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Top Barbecue Restaurants at American Airports

May 25, 2016

Missing the sweet and savory taste of American barbecue when you are traveling? Don’t worry, because these restaurants right at the airport have authentic flavors to satisfy your taste buds around the country! Make sure to tell your friends about your experiences as well.

 

Jim n Nick’s- Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM)

 

Stop by Birmingham chain Jim n Nick’s in Concourse B for a hot plate of Pulled Pork, Beef Brisket, or Classic Spare Ribs for some Southern comfort before your flight. Side up with Mashed Potatoes, Slow-Cooked Collards or “Mac the Cheese” for the full Alabama experience.

 

Insider Tip: Locals love the cheese biscuits!

 

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit- Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport (DFW)

Texans love their brisket, slow cooked and doused in sauce. Be a Texan today. Stop at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. This popular barbecue chain is located near gate C6 at DFW, serving delectable brisket, mouth-watering sandwiches and sides like homemade mac n cheese.

Insider Tip: Take Dickey’s famous BBQ sauce home with you in a bottle.

 

Corky’s BBQ- Memphis International Airport (MEM)

Travelers can get their barbecue fix as soon as they step ff the plane. Any traveler can get Corky’s favorite meal, The Bar-B-Q Pork sandwich, that includes coleslaw right on this yummy sandwich! Not a sandwich lover? Don’t fret; Corky’s offers succulent ribs, chicken, and smoked sausage on their menu too. A little something for everyone in the family.

Insider Tip: The thing to have are the ribs. Get them dry as they’re amazing, and you can always add BBQ sauce later.

 

Cousin’s Bar-B-Q- Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport (DFW)

 

The second Dallas restaurant to make this list, get down and dirty at this family-owned Fort-Worth barbecue chain. Cousin’s has been serving customers with its heavily grilled meat for nearly 30 years and their experience shows. Jump off your flight or arrive early to experience one of Texas’ best barbecue joints.

 

Insider Tip: Get the brisket or the ribs and pour their homemade BBQ sauce on top for a savory dish you will never forget.

 

 

 


DFW Food: Cereal For Any Meal at Cereality

Aug 7, 2015

Everyone knows someone who LOVES cereal more than the Average Joe….for breakfast, lunch,, dinner, you name it.  So some food genius got together with the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and opened the dining destination to make that Honey Nut Cheerio’s  dreams come true….Cereality.  Cereal is the perfect food when you are on the fly, and now you can have it for any meal at Cereality at DFW! You can choose set menu concoctions like “S’More Than You Know”– that’s Golden Grahams, Coco Puffs, mini marshmallows, and chocolate chips, or go crazy and fill up an adorable take-out container with your own crazy cereal combinations. Traveling with a couple tiny travelers? Well DFW has your back, because these crunchy bites make the perfect on-the-go snack to keep the little ones satisfied and preoccupied while you are managing…everything else. Moms, rejoice!

Pro Tip: Craving oatmeal? Try “Apple Pie a-la-Bowl” made with cinnamon apples and caramel sauce. Pass me a spoon!

 

Cereality is located in Terminal C near Gate 6 at DFW.

Image credit: www.cereality.com


From A to X…that’s ATL to LAX; the Airports Business Travelers Know All Too Well

Mar 16, 2015

My flight is touching down for landing. It has been a smooth flight; thankfully I was able to catch some Z’s since I have been sick as of late and run down. I don’t have much time when I land at MSP; I have a two and a half hour drive to lovely La Crosse, Wisconsin-my final destination. The good news is that when I return to Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport (MSP) tomorrow, I will have an hour or so to relax and visit some of my favorite places in the airport. Think: Minnesota Wild Sports Bar for some amazing Bavarian Pretzel Sticks.  Or Brookstone-who doesn’t love the latest gadget and a free massage by chair?Drink in airport that offers international airport wifi in Dallas Fort Worth

While the fact that I have favorite places at airports is more of a statement about my work/life balance these days, it is imperative to know these places to keep me sane on the road (and tarmac). Any business traveler can tell you that they have a list of their favorite airports, a list of airports that they frequent (which hopefully match the previously mentioned list) and a list of airports they aim to avoid if at all possible. When you fly a lotyou spend an inordinate amount of time in the terminal, waiting. And although staying glued to the mobile phone is and/or laptop is always an option, sometimes I want need to disconnect. If you are like me, this parlays itself into keeping a running tab on where to go during your layover for eating, drinking and shopping. That’s why one of the ten commandments of the business traveler is: Know Thy Airport.

Here is a roster of airports that I transit through most frequently (you will probably start seeing tips from me about these airports, so stay tuned!):

I bet many other frequent business travelers in the United States have a similar list.  It isn’t any surprise that most of these are major airline hubs, consequentlyI am usually connecting through them to my final destination to visit my customers. I know them well given the time I spend in them. The good news is that this frequency creates time for me to be the consumer I always strive to be-trying new foods, seeking out new items to surprise my family with as an offering for my time away.

What is it inside of us that makes us want to know these places so well? There is a story that I always tell that lends itself to the comfortability of business travel. I once had a hiatus from traveling due to company budget cuts. As any business traveler knows, nearing the end of the fiscal year you probably won’t see many airports, as companies aim to improve the bottom line. After this break from the travel lifestyle, on my first trip back throughSt. Louis airport (STL) . I sent my brother a text message, Starbucks in hand, telling him how oddly comfortable I felt sitting at the airport and that I couldn’t decide if that was a good thing or just plain sad.

A man waiting at Atlanta International Airport.

Waiting at the Airport

All joking aside, there is some validity to that feeling – the same reason I stay at Marriott properties almost exclusively when I travel for business – I want to be comfortable somewhere that feels familiar and that I know well, if I can’t be home with my wife and kids.  I remember I used to hear frequent traveling friends referring to airports by code and thinking, “Wow, that is so confusing… can’t they just call it San Fransisco instead of SFO?” Nowadays, I find myself talking of my travels and sounding like I am helping my kids learn the alphabet. I just hope that I don’t teach them the wrong order when I actually do help them with their homework:

Addison: “Daddy, what comes after A?”

Daddy: “T-L honey…”

Like I said, it is human nature to want to be comfortable. Whether it is flying to the same airports and knowing the terminals well, or it is trying your darndest to fly with your favorite airline. OK, so maybe it is the sense of comfortability and the acquisition of frequent flier miles. Hey, a guy has to pay the family back for all of that time away with fun vacations. Am I right? Spring break at MCO(Orlando), here we come!!! Oh wait… we’re driving. No problem, I will use my airline miles for the hotel!

The Flying Salesman


Sweet Valentine’s Day Treats for Your Valentine Sweet

Feb 12, 2015

How sweet it is to be loved by you! This is your pilot speaking.

Valentine’s Day is this weekend and for those of us on the tarmac, time might be limited to find that special someone a little treat. I’ve compiled a list of places in major airports around the U.S. where you can find something special if time is tight. I have a bit of a sweet tooth and have first hand experience at most of these places. If I missed a favorite spot of yours I apologies. The list below is meant to also showcase something only found at that airport. There are two exceptions in The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Dylan’s Candy Bar which have franchises around the country. Rocky Mountain is your classic confectionery with treats for ever taste. Dylan’s offers a large selection of favorite brand name candies that you can 4314-Truffles36_79881_01v1Wmix and match as well as pre made gift boxes. A special note on Dylan’s: If you ever find yourself just east of Central Park in New York City you will find the flagship store that offers 4 stories of candy heaven. And if you happen to be flying internationally, don’t forget you can always find delicious limited edition Godiva Belgian chocolates at Duty Free Stores everywhere. Enjoy and safe travels as always!

The Aviator


savannahs applesAtlanta (ATL)

Savannah’s Candy Kitchen located in the middle of Concourse B.

Savannah’s offers a variety of hand made chocolates with a highlight in their pralines and candied apples. For Valentine’s Day the chocolate covered strawberries are a sure hit.

Chicago (MDW)

HappyTaste1- nutsonclarkNuts on Clark located in Terminal C near TSA

Nuts on Clark does many things well, offering a variety of seasoned and candied nuts. For me, their popcorn should come with a warning label for how addictive it can be. Any time I pass through Chicago my flight bag ends up with some of their caramel popcorn in it. The cheese and butter flavors are great as well. Get a tin as a Valentine’s Day gift and a bag for yourself.

Chicago (ORD)

Nuts on Clark. Terminal 1 near C19, Terminal 2 near E2, and Terminal 3 near H8.

Read above post from MDW. It’s a Chicago staple.

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Exotic Heart Collection

Vosges Chocolate near gate B6

Vosges is a designer brand chocolate with many exotic and creative flavors you won’t find many other places-a sure hit for an adventurous foodie. Some favorites of mine? Thanks for asking: Chili Powder & Dark Chocolate and Maple Bacon come to mind. For Valentine’s Day check out the truffles which are always a perfect romantic sweet.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory near gate B14

Dallas (DFW)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory near gate D33

Natalies Candy Jar ChocolateNatalie’s Candy Jar near gate D15

A similar concept to Dylan’s, with pre-made boxes as well as the mix and match of brand name treats to give you sweet her favorite sweets.

Denver (DEN)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory near gate B52

Detroit (DTW)

Dylan’s Candy Bar across from A66; Cafe next to B18

This coffee bar also offers a chocolate case. The highlight for me are the truffles-a perfect Valentine.

Houston (IAH)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Terminal C near gate 42

Classic Red Heart With Assorted Chocolates

Classic Red Heart With Assorted Chocolates

 Los Angeles (LAX)

See’s Candy. Terminals 1,4,5, and north.

See’s Candy is distributed nation wide with headquarters in San Francisco. These old fashioned California treats are hard to resist. An assortment box will make a great Valentine’s Day gift.

Miami (MIA)

Icebox Cafe near gate D8

MIA excels in the retail of most things, but sweets seem to be lacking. In a pinch Icebox Cafe can put together a nice assortment of pastries and cookies for your Valentine.

Minneapolis (MSP)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

The center of the Minneapolis airport has an area referred to as ‘The Mall’, a large area of shopping outlets to fill a variety of needs. You will this store located in this area, and maybe something else to boot!

New York (JFK)

Dylan’s Candy Bar in Terminal 5

Salt Lake City (SLC)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Located in Terminal 1 on the second level and Terminal 2 near gate D5.

San Francisco (SFO)

Embarcadero Treats near gate G93

This stoplush_cocoa_bear_12sqsre has the feel of an international market place. Chocolates and other treats from around the world are available so you are sure to find something distinct for your well-traveled love.

See’s Candy and Ghirardelli have multiple independent locations as well as supplies in most basic stores in the airport. Both these companies were founded in the Bay Area. Find just the right gift box from either or make your own collection for your significant other.


A Texas-sized Wine Bar (Terminal A)

Sep 17, 2014

Sit back and relax at the luxurious La Bodega Winery, a wine bar in DFW. Its well curated boutique wine list includes selections made in Texas, perfect companions to a gourmet cheese tray.

(Image credit: chefstephanpylesblog.com)


Duty Free with a Western Twist (Terminal D)

Sep 17, 2014

Buckaroo Duty Free free shop features a wide selection of fragrances, cosmetics, fine jewelry, watches and more. It has all your favorite brands, including L’Oreal, Diesel, Grey Goose and more. The true standouts: The Texas-sized selection of leather goods including western saddles and cowboy hats.

Pro Tip: Liquor and Tobacco products are available for those departing DFW on a non-stop international flight.


Top Barbecue Restaurants at American Airports

May 25, 2016

Missing the sweet and savory taste of American barbecue when you are traveling? Don’t worry, because these restaurants right at the airport have authentic flavors to satisfy your taste buds around the country! Make sure to tell your friends about your experiences as well.

 

Jim n Nick’s- Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM)

 

Stop by Birmingham chain Jim n Nick’s in Concourse B for a hot plate of Pulled Pork, Beef Brisket, or Classic Spare Ribs for some Southern comfort before your flight. Side up with Mashed Potatoes, Slow-Cooked Collards or “Mac the Cheese” for the full Alabama experience.

 

Insider Tip: Locals love the cheese biscuits!

 

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit- Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport (DFW)

Texans love their brisket, slow cooked and doused in sauce. Be a Texan today. Stop at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. This popular barbecue chain is located near gate C6 at DFW, serving delectable brisket, mouth-watering sandwiches and sides like homemade mac n cheese.

Insider Tip: Take Dickey’s famous BBQ sauce home with you in a bottle.

 

Corky’s BBQ- Memphis International Airport (MEM)

Travelers can get their barbecue fix as soon as they step ff the plane. Any traveler can get Corky’s favorite meal, The Bar-B-Q Pork sandwich, that includes coleslaw right on this yummy sandwich! Not a sandwich lover? Don’t fret; Corky’s offers succulent ribs, chicken, and smoked sausage on their menu too. A little something for everyone in the family.

Insider Tip: The thing to have are the ribs. Get them dry as they’re amazing, and you can always add BBQ sauce later.

 

Cousin’s Bar-B-Q- Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport (DFW)

 

The second Dallas restaurant to make this list, get down and dirty at this family-owned Fort-Worth barbecue chain. Cousin’s has been serving customers with its heavily grilled meat for nearly 30 years and their experience shows. Jump off your flight or arrive early to experience one of Texas’ best barbecue joints.

 

Insider Tip: Get the brisket or the ribs and pour their homemade BBQ sauce on top for a savory dish you will never forget.

 

 

 


DFW Food: Cereal For Any Meal at Cereality

Aug 7, 2015

Everyone knows someone who LOVES cereal more than the Average Joe….for breakfast, lunch,, dinner, you name it.  So some food genius got together with the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and opened the dining destination to make that Honey Nut Cheerio’s  dreams come true….Cereality.  Cereal is the perfect food when you are on the fly, and now you can have it for any meal at Cereality at DFW! You can choose set menu concoctions like “S’More Than You Know”– that’s Golden Grahams, Coco Puffs, mini marshmallows, and chocolate chips, or go crazy and fill up an adorable take-out container with your own crazy cereal combinations. Traveling with a couple tiny travelers? Well DFW has your back, because these crunchy bites make the perfect on-the-go snack to keep the little ones satisfied and preoccupied while you are managing…everything else. Moms, rejoice!

Pro Tip: Craving oatmeal? Try “Apple Pie a-la-Bowl” made with cinnamon apples and caramel sauce. Pass me a spoon!

 

Cereality is located in Terminal C near Gate 6 at DFW.

Image credit: www.cereality.com


The Ultimate Candy Jar (Terminals A, B, D)

Sep 17, 2014

It’s difficult to resist a candy shop. Especially one with a delectably sweet assortment of nostalgic and hard-to-find candy bars that will bring you back years. Natalie’s Candy Jar place has it all — more than 300 options, to be specific —including self-serve bins filled with gummy bears, chocolates and much more.

Natalie’s Candy Jar is located in Terminal A (Gates A15 & A35), Terminal B (Gate B41) and Terminal D (D15)


Top Barbecue Restaurants at American Airports

May 25, 2016

Missing the sweet and savory taste of American barbecue when you are traveling? Don’t worry, because these restaurants right at the airport have authentic flavors to satisfy your taste buds around the country! Make sure to tell your friends about your experiences as well.

 

Jim n Nick’s- Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM)

 

Stop by Birmingham chain Jim n Nick’s in Concourse B for a hot plate of Pulled Pork, Beef Brisket, or Classic Spare Ribs for some Southern comfort before your flight. Side up with Mashed Potatoes, Slow-Cooked Collards or “Mac the Cheese” for the full Alabama experience.

 

Insider Tip: Locals love the cheese biscuits!

 

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit- Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport (DFW)

Texans love their brisket, slow cooked and doused in sauce. Be a Texan today. Stop at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. This popular barbecue chain is located near gate C6 at DFW, serving delectable brisket, mouth-watering sandwiches and sides like homemade mac n cheese.

Insider Tip: Take Dickey’s famous BBQ sauce home with you in a bottle.

 

Corky’s BBQ- Memphis International Airport (MEM)

Travelers can get their barbecue fix as soon as they step ff the plane. Any traveler can get Corky’s favorite meal, The Bar-B-Q Pork sandwich, that includes coleslaw right on this yummy sandwich! Not a sandwich lover? Don’t fret; Corky’s offers succulent ribs, chicken, and smoked sausage on their menu too. A little something for everyone in the family.

Insider Tip: The thing to have are the ribs. Get them dry as they’re amazing, and you can always add BBQ sauce later.

 

Cousin’s Bar-B-Q- Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport (DFW)

 

The second Dallas restaurant to make this list, get down and dirty at this family-owned Fort-Worth barbecue chain. Cousin’s has been serving customers with its heavily grilled meat for nearly 30 years and their experience shows. Jump off your flight or arrive early to experience one of Texas’ best barbecue joints.

 

Insider Tip: Get the brisket or the ribs and pour their homemade BBQ sauce on top for a savory dish you will never forget.

 

 

 


DFW Food: Cereal For Any Meal at Cereality

Aug 7, 2015

Everyone knows someone who LOVES cereal more than the Average Joe….for breakfast, lunch,, dinner, you name it.  So some food genius got together with the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and opened the dining destination to make that Honey Nut Cheerio’s  dreams come true….Cereality.  Cereal is the perfect food when you are on the fly, and now you can have it for any meal at Cereality at DFW! You can choose set menu concoctions like “S’More Than You Know”– that’s Golden Grahams, Coco Puffs, mini marshmallows, and chocolate chips, or go crazy and fill up an adorable take-out container with your own crazy cereal combinations. Traveling with a couple tiny travelers? Well DFW has your back, because these crunchy bites make the perfect on-the-go snack to keep the little ones satisfied and preoccupied while you are managing…everything else. Moms, rejoice!

Pro Tip: Craving oatmeal? Try “Apple Pie a-la-Bowl” made with cinnamon apples and caramel sauce. Pass me a spoon!

 

Cereality is located in Terminal C near Gate 6 at DFW.

Image credit: www.cereality.com


Chocolate: The Cure For Airport Stress

Jul 14, 2015

Travel delays got you feeling down at the airport? Indulge in some tasty chocolate! The delicious snack will not only satisfy your sweet tooth cravings but also releases feel-good endorphins. Stress be gone!

Pro Tip: If there’s a Duty Free store in your airport, check for travel retail confectionary exclusives. You can score some great deals on delicious chocolates! We love Godiva.

Image credit: By André Karwath aka Aka (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons


Sweet Valentine’s Day Treats for Your Valentine Sweet

Feb 12, 2015

How sweet it is to be loved by you! This is your pilot speaking.

Valentine’s Day is this weekend and for those of us on the tarmac, time might be limited to find that special someone a little treat. I’ve compiled a list of places in major airports around the U.S. where you can find something special if time is tight. I have a bit of a sweet tooth and have first hand experience at most of these places. If I missed a favorite spot of yours I apologies. The list below is meant to also showcase something only found at that airport. There are two exceptions in The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Dylan’s Candy Bar which have franchises around the country. Rocky Mountain is your classic confectionery with treats for ever taste. Dylan’s offers a large selection of favorite brand name candies that you can 4314-Truffles36_79881_01v1Wmix and match as well as pre made gift boxes. A special note on Dylan’s: If you ever find yourself just east of Central Park in New York City you will find the flagship store that offers 4 stories of candy heaven. And if you happen to be flying internationally, don’t forget you can always find delicious limited edition Godiva Belgian chocolates at Duty Free Stores everywhere. Enjoy and safe travels as always!

The Aviator


savannahs applesAtlanta (ATL)

Savannah’s Candy Kitchen located in the middle of Concourse B.

Savannah’s offers a variety of hand made chocolates with a highlight in their pralines and candied apples. For Valentine’s Day the chocolate covered strawberries are a sure hit.

Chicago (MDW)

HappyTaste1- nutsonclarkNuts on Clark located in Terminal C near TSA

Nuts on Clark does many things well, offering a variety of seasoned and candied nuts. For me, their popcorn should come with a warning label for how addictive it can be. Any time I pass through Chicago my flight bag ends up with some of their caramel popcorn in it. The cheese and butter flavors are great as well. Get a tin as a Valentine’s Day gift and a bag for yourself.

Chicago (ORD)

Nuts on Clark. Terminal 1 near C19, Terminal 2 near E2, and Terminal 3 near H8.

Read above post from MDW. It’s a Chicago staple.

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Exotic Heart Collection

Vosges Chocolate near gate B6

Vosges is a designer brand chocolate with many exotic and creative flavors you won’t find many other places-a sure hit for an adventurous foodie. Some favorites of mine? Thanks for asking: Chili Powder & Dark Chocolate and Maple Bacon come to mind. For Valentine’s Day check out the truffles which are always a perfect romantic sweet.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory near gate B14

Dallas (DFW)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory near gate D33

Natalies Candy Jar ChocolateNatalie’s Candy Jar near gate D15

A similar concept to Dylan’s, with pre-made boxes as well as the mix and match of brand name treats to give you sweet her favorite sweets.

Denver (DEN)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory near gate B52

Detroit (DTW)

Dylan’s Candy Bar across from A66; Cafe next to B18

This coffee bar also offers a chocolate case. The highlight for me are the truffles-a perfect Valentine.

Houston (IAH)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Terminal C near gate 42

Classic Red Heart With Assorted Chocolates

Classic Red Heart With Assorted Chocolates

 Los Angeles (LAX)

See’s Candy. Terminals 1,4,5, and north.

See’s Candy is distributed nation wide with headquarters in San Francisco. These old fashioned California treats are hard to resist. An assortment box will make a great Valentine’s Day gift.

Miami (MIA)

Icebox Cafe near gate D8

MIA excels in the retail of most things, but sweets seem to be lacking. In a pinch Icebox Cafe can put together a nice assortment of pastries and cookies for your Valentine.

Minneapolis (MSP)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

The center of the Minneapolis airport has an area referred to as ‘The Mall’, a large area of shopping outlets to fill a variety of needs. You will this store located in this area, and maybe something else to boot!

New York (JFK)

Dylan’s Candy Bar in Terminal 5

Salt Lake City (SLC)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Located in Terminal 1 on the second level and Terminal 2 near gate D5.

San Francisco (SFO)

Embarcadero Treats near gate G93

This stoplush_cocoa_bear_12sqsre has the feel of an international market place. Chocolates and other treats from around the world are available so you are sure to find something distinct for your well-traveled love.

See’s Candy and Ghirardelli have multiple independent locations as well as supplies in most basic stores in the airport. Both these companies were founded in the Bay Area. Find just the right gift box from either or make your own collection for your significant other.


Real Texas BBQ (DFW Terminals A, C & E)

Sep 26, 2014

Texans love their brisket, slow cooked and doused in sauce. Be a Texan today. Stop at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. This popular barbecue chain has three DFW locations, serving delectable brisket, mouth-watering sandwiches and sides like homemade mac n cheese.

Pro tip: Take Dickey’s home with you in a bottle. Its famous BBQ sauce is available by the bottle.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is located in Terminal A (near Gate A19), Terminal C (Gate C6) and Terminal E (Gate E12)

Photo courtesy of Ernesto Andrade via Creative Commons license. 


Find Your Admirals Club

Oct 1, 2014

The luxury lounge offered by American Airlines is available in more than 50 airports (including this one) worldwide. These private areas offer a mix of casual and professional amenities to transform your airport experience. Memberships are available annually (starting at $400), monthly ($99) and daily ($50).

The Admirals Club is located in…

United States & Canada:

  • Atlanta (ATL)  is located in Concourse T near Gate T10,
  • Austin (AUS) is located near Gate 13
  • Boston (BOS) is located in Terminal B, upper level and serves Gates 4-13
  • Buffalo (BUF) is located near Gate 6
  • Charlotte (CLT) is located in Concourse B (Gate 3-5), and the intersection of Concourses C & D
  • Chicago (ORD) is located in Terminal 3, Concourse G near Gate G8 and Terminal 3 in the crosswalk between Gates H6 and K6
  • Dallas (DFW) is located in Terminal A near Gate 24
  • Denver (DEN) is located in near the pedestrian bridge to main terminal
  • Honolulu (HNL) is located in the central lobby of overseas terminal .
  • Los Angeles (LAX) in Terminal 4 (Gate 40) Terminal 4 Regional Terminal (Gate C)
  • Miami (MIA)  in Concourse D (Gate D30) and (Gate D15)
  • New York (LGA) is located in Terminal D near Gate 1

Central & South America:

  • Buenos Aires (EZE) is located in Terminal B near Gate 9.
  • Caracas (CCS) is located between gates 23-24 .

DFW’s Free WiFi

Sep 17, 2014

In partnership with AT&T, DFW offers free WiFi throughout its 6 million square feet of terminal spaces. There are speed and coverage upgrade opportunities as well.

Free WiFi is available throughout all DFW terminals.


A New Level of Airport Lounges

Sep 7, 2014

American Express launched a new level of airport luxury with its Centurion Lounges. Elevated cuisine. Service. Flat screens. Top flight bar options. Hotel-style service, and tons of comfy places to enjoy it all. These lounges are only available in Dallas, Vegas and La Guardia … for now.

Pro tip: You can’t get in with a day rate without an Amex. Centurion Members and Platinum Card Members get in free; all other Amex members can buy a $50 day pass.

The Centurion Lounges are located:

  • Opposite Gate D1 in Las Vegas
  • Opposite Gate D17 in Dallas
  • Terminal B, Third Level (pre security) at LaGuardia

Sweet Valentine’s Day Treats for Your Valentine Sweet

Feb 12, 2015

How sweet it is to be loved by you! This is your pilot speaking.

Valentine’s Day is this weekend and for those of us on the tarmac, time might be limited to find that special someone a little treat. I’ve compiled a list of places in major airports around the U.S. where you can find something special if time is tight. I have a bit of a sweet tooth and have first hand experience at most of these places. If I missed a favorite spot of yours I apologies. The list below is meant to also showcase something only found at that airport. There are two exceptions in The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Dylan’s Candy Bar which have franchises around the country. Rocky Mountain is your classic confectionery with treats for ever taste. Dylan’s offers a large selection of favorite brand name candies that you can 4314-Truffles36_79881_01v1Wmix and match as well as pre made gift boxes. A special note on Dylan’s: If you ever find yourself just east of Central Park in New York City you will find the flagship store that offers 4 stories of candy heaven. And if you happen to be flying internationally, don’t forget you can always find delicious limited edition Godiva Belgian chocolates at Duty Free Stores everywhere. Enjoy and safe travels as always!

The Aviator


savannahs applesAtlanta (ATL)

Savannah’s Candy Kitchen located in the middle of Concourse B.

Savannah’s offers a variety of hand made chocolates with a highlight in their pralines and candied apples. For Valentine’s Day the chocolate covered strawberries are a sure hit.

Chicago (MDW)

HappyTaste1- nutsonclarkNuts on Clark located in Terminal C near TSA

Nuts on Clark does many things well, offering a variety of seasoned and candied nuts. For me, their popcorn should come with a warning label for how addictive it can be. Any time I pass through Chicago my flight bag ends up with some of their caramel popcorn in it. The cheese and butter flavors are great as well. Get a tin as a Valentine’s Day gift and a bag for yourself.

Chicago (ORD)

Nuts on Clark. Terminal 1 near C19, Terminal 2 near E2, and Terminal 3 near H8.

Read above post from MDW. It’s a Chicago staple.

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Exotic Heart Collection

Vosges Chocolate near gate B6

Vosges is a designer brand chocolate with many exotic and creative flavors you won’t find many other places-a sure hit for an adventurous foodie. Some favorites of mine? Thanks for asking: Chili Powder & Dark Chocolate and Maple Bacon come to mind. For Valentine’s Day check out the truffles which are always a perfect romantic sweet.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory near gate B14

Dallas (DFW)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory near gate D33

Natalies Candy Jar ChocolateNatalie’s Candy Jar near gate D15

A similar concept to Dylan’s, with pre-made boxes as well as the mix and match of brand name treats to give you sweet her favorite sweets.

Denver (DEN)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory near gate B52

Detroit (DTW)

Dylan’s Candy Bar across from A66; Cafe next to B18

This coffee bar also offers a chocolate case. The highlight for me are the truffles-a perfect Valentine.

Houston (IAH)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Terminal C near gate 42

Classic Red Heart With Assorted Chocolates

Classic Red Heart With Assorted Chocolates

 Los Angeles (LAX)

See’s Candy. Terminals 1,4,5, and north.

See’s Candy is distributed nation wide with headquarters in San Francisco. These old fashioned California treats are hard to resist. An assortment box will make a great Valentine’s Day gift.

Miami (MIA)

Icebox Cafe near gate D8

MIA excels in the retail of most things, but sweets seem to be lacking. In a pinch Icebox Cafe can put together a nice assortment of pastries and cookies for your Valentine.

Minneapolis (MSP)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

The center of the Minneapolis airport has an area referred to as ‘The Mall’, a large area of shopping outlets to fill a variety of needs. You will this store located in this area, and maybe something else to boot!

New York (JFK)

Dylan’s Candy Bar in Terminal 5

Salt Lake City (SLC)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Located in Terminal 1 on the second level and Terminal 2 near gate D5.

San Francisco (SFO)

Embarcadero Treats near gate G93

This stoplush_cocoa_bear_12sqsre has the feel of an international market place. Chocolates and other treats from around the world are available so you are sure to find something distinct for your well-traveled love.

See’s Candy and Ghirardelli have multiple independent locations as well as supplies in most basic stores in the airport. Both these companies were founded in the Bay Area. Find just the right gift box from either or make your own collection for your significant other.


Start Tracking Your Fitness (Hudson News locations)

Oct 28, 2014

Even if you can’t squeeze a workout in during a business trip or vacation, it’s good to start thinking about how to get (or stay) in shape when you come home. The Polar Beat system is the smartest training app on the market. It combines rich data analysis with heart and distance sensors to help your workouts from the planning, training and analyzing phases.

Polar offers three unique sensors. The H6 is a comfy sensor that provides accurate heart rate info to your mobile device. The H7 streams to your phone and is compatible with pieces of smart gym equipment, and the Stride is a Bluetooth device that measures speed and distance at all times.

Polar Beat sensors are available at Hudson News locations at dozens of airports, including this one.

This great promotional offer comes from one of FlyInStyle’s trusted retailer partners.


Beats Executive: Headphones for the exclusive traveler (InMotion locations)

Oct 23, 2014

The Beats Executive headphones will take you from the boardroom to the jet lounge. The legendary sound quality of these headphones has been redesigned with the traveler in mind for this set. They balance noise canceling technology with comfort needed for transatlantic flights, and the signature Beats by Dr. Dre sound profile. This Executive box includes batteries, audio cable, airline adapter, Apple remote microphone, hard shell carrying case and a Beats by Dr. Dre cleaning cloth.

Beats Executive Headphones are available at In Motion retailers at dozens of airports, including this one. Click here for a full list.

This great promotional offer comes from one of FlyInStyle’s trusted retailer partners.


Books for Every Traveler (All Terminals)

Sep 17, 2014

Hudson News and Booksellers offers several airport locations filled with a large selection of books and magazines. Each DAL Hudson is tailored to each store’s specific location to cater to business and leisure travelers alike.

Hudson News and Booksellers are located in Terminal A (A13, A39), Terminal B (B22, B23, B43), Terminal C (C24), Terminal D (D22, outside security), and Terminal E (E13).


Duty Free with a Western Twist (Terminal D)

Sep 17, 2014

Buckaroo Duty Free free shop features a wide selection of fragrances, cosmetics, fine jewelry, watches and more. It has all your favorite brands, including L’Oreal, Diesel, Grey Goose and more. The true standouts: The Texas-sized selection of leather goods including western saddles and cowboy hats.

Pro Tip: Liquor and Tobacco products are available for those departing DFW on a non-stop international flight.


Airport of the Week: DFW

Sep 28, 2017

This is one of many posts to come highlighting top travel routes and airports out of Nashville International Airport (BNA).

Dallas is quite the city. We’ve discussed “The Big D” a few times, but according to “Cowtown” residents, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. There’s an interesting divide regarding which is the superior city: Dallas or Fort Worth? We will remain a neutral party in this debate and present you a “How To Spend Your Time In The Dallas-Fort Worth Airport” guide. A guide to an airport as animated as its cities and the eleventh busiest airport in the world!

Food & Drinks

DFW

The Icebox Cafe (Terminals A and B) should be your first stop if you are looking to start your morning with both a coffee and a delicious baked good. If you insist on a well-balanced meal, the cafe serves breakfast all day. The familiar cult classics, Peets Coffee, Dunkin Donuts, and Starbucks, are also scattered among the terminals.

Some of the best DFW sit-down restaurants are tex-mex joints Pappasitos (Terminal A) and Reata Grill (Terminal D). Cousin’s Bar-B-Q (Terminal B) is recommended by locals who take their barbeque seriously. If you’re looking for something a little more upscale, try Cool River Cafe (Terminal D). Perfect place to sip on a cocktail and order a steak, companion by your side or not.

Here is a full list of restaurants in DFW.

Getting Around

DFW

Let’s be real. DFW is huge. After Denver, it is the second largest airport in the country. Larger than the whole borough of Manhattan. So yeah, getting around this airport is no easy feat. Luckily, DFW is fairly self-aware and has made transportation accommodations for its travelers.

Skyline and Terminal Link are the two most efficient ways to get from terminal to terminal in DFW. Skyline is a light rail train that quickly transports passengers to and from all five terminals while remaining inside security. Terminal Link is a shuttle service that leaves every 10 minutes from all terminal outside of security. This might be the best option for those who require easy wheelchair access. No purchase of ticket or pass is necessary for either service.

Here is more info on transportation and here are tips for navigating the airport among renovation.

Renovations

DFW

As aforementioned, DFW is one of the many airports that is under renovation. While certainly a pain for any traveler, especially our frequent flyers, the outcome of the renovations will be worth it. So what changes can we expect out of this $2.7 billion project?

Terminal A’s renovations were completed in January 2017, and Terminal E’s in August of the same year. Both terminals now have more customer kiosks, updated security checkpoints, baggage claims, and gates, a new parking garage, and twice as many of the concessions as before. The project has created over 6,000 jobs.

The airport has also updated its interior design with new tiling and paint, as well as added more signs. The renovations will allow passengers to seamlessly get place to place.

Terminal B will be completely renovated next.

Which airport’s renovations are the best? Let us know @flyinstyleapp. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DFW’s Free WiFi

Sep 17, 2014

In partnership with AT&T, DFW offers free WiFi throughout its 6 million square feet of terminal spaces. There are speed and coverage upgrade opportunities as well.

Free WiFi is available throughout all DFW terminals.


Books for Every Traveler (All Terminals)

Sep 17, 2014

Hudson News and Booksellers offers several airport locations filled with a large selection of books and magazines. Each DAL Hudson is tailored to each store’s specific location to cater to business and leisure travelers alike.

Hudson News and Booksellers are located in Terminal A (A13, A39), Terminal B (B22, B23, B43), Terminal C (C24), Terminal D (D22, outside security), and Terminal E (E13).


The Ultimate Candy Jar (Terminals A, B, D)

Sep 17, 2014

It’s difficult to resist a candy shop. Especially one with a delectably sweet assortment of nostalgic and hard-to-find candy bars that will bring you back years. Natalie’s Candy Jar place has it all — more than 300 options, to be specific —including self-serve bins filled with gummy bears, chocolates and much more.

Natalie’s Candy Jar is located in Terminal A (Gates A15 & A35), Terminal B (Gate B41) and Terminal D (D15)


Airport of the Week: DFW

Sep 28, 2017

This is one of many posts to come highlighting top travel routes and airports out of Nashville International Airport (BNA).

Dallas is quite the city. We’ve discussed “The Big D” a few times, but according to “Cowtown” residents, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. There’s an interesting divide regarding which is the superior city: Dallas or Fort Worth? We will remain a neutral party in this debate and present you a “How To Spend Your Time In The Dallas-Fort Worth Airport” guide. A guide to an airport as animated as its cities and the eleventh busiest airport in the world!

Food & Drinks

DFW

The Icebox Cafe (Terminals A and B) should be your first stop if you are looking to start your morning with both a coffee and a delicious baked good. If you insist on a well-balanced meal, the cafe serves breakfast all day. The familiar cult classics, Peets Coffee, Dunkin Donuts, and Starbucks, are also scattered among the terminals.

Some of the best DFW sit-down restaurants are tex-mex joints Pappasitos (Terminal A) and Reata Grill (Terminal D). Cousin’s Bar-B-Q (Terminal B) is recommended by locals who take their barbeque seriously. If you’re looking for something a little more upscale, try Cool River Cafe (Terminal D). Perfect place to sip on a cocktail and order a steak, companion by your side or not.

Here is a full list of restaurants in DFW.

Getting Around

DFW

Let’s be real. DFW is huge. After Denver, it is the second largest airport in the country. Larger than the whole borough of Manhattan. So yeah, getting around this airport is no easy feat. Luckily, DFW is fairly self-aware and has made transportation accommodations for its travelers.

Skyline and Terminal Link are the two most efficient ways to get from terminal to terminal in DFW. Skyline is a light rail train that quickly transports passengers to and from all five terminals while remaining inside security. Terminal Link is a shuttle service that leaves every 10 minutes from all terminal outside of security. This might be the best option for those who require easy wheelchair access. No purchase of ticket or pass is necessary for either service.

Here is more info on transportation and here are tips for navigating the airport among renovation.

Renovations

DFW

As aforementioned, DFW is one of the many airports that is under renovation. While certainly a pain for any traveler, especially our frequent flyers, the outcome of the renovations will be worth it. So what changes can we expect out of this $2.7 billion project?

Terminal A’s renovations were completed in January 2017, and Terminal E’s in August of the same year. Both terminals now have more customer kiosks, updated security checkpoints, baggage claims, and gates, a new parking garage, and twice as many of the concessions as before. The project has created over 6,000 jobs.

The airport has also updated its interior design with new tiling and paint, as well as added more signs. The renovations will allow passengers to seamlessly get place to place.

Terminal B will be completely renovated next.

Which airport’s renovations are the best? Let us know @flyinstyleapp. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DFW Food: Cereal For Any Meal at Cereality

Aug 7, 2015

Everyone knows someone who LOVES cereal more than the Average Joe….for breakfast, lunch,, dinner, you name it.  So some food genius got together with the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and opened the dining destination to make that Honey Nut Cheerio’s  dreams come true….Cereality.  Cereal is the perfect food when you are on the fly, and now you can have it for any meal at Cereality at DFW! You can choose set menu concoctions like “S’More Than You Know”– that’s Golden Grahams, Coco Puffs, mini marshmallows, and chocolate chips, or go crazy and fill up an adorable take-out container with your own crazy cereal combinations. Traveling with a couple tiny travelers? Well DFW has your back, because these crunchy bites make the perfect on-the-go snack to keep the little ones satisfied and preoccupied while you are managing…everything else. Moms, rejoice!

Pro Tip: Craving oatmeal? Try “Apple Pie a-la-Bowl” made with cinnamon apples and caramel sauce. Pass me a spoon!

 

Cereality is located in Terminal C near Gate 6 at DFW.

Image credit: www.cereality.com


Real Texas BBQ (DFW Terminals A, C & E)

Sep 26, 2014

Texans love their brisket, slow cooked and doused in sauce. Be a Texan today. Stop at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. This popular barbecue chain has three DFW locations, serving delectable brisket, mouth-watering sandwiches and sides like homemade mac n cheese.

Pro tip: Take Dickey’s home with you in a bottle. Its famous BBQ sauce is available by the bottle.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is located in Terminal A (near Gate A19), Terminal C (Gate C6) and Terminal E (Gate E12)

Photo courtesy of Ernesto Andrade via Creative Commons license. 


DFW’s Free WiFi

Sep 17, 2014

In partnership with AT&T, DFW offers free WiFi throughout its 6 million square feet of terminal spaces. There are speed and coverage upgrade opportunities as well.

Free WiFi is available throughout all DFW terminals.


Books for Every Traveler (All Terminals)

Sep 17, 2014

Hudson News and Booksellers offers several airport locations filled with a large selection of books and magazines. Each DAL Hudson is tailored to each store’s specific location to cater to business and leisure travelers alike.

Hudson News and Booksellers are located in Terminal A (A13, A39), Terminal B (B22, B23, B43), Terminal C (C24), Terminal D (D22, outside security), and Terminal E (E13).


Airport of the Week: DFW

Sep 28, 2017

This is one of many posts to come highlighting top travel routes and airports out of Nashville International Airport (BNA).

Dallas is quite the city. We’ve discussed “The Big D” a few times, but according to “Cowtown” residents, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. There’s an interesting divide regarding which is the superior city: Dallas or Fort Worth? We will remain a neutral party in this debate and present you a “How To Spend Your Time In The Dallas-Fort Worth Airport” guide. A guide to an airport as animated as its cities and the eleventh busiest airport in the world!

Food & Drinks

DFW

The Icebox Cafe (Terminals A and B) should be your first stop if you are looking to start your morning with both a coffee and a delicious baked good. If you insist on a well-balanced meal, the cafe serves breakfast all day. The familiar cult classics, Peets Coffee, Dunkin Donuts, and Starbucks, are also scattered among the terminals.

Some of the best DFW sit-down restaurants are tex-mex joints Pappasitos (Terminal A) and Reata Grill (Terminal D). Cousin’s Bar-B-Q (Terminal B) is recommended by locals who take their barbeque seriously. If you’re looking for something a little more upscale, try Cool River Cafe (Terminal D). Perfect place to sip on a cocktail and order a steak, companion by your side or not.

Here is a full list of restaurants in DFW.

Getting Around

DFW

Let’s be real. DFW is huge. After Denver, it is the second largest airport in the country. Larger than the whole borough of Manhattan. So yeah, getting around this airport is no easy feat. Luckily, DFW is fairly self-aware and has made transportation accommodations for its travelers.

Skyline and Terminal Link are the two most efficient ways to get from terminal to terminal in DFW. Skyline is a light rail train that quickly transports passengers to and from all five terminals while remaining inside security. Terminal Link is a shuttle service that leaves every 10 minutes from all terminal outside of security. This might be the best option for those who require easy wheelchair access. No purchase of ticket or pass is necessary for either service.

Here is more info on transportation and here are tips for navigating the airport among renovation.

Renovations

DFW

As aforementioned, DFW is one of the many airports that is under renovation. While certainly a pain for any traveler, especially our frequent flyers, the outcome of the renovations will be worth it. So what changes can we expect out of this $2.7 billion project?

Terminal A’s renovations were completed in January 2017, and Terminal E’s in August of the same year. Both terminals now have more customer kiosks, updated security checkpoints, baggage claims, and gates, a new parking garage, and twice as many of the concessions as before. The project has created over 6,000 jobs.

The airport has also updated its interior design with new tiling and paint, as well as added more signs. The renovations will allow passengers to seamlessly get place to place.

Terminal B will be completely renovated next.

Which airport’s renovations are the best? Let us know @flyinstyleapp. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hop Over to Last-Minute Easter Gifts, Right at the Airport

Apr 7, 2017

Going home for Easter but not in the mood to pay luggage fees to pack gifts for the family? You don’t have to waste precious luggage space or worry about selecting gifts that will make it through security; these days, you can find fabulous gifts for your loved ones right at the airport, saving you shopping time and energy. Thankfully Easter is a pretty low-maintenance holiday when it comes to giving gifts (looking at you, Christmas and Hannukah), so a simple card and box of chocolates will suffice. Most stores have pre-made Easter baskets and boxes prepared, making your job even easier. If you’re feeling that extra “Spring” in your step, bring home flowers for mom – she deserves it!
Easter

Knowing where to go is half the battle. Plan some extra time at your departure airport or take a little time when you land to find yourself a chocolate shop and a Hudson Booksellers  to purchase cards. Because there are so many quality options at airports these days, you will surely find a gift to bring home for Easter that does not scream “last-minute.” Here is a list of chocolate and gift shops at various airports that will melt your heart (and theirs!):

EasterInsider Tip: While you nibble on that extra chocolate treat you picked up for yourself, use your time on the plane to express how much you care in each of the cards you picked up.  Everyone loves a heartfelt handwritten note!


Real Texas BBQ (DFW Terminals A, C & E)

Sep 26, 2014

Texans love their brisket, slow cooked and doused in sauce. Be a Texan today. Stop at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. This popular barbecue chain has three DFW locations, serving delectable brisket, mouth-watering sandwiches and sides like homemade mac n cheese.

Pro tip: Take Dickey’s home with you in a bottle. Its famous BBQ sauce is available by the bottle.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is located in Terminal A (near Gate A19), Terminal C (Gate C6) and Terminal E (Gate E12)

Photo courtesy of Ernesto Andrade via Creative Commons license. 


DFW’s Free WiFi

Sep 17, 2014

In partnership with AT&T, DFW offers free WiFi throughout its 6 million square feet of terminal spaces. There are speed and coverage upgrade opportunities as well.

Free WiFi is available throughout all DFW terminals.


Books for Every Traveler (All Terminals)

Sep 17, 2014

Hudson News and Booksellers offers several airport locations filled with a large selection of books and magazines. Each DAL Hudson is tailored to each store’s specific location to cater to business and leisure travelers alike.

Hudson News and Booksellers are located in Terminal A (A13, A39), Terminal B (B22, B23, B43), Terminal C (C24), Terminal D (D22, outside security), and Terminal E (E13).


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