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How To Get Last Minute Tickets To Conan In Dallas

March 25, 2014 at 3:16 PM | by | Comments (0)

Conan O'Brien will be back on the road next week when he brings his TBS show to the Majestic Theatre in Dallas to coincide with the NCAA Men’s Final Four.

Unfortunately, all tickets for the March 31st – April 3rd Dallas shows have been reserved but there is still a chance to get standby tickets on the day of the show.

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What Airlines are Putting the Moves on Dallas' Love Field?

March 20, 2014 at 10:12 AM | by | Comments (0)

For almost 40 years, flying in and out of Dallas meant you had a couple different options when it came to airports: DFW, the major international airport further from the city or DAL, the airport just about 10 minutes from the city center.

If you've never heard of Love Field, or perhaps know it as "the small one," that's thanks to the limitations put in place by The Wright Amendment. The bill, passed by congress in 1978, limited the size, destination, and type of aircraft that could fly in and out of Dallas-Love Field. Flights within Texas and into the four neighboring states (Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico) were all allowed. The Wright Amendment chased off most of Dallas' airline action to Dallas-Fort Worth International.

This October, however, the amendment will be lifted to end restrictions and Love Field will flourish with new airlines and routes. So who's due in?

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Dallas Airport Trying to Ditch Junk Food for Better Health

February 11, 2014 at 9:59 AM | by | Comments (0)

The healthiest airport in the whole wide world will soon be found here at home in the nifty fifty. Well at least that’s the plan if the folks down in Dallas get their way, as they are eager to show that the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is the best option for hungry travelers.

In the past the place has done well when examined by the group known as the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, as they’ve scored in the top five for good-for-you options when on the go. However, the airport is now going all in with salads, greens, and other healthy habits.

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'Howdy, Y'all' from the World's Longest Nonstop Flight

December 19, 2013 at 10:31 AM | by | Comments (0)

Did y’all cowpokes know there’s a newly crowned “World’s Longest Nonstop Flight?” With the retirement of Singapore Airlines flight 21/22, an unnaturally long 18hr 50min nonstop flight between Singapore and Newark, comes the new champion of distance: Qantas Airlines 7's 15h 25min nonstop from Sydney, Australia to Dallas, Texas.

It doesn’t take a math genius to realize that the flying time difference between the newcomer and the old-timer is a dramatic 3hr 25min. You could watch “Titanic” from start to finish in that exact time (the movie is literally 3 hr 25 min long). However, we certainly don’t want to make light of a 15-hour flight.

Let us not forget that while Singapore’s flights were longer, they were also running a completely business class cabin with no economy option. For Qantas, a few hundred passengers on the new longest flight will be spending their 15+ hours sitting upright in economy, chewing Xanax to make the pain go away. Just kidding—Economy in one of Qantas’ 747-400ERs really isn’t all that bad (though we’d still suggest spending a little extra for Premium Economy like we did).

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How to Follow the Footsteps of Bonnie and Clyde in Texas and Louisiana

December 9, 2013 at 2:27 PM | by | Comments (0)

The tale of Bonnie & Clyde was resurrected last night in Part 1 of a new TV miniseries about the real-life couple and the infamous crime spree that cost them their lives nearly 80 years ago.

The continued fascination with history's most wanted couple keeps Bonnie & Clyde tourism going strong in Texas and Louisiana.

In Dallas, TX, local Freda Dillard gives a four-hour Bonnie & Clyde Tour that includes the location where they first met, Bonnie's former workplace Hargraves Cafe, and the Grapevine location where they murdered two highway patrolmen. The group tour, which can accommodate up to 57 people, costs $240.

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Let Dallas Airport Worry About Shipping Your Holiday Shopping

December 2, 2013 at 11:58 AM | by | Comments (0)

Today is Cyber Monday, and that means there’s all kinds of discounts to be had across the internet. However, after scoring a few digital deals, we suggest hitting the terminals and concourses to look for the next big thing in holiday gifts, and that’s because Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is all about shipping and shopping for the next few weeks.

The airport is offering to ship gifts back to where you call home—no checked baggage free required—for those items purchased at the airport. Things started up on November 22, and the option will run through December 24. It’s called "You Shop, We Ship," and is available to all travelers who grab something valued at $50 or more in the airport—but there are some certain restrictions depending on the store or the seller. Let’s just say that the copy of US Weekly from Hudson News isn’t going to be eligible for this promotion.

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Why Southwest Airlines is So Excited for October 13, 2014

October 14, 2013 at 10:02 AM | by | Comments (0)

This week’s a big deal for the planes and people over at Southwest Airlines, the week that the countdown to the end of the Wright Amendment finally begins. The 1979 federal law limited where planes could fly out of Dallas-Love Field to cities in and around Texas and a few neighboring states, but once it expires, the airline will have a lot more freedom when it comes to where the blue-bellied planes can fly.

This marks a continuation of good news for Southwest in the Lone Star State. Just the other day we mentioned that the carrier was hard at work building its first international terminal over at Houston-Hobby, which seems to go hand-in-hand with the flight freedom that’s on the horizon at Love Field. We’re now one year away—October 13, 2014—from the day when the wing-clipping rules and regulations will be in the past.

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What's to Love of All the New Stuff at Dallas' Love Field

Where: Dallas, TX, Canada
April 23, 2013 at 7:05 AM | by | Comments (0)

If you’re heading to Dallas anytime soon you might want to consider the city’s other airport. Sure things are fine and dandy over at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, and they’ve got lots of flights to plenty of destinations; however, Dallas Love Field has something that DFW doesn’t—new airport smell.

The airport just finished a revamp and renovation, and parts of the new airport are now open to the flying public. In total there’s eleven new gates at the airport, as the place is ready to debut just part of its renovation. There was a sneak peek for airport employees and others eager to take a look, but now things are open for those holding tickets as well.

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What Defunct Airline SkyBus Has in Common with a Rental Car Start-up

January 2, 2013 at 11:54 AM | by | Comment (1)

A couple months ago we mentioned this little start-up called Silvercar. In case you forgot they’re basically the latest entry into the crowded rental car market. However, they’re hoping to be successful by offering up only one kind of car—silver Audi A4s. It also doesn’t hurt that they’ve got former Skybus head honcho Bill Diffenderffer on the books as well.

Right before Christmas they flipped the switch on their website, and now Silvercar is open for your booking pleasure. Everything is a little limited to start—as in very limited—because it’s only in Dallas-Ft. Worth thus far. They’ve got to start somewhere, and the rental cars start flowing out of the airport as soon as January 14.

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How You Can Help the Victims of Yesterday's Tornadoes in Northern Texas

April 4, 2012 at 12:38 PM | by | Comments (0)

After more than a dozen tornadoes tore through Northern Texas yesterday, volunteers are already gathering to help remove debris and assist those left homeless by the storms.

The Volunteer Center of North Texas has assembled a Mass Care Task Force, including the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, the North Texas Food Bank and the Volunteer Center of North Texas.

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Sleep, Eat, Party and...Volunteer at a Five-Star Hotel?

January 25, 2012 at 2:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Ritz-Carlton hotel chain is once again offering guests the chance to do good in 2012 with their Give Back Getaways project.

The philanthropic initiative gives guests the chance to spend a half-day volunteering with Ritz-Carlton employees in the communities surrounding their properties across the world.

The Give Back Getaway projects often also include an experience volunteers wouldn't be able to have otherwise. The Dallas Soup Savior Project, for example, lets hotel guests work with the culinary team behind the scenes in The Ritz-Carlton kitchen. The end result is a soup that will be delivered to the SoupMobile, which serves approximately 600 meals to the homeless in Dallas on a daily basis.

For more information about what projects are available this year, visit RitzCarlton.com.

[Photo: Ritz-Carlton Dallas]

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What is the American Airlines 'Snowball Express?'

December 5, 2011 at 8:47 AM | by | Comments (0)

There’s plenty good causes that would appreciate a few moments of your time or a little extra funding this holiday season, but American Airlines’ Snowball Express has to be one of the best for #avgeeks. Despite their own misfortune this holiday season, they’re going full speed ahead to bring a little cheer to the children of fallen military heroes.

American Airlines has been doing this for a few years now, and this year is no exception. This year’s events kick off of December 9 and run through December 13 in Dallas. It all begins with a Walk of Gratitude on December 10 in and around the American Airlines Center, as one and all are encouraged to welcome the children and families flown into town for a few days of rest, relaxation, and fun.

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