Travel Tidbits for Travelers

Better rest times for flight attendants On Tuesday, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration finalized rules requiring airlines to give airline flight attendants at least 10 hours of rest time between

Flying this week? Look for this airport art

Cool Clay exhibit at Denver International Airport We’re not sure how we missed the announcement of this cool exhibit at Denver International Airport (DEN). But if you’re passing through DEN

Hurricane Ian Still Tormenting Travel

Hurricane Ian was downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane late Wednesday evening, but that doesn’t mean the travel woes that wild weather brings are ended. Early Thursday morning, FlightAware listed

Two Things for Travelers

Hawaiian Airlines hosts a ‘window activation’ in Austin Hawaiian Airlines operates thrice-weekly flights between Austin and Honolulu and to promote the service the airline is hosting a contest with a

Airlines & Airports Brace for Hurricane Ian

Updated Tuesday, September 27, 2022 Hurricane Ian is causing airports to close and airlines to cancel flights and offer passengers travel waivers. Orlando International Airport (MCO) plans to stop commercial

Greetings from: the Great Prosser Balloon Rally

The largest hot air balloon festival in the world – the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta – will take place October 1-9. But one of the most charming hot air balloon

How satisfied are passengers with airports right now?

Flown anywhere lately? After being grounded by the pandemic, most folks are pretty darn excited to go to the airport to fly to just about anywhere. But once at the

Miniature Golf Day – at the Airport

Back in 2012, Air New Zealand had a week-long in-flight putting competition to promote the fact that the airline was hosting a Pro- Am tournament. Back in the day, Palm

An Orchestra Will Take Over This Aviation Museum

 We’re not sure how this will work. Or why it is happening. But we’re sure it will be great. On September 21, from 3 pm to 5 pm, the University

Some airports ease travel. Others make it harder

Now you can reserve a checkpoint slot at Miami Int’l Airport One of the newest, and most welcome airport amenities are free programs that allow passengers to schedule the time

Free admission on Museum Day and other days

[This is a story we wrote for NBC News] As inflation leads households to tighten their entertainment and travel budgets, many are forgoing trips to museums and cultural institutions, where

Fresh art at Albany Int’l Airport

New York’s Albany International Airport (ALB) is getting ready to debut a new exhibition. The sculptures and prints in the Lumen exhibition are by Shaina Gates, Heather Hutchison, and Ben

How to get tickets to Smithsonian’ Renovated Air & Space Museum

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Wahington, D.C. has been undergoing a seven-year renovation that includes the redesign of all 23 exhibitions and presentation spaces. The big reveal is around the corner.

Airports, airlines, and the world remember 9/11

We thought we would gather up all the 9/11 anniversary remembrance tweets from airlines, airports, aviation agencies, organizations, and unions, but we’re sure we missed a lot. Let us know

Airports, airlines mourn the passing of Her Majesty the Queen

Gathering up videos and tweets of airports and airlines remembering encounters with Queen Elizabeth II, who died September 8, 2022, at age 96. Let us know what we’ve missed. And,

Orlando Int’l Airport’s new Terminal C

Orlando International Airport (MCO) will officially open its new 15-gate, $2.8 billion Terminal 3 later this month. The first flights are set to take off beginning on September 20. The

Checkpoint reservations go global

Long – sometimes very long – checkpoint security lines are back at airports in the United States and around the world. That’s why the convenience reporter is a big

$3 movies are great. But films are free at these airports

Saturday, September 3 has been declared National Cinema Day. And movie theaters around the country are celebrating by selling $3 tickets for all movies, all formats, all day. Moviegoers will

Site visit: Portland International Airport

It’s been a whlie since we stopped in at Portland International Airport (PDX). So we fixed that with a quick visit to see how construction is going on the new

25,000 Burners land at Reno-Tahoe Int’l Airport

More than 80,000 people are attending the Burning Man Festival in the Nevada Black Desert this week. And about 25,000 of those Burners are making their way to the event

Airport Amenity of the Week: SFO’s Golden Gate Park ‘activation’

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has an ongoing program celebrating the city’s neighborhoods and cultural events. The newest activation shines a light on the rich history of live music performances

Travel Tidbits from an airport near you

Happy Thursday. Today we present a quick round-up of some travel tidbits and news-to-use, courtesy of an airport near you. Ride public transit free to Denver International Airport How did

Fresh art at LAX Airport

Passengers traveling to or from Terminals 2 and 3 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will see some new art in the terminals, courtesy of the airport’s partnership with the

We’re on a boat: London’s HMS Belfast

Museum Monday: London’s HMS Belfast For Museum Monday, we’re highlighting the HMS Belfast. This is a historic warship and a 9-deck floating museum permanently moored in London on the River

National Aviation Day Celebrations

August 19 was National Aviation Day. The holiday first established in 1939 honors the development of aviation and pioneers of flight. And it also marks Orville Wright’s birthday. Here’s a

Airports + National Bee Day

Honey bees are experiencing a drastic decline in the United States and that’s having a negative impact on the global ecosystem. Creating habitats where they can thrive is part of

ROAM Fitness Beefing up with PHL Branch

Passengers at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) with extra time on their hands will soon be able to work out at the newest branch of ROAM Fitness. The airport gym and

5 Things We Love About London Gatwick Airport

Our ‘5 Things We Love About’ series highlighting features and amenities at airports around the world continues with London’s Gatwick Airport (LGW). We have airport mascot Gary Gatwick to help

Museum Monday: Best Museum Bathrooms

We recently celebrated the fact that two airports – Tampa International Airport (TPA) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) have restrooms in the running for this year’s America’s Best Restroom

Another airport gets an outdoor patio

At one time, outdoor observation decks and patios were common at airports and many modern-day travelers and avgeeks have pleasant memories of going to the airport just to see planes

For National Book Lovers Day: our new book

August 9 was National Book Lovers Day and we celebrated by visiting some of the places in Seattle that are featured in our new book, 111 Places in Seattle That

Gary Gatwick’s Underground Adventure

The Stuck at the Airport adventure team traveled in and around London with Gatwick Airport’s mascot, Gary Gatwick, last week. Our assignment: discover how easy it is to use Gatwick

2 airports are finalists for America’s Best Restroom

The list of the top 10 finalists for the 2022 America’s Best Restroom contest is out. And this year restrooms at two airports are in the running to be crowned

Out & About in Arundel, England

Stuck at the Airport is out and about in the English countryside for a few days with Gary Gatwick, the mascot for London’s Gatwick Airport. Arundel, in West Sussex, is

Visiting the Brighton seaside with Gary Gatwick

Stuck at The Airport is in England this week, touring with Gary Gatwick, the charming mascot of Gatwick Airport. Gary has been taking us places that are surprisingly easy to

Touring London with Gatwick Airport’s Mascot

Stuck at The Airport is spending a couple of days in London as a guest of Gatwick Airport,, the airport’s mascot, Gary Gatwick, and a growing list of new local

Stuck at the Airport goes to London

The Stuck at the Airport team is in London this week on a trip organized by our friends at Gatwick Airport (LGW). The assignment? Find out if it’s easy to

Off to Gatwick. But first, bumper car rides at JFK

Stuck at the Airport is heading to London today for a week-long adventure organized by airport mascot Gary Gatwick and his friends at Gatwick Airport (LGW), who suspect that not

JetBlue inks deal to buy Spirit Airlines

Big news in the airline world. JetBlue is buying Spirit Airlines. Price tag: $3.8 billion. Read these stories to learn more.

Travel Tidbits from an airport near you

Drama at Dallas Love Field Operations resumed late Monday afternoon at Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) after a frightening incident involving shots fired inside the terminal building. According to Dallas

First Nations Welcome Figure lands at Vancouver Int’l Airport

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is well-known for its impressive art program featuring the work of many First Nations people. Throughout and around the airport, passengers see art that draws on

Airline aprons. The kind you wear.

We’re big fans of the treasures in the collection of the SFO Museum at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). And of the museum’s searchable online database. This tweet, about the

Flight display board has info just for you

At Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), one flight display board gives passengers very personalized messages. It seems sort of sci-fi, but thanks to a technology named Parallel Reality, up to 100

We all scream for ice-cream

July is National Ice-Cream Month July is National Ice-Cream Month and Sunday was National Ice Cream Day. And while no one really needs a special reason to enjoy ice cream

Prices up, service & satisfaction down at hotels

We’re writing this post from a hotel where we’re paying more than we’d planned to and getting way less comfort and service than we expect. And that seems to be

Crazy scary!? TSA found 3000+ guns at airport checkpoints so far this year

Here’s a packing tip: check your pockets, your purse, your briefcase, duffel, or carry-on bag to make sure you aren’t taking your gun – your loaded gun (!) – with

Airport news from Miami and Albany Int’l Airports

Flying somewhere this week? If you are, it’s a good bet you may find yourself stuck at the airport somewhere longer than you intended. But we’re here to keep you

Wildlife spotted at Juneau International Airport

Alaska’s Juneau International Airport (JNU) is far from flashy. The most recent terminal renovation at JNU added some impressive pieces of art but left behind the taxidermy animals travelers have

Road Trip Memories

Road trips can evoke nostalgia for childhood, family, and adventures. And for many people, there are objects and in-the-car experiences indelibly tied to those journeys.  For some, it is a

Happy July 4th

If July 4 is a holiday for you, we hope you will enjoy it with a picnic, live music, family, and friends. Flying for the Fourth? If you’re flying somewhere