More than 19 million customers are expected to take their summer journey through the airport
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is ready to welcome more than 19 million customers this summer travel season, a 4.4 percent increase over last summer, the airport said in a news release.
Additionally, more than 1.3 million travelers are expected to pass through the airport during the Memorial Day travel period.
The airport is ready for these customers, touting its “hottest deal this season” AKA the new Prepaid Parking Online, which allows customers save up to 45 percent on parking costs by planning ahead and prepaying for Terminal, Express or Remote parking.
Additionally, those traveling this summer can use the promo code “SummerAtDFW” to receive up to a 50 percent discount when parking at the airport, the release said.
The airport is also promoting it’s DFW Airport Mobile app, the newest version of which features a redesigned home screen, enhanced flight dashboard, and improvements to the mobile food ordering experience, as well as providing a new way for customers to contact DFW with text questions or direct feedback.
As a “cool treat,” DFW is offering the “Summer Starts Here” program sponsored by Coca-Cola, also on its app. The release explained that customers can play for a chance to win one of more than 18,000 prizes instantly, in addition to being entered to win a trip for two to an upcoming international soccer match featuring the United States Men’s National Team.
The app can also be used by travelers to locate food and shopping options within the airport, some choices new to 2018 including:
— Drew Pearson’s Sports 88 (Terminal E, E5)
— Pappasito’s Cantina (Terminal C, C19)
— Whiskey Flight (Terminal D, D23)
— M•A•C (Terminal A, A28)
— Smashburger (Terminal B, B12)
— Cousin’s BBQ (Terminal B, B12)
— Garrett Popcorn (Terminal A, A20)
And if travelers are looking for a (literally) cool destination, three new flight services between DFW Airport and Reykjavik, Iceland, provided by Wow air, Icelandair and American Airlines, begin during this summer travel season. The release stated that the first Wow air passengers said “við sjáumst” to North Texas on May 24, with Icelandair and American Airlines starting service on May 31 and June 7, respectively.
But if you’d like to keep your summer on this side of the hemisphere, American Airlines has added service to new domestic destinations this summer between DFW Airport and Panama City, Florida; Key West, Florida; Flagstaff, Arizona; Missoula, Montana, Asheville/Hendersonville, North Carolina and South Bend, Indiana.
DFW included some summer travel tips in the release:
— Leave early and arrive at the Airport at least two hours before departure time to ensure ample time to park, check-in, clear security and arrive at the gate.
— DFW Airport Parking is closer, faster and smarter for customers originating from the Dallas Fort Worth region. With Valet, Terminal, Express and Remote Parking options available, DFW has a choice for every traveler. Learn more at https://www.dfwairport.com/parking/.
— Passengers can speed through the security process by joining trusted traveler programs such as TSA Pre✓® or Global Entry, available from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, respectively. To enroll, visit www.TSA.gov or www.CBP.gov.
— Pack lightly and remember 3-1-1. Security rules require that liquids in carry-on bags should be in containers of no more than three ounces, packaged in a one-quart bag, with no more than one bag allowed per person.
— International travelers can speed through U.S. Customs and Border Protection by downloading the Mobile Passport Control app, which allows users to enter their declaration information electronically and bypass the Customs waiting queues.