Tag: My-Airports

One Hundred Airports

Abilene (ABI)

Abilene is a small, one-hub, several regional jets per day airport, but I still like it.

Akureyri (AEY)

Akureyri Airport (Iceland) is the 104th airport I’ve flown through.

Albuquerque (ABQ)

Albuquerque International Sunport (New Mexico, USA) is the 99th airport I’ve flown through.

Amarillo (AMA)

Since Altus doesn’t have its own airport, I have to drive a ways no matter where I fly. I decided to try flying into Amarillo for one of my trips.

Anchorage (ANC)

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (Alaska, USA) is the 111th airport I’ve flown through.

Atlanta (ATL)

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the busiest passenger airport in the world and an enormous Delta hub, but it’s largely functioned as my gateway to central Florida.

Auckland (AKL)

Auckland Airport (New Zealand) is the 84th airport I’ve flown through.

Austin (AUS)

Austin was one of the first airports where I intentionally flew slightly out of my way to visit it.

Bakersfield (BFL)

I wanted to avoid L.A. traffic when flying into the Antelope Valley, so I found a good price on a flight into Bakersfield instead.

Baltimore (BWI)

As one of the few Southwest Airlines focus cities (and former AirTran hubs) that served Dayton, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport generally served as my layover to or from Orlando when I wasn’t able to take the one daily direct Orlando flight.

Berlin–Tegel (TXL)

Berlin Tegel Airport had a neat hexagonal layout, but felt dated.

Birmingham (BHM)

Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport (Alabama, USA) is the 91st airport I’ve flown through.

Boston (BOS)

Boston Logan is a large airport in a small area.

Burbank (BUR)

Though Hollywood Burbank Airport feels old, deplaning by portable stairs was actually rather nice in Burbank’s excellent weather.

Charleston, South Carolina (CHS)

As a combined commercial airfield, military base, and airplane factory, you can see a lot of interesting planes at Charleston International Airport.

Charlotte (CLT)

Charlotte Douglas was 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.

Chicago–Midway (MDW)

Chicago Midway International Airport (Illinois, USA) is the 48th airport I’ve flown through.

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.

Christchurch (CHC)

Christchurch was a great little airport for a layover.

Cincinnati (CVG)

While my closest airport is Dayton, I can get to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in a bit over an hour for better flight options.

Cleveland (CLE)

Nearly every time I’ve flown through Cleveland Hopkins, I didn’t want to; one time when I did want to, I couldn’t.

Colorado Springs (COS)

COS isn’t a bad alternate airport for getting to the southern suburbs of Denver.

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.

Dallas–Love (DAL)

Dallas Love Field (Texas, USA) is the 115th airport I’ve flown through.

Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)

Dallas/Fort Worth is one of the first airports I became especially familiar with, and it’s now one of my favorite layover airports.

Dayton (DAY)

Dayton is my home airport, and thus by far the airport I’ve flown through the most.

Denver (DEN)

Denver International Airport (Colorado, USA) is the 41st airport I’ve flown through.

Des Moines (DSM)

Des Moines International Airport (Iowa, USA) is the 71st airport I’ve flown through.

Destin/Fort Walton Beach (VPS)

Destin–Fort Walton Beach Airport (Florida, USA) is the 75th airport I’ve flown through.

Detroit (DTW)

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (Michigan, USA) is the 40th airport I’ve flown through.

Dunedin (DUD)

To date, Dunedin Airport (New Zealand) is the southernmost airport I’ve visited.

Fayetteville (FAY)

Fayetteville’s airport felt old, although they were also undergoing renovations to modernize.

Flagstaff (FLG)

Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (Arizona, USA) is the 51st airport I’ve flown through.

Fort Lauderdale (FLL)

FLL wasn’t my favorite airport—it felt crowded in a way I wouldn’t expect for an airport of its size.

Frankfurt (FRA)

Frankfurt Airport (Germany) is the eighteenth airport I’ve flown through.

Hartford (BDL)

Bradley International Airport (Hartford, Connecticut, USA) is the 100th airport I’ve flown through.

Helsinki (HEL)

My visit to Helsinki’s airport was a short layover, so I didn’t have much time to explore.

Hilo (ITO)

Hilo International Airport (Hawaii, USA) is the 43rd airport I’ve flown through.

Honolulu (HNL)

Given Hawaii’s excellent year-round weather, it’s no surprise that large portions of Daniel K. Inouye International Airport are outdoors. It’s certainly nice to have some fresh air in the airside part of the terminal!

Houston–Bush (IAH)

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston, Texas, USA) is the 46th airport I’ve flown through.

Huntsville (HSV)

Huntsville International Airport (Alabama, USA) is the 114th airport I’ve flown through.

Indianapolis (IND)

At two hours’ drive away from home, IND is an infrequent but feasible alternate airport for me.

Jacksonville, Florida (JAX)

Jacksonville International Airport (Florida, USA) is the 98th airport I’ve flown through.

Jacksonville, North Carolina (OAJ)

Albert J. Ellis Airport is a small but modern airport terminal.

Kansas City (MCI)

I have a love–hate relationship with Kansas City International: it’s a beautiful terminal concept that absolutely doesn’t work as a modern airport.

Killeen (GRK)

Killeen Regional Airport (Texas, USA) is the 42nd airport I’ve flown through.

Las Vegas (LAS)

Harry Reid International Airport (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) is the 22nd airport I’ve flown through.

Lawton (LAW)

Lawton–Fort Sill Regional Airport (Oklahoma, USA) is the 52nd airport I’ve flown through.

Little Rock (LIT)

Little Rock is not a bad airport to get stuck at for a few hours, as I found out returning from my first trip through it.

London–Heathrow (LHR)

Heathrow Airport (London, UK) is the 66th airport I’ve flown through.

Los Angeles (LAX)

My home airport doesn’t serve any airport west of the Rockies. So although Los Angeles International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world, and a hub for many airlines, I haven’t flown through it very often.

Lubbock (LBB)

Lubbock’s curved terminal and prominent concrete gave it a vibe of a miniature version of DFW’s Terminal C.

Manchester (MHT)

Manchester–Boston Regional Airport (New Hampshire, USA) is the 47th airport I’ve flown through.

Melbourne (MEL)

Tullamarine Airport (Melbourne, Australia) is the 81st airport I’ve flown through.

Miami (MIA)

Miami was the final US large hub I hadn’t yet visited, so I’ve now visited every major airport in the country.

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 2008–2009 Chicago Christmas and New York New Year’s.

Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP)

Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport is easy to get around for a large airport, and has plenty to do on a long layover.

Munich (MUC)

Munich Airport (Germany) is the 63rd airport I’ve flown through.

Myrtle Beach (MYR)

Myrtle Beach International Airport (South Carolina, USA) is the 97th airport I’ve flown through.

Naha (OKA)

Naha Airport (Okinawa, Japan) is the 109th airport I’ve flown through.

Nashville (BNA)

I was one flight short on getting United status in 2015, and Nashville had the cheapest available flight, so I made a trip of it.

New Orleans (MSY)

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (Louisiana, USA) is the 101st airport I’ve flown through.

New York–JFK (JFK)

John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York, New York, USA) is the tenth airport I’ve flown through.

New York–LaGuardia (LGA)

LaGuardia Airport (New York, New York, USA) is the eleventh airport I’ve flown through.

Newark (EWR)

Newark Liberty International Airport (New Jersey, USA) is the 35th airport I’ve flown through.

Newport News/Williamsburg (PHF)

Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (Virginia, USA) is the sixteenth airport I’ve flown through.

Norfolk (ORF)

Norfolk International Airport (Virginia, USA) is the 112th airport I’ve flown through.

Northwest Arkansas (XNA)

Northwest Arkansas National Airport in Bentonville/Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States is the 105th airport I’ve flown through.

Nuremberg (NUE)

Nuremberg Airport (Germany) is the 64th airport I’ve flown through.

Oklahoma City (OKC)

I’ve had a lot of work trips to various parts of Oklahoma, so I visit Will Rogers World Airport regularly.

One Hundred Airports

I had a goal to visit 100 airports, which I achieved in 2022. This page tracks the airports I’ve visited.

Ontario (ONT)

Ontario International Airport (California, USA) is the 69th airport I’ve flown through.

Orange County (SNA)

John Wayne Airport (Orange County, California, USA) is the 107th airport I’ve flown through.

Orlando (MCO)

Orlando is one of my most visited airports, but something about it just doesn’t click with me.

Paris–Charles de Gaulle (CDG)

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (France) is the 67th airport I’ve flown through.

Pensacola (PNS)

Pensacola International Airport (Florida, USA) is the 113th airport I’ve flown through.

Peoria (PIA)

I didn’t originally plan on visiting General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport, but a thunderstorm forced me to divert there for a few hours.

Perth (PER)

Perth is the furthest airport from home to which I can buy an airline ticket—only a few general aviation airfields are further!

Philadelphia (PHL)

Philadelphia has a long terminal building, which is good for exploring and bad for short layovers.

Phoenix (PHX)

Though they got rid of it, Phoenix had some of my favorite airport carpet.

Pittsburgh (PIT)

Pittsburgh is an airport I wasn’t expecting to fly through—too far from home to fly from, but too close to fly to. But then some bad weather routed me there, and I picked up my 90th airport.

Portland, Maine (PWM)

PWM has a unique over-roadway security checkpoint structure that provides a beautiful entrance into its concourse.

Portland, Oregon (PDX)

Portland International Airport (Oregon, USA) is the 44th airport I’ve flown through.

Providence (PVD)

I was able to find a cheap flight into T. F. Green International Airport as an alternative to Boston Logan, letting me pick up my 86th airport.

Raleigh/Durham (RDU)

Raleigh–Durham International Airport (North Carolina, USA) is the 73rd airport I’ve flown through.

Rapid City (RAP)

Rapid City Regional Airport (South Dakota, USA) is the 37th airport I’ve flown through.

Reykjavík–Domestic (RKV)

Reykjavík Airport (Iceland) is the 103rd airport I’ve flown through.

Reykjavík–Keflavík (KEF)

KEF is a relatively small airport with a lot of big jets stopping there.

Richmond (RIC)

Richmond International Airport (Virginia, USA) is the 102nd airport I’ve flown through.

Salt Lake City (SLC)

Salt Lake City International Airport (Utah, USA) is the 21st airport I’ve flown through.

San Antonio (SAT)

San Antonio International Airport (Texas, USA) is the 62nd airport I’ve flown through.

San Diego (SAN)

San Diego International Airport (California, USA) is the 53rd airport I’ve flown through.

San Francisco (SFO)

San Francisco International Airport (California, USA) is the third airport I’ve flown through.

San Jose (SJC)

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (California, USA) is the fourth airport I’ve flown through.

San Juan (SJU)

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA) is the 54th airport I’ve flown through.

Savannah (SAV)

Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (Georgia, USA) is the nineteenth airport I’ve flown through.

Seattle/Tacoma (SEA)

Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (Washington, USA) is the seventh airport I’ve flown through.

St. Louis (STL)

St. Louis Lambert International Airport (Missouri, USA) is the thirteenth airport I’ve flown through.

Stockholm–Arlanda (ARN)

ARN was a larger airport than I expected it to be.

Sydney (SYD)

My first southern hemisphere airport is also the destination of my longest flight to date.

Tallahassee (TLH)

Tallahassee International Airport (Florida, USA) is the 110th airport I’ve flown through.

Tampa (TPA)

Tampa’s airport concept is similar to Orlando’s, just on a smaller scale.

Tokyo–Haneda (HND)

Tokyo International Airport (Japan) is the 108th airport I’ve flown through.

Tokyo–Narita (NRT)

NRT was the first Japanese airport I visited.

Toledo (TOL)

Eugene F. Kranz Toledo Express Airport (Ohio, USA) is the 28th airport I’ve flown through.

Toronto–Pearson (YYZ)

Toronto Pearson International Airport (Ontario, Canada) is the 57th airport I’ve flown through.

Tucson (TUS)

Tucson International Airport (Arizona, USA) is the 50th airport I’ve flown through.

Tulsa (TUL)

Tulsa International Airport (Oklahoma, USA) is the 45th airport I’ve flown through.

Valdosta (VLD)

Valdosta Regional Airport (Georgia, USA) is the 106th airport I’ve flown through.

Vancouver (YVR)

Vancouver International Airport (British Columbia, Canada) is the 56th airport I’ve flown through.

Washington–Dulles (IAD)

Washington’s not a bad location for a hub. Yet for the most part, I rarely end up flying through it.

Washington–Reagan National (DCA)

I mostly use DCA as a layover to get to New England, but it does have one of the most scenic landings in the US.

Wichita (ICT)

Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (Kansas, USA) is the 49th airport I’ve flown through.

Wichita Falls (SPS)

SPS was the origin of my lowest altitude “flight”—the flight was cancelled, so the airline booked us a taxi van to DFW instead.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AVP)

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport is a mountainous airport, and gave me the first backtaxi that I can remember.

Wilmington (ILM)

Wilmington International Airport (North Carolina, USA) is the 96th airport I’ve flown through.


2022 Year in Travel

31 Dec 2022 · This year I spent 97 nights traveling, visited my 100th airport, flew 74 times (including my 1000th flight), and had some issues with rental cars.

I’ve Flown Through One Hundred Airports

21 Jul 2022 · In 2013 I set a goal to travel through one hundred different airports. In July 2022, I finally achieved my goal.

One Hundred Airports

16 Aug 2013 · My long-term travel goal is to fly through 100 different airports.