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New Year, New Carry-on; Items You Need to Stay Healthy at 30,000 Feet

Jan 17, 2018

It’s a New Year, Dry January is going strong and our resolutions are becoming our natural way of life. Two weeks into the new year and we have never felt better!

…right?

Ok so maybe Dry January is not so easy and the daily kale smoothies remain full while you desperately try to avoid a repeat of last year’s late night pizza meltdown. However, the face-de-bloat and extra energy should be inspiration enough to at least maintain healthy habits the whole air travel process. Your body is more vulnerable 30,000 feet in the air where it needs extra care and protection.

Below are some carry-on items that will keep you a healthy, functioning human.

Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!

New Year

Water bottle: Your mother, brother, roommate, and neighbor have all insisted you drink more water. They’re right – especially when you’re going to be on a plane or in a dry, stuffy airport. Now insist that one of them buys you a reusable water bottle to fill up at the airport.

Tea: Hopefully you left your 3.5 oz. liquor bottles at home and chose an alternative mid-flight comfort drink. Throw some of your favorite teas in your carry-on and ask a flight attendant for hot water when he or she is taking drink orders. A warm, relaxing, less-bloating drink than vodka cranberries across the aisle.

Face hydrating spray/mist: This is obviously less important than water and not necessary for all. However, a hydrating spray can be amply beneficial for some peoples’ when applied before and after a flight. Some options include Caudalie Grape Water, Evian spray, and Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water.

Save the greasy burger and pizza for the Superbowl

Frozen grapes: These will keep your other food cold and also make a delicious snack.

Hummus: Individual hummus packs under 3.5 oz. can be paired with many of your favorite snacks and vegetables and don’t create a huge cleanup.

Leftovers: Don’t worry about wasting the leftover food in your fridge before your trip. Make individual meals in Tupperware containers to resist the temptation to splurge in the airport.

Germs are not a souvenir

New Year

 

Disinfecting wipes: Flight attendants and cleaning crews do the best they can under time constraints but it never hurts to disinfect yourself!

Sanitizer: We feel this one is self-explanatory.

Mid-flight comfort

Noise-canceling headphones: Sleeping on planes is difficult for most. The frequent announcements and young families are just a few of the distractions that keep you awake (and the uncomfortable seats!). Noise canceling headphones might make the process a little easier.

Foldable blanket: Airplanes are cold and airlines don’t give out blankets as much as they used to. Don’t worry about space though; there are plenty of blankets that fold and fit neatly into your carry-on.

Portable charger: Perfect for the longer flights. No one wants their e-reader to shut off mid-flight or to be landing with a dead phone.

Have any of these items worked for you? Let us know @FlyInStyleApp! We love to hear from you!

 


How To: Last Minute Airport Holiday Gift Guide

Dec 19, 2017

The holidays are about being around the ones you love and gift giving is what keeps them around. (Totally kidding. Kind of.) Flying around the holidays is a nuisance but luckily airports essentially double as a mall where you can purchase the last few items on your shopping list.

We have curated a gift guide based on the shops in the Nashville International Airport; however, it can also work as a template for other airports!

Flowers

24-Hour Flower (A/B Meeter-Greeter Lounge; C Meeter-Greeter Lounge) – A bouquet of flowers is the perfect way to say thank you to the person waiting for you at baggage claim or arrivals.

Retail

Accessories Place (Concourse B, near gate B-6) – Fossil, Kipling, Hadaki, Samsonite and Vera Bradley merchandise for the fashionable women if your life.

Life Is Good (Concourse B, near gate B-6) – Some of the most positive clothing you can find to remind you Life Is Good year ’round.

Nashville Star (Concourse C, near gate C-4) – Nashville Star and Nashville themed gifts, cookbooks, apparel, and souvenirs.

Opry Originals/Discover Nashville Music City (Concourse C, past gate C-9) – Gifts and art made by local Nashville stars.

Radio Road (Concourse C, past gate C-9) – Trendy clothes for women of all ages.

Spirit of the Red Horse (Concourse C, past gate C-9) – Native American and Western apparel and accessories.

Sunglass Hut (Concourse C, past gate C-9) – There’s always that one friend who can never have too many sunglasses.

Technology

InMotion (Concourse C across from gate C-1; Concourse C Food and Retail Court) – Wireless headphones, portable speakers, cameras, gaming systems, and other name-brand electronics.

Children

Fly Babies (Concourse C, past gate C-9) – Gift your favorite babies and toddlers spunky and colorful clothes from Fly Babies.

Kids Works/Nashville Zoo (Concourse C food and retail court) – BNA’s toy shop with educational toys and games, books, stuffed animals, and videos.

Speciality Foods and Drinks

Godiva Chocolatier (Concourse B, near B-6) – You’ve got dessert covered!

Music City Beer & Spirits (near Gate C-10) – Don’t worry about the package store, Music City Beer & Spirits sells Music City Light, Pickers Vodka, and Tennessee Sipping Cream by the 6-pack and bottles to go.

Nashville Kitchen (A/B rotunda) – Nashville and Tennessee snacks and foods.

Yazoo Kiosk (Concourse C) – Pick up a 6-pack to share (or not)!

Luxury goods

Graycliff Cigar Company (Concourse B, near gate B-10; concourse C, near gate C-10) – Pair a bottle of Tennessee Sipping Cream from Music City Beer & Spirits with a box of cigars for the Ron Swanson in your life.

Massage Bar (Concourse C, near gate C-14) – You can’t take the masseuse with you but you can purchase a spa set.

(Check out: How To: Self-Guided Luxurious Tour of BNA)


Tweet us @flyinstyleapp what you’re giving friends and families for the holidays!


How To: Eat Healthy for the Holidays at BNA

Nov 9, 2017

The holidays are upon us and, unfortunately (or not), so are gluttonous meals and desserts. Strict diets and cleanses have their place in January, but balance is still important leading up to the Holiday Season. We’re #thankful for the sweets at the Thanksgiving table, but we’re eating healthy while traveling through the Nashville International Airport. Here are some ideas:

Fresh-Squeezed Juice, Berry Field Bistro (Concourse C):

Choose one of their creations or blend your own healthy juice. Ingredients include Apple, Beet, Kale, Carrot, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Cucumber, Celery, and Ginger.

Egg White Omelet, Gibson Cafe (Concourse C):

A gluten free omelet with tomatoes, spinach, pepper jack cheese, and a baby green salad. Healthy without sacrificing flavor!

Yogurt & Granola, Gibson Cafe (Concourse C):

This antioxidant-loaded breakfast of Greek yogurt and seasonal berries will leave your appetite satisfied and your skin glowing (well, we can hope).

Oh Kale! Smoothie, Freshens Smoothies & Yogurt (A/B Food Court):

This smoothie has one and a half servings of greens and tastes like mango and pineapple. Substitute the mango sorbet for Greek yogurt and add protein powder for a more filling drink.

The Cobb, Berry Field Bistro (Concourse C):

A protein-packed salad to keep you full and energized through your flight and away from the baked goods. Leave off the bacon and blue cheese crumbles to keep it healthy.


How To: Self-Guided Luxurious Tour of BNA

Nov 9, 2017

Airports can be an uncomfortable experience, we get it. You just want to get from point A to point B and there is often lots of waiting in between. However, with a change of perspective and planning, you can have a luxurious experience before your next flight out of the Nashville International Airport. [For other airports check out our Airport Guide]

Vino Volo (Concourse C)

Begin your experience at Vino Volo – a quiet and upscale restaurant to unwind after security. Pick out a wine and ask an employee which food pairing he or she recommends. As long as it is in a plastic cup, you can bring your wine
to the next location.

Massage Bar (Concourse C)

Once you’re finished eating, take your Vino Volo wine to the Massage Bar, where professionals are waiting in a relaxed environment to pamper you. Don’t forget to pick out a spa gift on the way out.

Insider Tip: At this point, you may want to stop by Vino Volo again to refill your cup.
Just sayin’.

Nashville Nails & Salon Center (Concourse C)

Feeling relaxed from your massage, it’s time for Nashville Nails & Salon Center. Didn’t have time the week leading up to your trip for a haircut or wax? False. Nashville Nails & Salon Center offers waxing, barber, and hair care services for men, women, and children. You’ll be rolling off the plane freshly groomed.

SGH Sunglass Hut (Concourse C)

Speaking of vacation, did we hear your son used your sunglasses in his last Houdini skit and they never reappeared? Don’t settle for the ill-fitting drug store pair you’ve had for eight years (how come those never go missing?) and purchase a new pair at SGH Sunglass Hut. You deserve it. Although, we do suggest keeping the new shades high above kids’ reach.

Godiva (Concourse B)

Sadly your flight has started boarding and your pampering tour is coming to an end. Hold onto that last bit of luxury by purchasing some Godiva chocolate for your flight.


Four Airports That Will Add Some Jazz To Your Next Flight

Apr 28, 2017

Live music is one of the newest trends at airports these days, making for a more entertaining layover or delay. Yes, you are reading that right. Music helps create a more localized and relaxed experience without having to leave the terminal.  We’re game for anything that helps make the trip less stressful and more memorable.

Here are four airports that will have you jammin’ til your flight takes off:

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport 

Live Music in the Austin Airport.

Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World, so it is only fitting that Austin-Bergstrom has its own live music scene. Monday through Friday, local musicians perform at various locations through the airport. What better way to start or end a visit to Austin, than hearing local musicians play while sipping on a brew? 

Performances are held in the Barbara Jordan Terminal:

  • Earl Campbell’s Sports Bar (Gate 13)
  • Waterloo Records / Austin City Limits (Gate 13)
  • The Saxon Pub and Grub (Gate 5)
  • Annie’s Cafe & Bar (Gate 18)

Check out a detailed list of performances here

Nashville International Airport

Nashville, otherwise known as The Music City.

This airport has held live music performances in its concourses since 1988. (Hello, trendsetters!) Any travelers who find themselves waiting to depart at BNA have a good chance at a free performance from one of the Music City’s finest. All types of music are performed at six different stages in locations throughout the airport, so if you’re a frequent flyer based in the Nashville area you will always have something to tap your feet to.

Check out a detailed list of performances here.

Pittsburgh International Airport 

 

Baggage claim just became a lot more interesting in PIT.

Waiting for friends and family to arrive at this airport won’t seem like such a hassle anymore, especially if there is a delay or a lost bag claim to file. (On Thursdays, that is.) As part of a new Performing Arts Series, local musicians will be performing in Baggage Claim every Thursday. So park your car in short term parking and head inside; you will have a violinist’s melody to soothe you as pass the time waiting for your loved one.

Check out a detailed list of performances here.

Seattle–Tacoma International Airport

SeaTac Airport.

In an effort to showcase the Northeast’s music culture through the City of Music program, SeaTac has enhanced its airport environment with constant music. And we love it. There is live music in multiple locations throughout the terminal every day of the week. Also, strategically placed speakers will be broadcasting music by over 240 Northwest artists. If you have time, you might check out the music-themed art exhibits also. A delayed flight wouldn’t be the worst thing at this airport!

Check out a detailed list of performances here.

Tweet us @flyinstyleapp about any live music tips at other airports! #shopdinerelax


New Year, New Carry-on; Items You Need to Stay Healthy at 30,000 Feet

Jan 17, 2018

It’s a New Year, Dry January is going strong and our resolutions are becoming our natural way of life. Two weeks into the new year and we have never felt better!

…right?

Ok so maybe Dry January is not so easy and the daily kale smoothies remain full while you desperately try to avoid a repeat of last year’s late night pizza meltdown. However, the face-de-bloat and extra energy should be inspiration enough to at least maintain healthy habits the whole air travel process. Your body is more vulnerable 30,000 feet in the air where it needs extra care and protection.

Below are some carry-on items that will keep you a healthy, functioning human.

Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!

New Year

Water bottle: Your mother, brother, roommate, and neighbor have all insisted you drink more water. They’re right – especially when you’re going to be on a plane or in a dry, stuffy airport. Now insist that one of them buys you a reusable water bottle to fill up at the airport.

Tea: Hopefully you left your 3.5 oz. liquor bottles at home and chose an alternative mid-flight comfort drink. Throw some of your favorite teas in your carry-on and ask a flight attendant for hot water when he or she is taking drink orders. A warm, relaxing, less-bloating drink than vodka cranberries across the aisle.

Face hydrating spray/mist: This is obviously less important than water and not necessary for all. However, a hydrating spray can be amply beneficial for some peoples’ when applied before and after a flight. Some options include Caudalie Grape Water, Evian spray, and Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water.

Save the greasy burger and pizza for the Superbowl

Frozen grapes: These will keep your other food cold and also make a delicious snack.

Hummus: Individual hummus packs under 3.5 oz. can be paired with many of your favorite snacks and vegetables and don’t create a huge cleanup.

Leftovers: Don’t worry about wasting the leftover food in your fridge before your trip. Make individual meals in Tupperware containers to resist the temptation to splurge in the airport.

Germs are not a souvenir

New Year

 

Disinfecting wipes: Flight attendants and cleaning crews do the best they can under time constraints but it never hurts to disinfect yourself!

Sanitizer: We feel this one is self-explanatory.

Mid-flight comfort

Noise-canceling headphones: Sleeping on planes is difficult for most. The frequent announcements and young families are just a few of the distractions that keep you awake (and the uncomfortable seats!). Noise canceling headphones might make the process a little easier.

Foldable blanket: Airplanes are cold and airlines don’t give out blankets as much as they used to. Don’t worry about space though; there are plenty of blankets that fold and fit neatly into your carry-on.

Portable charger: Perfect for the longer flights. No one wants their e-reader to shut off mid-flight or to be landing with a dead phone.

Have any of these items worked for you? Let us know @FlyInStyleApp! We love to hear from you!

 


How To: Last Minute Airport Holiday Gift Guide

Dec 19, 2017

The holidays are about being around the ones you love and gift giving is what keeps them around. (Totally kidding. Kind of.) Flying around the holidays is a nuisance but luckily airports essentially double as a mall where you can purchase the last few items on your shopping list.

We have curated a gift guide based on the shops in the Nashville International Airport; however, it can also work as a template for other airports!

Flowers

24-Hour Flower (A/B Meeter-Greeter Lounge; C Meeter-Greeter Lounge) – A bouquet of flowers is the perfect way to say thank you to the person waiting for you at baggage claim or arrivals.

Retail

Accessories Place (Concourse B, near gate B-6) – Fossil, Kipling, Hadaki, Samsonite and Vera Bradley merchandise for the fashionable women if your life.

Life Is Good (Concourse B, near gate B-6) – Some of the most positive clothing you can find to remind you Life Is Good year ’round.

Nashville Star (Concourse C, near gate C-4) – Nashville Star and Nashville themed gifts, cookbooks, apparel, and souvenirs.

Opry Originals/Discover Nashville Music City (Concourse C, past gate C-9) – Gifts and art made by local Nashville stars.

Radio Road (Concourse C, past gate C-9) – Trendy clothes for women of all ages.

Spirit of the Red Horse (Concourse C, past gate C-9) – Native American and Western apparel and accessories.

Sunglass Hut (Concourse C, past gate C-9) – There’s always that one friend who can never have too many sunglasses.

Technology

InMotion (Concourse C across from gate C-1; Concourse C Food and Retail Court) – Wireless headphones, portable speakers, cameras, gaming systems, and other name-brand electronics.

Children

Fly Babies (Concourse C, past gate C-9) – Gift your favorite babies and toddlers spunky and colorful clothes from Fly Babies.

Kids Works/Nashville Zoo (Concourse C food and retail court) – BNA’s toy shop with educational toys and games, books, stuffed animals, and videos.

Speciality Foods and Drinks

Godiva Chocolatier (Concourse B, near B-6) – You’ve got dessert covered!

Music City Beer & Spirits (near Gate C-10) – Don’t worry about the package store, Music City Beer & Spirits sells Music City Light, Pickers Vodka, and Tennessee Sipping Cream by the 6-pack and bottles to go.

Nashville Kitchen (A/B rotunda) – Nashville and Tennessee snacks and foods.

Yazoo Kiosk (Concourse C) – Pick up a 6-pack to share (or not)!

Luxury goods

Graycliff Cigar Company (Concourse B, near gate B-10; concourse C, near gate C-10) – Pair a bottle of Tennessee Sipping Cream from Music City Beer & Spirits with a box of cigars for the Ron Swanson in your life.

Massage Bar (Concourse C, near gate C-14) – You can’t take the masseuse with you but you can purchase a spa set.

(Check out: How To: Self-Guided Luxurious Tour of BNA)


Tweet us @flyinstyleapp what you’re giving friends and families for the holidays!


How To: Eat Healthy for the Holidays at BNA

Nov 9, 2017

The holidays are upon us and, unfortunately (or not), so are gluttonous meals and desserts. Strict diets and cleanses have their place in January, but balance is still important leading up to the Holiday Season. We’re #thankful for the sweets at the Thanksgiving table, but we’re eating healthy while traveling through the Nashville International Airport. Here are some ideas:

Fresh-Squeezed Juice, Berry Field Bistro (Concourse C):

Choose one of their creations or blend your own healthy juice. Ingredients include Apple, Beet, Kale, Carrot, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Cucumber, Celery, and Ginger.

Egg White Omelet, Gibson Cafe (Concourse C):

A gluten free omelet with tomatoes, spinach, pepper jack cheese, and a baby green salad. Healthy without sacrificing flavor!

Yogurt & Granola, Gibson Cafe (Concourse C):

This antioxidant-loaded breakfast of Greek yogurt and seasonal berries will leave your appetite satisfied and your skin glowing (well, we can hope).

Oh Kale! Smoothie, Freshens Smoothies & Yogurt (A/B Food Court):

This smoothie has one and a half servings of greens and tastes like mango and pineapple. Substitute the mango sorbet for Greek yogurt and add protein powder for a more filling drink.

The Cobb, Berry Field Bistro (Concourse C):

A protein-packed salad to keep you full and energized through your flight and away from the baked goods. Leave off the bacon and blue cheese crumbles to keep it healthy.


Romantic Getaways Begin and End at These Airports

Feb 7, 2017

Many of us think the vacation starts the moment we step out of the airport at our final destination. If you and your significant other are going on a trip for Valentine’s Day, however, there is no reason your romantic getaway cannot start (and end) at the airport.  Here are some insider tips to help you find the massage, wine, chocolate and more that will make your Valentine’s getaway start from the moment you check-in!

Romantic

Most airports have spas designed to keep you relaxed while traveling.

Nashville International Airport (BNA)

Behind on gifts for your Valentine and planning to fly through the Music City? Amaze her with chocolates from Godiva (B-6) and pair them with flowers from 24-Hour Flower (A/B lounge and C lounge). Head over to Graycliff Cigar Company (C-10) to buy him a fine cigar to enjoy on your vacation after a nice meal. When you are done exchanging last minute gifts with your honey, relax at the Massage Bar (B-1, C-14) for a well-deserved bit of indulgence or grab a glass of wine at Vino Volo (C-7) and enjoy a decadent meal before boarding your flight. You’ll both be ready for romance by the time you land.

Miami International Airport (MIA)

Whether you are departing from Miami International Airport en route to your final destination or en route to return home, you chose a great place to extend your romantic vacation. If you’d like some extra pampering, be sure to make an appointment ahead of time at Jettsetter Spa (South Terminal H) or Xpress Spa (D-10). Both locations offer plenty of services to make you feel relaxed and rejuvenated before your flight.  Next find Beaudevin, located in the North Terminal. Here you can enjoy perfectly paired wine and small plates and escape from some of the hustle and bustle of the airport. Pick up desserts from the highly acclaimed  Icebox Cafe (D-8) on the way to your gate to give your tastebuds a delicious reminder of South Beach and a sweet treat for you both.

The airport holds many opportunities to get closer with your significant other.

San Diego National Airport (SAN)

Enjoy wine and small plates and traveling through San Diego National Airport? You are in luck; Beaudevein is located in Terminal 2, another perfect location to enjoy a romantic meal in a bustling airport. Surprise your significant other with a massage or gift from the Be Real Spa (Gates 26 & 36). You can even get aroma, oxygen & light therapy or a mani/pedi! Who says airport travel is stressful? Not here. And of course it is not Valentine’s Day without chocolate, so buy a delicious box of the famous See’s Candies in Terminal 2 East to share with your loved one over a glass of vino.

Don’t forget to get your Valentine a box of chocolates.

 

Insider Tip: Check out our app if you are traveling other airports around Valentine’s Day. Look out for relaxing spas, dessert shops, and restaurants with a romantic atmosphere. There is no reason for your Valentine’s Day trip to begin and end at the airport.


Five Healthy Dining Spots at Nashville International Airport to Keep You on Track

Jan 31, 2017

Terminal A/B food court where many healthy options are located at Nashville International Airport.

Terminal A/B food court where many healthy options are located at Nashville International Airport.

It’s been a few weeks since the new year and the temptation to succumb to unhealthy food cravings is hard to resist on a diet, especially while traveling. Grabbing a burger and fries is appealing, especially since just about every other restaurant you pass by in the concourse sells them….and the salads fade into the background. Airport travel, however, does not have to be the reason for ruining your diet. There are a variety of healthy options that will leave you feeling more energized and satisfied as you board your next flight in the Music City. Here are five healthy food options in the Nashville International Airport (BNA) to keep that New Year’s resolution intact.

 

Berry Field Bistro (Concourse C, Gate 2)

Love eating local? Berry Field Bistro creates all of their meals with locally sourced ingredients, which means you can feel confident you are not only getting a fresh meal, but one that supports local businesses. The menu offers plenty of choices, ranging from waffles to sandwiches to an array of healthy dishes. For a salad with a little pizzazz, sit down and enjoy the Kale Caesar or the Beets & Greens. If you are on a tight schedule to depart Nashville, grab a pressed juice and a bran muffin on the fly to enjoy in flight. You’ll feel energized AND satisfied knowing you supported local business after this meal.

Gibson Cafe (Concourse C, Gate 20)

Gibson Cafe at Nashville International Airport is the place to get your protein in before an early flight. Their egg white omelet is sure to keep you going to until the next airport.

Gibson Cafe at Nashville International Airport is the place to get your protein in before an early flight. Their egg white omelet is sure to keep you going to until the next airport.

If you are traveling before 10 a.m. and feeling a little groggy., Gibson Café is waiting for you with coffee AND healthy breakfast options to wake you right up! The café serves an egg white omelet loaded with vegetables that is a perfect way to start your travel day. The yogurt and granola is an alternative if you need something easy to grab-and-go for the flight. They also offer salads and soups for those dining during lunch or dinner.

 

Freshens Smoothies & Yogurt (A/B Food Court)

A great option for an early morning flight or an effective pick-me-up, Freshens Smoothies & Yogurt offers about 15 different smoothies and açai bowls. Certain smoothies such as Mango Me Crazy and Caribbean Craze can be made “Light” for a third less of the calories. If you feel like you’re lacking your daily servings of greens but don’t want to purchase a whole meal, their High-Performance smoothies offer over one serving of greens in each smoothie. Add boosters for even more energy to get you through your travel experience.

Noshville Delicatessen (A/B Food Court)

Late flight ahead of you? You need a dinner that is filling enough to keep you away from indulging on dessert but is not going to ruin your day’s momentum of eating healthy. Noshville Delicatessen offers plenty of salads with a choice of protein. Add tuna, chicken, or egg salad to any salad for a boost that will keep your metabolism up through your travels. Filling up on a hearty salad is an effective way to resist grabbing guilty treats like potato chips or candy for your flight. If you really cannot say ‘no’ to eating something sweet after dinner (we can’t!) grab a piece of fruit for the flight or dark chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Provence Breads and Café (Concourse C, Gate 20)

Provence Breads and Cafe have all the to-go items you could need to eat on your flight. One of the many healthy options at Nashville International Airport.

Provence Breads and Cafe have all the to-go items you could need to eat on your flight. One of the many healthy options at Nashville International Airport.

So you hit traffic on the way to  Nashville International Airport and only made it through that never-ending security line with 20 minutes to spare? Provence Breads and Café is the place to hit up before running to your gate. They offer an array of prepared foods in their display such as salads and sandwiches. Grab a coffee and a piece of fruit for an early morning flight and you might just have a minute to charge your phone before you board!

 

Insider Tip: Planning for healthy eating can be tricky on the fly. Keep an eye out for the release of FlyInStyle To Go at Nashville International Airport, which will allow you to order food in advance and have it ready for pickup at your designated time, allowing you more time to browse menus, relax and enjoy your meal.


How To: Last Minute Airport Holiday Gift Guide

Dec 19, 2017

The holidays are about being around the ones you love and gift giving is what keeps them around. (Totally kidding. Kind of.) Flying around the holidays is a nuisance but luckily airports essentially double as a mall where you can purchase the last few items on your shopping list.

We have curated a gift guide based on the shops in the Nashville International Airport; however, it can also work as a template for other airports!

Flowers

24-Hour Flower (A/B Meeter-Greeter Lounge; C Meeter-Greeter Lounge) – A bouquet of flowers is the perfect way to say thank you to the person waiting for you at baggage claim or arrivals.

Retail

Accessories Place (Concourse B, near gate B-6) – Fossil, Kipling, Hadaki, Samsonite and Vera Bradley merchandise for the fashionable women if your life.

Life Is Good (Concourse B, near gate B-6) – Some of the most positive clothing you can find to remind you Life Is Good year ’round.

Nashville Star (Concourse C, near gate C-4) – Nashville Star and Nashville themed gifts, cookbooks, apparel, and souvenirs.

Opry Originals/Discover Nashville Music City (Concourse C, past gate C-9) – Gifts and art made by local Nashville stars.

Radio Road (Concourse C, past gate C-9) – Trendy clothes for women of all ages.

Spirit of the Red Horse (Concourse C, past gate C-9) – Native American and Western apparel and accessories.

Sunglass Hut (Concourse C, past gate C-9) – There’s always that one friend who can never have too many sunglasses.

Technology

InMotion (Concourse C across from gate C-1; Concourse C Food and Retail Court) – Wireless headphones, portable speakers, cameras, gaming systems, and other name-brand electronics.

Children

Fly Babies (Concourse C, past gate C-9) – Gift your favorite babies and toddlers spunky and colorful clothes from Fly Babies.

Kids Works/Nashville Zoo (Concourse C food and retail court) – BNA’s toy shop with educational toys and games, books, stuffed animals, and videos.

Speciality Foods and Drinks

Godiva Chocolatier (Concourse B, near B-6) – You’ve got dessert covered!

Music City Beer & Spirits (near Gate C-10) – Don’t worry about the package store, Music City Beer & Spirits sells Music City Light, Pickers Vodka, and Tennessee Sipping Cream by the 6-pack and bottles to go.

Nashville Kitchen (A/B rotunda) – Nashville and Tennessee snacks and foods.

Yazoo Kiosk (Concourse C) – Pick up a 6-pack to share (or not)!

Luxury goods

Graycliff Cigar Company (Concourse B, near gate B-10; concourse C, near gate C-10) – Pair a bottle of Tennessee Sipping Cream from Music City Beer & Spirits with a box of cigars for the Ron Swanson in your life.

Massage Bar (Concourse C, near gate C-14) – You can’t take the masseuse with you but you can purchase a spa set.

(Check out: How To: Self-Guided Luxurious Tour of BNA)


Tweet us @flyinstyleapp what you’re giving friends and families for the holidays!


How To: Eat Healthy for the Holidays at BNA

Nov 9, 2017

The holidays are upon us and, unfortunately (or not), so are gluttonous meals and desserts. Strict diets and cleanses have their place in January, but balance is still important leading up to the Holiday Season. We’re #thankful for the sweets at the Thanksgiving table, but we’re eating healthy while traveling through the Nashville International Airport. Here are some ideas:

Fresh-Squeezed Juice, Berry Field Bistro (Concourse C):

Choose one of their creations or blend your own healthy juice. Ingredients include Apple, Beet, Kale, Carrot, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Cucumber, Celery, and Ginger.

Egg White Omelet, Gibson Cafe (Concourse C):

A gluten free omelet with tomatoes, spinach, pepper jack cheese, and a baby green salad. Healthy without sacrificing flavor!

Yogurt & Granola, Gibson Cafe (Concourse C):

This antioxidant-loaded breakfast of Greek yogurt and seasonal berries will leave your appetite satisfied and your skin glowing (well, we can hope).

Oh Kale! Smoothie, Freshens Smoothies & Yogurt (A/B Food Court):

This smoothie has one and a half servings of greens and tastes like mango and pineapple. Substitute the mango sorbet for Greek yogurt and add protein powder for a more filling drink.

The Cobb, Berry Field Bistro (Concourse C):

A protein-packed salad to keep you full and energized through your flight and away from the baked goods. Leave off the bacon and blue cheese crumbles to keep it healthy.


How To: Self-Guided Luxurious Tour of BNA

Nov 9, 2017

Airports can be an uncomfortable experience, we get it. You just want to get from point A to point B and there is often lots of waiting in between. However, with a change of perspective and planning, you can have a luxurious experience before your next flight out of the Nashville International Airport. [For other airports check out our Airport Guide]

Vino Volo (Concourse C)

Begin your experience at Vino Volo – a quiet and upscale restaurant to unwind after security. Pick out a wine and ask an employee which food pairing he or she recommends. As long as it is in a plastic cup, you can bring your wine
to the next location.

Massage Bar (Concourse C)

Once you’re finished eating, take your Vino Volo wine to the Massage Bar, where professionals are waiting in a relaxed environment to pamper you. Don’t forget to pick out a spa gift on the way out.

Insider Tip: At this point, you may want to stop by Vino Volo again to refill your cup.
Just sayin’.

Nashville Nails & Salon Center (Concourse C)

Feeling relaxed from your massage, it’s time for Nashville Nails & Salon Center. Didn’t have time the week leading up to your trip for a haircut or wax? False. Nashville Nails & Salon Center offers waxing, barber, and hair care services for men, women, and children. You’ll be rolling off the plane freshly groomed.

SGH Sunglass Hut (Concourse C)

Speaking of vacation, did we hear your son used your sunglasses in his last Houdini skit and they never reappeared? Don’t settle for the ill-fitting drug store pair you’ve had for eight years (how come those never go missing?) and purchase a new pair at SGH Sunglass Hut. You deserve it. Although, we do suggest keeping the new shades high above kids’ reach.

Godiva (Concourse B)

Sadly your flight has started boarding and your pampering tour is coming to an end. Hold onto that last bit of luxury by purchasing some Godiva chocolate for your flight.


Romantic Getaways Begin and End at These Airports

Feb 7, 2017

Many of us think the vacation starts the moment we step out of the airport at our final destination. If you and your significant other are going on a trip for Valentine’s Day, however, there is no reason your romantic getaway cannot start (and end) at the airport.  Here are some insider tips to help you find the massage, wine, chocolate and more that will make your Valentine’s getaway start from the moment you check-in!

Romantic

Most airports have spas designed to keep you relaxed while traveling.

Nashville International Airport (BNA)

Behind on gifts for your Valentine and planning to fly through the Music City? Amaze her with chocolates from Godiva (B-6) and pair them with flowers from 24-Hour Flower (A/B lounge and C lounge). Head over to Graycliff Cigar Company (C-10) to buy him a fine cigar to enjoy on your vacation after a nice meal. When you are done exchanging last minute gifts with your honey, relax at the Massage Bar (B-1, C-14) for a well-deserved bit of indulgence or grab a glass of wine at Vino Volo (C-7) and enjoy a decadent meal before boarding your flight. You’ll both be ready for romance by the time you land.

Miami International Airport (MIA)

Whether you are departing from Miami International Airport en route to your final destination or en route to return home, you chose a great place to extend your romantic vacation. If you’d like some extra pampering, be sure to make an appointment ahead of time at Jettsetter Spa (South Terminal H) or Xpress Spa (D-10). Both locations offer plenty of services to make you feel relaxed and rejuvenated before your flight.  Next find Beaudevin, located in the North Terminal. Here you can enjoy perfectly paired wine and small plates and escape from some of the hustle and bustle of the airport. Pick up desserts from the highly acclaimed  Icebox Cafe (D-8) on the way to your gate to give your tastebuds a delicious reminder of South Beach and a sweet treat for you both.

The airport holds many opportunities to get closer with your significant other.

San Diego National Airport (SAN)

Enjoy wine and small plates and traveling through San Diego National Airport? You are in luck; Beaudevein is located in Terminal 2, another perfect location to enjoy a romantic meal in a bustling airport. Surprise your significant other with a massage or gift from the Be Real Spa (Gates 26 & 36). You can even get aroma, oxygen & light therapy or a mani/pedi! Who says airport travel is stressful? Not here. And of course it is not Valentine’s Day without chocolate, so buy a delicious box of the famous See’s Candies in Terminal 2 East to share with your loved one over a glass of vino.

Don’t forget to get your Valentine a box of chocolates.

 

Insider Tip: Check out our app if you are traveling other airports around Valentine’s Day. Look out for relaxing spas, dessert shops, and restaurants with a romantic atmosphere. There is no reason for your Valentine’s Day trip to begin and end at the airport.


How To: Last Minute Airport Holiday Gift Guide

Dec 19, 2017

The holidays are about being around the ones you love and gift giving is what keeps them around. (Totally kidding. Kind of.) Flying around the holidays is a nuisance but luckily airports essentially double as a mall where you can purchase the last few items on your shopping list.

We have curated a gift guide based on the shops in the Nashville International Airport; however, it can also work as a template for other airports!

Flowers

24-Hour Flower (A/B Meeter-Greeter Lounge; C Meeter-Greeter Lounge) – A bouquet of flowers is the perfect way to say thank you to the person waiting for you at baggage claim or arrivals.

Retail

Accessories Place (Concourse B, near gate B-6) – Fossil, Kipling, Hadaki, Samsonite and Vera Bradley merchandise for the fashionable women if your life.

Life Is Good (Concourse B, near gate B-6) – Some of the most positive clothing you can find to remind you Life Is Good year ’round.

Nashville Star (Concourse C, near gate C-4) – Nashville Star and Nashville themed gifts, cookbooks, apparel, and souvenirs.

Opry Originals/Discover Nashville Music City (Concourse C, past gate C-9) – Gifts and art made by local Nashville stars.

Radio Road (Concourse C, past gate C-9) – Trendy clothes for women of all ages.

Spirit of the Red Horse (Concourse C, past gate C-9) – Native American and Western apparel and accessories.

Sunglass Hut (Concourse C, past gate C-9) – There’s always that one friend who can never have too many sunglasses.

Technology

InMotion (Concourse C across from gate C-1; Concourse C Food and Retail Court) – Wireless headphones, portable speakers, cameras, gaming systems, and other name-brand electronics.

Children

Fly Babies (Concourse C, past gate C-9) – Gift your favorite babies and toddlers spunky and colorful clothes from Fly Babies.

Kids Works/Nashville Zoo (Concourse C food and retail court) – BNA’s toy shop with educational toys and games, books, stuffed animals, and videos.

Speciality Foods and Drinks

Godiva Chocolatier (Concourse B, near B-6) – You’ve got dessert covered!

Music City Beer & Spirits (near Gate C-10) – Don’t worry about the package store, Music City Beer & Spirits sells Music City Light, Pickers Vodka, and Tennessee Sipping Cream by the 6-pack and bottles to go.

Nashville Kitchen (A/B rotunda) – Nashville and Tennessee snacks and foods.

Yazoo Kiosk (Concourse C) – Pick up a 6-pack to share (or not)!

Luxury goods

Graycliff Cigar Company (Concourse B, near gate B-10; concourse C, near gate C-10) – Pair a bottle of Tennessee Sipping Cream from Music City Beer & Spirits with a box of cigars for the Ron Swanson in your life.

Massage Bar (Concourse C, near gate C-14) – You can’t take the masseuse with you but you can purchase a spa set.

(Check out: How To: Self-Guided Luxurious Tour of BNA)


Tweet us @flyinstyleapp what you’re giving friends and families for the holidays!


Four Airports That Will Add Some Jazz To Your Next Flight

Apr 28, 2017

Live music is one of the newest trends at airports these days, making for a more entertaining layover or delay. Yes, you are reading that right. Music helps create a more localized and relaxed experience without having to leave the terminal.  We’re game for anything that helps make the trip less stressful and more memorable.

Here are four airports that will have you jammin’ til your flight takes off:

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport 

Live Music in the Austin Airport.

Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World, so it is only fitting that Austin-Bergstrom has its own live music scene. Monday through Friday, local musicians perform at various locations through the airport. What better way to start or end a visit to Austin, than hearing local musicians play while sipping on a brew? 

Performances are held in the Barbara Jordan Terminal:

  • Earl Campbell’s Sports Bar (Gate 13)
  • Waterloo Records / Austin City Limits (Gate 13)
  • The Saxon Pub and Grub (Gate 5)
  • Annie’s Cafe & Bar (Gate 18)

Check out a detailed list of performances here

Nashville International Airport

Nashville, otherwise known as The Music City.

This airport has held live music performances in its concourses since 1988. (Hello, trendsetters!) Any travelers who find themselves waiting to depart at BNA have a good chance at a free performance from one of the Music City’s finest. All types of music are performed at six different stages in locations throughout the airport, so if you’re a frequent flyer based in the Nashville area you will always have something to tap your feet to.

Check out a detailed list of performances here.

Pittsburgh International Airport 

 

Baggage claim just became a lot more interesting in PIT.

Waiting for friends and family to arrive at this airport won’t seem like such a hassle anymore, especially if there is a delay or a lost bag claim to file. (On Thursdays, that is.) As part of a new Performing Arts Series, local musicians will be performing in Baggage Claim every Thursday. So park your car in short term parking and head inside; you will have a violinist’s melody to soothe you as pass the time waiting for your loved one.

Check out a detailed list of performances here.

Seattle–Tacoma International Airport

SeaTac Airport.

In an effort to showcase the Northeast’s music culture through the City of Music program, SeaTac has enhanced its airport environment with constant music. And we love it. There is live music in multiple locations throughout the terminal every day of the week. Also, strategically placed speakers will be broadcasting music by over 240 Northwest artists. If you have time, you might check out the music-themed art exhibits also. A delayed flight wouldn’t be the worst thing at this airport!

Check out a detailed list of performances here.

Tweet us @flyinstyleapp about any live music tips at other airports! #shopdinerelax


How To: Self-Guided Luxurious Tour of BNA

Nov 9, 2017

Airports can be an uncomfortable experience, we get it. You just want to get from point A to point B and there is often lots of waiting in between. However, with a change of perspective and planning, you can have a luxurious experience before your next flight out of the Nashville International Airport. [For other airports check out our Airport Guide]

Vino Volo (Concourse C)

Begin your experience at Vino Volo – a quiet and upscale restaurant to unwind after security. Pick out a wine and ask an employee which food pairing he or she recommends. As long as it is in a plastic cup, you can bring your wine
to the next location.

Massage Bar (Concourse C)

Once you’re finished eating, take your Vino Volo wine to the Massage Bar, where professionals are waiting in a relaxed environment to pamper you. Don’t forget to pick out a spa gift on the way out.

Insider Tip: At this point, you may want to stop by Vino Volo again to refill your cup.
Just sayin’.

Nashville Nails & Salon Center (Concourse C)

Feeling relaxed from your massage, it’s time for Nashville Nails & Salon Center. Didn’t have time the week leading up to your trip for a haircut or wax? False. Nashville Nails & Salon Center offers waxing, barber, and hair care services for men, women, and children. You’ll be rolling off the plane freshly groomed.

SGH Sunglass Hut (Concourse C)

Speaking of vacation, did we hear your son used your sunglasses in his last Houdini skit and they never reappeared? Don’t settle for the ill-fitting drug store pair you’ve had for eight years (how come those never go missing?) and purchase a new pair at SGH Sunglass Hut. You deserve it. Although, we do suggest keeping the new shades high above kids’ reach.

Godiva (Concourse B)

Sadly your flight has started boarding and your pampering tour is coming to an end. Hold onto that last bit of luxury by purchasing some Godiva chocolate for your flight.


Four Airports That Will Add Some Jazz To Your Next Flight

Apr 28, 2017

Live music is one of the newest trends at airports these days, making for a more entertaining layover or delay. Yes, you are reading that right. Music helps create a more localized and relaxed experience without having to leave the terminal.  We’re game for anything that helps make the trip less stressful and more memorable.

Here are four airports that will have you jammin’ til your flight takes off:

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport 

Live Music in the Austin Airport.

Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World, so it is only fitting that Austin-Bergstrom has its own live music scene. Monday through Friday, local musicians perform at various locations through the airport. What better way to start or end a visit to Austin, than hearing local musicians play while sipping on a brew? 

Performances are held in the Barbara Jordan Terminal:

  • Earl Campbell’s Sports Bar (Gate 13)
  • Waterloo Records / Austin City Limits (Gate 13)
  • The Saxon Pub and Grub (Gate 5)
  • Annie’s Cafe & Bar (Gate 18)

Check out a detailed list of performances here

Nashville International Airport

Nashville, otherwise known as The Music City.

This airport has held live music performances in its concourses since 1988. (Hello, trendsetters!) Any travelers who find themselves waiting to depart at BNA have a good chance at a free performance from one of the Music City’s finest. All types of music are performed at six different stages in locations throughout the airport, so if you’re a frequent flyer based in the Nashville area you will always have something to tap your feet to.

Check out a detailed list of performances here.

Pittsburgh International Airport 

 

Baggage claim just became a lot more interesting in PIT.

Waiting for friends and family to arrive at this airport won’t seem like such a hassle anymore, especially if there is a delay or a lost bag claim to file. (On Thursdays, that is.) As part of a new Performing Arts Series, local musicians will be performing in Baggage Claim every Thursday. So park your car in short term parking and head inside; you will have a violinist’s melody to soothe you as pass the time waiting for your loved one.

Check out a detailed list of performances here.

Seattle–Tacoma International Airport

SeaTac Airport.

In an effort to showcase the Northeast’s music culture through the City of Music program, SeaTac has enhanced its airport environment with constant music. And we love it. There is live music in multiple locations throughout the terminal every day of the week. Also, strategically placed speakers will be broadcasting music by over 240 Northwest artists. If you have time, you might check out the music-themed art exhibits also. A delayed flight wouldn’t be the worst thing at this airport!

Check out a detailed list of performances here.

Tweet us @flyinstyleapp about any live music tips at other airports! #shopdinerelax


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