I always enjoy my time in the Tampa Bay Area. There is something about the breeze off the gulf, afternoon showers and slower pace that really just enhances a trip to Florida. But with all good things they to an end. Leaving Florida isn’t so bad when leaving from the Tampa International Airport and here’s my top 4 reasons to back that up.
Top 4 Reasons Tampa Airport Is Great
I love the all things about the Tampa Airport. We’ll except maybe the number of international departures. But that is changing slightly when Luftansa offers up 5x daily flights to Frankfurt in September of 2015.
So back to my point. The convenience factor of Tampa is off the charts. For example, on a recent flight, I was out of my hotel bed and sitting comfortably in the SkyClub seat in less than 30 minutes. Wow, that’s as long as it takes to fight traffic in other cities. Here’s my top 4 reasons what makes Tampa great to depart from.
1) Security At Terminal
Since the TSA security checkpoint is at each terminal, that means you are only going to stand in line for a fraction of the time compared to a more innefficient security checkpoint in say, Atlanta where all security is done at one place.
2) Plane Train
The Tampa plane trains are the best. Sure they may not be pretty, but they are above ground, so when you leave the city during the day, you can clearly see the warm sunny weather you are leaving behind. Plus, they rarely break down unlike Newark’s disaster of a train.
Being the highest grossing Delta SkyClub in the Delta system isn’t something to be excited about as a customer, especially when looking for a good complimentary adult beverage. But this Delta SkyClub has enhancing revenue down to a science, and they do it with ease. It’s definitely on the smaller side, but one that is always enjoyable to spend time at. If you have extra time, check out the SkyClub suites, truly one of a kind experience here-for free.
4) Convenient Starbucks
Starbucks coffee stations are located just about everywhere in this airport, before security, after security and almost always a few steps from your gate. This doesn’t matter as much now that you can get free Starbucks coffee onboard Delta flights, but it’s still a good option for a morning perk if you are looking for one.
There you have it; my top 4 reasons why Tampa Airport is a great airport to depart from. What’s your favorite airport to travel out of? Please leave a comment below with what makes it so.