The City of Dallas is served by two commercial airports – Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Dallas Love Field (DAL). In this article, I will discuss the larger DFW airport, which I have used on countless occasions.
DFW Airport is accessible disabled passengers, and wheelchair users can take their personal mobility devices to the boarding gate and aircraft door. All airlines operating at DFW provide services for the disabled, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Air Carrier Access Act.
The airport consists of 5 terminals, all connected via an airside SkyTrain. As one of the largest international airports in the United States, DFW has a substantial representation of the world’s air carriers.
To make your trip to DFW airport easier, I have compiled a list of airlines and their associated terminals for you here. Contact your airline for the most up-to-date information on your flight’s departure gate and terminal.
- Terminal A: American Airlines
- Terminal B: American Eagle
- Terminal C: American Airlines
- Terminal D: Aeromexico, Aeromexico Connect, American Airlines, American Eagle, Avianca, British Airways, Cayman Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Interjet, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Sun Country Airlines, Sunwing Airlines, Swift Air, Volaris, Spirit Airlines
- Terminal E: Air Canada Express, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, United Express, WestJet
American Airlines has a strong presence at DFW, as the airport serves as the carrier’s primary hub. Due to this status, wheelchair assistance at DFW is generally attentive and prompt. The key to the success of any hub airport is efficiency, and all airlines strive for an on-time departure.
Disability assistance services should be requested through your airline prior to travel. Consult my list of airline wheelchair assistance contact numbers.
Airport bathrooms are equipped with wheelchair accessible stalls. Companion restrooms are also available throughout the airport. For more information and resources concerning accessibility at DFW airport, visit www.dfwairport.com.
Transportation to/from DFW Airport
DFW Airport is connected to the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth by public transportation. Both the DART light rail and Trinity Railway Express (TRE) services provide transport to Downtown Dallas. The TRE additionally serves Downtown Fort Worth. Follow the signs in the terminals to the DFW Airport Station.
More information on riding the DART light rail or TRE commuter rail is available in the Dallas Public Transportation Guide.
There is no on-demand wheelchair accessible transportation available at DFW Airport.
Dallas Love Field Airport
As I have not previously flown to or from Dallas Love Field, I can’t comment on what it is like to use that airport with a wheelchair or disability. You can learn more about this airport and its accessibility at www.dallas-lovefield.com.