Holidays

More holiday events at airports

Flying somewhere for the holidays? You’ll find lots of entertainment, and even free gifts and prizes, at some airports.

SEA FROSTY the Snowman

Through December 24 at JFK International Airport’s Terminal 7, travelers whose flights are delayed can win prizes through the “Delight my Delay” campaign.

HMS Host is also hosting an “Instant Stocking Stuffer Sweepstakes” for customers of its airport restaurants. Through December 31, 2015, travelers who make a purchase at an HMSHost restaurant in the U.S. and Canada can text a code found on their purchase receipt to be entered to win prizes that include round-trip airfare for two.

Elsewhere, travelers in Chicago will find free hot cocoa being served at Midway Airport and, at O’Hare Airport, a holiday photo booth with plenty of props.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is handing out complimentary Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards to travelers in the parking lots and terminals and complimentary Starbucks to airport valet customers (both while supplies last).

At Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Frosty the Snowman, elves, fairies and other costumed characters are roving the terminals to spread cheer and at Denver International Airport, those waiting for arriving passengers can listen to live music and relax in in lounge seating and cabaret tables in the center of the Great Hall.

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.