– You can time the trip from your house to the airport better than timing a trip to the grocery store
– You know which airlines are in which terminals
– when you never truly rack up air miles because you are too busy cashing them in for reward travel tickets!
– you always have a bag ready with basic toiletries, a pair of underwear, and your ’emergency’ credit card
– you always have currency available from at least two countries
– you can plan in which airports you are going to do what (London = manicure, New York = get a steak, Paris = the only duty free shop that carries your favorite perfume, Vienna = take advantage of the good high speed wifi)
– you think shopping for clothes is easier at the airport – after all, you are there more often than the mall!
– you know which airports have frequent delays, are in the midst of construction, or are just good to avoid
– you know how to get from the airport to at least 5 cities in different countries; including the tricks about how the heck to make the machine spew out a train ticket
– you have access cards to airline lounges, but you prefer not to have to make the walk all the way to that corner of the airport – besides, you know a cute little wine bar where the waiter sneaks you olives at no charge :)
– you know how to get your flight rebooked during an airline strike in under 5 minutes :)
– you read Alain de Botton’s A Week at the Airport and you think being the ‘official scribe of Heathrow airport’ is pretty frigging cool… and you want to be that person for your own local airport!
– you can’t WAIT to get on the next plane!