tripchi airport app – Labor Day Update

The latest news in airports, aviation and travel

September 2015 tripchi airport app newsletter

The tripchi airport app team has certainly not let the end of Summer slip away, as, like our fellow travelphiles, we like to rage, rage against the dying of the light. CEO Chandra took a couple of fly fishing trips in and around the Denver area, again documented on her therestlessroad blog here. Fishing and hiking day tripping in Denver make a great layover idea if you have a longish stopover in DEN (#layovertip). Chandra also began to plan her trip to Curacao, Cuba, and Panama starting the week of Labor Day, which will take her countries visited list to around 45 – be sure to follow her (mis)adventures through her blog or Twitter. Of course she plans to take tripchi along with her as your airport guide, especially now that we’ve built out the Mexico City International Airport (MEX) and are starting to look at Miami (MIA).

Also, now that Summer in the Northern hemisphere has sadly almost come to end, it’s unfortunately time to start thinking about booking those holiday flights. While Thanksgiving and Christmas flights may be less expensive this year (around $250 less than last year), it doesn’t mean you should wait until the last minute to  book – more people will be traveling than ever before, especially with the decline in airfare prices. You can use this handy airport tool to get a sense of which airports are the most and least expensive to fly out of depending on where you’re going.

While you’re killing time at the airport, the tripchi team is hard at work building new experiences and scouring undocumented #layovertips for your eyes only.

Airport of the month club. The airport we’re highlighting this month is Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). AUS is s a small airport in comparison with the others that we’ve included in our app launch, but that doesn’t make it worse – in fact, being smaller gives an airport the challenge to work harder to find better content and offer superior customer service. Wouldn’t you be lured away from a mega-airport if flying from a nearby regional airport was just as convenient, offered less wait time, and better amenities? Well, that’s the thinking behind the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Not only can you use it to fly in to Austin, but it’s located about 1 hour’s drive from San Antonio, making it an accessibly airport to several of Texas’s large cities. And first things first – don’t you just love how even Google Maps gives Austin Airport a nod for being a “Central Texas hub for Live Music”? Read more about the Austin Airport on the tripchi blog. If you’re looking for a #layovertip or dining or shopping options, of course you can bring up the tripchi airport app and find a listing of what’s around you based on your flight time and the Concourse you’re leaving from. If you’re passing through the AUS airport, we’d love to get your feedback! Find these tips and more on the tripchi airport app.

New to the tripchi airport app community? tripchi is your passport to explore the airport. We roll up dining and shopping options, charging stations, as well as airport art, airport secrets and #layovertips. And, you can browse lounges, find special deals and offers, and track your flight information. It’s now available on the Android through this direct download (click here), and will be on the Google Play store soon. For all you iPhone users out there, our plan is to roll the tripchi airport app out on the iTunes store next.

Our new website is up and all the forms are working. Tell your friends!

How can you help?

  1. In the aviation industry? Pass your airport connections our way? We are looking at running a limited trial to prove that we can help not only airport guests, but also airports.
  2. Flying soon? We need your help to source more and better airport content. If you’d like to write for us or contribute your airport findings, shoot us an email: contact@tripchi.com.

Read on for the monthly blog highlights!

Flying to Cuba
Flying to Cuba. Flying to Cuba has been on our mind for a while now since the recent U.S. legislation has made it less illegal and easier to visit Cuba as a U.S. Citizen. As such, the next big trip Chandra is planning is flying to Cuba through Havana Airport (HAV). Check out Chandra’s blog, which documents the process of getting there. Read more here.
Icelandair review
Icelandair review. Our latest airline review was Icelandair, care of Nelleke Van der Voort, a travelphile and tripchi fan. It’s a two part review since she actually flew from REK-KEF-DEN, with some airport reviews mixed in, in between. Nelleke is a Technical IT Director at Travelport, where she works on the Universal API productRead more here.
Nashville Airport Review
Nashville Airport Review. Nashville, Tennessee is frequently referred to as the music city and for good reason. When you walk up and down Broadway more commonly known as “The Strip” in downtown Nashville, you can’t help but take in the many country artists singing their heart out in every bar and restaurant. You can hear the desire to make it big in many of the songs. If you want to be big in country music, Nashville is the place. You have to get there first, of course – and most likely it will be by flying into the Nashville International Airport (BNA). Seth writes more about BNA here.

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