Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Airports address hearth, a water essential damage, and the go back of the dogs

It turned into pretty a Monday for a few airports across the us of a. The day started out like this at Denver International Airport

Wag Brigade back at SFO

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced that the SFO Wag Brigade, a team of certified pressure-comfort animals, is lower back on duty inside the terminals after a 20-month absence because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The San Francisco SPCA certifies all participating animals through their Animal Assisted Therapy (ATT) Program. And, prior to returning to SFO, all Wag Brigade animals had been recertified. We desire meaning LiLou the airport remedy pig that used to go to SFO about once a month will go back quickly too.

Fire at DFW, No Water at CLT Airport

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) had to deal with a water important break close by today.

And at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), there was a fire in one of the parking garages.

Let’s hope things move smoother on Tuesday.

Airport restrooms in the running for top toilet prize

As vacationers, we are all too acquainted with the search for a smooth public restroom. We additionally recognize the pride of entering a public toilet that isn't just clean but blessed with quirk and allure.

Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic in full swing, clean and brilliant-sanitized public restrooms are even more vital.

So, we're thrilled to see restrooms at both Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and the Jamacia Station on JFK International Airport’s AirTrain humans mover line are finalists in the 2020 America’s Best Restroom contest. 

Anyone can vote for the winning throne via October 19. The pinnacle lavatories get a seat in America’s Best Restroom Hall of Fame and restroom cleaning services really worth more than $2500 from contest sponsor Cintas.

Here are the finalists:

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

All gate-side restrooms at DFW Airport are now outstanding ‘smart’.

The bathrooms have contact-loose generation and the Tooshlights characteristic we’ve been raving approximately that makes use of purple and green lights to suggest which stalls are open.

Digital signage outside each restroom lets passengers recognise how many stalls are open.

JFK’s AirTrain Jamaica Station – New York, NY

The new restrooms for the Jamaica Station stop at the AirTrain humans mover at John F. Kennedy International Airport are nearly three instances as large because the previous restrooms. As a nice bonus, the stalls are huge sufficient to accommodate baggage.

Bancroft Park – Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Bancroft Park restrooms have inexperienced, purple and yellow lighting fixtures to show availability. Soap, water, bathroom paper, and a dryer are all touchless. Better yet, the restrooms self-clean after every 30 uses and an app lets the renovation group recognize while rest room paper or other substances are going for walks low.

Gaslight Bar & Grill – Cincinnati, OH

The Gaslight Bar & Grill in Cincinnati, OH is in a building that once served as a department library. The restrooms have marble tile partitions and gold wallpaper as well as touchless taps and trash cans.

Greeley Square Park – New York, New York

The kiosk-like restroom at Greeley Square Park in NY is adorned with historical pics and has classical tune, rotating seat covers, a complete-time attendant, Italian tile, clean flowers, and an HVAC system for seasonal weather manage.

Kimpton Muse Hotel – New York, New York

The Kimpton Muse Hotel restrooms invite guests and diners at the adjacent Muse Bar to choose a stall in step with their character or temper. There are six “sin-stimulated” unisex stalls, each with a distinct theme and layout: Glam, Vain, Rebel, Passion, Macho, and Envy.

Portland Japanese Garden – Portland, Oregon

All substances within the restroom on the Portland Japanese Garden – from the feel of the tiles to the layout of the furniture – are selected for his or her standalone splendor, in addition to useful works of art.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts – Scottsdale, Arizona

Standing ovation? These sleek and current lavs have terrazzo flooring, glass-tiled walls, and masses of spacious, stainless-steel stalls.

The lighting fixtures system also can be programmed for vacations, unique occasions and specific audiences.

Swift’s Attic – Austin, Texas

Swift’s Attic restaurant in Austin has Gothic-fashion restrooms with floral-patterned sinks, vintage mild furniture, and gold and black striped wallpaper.

The Guild Hotel – San Diego, CA

The Guild Hotel opened in 2019 in a century-antique constructing constructed as a YMCA. Today the restrooms off the foyer have stunning marble sinks with putting lights, tiling and mirrors.

DFW: 5 Things We Love About Dallas Fort Worth Int’l Airport

The “5 Things We Love About…” series on StuckatTheAirport.com celebrates capabilities and services at airports around the arena.

This installment of “five Things We Love About…” lands at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), which sprawls out over nearly 27 acres, with 7 runways and 164 gates.

1. The DFW Skylink

Skylink is the elevated teach that connects all 5 terminals at DFW airport. Tracks run above and outdoor of the terminals, with a teach pulling into terminal stations each 2-to-3 minutes. An 18-minute round-ride offers super perspectives of the airfield at some point of the airport.

Here are some extra information about the Skylink device, shared while the system celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2015.

2. Founders’ Plaza

Dedicated in 1995, DFW’s Founders’ Plaza is an Observation Area and park near the airport supplying first-rate perspectives of aircraft commencing and touchdown.

The park plaza has parking, picnic tables, telescopes, ancient data, a commemorative monument and a radio broadcasting air traffic manipulate communications from the FAA tower. Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. day by day.

3. Gameway

Yes, DFW has a yoga studio. And a group of remedy puppies (DFW’s K9 Crew). But many humans find rest in playing video games.

Luckily, DFW is domestic to 2 Gameway centers (at Gates E16 & B32) with a total of 36 gaming stations. Each station has a Playstation 4 Pro pre-loaded with video games, a leather-based chair, 43″ 4K TV, noise-cancelling headphones, charging ports for your electronic gadgets and space to keep your baggage. 

Pricing includes an choice for limitless play, which for some could be a great match for lengthy layovers and delays.

four. Shopping at DFW

Big airports have lots of buying alternatives and DFW is no exception.

In December 2017, DFW Airport opened the most important responsibility-loose save within the Americas. Over the years, we’ve scored lots of captivating and quirky Texas-themed souvenirs in stores all through DFW as properly.

5. Art at DFW Airport

DFW’s has a amazing artwork series with more than 30 pieces of commissioned work inclusive of sculpture, art work, mosaics and more. Many of the portions are in International Terminal D and inside the Skylink stations.

Did we omit a favourite amenity that you love at DFW airport? Add a be aware about in the comment section.

Have an airport you’d want to see featured in “five Things We Love About…”? Leave a notice below.

Want to sponsor the collection or one of the installments? Drop a line.

Airports within the “five Things We Love About …” collection. So Far.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT)

Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP)Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

DFW airport adds yoga room

Do we discover a trend?

A few weeks back the first in-airport airport yoga room opened at San Francisco International Airport. Now comes word that there’s a yoga space at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Located in the back of a partial privateness display, DFW’s free yoga studio is positioned in Terminal D at Gate D40 and is geared up with yoga mats, hand sanitizer and a view.

The studio turned into set up in connection with the DFW “LiveWell” Walking Path and is a few toes from the begin/end point of the Terminal D on foot course that become also unveiled on Wednesday April four.

Stuck at DFW? Visit the observation park; research some thing

DFW International Airport

DFW International Airport is large.

Within its 30 square miles are 5 terminals, full-carrier resorts, a multi-million greenback series of art and a golfing path. There’s also Founders’ Plaza: DFW’s public remark park.

DFW Founders plaza

The park has the airport’s original beacon, along side shaded picnic tables, viewing stations and a live audio feed of the radio conversations from the air visitors manage tower.

And now it has six, black-granite sidewalk medallions, every four-ft in diameter.

DFW Founder Plaza_ medallion

Laser-etched into the floor of each medallion is facts about the records of the airport and of industrial aviation in north Texas. A specific piece of the story is instructed on every medallion.

Want to peer them for yourself? Founders’ Plaza is located at North Airfield Drive and Texan Trail, simply south of State Highway 114 in Grapevine.

No time to leave the terminals? No problem. DFW has some nifty stuff interior as properly. My favorites: the Cereality breakfast bar wherein you choose cereal and toppings and pajama-clad Cereologists refill the bowl; the two La Bodega Winery places and all of the notable artwork in Terminal D.

DFW ART in Terminal D

Photos courtesy DFW Airport.