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User currently offlineAsmtrd From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 69 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3631 times:

I have a free ticket from NWA. It has to be used before may. I really don't have any plans to travel. I am looking at flying out and returning on the same day. What are some good airports to spend several hours in that are serviced by NWA in the lower 48 states? One that I am considering is Boston because they have that lounge where you can watch the airfield and listen to airtraffic control at the same time. Any ideas are welcome. I am flying from MSP as my home airport.

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User currently offlineKlm672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2485 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3595 times:

Boston sounds great. How did you get a free ticket anyways?

User currently offlineH53Epilot From Israel, joined Mar 2004, 177 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3579 times:

Go to Boston, but I suggest not sitting at the airport. Take a shuttle to the water taxi and head across the bay to the city and go walk the Freedom trail, Paul Revere's house, maybe a Red Sox game, North Church, et al. I did the same thing from DFW-BOS a few years ago-round trip-all in the same day, minus the Sox game. I had a BLAST. Expand your horizons, my son!

User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3558 times:

Yep...Boston all the way!  Big thumbs up

Great city...spend the night if you can!


User currently offlineAeronautik13 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3540 times:

Go to Boston... Check out the airport, check out the aquarium, the rock clubs... it's got a bit of everything. Have fun!


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User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3528 times:

Hey if you go in april, i'm sure you will be able to go to a Red Sox game and see my New York Yankees kick their butt. Besides that, I agree with everyone that Boston is a pretty cool town and if they still are open, you can maybe go to that cheers place in the city.


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User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5700 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3485 times:

If u havent been to BOS Id go there too, but if u have maybe fly to a NWA city you have family there u havent seen and visit them for a couple of days??


Alex



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User currently offlineAsmtrd From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3422 times:

Does any body have any different ideas other than boston. I have also looked at SFO, SEA, and JFK. I am only looking at flying in and out on the same day. What airports have good observation decks or areas?

User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3415 times:

If you don't mind coming to Denver, than you could probably go up to one of the resorts like Copper Mountain or Loveland and do some sking or snowboarding. Also, if you have enough time, you can get some great views of the terminal at Denver International Airport.


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User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2373 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

Boston is a great pick. If you go, there's a great place on Hannover Street called Mike's Pastries. My personal favorite!

Matt


User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3375 times:

SEA wouldnt be that good because the first flight leaves MSP at 9am gets into SEA like at 1045am the last flight out of SEA to MSP leaves at 230pm or something like that. So I would avoid SEA if u wanna really enjoy the aircraft and stuff


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User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2603 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3339 times:

A friend of My mom's had a free ticket, also on NWA. He called reservations and asked them what the most expensive round trip was from his home airport, BOS. It was some place in Montana. So he booked it for a long weekend. Then he did some internet research and found out they have horses in MT. He had never been riding before so he went to some dude ranch and had a great time.

So, go someplace and see something besides the airport. Boston and Washington, DC are great day trips. Public transport is easy and there are lots of good sights. Some others that either I've done or have heard about; Memphis, BBQ and Elvis, Dayton- USAF Museam., CLE-Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, SEA-Boeing tour, Daytona Beach-Night at Ocean Deck bar(personal favorite quick trip).


User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3329 times:

Depends on what you really want to do...You can do LAS..leave on the early flight out of MSP...be in LAS by 10am..play..eat...see a day show..have dinner and take a red eye back!


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User currently offlineAsmtrd From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3280 times:

what airports have good observation decks? I am looking for a place where I can sit and view traffic for several hours.

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8912 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3257 times:

MCO could be a good choice. You would get in there around noon and leave around 515, and as long as the nation is at yellow status, you can hang out on the parking deck (you have to sign some papers, but from what I've heard its not a big deal). You would be able to see the Delta 777 come in, as well as British Airways 777 and Virgin 747s, plus some other heavies (DL has a 763 and a 764 coming in during this time, and I'm sure there will be others). Plus, hotels around the airport can be fairly inexpensive (using the date of Apr 15 for one night, I saw a $59 rate at an airport hotel, with free transfers), if you want to extend your stay for a minimal price.

Jeff


User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3252 times:

Did you see the Simpsons where Homer gets free flights for all destinations except of Alaska / Hawaii..  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I would go to some of these kind of places one does not regularly get... or spend a nice day in SFO, the queen of all cities in the world!

Have fun


User currently offlineCloudboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 846 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3215 times:

Where is the lounge in Boston? They used to have some air traffic in their playroom, that looked out over a small snippet of the tarmack, but not where too many planes were. You can't see anything from the walkway between B and C anymore, and the new international terminal has no windows overlooking the runway for non-travelers, either. There are some great observation points across the harbor but you'd need a car to get to them.

Boston is a really great city and the airport is close enough that you can easily do a lot in one day. But I wouldn't think it would be a great option if all you wanted to do was look at planes.



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