With a unique appearance resembling Colorado's Rocky Mountains, Denver International Airport is a sight to behold. It is the largest international airport in the United States, and second largest in the world. It's also one of the top ten busiest airports around the globe. All this might make navigating Denver International seem like a daunting task, but you'd be surprised to learn that this behemoth of an airport is actually easy to go around, as long as you learn a few things about it.
The first thing you should do is head on over to Denver International Airport's official website, http://www.flydenver.com, and familiarize yourself with the layout. It would help to download the maps found on the site and to brush up on the directions provided. Along with detailed information on the airport, the website also contains information on flights, parking, shops/restaurants, and ground transportation. Once you've got your bearings, it's time to head into the actual airport.
If you're going for departures, go on to the sixth level. Arrivals are at the fourth level, while long-term parking can be found on the fifth level. The main terminal, Jeppesen Terminal, will lead you to three different concourses. Make sure you know at which concourse your flight will arrive. Here's a list of the concourses and the airlines they service:
- Concourse A: Aeromexico, Air Canada, AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Continental Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Apple Vacations, Great Lakes Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Lufthansa, Mexicana, Midwest Airlines, and Midwest Connect
- Concourse B: United Airlines and United Express
- Concourse C: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Northwest Airlines, Northwest Airlink, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, US Airways, and US Airways Express
Once you know what concourse you're headed for, check in at Jeppesen Terminal and go down to go through security. If everything's fine and dandy, go down to Level B, where you'll find a convenient train station that'll take you to your concourse. The train will take you there in a matter of minutes.
Jeppesen Terminal and each of the concourses have a selection of shops and restaurants to spend your time in while waiting. Jeppesen Terminal's establishments can be found on the fifth and sixth levels, while Concourse A's are on levels 2, 3 and 4. Concourses B and C hold their shops and dining places on the second and third levels. You'll be pleased find that each has its own set of art exhibits to browse through while killing time. Jeppesen Terminal and the concourses also have a number of consumer services such as information booths, internet kiosks, shoe shines and ATM's. Concourse A, however, has the additional massage service.
When you're ready to fly, you can find the gates to the flights on level 2 of each concourse, with mezzanines on level 3. Concourse A also has a pedestrian bridge to the terminal on the fourth level.
For information on ground transportation, drop by the Ground Transportation Information Counter on the fifth level of Jeppesen Terminal. You can also give them a call at (303) 342-4059 or emailing them at email@example.com.