Peoria (PIA)

Terminal at PIA.

General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport

Peoria, Illinois, United States

Airport #78 of 100 · First visited 3 August 2017

I didn’t originally plan on visiting PIA. I’d been flying between Tulsa and Chicago O’Hare when thunderstorms forced us to divert.

While this is not the first weather diversion I’ve had, I only count diversions as an airport visit if passengers are allowed to deplane. (If I’ve never been inside an airport, it’s hard for me to say I’ve visited it!) In this case, though, we had to wait several hours, so they pulled up a jet bridge and I was able to visit the airport terminal.