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Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

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5501 Josh Birmingham Pkwy (at Billy Graham Pkwy), Charlotte, NC 28208, United States
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    JB H.
    "Great spot to recharge electronics and chill between flights!"(140 Tips)
    Kathleen H.
    "Try new burger place on concourse C good fresh burgers, fast service"(153 Tips)
    Pat S.
    "Love the bathroom attendant!"(57 Tips)
    Kori
    "Live piano playing with Santa visiting the kids during the holidays!"(10 Tips)
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  • James U.

    Nice staff and great facilities - the Delta terminal A could use a facelift ! Breakfast at uptown bar & lounge rather limited A had to pay extra for milk in my coffee ! Only cream in small packets !

    James Underberg · July 1, 2015
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  • LC A.

    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

    LC Ares · November 20, 2013
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  • Kelly B.

    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!

    Kelly Benish · October 28, 2013
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  • BQ N.

    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

    BQ Nguyen · October 8, 2012
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  • Ligia P.

    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

    Ligia P · December 14, 2014
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  • Justin K.

    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!

    Justin Kronmeyer · May 1, 2013
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  • Matthew M.

    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!

    Matthew Mashburn · August 15, 2014
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  • Valerie T.

    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.

    Valerie Tyson · March 23, 2013
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  • Joel H.

    Free WI-FI is nice, except it is up/down off/on. Each time it reconnects, you MUST accept the Terms of Usage! Not sure if it is worth it - reconnect in Food Court, between Concourses, and even Gates!

    Joel Haecherl · May 4, 2011
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  • Chrissie P.

    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.

    Chrissie P · June 20, 2013
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  • Christina V.

    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!

    Christina Vernon · September 25, 2013
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  • E.M. H.

    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)

    E.M. Hughes · September 2, 2012
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  • Dosta D.

    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:)

    Dosta Dedic · May 22, 2013
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  • Meghan H.

    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

    Meghan Hill · June 26, 2011
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  • Tsheilyna T.

    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.

    Tsheilyna Tchang · July 9, 2013
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  • ES V.

    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.

    ES Vorm · August 16, 2013
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  • Chris H.

    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.

    Chris H. · September 7, 2014
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  • Samsonite

    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.

    Samsonite · May 3, 2011
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  • Nick L.

    Little sandwich stalls in 'E' sell delicious fruity yoghurt things with crunchy doodahs u can sprinkle on it. Better than any of the other buttery fried cheese covered gristly fastfood that is running

    Nick Litten · September 2, 2010
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  • Jack G.

    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!

    Jack Gaido · February 22, 2013
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  • Chris J.

    Things I always forget about this airport: it takes a LONG time to get from one end to the other (leave plenty of time to connect) and the bathrooms have attendants who awkwardly talk while you pee.

    Chris Jackson · September 20, 2014
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  • John H.

    If you are in CLT, first ask yourself why. If the answer is because it was't in your control, take a deep breath, leave. If you are here voluntarily, lift your head up high and blow your brains out.

    John H · November 18, 2011
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  • Kris L.

    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.

    Kris Lemon · April 10, 2014
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  • Clifford R.

    Sprinter to downtown leaves every 20 minutes, gets to the Downtown Transit Center in about 20 minutes & costs $2 each way (2013). Helpful drivers will direct you to transfers for your hotel downtown.

    Clifford Ryan · July 22, 2013
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  • MetroSeeker.com

    Word to the wise: get out your laptop, take off your shoes and belt, and don't stand there holding up the security line if you want to get on your plane with as little irritation as possible.

    MetroSeeker.com · October 12, 2011
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  • Raven

    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.

    Raven · November 8, 2014
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  • Jake S.

    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!

    Jake Smith · August 7, 2014
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  • Albert T.

    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.

    Albert Tong · February 3, 2014
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  • Robert R.

    ...if time allows & feeling hungry, head over to Brookwood Farms Carolina Pit BBQ for some delicious BBQ! Try the Combo (pulled pork and 2 sides, plus a fried pickle) tastes great... Read more

    Robert Rowe · September 13, 2010
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  • Tony P.

    Be ready for a dash across this airport. I suspect schedulers are having fun watching the run from E gates to B with short connections. They even stop many of the moving walkways for additional laughs

    Tony Pockney · March 26, 2014
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  • Blake S.

    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. :)

    Blake Sirach · August 24, 2014
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  • Scott F.

    You better make sure you have enough time if you're coming in on a small flight and connecting to a larger aircraft. The concourses are far apart they have moving walkways to get u there

    Scott Figgins · March 28, 2013
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  • Jet Airways

    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.

    Jet Airways · July 7, 2015
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  • Laura M.

    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

    Laura Millan · April 24, 2012
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  • Keith B.

    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.

    Keith Brooks · August 14, 2011
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  • Pam R.

    This airport is huge, people walk REALLY slow and don't get the concept of stand to the right/walk to the left on the people movers. So be patient and hope you have 10-15 min between flights.

    Pam R. · November 10, 2013
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  • AJ G.

    Don't rush to baggage claim. Often, espec. during busy hours, it takes several minutes for the luggage from a flight to come out. Check boards across from the bottom of the escalator for your flight.

    AJ Goren · July 5, 2012
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  • Laura M.

    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.

    Laura Martin · April 18, 2014
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  • Mary G.

    Unless you have a long layover the airport is horrible!!! You have to walk 5miles to get to a connecting flight! Everyone is so nice but if I am running late MOVE OVER southern hospitality my ass! :)

    Mary Gregory · March 8, 2013
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  • Justin K.

    Moving walkways were designed to expedite the process of walking through the large airport. Don't clog it up. Keep walking people... It is NOT a ride. Disney World rides only an hour flight away... ;)

    Justin Kronmeyer · August 3, 2013
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  • Shaun B.

    Take ALL of your liquids out of your carry-on! You may even want to put your cell phone in the bin as well...it's a smaller airport, they've got a lot of time on their hands...

    Shaun Bennett West · February 18, 2012
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  • Randy B.

    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!

    Randy Bentwick · February 13, 2013
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  • Tasha B.

    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.

    Tasha Bynum · October 31, 2015
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  • Rooster B.

    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!

    Rooster Bird · February 9, 2013
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  • Yangzhi Z.

    This airport is so effing long. Takes forever to walk from one side to the other. If you land in Terminal A and you have a tight connection in Terminal E, prepare to run and barrel thru bystanders.

    Yangzhi Zhao · February 16, 2013
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  • Russ P.

    If you have a connecting flight go to your terminal first before using the bathroom or getting food, it's a big airport with large crowds,so it takes a bit to get to your next terminal.

    Russ Peters · February 2, 2012
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  • SkyMall

    Hungry for Cuban food while flying to the Caribbean in the Charlotte Airport? Try authentic Cuban cuisine at the Original Rum Bar and Grill by gate D2. Try the pressed Cuban Sandwich!

    SkyMall · October 15, 2010
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  • Ashley C.

    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!

    Ashley Cross · March 29, 2014
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  • FerlyG

    As you're walking through the atrium to get to Starbucks make sure you leave a tip for the pianist - especially if he's playing vintage Ben Folds - even if he misses a key or two.

    FerlyG · November 27, 2012
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  • Will H.

    Be prepared to wait once you land. CLT needs a traffic analysis done for planes driving the tarmac. And the airport is always crowded and your gate is far away and everyone walks slow! Worst airport.

    Will Hardison · April 15, 2013
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