Ever been to Colorado? It’s one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It doesn’t matter what season you go, you’re guaranteed to have a great time. You’ll probably consider flying into one of two airports in Colorado, Denver International Airport or Colorado Springs Airport. Let me tell you why you should choose the airport in Colorado Springs.
I love the Colorado Springs Airport. I’m going to give you 5 reasons why you should love it, too.
1. Easy come. Easy go.
It’s probably the easiest airport to get in and out of. The idea of showing up 2 hours before your flight here is ridiculous. It’ll take you a solid 5 minutes to get through security. Lines? They don’t exist. If you need to check a bag then make it 7 minutes to check it in and get through security. Speaking of security.
2. Friendly TSA
Yes, it makes a difference. TSA is necessary but they’re not always friendly. Here they’re friendly, they’re also quick and efficient.
3. Easy car rentals
Another benefit of having a small airport. Picking up and dropping off your car is extremely easy. Sometimes picking up your car may require a little bit of a trek outside, but it’s not too far.
4. Airport comfort
You never notice how comfortable an airport is until it’s not. When you’re walking around trying to find a place to sit, or desperately trying to find a place to plug in your dying phone, then you realize what airport discomfort can be. Colorado Springs Airport is as comfortable as they come. No, there are no Admiral’s Clubs, or any other lounges, but you don’t need them. You won’t spend much time there and there are plenty of comfortable places to sit. Not to mention free WiFi.
5. Good food
Sorry, no Starbucks at this airport. There are also no 24 hour food options available. But you probably won’t be here outside of normal business hours. Many flights either start or end here, most people will never connect here.
For coffee, go to Pikes Perk. They have pretty good everything.
For food, go to Cantina Azul. They’re in the little food court and have good Mexican food.
There are a few things I look for in airports. Accessibility to corresponding city. Ease of transport within the airport. Comfort (seating/plugs/shopping). Food. And the wildcard. The wildcard is something unique that helps or hurts the airport.
The Colorado Springs airport receives a 9 out of 10.
I almost wanted to give them a perfect score. There’s plenty of seating, food options, very easy to get to the airport, and very easy to get around it, but the wildcard kept from it. There’s nothing really that would push them to a perfect score. Still, this airport is one of my favorites.