10-foot-tall inflatable chick

It’s all ducky at San Jose Mineta Int’l Airport

A 10-foot-tall inflatable baby chicken now roosts in the Terminal B Baggage Claim area at San José Mineta International Airport (SJC).

Photogenic and Instagrammable, the chick is there as part of the airport’s “Baby Chickens Take Flight at SJC” 75th Anniversary campaign, and is a call-back to the airport’s first flight.

On Feb. 1, 1949, San José Municipal Airport opened its runways to commercial air service with an official dedication ceremony.

The first arriving flight carried seven human passengers and 2,550 baby chickens.

The inflatable baby chicken complements other festive decorations including over 1,000 baby chicken window clings and four 7-foot-tall standees installed throughout the terminals.

In addition to the 10-foot inflatable chick, SJC has decorated the terminal with more than 1,000 baby chicken window clings and four 7-foot-tall standing chicks.

Passengers and airport visitors who snap a photo with a baby chick and post it on social media using #sjc75 and #PicWithABabyChick tags will be entered to win a commemorative SJC 75th anniversary swag pack. (We hear there may be socks…)

(Deadline: Sunday, June 30, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Limit one post per social media platform.)