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).
Keep in mind that some of the features we love may be unavailable due to health concerns. We’re confident they’ll be back.
If we miss something you love about SDF Airport, or if you have an airport you’d like to be featured, please drop a note in the comments section below.
5 Things We Love About Louisville Muhammad International Airport (SDF)
1. The airport’s name honors Muhammad Ali
Louisville International Airport became Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) in 2019 to honor boxing legend and Louisville native Muhammad Ali.
Ali was born on January 17, 1942, and died on June 3, 2016. The Muhammad Ali Center, on Louisville’s Museum Row, explores his life.
2. The rocking chairs at SDF
Kentucky is bourbon country and we love that rocking chairs at SDF are made from bourbon barrel staves by local Wood Artisan Jason Cohen.
3. The Virtual Information Booth at SDF
SDF has a Virtual Information Booth staffed by volunteers from the Airport Ambassador Program who answer questions from a remote spot in the airport. A perfect social distance solution to customer service and safety.
4. Bourbon and Baseball Bats
Louisville is home to the Urban Bourbon Trail and the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory.
So it’s good to know that travelers can purchase both bourbon and Louisville Slugger bats in the airport shops.
5. The SDF Wags Team
The SDF Wags program at Louisville Mohammad International Airport kicked off in 2019.
Certified pet therapy animals and their handlers visit the airport terminal two to three times a week to help make the travel experience less stressful.
6. Bonus: the SDF Mascot
We love airport mascots, plain and simple, and the mascot at SDF – named Skye- is one of our favorites.
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3 thoughts on “SDF: 5 Things We Love About Louisville Muhammad Ali Int’l Airport”
Re: Louisville Slugger bats. “Objects may be smaller than they appear.”
Those are not full-size bats. As you suspected!
“They are mini-bats like the size you receive when you take a tour of the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. The mini-bats are allowed up to around 20” or so through the checkpoint at SDF,” says an airport rep.
VERY good question. I had a passing thought that those must be mini-bats. I’ll check.
This is a serious question. Can you actually carry a Louisville Slugger baseball bat on an airplane. It seems to me that it seems an awful lot like a weapon.
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