If you’re flying with Qantas to the United States, there is a good chance you’ll pass through American Airlines’ hub of Dallas/Fort Worth Airport (DFW). But Dallas is not a major destination in its own right. In fact, 87% of passengers on QF7, Qantas’ daily flight from Sydney to Dallas, are connecting onwards to another destination with American Airlines.
DFW Airport is relatively easy to transit, and many connections are well-timed. But if you do happen to have more than a few hours between flights – or perhaps you’d like to break up the trip – why not take the opportunity to see some sights during your Dallas/Fort Worth layover?
It’s an easy trip to downtown Dallas by taxi or with the convenient DART rail service. In the city centre you can visit attractions such as the JFK memorial and various museums.
But there’s plenty more to see outside of Dallas’ city centre. One option is the Fort Worth stockyards. Nothing says “Texas” quite like a cattle drive, and these are held twice-daily at 11.30am and 4pm at the Fort Worth Stockyards.
Aviation enthusiasts may be interested in the Cavanaugh Flight Museum located north of Dallas, which houses an impressive collection of vintage aircraft. And closer to DFW Airport is the C.R. Smith Museum, which is all about the history of American Airlines.
If you’d rather just go shopping, grab some bargains at the Grapevine Mills outlet mall. This is just a short drive from DFW airport, and there is even an hourly shuttle bus to take you there. A day pass for the shuttle bus costs $5.
These are some of the recommendations of AFF members. How would you spend a Dallas/Fort Worth layover? Join the discussion on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: How to Do Dallas Differently