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Pittsburgh International Airport – Ten Little Known Facts

Pittsburgh International Airport – Ten Little Known Facts

Whether you are from the Steel City, or just passing through, here are some little known facts about Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) to keep in mind when you play your next round of trivia. You’re sure to come out a winner!

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(Photo: PIT Aerial) © Wikipedia

1. Pittsburgh International Airport is the fourth largest airport in the nation, based on land mass (12,900 acres).

2. The Pittsburgh Airport’s is twice the size of downtown Pittsburgh.

(Photo: Pit Downtown aerial) © Kevin Sell

(Photo: Pit Downtown aerial) © Kevin Sell

3. Pittsburgh International Airport is located 16 miles northwest of downtown Pittsburgh.

        4. JD Power and Associates named Pittsburgh International Airport among the top five airports in its two most recent customer satisfaction surveys.

        5. Conde Nast Traveler’s magazine has frequently named the Pittsburgh Airport among the best in the United States – and in the world – in its annual People’s Choice Award.

        6. The Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is made up of two separate terminal buildings (the Landside Terminal – departures and the Airside Terminal – arrivals) that are connected by two underground tramways.

(Photo: Pit Floor) © cmg digital

(Photo: Pit Floor) © cmg digital

          7. The “AirMall” at PIT features local, national, and international retailers and a Food Court offering a variety of sit-down restaurants and fast food eateries.

          8. The Pittsburgh International Airport operates about 290 non-stop flights per day to 80 destinations, and is served by 19 carriers.

9. The Pittsburgh International Airport offers free Wi-Fi, and was the first major airport in the country to offer this service beginning in 2003.

10. Insider Tip: The retail prices in the AirMall in PIT Airport are not higher than their street side retail counterparts for the most part. Plus, Pennsylvania charges no sales tax on most clothing, so pick up a few wearables while you are there!

A Gourmet Taste of Italy at Bottega dei Sapori

A Gourmet Taste of Italy at Bottega dei Sapori

Manga! Visit Italian specialty store Bottega dei Sapori for delicious culinary items for your self or for that special petsitter, babysitter, house sitter or loved one. Its a perfect spot to find an interesting gift that  breaks away from the norm of souvenirs.  Hungry now? This tasty shop sells paninis, wine, and coffee to hungry travelers in addition to a variety of gourmet Italian pastas, sauces, olive oils, meats, cheeses, and fine chocolates packaged as gifts-to-go.

Pro Tip: Order a delicious cappuccino from the counter while you peruse for goodies to take home.

Bottega dei Sapori is located in the Center Core of the Airmall.

Image credit: Bottega dei Sappori

Start Tracking Your Fitness (Hudson News locations)

Start Tracking Your Fitness (Hudson News locations)

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. More

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

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

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. More

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