Modern Living: Airport: Impossible

Creation of the mammoth Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, gushed a publicity handout, was "like a combination of The Impossible Dream and Mission: Impossible. " That was last October, just before the world's largest airport (27 sq. mi.) opened for business. From that point on, the complaints have drowned out the publicity, suggesting that Dallas-Fort Worth might be better named Airport:-Impossible.

Located halfway between cities that are Texas' traditional rivals — and an arduous $14 cab ride from either— the $700 million airport has been successful only in enraging most of the travelers who use it. They complain bitterly about the outrageous prices and...