Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) Guide

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Airport of the Week: PHL

Sep 15, 2017

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

Animal relief areas, mother’s nursing stations, kids corner, free WiFi, charging stations, and art exhibitions have fortunately become a norm for most airports. The Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) delivers these new expectations with its own established charm.

PHL

Food & Drinks

There are four Chickie’s & Pete’s in PHL, so you don’t have to search for Crab Fries or cheesesteak (classic, chicken, or seafood style!) Grab a pretzel from Daily Philly Pretzels, Philly Bends & Twists, Philly Pretzel Factory, Philly Pretzels, Philly Soft Pretzels, or even Yummy Pretzels! Can you tell pretzels are a Philly staple? If you have difficulty finding what you’re craving, then the Airport Concessions Program can probably assist.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, check out Red Mango (Terminal F) or Pinkberry (Terminal C) for a treat. Grab a Pinot Noir and cured meats from Vino Volo (Terminals B/D) to forget you’re in an airport for an hour or two. And if you have to follow your Whole30 diet, then World Bean (Terminal C) and Healthy Gourmet (Terminal A) might just keep you from succumbing to the surrounding gluttony

Here is a full list of restaurants at PHL.

EntertainmentPHL

Sometimes we get stuck at an airport longer than we anticipated and have to entertain ourselves *insert eye roll*. As Theodore Roosevelt said, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are”. Here’s what you can do at the Philadelphia International Airport:

Check out any of the art exhibits throughout the airport! You’ll get an interesting perspective on Philly history and modern developments in the city.

Fear not! Antsy children do not have to suffer from boredom (layover or not), thanks to PHL. Visit the Kid’s Corner section of the website to access printouts, so you can educate your children about the airport, AND keep them busy. (There is a children’s play area in Terminal A-East for when the novelty of paper entertainment inevitably wears off. Don’t forget your sanitizing wipes!)

The Liberty USO  equipped with amenities and services for military personnel and their families is located on the secure side, near gate A5.

PHL

Beyond the Airport

Layovers happen, but they could be in a worse city than Philadelphia. The first thought that comes to mind when you hear “Philly” is probably “Liberty Bell” or “Cheesesteak”. Neither is wrong, and you probably won’t have to choose between the two!

Locals say walking around Independence National Historical Park is worth the stop. Turns out, the park is just about a 15-minute drive from PHL, so it’s perfect for an extended layover! Don’t worry about rushing between locations because there are plenty of places to eat and shop around here. If you have time to plan ahead, you probably want to snag a reservation at City Tavern for a unique dining experience. With the colonial-clad staff serving customers, it wouldn’t be surprising if a Founding Father walked right in (wooden teeth and all). City Tavern and the Independence Visitor Center both have gift shops, so you can grab a last-minute souvenir.

There you have it. A 30-minute round trip, an eccentric dining experience, and a history lesson, all within one layover!

PHL


Fun Fact: Did you know PHL sits on land that used to be known as “Hog Island”? Apparently, Italian immigrants working in the Old Navy Yard used to make sandwiches out of various cheeses and meats. As a result, this became known as the “Hog Island” sandwich… now know as the hoagie!

Visit the Philadelphia Market Place website for detailed information on everything PHL offers.

 


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


Airport of the Week: PHL

Sep 15, 2017

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

Animal relief areas, mother’s nursing stations, kids corner, free WiFi, charging stations, and art exhibitions have fortunately become a norm for most airports. The Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) delivers these new expectations with its own established charm.

PHL

Food & Drinks

There are four Chickie’s & Pete’s in PHL, so you don’t have to search for Crab Fries or cheesesteak (classic, chicken, or seafood style!) Grab a pretzel from Daily Philly Pretzels, Philly Bends & Twists, Philly Pretzel Factory, Philly Pretzels, Philly Soft Pretzels, or even Yummy Pretzels! Can you tell pretzels are a Philly staple? If you have difficulty finding what you’re craving, then the Airport Concessions Program can probably assist.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, check out Red Mango (Terminal F) or Pinkberry (Terminal C) for a treat. Grab a Pinot Noir and cured meats from Vino Volo (Terminals B/D) to forget you’re in an airport for an hour or two. And if you have to follow your Whole30 diet, then World Bean (Terminal C) and Healthy Gourmet (Terminal A) might just keep you from succumbing to the surrounding gluttony

Here is a full list of restaurants at PHL.

EntertainmentPHL

Sometimes we get stuck at an airport longer than we anticipated and have to entertain ourselves *insert eye roll*. As Theodore Roosevelt said, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are”. Here’s what you can do at the Philadelphia International Airport:

Check out any of the art exhibits throughout the airport! You’ll get an interesting perspective on Philly history and modern developments in the city.

Fear not! Antsy children do not have to suffer from boredom (layover or not), thanks to PHL. Visit the Kid’s Corner section of the website to access printouts, so you can educate your children about the airport, AND keep them busy. (There is a children’s play area in Terminal A-East for when the novelty of paper entertainment inevitably wears off. Don’t forget your sanitizing wipes!)

The Liberty USO  equipped with amenities and services for military personnel and their families is located on the secure side, near gate A5.

PHL

Beyond the Airport

Layovers happen, but they could be in a worse city than Philadelphia. The first thought that comes to mind when you hear “Philly” is probably “Liberty Bell” or “Cheesesteak”. Neither is wrong, and you probably won’t have to choose between the two!

Locals say walking around Independence National Historical Park is worth the stop. Turns out, the park is just about a 15-minute drive from PHL, so it’s perfect for an extended layover! Don’t worry about rushing between locations because there are plenty of places to eat and shop around here. If you have time to plan ahead, you probably want to snag a reservation at City Tavern for a unique dining experience. With the colonial-clad staff serving customers, it wouldn’t be surprising if a Founding Father walked right in (wooden teeth and all). City Tavern and the Independence Visitor Center both have gift shops, so you can grab a last-minute souvenir.

There you have it. A 30-minute round trip, an eccentric dining experience, and a history lesson, all within one layover!

PHL


Fun Fact: Did you know PHL sits on land that used to be known as “Hog Island”? Apparently, Italian immigrants working in the Old Navy Yard used to make sandwiches out of various cheeses and meats. As a result, this became known as the “Hog Island” sandwich… now know as the hoagie!

Visit the Philadelphia Market Place website for detailed information on everything PHL offers.

 


A Workout While You Wait (All terminals)

Sep 8, 2014

Sometimes stretching your legs during a layover isn’t enough and a little exercise is in order. Check out The Fitness Zone for a quick workout before the next leg of a trip. It features 4 sitNcycles, 2 Smooth XBikes and 2 elliptical exercise bikes just for you to burn off some calories and feel refreshed. 

The Fitness Zone is located in Terminal D (Near Gate D4) with sitNCycles located at pop-up locations throughout all terminals. All exercise equipment is free to use.

 


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.


Collector’s Chocolate Set from Bridge Brand

Oct 19, 2014

Bring a sweet version of San Francisco home with you. Or Chicago, Philly, LA, Vegas … These Landmark special collections by bridge brands chocolate contain one, three or six signature tins showcasing the most popular images of the cities we love. Depending on the package, the tins contain either milk chocolate, dark chocolate or both. One-tin sets cost $7.50, three-tin sets cost $19.95, Six-tin sets cost $39.95.

The Landmark One-, Three-, and Six-Tin Sets are available online and at select Hudson retailers.

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


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