In an earlier post, I described AirTrain JFK, which connects a traveler arriving at JFK with the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) or with New York’s subway or bus system. Newark Airport too has an AirTrain (AirTrain Newark), and like AirTrain JFK, AirTrain Newark allows “small domestic animals in secure carriers” onboard.
AirTrain Newark will either ferry you between terminals or take you to Newark Liberty International Airport Station, where you can connect with NJ Transit or with Amtrak. Amtrak trains … Read more
Photo by Steve Lyon
You’ve seen the SuperShuttle vans, and probably more than once — they’re blue, with gold lettering, and they’re all over the place — in 26 cities, it turns out, serving 33 airports. SuperShuttle’s like a shared taxi — the vans pick up and drop off passengers who live in roughly the same geographic area. You spend a little more time on the road, traveling to other passengers’ homes, but the price is pretty good.
A customer … Read more
On our recent trip to Chicago, Chloe and I spent a couple of nights at the La Quinta Chicago O’Hare and here’s our report.
Dog’s-eye view: All of La Quinta’s properties are pet-friendly, and the desk clerk very matter-of-factly checked me and Chloe in. There was no extra fee for her, and I did not have to sign any kind of pet policy form. Our room was conveniently located near an outside door, so taking Chloe for walks was easy. Unfortunately, … Read more
MSP pet relief area (Lindbergh Terminal)
To find the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) pet relief area for the Lindbergh Terminal, go to the baggage claim level and exit Door 1. Follow the orange signs, which lead you to a small, partially-fenced space lined with soft wood chips. There are poop bags and a bench for humans, and there are several rocks, positioned vertically to appeal to male dogs. It’s minimal, and really too small for more than one … Read more
It’s easy but fairly pricey to take a taxi or limo in to NYC from JFK. If you want to save some money, AirTrain JFK will connect you with the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) or with New York’s subway or bus system for a fraction of the cost ($5 or less, depending on which MetroCard you use). AirTrain JFK allows “small domestic animals in secure carriers” on board, as do the LIRR and NYC’s buses and subways.
AirTrain JFK will take you … Read more
Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) doesn’t have any official pet relief areas [please see 8/3/12 update about ORD’s pet relief areas], but it has two large and useful patches of grass that make up for it.
Whether you arrive at Terminal 1, 2 or 3, your best bet is to exit at the baggage claim level and find the lawn surrounding the airport Hilton. It’s directly across from Terminal 2; you’ll have to walk to the right a bit if you arrive … Read more
MEM lawn near Door A1
Memphis International Airport (MEM) does not have an official pet relief area. [5/15/16 Alert reader Bob has advised me that there’s good news from MEM: The airport now not only has a pet relief area, it has three of them, and they’re the convenient kind, located on the air side of security (rather than requiring dogs and their people to exit and reenter the airport. More info about their locations in this article.] It … Read more
I thought it wasn’t possible for an airport pet relief area to be any nastier than Denver’s, but I was wrong. I learned last night that here in my own city, the airport pet relief area is seriously grim. There’s only one outdoor pet relief area, and it’s located at the far northern end of the arrivals level. [7/13/13 Sea-Tac has created a second outdoor pet relief area since this post was written, located at the opposite, southern end of … Read more