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

Art-filled Delta Sky Club at New Orleans Int’l Airport

Planning a trip to New Orleans? Lucky you! New Orleans is a popular destination for both leisure and business travelers and the old airport terminal didn’t do the city justice.

First look: new terminal at New Orleans International Airport

Airport employees, passengers, and meeters and greeters joined a second line parade through the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) on Tuesday night, November 5. The occasion: a celebration

New Orleans Int’l Airport getting a new terminal

The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is set to open its new airport terminal on Wednesday morning, November 6. Starting with an early morning flight at around 4

Airports going off the grid

Should airports go off the grid? Pittsburgh Int’l Airport – and others – think so. Remember that 11-hour power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in December 2017? The blackout

Giant puppets at San Diego Int’l Airport

 Halloween may be over, but at San Diego International Airport there’s more to go. Today, November 1, the airport is marking Dia de los Muertos (the “Day of the Dead”)

Happy Halloween. Fly Safe

Flying today? Steer clear of Halloween witches. Drive Safe. And don’t eat too much Halloween cake and candy. And if you happen to be at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Bigfoot spotted at Seattle-Tacoma Int’l Airport

We spotted this collection of Bigfoot souvenirs at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport recently. Note the small string of lights wrapping one of the Bigfoot items. It’s a charming signal that the

Food festival today at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int’l Airport

If you’re passing through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) today (Oct 29), be sure to head to the Domestic Terminal Atrium for a fun food festival. ATL is holding its

Miniature houses have big role in KLM history

Well-known airlines such as Pan Am, TWA, US Airways and Virgin America are long gone. And in just the past two years more than two dozen other airlines went from

Travel Tidbits: New gate numbers, new flights

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has a new, easier to understand gate numbering system.            Previously, there was a continuous numbering system across all terminals and concourses, from 1 to

Now 3 airports offer gate passes to non-ticketed passengers

Another airport invites non-ticketed passengers to hang and visit You can do it a Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) and you can do it at Tampa International Airport (TPA) Now Detroit

Super-real sculptures at Florida’s Airports

Miami-Dade County will be hosting Super Bowl LIV in February 2020 and, in preparation, Miami International Airport (MIA) is displaying artist Duane Hanson’s hyperrealist sculpture “Football Player.”  The sculpture is on

What we’re reading

On the road or off, it’s good to have a book or two handy. In addition to book stores, some airports have free book swap stations. This one we spotted

Travel Tidbits from Miami International Airport

There seems to be a lot going on at Miami International Airport. Some lucky passengers were treated to a pop-up tango performance: A new exhibit, titled Imprinted, featuring 16 images

Think your last flight was long? Check out this Qantas flight

The next time you feel antsy on a long flight, think about how much longer your flight could be. Qantas just took a big step closer to creating a regular

Now you can get an Illuminati Shake at Denver Airport

You may have heard about some of the conspiracy theories surrounding Denver International Airport (DEN). DEN officials acknowledge that ever since the airport was built, there have been rumors of

Grand Hyatt at SFO – a keeper!

San Francisco Int’l Airport has a swank on-site hotel Fresh fly-in convenience at SFO Airport With the recent opening of the 12-story, $237 million Grand Hyatt at SFO, San Francisco International Airport

KLM Turns 100

Dutch flag carrier KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is one of the world’s oldest airlines and the oldest airline still flying under its original name. The airline celebrated its centenary on

Snaps from Istanbul’s new $12 billion airport terminal toured the new $12 billion Istanbul Airport (IST) terminal this week. We’ll circle back to share more information and advice about making your way through this shiny new space,

Dude, where’s my ride? Airports move Uber/Lyft away from curbside

At many airports, curbside pick-up is moving away from the curb. On October 29, Los Angeles International joins the growing list of airports where curbside traffic has gotten so bad

Air Canada & actress Sandra Oh school us in “Canadian”

Think you know what’s what in Canada? One of the best parts of traveling is encountering the foods, traditions and quirky characteristics of another country. Like, say, Canada. You may

KLM turns 100 on Oct 7

KLM, Royal Dutch Airways, turns 100 on October 7 and celebrations marking the milestone event are already underway. A great exhibit drawing from KLM’s extensive collection of more the 250,000

World’s first hybrid electric-powered cruise ship arrives in North America

When it comes to the environment and sustainability, cruise ships and many cruise ship operators get failing grades when it comes to controlling carbon emissions, recycling and treating water, waste

Guitars at Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl Airport

A cool new exhibit about guitars is underway at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) Phoenix is home to the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery and right now passengers traveling through

Smile Day at JFK + Space pillow from Air New Zealand

World Smile Day will be celebrated on Friday, October 4 and JFK International Airport’s Terminal 4 is ready to celebrate. What’s World Smile Day? It’s a day that honors Harvey

Airport Restaurant Month

60 airport restaurants participating October is Airport Restaurant Month at more than 60 HMSHost restaurants in more than 40 airports around the country. And this year there’s a fun contest

Will you travel by hyperloop?

How hyperloop may change how and why we travel (This post is a slightly different version of a story I wrote for CNBC) Think of how well-traveled and eco-responsible you

Free coffee and caffeine deals in celebration of National Coffee Day

Perk up! Sunday, September 29 is National Coffee Day and, starting today, bistros, cafes, donut shops, hotels and a variety of other venues will be celebrating with free coffee, discounts

How to cut the checkpoint line at Boston Logan AIrport

Want to skip to the front of the airport security checkpoint line? We all do. To get the courtesy, you can pay for TSA Pre-Check. You could pay for a

Travelers not getting more airport satisfaction

A new study out today finds that travelers are getting weary of battling the detours and delays caused by expansion projects at many airports. According to the J.D. Power 2019

Celebrate Cleveland at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

A week of fun activities is underway at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE). It’s all part of the airport’s ‘Celebrate Cleveland’ campaign. Today, Tuesday, September 24, from 12 p.m. to

What to do in Kansas City

The City of Fountains Kansas City is well-known for its tangy barbecue, its jazz and blues history and its more than 200 fountains, some of which date back to the

Travel Tidbits from an airport near you

Free paletas at LAX Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is celebrating Latino Heritage Month with a wide variety of cultural performances, art and guest experiences, including complimentary tastings. Today, Friday,

Oktoberfest at Denver Int’l Airport

We’re into Oktoberfest season and Denver International Airport is celebrating with the 6th annual “Beer Flights” beer garden through September 22. The beer garden is set up on the DEN

Where will you go? 1500 museums are free on Museum Day

Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day is coming up on September 21 and we’re celebrating because on that day 1500 museums will be joining in to offer free admission to anyone who

Baggage Nanny debuts at San Diego Int’l Airport

Here’s a great new airport service and a candidate – already – for Airport Amenity of the Week: Baggage Nanny, an on-demand baggage pickup, storage and delivery service, is now operating

Alaska Airlines’ secret weapon to reduce plastic use

Today Alaska Airlines kicks off a campaign aimed at reducing the use of single-use plastics. The secret weapon in the plan? You. The airline’s #FillBeforeYouFly initiative is asking passengers to

Discount fares for young people on United Airlines

United is offering flight discounts for young travelers Discount fares for young travelers used to be quite common. Not anymore. So let’s hope United Airlines’ new promotion (re)starts that trend.

Fresh art at LAX

There are four new art exhibitions at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Terminal 1. Three are the work of solo artists; one is a one group exhibition.  Here’s a preview:

Private jet tours: lavish, luxe and, for some, a good value

If you’re wealthy enough and still have some destinations and experiences on your bucket list, private jet tours may the ticket for you.

Friday freebies: Free admission to parks and museums nationwide

Go somewhere this weekend – and every weekend – for free. Two programs give free admission to parks and museums year round.

Travel Tidbits for trains, planes and cars

Travel Tidbits: Oktoberfest at PIT Airport and useful discounts from Amtrak and Silvercar

Singapore Airlines now flies non stop to Singapore from Seattle

Singapore Airlines now flies non-stop between Seattle and Singapore. To celebrate, there’s a cool video using an A350-900 airplane as a musical instrument.

Airport advisories during Hurricane Dorian

Hurrican Dorian disrupting flight scheuules and causing airports to close.

Frivolous fountains as entertainment, attraction and investment

Are over the top fountains, like those in Dubai and Las Vegas, making the real things seem boring?

Scenic wallpaper exhibit at San Francisco Int’l Airport

The SFO Museum has a new exhibit at SFO airport featuring historic scenic wallpaper.