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New Orleans’ Airport Is Now A Hot Spot For Foodies And You Won’t Need A Boarding Pass To Enter

By Kelsey Marie

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New Orleans is known for serving up delicious food and Louis Armstrong International Airport is no different.

The New Orleans airport just revealed its new terminal which took six years to complete. The terminal cost $1.3 billion dollars and is now a foodie destination. 

The airport now has food offerings such as the popular Cafe Du Monde beignets, and creole dishes from Ye Olde College Inn.

The best part about the airport’s new food choices is that you don’t have to be traveling to indulge!

According to CN Traveler, “Non-travelers now have access to the new terminal simply to hang out there.”

A new program, MSY Guest Pass “allows customers who are not flying and don’t have a boarding pass the opportunity to visit the restaurants and shops located post-security,” says the Director of Aviation for the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Kevin Dolliole. 

Dolliole shares that New Orleans’ airport is one of four in the U.S. to offer this program. Currently, Pittsburgh and Tampa have implemented the program and Detroit is going through a test phase. 

The guest pass service has been available since December 4th and you can access the restaurants and shops from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. This is a great initiative for people dropping their loved ones off at the airport or those who just enjoy the feeling of being in an airport, observing travelers. 

According to the airport’s website, guests must register for access at least 24 hours in advance on the guest pass page of the site.

50 visitors are allowed during weekdays while 100 are allowed on weekends. Visitors can only access the airport’s restaurants and shops once a month.

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Kelsey Marie

Kelsey-Marie is an NYC girl who currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @kelseydashmarie

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