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The Best Airports for Not Flying

We don’t know anyone who gets excited about going to the airport because of all the delicious food and fun things to do.

That said, when I was in college and regularly flying in and out of Pittsburgh Airport, the plethora of mall-stores and decent eateries made it a nice place to get bumped.

Check out this list of five US airports that are doing a good job on the shops-and-eateries front. (Even a couple of lounges with free WiFi and pet parks! Get it together, Pittsburgh!)

Chicago Airports are Going Green!

Did you know there was such a thing as the ‘2011 Airports Going Green’ conference?

Well there is, and it just wrapped up in Chicago, where Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino talked about the Windy City’s big plans for green programs at O’Hare International and Midway.

We’re talking solar power, alternative vehicle fuels, even a composting program that will divert an estimated 200 tons of waste annually from local landfills!

Read all about it!

Liberal Drinking Policy Go Ahead For Chicago O’Hare & Midway Airports

Chicago’s Mayor Daley has had his controversial plan to allow alcohol to be served from pushcarts at the O’hare Airport & Midway  Airport has been approved. In addition restaurants and bars at the airports will also be allowed to serve booze all night long.

Dissentors of the move are concerned about the increased cost to the airport in policing inebriated passengers and the image that this portrays to the many 1000s of travellers arriving at the city via its major airports.

Some restaurateurs at both O’hare and Midway airport are angered that the $1000 license for the pushcarts are undervalued given they operate 24hrs a day.

Enjoy Live Entertainment for the Holidays at O’Hare and Chicago Midway Starting with The Rockets!

Chicago, Illinois travelers can enjoy something special as they travel from either O’Hare International or Chicago Midway Airport from November 21st through December 24th. Both airports will offer live music and dance performances in all of their terminals. According to U.S.A. Today, the Radio City Rockettes start the season off properly on November 21st. Many other fine performances are to follow New York City’s well-known Rockettes. If holiday, family vacation or business plans have you visiting the Chicago O’Hare International or Chicago Midway Airport, they certainly are fun and entertaining places to be!

Chicago travelers can enjoy other holiday festivities including Santa visiting both airports starting in mid December. This is especially ideal for travelers with young children who may long to visit with the well-known gent in his red and white suit. The airports will also offer complimentary holiday gift-wrapping from December 19th through December 21st using gift paper and bags that have been designed by local Chicago Public School children.

As you travel from either O’Hare International or Chicago Midway Airport, you’ll certainly want to enjoy this fine entertainment, stop and see Santa or have your special Chicago gifts and souvenirs gift-wrapped with this unique gift-wrapping paper. Fortunately, when you choose off airport parking through, you’ll always have time to stop and enjoy the airport. Grab a quick bite or a newspaper or book to read for your flight. It’s always nice to have a little extra time, and the savvy traveler knows that off airport parking is the #1 travel time choice to make.

As you travel from Chicago O’Hare International, choose from the following off airport parking facilities:

AviStar Airport Parking

Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel and Conference Center

Chicago Marriott O’Hare

InterContinental Chicago OHare

Park N’Jet

Comfort Inn O’Hare International

Thrifty Airport Parking

Marriott Suites

As you travel from Chicago Midway Airport, choose from the following off airport parking facilities:

Midway Park Ride and Fly

Airport Parking Express

Airways Parking


Southwest Airlines Co. to Add 104 Daily Flights to U.S.A. Schedule

Southwest Airlines Co. will add 104 daily flights to their U.S.A. schedule during 2010 according to Bloomberg News. Travelers can find flights from the well-known low fare airline at Chicago’s Midway Airport, Baltimore, Tampa Bay and Orlando in Florida.

The airline is adding many flights on Saturdays, ideal for leisure travel. This is especially important for college Spring Break travelers and Easter holiday travelers. In Orlando the flights will increase from 104 to 129, a twenty percent increase.

This is a great convenience to travelers as they can find flights across the U.S.A. through Southwest Airlines Co.. Chicago and Las Vegas are other popular cities served by the airline.

As you travel from the Orlando International Airport, choose off airport parking from Off airport parking is a great convenience. It can save travelers both time and money. Orlando travelers can expect to save up to 50% off what they would pay parking directly at the airport. This is a great savings to have in your pocket as you are heading out of town on a family vacation, business trip or for other travel plans.

When you travel out of the Orlando International Airport, choose from the following off airport parking facilities:

Sunshine Rent A Car

Park EZ Fly

Park N Travel/Jet Parking

Park Bark and Fly

Best Western Airport Inn and Suites

Park to Fly

Continental Airport Parking

U-Save Airport Parking

Payless Parking