Holidays

Airports celebrate April Fool’s Day 2021

We’re not sure we found them all, but here are some of the April Fool’s Day posts airports shared today. You’ll notice a lot of animals.

If you spotted some other travel-related pranks we missed, let us know and we’ll add them.

If you click on the link to learn more, here’s what you find.

Denver International Airport (DEN) actually does have a cat in there with the dogs that serve in the pet therapy program. So a llama on the safety inspection team? Why not?

And there there was Rusty, the first detector cat. On duty in Canada at Ottawa International Airport (YOW).

No animals at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL). There the April 1 announcement was the ATL Rocket – “a tech-savvy SLIDE with state of the art screening capabilities.” I’m all for this being real.

Airports, landmarks, attractions shine green for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day will arrive on March 17, but some airports, attractions, hotels, bridges, castles, and iconic buildings are already shining green for Tourism Ireland’s annual Global Greening event.

The event began 11 years ago in Australia when the iconic opera house was illuminated in green on March 17, 2010. Now the list of participating Global Greening sites is incredibly long and includes returning classics such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Niagara Falls, Victoria Falls, the ‘Welcome’ sign in Las Vegas, the London Eye, the Sky Tower in Auckland, and the Prince’s Palace of Monaco.

Here are some of airports and other places we found that are already turning on the green lights. If you know of an other airports that will be joining in, let us know and we’ll add them. Take a look, too, at some of the green-lit landmarks in the St. Patrick’s Day video below narrated by Liam Neeson.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Charles Lindbergh-themed Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day

We hope your day is filled with flights of fancy. And, of course, chocolate and flowers.

Sadly, this is the first Valentine’s Day in 10 years that Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) won’t have its ambassadors out in the terminal giving carnations to traveling lovebirds.

“Our ambassador program is currently suspended but we hope to get them back soon.  There is hope for Mother’s Day,” says airport spokesman Bryan Long.

Jacksonville Airport

And this year concerns about COVID-19 meant there was no marriage license pop-up desk at McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas.

The culprit? COVID-19.

But many airports did celebrate Valentine’s Day in their own way.

If we missed your airport, let us know and we’ll add them to the list.

Will you stick to your New Year’s Resolutions?

2020 has been so rough that it feels as if we should get a pass on making – and trying to keep – New Year’s resolutions in 2021.

But if you’re going to keep that tradition and are passing through Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) soon, take a moment to add your resolution to the RNO New Year’s Resolution Wall.

These sticky note walls have become a popular activity at RNO. In November there were 1300 notes about the things people were thankful for posted to the airport’s Gratitude Wall.