Travel Notes | Cincinnati

Cincinnati airport (CVG) is great. They’ve even won some awards for being great (2011 Best Regional Airport, I believe).

When I went through security, there were no lines. Can’t imagine it’s always like that, but they do offer a number of security line options. They had security lines for people traveling with strollers, TSA Pre-Check, Delta Priority (didn’t see if they had other airlines’ premium security lines, but given it’s a Delta hub, they may be the only ones), people traveling with elephants, and everyone else.

Terminal seating is pretty solid with power outlets built into every group of seats that I saw. They also offer cute little work areas with their own power for those times when your lap just isn’t enough space.

Didn’t eat in the airport this time, but they have a pretty good mix of faster food, like Subway and Panda Express, and local/regional restaurants, like Max & Erma’s and The Local (not sure how “local” this really is, but it looked nice). I’ve eaten at Max & Erma’s in the past and it was pretty good.

You have to take a shuttle to the rental cars. And the rental car companies aren’t open 24 hours, but I was told by National that they wait until the last flight.

The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Cincinnati Airport is literally at the airport. Rooms are clean (mine, anyways), parking is free, and they offer a decent public space to work in the lobby, which has a couple of desks with power outlets. WiFi isn’t free, but they offer a free one hour code. You might have to ask for these, not sure. Also has a restaurant onsite. If you are staying here and renting a car, think about when you really need the car because you are close enough to pick it up/drop it off and potentially save yourself a day’s rental.

Even as sprawling as the city seems to me, I’ve always found Cincinnati relatively easy to get around for business meetings. Or maybe I’m just lucky, I don’t know.

THE MORE YOU KNOW: Cincinnati airport is actually in Kentucky.

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One thought on “Travel Notes | Cincinnati

  1. Josh here from the BlinkPack blog. Be sure to grab some five-way chili while in the area — I love that stuff. Wishing you all the best with your travels and blogging. Cheers!

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