This morning I was reading my daily travel news subscriptions – Tnooz, Skift, and the like – and came across a great article on the future of airports in 2025 (thanks Nick Vivion, fellow Duke-alum and writer at Tnooz! (follow him on Twitter @worldli)).
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By Adam Bush
In my previous blog, I talked about my torrid love affair with Vino Volo. I was in the thralls of love.
But then something changed in 2012.
By Adam Bush
Recently on a boys’ trip to KRK (Krakow), I had an almost six hour layover at IAD (Dulles). This was mostly by choice since I would rather spend extra time at the major hub airport than be delayed at my home airport of ORF (Norfolk) and lose a day flying overseas because I missed a connection.
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.
Getting around Boston Logan has always been pretty easy but the idea of using the airport as a place to relax, eat, and shop before a flight might not seem as intuitive. Last time I was up there I had the unexpected “opportunity” to chill out for almost 4 hours because of a flight delay. As you can imagine, I was pretty annoyed, but there frankly wasn’t much I could do about it. I was not exactly sure what, or for how long, the delay was going to go on for, so I made the best of a bad situation. I used the extra time to explore the airport, and was actually able to get around to two different terminals, A and C.
If you’re anything like me, time in the airport for travel ranges from frustrating to boring and is usually defined by “When can I get this over with?” The delays are long, you never know where anything is, and if there is anything to eat that is not a chain restaurant, it is invariably on the other side of the airport or some other terminal.
For most of us, travel is a chore. Whether we take short flights or long ones, our time spent at the airport is almost always boring and we are left to twiddle our thumbs during delays while great dining, shopping, and recreation options are a quick walk away. Phoenix, Logan, Reagan, Kennedy, O’Hare, and Heathrow for example all have great choices of things to do and most can be done is less than a hour.
The team here at tripchi has been diligently hard at work developing the app that will change the way people interact when traveling in airports. As we work internally to make strides every day we are also very active in the entrepreneurship community here in Boston Massachusetts. Next week on Wednesday, March 13th if we place in the top 4 of a voting poll for the Mass Innovation group we will get a chance to present to a large group of fellow entrepreneurs, start ups, investors, and I am sure a wide variety of other people who will attend. Here is a link to the specific event for next Wednesday.