Time to hit the road

Overnight car trips. Visits to roadside attractions. Airport hang-out time. It all seems possible now that the weather is getting nice and so many people are vaccinated and honoring all

Passenger volumes picking up. So is satisfaction with airlines

While the U.S. Department of Transportation logged a record high number of complaints from airline passengers in 2020 – predominantly about ticket refunds – satisfaction with airlines now seems to

Did you celebrate National Lost Sock Day?

Sunday was not only Mother’s Day, it was National Lost Sock Day. So today we gathered up some of the images we’ve been collecting of socks with airport themes. Some

Travel Tidbits from here and there

We’re all for finding the odd in the world. So we’re pleased to see United Airlines adding a new “America, Who Knew?” filter to its Map Search program. Some of the

Skateboarders takeover the old New Orleans Airport

We’re filing this under: Cool Things To Do With Old Airport Terminals It was pretty exciting when Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) opened its brand new terminal in

Let’s see how airlines and airports marked May the 4th.

Airports and airlines had fun on May the 4th, also known as Star Wars Day. Here is a round-up of some of the May the 4th Tweets we spotted. If

This airport lets you reserve your security checkpoint time

Now you can reserve your time on the TSA line at SEA Airport (This is a slightly different version of a story we wrote for USA TODAY) The good news:

Traveling? Face Masks required through at least September 13

Almost every airline, airport, railroad, and public transportation mode put face mask requirements into effect pretty early into the pandemic. The federal government did not. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Travel Tidbits heading into the weekend

The Kentucky Derby will take place on schedule this year on Saturday, May 1 and Louisville Muhammad International Airport (SDF) is decked out and ready to welcome Derby guests with

Miss airports? How about airport shopping?

Airport retailers hope returning passengers are ready to shop (This is a slightly different version of a story we wrote for NBC News) Airline passenger traffic is still running far

READ ID deadline delayed. Again

If one of the many things worrying you during this pandemic has been how to get to a Department of Motor Vehicles office so you can get a driver’s license

The ride your baggage takes

We may not be taking many airplane rides right now, but we are happy when someone – or something – else does. So we were happy to see the Pittsburgh

EU may soon welcome back US Travelers + Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center to reopen

Sick of being stuck at home? Eyeing Europe for that first post-pandemic trip? You may be in luck. A New York Times story on Sunday evening offers real hope that

Airports go green for Earth Day

Airports around the country, and the world, took time to turn on green lights for Earth Day and share notes about their planet-saving efforts. Here’s a sampling. Which airport turns

Museums & exhibits not to miss

[This is a slightly different version of a story we prepared for USA TODAY ] As communities begin lifting COVID-19 restrictions, many museums around the country are finally able to

Old & new at TPA and DCA Airports + Places We’ll Go

Welcome to Stuck at The Airport. Today we take a look back at some sweet photos from 50 years at Tampa International Airport (TPA). We get a look at some

“Sunrise Sunset” at Albany International Airport

New York’s Albany International Airport (ALB) will soon debut a new art exhibit. Sunrise Sunset features work by 46 artists and runs from May 15-August 30, 2021. The show is

Airports celebrate World Art Day

We’re big fans of art at airports. So we were pleased to see airports around the country celebrating World Art Day by showing off the great art in the terminals.

What we’re watching: Museum Masterpiece Moments

We are getting ready to get on the road. And we are making a list of museums we want to visit and art we want to see. So we were

Tampa Int’l Airport Turning 50

Tampa International Airport (TPA) turns 50 on Thursday, April 15, and is celebrating with giveaways, a sweepstakes drawing, and special surprises for travelers passing through the terminal that day.  The airport is

Travel Tidbits from SAT and SEA Airports

Fresh Art for San Antonio International Airport San Antonio International Airport (SAT) has a new, hard to miss, piece of public art. “Star of Texas (La Estrella de Texas),” by

Come Fly With Me: Book Features Celebs in Transit

Have you ever spotted a celebrity in the airport or on your flight during your travels? It’s a bit of a thrill, right? A new book coming out from Rizzoli

Travel Tidbits from airports & museums

Happy Friday! Here are some travel tidbits we’ve been keeping in the inbox all week Fresh murals at Charlotte Douglas Int’l Airport CLT Airport is greeting passengers on Concourse C

Why we want to fly to Auckland Int’l Airport

We’re (finally) getting serious about planning plane trips and visiting airports. And one airport on our “to do” list for when borders reopen is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New

CRP: 5 Things We Love About Corpus Christi International Airport

We are back with another episode of “5 Things We Love About,” highlighting the features and amenities of airports around the country and the world. Today we are landing at

An opera about being stuck at the airport filmed at Seattle’s Museum of Flight

Like so many arts and cultural organizations, the Seattle Opera has gotten pretty darn creative with finding ways to bring its productions to the people. The newest production is a

Airports celebrate April Fool’s Day 2021

We’re not sure we found them all, but here are some of the April Fool’s Day posts airports shared today. You’ll notice a lot of animals. If you spotted some

Travel Tidbits: smuggled finches, Iceland adventures, middle seats, and more

There does indeed seem to be an uptick in travel and travel news. Here’s some of what we spotted today. Delta Air Lines will stop blocking middle seat starting May

News from airports and spaceports

Looking to get away? Today we got a look at Virgin Galactic’s VSS Imagine spacecraft, the latest generation in its spaceship program. We also spotted a charming vintage video promoting Gander

Travel news from airports here and there

Tuesday already? Stuck at the Airport is still doing some catch-up up on news, snaps, and travel tidbits airports shared on Monday. Like the pink cherry blossom lighting at Reagan

Fresh art (and history) at St. Louis Lambert Int’l Airport

There’s a new glass mural at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) honoring the life and legacy of airport founder Major Albert Bond Lambert. Born in 1875, Albert Lambert was

Lessons from the pandemic: don’t wait

We’ve learned a lot of things during this pandemic. Some of those things are way too personal to share here. Others we’re going to file under “do this going forward.”

Travel Tidbits: chocolate, aviation history, bonus miles for rides

Alaska Airlines + Seattle Chocolate: good match We nibbled our way through the research for a story you’ll find on the Runway Way Girl Network about how Seattle Chocolate and

OH, the places we’d go

We’re so close to getting on the vaccination list that we’re making lists of places we’d go if we could somewhere now. Out for Krispy Kreme doughnuts Here’s a great

Do you know where your pandemic flight credits are?

[This is a slightly different version of a story we wrote for NBC News] When the pandemic hit, Vanessa Mumford-Minshull of Campbell, CA scrambled to cancel a multi-leg, multi-airline European

Ready for a ‘vaxication’?

(This is a story we wrote for NBC News) Ready to Travel? A growing wave of relaxed restrictions, along with an increasing number of vaccinated Americans, is leading to a

Pandemic art at Long Beach Airport

There’s a new pandemic-themed art exhibit at Long Beach Airport (LGB). The exhibition features work by local women artists commissioned by the airport and the Arts Council for Long Beach (ARTSLB). The

IND Airport welcomes NCAA fans with art, music, and more

College basketball fans arriving at Indianapolis International Airport (IND) this week will find some special art, music, food, and exhibits, courtesy of the city’s trademark Hoosier Hospitality. In addition to

Exhibit at JWA Airport Highlights Route 66

Road trips are all the rage right now, so it is fun to see the iconic landmarks and images of Route 66 featured in the new exhibit at John Wayne

Airports, landmarks, attractions shine green for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day will arrive on March 17, but some airports, attractions, hotels, bridges, castles, and iconic buildings are already shining green for Tourism Ireland’s annual Global Greening event. The

Winter storm Xylia dumps snow, cancels flights

Winter won’t go away just yet. Winter storm Xylia wreaked havoc with roads and air traffic in the midwest over the weekend. More than two feet of snow fell at

Fresh art at Denver International Airport

Photo exhibit at Denver International Airport A new exhibit at Denver International Airport (DEN) includes the work of 35 amateur and professional photographers from Colorado. The My Colorado: Architecture exhibit includes images

Miss the airport bar? Now you can belly up to SEA’s Shot Bar

Here’s a fun, new airport amenity that goes right on the list for Airport Amenity of the Week. At Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) – as in a lot of other

Museums are opening across the country

Are you ready to visit a museum? If so, it’s a good bet you’ll find a museum near you that’s open, or getting to ready to open its doors to

Airports celebrate Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month and March 8 is International Women’s Day. Both present a great opportunity to celebrate and learn more about the accomplishments of women. Here are a

Flight of Lights returns to Dane County Regional Airport

Now that we’re into year two of “how things happen in a pandemic,” we’re coming up on some ‘2nd annual’ events that may stick around even after things return to

Amelia Earhart at Union Club Hotel in Indiana

Amelia Earhart installation at the Union Club Hotel at Purdue University

Happy National Snack Day

Just looking back at some favorite airport snacks. Can you ID the airport? We’re just getting started. Please add a snack from your favorite airport.

Travel Tidbits: Road Trips, Rock Hall Awards, new airport art, more

Road Trip? Atlas Obscura wants to go along The folks at Atlas Obscura have a new book out. And a new daily podcast. In their new book Rogue Routes, Atlas