Worth The Wait

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The U.S. ushered in the dawn of mass jet travel — and the country has many dilapidated airports to show for it. The good news is that passengers tired of dank, aging facilities can now look forward to more comfortable journeys, with the fruits of a late 1990s terminal-building boom finally being realized.

A slew of ultra-modern facilities has been unveiled in 10 American cities, including Seattle, Miami, Detroit, New York City and Los Angeles. The latest and swankiest is Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport's $1.4 billion Terminal D: a sprawling, 185,801-sq-m structure that brings élan to the world's third busiest...

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