During a trip not long ago, we needed to get from Las Vegas to Orange County, California. I found a pair of award seats on Delta for 5,500 miles each, so we decided to fly instead of drive there. I put very little thought into our time at the airport as we were flying out in the morning and were planning to get to the airport just ahead of our flight time. I forgot that we were checking bags and would need to get the airport early. When I checked us in for our flights using Delta’s app, it automatically checked us in for our flight, I had no idea how to add our luggage fee so I’d have to pay at the airport. Fearing a long line, we left extra early for our flight.
This meant that after checking in (a quick process thanks to the helpful Delta agents at LAS) we were through TSA Pre✓® and at the D Concourse of Terminal 1 with 45 minutes before our flight would board. Plenty of time to stop in a lounge and relax.
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When I booked our tickets to fly to Chattanooga, TN, the best priced itinerary included a 3 & 1/2 hour layover in Atlanta. While most travelers would think of this as a major inconvenience, I only had one thing on my mind: I’d finally be able to eat at One Flew South.
I’ve been reading about this restaurant for a while. It has a great reputation with restaurant reviewers and travel bloggers alike and gets 4 1/2 Stars on Yelp!, with almost 800 reviews to date. It’s also on several “Best of” lists, including the 10 Best Sushi in Atlanta and Best Airport Food in the World. One Flew South refers to itself as “the first fine dining restaurant in the world’s busiest airport.” Those are pretty big shoes to fill, so you may be able to see why I was looking forward to eating there. Remember, I’m partial to Cask & Larder, my hometown airport restaurant and One Flew South set a high bar to impress me.
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We used to exclusively fly into LaGuardia Airport when we visited Manhattan because there were plenty of flights from Orlando and the price was about the same as flying into the other NYC airports. We could easily take a taxi into Manhattan from LaGuardia so I never gave much thought into other transportation options.
Eventually airfares started to rise and I was able to find cheaper flights into JFK Airport instead of LaGuardia. That meant I had to figure out what was the best way to get to Midtown Manhattan from JFK, which is located in Jamaica, Queens. I knew that, unlike LaGuardia, connection to the NYC Subway was possible from JFK; I just didn’t know how.
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Although birds and planes have shared the skies for over 100 years, they’ve never lived in harmony. The planes go in the air, the birds hit the planes (or the planes hit the birds), the birds always die and occasionally it causes an aviation disaster. The most famous of these encounters was dubbed “The Miracle on the Hudson,” when, in 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 struck a flock of Canada geese 3 minutes after takeoff from LaGuardia International Airport (LGA) and, as a result lost all engine power. The pilots glided the plane into the Hudson River, and all 155 people aboard were rescued.
Since then, the USDA has slaughtered tens of thousands of birds on or near runways across the country. But one airport has opted for a more humane solution.
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