Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Other Loyalty Programs/Partners > iDine/Rewards Network
Reload this Page >

Which airports have participating restaurants?

Which airports have participating restaurants?

Old May 17, 17, 2:27 pm
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: NC
Programs: AA Concierge Key/1MM, DL DM/2 MM, UA Plat, AS MVP, Hilton Diamond, IHG Spire, Marriott Plat Prem
Posts: 9,708
Which airports have participating restaurants?

There doesn't seem to be an easy way to sort out just airport dining options that earn miles...does anyone know how? Or should we start a list here?
SkyTeam777 is offline  
Old May 18, 17, 12:37 pm
  #2  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: home = LAX
Posts: 23,977
Originally Posted by SkyTeam777 View Post
There doesn't seem to be an easy way to sort out just airport dining options that earn miles...does anyone know how? Or should we start a list here?
To "start" a list here, we'd also have to "maintain" a list here, given that participating restaurants come and go all the time.

There would seem to be an easy way for a specific airport (do a radius search on the airport, and see if any restaurants come up on the airport grounds), and why do you need a list for airports you're not going to? So IMHO it's easier to do it yourself one airport at a time as you visit one airport at a time, rather than to try compile a list here which will be pretty random, and, as I said, hard to maintain.

At many airports, like PDX, it's obvious there are none, because if you're staying at a hotel right next to the airport, and do a search around that, you find you have to drive a miles or two away from the airport for the closest participating restaurant.

And if the app knows your location while you're inside the airport structure, you could try using it right inside the airport, as it shows the closest restaurants to where it thinks you are.
sdsearch is offline  
Old May 18, 17, 1:27 pm
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: NC
Programs: AA Concierge Key/1MM, DL DM/2 MM, UA Plat, AS MVP, Hilton Diamond, IHG Spire, Marriott Plat Prem
Posts: 9,708
Originally Posted by sdsearch View Post
To "start" a list here, we'd also have to "maintain" a list here, given that participating restaurants come and go all the time.

There would seem to be an easy way for a specific airport (do a radius search on the airport, and see if any restaurants come up on the airport grounds), and why do you need a list for airports you're not going to? So IMHO it's easier to do it yourself one airport at a time as you visit one airport at a time, rather than to try compile a list here which will be pretty random, and, as I said, hard to maintain.

At many airports, like PDX, it's obvious there are none, because if you're staying at a hotel right next to the airport, and do a search around that, you find you have to drive a miles or two away from the airport for the closest participating restaurant.

And if the app knows your location while you're inside the airport structure, you could try using it right inside the airport, as it shows the closest restaurants to where it thinks you are.

I've done that, but many cities have many pages and it is not always clear what is in the airport and what is not. I wish they added functionality to search by airport code.
SkyTeam777 is offline  
Old May 18, 17, 3:35 pm
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: New England
Programs: DL GM, UA, B6, AA, WN, AS, AGR
Posts: 3,703
Originally Posted by sdsearch View Post
To "start" a list here, we'd also have to "maintain" a list here, given that participating restaurants come and go all the time.
It shouldn't be a problem with a wiki. I don't know of any participating restaurants in airports though.
diburning is offline  
Old May 18, 17, 7:20 pm
  #5  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: home = LAX
Posts: 23,977
Originally Posted by SkyTeam777 View Post
I've done that, but many cities have many pages and it is not always clear what is in the airport and what is not. I wish they added functionality to search by airport code.
But you can view your search results on a map on the RN sites, and that map should make it pretty clear, no?

What do many pages matter? If you search around the zip code of the airport, you don't have to look at many pages, just the first page, on a map. Everything on subsequent pages will be further away! That's why I said search for restaurants near the airport's location (by zip codes should be enough), not the whole city. (If you don't know how to get the zip code of the airport, find the closest hotel to the airport and get their address. That's how I searched PDX, I was actually staying at one of the closest airport hotels, and just put in its address as the center of the search.)
sdsearch is offline  
Old May 19, 17, 9:24 pm
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: JFK, ISP, LGA / PBI
Programs: AA, AS, AV, B6, DL, F9, WN
Posts: 850
I always search by looking up the zip code of the airport's official address, which normally is different from the one used in the surrounding area. Most airports have their own zip code. As said before in an earlier post, most airports do not have RN restaurants.
Open Jaw is offline  
Old May 28, 17, 7:09 am
  #7  
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: ORD, MKE
Programs: HH Silver, MR Gold, SPG LT Gold, WoH Disco, Avis Pref+, Hertz PC, National EE, Global Entry, TSA Pre
Posts: 698
A similar thread started in 2005 listed a few. (Perhaps mods can merge?) The consensus is there are not many and they come and go, so you're better off just searching the zip code of the airport. I've never found one in an airport, but nearby is more likely. In the other thread I mentioned one in a hotel near ORD that you could get to by shuttle. I also found some within walking distance when I was at PVD a few months ago.
megalab is offline  
Old May 29, 17, 2:21 am
  #8  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: SF CA USA. I love large faceless corporations. And they cherish me in return (sometimes). ;)
Programs: UA Premier Gold/disappointed 1MM, HH Gold, IHG Plat, MB Gold, BW Diam Sel
Posts: 15,789
Originally Posted by sdsearch View Post
But you can view your search results on a map on the RN sites, and that map should make it pretty clear, no?

What do many pages matter? If you search around the zip code of the airport, you don't have to look at many pages, just the first page, on a map. Everything on subsequent pages will be further away! That's why I said search for restaurants near the airport's location (by zip codes should be enough), not the whole city. (If you don't know how to get the zip code of the airport, find the closest hotel to the airport and get their address. That's how I searched PDX, I was actually staying at one of the closest airport hotels, and just put in its address as the center of the search.)
....And of course you can limit the distance of the search (default is the max of 30 mi). So, limit it to 1/2 mile or 1 mile, look at the results on a map. There might be a few results, usually outside the airport rather than in it.
KathyWdrf is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread