Airports, airlines offers holiday treats

Airports and airlines are offering hoiday treats.

ANA’s 1st A380 looks like a turtle

All Nippon Airways (ANA) is celebrating the rollout of its first Airbus A380 from the Airbus Paintshop in Hamburg, Germany.  And the plane is pretty darn cute.  The new plane

Holiday offerings at airports

Airports are rolling out holiday decorations and entertainment. We’re starting our list.

Cool checkpoint makeover at Oakland International Airport

Oakland International Airport has a cool checkpoint makeover designed to reduce stress.

Delta tightens leash on emotional support animals- again.

Delta Air Lines is issuing a new round of rules for service and support animals .  Don’t be surprised if these rules are adopted soon by other airlines.  Delta’s new

Mural painting in airports

Here’s a fun way to stay entertained when you’re stuck at the airport. HMSHost is hosting pop-up mural painting at several airports his holiday season. Local artists are being invited

Fresh exhibit at SFO Museum

A fresh new exhibit at SFO Airport looks at products of the 1950s.

Cash in on that middle seat on the plane

Worried about being stuck in the middle seat on an airplane? Cash in on that fear by entering this social media contest.

Holiday hotel packages: quirky, cool and over the top

A round-up of quirky, cool and over-the-top holiday hotel packages. Don’t worry, Santa will find you.

JetBlue’s new contest will fly you home, wrapped.

JetBlue has a fun contest going on through December 12: five contest winners will be wrapped and shipped home for the Christmas.

11 gates open at New York’s LaGuardia Airport Terminal B

11 gates are now open in Terminal B at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. The new area includes a park area, a large kids’ area and fresh new shops and restaurants.

Snaps from Southwest Airlines’ new Terminal 1 at LAX

Southwest Airlines has a new and improved new 13-gate terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. Here are some snaps from the celebration day.

Naughty or nice? Air New Zealand’s Christmas video

Air New Zealand’s holiday video is out, tackling the naughty or nice issue for kids at this time of year.

You can own artwork honoring the famed PDX carpet

Remember the ‘celebrity’ carpet at Portland International Airport? Portlanders loved the PDX carpet. But it was old and worn and had to be replaced. Now a large scale artwork celebrating that

Party at Pittsburgh Int’l Airport

Pittsburgh International Airport is having a holiday party on Saturday, Dec 1 and is inviting the public into the terminal for shopping and dining special, entertainment and art tours.

More things to buy at airports. Plus an avgeek ornament

Shopping at airports – or for your favorite avgeek? Some ideas.

Souvenir Sunday: island bread from the Honolulu airport

Souvenir Sunday: this week’s treats include island breads from Honoulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

Free ice-skating + free bag drop service at Denver Int’l Airport

Denver International Airport has brought back free ice-skating and added a free early bag drop service.

Updated list: Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals for travelers

Here’s an updated list of deals on hotels, airfares, train fares, gear and gadgets for Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Go get them. And then go.

Happy Thanksgiving! Fly safe

Happy Thanksgiving. Eat well. Travel safely.

How to survive Thanksgiving travel

Flying over the Thanksgiving holiday? Here are some tips to stay sane in the airport.

Free meals for active military at airports on Thanksgiving

Here’s where active military members can get a free meal on Thanksgiving at many airports.

Updated: Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Travel Tuesday deals

Looking for experiences instead of stuff this holiday shopping season? Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Travel Tuesday will offer plenty of travel-related deals. Here’s a list.

Souvenir Sunday: Holiday shopping at airports

Getting ready to do your holiday shopping? Airport shops offer some advantages.

Move over therapy dogs, New Orleans Int’l Airport has ‘gators

Move over therapy dogs, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is now offering passengers a chance to take a selfie with an alligator.

Alaska Airlines selling tickets for flights from Paine Field in Everett, WA

Alaska Airlines has put tickets on sale for flights set to fly from Paine Field – Snohomish County Airport north of Seattle.

Fresh eats at Denver International Airport

Just in time for the busy holiday travel season, the Denver Central Market has opened at Denver International Airport.

Airlines offering change fee waivers due to wildfires

Airlines are offering change fee waivers and refunds in response to the California wildfires. See the alerts.

Heathrow’s charming bears are back for Christmas

Heathrow Airport has shared another charming episode in the story of the cuddly bears whose love story is intertwined with the airport.

Souvenir Sunday at Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport

It’s Souvenir Sunday on Stuck at the Take a look at the fun souvenir we found at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Trend? Another airport invites non-travelers past security

They do it at Pittsburgh International Airport. Now Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has a program to allow non-travelers past the security checkpoint to say goodbye to loved ones at the gate,

Denver Int’l Airport gets an on-site brewery and its own beer

Denver International just got a brew pub with its own on-site brewery.

Air New Zealand’s new safety video has a beat

Air New Zealand has a new inflight safety video out and this one you can (must?) dance to.

Mural Monday: terrazzo murals at Orlando International Airport

Mural Monday: Orlando International Airport has a fresh set of terrazzo floor murals that serve as colorful welcome mats.

Touring the (still new) Air France business lounge at CDG

A tour of the recently expanded and updated Air France business class lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport.

A craft beer airline? Brewdog has a special flight planned

Those wacky BrewDog brewers have scheduled a charter beer-themed flight from the UK to Columbus, Ohio in February. Check out their videos promoted the flight and see if you might be eligible to win a spot onboard.

Airport symbols & signs: how do they happen?

Airport signs and symbols, and how the ride-app, yoga room and all-gender restroom symbols come to be.

Happy Halloween. Safe flying

Happy Halloween. Safe flying; broom or not.

Train Tuesday: I skipped the plane and rode the Eurostar train is usually about airports and airplanes. But a new joint campaign between the London and Paris tourism bureaus and the folks at Eurostar is aimed at reminding travelers that

Snaps from British Airways’ lounges at JFK Airport

A few snaps from a visit to the British Airways lounges at Terminal 7 at JFK Airport

Improved, free Wi-Fi for LGA, JFK, EWR Airports

Finally! Travelers can get unlimited, free, high-speed Wi-Fi at John F. Kennedy International (JFK), Newark Liberty International (EWR), LaGuardia (LGA) and New York Stewart International (SWF) airports.

How to keep you and your kids from going crazy at the airport

The holidays are just around the corner. Here are some tips to keeping you and your kids entertained at airports.

Saying farewell to TSA’s social media star, “Blogger Bob” Burns

Sad news: the charmingly corny TSA employee who maintained the TSA blog and TSA’s very popular Instagram account has died. Here’s more about the work of “Blogger Bob.”

Fresh art and music at SFO, STL and SEA airports

Increasingly, airports are great places to see cool art and listen to great music. Here are the latest offerings from San Francisco International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

Souvenir Sunday at Newark Liberty Int’l Airport

Souvenir Sunday at This week’s souvenirs come from Newark Liberty International Airport.

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