Pop-up Marriage License Bureau at LAS Airport

Thinking about getting married or renewing your vows in Las Vegas, the “Wedding Capital of the World,” on or around Valentine’s Day? You’re far from alone. Getting married in Las

PHX Airport Ready for SuperBowl LVII Fans

The Kanas City Chiefs will play the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII on Sunday, February 12 in Glendale Arizona at State Farm Stadium. Thousands of football fans will be

Farewell to the Boeing 747, the world’s first jumbo jet

Curent and former Boeing employees, customers, and aviation fans of all sorts gathered at Boeing’s Everett factory on Tuesday to mark the deliver of the final 747 aircraft to Atlas

Bessie Coleman honored with Barbie ‘Inspiring Women Series’ Doll

Mattel, maker of the iconic Barbie doll, has an Inspiring Women series that pays tribute to courageous women with Barbie dolls in their honor. Chimpanzee expert Dr. Jane Goodall, tennis

Museum Monday: Lightner Museum Turns 75

If we’re not in an airport, you’ll find the Stuck at the Airport team in a museum. And if it’s a museum with some unusual collections, all the better. The

New Technology Helping Airports Reunite You With Your Lost Stuff

*Our story about airport lost and found first appeared on NBC News With recent airline fiascos triggering pileups of luggage at baggage carousels across the country, airports and airlines are increasingly

Trip Report: 3 Oregon Hotels + 1 Cool Restaurant

The Seattle-based Stuck at the Airport team took a short road trip to Oregon last week to join a special dinner hosted by Humble Spirit. The new(ish) farm-to-table restaurant in

Rebrand for San Jose Mineta Int’l Airport

Soda companies do it. Toothpaste companies do it. Car companies do it. And airports do it too. Since 2001 you have known it as Norman Y. Mineta San José International

Airports, Airlines Celebrate the Lunar New Year

January 22 is the beginning of the Lunar New Year 2023, which kicks off the Year of the Rabbit. Here’s how some airports and airlines around the world marked the

Cool Airport Amenity: Smoothie Vending Machines at YVR Airport

Here’s a great, new airport amenity we hope to see at other airports very soon. In what may be a first for North American airports, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has

What’s Inside The New Terminal A at Newark Liberty Int’l Airport (EWR)

We haven’t been there in person just yet. But we’re delighted to see the photos the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is sharing of the new $2.7-billion

Ever lose something at an airport? Tell us about it.

Laptops, cell phones, sunglasses, carry-on bags, suitcases, headphones, stuffed animals, coats, wallets, and wedding rings These are just some of the items travelers leave behind at airports and on airplanes

Fresh Art at PIE Airport

Two new murals now greet passengers at Florida’s St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport (PIE). Both murals are visible to passengers arriving and departing from Gates 7-11 and Gate 12. Leo Gomez’s

FAA Outage Causes Flight Delays & Disruption

Late Tuesday evening, an essential piece of the aviation transportation network operated by the Federal Aviation Administration failed. And because of that the FAA temporarily grounded all flights nationwide on

Nominations for TSA’s Top Ten Catches of 2023

It’s been just a few weeks since the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released its Top Ten Finds of 2022. And we already have news of some items found at airport

Best Airport Amenities 2022

From a first-place win for “America’s Best Restroom” to free miniature golf and ice skating, in 2022 airports around the country did a great job of offering passengers some great

Airports Celebrate National Trivia Day

We gathered up some of the factoids airports, the FAA, NASA, and others shared for National Trivia Day, January 4. Test your knowledge. Learn some factoids. And let us know

SFO Museum’s 52 Objects: Baby on Board

It Happens: Babies Get Born on Airplanes Babies don’t always arrive when they’re supposed to. And once in a rare while, they’re born on airplanes. Airlines know that. And so

Guns in Peanut Butter & Inside a Raw Chicken: TSA’s Top 10 Catches from 2022

Officers for the Transportation Security Administration see a lot of stuff in the carry-on bags of passengers. Some of it is just fine for people to take on the plane

Hurry to Help Name Tampa Int’l Airport’s Flamingo

One of the best art addition to an airport this past year is a 21-foot-tall flamingo in the main terminal at Tampa International Airport (TPA). While the artwork by Mathew

Airport Amenity of the Week: Free Coat Check

We take a break today from sharing the latest details on the Southwest Airlines debacle to celebrate the Airport Amenity of the Week. Free coat check at Wisconsin’s Appleton International

Southwest Airlines Saga Continues

After a week of widespread cancellations and disarray in operations, many Southwest Airlines passengers are still stuck at airports around the country waiting for standby seats. Or in hotels waiting

Southwest Airlines Nightmare Continues

Early Wednesday morning, Flightaware.com was showing almost 2500 Southwest Airlines flights canceled. That leaves thousands of passengers still stuck at airports around the country. All other domestic airlines now have

Santa arrived. Many other flyers didn’t.

No doubt about it. For everyone except Santa and his reindeer, flying this holiday has been a mess. There’s so much snow in upstate New York that Buffalo Niagara International

Toy Airplanes at St. Louis Lambert Int’l Airport

Fans of toy airplanes will enjoy the Toys Take Flight exhibit on view through the end of March 2023 in the Lambert Gallery at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL).

It’s not just winter weather. Many holiday travelers also face poor service.

This is a story we wrote for NBC News Holiday Travelers face bad weather and bad service A frigid arctic blast is threatening to derail holiday travel this week. But

Say yes to the YEGnog at Edmonton Int’l Airport

Yesterday Stuck at the Airport cheered London Heathrow Airport’s holiday campaign to hand out thousands of gifts to passengers during December. LHR isn’t alone in surprising passengers with gifts. Edmonton

Heathrow Airport handing out Holiday Gifts

Like all airports, London’s Heathrow Airport is very busy for the holidays, with more than three million travelers expected to pass through the terminals in just the last two weeks

Friday Round-Up: More Holiday Fun at Airports

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – or at least a festive time – at airports around the country. Here are some more holiday events and fun treats

Help PIT Airport Mark the 50th Anniversary of Franco Harris’ “Immaculate Reception”

Football fans making their way through Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) love seeing the statue of former Pittsburgh Steeler fullback Franco Harris posed making the iconic “Immaculate Reception” on December 23,

Would You Drink Beer Made With Water Dripped from Airport Air Conditioners?

Back in 2019 San Diego International Airport (SAN) partnered with local brewery Ballast Point and an industrial water purification company to create a special beer called SAN Test Pilot. The

What to look for in airports this week

So many new things are popping up at airports for the holiday season. Here are just some of the items we spotted over the weekend. Toy Planes at St. Louis

Places to Go. Cool Things to See & Do

Ready for the weekend? And holiday adventures? Here are some events and activities around the country that caught our attention this week. Greater Fort Myers Recovering from Hurricane Ian Hurricane

DEN’s ELF, PHL’s Pottery Bike & More Airport Fun

Some airports around the country are going all out to celebrate the holidays this year and entertain travelers. Here are some of the fun celebrations we’ve spotted. More to come.

2023 will be profitable for airlines, despite airports “gouging” airlines

Airline trade group IATA – the International Air Transport Association – is hosting a gathering of journalists in Geneva, Switzerland this week and laying out a wide variety of reports,

Worried about REAL ID? Deadline now: May 2025

Citing the lingering effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and the public’s ability (and reluctance) to obtain a REAL ID driver’s license or identification card, federal officials have once extended the

12 Days of Holiday Gratitude at PHX Airport

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is celebrating 12 Days of Gratitude from December 5 through December 16 with a wide variety of activities. Over the course of the 12

(More) Holiday Decor at an Airport Near You

A lot of people are going to be spending a lot of time in airports in the coming weeks. And while there may be long lines and lots of delays,

TSA’s explosive detection dogs in a calendar

Need a gift for the dog lover on your list? The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) annual calendar might fit the bill. The 2023 calendar honors the agency’s more than 1,000

TPA’s Flamingo Needs a Name

Tampa International Airport (TPA) is hosting a contest to pick a name for the impossible-to-miss, 21-foot flamingo that now lives in the airport’s main terminal. The artwork is by artist

Louisville Muhammad Ali Int’l Airport turns 75

Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a special banner exhibit, “SDF Through the Years,” in the Jerry E. Abramson Terminal. The 13-banner exhibit features

Airports Ready for the Holiday Season

Now that Thanksgiving is over, airports and airlines set their sights on the next phase of the holiday travel season. And that means the holiday decorations at airports are out

Happy Thanksgiving. Safe Travels

Here are some Thanksgiving items we spotted at airports this week. If you’re on the road or in the air, please travel safely. Reno-Tahoe Airport’s Gratitude Wall is Back LaGuardia

More Holiday Deals for Travelers

It seems like every single hotel, cruise line, and travel company has sent us a notice about their Cyber Deals this season. The options are dizzying, but there are real

Free ice skating is back at DEN Airport

Now here’s a great, free airport amenity: The Denver International Airport (DEN) ice skating rink is back for its fifth season. The rink took a two-year pandemic pause. But it’s

Holiday Travel Heats Up, But Service Cuts Continue

(This is a story we wrote for NBC News) Airlines service cuts that ramped up this summer show no sign of relenting this holiday season, leaving more travelers likely to

Aviation History exhibit at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

November is Aviation History Month. And that means it’s a good time to look at aviation history displays at airports around the country. First stop: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Travel Tidbits from Airports Near You

Airlines Fined for Not Giving Refunds on Time On Monday, the Transportation Department fined a half-dozen airlines more than $7 million for failing to provide timely refunds to customers. The