Airports, for people who don’t remember, are places where large flying machines land and take off and get you very quickly to where you’re going.
You have to breathe the same air as strangers when you do fly, which is why this mode of transportation didn’t exactly have a great year in 2020.
Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTIA) is one of the airports that’s been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, but now it’s asking you to help out – and fortunately that request doesn’t involve boarding into a small contained area alongside of potential virus carriers. Instead, the airport is asking for your online vote to help it become named one of the best small airports in the country.
PTIA has been nominated in “USA Today’s 2021 10 Best Readers’ Choice” travel awards and the local airport that serves three major cities in central North Carolina is one of the current front runners in the nationwide contest.
Flyers – and non-flyers for that matter – can vote online for the “Best Small Airport.”
Which is where you come in.
“We need our community’s help to push us over the finish line,” airport officials stated in a press release calling for community support.
The link to vote is https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-small-airport-2020/piedmont-triad-international-airport-greensboro-north-carolina/ You can also find it by googling “10 Best Small Airport Survey USA Today.”
The airport could use some recognition because, like many airports across the country, it has been hurt economically by the pandemic. In the spring of 2020, for instance, there was one day when more people were working at PTIA than people who flew in and out of it.
Currently, 15 small airports are in the running for this award. The winner will be chosen based on the number of votes accumulated when the contest ends on Monday, Feb. 1.
And you’re allowed to vote more than once. Users can vote once per day on each of their web-enabled devices like smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers.
The winner will be announced on Friday, Feb. 12.
“Please support your hometown airport by voting for us daily and sharing this poll with your family and friends,” airport officials encouraged.
I’ve read that air travel is still among the best options for travel as the way air is filtered/cleaned during flight means viruses are removed from the air before it gets back into the passenger compartment.
I’ve flown quite a bit and gso is not a great airport. Sure it’s nice to get from the curb to the gate quickly, but for folks who don’t fly much it can be a real pain. The layout, a u shape with tsa at each of the terminals means that if you go to the wrong terminal that’s you have to go back thru tsa, across the county to the other terminal then go thru tsa again. And in case you haven’t flown in the past 10 years, the worst part of flying is going thru tsa checks.
Well, I disagree. Distances involved dwarf RDU & Charlotte, not to mention many others. Have you been to Heathrow? If you go to to wrong area, you aren’t reading the signs, paying attention, or following instructions.
TSA checks can be bad, but in my opinion, it depends in large part to those who staffing them. The real fault with this lies with the Perps, or terrorists.
Small airport……..Didn’t it use to be a medium-sized airport?
Back in the day I would have voted for GSO as a great small airport but not anymore. The cost of tickets and limited scheduling options to fly from PTI has made it really inconvenient to fly from our hometown airport. Their “art” exhibits are generally lacking in imagination and don’t represent our region, there aren’t many eating options open for passengers who often are delayed by weather along the east coast or mid-west, and televisions are often showing local advertisements instead of news and weather. It’s just not the great place it used to be.