Prize patrol: Alaska Airlines & Robinson Cano

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Baseball season is in full swing and Alaska Airlines has launched a contest that has as its prize a trip for two to Seattle (my home base city) in June, tickets to a Seattle Mariners ball game, a 2-night hotel stay and a chance to meet second baseman Robinson Cano at Canoche, a Latin-themed fundraiser scheduled for June 3 that will include a live orchestral performance, dinner, dancing and an auction to benefit Cano’s RC22 foundation.

Sound like fun?

Enter the contest before April 24 here.

 

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Souvenir Sunday: Cleveland

It’s Souvenir Sunday – the day we take a look at some of the inexpensive things you can find when you’re stuck at the airport.

Today’s souvenir comes from Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, which is the home of the International Women’s Air & Space Museum and its well-stocked souvenir shop.

 

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Star Wars fave R2-D2 will become Dreamliner livery

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Move over Hello Kitty, R2-D2 is coming to the skies.

All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced that the adorable rolling Star Wars robot character will be painted on a new 787-9 Dreamliner as part of a five year agreement with the Walt Disney Company. You’ll need to wait until next fall to see the livery flying on international flights, but here’s a short video of what it should look like.

Can’t wait for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to hit the theaters? There’s a preview here.

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Finding Amelia Earhart – in Cleveland

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I had the great pleasure of visiting the International Women’s Air & Space Museum this week for a tour and a look inside a few storage boxes, including one holding artifacts relating to Amelia Earhart.

Here are a few snaps from the visit:

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Storage box for Amelia Earhart’s items at International Women’s Air & Space Museum

Amelia Earhart's flight suit

Amelia Earhart’s flight suit

Amelia Earhart's scarft

Amelia Earhart’s scarf

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Superman spotted at Cleveland Airport

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If you’re flying in to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) and you don’t check baggage, you might miss a chance to see Superman.

The exhibit in the airport baggage claim area features a Superman statue and a wall filled with tidbits about the superhero that was first created in Cleveland.

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