Welcome to Airport Intel! I’m Steve, and I like airports and traveling to distant countries around the world! Today’s airports are complex, crowded and busier than ever. They’re the gateway to major cities all over the world. Because of the speed at which you can move around in the world, airports play a very important role in getting people and things to their destinations quickly and efficiently.
However, airports are also mysterious. I always wonder what is on the other side of the doors and walls that seem to be everywhere. Mostly, the purpose of airports is to herd the crowds of people through security and over to their gates as quickly as possible. After all, if it took hours to check in, clear security and make your way to the boarding gate, people would find other ways to travel (either drive their own car, take a train or bus, etc). So flying has to be a good trade-off (save time for money). Most times, you can find deals on travel if you know where to look and how to work the system. We’ll talk about strategies for saving money, flying for free whenever possible, and making the most of the mileage and points plans out there today.
Intel is defined as “intelligence” or “information”. I intend to explore some of the largest and busiest airports and gather as much “Intel” as I can. Of course, I’ll be sharing it with you and passing along recommendations as we go. There’s a lot of information out there that we have yet to learn and discover, so learning more about the airports is a very good way to improve your overall airport experience.
I’ll share some of my own experiences with traveling using airline miles I’ve accumulated to get free (or nearly free) flights to Hawaii, Europe and a few domestic flights as well. If you know how to do it, free flights are easier than ever to get these days. You just need a willingness to try something new. And, you don’t even have to fly anywhere to get them. That’s the beauty of it.
Here on Airport Intel, you’ll find useful information on how to navigate airports and what you can do to find flights, hotels and cars to make your trip better, cheaper and more enjoyable. On the airport-specific sites as well as on the main site, we provide you with things you can use. Be sure to check the Airport Intel Blog for the latest airport info:
- On-going methods to earn airline miles.
- Helpful hints to park your car and save money.
- Airline lounge basics and how you can gain access to them.
- Hotel rewards programs and how to choose the best of the best.
- The best credit card mileage programs to stockpile those important airline miles.
- Travel alerts that provide information on a system-wide issues.
- TSA updates and the latest in security rules and requirements.
- New and interesting things to do and see at the airport.
- And a lot more.
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Welcome to Airport Intel. We hope you will enjoy the wealth of information we’ll bring you! Have a good flight!