A few travel tidbits for you as we head into the busy holiday weekend:
Free meals for military personnel at MSY
Several Delaware North-dining locations at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport will be offering free meals to traveling military personnel during the upcoming Christmas holiday week.
From Saturday, Dec. 24, through Saturday, Dec. 31, uniformed servicemen and servicewomen can receive their free meal – an entrée and a large fountain drink – at these locations:
- Lobby: Dooky Chase, West Beignet
- Concourse B: Air Meals, Le Petit Bistro, PJ’s Coffee
- Concourse C: Copeland’s Gourmet Kitchen, PJ’s Coffee, Zatarain’s kiosk
- Concourse D: Copeland’s Cheesecake Scoop Café, WOW Café & Wingery!
Free parking at DFW
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is offering a free day of Terminal Parking for every two days travelers park during the holiday.
Travelers must enter the terminal by December 31st and park for a full two days at the terminal to be eligible for the promotion. The current Terminal Parking rate is $24/day. Details here.
(Photo: courtesy Library of Congress, via Flickr Commons; The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith’s America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.)
Wondering if Santa is going to make it to your house this week?
For the 61st year, the folks at the North American Aerospace Defense Command have the NORAD Tracks Santa website (and apps) ready to keep an eye on Santa as he flies around the world.
Right now the website has a holiday countdown, games, activities, holiday songs and tidbits about Santa, his elves, and the reindeer in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Chinese.
At 2:01 a.m. EST on Dec. 24 you can go to the NORAD website to see Santa get ready for his flight.
Then NORAD’s “Santa Cams” will have videos of Santa flying around the world.
If you’re concerned about exactly where the jolly fellow is and exactly when he’ll be in your town, at 6 a.m. EST, you can start calling a NORAD tracker and ask (1-877-Hi-NORAD (1-877-446-6723) or send an email to email@example.com.
Cortana will also be able to tell you Santa’s location and OnStar subscribers can press the OnStar button in their vehicles to locate Santa.
Airports and airlines are getting in the holiday spirit and Lufthansa is no exception.
All this month, the carrier is offering treats and surprises for passengers.
In Frankfurt,visitors to the Lufthansa First Class Lounge and First Class Terminal are being served a holiday meal of roasted duck with caramelized red cabbage, potato cranberry-dumplings and goose liver Figaro.
And all Lufthansa lounges are serving sweet pastries such as Stollen cake, roasted almonds and fresh-baked cookies.
On flights, there are decorated advent wreaths and small chocolate gifts for all passengers. And, beginning on December 12, children flying on Lufthansa will be presented with little teddy bears named Paul and Sam.