Not flying? Try Amtrak’s $299 Rail Pass

It’s like the Eurail Pass, but for the U.S. If you’re not quite ready to get on a plane, perhaps you’re up for an adventure by train. Amtrak’s USA Rail

Yes, Southwest Airlines will check your pool noodle.

The world – and a young woman named Sydney Fowls – now knows that Southwest Airlines stands by its promise to allow passengers to check two bags for free. Even

PDX Airport’s Construction Comic

Here’s a great idea. There’s a lot of construction going on at Portland International Airport (PDX) right now. And lots of detours in the terminal for travelers. So the airport

Giveaways for Southwest Airlines’ 50th Anniversary

June 18 marks 50 years since Southwest Airlines flew its first commercial flight and to celebrate the airline is giving away prizes through June 18 and celebrating all month long.

Ready for International travel? Check the “where” and “when.

[This is a slightly different version of a story we wrote for NBC News] International travel is back on the agenda this summer for millions of Americans who have completed

Snakes, scorpions, and Qantas planes

Like a lot of airlines, Qantas is storing planes in the Mojave Desert while it waits for travel to return to pre-COVID levels. The dry heat and low humidity of

Stuck at The Airport: Tuesday Tidbits

Still not vaccinated? MIA Airport can help A COVID-19 vaccination site at Miami International Airport will be providing free one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines to all individuals 18 and

When can you fly to the UK?

Note: I was compensated by Project Screen by Prenetics for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thinking of traveling internationally? Italy, France, Greece, Croatia, and Iceland are

Roller skating at JFK Airport? Yup, at the TWA Hotel

Air travel is back on, but what about fun activities at airports? That’s back on too. At least at New York’s JFK Airport, where the TWA Hotel adjacent to Terminal

SEA Airport reveals next phase of revamped North Satellite

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s 1970s-era North Satellite is undergoing a much needed, multi-year makeover to create a state-of-the-art facility to serve Alaska Airlines flights. Phase One of the project brought us

Vaccinated? You could win free flights for a year.

Sweepstakes prizes include free travel Not wanting to contract, transmit, or die of COVID-19 is a darn good reason to get vaccinated. But some people may need a bit more

Travel Tidbits from airports Here and There

Some tidbits from museums – and musicians – from around the world to get your week started. Flashy Fashion Photos at John Wayne Airport A new exhibit in the Thomas

Touring Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley Food Trail

Vaccinated and mindful of the evolving advice on traveling to places beyond our kitchen, we load up the car and drive from Seattle to Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley Food Trail, including

Ready for the summer travel tsunami?

(This is a slightly different version of a story we wrote for NBC News online) Summer travel may cause some headaches Memorial Day weekend and a unusual travel season are

Want to be “the shuttle voice” at Tampa Int’l Airport?

Tampa International Airport (TPA) is hosting a fun contest that also raises funds for a good cause. Traditionally, the recorded voice on the shuttle vans wishing TPA passengers safe travels

What’s up at Portland International Airport?

Our first post-pandemic road trip takes us to Oregon, starting at – where else – Portland International Airport (PDX). The airport is getting a new main terminal and we stopped

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