Travel Tidbits: free flight on JetBlue for do-gooders

JetBlue is offering 50 people and their guests a chance to fly – for free – to a suprise destination for three days of volunteering and doing good. Interested? Check out the contest.

Korean Air: behind the scenes, tech-wise

A behind-the-scenes visit to Korean Air’s tech center, paint hangar and engine test cell.

California’s role in aviation history? A quiz.

Here’s an aviation history quiz: What do the first major U.S. airshow, the first and only flight of the Spruce Goose and SpaceX have in common?

New airport trading cards. Collect them all.

37 new cards are now out in circulation as part of the North American Airport Collectors Series. St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) issued its third trading card in the

Best U.S. airports. Another celebratory list.

Conde Nast has issued its list of Best Airports in the U.S. for 2018. Take a look and see if you agree with the airports that made the list this year.

Souvenir Sunday: Chubu Centrair Int’l Airport, Nagoya Japan

Souvenir Sunday: cool aviation-themed gifts spotted at Chubu Centrair Int’l Airport in Nagoya, Japan

First 787 Dreamliner test plane now an attraction in Japan

An aviation attraction built around the first 787 Dreamliner test plane has opened inside an airport in Japan.

Check out Sheraton’s cool lobby installations

The Sheraton Hotel brand is hosting a fun series of selfie-friendly installations in hotels around the world.

Airlines offer change fee waivers as Hurricane Michael roars in

Airlines are canceling flights and offering change fee waivers to passengers with tickets to, from or through cities likely to be in the path of Hurricane Michael.

Airlines, airports go pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month

Airports and airlines going pink to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

KLM’s Delft Blue House #99: The White Ox

KLM’s Delft Miniature House #99 is revealed.

United Airlines drops fee for surfboards. In California.

United Airlines has dropped the special fee it charges for traveling with surfboards – but only if you’re flying direct to or from California, dude.

Airlines growing their own food? It’s a thing.

Korean Air has a ranch that produces meat, chicken, veggies and water for in-flight meals. Other airlines have farming projects as well.

Airport Restaurant Month is back

Airport Restaurant Month is back during October in more than 50 North American airports. Go. Eat.

Airports of the future

What will the airport of the (near) future be like? My current story in AFAR has some predictions.

Top airports share their secrets to success

What secret weapons do airports use to please passengers? We asked the winners of a recent JD Power study to spill the beans.

Bees delay a plane in South Africa

Mango Airlines had to call in bee removal experts to extract 20,000 bees from the inside of an airplane engine.

Help Cleveland Hopkins Int’l Airport celebrate the city

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is hosting ‘Celebrate Cleveland’ this with fun activities and free treats.

Travel Tidbits from Alaska Airlines and Virgin Atlantic

Alaska Airlines is piloting VR entertainment on some flights. Virgin Atlantic is adding Aviation Gin to its flights.

Miami Int’l Airport and the Miami Hound Machine

Miami International is the latest airport to get a team of the therapy dogs on duty. This one is called the Miami Hound Machine.

JetBlue’s new livery honors Puerto Rico

Jetblue unveils a new special livery dedicated to Puerto Rico.

Donate to disaster relief: do good get bonus miles

Airlines are offering bonus miles as a thank-you for those donating cash to help with disaster relief efforts around the globe.

A marvelous mascot at Japan’s Centrair Airport

Meet the marvelous mascot at Japan’s Chubu Centrair International Airport

Huge typo on Cathay Pacific plane

Check out the giant typo on this Cathay Pacific plane.

Top airports? Las Vegas, Orlando, John Wayne, Buffalo, says J.D. Power

Overall, passenger satisfaction with North American airports is up, says J.D Power. Check the charts to see where your favorite airport lands.

Snaps from Korean Air’s farm on Jeju Island

Korean Air has a ranch on Korea’s Jeju Island where it raised livestock, chicken, fruit and vegetables – and bottles water – that is served to passengers. Here are some snaps from my visit to the ranch.

Happy 90th Birthday, Miami Int’l Airport

Miami Internation Airport is celebrating its 90th birthday with a new exhibit.

500 kids color a new livery for a Korean Air plane

Korean Air invited 500 kids to coloring festival to help create a new special livery.

Oktoberfest events at PIT, DEN, other airports

Denver International, Pittsburgh International and other airports celebrating Oktoberfest.

PHL Airport has a short story dispenser

Philadelphia International is the first U.S. airport to get a short story dispenser.

Updated airline travel alerts: Hurricane Florence and others

Airlines are updating and expanding their travel advisories due to Hurricanes Florence and other hurricanes. Check with your airline before you head to the airport.

The 9/11 Memorial at Boston Logan Int’l Airport

Take some time today to think about how the world changed on September 11, 2001. And if you’re at Boston Logan International Airport, today or anytime, take some time to

Hurricane Florence and others mucking up air travel

Airlines are issuing travel alerts and offering change fee waivers for flights that will affected by Hurricanes Florence, Isaac and Olivia.

Louisville International Airport on Kentucky Urban Bourbon Trail

Louisville International Airport is now a stop on Kentucky’s Urban Bourbon Trail.

KLM’s augmented reality bag sizer for carry-on bags

KLM has a new augmented reality tool on its app to help passengers figure out if their carry-on bags meet the airline’s hand baggage rules.

Alaska Airline’s new Russell Wilson plane

Alaska Airlines unveiled a new plane honoring Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. And is renewing its football season perk of giving early boarding to anyone wearing a Russell Wilson jersey (#3).

British Airways & Heathrow Airport honor Freddie Mercury

Heathrow Airport, British Airways and a brave group of Heathrow baggage handers have joined forced to create a special dance peformance in honor of Queen singer Freddie Mercury, who once worked as a baggage handers at Heathrow.

Burning Man fans head home via Reno-Tahoe Int’l Airport

Lots of Burning Man festival attendees are making their way home through Reno-Tahoe International Airport and leaving lots of trash and dust behind.

Alaska Airlines adds 40 west coast flights for CES 2019

Alaska Airlines has joined the list of airlines adding extra flights to and from Las Vegas for CES 2019. Of course you don’t need to be going to the big electronics show to take advantage of these flights.

Reno-Tahoe Int’l does Burning Man

More than 18,000 people make their way to and from the Burning Man festival through Reno-Tahoe International Airport, which is joins in the fun with airport yoga, costumed therapy dogs and lots more fun.

Amelia Earhart slept at the first airport hotel

What was the first airport hotel? Several inns claim that title. The Oakland Airport Inn, which opened in 1929, is the winner. Close second: The Dearborn Inn, near Detroit, which opened in 1931 and is still open today.

Travel Tidbits: free inflight wif + a call for your vacation audio

Travel Tidbits: Free in-flight Wi-Fi on Labor Day + Heathrow Airport wants your vacation audio.

Flying over the Labor Day holiday? You won’t be alone.

Traveling over the Labor Day holiday? You won’t be in the airport alone. Airlines are expected to carry a record number of passengers during the week-long Labor Day holiday.

Changes for the JetBlue TrueBlue program

JetBlue has announced some changes in its TruBlue mileage program.

Fresh news about old airport hotels

Where was the first airport hotel? Several sites lay claim to the tile, but there’s clearly a winner.

Souvenir Sunday: 2019 paper calendars that invite travel

Souvenir Sunday: 2019 is still a ways off. But it’s not too soon to start shopping for the daily planner or wall calendars you’ll use in the new year.

Fresh art at Philadelphia Int’l Airport

A fresh art exhibit at Philadelphia International Airport features the work fo 20 local artists who have transformed a walkway into a colorful, art-filled passageway..

Airlines offer change fee waivers for Hurricane Lane

Airlines are posting travel alerts and offering change fee waivers as Hurricane Lane bears down on Hawaii.

Atlanta International Airport shows off lighted canopy

Take a look at some of the color-options for the new canopies being built at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

National Aviation Day and the 3rd Wright Brother

Sunday, August 19 was National Aviation Day. Did you pay respects to Katherine Wright, who was known as the 3rd Wright Brother? Did you even know the Wright Brothers had a sister?