Places to go; things to see

New and improved Concourse B at MEM Airport Memphis International Airport (MEM) is opening its modernized B concourse on Tuesday, February 15.   Delta Air Lines will deliver the first

Godzilla and A Trip to the Moon

MoPOP, Seattle’s Museum of Popular Culture, has a new batch of inductees into its Science Fiction + Fantasy Hall of Fame. Travelers and film fans will be pleased to see

Reno Airport dishes out the compliments

Here’s a hopeful sign that airports are getting their groove back. On Monday, National Compliment Day, the Kindness Takes Flight team at Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) brought back its Free

Museum Monday: World’s Largest Cast Iron Skillet

Stuck at the Airport’s correspondent for Museums and Roadside Attractions is planning a summer trip to South Pittsburg, Tennessee for the planned opening of the Lodge Cast Iron Museum. We’re

“Art of the Grain” on display at MSP Airport

A new exhibition at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) features a collection of work by Minnesota-based wood artists. The Art of the Grain exhibition highlights the work of 15 artists and, as

Amazing Race winners share travel tips

We’re just back from a great adventure on Hurtigruten Expeditions’ inaugural cruise in the Galapagos Islands, where we met iguanas and sea lions galore, and spotted albatross, blue and red-footed

Fresh art at LAX Airport

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has three new art exhibitions to look for next time you pass through. Presented in partnership with the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the

Sweepstakes in honor of CVG Airport’s 75th Birthday

This month Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is celebrating its 75th anniversary.   The exact birth date was January 10, 1947. On that day, at 9:23 a.m., an American Airlines flight from

The scary and entertaining TSA Top 10 Catches of 2021

2021 was an odd one for travel, with so many COVID-related unknowns throughout the year. But that didn’t stop passengers from bringing along some odd things in their carry-ons and

4-hour layover at IAH airport? Lucky you!

Many people dread and try desperately to avoid long airport layovers. Not us. On our journey to the Galapagos, we swapped a stress-inducing 56-minute connection at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International

Iguanas: Airport Amenity in the Galapagos

We’re visiting a handful of islands in the Galapagos this week (vaccinated, tested, and masked everywhere) as part of Hurtigruten Expeditions’ inaugural Galapagos cruise, with Metropolitan Touring. And, yes, we

IND Airport Welcomes College Football National Playoff Championship

Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is all spruced up to welcome nearly 100,000 visitors to town for the College Football National Playoff Championship. Festivities will be taking place all weekend leading

Places We’d Go: Ice Maze in Stillwater, MN

New Year, New Travel Desires COVID notwithstanding, we’re on the lookout for places we’d want to visit. Stillwater, Minnesota is on the list. On January 15, the city opens its

Fast fare sale on Breeze Airways

Did you skip the holiday travel mess, but still want to fly somewhere – cheap – and like the idea of secondary airports? Then, Breeze Airways, which bills itself as

Museum Monday

When we’re not hanging out in airports, we’re heading to a museum. And in 2022 we have our hearts set on revisiting some reliable favorites and checking out some great

Happy New Year! Safe Travels in 2022

Here’s to a safe and healthy 2022 for you and yours. And to some travel adventures as well. On our list so far: lots of airports, of course. But also

SEA’s Shot Bar & other great airport amenities from 2021

We love the annual Resolution Wall hosted by Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) around this time each year. As airport amenities go, it is charming and engaging for travelers. Much like

“Your Flight Has Been Canceled”

Winter weather and pandemic-related staffing issues are creating a nightmare for travelers. Thousands of flights have been canceled or delayed – or delayed and then canceled – over the holiday

The (Not So) Impossible Road Trip

Icy snow is covering our town. So we spent the holiday weekend just dreaming of places we want to go and making a list of new and old favorite sights

Airport news from here and there

MKE’s Coat Check service, holiday decor, & Santa sightings Check your winter coat at MKE One of the smartest, best, and most reasonably-priced seasonal airport amenities has returned for a

How to lose your TSA PreCheck status

Unruly airline passengers may face fines and the wrath of crew members and other passengers. Now, under a new partnership between the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Federal Aviation

Holiday travelers will find busy airports, but with plenty of free things to do

(This is a slightly different version of a story we prepared for NBC News) Over this holiday, the Transportation Security Administration is expecting to screen a near pre-pandemic number of

Tips for traveling with gifts

Getting your gifts through airport security Flying this week? Stay safe, stay sane, and pay attention to the gifts you put in your carry-on bags. TSA officers may ask you

Airport News

We’re ending the week with a round-up of airport news and activities Ugly Sweaters in Las Vegas In Las Vegas, Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) – the airport formerly known

More Airports Share Holiday Cheer

Yesterday, we shared news of the Holiday Petting Zone and photo opp station at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) Here’s a round-up of some more fun holiday events and

Holiday Petting Zone at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

 Those Navigator Buddy pups at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) are mighty cute in their holiday outfits. And you’ll want to pet them when you meet them. And snap

Visting the North Pole with Alaska Airlines’ Fantasy Flight

On Friday, Spokane International Airport (GEG) looks innocent enough. What with all the poinsettia trees and other holiday decorations. But by Saturday afternoon the lobby is filled with elves waiting

TSA’s Far Out Social Media Accounts

Once again, it looks like someone is having a little too much fun with the Transportation Security Administration’s social media accounts. The TSA has a handy “What Can I Bring?”

More Holiday Fun from Airports & Airlines

It is so encouraging to see airlines and airports having fun celebrating the holiday season this year. Here is another batch of actions and activities we spotted. SFO Holiday Giveaway

Airports & Airlines Having Holiday Fun

It IS beginning to look a lot like Christmas in airports and in the air. Here are some of the fun holiday items we spotted today. Alaska Airlines’ Holiday Perks

Video Arts Screening Gallery Open at SFO

After a 20-month hiatus, the video arts screening room at SFO Museum at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is open. The gallery screens short-form documentaries, experimental films, and all forms

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