Tidbits for travelers: Pet park at JFK, Books at BWI

Pet Relief Area at JFK

The Department of Transportation now requires airlines to make sure that the airports they serve have accessible pet relief areas. The law went into effect May 13, 2009, but some airlines and airports are just now finishing up the task.

JFK Pet Relief Area - Red Hydrant

Last week, American Airlines officially opened a pet relief area on the departure level of its terminal at JFK airport. The 30 X 50 foot enclosure has a patch of natural grass, a walkway, two benches, a red fire hydrant, and a “Mutt Mitt” dispenser.

What did you bring me?

Maryland-based children’s author Bobbie Hinman will be at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) this Friday (July 17, 2009) signing copies of her books The Knot Fairy and The Sock Fairy (what about the Airport Fairy?) at the Borders book store in the airport’s Terminal A/B from 3 pm – 6 p.m.

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