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Old Nov 8, 21, 6:55 pm
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Originally Posted by trainman74 View Post
I have a long layover at AUS coming up. Is it possible to easily get to the Whataburger next to the cell phone lot? It's a little hard to tell (because Google's street view and satellite imagery is old), but it appears to be walkable from the Hyatt Place. Any issue with using their shuttle to get there and back, or will they turn me away if I'm not a hotel guest?
How long is your layover?
There are some decent food options in the terminal. Security at AUS can be a mess. Even with precheck, you could have a bit of a wait.
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Old Nov 8, 21, 9:02 pm
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Originally Posted by aztimm View Post
How long is your layover?
There are some decent food options in the terminal. Security at AUS can be a mess. Even with precheck, you could have a bit of a wait.
2 hours 40 minutes, unless Southwest is having another operational meltdown.
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Old Nov 9, 21, 6:47 pm
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As aztimm mentioned, you can get to the Whataburger by walking. Likely 20 minutes one way. Security will be a problem, and I don't know if there is a place to stash luggage inside the terminal, so you may have to lug it around. Trying to use a shuttle, walk, then shuttle again might be an hour or more. The new places open in the terminal are much better. Would suggest Salt Lick BBQ (not the best in town but adequate) or even better Tacodeli. This was my place for breakfast tacos for the hospital team in the mornings. Second Bar and Kitchen was a go to for us when we lived in downtown Austin I would expect it to be good. Our kids had their wedding reception at Parkside downtown so can recommend Parkside in the airport, have not eaten there. Also Haymaker had a great hamburger at their anchor on Manor east of the University. That was a common stop for me after being on call at the hospital. Also good beer selection. I do not see burgers on the menu posted on google. Basically several of the new eateries in the airport are local, classic Austin spots, so you might take a look. Also, I assume you know the nutritional data on Whataburger's offerings. for instance There are 1160 calories in a Hatch Green Chili Bacon Burger from Whataburger. Most of those calories come from fat (55%).

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Old Nov 22, 21, 8:37 am
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Fun area near gate 14 AUS

Imaginary gate with some amusing commentary from the gate agent
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Old Nov 22, 21, 8:39 am
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Originally Posted by boerne View Post
Imaginary gate with some amusing commentary from the gate agent
I feel like something is missing here
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Old Nov 22, 21, 1:17 pm
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Imaginary gate with some amusing commentary from the gate agent
So is there a new display or kids' fun area near Gate 14 now? Or just a gate agent who's practicing to be a stand up?

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Old Nov 23, 21, 11:01 am
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There's a thread on Reddit about this:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Austin/comm...tures_at_abia/
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Ah, that makes sense now
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There's a thread on Reddit about this:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Austin/comm...tures_at_abia/
Ah, a display. Some FT folks would have great fun planning those interimaginary trips.

I can see the posts now: "Oh, the points we'd earn..."

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Be aware of departure delays from AUS due to minimalist TSA stuff. Clear is your friend.

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I feel like AUS has insane TSA delays more often than not recently.
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Old Apr 7, 22, 8:56 pm
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Originally Posted by boerne View Post
Be aware of departure delays from AUS due to minimalist TSA stuff. Clear is your friend.

https://www.chron.com/news/houston-t...l-17034638.php
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I feel like AUS has insane TSA delays more often than not recently.
I cleared security (PreCheck, no Clear) this afternoon and it took maybe 3 minutes. No line for check-in (AS).

Oddly, the terminal was quite busy, especially for the middle of the day on a Thursday. I left from gate 32, and nearly all of the seats toward the end of the terminal were taken. Of course you have limited seating near the end and a bunch of gates.
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Old Apr 8, 22, 1:39 am
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Originally Posted by aztimm View Post
I cleared security (PreCheck, no Clear) this afternoon and it took maybe 3 minutes. No line for check-in (AS).

Oddly, the terminal was quite busy, especially for the middle of the day on a Thursday. I left from gate 32, and nearly all of the seats toward the end of the terminal were taken. Of course you have limited seating near the end and a bunch of gates.
It seems like the early morning flights are when the craziness occurs. I agree later in the day flight departures don't seem to have the line problems. Growing pains, that may get worse because of these

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Old Apr 11, 22, 11:02 am
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Clear AUS

So hypothetically, we may have a nested TATL inside a RT to PHL. Today the clear guy gave my wife the 3rd degree about “where else are you going and how long are you stayin”. My wife the attorney said PHL only and not long. Never had this before. Was not a TSA person, clear logo on shirt. Anyone seen this before?
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Old Apr 12, 22, 8:09 am
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I have read about the crazy lines at AUS. I usually fly mid-day without issue, but have an 8am flight in a couple weeks. I have CLEAR and Pre-Check. Will those get me around the crazy lines or should I plan to arrive several hours early?
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