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"Denver International Airport" Top 5 Page for this destination Denver Transportation Tip by caffeine_induced78

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  Denver Internation Airport. Or simply DIA
by caffeine_induced78

Denver International Airport was a famous flawed idea when it opened up. The automated baggage system failed and those that had to take flights would drive the extra hour and a half to Colorado Springs to avoid the troubles of what we call DIA. Denver is a major hub for United Airlines and has a few direct international flights including to London, Mexico City, Toronto, and Frankfurt.

One of the biggest troubles with DIA is that it was built far from the city center in 1995. It is the 5th busiest airport in the US and the 10th busiest in the World. Why did they build the airport almost 30 miles from the CBD? Denver International Airport sits on a piece of property that is 53 square miles large providing for plenty of room to build larger or more runways, more cargo areas and also to stay away from the rapidly encroaching suburban developments.

They may have dropped the ball when they opened, but I have to wonder what some of those Eastern city airports will do when they have to extend their runways for the new airbus. I never worry about this with DIA.

A taxi ride from DIA to the CBD is a flat 55 dollar rate. You may as well take a limo or town car as these also charge 55 dollars to the Downtown.

The security check area is very spaciuos, and almost always moves easily.

Rumors also abound that beneath DIA is a series of secret tunnels that is known only to the government. Denver is often known as the "backup" Washington DC so I would not be surprised if it was true.

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Type: Airplane

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  • Updated Aug 1, 2005
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