I was reading this weeks edition of The Middle Seat in The Wall Street Journal written by Scott McCartney, and came across one of those facts that was surprising and made sense at the same time. For those travel enthusiasts that don’t read it, Scott’s weekly article comes out every Thursday and is a must-read for me.
In this article about how firefighters train to put out fires effectively on airplanes, Scott dropped this little nugget in the article:
Firefighting tactics and training have advanced, too. At the southwest corner of DFW’s immense property, which is larger than the island of Manhattan, the airport just completed a $29 million expansion of its training facility.
I’ve been to DFW airport roughly 200 times. It’s a big place. And, while it seems logical it’s bigger than Manhattan (though slightly less population) that fact left me shaking my head just a bit.