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To slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, nations around the world have eliminated or severely restricted travel. In addition, airlines have drastically cut local and global flights. Still, some people are flying. Why?

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Dallas-Fort Worth Airport is among 11 airports across the country receiving and screening travelers "to protect the American people from exposure to the coronavirus," according to the Department of Homeland Security

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The past glories and present struggles at American Airlines were on display across the country Wednesday.

American flew its last two dozen MD-80 planes into retirement in the New Mexico desert. Some still bore the sleek, polished aluminum livery created in 1967 by Italian designer Massimo Vignelli.

DFW Records First 100-Degree Day Of 2019

Jul 30, 2019

It's official — the National Weather Service has recorded the first 100-degree temperature at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on Tuesday.

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao visited Dallas Monday to announce half a billion dollars in grant money that will be funneled to airports across the country, including eight in Texas.

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Sometimes that loose change adds up.

The TSA security checkpoints at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport collected $36,707 in loose change left behind by travelers in fiscal year 2018.

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If you traveled through Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on May 15, you might be at risk of getting measles. 

A TEXRail train waits at Fort Worth's T & P Station.
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TEXRail got off to a bit of a rocky start, delayed by the federal government shutdown. But four months after the train began running between central Fort Worth and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, riders say they’re happy with the service.

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport's north entry
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A new terminal full of gates is coming to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Terminal F, the airport's sixth, is expected to open by 2025 and provide up to 24 new gates for U.S. and international flights.

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Fort Worth-based American Airlines plans to add 700 flight attendants to its Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport hub, an airline spokeswoman confirmed.

The reason goes back to the airline's merger with US Airways in 2013: American Airlines flight attendants could only fly on original American Airlines planes, not US Airways. 

Security checkpoint lanes remain empty inside Terminal B at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The checkpoint has been closed several days due to staffing issues.
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The percentage of TSA airport screeners missing work has hit 10 percent as the partial government shutdown stretches into its fifth week.

The Transportation Security Administration said Monday that Sunday's absence rate compared to 3.1 percent on the comparable Sunday a year ago.

TexRail Is Finally Here — Here's How It Works

Jan 10, 2019
TexRail, D/FW's newest train line, runs from downtown Fort Worth to DFW International Airport.
Trinity Metro

TexRail — the brand-new commuter rail line from Fort Worth to DFW International Airport — opened in January to more than 11,000 passengers. In the first 12 days of service, nearly 55,000 passengers have used new commuter rail service, according to Trinity Metro. Ready to take your ride? Here is what you need to know.

A TSA officer looks at a monitor while checking a bag in the screening lane at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, May 25, 2016, in Atlanta. In 2017, TSA found more guns in carry-ons at the airport than at any other.
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More than 771 million people passed through airport security across the country last year. And mixed in among the liquids and wrapped presents, Transportation Security Administration agents are finding something else in passengers’ carry-ons: thousands of loaded guns.

Transportation Security Administration

Nearly 4,000 guns were discovered in carry-on bags at security checkpoints in U.S. airports last year, the Transportation Security Administration reports.

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There's a huge parking garage taking shape at Dallas Love Field airport that will provide 5,000 more spaces. It was designed by Dallas-based architecture firm, Corgan.

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President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on citizens and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries caused chaos at airports around the country — including Dallas-Fort International Airport. 

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Officials say nine people were released Sunday after they were detained overnight at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in the wake of President Donald Trump's travel ban barring citizens of seven predominantly Muslim nations from entry into the U.S.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Ag Commissioner Sid Miller is a standout disseminator of “fake news”; what’s next for the Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund; Fort Worth symphony management and musicians reach an agreement; and more.

Transportation Security Administration

A record number of airline passengers were caught last year trying to take guns on planes, and most of the weapons were loaded, federal officials say.

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Among those shocked by what happened Friday in Paris: Sihem Bouhallouf. She lives in the Paris suburbs and was visiting her Dallas-based employer when the attacks happened.

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The news Thursday that more than 700 people were trampled to death in Mecca cast a shadow over the start to the Muslim holiday Eid. It’s three days of gift-giving, family gatherings and prayer.

A Collin County Muslim woman is using a technique from Christmas traditions to make Eid brighter for refugee families in North Texas.

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More than 14.2 million people are expected to fly over the seven days surrounding the Labor Day holiday, a 3 percent increase from last year, according to Airlines for America, the industry's trade and lobbying group. 

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A little travel tech could help you get to your turkey on time.

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When it comes to airport food and drinks, Dallas/Fort Worth International is No. 1.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: lots of guns are confiscated at Dallas-Fort Worth International; former President George W. Bush promotes his new book; Glenn Back has been in a lot of pain; and more.


You can now take a DART train all the way to DFW International Airport.


Five stories that have North Texas talking: there’s an app for dealing with bad college roommates, Bitcoin gains some traction in Texas, the Transportation Security Administration confiscates the most firearms from DFW International Airport, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Collin County wishes it had received some of the 10-inch downpours from yesterday’s storms, an old Disney billboard is up for auction, restaurant owners have some beef with Mary Kay convention-goers, and more.


DFW International Airport became a playground for two travelers in a video that has gone viral.

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DART trains will soon be arriving at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The train service starts Aug. 18.