8 Ways to Survive in ABIA during the Holidays

Pass worthy 411 for family & friends!

December 10, 2019
Austin Airplane take off

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One of the worst things during air travel to see family & friends during the holidays, is being stuck in an airport for a long period of time. Trying to figure out what there is to do for many hours in a row while waiting for your flight. It can be frustrating and stressful. Here's a list of cool thingies you can do to survive getting stuck in Austin-Bergstrom International Airport thanks to DO512! Keep them in mind, and pass the 411 along to your family & friends who many end up in ABIA for a period of time.  Austin's Airport Yummy Rocks! Y'all will see...  Happy Holidays! 

DO512: How to Survive the Airport (ABIA) During the Holidays
Thanks Deven Wilson

  1. Dining w/ Dignity .. feasting without shame thanks to Second Bar and Kitchen / Gates 15 & 16 
  2. Enjoy the 24-hour outdoor terrace. Sharing rooftop space with Delta’s Outdoor Patio w/ an a/c section during hot ATX days. Gates 1 & 2 
  3. Hut's Hamburgers - Enjoy a yummy burger at Gate 14
  4. Live Music at Haymaker w/ comfort bood, beer and cocktails. Make an hour delay Happy Hour at Gate 24
  5. Saxon Pub / Asleep at the Wheel Stage behind Joe's Coffee stand.  Grab a bonusTaco from Earl Cambell’s Taco Truck at Gate 19
  6. Food Courts in 2 places in the terminal that include yummies from  Peached Tortilla, East Side Pies and more. Gate 16 & 1
  7. Toy Joy/Yummi Joy -  Sweet tooth cravings and gifts you forgot to get for the holidays. Gate 11
  8. Xpres Spa - stop the stress of travel w/ a  massage, a facial, or even some chiropractic work. Gate 15& 16

Airline Lounges Bonus Experience:

American Admirals Club  / Upstairs Gate 21

  • Day Passes for $59 via AA Screen Kiosks. Must have an AA ticketed flight
  • Military ID
  • Citi/AAdvantage executive credit cardUnited Club (Upstairs, Gate 21)

United Club / Upstars Gate 21

  • One Day Pass for $59 via United App or at the club. Must have UA ticketed flight

Delta Sky Club  / Upstairs Gate 1

  • No Day Passes.
  • Centurion Card and Platinum American Express credit card
  • Delta Reserve credit card Members
  • Gold and Platinum SkyMiles credit card

Have  Happier & Safe travels this holiday season. It's not so bad being stuck at ABIA! Lots of Yummy / Fun to be had!