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Old plane gets new home at San Antonio Int’l Airport

Courtesy San Antonio Int’l Airport

This ‘”Jenny”-  a 1918 Curtiss JN-4D biplane – has just been installed in Terminal B at San Antonio International Airport (SAT).

The historic aircraft, one of only 2,800 made, comes from San Antonio’s Witte Museum.

The “Jenny” was used as a military trainer for pilots in the U.S. Air Service during World War I and as a mail-carrying airplane during the 1920s. The namesake of San Antonio’s Stinson Municipal Airport’s, Katherine Stinson, flew this type of plane for fundraising tours on behalf of the American Red Cross during World War I.

The plane can be seen from anywhere in the terminal – including through the airport’s Suitcase Wheel, created by the Art Guys.


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Fun food news from SAT airport and KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines

Great airport souvenirs usually show up on Stuck at the Airport on Sunday, in the occasional Souvenir Sunday feature, but I make exceptions when it comes to chocolate.

 

(Photo courtesy San Antonio International Airport)

These jalapeno and red chile-flavored chocolate bars were spotted at San Antonio International Airport, which joins the city in celebrating Fiesta.

In addition to this chocolate, airport spokesperson Rich Johnson says that in honor of the citywide party and cultural event, “There are lots of cool, cultural items in our shops, including piñatas, clothing, cascarones (egg shells filled with confetti) and other items.”

There’s also a food-related celebration on some KLM airplanes.

From now through June, the sandwiches served on the European routes flown by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will sport festive wrapping paper designed by students from an art and design school in the Netherlands.

Students were asked to come up with designs that were “culinary, surprising, inspirational and energetic,” and, after polling Facebook fans and experts, three winners were chosen.

The designs will be featured through June on packaging in KLM’s “Delicious” economy-class flight product line, which includes snacks, meals, sandwiches and hot towels.

Artwork by Silvie Buenen, Tom van der Pijl and Agnes Loonstra; images courtesy KLM.