Airport throwdown underway

A full-fledged, photo-rich #AirportThrowdown is taking place in the Twittersphere – and it all started, innocently enough, with this image posted by Salt Lake City International Airport:

Someone at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, which helps promote McCarran International Airport, saw that tweet and asked McCarran officials if they could beat that.

They thought they could. With this:

mccarran throwdown

The Airports Council International noticed too and started tweeting and retweeting these images with an #AirportThrowdown hashtag. Soon airports around the country -and the world – were joining in with pictures and tweets trying to one-up each other, in a fun way that has gone viral.

Here’s a sampling:

Get the picture? Want to see more? Search Twitter for the tweets with the hashtag #AirportThrowdown.