Hannibal Lecter wrote:flyswatter wrote:ATL is a much better run airport and airspace than here as well.
You've apparently never been through TSA at ATL.
As for the airspace, ATL has a nice little monopoly. They don't have another major airport less than 5 miles away to complicate things.
Pro-tip for ATL - if you're getting dropped off and not checking bags, go to the International terminal and clear security there. If you're flying AA/United/Southwest and checking bags, you're SOL, tho.
And yeah, ATL has the benefit of 5 East/West runways with no conflicting approach paths for miles. Watch a flight tracking site (once flight volumes pick back up) and you'll see the giant orderly queues of arriving aircraft being funneled in, whereas the DAL/DFW airspace has all sorts of wild arrival/departure procedures to keep traffic from the two airports from conflicting. Add in Dallas' summer thunderstorms and the fact that DFW has N/S and crosswind runways, it's not uncommon to find your flight turn into a tilt-a-whirl as ATC keeps shifting things around.
As I recall, the FAA tried to prevent that issue back in the 70s, but some "Dallas > Regionalism" voices got their way