Travel tidbits: pink terminals & airport butlers

Washington Dulles Int'l Airport in pink for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. MWAA photo

In Washington, D.C., Dulles International and Reagan National airports are celebrating cherry blossom season.

The main terminal at IAD is lit up in pink and, at DCA, the parking bridges – which have glass walls – are lit pink as well. And, at both airports, there are shopping and food promotions and fun activities on deck, including cherry blossom-themed cocktails and cookies, photo booths and stilt-walkers dressed as cherry trees.

Stilt walkers dressed as cherry trees will visit both IAD and DCA airports. Credit Sidney Woods, MarketPlace Development

Over at San Francisco International Airport, there’s a cool new amenity that might come in handy: Airport Butler concierge service.

Courtesy Airport Butler - a new concierge amenity at SFO Airprot.

It’s a pay-as-you-go concierge program approved by the airport that provides services that arriving, departing or connecting passengers might need — including making sure an elderly or inexperienced travelers gets to their gate and onto the plane to VIP services such as “discreet entry & exit” from the airport.

Fees for basic meet-and-greet services ($250) will show up when a booking is made online, but reservations for other services need to be made on the phone, where they’ll customize the service and quote a price.

 

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