Ready for Halloween? Airports seem to be.

We’ve been keeping an eye on how airports are gearing up to celebrate Halloween this year. Pumpkin Palooza In Chicago, O’Hare International and Midway Airports are hosting pumpkin carving contests.

United Airlines testing 1st free transatlantic COVID-19 testing pilot program

Select EWR-LHR flights will be “COVID-Free” Airlines are falling over themselves to convince and reassure passengers that it is safe to fly during the pandemic. They are investing in the

PIE: 5 Things We Love About St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport

The ‘5 Things We Love About…” series on Stuck At The Airport celebrates features and amenities at airports around the country and the world. Today we land at Florida’s St.

Freebies, discounts and surprise perks for voters

Hotels offering perks and packages for Election Day (Our story about Election Day perks first appeared on NBC News in a slightly different version). Election Day, and perhaps the days

Appleton, WI Airport growing its own food

You may be familiar with the hydroponic garden at O’Hare International Airport. Planted in 2011, ORD’s blissful garden is tucked into the mezzanine level of the Terminal 3 Rotunda Building,

Harrison Ford a new fan of Airlink disaster relief group

You know Harrison Ford as an actor from the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies. Avgeeks know Ford is a fan of vintage planes and a licensed pilot. Now he’s

Why is AUS airport messing with runway numbers?

We admit it. We’ve always been mystified by the numbers on the signs along airport runways. The signs seem even more perplexing when an airport reports that the numbers must

“Witch” airports are decked out for Halloween?

Halloween is coming up soon and airports are getting ready to celebrate – whether we’re in the terminals or not. We’ll keep adding to this list, so please send us

SAN: 5 Things We Love About San Diego International Airport

SAN: Five Things WE Love about San Diego International Airport Our “5 Things We Love About…” series celebrates features and amenities at airports around the country and the world. Today

Not a joke: Berlin’s Brandenburg Airport (BER) ready to open.

After 9 years of delays and false starts, Germany’s third-largest airport, Berlin Brandenburg “Willy Brandt” Airport (BER) is scheduled to open on October 31, 2020. We won’t be able to

Wouldn’t it be great to go somewhere?

On a ‘normal’ Friday, we might be packing up a bag and heading to the airport to fly somewhere. But these days, we’re following the advice to stay close to

Hawaii bound? Get tested for COVID-19

Hawaii reopens to tourists on October 15. Yay, right? But the only visitors who will be able to skip the 14-day quarantine rules will be those with proof of testing

Airports celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Airports around the country have been celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with live music, cultural performances, and art exhibits. Here is what Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) and Miami International

Two great ideas for COVID-safe airport elevators

Airports everywhere are doing whatever they can to make their terminals safe and sanitary for your safety. In addition to cleaning systems for handrails on stairways and escalators, some airports

More airports embrace the “How it started” meme

Our first post sharing examples of how airports are embracing the “How it Started Twitter meme got so long that we’ve started a new post. Please let us know if

Astronauts have that isolation live/work thing down

Last week was World Space Week and Viking TV (a pandemic project of Viking Cruises) offered a full week of space-themed content. I tuned in for the “When Space is

See how airports embrace the ‘How it Started’ meme

We know we haven’t found them all. Yet. But we are enjoying the way airports around the country are using the ‘How it Started vs. How it’s going’ meme to

SDF: 5 Things We Love About Louisville Muhammad Ali Int’l Airport

Our “5 Things We Love About…” series celebrates services and amenities at airports around the country and the world. Today we land at Kentucky’s Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF).

Cool new COVID-fighting airport amenities

Airports are rolling out new COVID-fighting amenities faster than we can keep up with them. Here are few I’ll be talking about this week during the virtual Travel 2021 Summit

Travel Tidbits to blast off into a new week

October 5 marks the birthday of Robert Hutchings Goddard, known as the “Father of Modern Rocketry.” It started in a cherry tree In October 1899, a 17-year-old Goddard climbed a

Why are airports and airlines going pink in October?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and throughout the month you’re likely to see airports and airlines going pink to raise awareness and, in some cases, to raise funds to

MKE: 5 Things We Love About Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

The “5 Things We Love About…” series on celebrates features and amenities at airports around the country and the world. And today we land at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

Newest airport amenity? Pre-flight COVID-19 testing.

Because so many countries, and some states, require arriving travelers to have proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test, airports and airlines are rushing to make those tests available at

The next steps in the new normal for air travel

First: an invite I’m honored to be one of the presenters at the virtual Travel 2021 Summit on October 7 and 8 and focusing on what travel might be like

Airport restrooms in the running for top toilet prize

As travelers, we are all too familiar with the search for a clean public restroom. We also know the delight of entering a public bathroom that is not just clean

Airports and Airlines offer COVID-19 Tests

 Organizations representing airports and airlines, including the International Air Transport Association (IATA), are calling for rapid COVID-19 testing for passengers at airports as an alternative to quarantine measures or bans

Airports in Phoenix, Dallas & Indianapolis at top of J.D. Power list

Airline passenger numbers are way down. Many airports still feeling sort of empty, with many shops and restaurants closed or operating on reduced schedules. And buying a plane ticket right

More chances to watch drive-in movies at airports

This summer several airports, including Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Southern California, turned their empty parking lots into drive-in movie theaters. We’re pleased this temporary airport amenity sticking around into

‘5 Things We Love About…” an airport near you

Fall travel doesn’t look like it is going to involve much flying. And we suspect that concerns about COVID-19 will mean that most winter adventures will have to be put

Free recipes, a flower class & audio-visual art from DEN, DAL and SAN Airports

We may not be flying much, or at all, right now but airports are still doing their thing with music, art, and tasty food and drink. We appreciate that. And

Treasure trove of TWA toy planes in Kansas City, MO

A favorite find from our visit to Kansas City, MO a while back is the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. The museum boasts both the world’s largest collection of

Airport amenity of the week: VeriFLY at Denver Int’l Airport

Have you been through an airport security checkpoint recently? We have. And it has us worrying that as passenger numbers increase TSOs and travelers will too easily revert to the

Swanky new digs for SLC Int’l Airport. Fresh art at SAN Airport. Plus an invite.

Fresh art at San Diego International Airport San Diego International Airport (SAN) has a new and very big work of art to share with the public. Part of the airport art

IAH: 5 Thing We Love About George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Our “5 Things We Love About…” series celebrating features and amenities at airports around the country and the world lands at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). The airport is located

A trip to the airport in the new normal

Missing airports? Us too. That’s why we masked up and spent a few hours at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) last week to see what’s new – and what’s not. And

The 9/11 Memorial at Boston Logan International Airport

This Friday, September 11, marks 19 years since the terrorist attacks on September, 11, 2001, which killed almost 3000 people and injured thousands more. Four airplanes were hijacked that day

MSP: 5 Things We Love About Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

Our ‘5 Things We Love About…” series celebrating features and amenities at airports around the country and the world lands today at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). MSP sits on

More ways to mask up at airports

More ways to mask up at airports A few weeks back we celebrated Mask Monday with some fun “Wear your mask” reminders from airports. Since then, many airports have gotten

Endless summer: families decamp to resorts for remote work and school

Sharing this slightly different version of a story we put together for NBC News about resorts seeing summer seasons extended thanks to families realizing they can do remote work and

“Museum Airlines” and the pretend airport at a Tel Aviv museum

In Tel Aviv, the Museum of the Jewish People is encouraging visitors to tour the world – virtually of course. To get the ball rolling, the museum has created “Museum

AUS: 5 Things We Love About Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Our “5 Things We Love About…” series celebrating features and amenities at airports around the country and the world makes an overdue landing at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). The airport’s

More robots to help keep travelers safe and sanitized

We adore the rolling little “Ask me!” robots some airports have hired to answer questions and help passengers find their way around. But they seem more entertainment than essential. But

“Smart Helmets” will take temps at first U.S. airport

Bishop International Airport (FNT) in Flint, MI will be the first U.S. airport to deploy “Smart Helmets” made by Italian manufacturer KeyBiz. The devices use artificial intelligence and thermal imaging

United Airlines axes change fees. Delta, American, Alaska follow.

United Airlines dumps the change fees permanently. Unless you’re flying “basic economy” Travelers hate change fees. Airlines love them and make a lot of money from those fees. At least

Home office stressing you out? Try working in a hotel.

Sharing a story we put together for NBC News this week about hotels courting stressed out remote workers package for day-use rooms. This version is slightly different from what was

BOS: 5 Things We Love About Boston Logan International Airport

Our “5 Things We Love About …” series highlights some of the great features and amenities at airports around the country and the world. Today we land at Boston Logan

SNA: 5 Things We Love About John Wayne Airport

Our “5 Things We Love About…” series celebrates features and amenities at airports around the country and the world. Today we land at Orange County’s John Wayne Airport (SNA), located

Stuck at the Airport is marking Mask Monday

Wearing a face mask – and having an assortment of masks to choose from is now the new normal. And Stuck at The Airport is gathering examples of what airports

Travelers tip TSA a whopping $926,000

Rushed, distracted travelers unwittingly gave the Transportation Security Administration a cash tip of more than $926,000 last year. TSA gets to keep the cash and currency travelers forget to pick

Vote for TSA’s Cutest Canine

Here’s something cute and furry for a Friday. National Dog Day is coming up on August 26. And in preparation for that holiday, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is having