Denver Int’l Airport’s open-air plaza reactivated

Here’s a great sign that airports are coming back to life just in time for summer travel. Denver International Airport (DEN) is reactivating the open-air public plaza between the main

Travel Tidbits: Animals at Airports

Update on the giant flamingo at Tampa Int’l Airport The airport art team at StuckatTheAirport.com can barely wait for Tampa International Airport to finish the installation of a 21-foot tall

Get ready for National Paper Airplane Day

How to Make a Paper Airplane May 26 is National Paper Airplane. So the art department at StuckatTheAirport.com thought you might need a refresher on how to make your own

(Old) Airport Terminal or Skateboard Video Game?

We were delighted when celebrity skateboarders and skateboard crews from across the country rolled into the old terminal facilities – and even onto the tarmac – at Louis Armstrong New

Visit an Airport Museum on Int’l Museum Day

May 18 is International Museum Day, which gives us an excuse to talk about some of the great museums in and adjacent to airports around the country. Having a museum

Monday Musings

We’re up early learning about biscuits, unusual home designs, and a trip to space in a balloon. And traveling with pets.

Road Trip: Ellensburg, Washington

Far off adventures don’t really need to be that far away from home. Our road trip team spent the afternoon in Ellensburg, WA, just about two hours from Stuck at

Not loving the airlines right now? J.D. Power says you’re not alone

We may be flying again, but that doesn’t mean we’re happy with the service airlines are providing. In fact, according to J.D. Power’s 2022 North America Airline Satisfaction Study, overall passenger

Landing at SEA is now much different

The swanky, new, state-of-the-art, International Arrivals Facility (IAF) officially began welcoming and processing all international arrivals at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) on Tuesday. We stopped by to take some snaps,

Fun, helpful, quirky news from airports near you

The social media team at StuckatTheAirport.com is updating our Twitter follow lists this week. Here are some of the fun, useful, informative, and just plain cute airport tweets we spotted

Travel Tidbits from airports near you

Please tune in Tuesday to part 2 of my ‘appearance’ on the Dallas Love Field podcast, Love Field Stories. We’ll be chatting about the great art collection at the airport

An auction of airline seats & drink carts – for Ukraine

Austrian Airlines is auctioning off Economy Class airplane seats from its Boeing 767 fleet and 170 flight trolleys and donating the proceeds to the nonprofit Nachbar in Not (Neighbor in

Alaska Airlines’ new Star Wars-themed airplane

 Alaska Airlines made good use of May the Fourth – Star Wars Day – to unveil a new Star Wars-themed aircraft. The plane has the iconic Millennium Falcon emblazoned on the

Airlines, airports mark May the Fourth

If you are flying across the country, or to a galaxy far, far away, on Alaska Airlines on Wednesday, May 4th, be sure to wear your favorite Star Wars clothing.

Travel Tidbits from Airports Near You

Earlier this month, celebrity skateboarders and skateboard crews from across the country rolled into the old terminal facilities – and even onto the tarmac – at Louis Armstrong New Orleans

TSA’s first airport checkpoint turns 20

It feels as if the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has always been in charge of security at airports. But TSA was created in November 2001, in the aftermath of the

Year-round poetry at Indianapolis International Airport

Indianapolis International Airport (IND) hosted a Poetry Day this week with poetry readings and live music in honor of National Poetry Month. But there’s poetry at IND year-round. A video

Aeronautical sheet music selections

The Stuck at the Airport music appreciation department spent some time scrolling through the charming and colorful illustrations in the aeronautical sheet music collection in the library of the Smithsonian

Tuesday Travel Tidbits

Hawaiian Airlines plans to offer free Wi-FI Hawaiian Airlines has inked a deal with Starlink, the SpaceX satellite network, to provide complimentary high-speed internet onboard flights between the islands and

Museum Monday: All things Edgar Allan Poe

The Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia will be celebrating its 100th-anniversary April 28 through October 31, 2022, with an exhibit highlighting dozens of recently acquired Poe artifacts. The

Airport Amenity of the Week: PHL flight pins

The Airport Amenity of the Week is Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) celebration of summer flights marked by a collection of artist-made pins. We spotted them in a tweet a while

Don’t ditch your masks just yet

On Wednesday, the U.S. Justice Department appealed a judge’s ruling ending a mask mandate on public transportation and airplanes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the

Fresh airport art from SFO, PHL, & Albany Int’l Airports

SFO Museum presents an exhibit about art from pineapple leaves At SFO: From Pineapple to Piña: A Philippine Textile Treasure  The newest exhibit from the SFO Museum at San Francisco

Mask mandate off. For now.

On Monday a federal judge in Florida struck down the Biden administration’s mandate requiring masks to be worn in airports, on airplanes, trains, buses, and on other forms of public transportation.

How about a 2-inch suitcase?

Would you travel with a flat suitcase? We would. In March 2020, just days before the world closed down due to the pandemic, our baggage and accessories reporter spent two

Good – and bad – news for summer road trips

(This is a slightly different version of a story we wrote for NBC News) American travelers are expected to hit the open road by the tens of millions this summer.

CDC extends mask order through May 3, 2022

If you’re planning to travel by plane, train, or public bus, don’t put away those face masks just yet. On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced that it

The U.S. claims top spots in World Busiest Airport list

The pandemic scrambled a lot of things in this world, including traffic at airports. So this year’s list of 10 Busiest Airports in the World, compiled by Airports Council International

What I learned about Dallas Love Field Airport

The team that produces “Love Field Stories,” the official podcast of Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL), was kind enough to include me as a guest for two upcoming episodes. The

Fresh art at Miami International Airport

Pollinators art exhibition at MIA celebrates South Florida plants Pollinators, the newest art exhibition at Miami International Airport, features watercolor and mixed media works that give a close-up view of

More libraries at airports for Nat’l Library Week

This week we’re marking National Library Week by highlighting libraries of all sorts at airports. We started earlier this week with an airport library list put together by the Stuck

Celebrate National Library Week – at the airport

Once upon a time, libraries were common at airports. Imagine being able to take out a book at the library branch at Nashville International Airport (BNA) Airports still have libraries,

San Antonio Int’l Airport is a Fiesta site

The 11- day Fiesta San Antonio celebration is underway. And the party extends to the airport. San Antonio International Airport (SAT) holds an annual Fiesta Takes Flight Parade in the

How will airports mark April 1?

We’re looking forward to some fun on April 1 as airports, airlines & others (maybe you?) celebrate April 1. We got a preview earlier this week from Sacramento International Airport

Travel subscriptions for flights, hotels, cars

Paying for travel month after month [This is a slightly different version of a story we wrote for NBC News online] There are subscriptions for just about everything these days,

Restaurant Week at ORD & Midway Airports

Chicago Restaurant Week is underway now through April 4, with special events and a wide variety of prix fixe menus offered throughout the city. The food festival extends to Chicago’s

Dark skies, free pins & a giant flamingo

A Big Bird for Tampa International Airport A flamingo sculpture by Matthew Mazzotta depicting a flamingo gently dipping its head beneath the surface of the water is being installed in

Spring has sprung – in art – at PHX Airport

The newest exhibition at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) offers an artistic look at the wide variety of plant and animal life in Arizona and the Sonoran Desert with

Memphis Airport apologizes to artist

In mid-February, Memphis artist Tommy Kha shared an Instagram post celebrating the fact that one of his pieces was included among the artwork installed at Memphis International Airport as part

Airports celebrate National Puppy Day

Today is National Puppy Day. So get ready for lots of photos of airports pup to pop up on social media, We’ll start off with Heathrow Airport’s early tweet and

PHL Celebrates National Cheesesteak Day

The food festival team at Stuck at The Airport perks up when airports organize events around food. So we’re looking forward to Philadelphia International Airport‘s (PHL) week-long celebration of National

Travel Tidbits from SFO + Finnair +Indiana State Museum

SFO’s Wag Brigade Gets a Bunny Most airports that had them before the pandemic have now brought back their teams of stress-busting therapy animals to the terminals. A great example

Roller skating is back at JFK’s TWA Hotel

Fans of roller skating, fun at-the-airport activities, and the landmark TWA Hotel at JFK Airport (i.e.: everyone) will be looking forward to the return of the hotel’s retro-style roller skating rink.

Who left this rat at Norway’s Bergen Airport?

You may notice the heartwarming news and social media posts about airports working hard to reunite left behind stuffed animals with their rightful owners. Like the story of 5-year-old Ezekiel,

Space News You Can Use

Determined to take a trip to space? We are. Like us, you may not be able to join SNL’s Pete Davidson and the other civilians getting ready to fly on

Museum Monday: Airport Trading Cards

The collectibles department at Stuck at The Airport was thrilled to receive a package this week from our friends at Airport Council International-North America. Inside was an almost complete set

Traveling? You’ll still need to wear a face mask

Yes, COVID rates are falling in most places. And yes, communities everywhere are lifting their face mask requirements. But the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has decided to buck the trend.

On assignment: Northern Lights adventure

The cruise team for StuckatTheAirport.com is on a bucket list assignment in Norway with Viking Cruises. Much of our time has been spent sailing fjords, bundling up for late-night treks

Join airlines in raising funds for Ukrainian humanitarian needs

Individuals, organizations, and corporations are gathering humanitarian aid for the Ukrainian people fleeing the Russian invasion. Airlines are joining the effort and encouraging travelers to pitch in too. United Airlines

What happens if you have a loaded gun in your carry-on in Australia?

A hat tip to “Three Shots McGee” for sharing a story about what happens in Australia when someone is found with a loaded gun in their carry-on. As he says,