Souvenir Sunday: collectible NWA airplane toys

On Sundays here at we look at some of the souvenirs you can buy at airports. Our favorites are the items that are inexpensive (around $10) and a bit offbeat.

Last week, Seattle-based traveler Jon Douglas spotted this tiny Northwest airplane for sale at Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU).

Northwest Airlines planes are no longer flying, so this is definitely already a collectible. And Douglas was a bit sorry that he didn’t buy this toy when he had the chance.

No worries, Jon! Look what we found for sale in the gift shop at the Future of Flight Aviation Center in Everett, WA:

This cute stuffed NWA toy –

And this tiny NWA keychain that not only flashes red lights but emits take-off sounds when you push a button.

(Keychain courtesy Sandy Ward)

Have you found a great souvenir while you were stuck at the airport ? If it’s under $10, “of” the city or region, or just cool and bit offbeat, please take a photo and send it along. Your souvenir may end up featured on a future edition of Souvenir Sunday.

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