Philadelphia International Airport

Philadelphia International Airport celebrates shiny new Terminal B.

Philadelphia International Airport held a celebration this week for its shiny new Terminal B.

With American Airlines and the hospitality group OTG, PHL invested $30 million to makeover Terminal B with new restaurants, shops, and more than 2,000 power and USB ports built into redesigned seating.

Much of that seating comes with OTG’s familiar tablets, which not only let passengers order foods and goods from nearby venues to be delivered to them at their seats, but gives them access to Wi-Fi, flight tracking and games.

New to Terminal B are: the French‐inspired bakery Boule Café, Mediterranean mezze concept Baba Bar, Italian eatery CIBO Bistro & Wine Bar, beer & brat restaurant Germantown Biergarten, steak & chop house Independence Prime, fresh sushi at Noobar, Philly comfort food at the LOVE Grille and Neapolitan Pizza at Mezzogiorno.

In addition to the improvements by OTG to the gate areas, the airport did a “Touch Every Surface” program that includes new ceiling tiles, new heating and air conditioning, new ceramic tiles and refinished terrazzo floors.

Nice!

Restaurant week at PHL Airport

 

PHL TastyKakes

 

If you’re traveling to or through Philadelphia International Airport October 20-26, be sure to pack your appetite and maybe save that Tastycake for later.

The airport is hosting its sixth annual Restaurant Week, during which 10 restaurants throughout the airport will be offering two and three-course menus for $20 per person.

The deals may be a bit different at each of these participating restaurants:

· Cantina Laredo (Concourse E)
· Chickie’s & Pete’s (Concourse A West, C, D & E)
· Cibo Bistro & Wine Bar (Concourse B)
· Jack Duggan’s Pub & Restaurant (Concourse A East)
· Jet Rock Bar & Grill (Concourse B & D)
· Legal Sea Foods (B/C Connector)
· Local Tavern (Concourse F)
· Re:Vive (Concourse F)
· Sky Asian Bistro (Concourse C)
· Vino Volo (Concourse A West, B/C Connector & D/E Connector)

Pop-up seating at PHL Airport

PHL Pop Up Seating (1)

This summer there’s a fun new seating area at Philadelphia International Airport

Located in Terminal A-East, PHL’s new pop-up seating area is made from recycled wooden pallets and includes handmade pallet seating, planted pallet walls and a book exchange.

PHL Pop Up Seating 2

The urban garden area offers passengers some unique recycling ideas – and with a “Take One – Leave One” section, encourages travelers to relax and read a book.

PHL Pop Up Seating with Book Exchange

Travel Tidbits from PHL and Orlando Airports

Blackpool Suitcase

Happy Friday!  Here are some travel tidbits from StuckatTheAirport.com:

PHL MAKEOVER 1

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and America Airlines are embarking on a “transformative” $30 million makeover for the 15 gates in Terminal B, with hospitality group OTG coming in with eight new, chef-driven dining venues, thousands of iPads (for ordering food and browsing the web), plenty of power ports and upgraded shops.

Timeline: 18-24 months, with teaser dining venues opening along the way.

SFO Deco radio

Orlando International Airport has added a radio station to its list of amenities, offering travel updates, community news and entertainment.

The CBS-affiliated, digital radio station will broadcast around-the-clock in central Florida on HD radios at 105.1HD, stream on the airport’s website and be available through the airport’s mobile app and the radio.com app.

Speedy cars at PHL airport

PHL _REVolution Racing Sport Cars

A new exhibition Philadelphia International Airport will please fans of cars – and speed.

The REVolution of Racing Sports Cars features more than 100 photos celebrating the evolution of international racing sports cars from the early 1900s to 1970.

And anyone who wants to see the actual cars featured in the photos won’t have to go far:  they’re on display at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, located about a mile from the airport.

The museum is considered one of the world’s greatest collections of racing sports cars and houses  many historically significant cars made by Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche.

The REVolution of Racing Sports Car exhibition is on view through August 2016 in the corridor that connects Terminal E and F at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

Race on over…