My Airport History: Philadelphia (PHL)
Philadelphia has a long terminal building, which is good for exploring and bad for short layovers.
9 Jan 2021
My Airport History: Oklahoma City (OKC)
I’ve had a lot of work trips to various parts of Oklahoma, so I visit OKC regularly.
14 Dec 2020
My Airport History: Charleston, South Carolina (CHS)
As a combined commercial airfield, military base, and airplane factory, you can see a lot of interesting planes at CHS.
29 Nov 2020
My Airport History: Honolulu (HNL)
Given Hawaii’s excellent year-round weather, it’s no surprise that large portions of the airport are outdoors. It’s certainly nice to have some fresh air in the airside part of the terminal!
10 Nov 2020
My Airport History: Los Angeles (LAX)
Dayton doesn’t serve any airport west of the Rockies. So although LAX is one of the busiest airports in the world, and a hub for many airlines, I haven’t flown through it very often.
15 Sep 2020
My Airport History: Washington–Reagan National (DCA)
I mostly use DCA as a layover to get to New Hampshire, but it does have one of the most scenic landings in the US.
8 Sep 2020
My Airport History: Toledo (TOL)
I’ve only visited the Toledo, Ohio airport on a single trip.
26 Jul 2020
My Airport History: Wilkes Barre/Scranton (AVP)
A mountainous airport with the first backtaxi that I can remember.
27 Apr 2020
My Airport History: Abilene (ABI)
Abilene’s a small, one-hub, several regional jets per day airport, but I still like it.
11 Sep 2015
My Airport History: Baltimore (BWI)
As one of the few Southwest Airlines focus cities (and former AirTran hubs) that serves Dayton, Baltimore generally serves as my layover to or from Orlando when I’m not able to take the one daily direct Orlando flight.
5 Sep 2015
My Airport History: Washington–Dulles (IAD)
Washington’s not a bad location for a hub; with my highest airline status on United, it connects the right airline for me. Yet for the most part, I seem to spend a lot of time going out of my way to avoid it.
28 Aug 2015
My Airport History: Phoenix (PHX)
I don’t end up with too many opportunities to fly through Phoenix. While it’s a large hub for US Airways (now American Airlines), it doesn’t serve Dayton.
11 Jul 2015
My Airport History: Las Vegas (LAS)
To date, McCarran remains the only airport I’ve been to where I can remember seeing slot machines.
21 Jun 2015
My Airport History: Salt Lake City (SLC)
Despite its status as a Delta hub, every SLC flight I’ve been on has been on American Airlines.
11 Jun 2015
My Airport History: Orlando (MCO)
Orlando is one of my most visited airports, but something about it just doesn’t click with me.
2 Jun 2015
My Airport History: Savannah (SAV)
I’ve had two trips into Savannah—one intentional, and one due to a cancelled flight into Charleston.
25 May 2015
My Airport History: Frankfurt (FRA)
The vast majority of my travel is within the United States, so Frankfurt remains the sole international airport in my flight log to date.
7 May 2015
My Airport History: San José, California (SJC)
For both of my trips that involved SJC, I either flew into SJC and out of SFO, or the reverse.
2 Apr 2015
My Airport History: Columbus (CMH)
Port Columbus International Airport is my secondary home airport. While it’s 75 miles away from my home, it offers more flights to more hubs than DAY, while still maintaining very reasonable parking rates.
15 Jan 2015
My Airport History: Newport News/Williamsburg (PHF)
Newport News has been relatively unremarkable for me; I visited it on a single trip in 2009 and haven’t been back since.
23 Dec 2014
My Airport History: Charlotte (CLT)
Charlotte is my most visited US Airways hub, and at first, I was often flying to it as a destination when I did a number of visits to some smaller towns in South Carolina.
15 Nov 2014
My Airport History: Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
DFW is one of the first airports I became especially familiar with, and it’s now one of my favorite layover airports.
7 Nov 2014
My Airport History: St. Louis (STL)
Given that I moved from the UK back to the United States when I was 10 years old via a TWA flight, I’m reasonably certain that I’ve visited St. Louis before my flight log’s scope of all flights since my 16th birthday. But since I don’t 100% know, it’s best to start talking about my visits to St. Louis starting as a layover on the way to my very first work trip.
20 Oct 2014
My Airport History: Dayton (DAY)
Dayton is my home airport, and thus by far the airport I’ve flown through the most.
2 Oct 2014
My Airport History: Atlanta (ATL)
Atlanta is the busiest passenger airport in the world and an enormous Delta hub, but it’s largely functioned as my gateway to central Florida.
2 Sep 2014
My Airport History: Milwaukee (MKE)
I’ve only had one trip using the Milwaukee airport, when I went to visit some friends in Appleton, WI at the tail end of my Chicago Christmas and New York New Year’s.
23 Aug 2014
My Airport History: New York–LaGuardia (LGA)
Though I’m hardly unique in thinking so, LaGuardia is my least favorite airport.
11 Aug 2014
My Airport History: New York–JFK
I haven’t had much occasion to visit New York City, so JFK is underrepresented in my travel.
11 Aug 2014
My Airport History: Cleveland (CLE)
Nearly every time I’ve flown through Cleveland, I didn’t want to; one time when I did want to, I couldn’t.
29 Jul 2014
My Airport History: Chicago–O’Hare (ORD)
O’Hare is both a hub for the two airlines I fly the most and relatively close to Dayton, so I end up with a great many flights through there.
12 Jul 2014
My Airport History: Seattle/Tacoma (SEA)
SeaTac holds the distinction for me of being the only airport involved in every Northwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines flight I’ve flown.
20 Jun 2014
My Airport History: Indianapolis (IND)
At two hours’ drive away from home, IND is an infrequent but feasible alternate airport for me.
14 Jun 2014
My Airport History: San Francisco (SFO)
I’ve never been to SFO more than once on a single trip.
10 Jun 2014
My Airport History: Cincinnati (CVG)
While my closest airport is Dayton, I can get to CVG in a bit over an hour for better flight options.
1 Jun 2014
My Airport History
Over the next few months, I’ll be writing a series describing my history at all of the airports I’ve visited, in the order that I first visited them. As with the flight log, this will only count airports I’ve been to since age 16.
24 May 2014