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Old Feb 23, 17, 4:36 pm
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DFW Airport General Questions [master thread]

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Old Mar 12, 19, 6:17 am
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According to the DFW International airport press release, the runway 17C/35C was supposed to reopen on March 10 at 7:00 AM. No updates on the airport when searching the Google for news about it. Nothing from the DFW Media Newsroom online. Anyone have information as to whether the runway has been reopened after the paving project? I hope the DFW has less delays after the reopening, as I fly through there frequently. I'll connect there in a few days on Saturday and Tuesday.

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" (DFW AIRPORT, Texas Ė Feb. 25, 2019) Ė The busiest runway at one of the busiest airports in the world is set to reopen to air traffic after an innovative $133 million enhancement project at Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport. Originally opened in 1983, Runway 17C/35C has been under construction since May 2018 to resurface more than 13,000 feet of pavement with high-tech, weather-resistant asphalt. The runway is expected to receive its first arrival flight on March 10 at 7:00 a.m. CST, when the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) opens it for traffic. "
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Old May 25, 19, 12:38 am
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If I'm arriving at Terminal B on TEXRail, and need to get to Terminal E, would it be faster to go through security at B, and then take the SkyLink over to E? Or would it be faster to take the landside transfer shuttles?

I'll have 40 minutes between arriving on the train (assuming that it is on time) and boarding. Is this risky? If so, I can leave an hour earlier and get the train that's an hour earlier, but if 40 minutes is doable, I'd rather do that. I have PreCheck.

This is for today (Saturday, Memorial Day Weekend) if that makes a difference.
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Old May 25, 19, 11:25 am
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Originally Posted by diburning View Post
If I'm arriving at Terminal B on TEXRail, and need to get to Terminal E, would it be faster to go through security at B, and then take the SkyLink over to E? Or would it be faster to take the landside transfer shuttles?

I'll have 40 minutes between arriving on the train (assuming that it is on time) and boarding. Is this risky? If so, I can leave an hour earlier and get the train that's an hour earlier, but if 40 minutes is doable, I'd rather do that. I have PreCheck.

This is for today (Saturday, Memorial Day Weekend) if that makes a difference.
Skylink is probably faster and certainly more dependable. It runs every 2 minutes, whereas you may wait for a bus for 10 minutes or more. From clearing security at B to your gate at E should be 15 minutes or less, maybe 20 if you're in the E satellite. So especially with pre-check, you should be fine time-wise.
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I made it! Precheck in B was Precheck Light, but the Skylink was quick and I even had time to grab food.
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Old Sep 11, 19, 7:08 am
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I’m flying into DFW, have a late meeting at DFW that day, and then I’m flying out at 6:00 am the next morning.

According to the TSA site, the latest security checkpoint at DFW closes at 11:30 pm and then the earliest one opens at 3:00 am.

My meeting likely will run past 11:30 pm, which would make this moot (and which also makes a hotel room an unwise expense), but if I get done by 11:30 pm and try to go through security in order to kill a few hours at The Club (24 hrs) and/or sleep an hour or two at one of the Minute Suites (also 24 hrs), what are my chances of being allowed in by TSA around 11:30 pm with a 6:00 am next-day boarding pass?

In all my travels, I don’t recall ever trying this. I know the rule is generally same-day, but I imagine there’s a certain amount of leeway, and the 11:30 pm closing time seems to be past the latest scheduled DFW flights of the night anyway. Thanks.
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Old Sep 13, 19, 7:38 pm
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Originally Posted by joe_miami View Post
Iím flying into DFW, have a late meeting at DFW that day, and then Iím flying out at 6:00 am the next morning.

According to the TSA site, the latest security checkpoint at DFW closes at 11:30 pm and then the earliest one opens at 3:00 am.

My meeting likely will run past 11:30 pm, which would make this moot (and which also makes a hotel room an unwise expense), but if I get done by 11:30 pm and try to go through security in order to kill a few hours at The Club (24 hrs) and/or sleep an hour or two at one of the Minute Suites (also 24 hrs), what are my chances of being allowed in by TSA around 11:30 pm with a 6:00 am next-day boarding pass?

In all my travels, I donít recall ever trying this. I know the rule is generally same-day, but I imagine thereís a certain amount of leeway, and the 11:30 pm closing time seems to be past the latest scheduled DFW flights of the night anyway. Thanks.
Hello. I work at DFW. The chances are not great. The TSA rule is usually 24 hours but it's up to the discretion of the supervisors and officers on duty (as with all security matters) - meaning a lot of the time, they will tell people they can't enter until the "day of travel," regardless of how their flights are timed. I see this happen often with lone passengers dropped off by family at 2100 or 2200 hours because their ride doesn't want to get up at 0300 to bring them in for a 0500 departure. They end up denied by security and left to sit around out by the ticket counters until 0330, thumbing their boarding pass anxiously and spending too much money at the vending machines.
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Old Sep 14, 19, 11:18 am
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Originally Posted by DaveDFW View Post
Hello. I work at DFW. The chances are not great. The TSA rule is usually 24 hours but it's up to the discretion of the supervisors and officers on duty (as with all security matters) - meaning a lot of the time, they will tell people they can't enter until the "day of travel," regardless of how their flights are timed. I see this happen often with lone passengers dropped off by family at 2100 or 2200 hours because their ride doesn't want to get up at 0300 to bring them in for a 0500 departure. They end up denied by security and left to sit around out by the ticket counters until 0330, thumbing their boarding pass anxiously and spending too much money at the vending machines.
Thanks for your reply. I didnít get done until around 1:00 am, so my query ended up being moot. On the plus side, TSA opened at 3:00 am and PRE LITE was offered since the PRE lanes donít open until 4:00 or 5:00 am. (And youíre right; those vending machines are a gold mine. Haha.)
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Originally Posted by DaveDFW View Post
Hello. I work at DFW. The chances are not great. The TSA rule is usually 24 hours but it's up to the discretion of the supervisors and officers on duty (as with all security matters) - meaning a lot of the time, they will tell people they can't enter until the "day of travel," regardless of how their flights are timed. I see this happen often with lone passengers dropped off by family at 2100 or 2200 hours because their ride doesn't want to get up at 0300 to bring them in for a 0500 departure. They end up denied by security and left to sit around out by the ticket counters until 0330, thumbing their boarding pass anxiously and spending too much money at the vending machines.
That's some great airport-specific information to have, Dave.

I've run into that problem abroad.
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