Charlotte Douglas Airport Overlook

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Charlotte Douglas Airport Overlook

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danaj824
Philadelphia, PA307 contributions
I've only been here 2x on a layover for my most recent flight. The place is big and very busy. Due to size it can be a little confusing, especially considering there are multiple floors and the maps throughout neglect to tell you that. Also if your layover is brief, you should be prepared to rush and give yourself time to get where you need to go as it is large and not easy to navigate quickly.
I had a several hour layover on my trip home and we ended up checking out the plaza where there were a few eating places . All the lines were extremely long and the service was extremely slow. Don't be surprised to wait in line for almost an hour just to order some crappy extremely overpriced food. Just like that you have wasted easily 3 hours of your time. I would not recommend if you are here briefly as you will never be able to grab food and make your flight.
Written December 19, 2021
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Mary N
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If you enjoy watching air traffic take off and land and feel the power of the engines...go go go. We went at night and honestly it was pretty awesome for me. I wish I would.have taken a great cup of coffee with me, I could have sat there for a long while. I was really impressed they have a place like this.
Written March 29, 2021
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Afrikka
1 contribution
this is a nice peaceful place to sit and take everything in. This spot has nothing to do with the airport. A dirty airport is because filthy people leave their trash everywhere instead of throwing it away in the bin. Rude agents? I've seen plenty of rude passengers interrupting agents as they board fights, talking to other passengers, or gathering information for the current flight. I've learn to sit and wait ,body language is a communicator as well.
Written May 13, 2021
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Donna
Knoxville, TN1 contribution
Couples
They need to better accommodate travelers during Covid-19. Most employees have a rotten attitude and they have not brought in additional seating at the gates to accommodate social distancing. Half the travelers have to stand while waiting. During our wait I saw elderly, disabled, and moms with babies having to stand for long periods. Typically our experience is a great one at this airport, but during the Pandemic they seem to all have nasty attitudes...from the time you check your bags (American Airlines was HORRIBLE) to the time you load on the plane. Pretty disappointed, Charlotte!!!
Written October 14, 2020
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maxismills
1 contribution
Solo
this place has to be on an Indian burial ground because my god i have the worst luck. i always have to run across the entire place and it’s littered with shops and people standing there wasting their lives in front of a shop that looks like a UPS store when you send out your mail. covered in niknaks with no real purpose it makes me want to shove my head into an anthill
Written April 7, 2021
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JackofPBFL
Palm Bay, FL1,193 contributions
This is one of the worst airports I have ever had the displeasure of using. I have changed planes there several times. The toilets, and I have used several, stink. There seems to be no attempt to deodorize them. The restaurants are overpriced and not very good for the most part. There are not enough monitors to find gates for transfers. This last trip, it was 30 minutes from gate to takeoff going in one direction and 45 minutes in the other direction. There need to be more runways in this very busy airport. I will avoid it at all costs in the future.
Written November 2, 2021
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david t
1 contribution
Family
Horrible airport, rude and unprofessional staff. I was dropping off my niece who is 19 and was traveling alone for the first time. I walked her inside to check her in and make sure she got to where she needed to be. The staff at Delta was pleasant and really helped us. But I don't know where they find there airport staff because I've never experienced such nasty meN behavior.
Written April 25, 2022
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Mark-in-NC
Mooresville, NC301 contributions
I think it's funny that so many people are rating this as if it were the airport itself. This is the "overlook" area where you can watch planes takeoff/land.

It's a great spot to take your kids to watch air traffic for 20 minutes or so. I was picking someone up from the airport and watched planes while I ate a sandwich. It was very relaxing.
Written January 17, 2020
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Teejaware
Henderson, NV50 contributions
Couples
Charlotte airport, is a big beautiful international airport, with unproductive policies.

We landed at 5am, all set for a 3 hour layover, breakfast, coffee & wait for our next flight. Nope, nothing opens at this international airport until 8am. No Starbucks, no Mcdonald’s, not one restaurant or coffee stand.

Also Charlotte Airport: everything closes at 6pm. The little airport in Akron, Ohio does better than this.
Written June 2, 2021
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NCjoyful
NC62 contributions
Family
Wonderful experience. Our teen loved it. Stayed a couple of hours, left to go eat, then returned after dark. There are benches to sit on. One porta potty was available which was unexpectedly very clean. Some picnic tables were shaded. Hours are from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. The planes are exhilaratingly close and you can hear and feel their power.There's a fabulous view of downtown Charlotte in the distance. During daytime, planes took off from right of the viewing area toward left. During the dark, they ascended from left to right while a few landed from the left. Interesting. Grounds were well kept and clean. Fairly crowded but everyone respected others' space. Will definitely return.
Written November 12, 2021
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