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Tampa International Airport (TPA)

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Village of Tampa, Tampa
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  • Joshua B.
    "Great airport, picked up friend and flight arrived 40 mins early"(58 Tips)
    Ryan D.
    "Cigar City Brewing has Horchata Ale right now!"(16 Tips)
    Mackenzie
    "Free wifi, 1hr free in short term parking and people watching!! :)"(16 Tips)
    Esther F.
    "Really nice airport with free wifi and great restaurants and shops"(85 Tips)
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  • Ian H.
    Ian Houghton1 week ago
    Love this airport. Clean and tidy and small enough to get in and out of quickly. It's also right in the city which most major airports are about 30 mins out of the city.
  • Samra B.
    I've been to 23 countries and all over the US and Tampa Int'l has consistently been the best airport I've ever encountered. It is always a step ahead of the others in technology and customer service.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Janneke B.
    Very relaxed airport. Enough space to sit in comfortable chair if you have to wait for your flight. Also free wifi and lot's of restaurants and shops.
  • Claudio A.
    Claudio AOctober 19, 2015
    Watch out for the non working cart service, I paid $5 and never received a cart, I even paid an aditional $6 cash and nothing. Asked a Hertz agent and his answer was "well, bad luck" SERIOUSLY! !!!!!
  • Timothy E.
    Timothy EmanziOctober 5, 2015
    Chili's to go is great. Free WiFi. On the train, board the furthest car when departing. Gets you closer to the security check when you get out.
  • Timothy E.
    Timothy EmanziOctober 5, 2015
    I have flown out of TPA over 10 times in the last 2 months. I've never been in line more than 15 minutes. That's a plus in my book. The airport is super clean too. Hungry? There's a chili's to go.
  • Mark A.
    Mark AdamsMay 22, 2015
    The information person at the main terminal is so nice. He is proactively calling out to people to ask if they need help. He can spot the lost souls.
  • Dipesh P.
    Dipesh PatelSeptember 25, 2014
    Free wifi and really easy to get around. Always better to hang out in the center and enjoy the empty couch seats before getting on the tram to the terminal.
  • Dave G.
    Dave GAugust 13, 2014
    Best choice for local food: The Columbia Café (Airside E), Green Iguana (Airside A), Shula's & Cigar City Brewing (Airside C) and First Flight, a wine bar by Mise en Place in the Main Terminal.
  • EM H.
    EM H'vanJuly 9, 2014
    Starbucks employees wiping counters, then sneezing all over them. Don't cover their mouths. Then ignore you. Locals seem to know as there is no line on a busy day- RUN
  • EM H.
    EM H'vanJuly 9, 2014
    Avoid Starbucks. Worst Cappuccino EVER. dolts working here are more interested in visiting with each other, wiping already clean counters and avoiding customers it's not worth asking for another.
  • Michael V.
    Michael VanDervortMay 23, 2014
    Here's a tip. Park in long term parking on the second floor and you can walk right into the boarding terminal. Saves a bunch of time if you have your boarding pass already in hand.
  • Austin W.
    Great wifi that actually works well! It's almost never busy here which means very few lines everywhere you go within the airport. Pretty good options for food.
  • Cosmo S.
    Cosmo ShepherdDecember 20, 2013
    I recommend the Tarmac, it's wonderful! It's great for landing AND taking off! You can also sit and wait for hours on end on the tarmac if you like (or even if you don't like!)
  • Preston P.
    Preston PorterNovember 30, 2013
    Staff checking boarding passes before the trams are extremely rude and cause tons of confusion with carrying on bags. Let the airlines handle bags and stop intimidating their staff & customers.
  • Dan Hallen
    Dan HallenNovember 21, 2013
    Awesome airport and wonderful ops/support staff bathrooms are always clean as the rest of the terminals. You take this for granted until you've been to "remote" international airports.
  • AlfredoySandra M.
    AlfredoySandra MedinaNovember 13, 2013
    If you are traveling with kids under 10 years old visit the best indoor playground in town Gator Fred's fun and party center 5360 Ehrlich rd 33624
  • Jeffrey-Ryan B.
    Jeffrey-Ryan B.October 21, 2013
    If flying out of the American Airlines terminal, arrive early because as soon as you take train shuttle to concourse the security line can be an hour long or so looks at first from main hall deceiving
  • Neil
    NeilAugust 25, 2013
    Southwest Airlines totally sucks. I'd rather walk on hot burning shards of broken glass than fly on another Southwest Airlines flight. Bad customer service, rude flight attendants, and poor seating.
  • John S.
    John SuderJuly 27, 2013
    Beautiful airport, easy in and out. Free wifi and plenty of shopping and food/drink past security. No 'charger chairs', but they have plenty of workstations you can set up at and charge up.
  • Raffi K.
    If you've rented a car from one of the in-terminal companies and need to fill gas before returning the car, set your GPS for a nearby gas station instead of the airport. There're no stations enroute.
  • Didi M.
    Didi McElroyJune 14, 2013
    HMS runs a Multi vendor concession that has healthy options such as hummus and carrots. Right next to Nathan's Di don't shy away from hunting down dinner there!
  • Mark A.
    Mark AddisJune 14, 2013
    Design-wise it's a great airport with nice selections. TSA is it's typical dysfunction causing outrageous lines. Pickup is a mess because the parking idiots can't manage traffic.
  • Dewey H.
    Dewey HollemanJune 9, 2013
    There is Delta sky priority security line as well as TSA pre check . Look for the Starbucks inside E as well as the Columbia Restaurant, The 1905 salad is just as good as the location in Ybor City!
  • Edward E.
    Edward EspositoApril 13, 2013
    Don't panic, Starbucks in main and outlying terminals. You'll need ticket & ID to board trams to gates then again to get to the gates coming off tram. Moves quickly, TSA pros.
  • Christina C.
    Christina CarberryMarch 18, 2013
    If you have a delay or a long layover, head to the adjacent Marriott and relax in the pool courtyard. They have bartenders serving the area and it was almost empty on a cloudy day!
  • Scot C @.
    Scot C @DjScotECMarch 12, 2013
    Use the cell phone lot for picking up someone.. big sign with arrivals, bathrooms, concession, free wifi. The only thing that would be better is if they had a view of the runway..
  • Bradley N.
    Bradley NoblittMarch 11, 2013
    Not a fan of the "Immediate Unloading ONLY" for picking up for guests... You either have to keep circling or just sit in the SHORT TERM PARKING till your party is ready for pick-up.
  • Keith F.
    Keith FulmerMarch 3, 2013
    If you come to check your bags and find that the lines are long, go to curbside. Usually not busy and quicker. Be sure to tip a couple of bucks for each bag. Worth it not to wait in line.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Alex M.
    Alex MaskovyakFebruary 10, 2013
    TPA is very tech-friendly. Workstations for charging & laptop use are plentiful. They offer free wireless access for all customers. Their wireless portal is mobile-ready & has helpful flight info.
    Upvoted 3 days ago
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DavisDecember 28, 2012
    If you are traveling around Christmas time or Spring Break, make sure you arrive at least 2 hours early to give you time to get through security, otherwise you will probably miss your flight.
  • Papi S.
    Papi SorrelisDecember 11, 2012
    If you land in A, you must take a shuttle by security to cross airport. REDO a painful security process & then be left w/ way less options than the F side. If you can hang out in F before you go to A.
  • Jordan R.
    Jordan RaynorOctober 27, 2012
    I you're parking in Long Term Parking, try to park on the northernmost end of the 2nd level. It will put you right at the walkway to the terminal. Avoid the creepy shuttle on the 5th level.
  • National Car Rental
    National Car RentalOctober 7, 2012
    No need to look for Wi-Fi here since it's free throughout the airport. Skip the souvenir shops and head to the International Shopping Plaza for your last-minute gifts (only 10 min from the airport).
  • Kathryn F.
    Kathryn F.September 10, 2012
    Check out the elephants on display by the shops before you get to the trams. They are awesome unique works of art.
  • Anthony H.
    Anthony HSeptember 5, 2012
    Initially I wasn't thrilled about flying into Tampa, but needless to say every comment is accurate and on point. Overall amazing airport!!! Why can't every airport be like this.
  • Kasey M.
    Kasey MaAugust 14, 2012
    Love this airport. Every time I'm here I've had such a smooth experience. The staff is friendly and there's a Starbucks if you need a kick from a red-eye flight. Free Wi-fi is provided too!
  • Rebekah J.
    Rebekah JohnsonJune 26, 2012
    TSA are bag nazis here! To enter the line, you can only have two bags.... So if you want to get and early start on pulling out all the things that go thru security separately - forget it!
  • HART
    HARTMay 17, 2012
    Tampa International Airport Transportation: HART Route 30 runs 30 min. weekday service to Downtown Tampa, all for only $2.00 one-way. Hands down, the best transportation deal to/from the airport. Read more
  • Gisela G.
    Gisela G.December 20, 2011
    Cell phone waiting lot is great. It has restrooms and drinks. Also the lot has a flight board that tells you when flights land or if they are delayed. Great place to wait and turn off your engine!
    Upvoted Jun 22
  • Matt P.
    Matt PalmerNovember 17, 2011
    Dont get the buffalo bites at chilis sent back twice first they were cold the second they were my refried cold came out like rocks...I guess ill stick with what I know b-chz soup
  • DoubleTree by Hilton
    DoubleTree by HiltonOctober 10, 2011
    Keeping liquids in checked baggage is always your best bet, but if you aren’t checking luggage, predetermine how much liquid security allows and plan ahead to avoid losing your favorite shampoo!
  • Dillon H.
    Dillon HohertzOctober 2, 2011
    If u have time to kill before a flight, head over to the Marriott bar and pool. There are couches and big nice chairs to relax in and watch some tv
  • HART
    HARTAugust 3, 2011
    Tampa International Airport Transportation: HART Route 30 runs 15 min. weekday service to Downtown Tampa, all for only $1.75 one-way. Hands down, the best transportation deal to/from the airport. Read more
  • HART
    HARTMarch 29, 2011
    Tampa International Airport Transportation: HART Route 30 runs 30 min. weekday service to Downtown Tampa, all for only $2.00 one-way. Hands down, the best transportation deal to/from the airport. Read more
  • Autumn
    AutumnJanuary 11, 2011
    If you are flying from Continental/United, jetBlue, or airtran... be sure to stop by Jose Cuervo Tequileria and enjoy some hot, delicious Mexican cuisine and some cold, sweet margaritas! :)
  • Brendon B.
    Brendon BigleyNovember 23, 2010
    Best airport experience I've ever had. Security was smoothly operated and baggage check was a breeze. Plus there's free wi-fi. Too good to be true. Haha. Safe travels.
  • kumi m.
    kumi monsterAugust 20, 2010
    One of the nicest airports I've been to in the US. Simple, and easy to get around, free WiFi & smoking areas before & after security (at least for airside C)!
  • Tamela
    TamelaAugust 18, 2010
    Easy to find, easy to rent a car, easy to get your ticket, easy to get to your gate, easy to get some snacks, easy to find a bathroom and lots of smiley faces. And EZ to find Starbucks.
  • Ryan K M.
    Ryan K MorrisFebruary 23, 2010
    Visit the top floor of TPA parking garage. Morning/evening are the best due to the rising/setting sun. Free access to the garage for first hour. Stunning views of the bay, Tampa, and runways!
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
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