MiniTime Releases Family Airport Survival Guide

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In time for the holiday travel season, guide helps families navigate the country’s busiest airports.

Families looking to make the most of airport time this holiday season now have access to a comprehensive go-to guide for navigating the nation’s busiest airports. Today, MiniTime the ultimate resource for family travel and leisure, has released the MiniTime Airport Survival Guide featuring a wealth of handy airport information and tips, such as airports and terminals which have the best play areas, wi-fi, kid-friendly restaurants and more.

“Getting an entire family through the airport during the busy holiday season is no small task,” said Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, Managing Editor at MiniTime. “We created the MiniTime Airport Survival Guide so that families have a handy reference when they travel through these major hubs. We wanted to make the airport experience as stress-free as possible and hopefully even a little fun.”

Airports showcased include: Hartsfield- Jackson Atlanta Int’l. (ATL), Boston (BOS), Charlotte (CLT), Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Dallas - Ft. Worth (DFW), Denver (DIA), Las Vegas (LAS), Los Angeles t (LAX), Miami (MIA), Newark (EWR), NYC (JFK), Phoenix (PHX), San Francisco (SFO) and Seattle (SEA)

So how do the nation’s most highly trafficked airports stack up to each other in family-friendliness? Some standout kid-friendly features include:

  •     Best Play Areas:

Chicago O’Hare (ORD) - Kids on the Fly (Terminal 2 near F1) is an aviation- themed play area featuring a miniature cargo plane, helicopter cockpit, air traffic control tower, and Lego activity table.

  •     Attractions for Distraction:

San Francisco (SFO) - Kids can ride the air train and visit the aquarium at Terminal 1 (Boarding Area C, Pre-Security) or the Aviation Museum & Library (Int’l Terminal Departures).
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Intl. – Junior paleontologists will love the 33-foot-long dinosaur replica in the airport atrium.

  •     Cool Factors:

Los Angeles (LAX) - Movies and TV shows filmed or set at LAX include The Graduate, Airplane!, Speed, Heat, Lost and Bones. Music videos include: The Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way” and Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A.”
New York City (JFK) ¬- The Beatles held their first American press conference here in 1964, which sparked the British Invasion. JFK was also the setting of the movie The Terminal and featured in the series finale of Friends.

  •     Get Connected

Boston (BOS), Charlotte (CLT), Denver (DIW), Dallas (DFW), Las Vegas (LAS,) Los Angeles (LAX), Phoenix (PHX,) San Francisco (SFO) and Seattle (SEA) all offer free wi-fi.
Charging stations are located at Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW), Denver (DIA), Las Vegas (LAS) and Phoenix (PHX).

"Family travel planning is hard, and we intend to make it easy," said John Smelzer, CEO of MiniTime. "Our Airport Survival Guide is just one of the many ways in which MiniTime helps parents plan, book and share their family travel experiences."

Visit to view the whole chart, and for more information on traveling through these and other iconic airports across the country.

About MiniTime makes family travel planning easy by providing parents with detailed information, recommendations and trip planning tools, all based on the ages of their kids. Only MiniTime combines editorial curation, algorithmic recommendations, an enthusiast community of parents and powerful user tools to help parents plan, book and share their family travel experiences. For more information on MiniTime, visit

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