Fun Stuff

Airlines, airports mark May the Fourth

If you are flying across the country, or to a galaxy far, far away, on Alaska Airlines on Wednesday, May 4th, be sure to wear your favorite Star Wars clothing.

Alaska Airlines also just showed off a new Star Wars/Disneyland livery.

We know other airlines and many airports also celebrate May the Fourth, so check back here for additions throughout the day. And let us know what we’ve missed.

Here is one of our favorites from last year’s May the Fourth airport celebrations

Travel Tidbits from Airports Near You

Jonathan Mehring / Red Bull Content Pool

Earlier this month, celebrity skateboarders and skateboard crews from across the country rolled into the old terminal facilities – and even onto the tarmac – at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. They were there for Red Bull’s second Terminal Takeover.

Here is a short video of pro skateboarder Jake Wooten showing off his skills – and the airport terminal transformation – from last year’s event. And below, a link to a story we prepared for The Points Guy site.

Celebrate Museum Month – at the airport

Many airports around the country have official museums and museum programs. Stuck at the Airport will highlight as many as we can. But Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport gave us a head start.

Recognize any of these stuffed animals?

Spotted at Charles M Schulz – Sonoma County Airport

This week we spent some time at Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS), which is named to honor the “Peanuts” comic strip cartoonist who lived in Sonoma County for many years.

Not only is the airport named for Schulz, but there are also statues of two “Peanuts” characters, “Flying Ace” Snoopy and Lucy, in the terminal.

Health issues are still a concern for travelers. So this great locally-themed social distance sticker reminds passengers on the security checkpoint line to keep two wine barrels apart.

Airport jokes & other travel tidbits

Monday was National Tell a Joke Day and a few airports around the country shared some funny bits via Twitter. If we missed yours, please let us know and we’ll add it in.

We also spotted this colorful tweet from Pittsburgh International Airport, a fun Monday verse from Tampa International Airport, and a quick art tour from the SFO Museum at San Francisco International Airport.

And take a look at this great agricultural exhibit at Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) in California. The exhibit tells the story of the area’s agricultural heritage with photos, informational panels, and exhibit cases. As a nice bonus, the airport is offering free parking validation to those who want to just stop by and see the exhibit.

Message from a former airport

Berlin Freedom Dinner 2021

Here’s a fun thing to do with an old airport.

Germany’s Berlin Tegel “Otto Lilienthal” Airport (TXL) Tegal Airport officially closed in November 2020 when operations moved over to Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER).

The buildings and grounds of Tegel Airport are being turned into an industrial and research park called the Urban Tech Republic. But last week the former airport grounds played host to a special event on the runway.

As part of the giant picnic event, 1,018 dinner tables were laid out so that, when viewed from the air, they spelled out the words “Berlin loves you” – with a large bonus heart.

Berlin’s mayor said the event was designed to send out the message that the city is open for business, meetings, and events after the pandemic. The Visit Berlin tourism agency said the event was an invitation to the world to visit the city again.

*Photos courtesy Visit Berlin