Must Have Oklahoma City Airport Guide
Will Rogers World Airport (OKC) has only one terminal -- but it's very large and well-outfitted. In 2015 the airport moved forward with a plan to build an eastern concourse to reduce crowding and offer more amenities to passengers, including office space for client meetings in Oklahoma City.
The terminal's home to plenty of art, including an impressive glass "seaform" resembling a coral reef and a bronze bust of Will Rogers himself. Ticket and baggage claim are available around the clock, and the concourse opens at 4 a.m. and closes 30 minutes after the final departure.
If you have a layover in Will Rogers World Airport, you're probably hungry! Business travelers should check out the wide array of restaurants at the terminal, many of which showcase the best in OKC's down-home regional cuisine.
The central food court has several dining options. Moe's Southwest Grill serves up fast-casual food to business travelers, with a strong emphasis on natural cuisine: nothing frozen, and no animal fat, lard, microwaving or MSG. Cross Grain Brewhouse is a full-service restaurant and bar, serving cocktails, craft beer and artisan dishes. (They're very business-friendly, and welcome travelers looking to charge their electronic devices.)
On the West Concourse, between Gates 8 and 10, you'll find Route 66 Grill. Route 66 serves a full all-American breakfast menu until 10:30 a.m. and lunch and dinner any time. If you're just looking for a quick bite you can bring with you to a client meeting in Oklahoma City, check out Oklahoma Station Bakery just next door.
Whether you need something essential, you're shopping for a souvenir or you're just hoping to treat yourself, Will Rogers World Airport has something for you. Bricktown Square, on the west concourse, offers travelers the best of Bricktown -- OKC's famed entertainment district -- with souvenirs and other gifts.
The eastern concourse is home to POPS East, a peek at one of the newest landmarks along historic Route 66. POPS East offers a broad range of souvenirs, as well as newspapers, magazines and conveniences. And if you're just looking to grab a snack or replace something you left behind, don't worry: CNBC Express in the ticket lobby is a one-stop convenience store.
Finally, Will Rogers World Airport is full of plenty of services for the weary traveler. If you or someone you're traveling with need a wheelchair, the airport offers skycap services to handle moving, loading and unloading luggage. Simply go to the ticket counter and ask for assistance. (The airport does ask that you contact the airline in advance to notify them of any mobility problems you have.)
If you find you packed an item you're unable to fly with, the airport offers a mailing service so you don't have to surrender the item. Just put it in the mailer, address it, and send it on its way to your destination.
High-quality automatic massage chairs are located throughout the concourse, and for a small fee you can sit back and relax for several minutes of shiatsu.
Finally, if your shoes are looking a little dingy, Harold's Shoe Shine next to the Big 12 shop has been providing shoeshine services to Will Rogers World Airport travelers for over 30 years.
At Will Rogers World Airport and need a ride? Check out how Uber works at OKC.
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