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October Airport Restaurant Month 2016

HMSHost Airport Restaurant Month

HMSHost Airport Restaurant Month

This week we’ll be covering October Airport Restaurant Month returning to an airport near you. Last week we wrote about the DEN Oktoberfest beer tent coming back to the airport, and this week’s October Airport Restaurant Month blog extends the foodie theme one step further. This year’s October Airport Restaurant Month will also be at DEN, in case you’re looking for another #layovertip after you check out the beer tent. You can follow the conversation on Twitter through the hashtag #AirportRestaurantMonth, and participate in person October 1 – 31 this year.

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October is Airport Restaurant Month

Oct Restaurant Month LogoIt’s that time of year again – October is airport restaurant month. So, if you find yourself in a longish layover with more than an hour to kill at one of the 60 restaurants in North American airports participating in airport restaurant month, keep on reading for some of our best picks and #layovertips for noshing on some good eats at a killer price. You’ll find HMS Host has stepped it up from last year, with four times the number of restaurants participating this October.

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5 Busiest Airports for July 4th Travel

It is here once again, the great day of July 4th. The celebration of Americas gained freedom from the grip of the British. It is my favorite holiday by far. For those of you outside the US and unfamiliar with the 4th of July it mostly involves enjoying the outdoors whether it be at a beach or lake, lots of barbecuing capped off by fireworks. You will usually be surrounded by family, friends and plenty of adult beverages. This year I will be splitting my time between the beach and a lake with driving in between, but for many their plans involve flying. The 4th traditionally begins the summer travel season where airports are packed to the gills. Today I wanted to list out the 5 busiest airports in the US for the July 4th travel day as according to Hopper.com.

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Airport Review: RDU

Like I mentioned last week I speak some time down south in Raleigh, North Carolina for a wedding on Lake George if anyone out there has heard of it. First I focused on the on the flying and airline aspect, for this week I will apply the tripchi magnifying glass to the airport. This was my second time to RDU and let’s just say the first time wasn’t the best, but it was no fault of RDU. I was flying RDU-BWI on Southwest out of Terminal 1 and was about to board the plane when the PA cracked and the terminal was informed BWI ATC tower had ben struck by lightning and all flights we being diverted. Our flight was delayed 4hrs. So I was hopeful this time would be different.

terminal rdu

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Richmond Airport Review

I recently flew from Boston to Richmond and back on JetBlue and was excited about the trip for a number of reasons. I had never flown into Richmond International Airport but I had heard very good things about the layout, stores, accessibility and quick security. Richmond to me feels like the beginning of the South. People seem friendlier than in Baltimore or DC and the accents start to get a little thicker.

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2014 Flights In Review

It’s been a fun year of travel for me. This was one of my best years for international travel mainly due to the fact I spent much of the year in Cape Town, South Africa tagging along while my girlfriend was getting a graduate degree at the University of Cape Town. Many of the flights were very long so I was able to experience new long hauls airline offerings. I also had many long layovers, mainly in the Middle East. As I like to do every year, I compile all my flight legs, new airlines, miles flown, new destinations and new aircraft. Then I like to crown a winner in the destination, airline and aircraft division. It’s fun to look back at the end of the year and revisit all your experiences. It also gives you a chance to get excited for the future. Where will you go in 2015? Read more

tripchi goes international at Boston Logan

Getting around Boston Logan for international travel has always been a little more difficult than other airports.  Terminal E seems overextended and difficult to manage (it’s not the friendliest).  You can have problems trying to find a place to sit down and security lines can back up for hours; once you get through security, however, there are plenty of interesting options of things to do around this international terminal.

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Local Flavor for the Jetsetter – Legal Sea Foods at Boston Logan

www.legalseafoods.com

www.legalseafoods.com

Legal Sea Foods has been at the core of Boston sea food and New England restaurant industry since 1950, but it seems like every couple of months they have something new to try (especially at the Test Kitchen!). I’d been to the Legal Test Kitchen in Boston’s Seaport District and Legal Sea Foods in the Prudential Building, but never had checked out any of Legal’s restaurants at the airport. Admittedly, I was a little apprehensive about the idea of eating in the airport.

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