I’ve visited Louisiana twice now, and I loved both trips. The people of Louisiana are warm, friendly, and caring. New Orleans is a city that I felt at home in. Maybe it was because of the canals, flat land, and heat. It reminded me of Florida. Shreveport was the same, great people and an interesting place to visit.
Let’s get something straight. You probably won’t find yourself visiting Shreveport, but if you do, you must know a few things…..
It has a tiny airport. And I mean tiny. You’ll likely connect through DFW, in which case many locals just drive in from DFW. This airport is so tiny that there’s one store and one restaurant post security, there’s one place pre security. The only food place is periodically closed. I paid $5 for a medium coffee which is obviously a terrible value for the money.
Rental cars are on site, it is pretty nice not to have to take a train or bus. Returning the rental car is inside also, which is kind of weird. A big plus to the airport is accessibility of seating and plugs, they were everywhere! Although the WiFi wasn’t working.
In this case I’ll give the wildcard to the fact that the jet bridge was broken and we had to deplane onto the tarmac and then walk up the emergency stairs to the gate. I don’t know what they would’ve done if there would’ve been someone who was in a wheelchair.
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 Shreveport Regional Airport receives a 4 out of 10.
Shreveport is a nice place with great people, and Louisiana is a great state, but the Shreveport Regional Airport is a no go for me. The wildcard was the broken jet bridge. No thanks.