Treasure trove of TWA toy planes in Kansas City, MO

A favorite find from our visit to Kansas City, MO a while back is the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. The museum boasts both the world’s largest collection of

Airport amenity of the week: VeriFLY at Denver Int’l Airport

Have you been through an airport security checkpoint recently? We have. And it has us worrying that as passenger numbers increase TSOs and travelers will too easily revert to the

Swanky new digs for SLC Int’l Airport. Fresh art at SAN Airport. Plus an invite.

Fresh art at San Diego International Airport San Diego International Airport (SAN) has a new and very big work of art to share with the public. Part of the airport art

IAH: 5 Thing We Love About George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Our “5 Things We Love About…” series celebrating features and amenities at airports around the country and the world lands at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). The airport is located

A trip to the airport in the new normal

Missing airports? Us too. That’s why we masked up and spent a few hours at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) last week to see what’s new – and what’s not. And

The 9/11 Memorial at Boston Logan International Airport

This Friday, September 11, marks 19 years since the terrorist attacks on September, 11, 2001, which killed almost 3000 people and injured thousands more. Four airplanes were hijacked that day

MSP: 5 Things We Love About Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

Our ‘5 Things We Love About…” series celebrating features and amenities at airports around the country and the world lands today at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). MSP sits on

More ways to mask up at airports

More ways to mask up at airports A few weeks back we celebrated Mask Monday with some fun “Wear your mask” reminders from airports. Since then, many airports have gotten

Endless summer: families decamp to resorts for remote work and school

Sharing this slightly different version of a story we put together for NBC News about resorts seeing summer seasons extended thanks to families realizing they can do remote work and

“Museum Airlines” and the pretend airport at a Tel Aviv museum

In Tel Aviv, the Museum of the Jewish People is encouraging visitors to tour the world – virtually of course. To get the ball rolling, the museum has created “Museum

AUS: 5 Things We Love About Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Our “5 Things We Love About…” series celebrating features and amenities at airports around the country and the world makes an overdue landing at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). The airport’s

More robots to help keep travelers safe and sanitized

We adore the rolling little “Ask me!” robots some airports have hired to answer questions and help passengers find their way around. But they seem more entertainment than essential. But

“Smart Helmets” will take temps at first U.S. airport

Bishop International Airport (FNT) in Flint, MI will be the first U.S. airport to deploy “Smart Helmets” made by Italian manufacturer KeyBiz. The devices use artificial intelligence and thermal imaging

United Airlines axes change fees. Delta, American, Alaska follow.

United Airlines dumps the change fees permanently. Unless you’re flying “basic economy” Travelers hate change fees. Airlines love them and make a lot of money from those fees. At least

Home office stressing you out? Try working in a hotel.

Sharing a story we put together for NBC News this week about hotels courting stressed out remote workers package for day-use rooms. This version is slightly different from what was

BOS: 5 Things We Love About Boston Logan International Airport

Our “5 Things We Love About …” series highlights some of the great features and amenities at airports around the country and the world. Today we land at Boston Logan

SNA: 5 Things We Love About John Wayne Airport

Our “5 Things We Love About…” series celebrates features and amenities at airports around the country and the world. Today we land at Orange County’s John Wayne Airport (SNA), located

Stuck at the Airport is marking Mask Monday

Wearing a face mask – and having an assortment of masks to choose from is now the new normal. And Stuck at The Airport is gathering examples of what airports

Travelers tip TSA a whopping $926,000

Rushed, distracted travelers unwittingly gave the Transportation Security Administration a cash tip of more than $926,000 last year. TSA gets to keep the cash and currency travelers forget to pick

Vote for TSA’s Cutest Canine

Here’s something cute and furry for a Friday. National Dog Day is coming up on August 26. And in preparation for that holiday, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is having

STL: 5 Things We Love About St. Louis Lambert International Airport

[Updated August 30, 2020 with two ‘bonus’ items] Our “5 Things We Love About…” series celebrating features and amenities at airports around the country and the world lands today at

Airports are being challenged, but there are bright spots

Despite this recent NYT article documenting how truly awful conditions are right now for airports and the operators of airport concessions, there are some bits of hopeful news. New shops

LGB: 5 Things We Love About Long Beach Airport

The “5 Things We Love About…” series on StuckatTheAirport.com celebrates features and amenities at airports around the country and the world. Today we’re landing at California’s Long Beach Airport.  Founded

How many museums will actually reopen?

Sharing a (slightly updated) story we wrote for NBC News about the challenge museums are facing when considering reopening – or not – as a result of the pandemic. Museums

LEGO masterpiece lands at PDX Airport

A new creation by Portland LEGO artist Erik Mattson is on display at Oregon’s Portland International Airport (PDX). Mattson’s scale replica of Portland’s St. John’s Bridge is made with about

ALB: 5 Things We Love About Albany International Airport

The “5 Things We Love About…” series on StuckatTheAirport.com celebrates features and amenities at airports around the country and the world. Today we’re landing at New York’s Albany International Airport

STL Airport’s Black Americans in Flight mural turns 30

Make sure to see this historic mural at STL Airport August 13, 2020 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the dedication ceremony unveiling the Black Americans In Flight mural that now hangs in

Something is fishy at Miami International Airport (MIA)

Health concerns due to the pandemic may be keeping stress-busting therapy dogs out of most airports right now. So Miami International Airport (MIA) is helping travelers relax with videos of

SAT: 5 Things We Love About San Antonio International Airport

Our “5 Things We Love About…” series celebrates features and amenities at airports around the country and the world. Today we’re landing at San Antonio International Airport (SAT). Keep in

Register to vote at this hotel

Here’s a great, nonpartisan, idea. Extended Stay America, whose properties have remained open during the pandemic, is adding “voter registration center” to the amenities it offers. The mid-priced chain’s STAY

More way to celebrate books at airports

More airport book options We celebrated National Book Lovers Day over the weekend with mention of some airport book stores we love and will miss. We’re not done celebrating the

National Book Lovers Day

Book lovers everywhere celebrate National Book Lovers Day on August 9. Traveling and books go together. And one element of travel we’re missing is the pleasure of buying a book

Gotta fly? BOGO sale on Alaska Airlines

Need – or want – to fly somewhere between now and October 31, 2020? Then check out Alaska Airline’s 48-hour “BOGO” sale which is running now through 11:59 pm PT

Aviation memorabilia at John Wayne Airport (SNA)

One nice perk of visiting lots of airports is getting to see great art and history exhibits, even if your trip doesn’t leave much time to hang out in many

Airports deploying ‘mask nannies’

Right now face coverings and masks are required in every airport and on most airlines due to continued concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus. There are signs, stickers,

Travel Tidbits from Here and There

As another month of being grounded kicks in, here are some travel tidbits that got our attention. Delta Air Lines’ “No Mask- No Fly” list is growing If the rule

Museum Monday

Yes, this staying at home and social-distancing routine is getting tiresome. But don’t forget that you can still enjoy lots of art and culture online and, in many cities, on

Signs of the times: cool social distance signs at airports

Signs and floor stickers reminding travelers to keep their distance in airport terminals are necessary right now. We get that. But at least some airports are giving their signs some

IAD: 5 Things We Love about Washington Dulles International Airport

Our “5 Things We Love About…” series celebrates features and amenities at airports around the country and the world. Today, we are landing at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). We

Powell’s Books out at PDX Airport

Here’s yet another reason to curse COVID-19. Powell’s Books has permanently closed both the store and the kiosk it operates at Portland International Airport. Book lovers know Portland’s Powell’s Book

Travel Tidbits – Out of the Inbox edition

Enter these sweepstakes Baseball is back. (Sort of). And Alaska Airlines has a fun promo running with the Seattle Mariners and San Francisco Giants. Seattle Mariners and San Francisco Giants fans – or

BOI: 5 Things We Love About Boise Airport

Our “5 Things We Love …” series of features and amenities at airports around the country and the world continues today with Idaho’s Boise Airport (BOI) Keep in mind that

DCA: 5 Things We Love About Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Our “5 Things We Love About…” series continues today with some of the features and amenities at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Address-wise, DCA Airport is in Virginia. But

Airport songs for safety

Like other airports around the country, Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) is keeping the facilities clean. The airport is also using signs and floor stickers to encourage passengers to

Travel Tidbits from an airport near you

Wouldn’t it be nice right now to be making your way to an airport and getting ready to visit a new city or an old favorite? That time will come.

HOU: 5 Things We Love About Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport

Our “5 Things We Love About…” series celebrating features and amenities at airports around the country and the world continues today with 5 Things We Love About Houston’s William P.

SEA: 5 Things We Love About Seattle-Tacoma Int’l Airport

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) celebrated a birthday on July 9, so this is a good week to feature SEA in our “5 Things We Love About…” series celebrating features and

Fresh airport art in Portland, Orlando & San Francisco

We may be staying home but airports are open. And so are their art programs. Here is some of the fresh art on view now at Portland International Airport (PDX),

PDX: 5 Things We Love about Portland International Airport

Our “5 Things We Love About…” series celebrating cool features and amenities at airports around the country and the world continues today with a visit to Oregon’s Portland International Airport

RNO: 5 Things We Love About Reno-Tahoe International Airport

We continue celebrating features and amenities at airports around the country and the world with our series “5 Things We Love About …” Today we’re visiting Reno Tahoe International Airport