Another airport gets an outdoor patio

At one time, outdoor observation decks and patios were common at airports and many modern-day travelers and avgeeks have pleasant memories of going to the airport just to see planes

For National Book Lovers Day: our new book

August 9 was National Book Lovers Day and we celebrated by visiting some of the places in Seattle that are featured in our new book, 111 Places in Seattle That

Gary Gatwick’s Underground Adventure

The Stuck at the Airport adventure team traveled in and around London with Gatwick Airport’s mascot, Gary Gatwick, last week. Our assignment: discover how easy it is to use Gatwick

2 airports are finalists for America’s Best Restroom

The list of the top 10 finalists for the 2022 America’s Best Restroom contest is out. And this year restrooms at two airports are in the running to be crowned

Out & About in Arundel, England

Stuck at the Airport is out and about in the English countryside for a few days with Gary Gatwick, the mascot for London’s Gatwick Airport. Arundel, in West Sussex, is

Visiting the Brighton seaside with Gary Gatwick

Stuck at The Airport is in England this week, touring with Gary Gatwick, the charming mascot of Gatwick Airport. Gary has been taking us places that are surprisingly easy to

Touring London with Gatwick Airport’s Mascot

Stuck at The Airport is spending a couple of days in London as a guest of Gatwick Airport,, the airport’s mascot, Gary Gatwick, and a growing list of new local

Stuck at the Airport goes to London

The Stuck at the Airport team is in London this week on a trip organized by our friends at Gatwick Airport (LGW). The assignment? Find out if it’s easy to

Off to Gatwick. But first, bumper car rides at JFK

Stuck at the Airport is heading to London today for a week-long adventure organized by airport mascot Gary Gatwick and his friends at Gatwick Airport (LGW), who suspect that not

JetBlue inks deal to buy Spirit Airlines

Big news in the airline world. JetBlue is buying Spirit Airlines. Price tag: $3.8 billion. Read these stories to learn more.

Travel Tidbits from an airport near you

Drama at Dallas Love Field Operations resumed late Monday afternoon at Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) after a frightening incident involving shots fired inside the terminal building. According to Dallas

First Nations Welcome Figure lands at Vancouver Int’l Airport

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is well-known for its impressive art program featuring the work of many First Nations people. Throughout and around the airport, passengers see art that draws on

Airline aprons. The kind you wear.

We’re big fans of the treasures in the collection of the SFO Museum at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). And of the museum’s searchable online database. This tweet, about the

Flight display board has info just for you

At Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), one flight display board gives passengers very personalized messages. It seems sort of sci-fi, but thanks to a technology named Parallel Reality, up to 100

We all scream for ice-cream

July is National Ice-Cream Month July is National Ice-Cream Month and Sunday was National Ice Cream Day. And while no one really needs a special reason to enjoy ice cream

Prices up, service & satisfaction down at hotels

We’re writing this post from a hotel where we’re paying more than we’d planned to and getting way less comfort and service than we expect. And that seems to be

Crazy scary!? TSA found 3000+ guns at airport checkpoints so far this year

Here’s a packing tip: check your pockets, your purse, your briefcase, duffel, or carry-on bag to make sure you aren’t taking your gun – your loaded gun (!) – with

Airport news from Miami and Albany Int’l Airports

Flying somewhere this week? If you are, it’s a good bet you may find yourself stuck at the airport somewhere longer than you intended. But we’re here to keep you

Wildlife spotted at Juneau International Airport

Alaska’s Juneau International Airport (JNU) is far from flashy. The most recent terminal renovation at JNU added some impressive pieces of art but left behind the taxidermy animals travelers have

Road Trip Memories

Road trips can evoke nostalgia for childhood, family, and adventures. And for many people, there are objects and in-the-car experiences indelibly tied to those journeys.  For some, it is a

Happy July 4th

If July 4 is a holiday for you, we hope you will enjoy it with a picnic, live music, family, and friends. Flying for the Fourth? If you’re flying somewhere

Flag of military uniforms on display at San Antonio Int’l Airport

As we head into July 4, San Antonio International Airport (SAT) is unveiling a 25-foot by 12-foot American flag woven out of 100 military uniforms. The uniforms were worn in

Airports ready for busy July 4th weekend

It’s going to be busy, maybe too busy, at airports across the country this holiday weekend. But here are some tips and amenities airports are offering that may help. Let

New book filled with marvelous maps

If you’re a serious traveler, you likely love maps. And if you love maps, you’ll love the maps in a new book from the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England

MSP Airport’s Mock Airplane Cabin

(This is a story we first wrote for NBC News) Long delays, rampant cancellations, and packed planes have turned air travel into an endurance sport for even the most seasoned

Aviation treasures returning to National Air & Space Museum

The Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum has been closed for a while to reboot with two dozen new exhibits. At least 8 of the galleries are set to open

PHX Airport loves your lips

Temperatures in Phoenix, Arizona are going to be well over 100 degrees next week and a sizzling 108 degrees this Saturday. That’s just one reason Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Visiting ‘The Big Dipper’

You can’t get everywhere by airplane. Sometimes you need to paddle. In Killarney, Ontario, on the North shore of the Georgian Bay, they get that. That’s why they built ‘The

Airport or gin joint? 2 Airports distill gin onsite

As far as we know, there are just two in-airport distilleries in the world. The first one opened in 2016 at London’s Gatwick Airport and is located pre-security/landside in the

Phoenix Sky Harbor Int’l Airport debuts its eighth new concourse

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) begins welcoming passengers at a new concourse today. The new, state-of-the-art, eight-gate concourse will be used soley by Southwest Airlines. Amenities include charging stations

Airport Amenity of the Week: HeART CART at Dallas Love Field Airport

Here’s a great airport amenity created for kids that will make parents happy. Especially on those travel days when kids are antsy and flights may be delayed. There’s now a

How DO Toilets Work in Space?

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. is getting a massive makeover that includes the construction and renovation of 23 galleries. As part

Virtual wait-lists for airport dining

You’ve no doubt heard or read stories about how crowded airports are right now and the long lines at security checkpoints, and at airport coffee shops and restaurants. Some airports

Fun photo op at SFO Airport: Castro Theatre

The “SFO Celebrates” program has been running at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) since April. The entertainment and engagement series brings a taste of the city’s diverse culture and neighborhoods

Travel Tips for a New Week

To the relief of many travelers and travel groups, over the weekend the United States lifted the Covid-19 testing requirement for inbound international air travelers. That means travelers no longer

Welcome back SFO Aviation Museum & Library

  As fans of airports, libraries, aviation history, and museums, we’re delighted that San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has reopened the Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum & Library after a

5 Things We Love About HEL – Helsinki Airport

Beyond, or perhaps we should say despite, its great airport code – HEL- Helsinki Airport, operated by Finavia, offers travelers some charming and thoughtful amenities in its new main terminal.

Helsinki Museums We Love

We traveled to Finland on the inaugural Finnair flight from Seattle to Helsinki on June 1. Now we’re fortunate to spend a few active, blissful, days touring Helsinki and the

Airport security lines are long. Reserve your spot.

Summer travel is back in full force and that means long lines to go through airport security checkpoints. Having a paid TSA Precheck or CLEAR membership will get you on

Greetings from: Helsinki

Snaps from Finnair’s Inaugural Flights from SEA to HEL Finnair is the latest new international carrier to serve Stuck at the Airport’s home base airport in Seattle. We were delighted

Business travel is back. Business travel perks are not.

(*This is a story we wrote for NBC News online.) Business travel is back. The benefits of being a business traveler are not.  After two years of virtual meetings and

Airports, Airlines Celebrating Pride Month

We’re gathering up messages from airports and airlines kicking off Pride Month. Let us know what we’ve missed and we’ll add it throughout the day.

Find free doughnuts on National Doughnut Day

Friday, June 3rd is National Doughnut Day! The Salvation Army created this sweet holiday back in 1938 as a fundraising event. But the day is now celebrated in many places

Art scavenger hunt at PHL Airport

This summer, passengers at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) have a fun way to spend their dwell time, engage with art, and maybe win a prize. In PHL’s Art Puzzle Challenge

Denver Int’l Airport’s open-air plaza reactivated

Here’s a great sign that airports are coming back to life just in time for summer travel. Denver International Airport (DEN) is reactivating the open-air public plaza between the main

Travel Tidbits: Animals at Airports

Update on the giant flamingo at Tampa Int’l Airport The airport art team at can barely wait for Tampa International Airport to finish the installation of a 21-foot tall

Get ready for National Paper Airplane Day

How to Make a Paper Airplane May 26 is National Paper Airplane. So the art department at thought you might need a refresher on how to make your own

(Old) Airport Terminal or Skateboard Video Game?

We were delighted when celebrity skateboarders and skateboard crews from across the country rolled into the old terminal facilities – and even onto the tarmac – at Louis Armstrong New

Visit an Airport Museum on Int’l Museum Day

May 18 is International Museum Day, which gives us an excuse to talk about some of the great museums in and adjacent to airports around the country. Having a museum

Monday Musings

We’re up early learning about biscuits, unusual home designs, and a trip to space in a balloon. And traveling with pets.