The Hipmunk Guide to Airport Dunkin’ Donuts

America Runs On Dunkin’, and when traveling the world for meetings, so do some of us at Hipmunk. After spending the equivalent of two months in airports over the past year, I happen to know the location of most airport Dunkin’ Donuts—even the one at Singapore’s Changi Airport. With the help of our live chat intern, Michael, we’re taking the agony out of your bleary red-eye or weather delayed flights this holiday season by providing you with a list of Dunkin’ Donuts locations in airports around the US. Now you’ll know where to gas-up while flying to visit the family, celebrate with friends, or going to see Buddy The Elf up North!

In Singapore Airport

First off, some little known Dunkin’ Donuts facts:

  • Dunkin’ Donuts has over 9,800 locations in 31 countries and more than 6,700 are in the US;
  • Starbucks has over 17,000 stores for comparison;
  • Dunkin’ has $6 Billion in revenue annually, which is the equivalent of about 17M Coffee Combo #1‘s (Medium Coffee with Two Donuts);
  • The bad news (at least for us Californians)…there are only 75 Dunkin’ Donuts west of the Mississippi River, mostly in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas;
  • Logan International Airport (BOS), Dunkin Donuts hometown, has the most locations of any airport!

In Boston

Below is the full list of the Dunkin’ Donuts locations inside domestic airports. We called the airport information desks to confirm the locations, and if you don’t see an airport listed that means there is no Dunkin’ there:

O’Hare Airport

Go forth Hipmunkers and get pumped up with some caffeine goodness. Please tweet or leave a comment with any airport location we might’ve missed!

 

— Joe

 

 

Three NYC Airports: Which to Pick?

If you’ve never been to New York City before, it can be bewildering. With three airports under the “NYC” umbrella, it can be a daunting task to even select the flight. 

No matter which airport you pick, be prepared for delays. New York airspace slows down—and even shuts down—during winter snowstorms and summer thunderstorms. If you have a meeting you absolutely have to make, arrive the night before. 

Still, there are better and worse options:

1) John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) – locals call it “JFK” or “Kennedy” 

The busiest NYC airport and where most long-distance domestic and international flights depart and arrive. Want to fly in from Amman, Seoul, or Budapest non-stop? JFK’s your only option.

Catching a cab from JFK can be a soul-crushing experience. Town car drivers may try to hustle you for a larger fee, but if you want a standard city cab, politely say “no, thank you,” and head to the sanctioned cab stand outside on the curb. Be warned: with JFK being the farthest airport from Manhattan and the amount of traffic on that route, the ride can take much longer than expected.

Consider taking the AirTrain (people mover) instead and connecting to the subway or Long Island Railroad, which goes to both Long Island and Manhattan. 

2) LaGuardia Airport (LGA) – locals call it “LaGuardia”

LaGuardia is the closest airport to Manhattan by distance, but has a “perimeter rule” meaning no transcontinental or intercontinental flights can fly there.

Despite its proximity to the city, traveling from LaGuardia can also mean a stressful cab ride, especially during rush hour or bad weather. And there’s no subway or train station at the airport, so if you need to count on public transit, you’ll have to catch a bus and then connect to the subway.

On the upside, when traffic is light, LaGuardia can be a breeze: airport to downtown in under 20 minutes. 

3) Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) – locals call it ”Newark.” 

This airport is actually in New Jersey, but serves many people going to New York. It has several unique flights, including the longest-in-the-world Singapore-Newark non-stop. Other than that, there’s not much to recommend it; it has the worst customer reviews of any airport in the US, and, remarkably, 40 of the 100 most-delayed flights in the country are either to or from Newark.

Getting from Newark to New York can be a mess. During bad weather or rush hour (notice a trend?), you’re easily looking at more than an hour in a cab. And while there are NJ Transit and Amtrak trains that go from Newark Airport to Manhattan, they only runs a few times an hour.

Protip: If you want to search all three airports at once, use the catch-all “NYC” code on Hipmunk.

Now you tell us: if you’re a regular into New York, which airport do you prefer and why?

 

Which airport to fly to in Hawaii

Hawaii, the only all-island state, carries a year-round warm exotic allure for the whole rest of America. If you’ve never been before, it can be hard to figure out which island airport to fly into (let alone how to pronounce them). Here are a few things to know about each of the airports with non-stop flights from the mainland US, as well as some pictures of what you’ll see on the descent. Aloha!

Honolulu (pronounced “hoh-noh-LOO-loo”, airport code HNL): The busiest airport in the state on the busiest island (Oahu). It may look like the plane’s going to land on the water, but the famed reef runway was the first major runway in the world built entirely offshore on an underwater fringing coral reef. If you’re looking to spend time in a major city or on Waikiki beach, Honolulu is your only option.

Kahului (pronounced “koh-hoo-LOO-ee”, airport code OGG): The main airport for the island of Maui. This island is home to the incredible Haleakala Crater, which is believed to be a dormant volcan. If you’re looking for a mix of tourism and hiking, Maui’s a good bet.

Kona (pronounced “KO-nuh”, airport code KOA): The main airport for the island of Hawaii (which locals call “the big island” for its size and to avoid ambiguity with the state itself). The island is home to Volcanoes National Park, and Kona itself is home to its own famous variety of coffee. Think Washington state transplanted into the middle of the Pacific ocean and with more palm trees.

Hilo (pronounced “HEE-lo”, airport code ITO): This much smaller airport serves the east side of the big island, about 2 hours’ drive away from Kona. If you want a remote holiday away from stereotypical tourists, Hilo is the airport for you.

Lihue (pronounced “lee-HOO-ee”, airport code LIH): The main airport for the island of Kauai, a major resort island and an adventure traveller’s playground. The island is home to the famously beautiful Na Pali coast, which offers kayaking, hiking, and cycling trails, all with breathtaking views.

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