Souvenirs

Souvenir evidence of aliens at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas

Here at Stuck at The Airport, we’re big fans of the fun, locally-themed souvenirs that are for sale in many airport souvenir shops.

We know there are alot of people who collect shot glass or key chains as a souvenir from the places they visit. But we’re especially fond of the bit more creative, locally-themed chocolate candy “poop” that is for sale in these shops.

We know these items are great gift items and big sellers, but we suspect a lot of these candy food gifts never get eaten.

(Although in my house, they’d be categorized as ’emergency’ food..)

Examples in our ‘souvenir poop’ collection include everything from Big Foot Poop found at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to the Koala Poo spotted in at the airport in Sydney, Australia.

Now we have one more packet to add to the collection.

At McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas this week, we found some Alien Poop mints in the Area 51 section of a souvenir shop.

Silly? Yes, of course. But when you are Stuck at the Airport, entertainment comes in many forms.

Please be on the lookout for fun, inexpensive, locally-themed souvenirs in airport gift shops and send us a photo. If your snap is featured here during Souvenir Sunday, we’ll send you a fun travel-themed souvenir.

Souvenir Sunday at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

It’s Souvenir Sunday, a day to take a look at some of the fun, inexpensive and locally-themed items you can buy at airports.

You can’t go wrong with one of these colorful souvenirs from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. Flowers – fresh, wooden, plastic or ‘future’ (as in bags of bulbs) – all look appealing.

And none of these souvenirs is anywhere near expensive.

And then of course, there’s cheese, stroopwafels and chocolate.

Have you spotted a great souvenir at an airport? If you do see something that’s fun, locally-themed and low cost, please snap a photo and send it along to StuckatTheAirport.com.

If your souvenir is featured on Souvenir Sunday, we’ll send you a travel-themed gift.

British Airways’ souvenir marmite

British Airways has teamed up with Marmite to sell souvenir-sized jars of the popular-in-some-places breakfast spread made with brewer’s yeast.

The airline discovered that airport security officials at London City AIrport confiscate jars of Marmite more than any other branded item and that more than 2000 jars of Marmite are expected to be taken from travelers this year.

To make sure Marmite-lovers won’t go hungry when they travel – and because British Airways is having fun celebrating its centenary year – the the carrier is selling souvenir-sized jars of Marmite to its passengers.

For now, 70 gram, travel-friendly special edition jars of the spread are being sold exclusively on board.

Don’t fancy Marmite? Don’t worry.

British Airways will be releasing a series of other centenary edition foods in partnership with British brands during its milestone year.

The airline has a partnership with Scottish craft brewers, BrewDog, who have created a transatlantic IPA for customes and has a deal with luxury British watchmaker Bremont for a limited-editiod watch made with metal from the Concorde.

Bigfoot moves into small Oregon airport

StuckatTheAirport.com is a big fan of airport mascots. And Redmond Municipal Airport now has a really big one.

Central Oregon is prime Bigfoot (or Sasquatch)-hunting country. And the newest resident at Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM) gives everyone a good look at the ever-elusive creature that tourists hope someday to see.

More than 6-feet tall, this Sasquatch creature toting a pink suitcase arrived at RDM just last week and he/she/it will remain in the terminal for the foreseeable future.

Because, really, who is going to tell a creature that looks like that to move along?

RDM hopes visitors will take selfies with the newly-arrived Sasquatch. And they also hope travelers will post those selfies to the airport’s Facebook page and/or share their photos via Twitter and Instagram with the hashtags #RDMYeti, #centraloregonsasquatch or #FLYRDM.

And for those who would like to take home a Bigfoot souvenir beyond a photo, the two airport gift shops have plenty of great options.

Here are snaps of some of our favorite Bigfoot gifts. Beyond t-shirts and a great Sasquatch bottle opener, the options include a great addition to our growing collection of airport chocolate ‘poop’ souvenirs.

Please be on the alet for a great statue, mascot or souvenir at any airport you pass through. If you see something that’s fun and very local, please snap a photo and send it along. If your photo is featured on our Souvenir Sunday feature, we’ll send you a cool travel-themed souvenir.

Souvenir Sunday: island bread from the Honolulu airport

It’s Souvenir Sunday, a day to take a look at unique, locally-themed gifts you can buy when you’re stuck at the airport.

This week’s treats: Coconut Pineapple and Guava Bread from Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

Courtesy HMSHost

The breads, now on sale in some shops at the airport, started as a treat baked up by HMSHost and offered in employee cafe.

Pilots and flights crews began snapping up loaves to take to the mainland and eventually HMSHost – which operates many shops at HNL and other airports about the country – decided to make the bread available to travelers as well.

Now Makai Plantation and The Local in the Garden View Food Court (C-Gates area) sell the homemade  Coconut Pineapple and Guava Breads.

Other treats to find a HNL airport include fresh flower leis, hula girl ornaments, Spam-flavored macadamia nuts, and ukeleles.

Leis are everywhere at the airport. Even on the sign for the women’s restrooms.

Help out with Souvenir Sunday.

If you find a fun, locally-themed item at an airport shop, please snap a photo, get the price and send it all along to us at StuckatTheAirport.com.

If your souvenir is featured on Souvenir Sunday, we’ll send you a travel-themed souvenir.