Free Stuff

Free meals for military at airports

Armed Forces

Between Memorial Day and Independence Day 2016, active and retired military personnel traveling through many of the nation’s airports may show a military ID when or ordering or at check-out and receive a free meal (an entree, salad, or appetizer and a non-alcoholic beverage), courtesy of the Treat of Troops program of airport retail and restaurant operator Paradies Lagardère.

Here’s the list of airport restaurants participating in this program:

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport – Sweet Auburn Market

Asheville Regional Airport – Blue Ridge Tavern

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – Say Si Bon!, Washington Pour Bar, U Street Pub, Wow Bao and Magic Pan

Denver International Airport – Say Si Bon!, Magic Pan, Big Bowl and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Long Beach Airport – Long Beach Marché, The Boathouse and 4th Street Vine

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport – Jammin’ Java, Coastal Roast, Say Si Bon!, Smokewood American Grill and Core Brewing Co.

International Women’s Day at MIA Airport

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Today, in honor of International Women’s Day (March 8), Miami International Airport is joining up with the Association of Floral Importers of Florida (AFIF) to hand out 25,000 complimentary flower bouquets to passengers.

Starting at 10 a.m., a variety of airport personnel, along with volunteers from the AFIF, American Airlines, the Miami-Dade Police Department and the Transportation Security Administration will be greeting passengers at airport entrances with roses, daisies, carnations and spray chrysanthemums, and a postcard with information about the meaning of the day and a reminder that MIA is the gateway for more than 90 percent of all the flower imports to the United States.

Definitely the Airport Amenity of the day!

JetBlue’s Rube Goldberg winning machine

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JetBlue flies from cold, snowy New York to hip and sunny Palm Springs, California and to remind New Yorkers of that the carrier has a set up a fun, storefront-sized contest promotion involving a golf ball and a chance to win prizes.

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Today and tomorrow – passersby in New York’s Lower East Side (at 168 Bowery and Kenmare) can putt a golf ball, watch its make its way through an intricate path set up in a 25-foot window and maybe win a trip to warmer climes – or other prizes.

Hours: Canceled Friday Feb 5 – due to snow – but let’s hope it’s up and running on schedule Saturday Feb 6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Airports give milestone passengers prizes

Last week Vancouver International Airport celebrated its 20th million passenger with prizes and celebrations.

And one lucky passenger at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International – Larry Kendrick, who arrived from Gulfport, Mississippi – got a big surprise on Sunday, when he was declared the 100 millionth passenger to arrive at the airport.

Congratulations to the winners and congratulations to these – and other – airports that are hitting passenger milestones and serving record numbers of travelers this year.

 

At JFK T7 Sheraton is rewarding delays

Sheraton kiosk

Next week Sheraton Hotels and Resorts will be at JFK Airport Terminal 7 giving travelers prizes for their flight delays.

From Monday, Dec. 21 through Thursday Dec. 24, Sheraton will invite travelers to scan their plane tickets at a “Delight my Delay” kiosk for a chance to convert their delayed minutes into prizes such as resort vacations in Waikiki, cameras, drones, gift cards and more.

There’s also an option to get double prizes and pay one forward to another traveler.