Getting its start as a major U.S. city with roots in the oil and cotton industries, the Texan metropolis of Dallas is now the place where 1.3 million people call home. Considered by many to be one of the country’s “hearts of the South,” Dallas is a major economic hub with an annual metropolitan Gross Domestic Product of over $400 billion. It is also one of the fastest growing cities as far as employment numbers go.
Having sustained the largest year-to-year increase, it stood behind only Los Angeles, New York City, and Chicago in 2013. “Big D” has recently acquired beta plus world city status on account of its sheer economic growth and strong financial infrastructure, thanks in no small part to housing the headquarters for a wide array of Fortune 500 companies in the banking, computer technology, and healthcare and medical research fields.
Last Minute Flight Deals from Dallas
Finding last minute deals like these is easy on Skyscanner. To start a search for flights from Dallas leaving this weekend, go to Skyscanner.com and enter your details.
If you just want to get out of town and don’t know where to go, type “Everywhere” in the “To” field when performing a search. Then click on the top right hand corner for an interactive map view of the best deals on the internet out of your airport.
Skyscanner’s Tools and Travel Hacks
Finding the best flight deals from Dallas is easy with Skyscanner’s helpful search features. For example, map view allows you to search for flights deals from Dallas to just about anywhere, with a super convenient at-a-glance view of flight prices across the globe.
You can also tailor your search results in a helpful graph view, making it easier to see the exact dates for the best time to book your flight from Dallas.
If your travel dates are flexible, or if your trip planning depends on impossibly low airfare, you’re in luck. With Skyscanner, you can search for dates over an entire month or even year with the “Cheapest Month” search option. To search for the cheapest fares over a month or a year, choose “Cheapest Month” for your travel dates in the search box.
For serious travelers, it’s a good idea to create price alerts for flights you’re interested in booking. Price alerts are easy to set up and will alert you when a fare drops or starts to climb. To set up price alerts, perform a search on Skyscanner and click “Price Alerts” in the top left hand corner of the results box.
DFW or DAL? Which Airport To Fly From
When flying from the Dallas Fort Worth area, there are two options for passenger airports: Dallas Love Field, and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.
Dallas Fort Worth is a significantly larger, primary airport that flies both domestic and international flights. DFW is the largest hub in the world for American Airlines, and is the second largest airport in the world--one of only a few airports in the world to offer flights to over 200 international destinations.
Dallas Love Field Airport, on the other hand, is a smaller, city-owned, public airport that flies domestic routes, and is a focus city airport for Southwest Airlines and Virgin America. DAL also offers flights to Atlanta through Delta Airlines. It’s appeal, for some, lies in its smaller, more manageable feel--as well as its very central location in Northwest Dallas.
It´s helpful to check both airports for flight prices when doing a search for flights from Dallas. On Skyscanner, make sure to confirm that your search query states “Dallas Fort Worth--All Airports” in the “From” box when performing a search to get the best results.
Visiting the Dallas Ft. Worth Airport
Leaving through DFW on your flight from Dallas? If so, get there early. The airport is massive, and you’ll want to have enough time to check in, pass through security, and make it to your gate in time. Transport throughout the airport interior is easy with SkyLink, DFW’s super fast monorail. SkyLink is useful for getting to your connecting flight in record time--and for those with longer wait times that want to explore DFW’s different terminals.
If you get there early enough, or have a long layover in DFW--make sure to visit Terminal D for an awesome airport experience. Terminal D’s sky-high ceilings, spacious waiting areas, and a good selection of lively restaurants, shops, bars are a great way to spend a couple hours or more at the airport. Among the terminal’s most popular restaurants is McDonald’s, that boasts a decent-sized play area for the little ones. Adjacent to the play area are a couple of long tables for parents to relax and eat while their kids get their wiggles out between flights.
Dining at Dallas Love Field
While it may not have a Terminal D like the one in DFW, there are many great restaurants to visit while waiting for a flight at Dallas Love Field. From fast food favorites like Whataburger, Dunkin Donuts, Chick-Fil-A and Starbucks, to upmarket cuisine at Cantina Laredo’s and Dunston’s Prime Steakhouse, you can be sure you won’t go hungry at Dallas Love Field.
Want to grab a drink and a moment to relax between flights? Be sure to visit Cru Food & Wine Bar to unwind with a glass of wine in an upscale, Napa Valley-inspired atmosphere. Or, for a livelier experience, stop at Chili’s for a cool frozen margarita or a beer at the bar.
For a complete listing of bars, shops and restaurants at DAL, visit the Dallas Love Field website for information.
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