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Charlotte Douglas Airport Overlook

7300 Old Dowd Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208
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Worst airport in US

The busiest and most crowded airport I’ve ever been in, and I was here twice in the past week... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jim B
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Holland, Michigan
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Great experience..... nice people!

I recently took a trip to Florida from Seattle and had a layover at the Charlotte Airport. I don't... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
175pennyg
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Surrey, Canada
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7300 Old Dowd Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208
This attraction is at Douglas Airport
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"planes take off and land"
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"nice airport"
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"plane watching"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The busiest and most crowded airport I’ve ever been in, and I was here twice in the past week. When do you see lines outside the men’s room ? Weather is not an issue. Needs total redo. This is The America Airlines section. I went...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently took a trip to Florida from Seattle and had a layover at the Charlotte Airport. I don't usually write reviews about airports but I felt compelled to express how nice I found the people of the Charlotte Airport to be! I was only...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took 2 teenage boys. Had a great time. We watched the planes while eating lunch. Neat hidden spot! Nice stretch of benches to sit or remain in your car and watch.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found the place tonight after work. Weather was perfect, warm-comfortable temps, clear moonlit skies and planes landing galore. Ate my dinner there and listened to a ballgame while watching planes take off. Now I have to come back in the daylight.

1  Thank mfreeze1958
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Heaven help you in bad weather flying a regional jet since you will need to walk from the “north forty” to get to a dry/warm Space! Difficult to get around poor sine age and places always under construction ! Used to be a very easy...More

1  Thank fjmccarl
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Worst part was the customs and TSA at Charlotte. My wife has had back surgery and has trouble walking a long distance. We were unable to find a wheelchair and no moving sidewalks. We arrived at an upper level gate. Had to walk down a...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Yes there’s some construction but the restaurant area is truly beautiful I don’t usually look at airports but this one is just so nice. I was really impressed !!!

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

This is one of my top travelers sites in America. It is free, fun, and unique. They have several benches or you can stay in your car and watch. The observation area is right by the runway. I am telling you, this is the coolest...More

1  Thank JeffBreedlove
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

A busy airport with a selection of eating venues. Shops are basic by comparison with international airports around the world. However, be aware that all facilities, including the bars shut down at 8pm! Unbelievable!

Thank Stuart H
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

up close and personal, sit in your car, on car, or by car, take off is very frequent, bring snacks, my 8 year old loved it

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Carol P
12 October 2017|
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Response from Ed D | Reviewed this property |
You will be Ok, when you leave your arrival plane go directly to a gate airline desk and ask for where it would be your next flight gate. It's not far away. It's easy. Have a good flight.
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David H
25 September 2017|
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Response from Kathi B | Reviewed this property |
No, the airport shuttles don't go to the overlook area.
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Sean O
20 September 2017|
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Response from Gina H | Reviewed this property |
Tuesday is the slowest day for travelers.
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