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Passing through Charlotte

I frequently have to change planes in Charlotte, having the opportunity to sample various food... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jack R
Rye, New Hampshire
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Unique Experience

My girlfriend and I went to the overlook and really enjoyed it. Very unique experience to watch... read more

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7300 Old Dowd Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208
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Reviewed today via mobile

My girlfriend and I went to the overlook and really enjoyed it. Very unique experience to watch these massive airplanes taking off so close to you. Stayed for about 45 minutes and will definitely be going back. It was cold when we went so we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gsb1212
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I always enjoy traveling through the Charlotte airport. It's very thoughtfully designed. Don't you hate it when you're traveling and everyone is taking turns sitting on the floor and using the one working outlet to charge devices? Do you like to travel with a refillable...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I frequently have to change planes in Charlotte, having the opportunity to sample various food options. The best feature at CLT is the fact that there us always an attendant in the restroom keeping things clean and stocked.😃

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jack R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice, clear and unobstructed overlook. Enjoy a nice evening with family and kids to see planes landing and taking off. There is a plane taking off almost every few mins.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Eshwar R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seven yes Seven Starbucks in one small Airport......really. Charlotte Douglas Airport in North Carolina is relatively small and friendly, people are willing to take the time to help and guide you through the myriad of corridors from a landing aircraft to the transfer gates and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Unforgiven67
Reviewed December 11, 2018

I was very surprised as to how well organized this airport was. I had only a hour to change planes and arrived at my gate in 10 minutes.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ann V
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The airport was small compared to Hartsfield/Jackson. It was easy to manuever through. I am TSA pre-check but the line for security was not long at all so I went through regular security. I know crazy right - why pay for TSA pre-check? The TSA...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GKBrown
Reviewed November 19, 2018

Want something interesting to do and have no money to spend? Drive on over to the Overlook. Watch the planes... see the cool views of the airport facility with "Uptown" Charlotte in the background. Guess the type of plane that's taking off or landing. Bring...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

I flew American Airlines and our flight was delayed because of the rain so lots of people missed their connections and were very upset and those who hadn’t already missed their connections were pushing and shoving through the corridors of construction confusion between the gates....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank amalco2
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I've used this Airport often and never one was anything out of place or haphazard. I've found the personnel here are open welcome and inviting.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Suzanne G
August 20, 2018|
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Response from JimB411 | Reviewed this property |
You are good. It will be busy, but weave in and out of the people and you should make it without a problem as long as your plane arrives ON TIME! You should take a carry-on and skip the large suitcase if you can to save... More
October 12, 2017|
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Response from Gina H | Reviewed this property |
No. You should make it. The terminal is fairly small and the gates are close together. They have “moving walkways” that can help you move from one place to the next.
Resa L
September 25, 2017|
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Response from Kathi B | Reviewed this property |
No, the airport shuttles don't go to the overlook area.