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Over the last few weeks, I have been engaged on a ‘flyover state’ tour spending each weekend in a different ‘flyover state’. Theseareas do not always make the cover page of the travel publications but I find my visits no less memorable.
The beauty of the small ‘flyover state’ airports are found in the nonexistent security lines, free wifi and overall relaxed and friendlier feel of the flying experience compared to the busier US airports I tend to frequent.
Where else can you find your very own table surrounded by windows on a Friday afternoon?
Welcome to my office. Please come in.
Think this is in a lounge or reserved area? Nope, this is just sitting vacant smack dab in the middle of the terminal at the Columbus Airport for anyone to enjoy.
I plan to do separate write-ups on each of my stops along the tour including Denver for the Great American Beer Fest, Minneapolis for a dinner at one of Anthony Bourdain’s favorites, Columbus for an Ohio State Buckeye football game, and Austin for a Formula One Race.
As a frequent business traveler who selects Southwest as my airline of choice, flying domestically to nearly any city on the growing Southwest map is a breeze. The earning and burning points structure on Southwest is such that those who devote their frequent business travel to the airline have a greater chance of running out of cities they want to visit than exhausting their reward account.
Do you have a favorite ‘flyover state’ airport?