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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.

(Photo: pit airport inside) © KDKA-TV

(Photo: pit airport inside) © KDKA-TV

        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  from their regular                        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!

Things to do at Cincinnati International Airport

Things to do at Cincinnati International Airport

Whether you are passing by or staying for a while, Cincinnati’s International Airport has plenty to offer in terms of food, entertainment, and shopping. If you aren’t able to go visit the city, don’t worry, because the airport can give you a gist of this vibrant southwestern Ohio city!

 

Gold Star Chili

You don’t want to miss the famous food from this chili capital of the world. Make sure to grab a chili cheese dog from Gold Star Chili located in Terminal 3 of the airport. Even if you are in a rush, the service is spectacular so you will be able to enjoy your dog on the go and make all of your co-passengers jealous!

 

Samuel Adams Pub

 

If you need time to unwind following a flight, make sure to visit the Samuel Adams pub for a refreshing beer. Even if you are travelling with kids, you can enjoy the ambiance of the pub because they have a full-menu to accommodate any family. Make sure to try the handmade Italian calzone or the Five-Alarm burger for a filling and savory meal.

 

PGA Tour Shop

 

Make sure to check out the PGA Tour Shop if you are a golf enthusiast or looking for a gift for any friend or family member that loves to hit the course. The authentic apparel and professionally licensed golf clubs make this shop a must-visit. Make sure to practice your putting game on the small putting green within the shop.

 

Vino Volo

 

Enjoy the cozy lounge, boutique, and tasting bar at Vino Volo located in the center hub of Concourse B. This trusted retailer has a variety of world-class quality wines available for purchase or to have shipped to your final destination. The ambiance makes it a hot spot for any passenger with a longer layover to relax and enjoy the view of planes taking off in the background.

 

 

10 Tips to Create a Romantic Airport Valentine’s Day

10 Tips to Create a Romantic Airport Valentine’s Day

10 Tips to Create a Romantic Airport Valentine’s Day that She Will Never Forget

 

Before you head off to the airport, tuck away any or all of these surprise gifts in her luggage for Valentine’s Day to win her heart! Or just sneak away to the duty free store to shop their merchandise before you take off from the airport!

 

In case you haven’t been picking up on the subtle hints your girlfriend has been emailing you or sweetly whispering into your ear, here’s the message loud and clear: Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! And thanks to President’s Day, this year’s Valentine’s weekend is one day longer, perfect for that romantic fly-away from your local airport!

 

What’s in your luggage? A bag full of love that she will never guess you had planned!

 

  1. Start with this Cindy Metallic Saffiano Leather Pouch by Michael Kors – $68

This metallic leather pouch is just what your favorite woman needs on Valentine’s Day. Whether she’s at home or traipsing through multiple airports on business, she will thank you for this shimmery gift to hold her cosmetics with stylish ease.

This golden leather pouch will keep her looking elegant on the go

This golden pouch will keep her looking elegant on the go

  1. Add in this Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief – Starting at $39

Your special lady will glow on the go with this hydrating cream-gel. This rock star skincare product will quench her thirsty skin in preparation for hours of sitting on the plane or airport delays – without leaving a heavy layer of product. Your lady will feel revived and energized as you head off on to your Valentine’s Day weekend of romance.

This will keep her skin free from dryness for you

This will keep her skin free from dryness for you

  1. Continue the glow by adding in Kiehl’s In-Flight Refreshing Facial Mist – $14
This mist will replenish her skin and leave her glowing

This mist will replenish her skin and leave her glowing

One spritz detoxifies and purifies skin, instantly reviving irritation caused by in-flight conditions. Plus, it is a nice pick-me-up to refresh and relax as she wakes up after a short snooze upon landing at your destination airport for your Valentine’s Day weekend. Your jet set lady will love how this refreshing facial mist preserves skin moisture and improves overall texture, keeping her complexion feeling soft and smooth. And bonus! Kiehl’s In-Flight Refreshing Facial Mist’s blend of lavender, geranium and rosemary essential oils protect skin from common germs – a plus when stuck at busy airports.

 

  1. Lowry Sunglasses in Whiskey Tortoise by Warby Parker – $95

Every woman needs a good pair of sunglasses to protect her eyes and her skin and look fabulous walking through the airport and on the plane. These eye-catching shades help her fly in style – and hide any signs of jet lag. The bold spacious frame with a straight brow adds a punch of panache to your beautiful lady and will compliment most face shapes perfectly. Or just sneak away to select another great designer pair at the airport duty-free shop before you board your flight to show her how much you love her this Valentine’s Day.

These sunglasses will make her look like a supermodel in any weather condition

These sunglasses will make her look like a supermodel in any weather condition

5. Jewelry meets airport tech gadget with these unique Gold Earbud by Happy Plugs – $29.99

This is a must-have for any technologically up to date girl

This is a must-have for any technologically up to date girl

Nothing sets the mood like music to a Valentine’s Day getaway, so why not build her a soundtrack she will always remember? Download some of your favorite-shared romantic tracks before you get to the airport to show how much she means to you. She will be delighted by your thoughtfulness and even more thrilled when you add these lux earbuds. Gold earbuds will keep her feeling sexy and remind her of your trip long after the weekend is over. (P.S. If you really want to splurge, for $14,500 you can shock her with these 18-Carat Gold Earbud by Happy Plugs, handmade exclusively in the heart of Stockholm, and guaranteed to make her weak in the knees.)

 

These 5 Surprises Keep the Romance Going after You Land at Your Destination Airport!

 

  1. Moët & Chardon Imperial Brut – $49

Bubbles are always a good idea. Celebrate your arrival in style with the bright fruitiness, seductive palate and elegant maturity of Moet & Chandon. Created in 1869, this iconic brand of champagne elevates any occasion without breaking the bank. Easy to pick up at the airport duty-free store! Don’t forget to call ahead to your hotel for chilled strawberries to complement this bottle for your Valentine.

The smooth taste of this champagne will show her how much love you have

The smooth taste of this champagne will show her how much love you have

  1. Maybe one of the sweetest ways to say “I Love You” is personalized M&M Chocolates – prices vary.

Chocolate is a known aphrodisiac and the perfect compliment to champagne and strawberries. Why not take it to the next level and share personalized M&M’s? You can add your names, the date of the weekend or even a picture to your special batch and choose a Valentine color palette or something more personal like the colors of your favorite shared football team. Munch on these all weekend and be sure to leave a few back at home so she can continue to enjoy them when you get back to reality.

Every girl loves chocolate, and these really show how much you love her

Every girl loves chocolate, and these really show how much you love her

  1. Relax with his and her massages.
After a long trip, every girl needs a bit of time to unwind

After a long trip, every girl needs a bit of time to unwind

Even in the happiest and healthiest of relationships, outside stress like jobs and families can put a damper on your couple mojo. Disconnecting to focus on one another is important, so why not arrange for a quiet, low-key couples massage? Be sure to call ahead of time because you know everyone is going to be thinking the same thing here, and slots are sure to fill up fast.

Insider Tips: In case you get delayed at the airport, many offer spas and massages that can keep you calm and relaxed during any flight disruptions. Plus, just in case you didn’t schedule in time, take turns giving one another a sensuous massage in your room with this sexy massage oil.

 

  1. Plan ahead and pack these personalized His and Hers Spa Robes – $64.95 each
These comfortable couple's robes will be perfect for any occasion

These comfortable couple’s robes will be perfect for any occasion

Drape yourself in luxury in these comfy personalized robes as you enjoy your champagne and relax together and relax after your spa time. Your lucky lady will feel extra special with this gift that she can enjoy throughout the weekend and long after you’ve returned home. Best part is that she’ll think of the memories you made together every time she cozies up in it.

  1. Say “I Love You” with a rose petal scavenger hunt.
For the creative guy, let her play a fun game to find out how much she means to you

For the creative guy, let her play a fun game to find out how much she means to you

Buy rose petals at the florist and make a scavenger hunt for her around the hotel room, with notes inscribed with all with reasons why she’s wonderful, hot, sexy, smart, beautiful and the most loved woman in the world! Or, add them to a nice, warm shared candle-lit bath.

 

So we’ve helped you figure out all the hard stuff…now you just have to choose a destination, select your airport (many secondary markets offer better flight deals than major airports) and book your trip! The most important tip to remember about Valentine’s Day is that no matter what you spend or what you do, make it special for her – and celebrate your love together!

 

 

 

Flying Fashionably 101: Layers, Layers, Layers!

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Ladies, this one’s for you. If you couldn’t already tell from the title, I firmly believe in the power of layers while traveling. Layers can transform any outfit from drab to fab, and magically make you look both carefree and put together! So when “comfort” and “fashion” seem like they are mutually exclusive concepts, just add “layers” to the equations and, viola!—you get a pinterest-worthy travel outfit. And now that fall is right around the corner, you have an even better excuse to layer-it-up! The items you’re about to combine can be found readily in your closet! Here are the basic, classic pieces:

  1. Cardigan: Outside the airport it might be hot. Inside the airport or on your flight it might be cool. Adjusting to the temperatures is easy with the versatile cardigan—definitely a fashionable alternative to a bulky sweater.
  2. Comfy Tee: Not only is a tee comfortable, it can be chic, too! Pair a solid colored V-neck underneath a cardigan for a sharp look.
  3. Form-fitting pants: Choose either a jean or a legging. Stay away from cargo pants (!!!) to avoid a potential pat-down fiasco.
  4. Flats: Or shoes that slip on and off easily. Avoid shoes with a lot of laces/buckles/zippers as these will just extend your time in the TSA line.
  5. Scarf: Not only an accessory, it can work as a replacement to the shady airline blanket.
  6. Large tote: Big bags can spruce up any outfit, even add a pop of color. Added bonus: Carry your books and magazines fashionably. Plus, if you get too warm, tuck away your cardigan and scarf in there!

Bonus Tip: Forgot some of the above items at home? Download our FlyInStyle App to find fashionable deals at the airport!

(Psssst, fellas, we haven’t forgotten about you…Stayed tuned for our flying-fashionable guide for men!)

Coming Soon: New and Improved Dining at DTW

Coming Soon: New and Improved Dining at DTW

 

The biggest part of traveling is…. You guessed it eating! I mean who doesn’t get hungry after waiting in the long security line and then wrestling with your things to get them through the security scanner? Well at Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), a new airport experience has yet to arrive. The Wayne County Airport Authority has approved the next phase of redeveloping DTW’s dining options.

There will be 25 new food and beverage options for travelers over the next year and a half. Get your taste buds ready because the new plan will include: P.F Chang’s, Chick-fil-A, Longhorn Steakhouse, Bruegger’s Bagels, Potbelly Sandwich Works, Pinkberry, along with local culinary favorites like Plum Market with Zingerman’s Deli, Crave Robata Grill & Bar, Grobell’s Gourmet Deli, Papa Joes Gourmet Market and Mezza Mediterranean Grille.

DTW’s new dining plan is also called to include the terminal’s first upscale Italian restaurant, Andiamo and “a gate hold-room dining experience themes on Detroit’s historic Eastern Market”. “We think our customers will really enjoy and appreciate the new unique dining experience these venues will create,” states CEO Airport Authority Tom Naughton by CBS Detroit.

New food and beverage services is not the only thing to be incorporated in Detroit Metro Airport, CBS Detroit reported that iPad and tablet self-ordering stations, mobile point of sale devices, social media and web-based platforms, virtual concierge will also be included in the plan. These innovative technologies will increase the speed of service and convenience that today’s travelers are looking for. So get ready travelers for an ultimately new DTW dining experience!

For more information on DTW’s new dining plans 

Passengers to FlyInStyle with their Favorite Brands and Shops!

FlyInStyle went live in the App Store in March 2014! You can now download it and give it a try on your next airport trip. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flyinstyle-shop.-dine.-save./id827100646?mt=8 . We will have the Android version following shortly. The FlyInStyle App helps travelers connect with their favorite brands and retailers for instant deals, product launches, happy hours & more. I am so happy to share this news; we hope it will be the first of many announcements to come on improving the passenger experience at the airport. Please enjoy an excerpt from a recent press release below:)

No more lame-over layovers! Make your wait-time fly by!

FlyInStyle opens a mobile communication platform for airport brands & retailers never before seen in the industry, allowing them to reach their consumer in innovative ways while increasing consumer understanding in the airport. It is the first airport app of its kind, specializing in improving the airport experience by showcasing offers & events in retail and restaurants. Eventually we will have a better understanding of how mobile can influence buying decisions. In the airport, as passenger traffic increases and people turn more and more to their mobile devices for entertainment, the opportunity to engage passengers will continue growing. FlyInStyle allows its beta merchant partners to publish content in any airport globally in minutes and determine the duration of each offer and event, so efforts can be highly targeted. The focus in the first half of 2014 is in the Americas as the company ramps up with exciting offers, deals and events while building its user base. They also have sights set on engaging high potential demographic targets like Brazilians and have accelerated expansion of multiple language support. The company is pushing merchants to publish global offers to give the passenger the best possible experience in the app for their entire trip. FlyInStyle is working alongside its brand and retail merchant partners on driving awareness, downloads, and usage during the trip through activities at the airport and online. FlyInStyle is in beta testing with select brand and retail partners but will gradually add more merchants throughout the beta period. Stay in touch at http://flyinstyleapp.com/!!

iPhone App is NOW AVAILABLE

The Fly In Style iPhone app is now available from iTunes AppStore !!

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Learn more at www.flyinstyleapp.com

DOWNLOAD AT:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flyinstyle-shop.-dine.-save./id827100646?mt=8

It’s ALL work and a bit of play in Cannes

It’s ALL work and a bit of play in Cannes

We have some exciting news! Flyinstyle just  attended the TFWA Exhibition 2013!

OK so backtrack.. what exactly is the TFWA Exhibition?

TFWA is the world’s largest duty free event organized by the  Tax-Free World Association. This event is held event every year in the beautiful Cannes, France and showcases products from brands and companies from all across the globe! With over 3000 products on display, this is the perfect opportunity to meet with our partners and network with new ones to bring the brands you love to your favorite up-and-coming airport app! Everything from fashion & cosmetics, wine & spirits, jewelry & watches, confectionary & fine foods and more are presented from the finest companies all over the globe. Flyinstyle works hard to ensure you have the BEST available to you through our app.

And who is to say you can’t enjoy everything the French Riviera has to offer as well 😉 The luxurious hotels, sandy white beaches that are irresistible even in the semi-chilly late October climate, and let’s not forget the glamourous designer shops that pepper this seaside getaway. All in a day’s work!

We are just another step closer to bringing you deals from the brands you love and we love doing it!
Be sure to check in for the latest updates and fly in style!

Happy Travels:)
-Flyinstyle team

Up Up and Away: Flyinstyle Launches it’s Website!

We’re very excited to announce the launch of our new (and spectacular) website:FlyInStyleApp.com. The site and our mobile app will be the online shopping destination for airport passengers who wish to shop for merchandise and events at insider prices. Our aim is to provide passengers who are looking for a diversion from the time they set foot at the airport until they board their planes with a user-friendly and interactive website.

This site will be the launching point for many new and exciting features that we will be rolling out in the near future. Check out the screen caps below.

We hope you enjoy exploring our new website and would love to hear what you think by posting a comment below or contacting us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

Safe Travels!

FlyInStyle to Land at an Airport Near You!

FlyInStyle to Land at an Airport Near You!

Hello fellow jetsetters flying in style out there in cyberland!

All news about everything FlyInStyle is now available with the launch of our consumer blog.

Just to refresh your memory, here is what we’re all about:

FlyInStyle is your airport entertainment director + a personal travel assistant in one landing! FlyInStyle is a travel app for iOS and Android to help you find things to do at the airport like instant deals, new product launches, happy hours & more.

 

Travelers are spending lots of time in airports these days….yet while airports are trying to bring innovation to passenger downtime, the travel experience still feels like a chore. Whether you’re a business traveler, a tourist, a parent, or just a plain bored frustrated traveler, FlyInStyle will allow you to customize your preferences to uncover exciting offers at the airport to not only pass the time, but look forward to it! FlyInStyle is the ONLY airport specific global shopping & deal app.  Your trip should be fun AT CHECK-IN!

Our team has been burning the midnight oil, consuming copious amounts of caffeine…to ensure that this app opens new horizons in your airport travel experience! After months of consumer feedback, customer meetings and plenty of development, we are almost ready to share what we have in store! Your time in the airport will be adventurous, productive and enjoyable-we’re committed to that! Finally you will have the opportunity to travel with ease without marring your inner wanderlust.

Don’t forget to follow the buzz on all of our social media platforms and spread the word!

 

Happy Travels:)

-The FlyInStyle App Team

 

 

 

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