PHL Airport, what can I say? You're outdated - not as bad as LAX, but still. I'm glad you're finally doing renovations, maybe that will encourage you to tackle some of your other, uhm, issues. Like, for instance, the atrocious layout, and confusing everything. By the time I find a parking sign, I've already missed it and have been sucked back into driving around the loop again. The flight gates aren't even digital, they're black metal convention boards with shove-on letters, and are not kept current. The info desks are abandoned, and you've never seen such a dirty airport. If you're from NY, you may think it can't be true, but believe it. It smells, and smells like a dark alley on the wrong side of Hell's Kitchen, in the summer.
There are constant delays, the weather is gorgeous, but still we're not going to budge. There's a long, long wait for the shuttle, and just forget about cabs and notorious Philadelphia Airport parking! If you'd listened to your mother and scored a nice park and fly package, you wouldn't be whimpering like a little girl right now. We stayed at the Best Western Plus Philadelphia Airport Hotel South @ Widener University. The price was reasonable, the rooms spacious and clean, and we took their (prompt) shuttle while leaving the car behind in their care for the duration of the trip, for free. Big savings, and a big reduction in aggravation, which you will need to handle your Philadelphia Airport wonderland experience. We had to wait in the passport control line for 50 minutes, which could explain the ridiculous delays because our flight just sat there simmering on the tarmac while we waited. You want to complain, but you're afraid you'll be arrested. Democracy, yeah!