Put your name on Helsinki Airport. Plus more airport & airline news.

Want an airport named after you? It’s easy. In Finland Dulles International Airport. John F. Kennedy International Airport. Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. It’s a big deal to have an

Mask Mandate Extension + Stricter COVID-19 Rules for Travelers

Update 12/2/21: Here are the new travel-related mandates and rules issued by the White House as part of a larger plan to address the Delta and Omicron variants this winter.

Travel Tidbits from Chicago, Sweden, & TSA

The holidays are around the corner and we’re looking forward to seeing how airports around the country – and the world – will celebrate the season. TSA’s Canine Calendar for

Shopping at Alaska Airlines’ Company Store

The newest location of Alaska Airlines’ Company Store is in “The Hub,” a 6-story office building the carrier opened near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) in July 2020, just as the

Happy Thanksgiving

Safe travels wherever you are off to this Thanksgiving weekend.

Travel Deals for Black Friday

Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Travel Deal Tuesday Travel Deals Back with a Vengeance (This is a slightly different version of a story we prepared for NBC News) The pandemic put a ground

TSA’s Thanksgiving Do’s & Don’ts.

Traveling with holiday foods? Each year, when Thanksgiving rolls around, the Transportation Security Administration team reminds travelers of the foods that are OK to put in your carry-on for the

Something Fishy Spotted at Seattle-Tacoma Int’l Airport

Sometimes the coolest stuff is below you You know how during the airline safety instructions (you pay attention, right?) they say the nearest exit may be behind you? Well, sometimes

Iceland welcomes you to the Icelandverse

We’re a few days late on the Icelandverse bandwagon. But we want to do our part to make sure everyone takes a look at how Iceland is promoting tourism with

Airport Amenities We Love: Coat Check Service

Here’s a great airport amenity we’re glad is back. Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) is once again offering its popular coat check service. The service is back for the third

“The Phoenix” at PHX Airport & What We Learned About Lost Amenities

Few airport rental car centers are places you want to hang out in for longer than you have to. But the rental car center at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

At The Airport: News from AUS, ROC, MDW, and more

Banksy Art on View at Austin-Bergstrom Int’l Airport Airport or art gallery? We have to say both. Five prints and a sculpture by the artist Bansky are on display in

Airports Welcome Back International Travelers

The United States began welcoming back vaccinated international travelers on November 8. Here’s how some airports around the country celebrated. (If I missed yours, please send a link and I’ll

FAA Call-Out: Design a Sustainable Control Tower

Think you can design a cost-efficient, sustainable air traffic control tower? The Federal Aviation Administration, (FAA) has more than 100 aging control towers at regional and municipal airports across the United States

At the Airport: News from GSP, FLL & Alaska Airlines

GSP Airport Debuts a History Museum South Carolina’s Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) celebrated its Dedication Day on November 4, 1962. Fifty-nine years later, the airport unveiled its History Museum, detailing

At the Airport: News from SEA, SFB, & LFT

Party at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is having an in-terminal and virtual celebration on Thursday, Nov 4 to celebrate the end of all the major construction at

What will we find at the airport of the future?

What will the airports of the future be like? We hope to find movie theaters, art galleries, salons, and someplace to do laundry. Fentress Architects asked architecture students from around

Travel Tidbits from airports, airlines, and museums near you

Changes at Denver International Airport Checkpoints Denver International Airport (DEN) is making some big changes at several of its security checkpoint lanes this week, with the goal of making traveling

Airlines, tourist hot spots ready for return of International Travelers

(This is a slightly different version of a story we prepared for NBC News) Starting Nov. 8, the United States will begin welcming welcoming fully vaccinated international air travelers, under a new less restrictive set of Covid-19 regulations. The new rules require that, with very limited exceptions, non-U.S. citizens flying to the U.S. from more than

At the Airport: Name SEA’s Robot + Play at SJC + See Nature at IND

Help Name SEA’s Food Delivering Robot A few months back, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) joined the list of airports offering mobile food ordering. The OrderSEA program works with the Grab and At Your Gate programs,

Airports – and TSA – getting ready for Halloween

It’s a sure sign that Halloween is around the corner when Red Skelton starts turning up again at Wichita Airport. Here’s how some other airports – and TSA – are

Stuck at the Airport: Travel Tidbits

Clyde Pangborn’s Uneaten Sandwich An old, stale sandwich locked away in a Washington state museum is drawing fresh attention to an aviation daredevil and the 90th anniversary of a record-setting

Airports mark Int’l Air Traffic Controllers Day

On October 20, airports around the country – and the world – gave thanks and shared great photos in honor of International Airport Traffic Controllers Day. See how many towers

Airports deal with fire, a water main break, and the return of the dogs

It was quite a Monday for some airports around the country. The day started out like this at Denver International Airport Wag Brigade back at SFO San Francisco International Airport

What’s in store at Pittsburgh Intl Airport’s new terminal?

Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) has broken ground on a new $1.4 billion new terminal building. The project is the first new airport to be built from the ground up in

Fewer passengers, but more firearms at airports

This is alarming: While there are still fewer passengers flying on commercial planes due to the pandemic, there is an uptick in the number of firearms people are bringing with

Victorian Wallpaper at SFO

Is SFO an airport or a museum? Now that we’re back to traveling more, we’re delighted to have the opportunity to visit San Francisco International Airport (SFO), home to the

Travel Tidbits from an airport near you

Discounts at Boston Logan Airport in honor of the Boston Marathon – plus free socks To celebrate the return of athletes to Boston for the Boston Marathon, passengers who use

KLM unveils mini Delft House #102

Each year on its anniversary – October 7 – KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines, unveils a new miniature Delft House. This year’s house – #102 – arrived on time and is

San Antonio Int’l Airport lights up

Yes, it looks pretty. But this month the lights at San Antonio International Airport (SAT) are supporting two important national campaigns: Breast Cancer Awareness and Domestic Violence Awareness. SAT is

Free foam glider & free outdoor movies at Lincoln Airport (LNK)

This red Arrow Sport, one of only one of six known to still be in existence, was built by the Arrow Aircraft Company, of Havelock, Nebraska and now hangs in

Airport Tidbits from Here and There

Facebook and Instagram may have been down on Monday, but Twitter was there for airports to share news and fun tidbits. Here are some items that caught our attention. Not

Space Toys Land at St. Louis Lambert Int’l Airport

Calling all Space Cadets: a new exhibit at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) features vintage space-inspired toys on loan from the Space Museum in Bonne Terre, Missouri. Here’s a

A look at Alaska Airline’s new lounge at SFO

We stopped by the new Alaska Airlines lounge in Terminal 2 at San Fransico International Airport (SFO) to see for ourselves what the space was like. Sadly, the sourdough toast

Bottle refunds at Frankfurt Airport. Drop-off fee at Heathrow.

We keep an eye on airport trends and creative airport amenities. We love that Frankfurt Airport has bottle refund machines security checkpoints where passengers may turn in an empty and

At airports: a giant flamingo, doodles, & Disney salute

Some birds are welcome at airports Their giant flamingo public artwork won’t arrive until 2022, but the folks at Tampa International Airport (TPA) are clearly very excited. We can’t blame

Don’t mess with airline crew members who graduate TSA’s self-defense class

Last week we joined a group of airline crew members for a four-hour self-defense class taught by the Transportation Security Administration’s Federal Air Marshals. TSA has been offering these classes

Fresh Art at San Diego Int’l Airport

Are you sick of staying at home? Or maybe still trying to get home after being stuck somewhere due to the pandemic? Perhaps some art will help. In a new

Airports Compete for Customer Satisfaction. The winners are:

North American airports are filling up again with travelers. And airports are working hard to make the passenger experience as pleasant as can be despite labor shortages that limit the

Art and Magic at SJC and DAL Airports

Fresh art at Mineta San Jose International Airport Take a look at this cool new permanent artwork installed at California’s Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) Installed in the pre-security

Ready to book a space flight?

(This is a slightly different version of a story we prepared for NBC News) A trip to space has rocketed to the top of travel bucket lists for those who

DFW has a Fast Pass & pre-made gates. Plus: Pendleton Round-Up returns.

Cut the TSA line AND get free food at DFW A new amenity that may soon become an airport staple is a program that allows travelers to reserve a time

Travel Tidbits from an airport near you

Newest Minute Suites opens at DTW Airport Minute Suites -which rents short-stay napping and workspaces in airports around the country – has opened a new location in Detroit Metropolitan Airport

Air & Space Museums to visit free on Museum Day

Most museums around the country are open again and waiting for your visit. And while you will still want to wear a mask and keep your distance from other patrons

Museum Monday: Scientific Instruments at SFO

SFO Museum exhibits rare 19th to early 20th-century scientific instruments The newest exhibition from the SFO Museum at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is filled with rare mid-nineteenth century to

Airports, others remember 9/11. Plus: 9/11 Survivor Tree

The 9/11 Memorial at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS): The Place of Remembrance is a large glass cube at BOS. Inside are two glass panels etched with the names of

COVID-Sniffing Dogs at MIA; Food Delivering Robot at SEA

COVID-Sniffing Dogs on Duty at MIA Airport For the next 30-days, COVID-sniffing dogs will be on duty at Miami International Airport (MIA). The detector dogs are specially trained by the

Fines double for flyers who refuse to wear face masks

“Be prepared to pay.” As part of President Biden’s broad COVID-19 action plan, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will double fines for those who are not in compliance with the federal mask

At the Airport: ELP Birthday + 9/11 Memories

Gathering up some news from airports around the country. Happy Birthday El Paso International Airport Airports, organizations remember 9/11

Get you free museum tickets

Between shutdowns, staff layoffs, and budget cuts, the pandemic has been tough on museums and cultural attractions across the United States. But that won’t stop more than 1000 museums, zoos,