaking of art, you can sign up for a free guided tour; however some of the pieces lie outside of the secure areas so you will need to pass through the checks again if you go on the tour.
For those wishing for a bit more entertainment while waiting for your flight to Australia, you’ll find movies, CNN and TBS videos in Terminal D. Personal headphones are provided for easy listening.
You can also visit the Founders’ Plaza, which offers an observation deck for the airport, telescopes, monuments and picnic tables. You can even eavesdrop on the air traffic controllers due to the public radio that broadcasts their communications for your listening pleasure. Founders’ Plaza is open from 7am to 7pm daily. However it is located outside of the airport and you will need to take some form of transport to get there.
For locations of stores, restaurants and other activities, refer to the terminal maps on DFW’s website.
There are several lounges for your comfort: American Airlines Admirals Club has one in all terminals except for Terminal E. British Airways Lounge can be found in Terminal D, along with Korean Air, Qantas Business, United Airlines, and Lufthansa Lounges; and The Club. Delta Sky Club and the United Club can be found in Terminal E, and there are Priority Pass Lounges in Terminals D and E.
For all lounges except The Club (Terminal D), you will need to be a member of the individual airline’s club. The Club allows access to all passengers with the payment of a day pass fee.
Visitors to the lounges enjoy complimentary refreshments, magazines and newspapers, computer access and WiFi, showers and bathroom facilities.
Lost something? Find your airline’s customer service desk for any items lost in transit. However items lost within the terminals should be reported to: Terminals A, B or C – (American Airlines and American Eagle) call 972 425 2465; Terminal D – call 972 973 5050; and all other areas, call 972 574 4420.
Visitors to Dallas/Fort Worth Airport will find plenty of bathrooms in all the terminals. Showers are not available except within the Lounges, although you will find paid services such as a masseuse, manicures, a spa, and barbers. See the locations listed below for more information.
For emergency medical services call 911, or for non-emergencies call 972 973 3210. There are also defibrillator stations throughout the terminals. There is no dedicated pharmacy in the airport.
Dallas/Forth Worth Airport offers Travelex currency exchange stores that sell Travelex credit cards, travelers checks, money transfers, wires, phone cards and exchanges of cash. You may wish to order Travelex currencies online instead, which saves you from paying the commission fee and locks in the exchange rate. In addition, you can pick up your currency at the Travelex when you arrive at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport – no more carrying large amounts of cash with you before your international flight!
ATMs are also located throughout the airport. See below for locations in Terminal D of both ATMs and Travelex stores.
Free computer kiosks as well as wireless hotspots are available at the Dallas/Forth Worth Airport. The kiosks also offer power and USB connection so you can charge your own computers while you work. Free internet service can be found in the Premium Lounges as well.
To use wireless internet:
- Select ‘attwifi’ from your network options and click connect
- Open your web browser and follow the instructions
Locations of hotspots and kiosks for Terminal D are given below.
Rest Areas And Hotels
The airport is open 24 hours a day and there are places where you can rest, as well as cots, pillows and blankets on request for passengers (free of charge). However there are also couches and large padded chairs for your comfort around the airport, and you may find sleeping on them more restful.
Although it does get quiet at midnight when the last flight runs, you may wish to avoid the nightly cleaners and obtain a hotel room for an overnight layover. Due to the size and layout of the airport you will find two hotels on the airport property: Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency.
Smoking at the airport is allowed, but only in designated areas outside each terminal entrance. No smoking is allowed inside the airport. Locations are listed below.
Locations within the airport
- Airport Ambassador offices can be found in Terminal B and Terminal D.
- No dedicated pharmacy is located at the airport.
- Skylink train stations and Terminal Link bus stopx can be found at each of the terminals.
- ATMs and Travelex are located near the gates in Terminal D.
- Computer kiosks are also located near the gates in Terminal D.
- Telephones can be found throughout the airport.
- Smoking areas can be found outside the airport: look for the signage in front of the entrance doors.
Dallas/Fort Worth Airport’s website has interactive maps for you to use online and to print out, with all of the locations mentioned above marked clearly.