We?re probably not telling you anything you don?t already know when we say ?going to the airport? isn?t exactly on everyone?s bucket list. But just like every destination is different, so is every airport. And just as navigating a new city is challenging in and of itself, so is navigating a new airport. Should I go for Ivar?s chowder or Beecher?s mac & cheese at SeaTac" Do I have time to do yoga at SFO?s Terminal 2" How long will it take to get to ATL?s Concourse E for a cocktail at One Flew South"
If you?re anything like us, then these are the types of questions you have. But never fear, because we have answers to your airport questions with our series of guides to America?s airports. Today, we bring you the TripIt airport guide to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).
Located 20 miles north of downtown Houston, George Bush Intercontinental Airport is one of the top 10 busiest airports in North America, and considered one of the fastest growing in the U.S. It?s the largest hub for United, and a focus city for Spirit. The airport features five terminals, the newest of which, Terminal E, is largely United?s main base for international operations. Skyway, IAH?s people mover, serves each of the terminals.
While there are shuttles and public bus service to and from Houston, most people use a taxi service or rent a car at the Consolidated Rental Car Facility, which is just a few minutes from the terminals.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is offered throughout all of the terminals, and is even ad-free (unlike most U.S. airports). CLEAR lanes are also available at IAH, helping members speed through security by skipping the lines.
If there?s one thing that IAH has for travelers, it?s a variety of food options, from street-inspired food at Urban Crave (Terminal C) to raw seafood at 3rd Bar Oyster & Eating House (Terminal B), both of which are concepts you don?t get at many airports. From the first female Iron Chef, Cat Cora?s Kitchen is ...