Fun Stuff

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.

Denver Airport Super Bowl ready

Denver Broncos Statue

Football fan or not, if you’re traveling through Denver International Airport this week, you’ll know that the town is rooting for the Denver Broncos to win Super Bowl 50.

Take a look at the amenities that have popped up and how the terminals have taken on an orange hue.

Denver Broncos lounge

The Great Hall in the center of the Jeppesen Terminal on level 5 has been decked out with Broncos-colored lounge furniture. “The Broncos Experience Zone” also includes a life-sized cutout of Broncos mascot, Miles, and a giant image of the airport’s famous blue “Mustang” for passengers to take photos with.

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Denver Broncos desk

Everyone loves puppies, so DEN airport is hosting its own DEN Puppy Bowl from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday in the center of the Jeppesen Terminal on level 5.

There’s more… the announcement on the train between concourses has been changed. Now you’ll hear a pro-Broncos message from Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. And, at the information booths on all three concourses, DEN staff will be handing out a variety of Bronco-orange products today through Sunday. Head there for Orange Crush soda, oranges, orange candy, beads, buttons and more.

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All photos courtesy Denver International Airport

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

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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.