When I was a kid, my family and I flew all the time. Having been born in Phoenix, Sky Harbor (PHX) was my home airport, so to a wide-eyed, imaginative boy such as myself, as far as I knew, PHX was the next best thing to heaven. Besides Orlando (MCO), of course. At the time, basically no other airports existed.
Fast forward a couple decades, and here you find me now working in the aviation industry, galavanting across the country here and there to experience more of the culture that aviation entails. Since departing my tender years of childhood, I have afforded myself the opportunity to visit other airports, both large and small, and in so doing have crafted my personal list of favorite airports, as well as a list of those that aren’t.
Last year, I visited perhaps one of the best airports in the United States: Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU). Since my visit, I’ve chatted with countless other travelers who share my affections for the airport, so much so that I now like to call RDU the “Goldilocks of airports.” During my visit, I was so enraptured, I couldn’t help but snap several shots of the terminals to share with you on my blog.
Ever since its conception on the back of a cocktail napkin in 1967 (true story!), Southwest Airlines has attracted fliers of all budgets and backgrounds from across America and beyond. The airline consistently wins awards, and accolades for its “warrior spirit, servant’s heart, and fun-LUVing attitude.”
But beyond its iconic branding, Southwest is a great airline for many other reasons. Below is a list of the ones that encourage me to remain loyal to the airline nearly every time I travel.
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