Arrival at D/FW
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As the aircraft broke through the clouds over the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the flat landscape of North Texas was apparent. Numerous lakes, reservoirs formed from daming of the Trinity River, appeared inconguous as they punctuated the flat plain. Rising out of the landscape were tall water towers, each announcing the community below. Lewisville ... Irving ... Arlington they ran as we made our approach and then touched down on the DFW runway.
There was some question about where the aircraft would tie-up at DFW, as American operates out of three of the terminal buildings. (Must cause confusion for meeting people there.) As it was, we arrived at Terminal D. It ultimately did not make a difference for me, as I already had decided I would take Trinity Railway Express from the airport to Fort Worth. (DFW airport is located in the middle of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, between the two cities.) To get to the train, I needed to pick up a shuttle bus from Terminal D to the Remote South Parking Lot, and from there, connect to another shuttle bus to the CentrePort/DFW commuter rail station. I was aiming to make the 2:20 p.m. train. (The next one wasn't until 3:45. One of my colleagues, on a different flight, missed my train and had to wait over an hour.) I'd never done this connection before, but it proved to be no real trouble at all. I was at the station by 2:00 p.m. with enough time to buy my rail ticket.