Need to fly to Wakanda?
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” the sequel to the super successful “Black Panther” movie, landed in movie theaters over the weekend.
And Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) got into the spirit by announcing the return of direct international flights to Wakanda.
“This nonstop service on Flight CHBZ will depart from the Manyard H. Jackston International Terminal from Gate F8 at 7:30 p.m,” the airport said in a statement,” adding that concessions were going to be serving “Wakandan-inspired dishes pre-flight.”
That flight number, CHBZ, was unusual. But it was a nod to the late Chadwick Bosman, the actor who played film protagonist King T’Challa.
This isn’t the first time ATL got into the Wakanda spirit. Back in 2018, when Black Panther debuted, the airport announced that Flight 1234 would be heading to Wakanda as well.
Coat Check Service Returns to MKE Airport
Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) has brought back one of the season’s best amenities: coat check service.
The service is available inside MKE’s Summerfest Marketplace, which is located presecurity in the Airport’s concession mall.
Passengers heading to destinations where the weather promises to be warm can check coats, gloves, and other cold weather gear and travel lighter. When they return, their coats will be warm and waiting for them.
The service is available seven days a week, and is open through the last flight of each day from now until April 1.
This is the fourth year the service is being offered and the cost remains a reasonable $2 per day, with a maximum of $10 per trip.
PDX Carpet Gets Sporty
The iconic carpet pattern that once graced the terminal floors of Portland International Airport (PDX) lives on. And on.
The latest tribute to the flooring design comes from none other than city’s professional baskeball team, the Portland Trailblazers.
They team’s new City Edition Uniform bears a teal sash that is an homage to the PDX Carpet pattern that represented the view of the North and South runways as seen overhead by air traffic controllers. The carpet gained cult status in the 1990s and was replaced in 2015. (But it’s coming back...)