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Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

  • JB H.
    "Great spot to recharge electronics and chill between flights!"(142 Tips)
    Kathleen H.
    "Try new burger place on concourse C good fresh burgers, fast service"(153 Tips)
    Pat S.
    "Love the bathroom attendant!"(56 Tips)
    "Live piano playing with Santa visiting the kids during the holidays!"(10 Tips)
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  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BenishOctober 28, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    If you are looking for a place to grab some quick zZzZ's check out the flat benches by the window in B8, all other benches have arms so you can't sprawl out but these two blue benches are hidden gems!
    Upvoted Oct 9
  • LC A.
    LC AresNovember 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Very nice airport. Free wifi in all terminals as long as you sign up with one sponsors. There is a row of rocking chairs where you can recharge your phone or plug in. I also liked the rolling carpets
    Upvoted Oct 28
  • BQ N.
    BQ NguyenOctober 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    For a great & cheap Southern meal or all day breakfast, stop by Bojangles at the end of Concourse B. Great biscuits, fried chicken, dirty rice and sweet tea! Sweet tea up on the rocking chairs b/w B&C
    Upvoted Sep 11
  • Mashable
    MashableAugust 17, 2011
    Charlotte is doing travel right by offering free wi-fi across the airport.
    Upvoted Oct 30
  • SkyMall
    SkyMallApril 18, 2012
    Another great restaurant...Check out Backwood Farms Carolina's BBQ. Great bbq, okra, chollard greens and sweet tea like you can only find in the south. Comfort Food!
  • Cara
    CaraOctober 11
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best airports in the US. It's huge, but easy to navigate if you pay attention. Great shopping over long layovers, or just chill in one of the quaint rocking chairs throughout the airport.
    Upvoted Oct 27
  • Blake S.
    Blake SirachAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Efficient airport--be prepared to walk a lot though! Also, if you are on the conveyor belt things, don't just stand! Or of you do, stand to the side so people can get by. :)
    Upvoted Oct 28
  • Dosta D.
    Dosta DedicMay 22, 2013
    If u have a connecting flite Make sure the concourse is close....running a mile before a flite within minutes is not fun . However the people are so pleasent and accommodating to get out of your way:)
  • Justin K.
    Justin KronmeyerMay 1, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Bad Daddy's burgers in terminal C are awesome. I'm a pilot based at the CLT and in my personal opinion it's the best sit-down dining in the airport. I'm a veggie and they have vegetarian options too!
  • Ligia P.
    Ligia PDecember 14, 2014
    The main concourse is a paradise compared to the four gate areas. Grab some decent sushi there and rock the white chairs while you watch the mini vintage planes go round hanging above the sushi place
  • ES V.
    ES VormAugust 16, 2013
    Free wifi, AWESOME food, white rocking chairs throughout, plentiful windows and vistas; it is an excellent and charming airport. I go out of my way to come here, and enjoy any layover I get.
  • Christina V.
    Christina VernonSeptember 25, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The curbside valet is a great service; I wouldn't have made my outbound flight otherwise! Plus my car was waiting for me after texting my claim ticket number from the gate. Worth the $$$ in a pinch!
  • Chrissie P.
    Chrissie PJune 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Customer service all over this airport has always been superb! Darrell took great care to get me from concourse A to C with last minute change in his cart. Been delayed here a lot always leave happy.
  • Rob S.
    Rob SheppardOctober 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Lovely open atrium, plus they have rocking chairs and a wide selection of restaurants and shops to make your layover less stressful.
  • Raven
    RavenNovember 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Head over to main Atrium between Concourse B and C to listen to live pianist. They are usually there in the evenings and sometimes during the day.
  • Jack G.
    Jack GaidoFebruary 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you use the curbside valet and are TSA Pre Approved you can pull up to the airport and be at your gate in 10 minutes or less. You gota love that!
  • Ami H.
    Ami H.July 19
    Simply by its designation (CLT), it rates high on my favorite airports. Also, it has Bojangles Fried Chicken and an overall nice selection of food outlets. Needs more charger plugs at Gate B tho, imo.
  • E.M. H.
    E.M. HughesSeptember 2, 2012
    If you're not comfy with restroom attendants, use the "family" restroom. My experience is that they're usually empty b/c families aren't using them so they're a breeze to get in and out. Just FYI :o)
  • Valerie T.
    Valerie TysonMarch 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Some terminals areole upgraded than others so hope you are in a good one because flights are always delayed here. Check out the Fox Sports Bar to catch a game or grab a mani/pedi on the spa. No joke.
  • Randy B.
    Randy BentwickFebruary 13, 2013
    Hey zone 5'ers! Sit down & stop blocking gates, you're not going anywhere anytime soon & your bags won't have bin space. Check the bag at the gate and stop running it for everyone, we have places 2 B!
  • Creative Loafing Charlotte
    The airport is a melting pot where, on any given day, you can witness both love affairs and emotional meltdowns. And possibly a TSA strip-search or two.
    Upvoted Sep 17
  • Laura M.
    Laura MillanApril 24, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Great airport easy to get around just read the sings. If you have a long layover sit on the rocking chairs specially at night. Ppl are very nice! A taste of Southern hospitality
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MashburnAugust 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Place is very crowded stick close to the walls when your walking or if u want to be a bulldozer like myself walk right through the middle haha anyway this place has plenty to do! You won't get bored!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithAugust 7, 2014
    Long layover? Chill out at the First in Flight bar, while enjoying the live pianist and the interesting mobile/sculpture above your seat. There are power outlets under the bar!
  • Cameron J.
    Cameron JeboDecember 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    International terminal has the best food, and don't listen to Timothy D. He obviously lives in his own small minded world of bean-pole people. Prob still jerks it to the bra pages of sears catalogue.
  • Laura M.
    Laura MartinApril 18, 2014
    FREE WiFI. Love the rocking chairs and live piano music in atrium. Lots of places to plug in if you look around. Seems like some of the moving sidewalks are always broken.
  • Samsonite
    SamsoniteMay 3, 2011
    If you have a long layover, take a peek at Charlotte-Douglas' public viewing spot. Watch planes take off, land, and taxi to/from the runway at one of the best airport views in the U.S.
  • Kris L.
    Kris LemonApril 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    A lot of places to eat, get something to read and rocking chairs to relax if you got before your flight. Security checkpoint has, for me, been very quick, 10 to 15 min waiting time.
  • Antonio R.
    Antonio RiveraJanuary 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Hit Bojangles, Terminal B for some good fried chicken. Get a dinner w mash & get some hot sauce & grape jelly for ur biscuit, on the biscuit put some chicken, mash, hot sauce & jelly and enjoy!!
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley CrossMarch 29, 2014
    There are many moving sidewalks which make navigating this expansive airport a little challenging. The rocking chairs are a unique southern touch. Also plenty of shopping!
  • Jodi S.
    Jodi SperberNovember 15, 2013
    Finding something healthy to eat can be hard at airports. Surprisingly, Chili's To Go is a good place to go - they carry Oikos Greek yogurt and the Sabra hummus/pretzel combo.
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysJuly 7, 2015
    The Carolinas Aviation Museum is only a 5 minute taxi ride from the airport’s main terminal. The museum has an extensive collection of planes and a great observation deck.
  • Joshua S.
    Joshua SukhdeoFebruary 1, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    If you ever get the chance to go to Einsteins Bagel on the E concourse it's a little walk from the main atrium but there breakfast/lunch/dinner are amazing!
  • Meghan H.
    Meghan HillJune 26, 2011
    As a non-rev, I come here often.... If you have down time, it's easy to find an outlet away from the crowds. Especially in Terminal E- I've caught up on many tv shows there with great secure wifi
  • Betsy B.
    Betsy BaxterNovember 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This is the cleanest and nicest airport I have been to! There are white rocking chairs everywhere to relax in aka the best part.
  • Rooster B.
    Rooster BirdFebruary 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    No matter where you're coming from, or where you are going if you are connecting.... You will HAVE TO walk clear across the entire airport! Male sure to give yourself plenty of lay over time!
  • Albert T.
    Albert TongFebruary 3, 2014
    If you are in terminal B looking for tasty food at a decent price. Go to Bojangle's famous fried chicken and biscuits. Dirty rice as a side is yummy.
  • Goutham G.
    One of my fav airports.. If ur an AA customer then probably u would have been here a lot of times.. Lot of options for food!! Starbucks at every corner 😀
  • Kye B.
    Kye BrackettJanuary 13, 2014
    One of my favorite airports for layovers and such. They've got what I call The Huge Hall of Rocking Chairs which is Sooo relaxing, and a great place for people watching.
  • Keith B.
    Keith BrooksAugust 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    A great place to get wifi, power, a stool and a bar to work on is the Cinnabon by Gate E3/4. next to the soda case.Buy something if you will sit here, don't be a freeloader.
  • Dave H.
    Dave HuckleMarch 26, 2013
    If you can get to the main terminal there are a lot of good food options. Use the GateGuru app for lots of flying conveniences like where to find food & stores plus important flight info!
  • Ariston B.
    Ariston BowersNovember 27, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    One of the best airports in the world. Lots of amenities, free wi-if, flights rarely delayed and efficient. If you don't like it, you clearly don't travel enough.
  • Tasha B.
    Tasha BynumOctober 31, 2015
    Very nice airport. Nice scenic view of planes taking off on the runway, which I enjoy watching. Nice small selection of stores to shop at-especially the Body Shop.
  • Bobby G.
    Bobby GrazioseMay 20
    Been here 5+ times
    Executive Shoe Shine near Starbucks is the best of any airport or anywhere I've seen. They use a butane torch in one of the like 10 phases to melt the polish.
  • Peter R.
    Peter RozmanJanuary 8, 2013
    There are really nice rocking chairs to relax and wait in while you're laid over. Also, the indoor trees and the whole open plaza/street atmosphere is relaxing!
  • Chris H.
    Chris H.September 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Food options are commercialized and mediocre. If you see something that looks good jump on it. Grab a rocking chair. They are a unique touch. E-Gate is a hike to or fro anywhere. Get a cart.
  • Tsheilyna T.
    Tsheilyna TchangJuly 9, 2013
    Take three steps away from the baggage carousel so everyone can see. You have no guarantee that your bag is coming out first. Don't make faces if others have to push through; comes with the territory.
  • Scott E.
    Scott EastFebruary 19, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    This is my home airport and I'm here almost every week. I finally tried First In Flight sushi and I was impressed. A great on the go alternative meal.
  • Jeremy G.
    Jeremy GarciaAugust 28, 2011
    There's a lady who restocks the concession stands, she's always singing or whistling and sometimes dancing. She waves and sings hello to everyone. Be on the lookout for her. She rocks.
  • Paul R.
    Paul RossAugust 7, 2014
    Large airport. Lots of walking but plenty of areas to rwlax in a rocking chair and plenty of food options. For a layover this is one of the better places to do it.
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