While you were sleeping big things were moving at SEA airport

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is building a new International Arrivals Facility (the IAF) which has a 708-foot-long aerial walkway as one of its features. When in place, the walkway will

Travel Tidbits from airports and airlines

New amenities at CVG Airport Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) will get new nonstop service to Memphis, TN on Allegiant, starting May 22. CVG also boasts some new shops and

Vintage Super Bowl film clips at Miami Airport

On Sunday, February 2, the Super Bowl returns to Miami for the 11th time. And Miami International Airport (MIA) is getting ready to welcome thousands of fans who will be

TSA shares Top Ten Finds of 2019

Airline passengers attempt to take some odd, unusual and definitely prohibited items with them on airplanes. Transportation Security Administration officers see it all. And, as has become its tradition, TSA

How many firearms did TSA find at airport checkpoints in 2019?

It’s a number we anxiously wait for each year. And it’s a number that sadly keeps going up. In its annual Year in Review, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today

Alaska Airlines’ unusual Northern Lights sale

If you want to see the Northern Lights this winter, then the Alaska Airlines science-based sale should be of interest. The sale runs through January 17 for flights between the

Tampa Int’l Airport expands gate pass program

TPA’s All Access program goes daily The Saturday-only gate pass program that Tampa International Airport (TPA) launched in May is going so well that starting January 18 the airport will

Where to welcome the Year of the Rat

Cities celebrating the Year of the Rat In 2020 the Chinese New Year – also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival – falls on Saturday, January

“Runway Chalet” now at JFK’s TWA Hotel

The 512-room TWA Hotel across the street from the JetBlue terminal at JFK Airport tempts travelers with a retro lobby complete with clacking flight board and the Sunken Lounge lobby

My ‘staycation’ at SEA Airport

It’s not crazy to hang out at the airport if you’re not flying. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is my home base airport and I’m happy to spend extra time there

Travel Tidbits from JetBlue, BWI and Dane County airports

JetBlue goes all-in on carbon offsets Feeling guilty about flying? Here’s something that may help. JetBlue will start offsetting carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) from jet fuel for all of its

Don’t leave your stuff at the TSA checkpoint

Resolved to fly more in 2020? How to keep your stuff.   In 2019, airline passengers tried to take hundreds of thousands of prohibited and banned items through airport security

Detroit Metro Airport gate pass program permanent

Gate pass programs expanding The pilot DTW Destination Pass program at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) which allows non-ticketed passengers past the security checkpoint began in October and was

Tumbleweed invasion

Here’s a crazy travel story for the New Year that’s not about flying, but about driving. On Tuesday night – New Year’s Eve – at least five cars and an

United Airlines makes good on $10,000 bump fee

Here’s a good airline story to kick off the New Year There are travel sites that promise to go to bat for you should you have an issue with an

Happy New Year – Safe Travels

Here’s to great adventures in the New Year!

Lego vending machine at the airport in Las Vegas

A new vending machine at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas is a cool treat for Lego fans or anyone needing a fun last-minute gift. Located post-security, just beyond the

Heartwarming stories from airports & airlines

We’ve been reading some charming and heartwarming stories from airports and airlines this holiday week. Sweet Virgin Atlantic seat-swap First, there is a viral post on Facebook by a Virgin

Safe travels to all from Stuck at The Airport

If, like us, you’ll be traveling on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, be sure to watch out for elves, Santas of all stripes, and lots of other travelers hoping to

One good reason to check a bag on your next flight

So many people are determined to travel with just a carry-on bag these days. No fees and no waiting at the bag claim carousel are just two of the many

Airports & airlines sacking single-use plastic

Our story about airports and airlines getting rid of single-use plastics first appeared on CNBC. Business and leisure travelers concerned about climate change and “flight shame” may do their part

Remember the emotional-support chicken?

Last year about this time, there was quite a stir about airlines tightening up their rules about the definition of emotional support animals. Delta Air Lines got the ball rolling

Travel Tidbits

McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas welcomed its record 50 millionth passenger of 2019 on Thursday. Allegiant flight #91 from San Antonio, Texas was chosen as the ceremonial flight

Holiday tips from Vancouver Int’l Airport

Vancouver International Airport is having fun with travel tips this holiday season. First, Scuba Claus stopped by to visit the fish in the airport’s aquarium. Then Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

More holiday events at an airport near you

Airports around the country are going all this season to entertain travelers. In the past week we’ve shared news about Santa’s workshop at London Heathrow Airport. About reindeers coming to

Museum exhibits worth planning a trip around in 2020

Planning your 2020 travel? Some museum-centric ideas If history, art and eclectic adventures are what you seek out when you travel, you’ll have plenty of excuses to pull off the

The North Pole or the airport? Continued.

Reindeers and gate access Airports around the country continue to go all out to entertain passengers this holiday season. Reindeers will return to the light rail station at Seattle-Tacoma International

Santa’s workshop at Heathrow Airport

Stuck at The Airport is continuing coverage of Santa sightings at airports. We are also sharing updates on what airports are doing this year to make things merry. So today

Holiday travel -by reindeer

Looking for an alternative way of getting where you need to go this time of year? Air Canada shared this sweet video about a young girl who meets up with

Airport or the North Pole?

Airports and airlines are certainly getting into the holiday spirit. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) has a giant walk-through ornament and a mailbox where anyone who has been nice this

Planning where to go in 2020?

Resolved to travel more in 2020? Experts offer tips on where and when to go.                 If you plan to travel to more charming and culturally diverse destinations in the

Don’t take your gun to the airport

It’s been a while since we took a look at the count of guns and other dangerous items travelers try to take through airport security checkpoints. For the record, firearms,

Edible coffee cups on Air New Zealand

Edible cups on your airplane?  Air New Zealand gives it a try. Airlines are joining the waste reduction movement with aggressive recycling efforts and sustainability campaigns that include avoiding plastic

Do you have your airport socks?

In preparation for National Sock Day – December 4 – airports around the country took to Twitter yesterday – and today – to show off their airport-themed footwear. We’ll add

Visit the New Orleans Airport without a ticket

Gate pass program at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport As promised, the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is joining the list of airports that invite and allow

Holiday hotel packages to book now

Now that Thanksgiving is over, the marathon of gift shopping and holiday parties kicks in. But the weeks leading up to New Year’s Eve are also a great time to

Late-breaking Black Friday travel deals

It can be a bit overwhelming, but if you’ve got places you want to go in the coming months you can save some serious cash by buying plane tickets and

Stuck at the Airport? Lucky you!

Here are some new airport amenities that might make winter travel fun. Or less of a hassle. Here’s a round-up I put together for USA TODAY of some new amenities

Airports, airlines, travelers brace for winter weather

Tough traveling this Thanksgiving Severe winter storms are already wreaking havoc with Thanksgiving travel plans across the country. Denver International and many other airports are taking out their snowplows and

Travel deals for Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Travel Tuesday

Skip the things. Grab travel deals on Black Friday/ Cyber Monday instead. Here are some travel-related deals for Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Travel Tuesday to get you started on deal-shopping this season.

Airport news from Seattle, Denver & San Francisco

Good news for passengers during this busy travel season. As the busy holiday travel season kicks into gear, we’ve gathered up some airport news that may make your journey as

New Orleans – beyond the airport

Have a little bit of extra time to spend in New Orleans? Here are some ideas we gathered recently for a story on CNBC. Yes, New Orleans is a party

Gifts for your favorite traveler

Fun and useful items for you or someone on the go Pack light. Avoid jet lag. Stay safe; but choose adventure. These are the oft-repeated mantras of frequent travelers and

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Orlando Int’l Airport

It’s only Monday, but we may already have a nomination for Airport Amenity of the Week. Especially if you’re a fan of Star Wars and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Passengers

3 airports where you can go ice-skating this winter

What’s better than an airport with an ice-skating rink? Three airports with ice-skating rinks, of course! Denver International Airport (DEN) is bringing back its free outdoor skating rink for the

How to get free beer at Denver International Airport

Like beer? Like free beer? Ever fly through Denver International Airport? Denver has a robust craft brewing scene and there are plenty of places to order a local or regionally

Let’s all go to the movies – at Miami International Airport

Miami International Airport (MIA) offers a quarterly screening series featuring contemporary art and image-making by South Florida-based video artists. On view now near Gate J7 is a series of short

Airports on Veterans Day

Flying on Veterans Day? Want to support veterans while you’re traveling? HMSHost sent word that military veterans-turned chefs have created a special burger –the Pimento Cheeseburger – which is on

Get “espresso boarding” on Alaska Airlines this weekend

Alaska Airlines snowflake plane + Starbucks cup promotion Alaska Airlines has put a snowflake-adorned plane in the air that will keep flying throughout the ski season. And, through Sunday, November