Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Excellent place with easy access. We enjoyed the family room with a bunch of snacks. Staff was friendly and excited for us to use the family room. The USO was right in the middle.of the airport on second level. The convenience and wonderful spread of snacks, bagels, and drinks made our family feel very special. In my view thus is the model location and bravo to Charlotte and North Carolina for stepping up and providing our military community VIP treatment. BRAVO to USO, their staff, and Charlotte Airport.
Charlotte Airport is a lovely airport although it is in a perpetual state of construction. Big airport and plenty of options for good food. Lots of lines here on a Saturday afternoon. My advice for flying in is to tell your ride to pick you up at the departures instead of arrivals... much less traffic at departures and much easier of an exit. I'll post an update when we leave Charlotte.
If someone blindfolded you and walked you into the terminal, you'd swear you were in an Upscale mall. Loved it! And since I'm a foodie, definitely loved the food court and restaurant options. Two thumbs up to the gentleman at Carolina Pit BBQ for recommending the Chopped BBQ Chicken. It was Excellent!
I'd love to rank the airport a bit higher, because the facilities are very nice. However, when I came through, about half of the stores and restaurants were closed, which was surprising since it was only late afternoon. I did appreciate the large amounts of charging stations and comfy rocking chairs, but found it difficult to hear announcements in the area of D gates since three flights were all boarding within 15 minutes of each other. Overall, not too bad, but still some room for growth from this traveler's perspective!
One of the nicest airports I've been to. I had an 8 1/2 hour layover and it was great. Awesome places to eat with something for everyone! I sat in the white rocking chairs and watched people walking by and listened to this nice gentleman play the piano! It made a very long trip enjoyable!