Posts in the category "Souvenirs":

Souvenir Sunday: new airport trading card

Minneapolis-St. Paul International has joined the list of airports offering travelers a free trading card featuring a wide range of interesting facts and stats about the airport.

MSP trading card

The card is free at any airport information booth and, along with cards from other airports, would be a nice small gift this holiday season.

Here are some of the other airports that have cards in the North American Airports Collector series:

Austin-Bergstrom International; Baton Rouge Metropolitan; Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International; Dane County Regional; Edmonton International; Elmira-Corning Regional; Fort McMurray International; General Mitchell International; Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International; Jacksonville International; Kelowna International; Lambert-St. Louis International; Mineta San Jose International; Nashville International; Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International; Piedmont Triad International; Pittsburgh International; Salt Lake City International; San Antonio International; San Diego International; Savanna-Hilton Head International; Stinson Municipal; and Winnipeg Richardson International.

PIT Trading card one

Formula 1 fans race out of Austin – with souvenirs

Austin Formula 1

Austin is hosting the Formula One United States Grand Prix this weekend and thousands of race fans are passing through Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Passenger traffic at the airport is expected to be the highest on Sunday night (Nov 2) and on Monday, (Nov 3), as race fans head home. So to help the process go smoothly AUS airport is offering expanded customer services, special post-race live music send-offs and a special website section.

Sunday is Souvenir Sunday at StuckatTheAirport.com, so we should also mention that the airport shops will be offering official licensed F1 and Circuit of the Americas merchandise, including t-shirts, caps, mugs, lanyards and books.

Live music performances start Sunday afternoon with a performance by the Flying Balalaika Brothers at 4:30 p.m. More live music is scheduled on Monday Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. until 6:30 p.m, with a total of 12 music performances to be held Sunday and Monday.

Snack Saturday: Armadillo eggs & Texas Taffy

It’s Snack Saturday – when Stuck at The Airport shares snaps of some of the yummy and/or unusual snacks we’ve spotted at airports.

Here are some armadillo eggs and Texas Taffy sold at Dallas Love Field:

TEXAS SNACKS

May I take my pony on the plane?

The TSA has a handy “Can I bring my … through the security checkpoint” tool on its website which makes it clear that ice hockey sticks, field hockey sticks and “sports equipment that can be used as a bludgeon (such as bats and clubs) is prohibited in the cabin of the plane and must be transported in your checked baggage.”

But what about the stick ponies I spotted being sold in at least three shops at Dallas Love Field?

During my three hours hanging out at DAL earlier this week I didn’t see any small children (or adults) throwing tantrums for being relieved of their ponies at the aircraft doors, so I assume traveling with stick ponies is just fine.

But I’m still scouring the TSA app and will ask for a formal ruling…

Love Field ponies

Souvenir Sunday at Sydney Airport

It’s Souvenir Sunday – the day we take a look at some of the fun, inexpensive and locally-themed souvenirs you can pick up when you’re stuck at the airport.

Because who really needs a(nother) Gucci bag, a 5 pound bag of chocolate or a heavy glass bottle of duty-free scotch that will likely fall and break before you get it through customs and home to your house?

Sydney Boxing pens

I found this week’s treats at Sydney Airport, where I spent several hours before boarding a Qantas Airways A380 for its inaugural flight from Sydney to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The flight marked the first time the world’s largest airplane flew on the world’s longest route.

Sydney airport assorted

Sydney Airport platypus

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