Friday, February 8, 2013
Many flights coming into and leaving Tampa International Airport are canceled due to the storm.
Westchase residents with big plans for weekend travel might want to check twice before hoping in the car to head to Tampa International Airport. A blizzard striking the northeast is to blame for a number of canceled departing flights today, Feb. 8. Many flights arriving from the northeast are also grounded, which means visitors might have a hard time making their way to the Tampa Bay area. The storm is anticipated to dump as much as 2 feet of snow in the area from New York City to Boston, according to The Tampa Tribune, and is causing a number of flight cancellations. To find out if your flight is delayed or canceled, just visit Tampa International’s homepage and look in the top left-hand corner. There you’ll find a search engine that will…
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Coming later this month, if you're picking someone up at Tampa International Airport, you won't be able to park and wait for them at baggage claim.
When officials at Tampa International Airport designed the cell-phone waiting lot, they hoped it would cut down on traffic congestion at the pick up area near baggage claim on the arrivals side of the airport. Even though the lot is complete with a giant board for flight information, wireless Internet access and restrooms, the congestion returned only a few weeks after the new waiting area was introduced. The days of sitting in your car for 20 minutes while your friends get their luggage are over. Starting Dec. 20, expect a new crackdown on that congestion near baggage claim. Officials say that if your passengers aren't already outside waiting for you, you will be asked to leave the area. Dr. Joseph Diaco, an airport board member, told …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The best bets for fun this weekend in and nearby Westchase.
Friday Flight - The third floor of the main Tampa Airport terminal is turned into a party to welcome Beaujolais Nouveau. The party zone between Airsides A and C will feature a happy hour with hoop dance performances, acoustic music by John Q, French themed appetizers and wines. Starts at 4:00p.m. Free. 4100 George J. Bean Parkway, Tampa FL 33607. For more information call 813-870-8700 Westchase Fall Festival - In its inaugural year there will be pony rides, a train ride, carnival games with prizes, face painting, popcorn, cotton candy and other food vendors at this outdoor festival. Cost: $5 per person. 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m. at the Westchase Town Center grassy knoll, 9622 W. Linebaugh Ave. For more information call 813-926-6404. Williams-…
Monday, October 29, 2012
Need to find out if your flight to the Northeast is grounded? Here are some resources to help you out.
As Hurricane Sandy prepares to make landfall in the Northeast, a number of flights to and from the Tampa Bay area are cancelled. Travelers are being advised to check on the status of their flights before they leave for Bay area airport such as Tampa International, Sarasota Bradenton and St. Petersburg/Clearwater. Here is a list of resources you can use to find out if your flight is grounded: To find out more about a departing, arriving or rescheduled flights, check directly with the airline you purchased your ticket from. Has your flight been grounded? Let us know where you were trying to go in the comments section.
The storm’s impending impact on the Northeast is affecting flights out of and into Tampa International Airport.
Just because Hurricane Sandy has passed the Tampa Bay area by doesn’t mean she’s not having an impact on the region. An estimated 76 cancelations have been logged at Tampa International Airport for Monday. Nearly half of those cancelations are departures, according to the Tampa Bay Times. TIA’s website has a simple message posted for travelers: Multiple flights to and from Tampa International Airport have been canceled for Monday, Oct. 29 due to Hurricane Sandy. Travelers should check with their airline before going to the airport. Sarasota Bradenton International and St. Petersburg/Clearwater International airports have not posted Sandy-related messages for travelers on their websites. People flying out of these airports for destinations …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
TIA officials are currently reviewing their master plan. The public's input is sought.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
More rental car facilities and more public transportation to and from the airport are at the top of the list for improvements to Tampa International Airport in the coming years, according to a story published in The Tampa Bay Times today. Airport officials are currently updating their master plan and they want the public's input. The first of three public meetings will be held tonight, April 11. The public is encouraged to attend and share their thoughts on what the airport needs. The master plan public meeting is at 6 p.m. today in the board room on the third floor of the blue side of TIA's main terminal, located at 4100 George J Bean Parkway. To read the entire Times story, go here.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
A new mobile version of Tampa International Airport website makes it easier for travelers to check information on the go.
Tampa International Airport has recently launched a mobile version of its website, making it easier for travelers to check airport information on the go. By logging onto TampaAirport.com from a smartphone, airport customers will immediately be redirected to the new mobile site, which includes simplified searching options for flight information, ground transportation, directions, parking, shops and restaurants. The handy mobile version of the website is available for iPhone and Android devices.