Airport power outlets

In progress: wish list of airport amenities for 2014

Hilo Airport one mile

2014 will arrive in just a few days and here at Stuck at the Airport we’re making a wish list of amenities we’d like to see touch down at airports in the new year.

Here’s a list of some of the “wants” that have been sent to me so far. Feel free to add your own…

“More outlets”

“More massage places”

“Free basic Wi-Fi in all airports”

“CVS-type stores”

“Wireless recharging spots”

“More relaxation areas like those at Helsinki and Taiwan airports”

“More 10-minute manicures and Minute Suites”

“Working electrical outlets”

“More work desks”

We’re got a few more days to add to the list, so please let me know what fresh amenities you’d like to see in airports in 2014.

Travel Tidbits: Power, art and blades

Alaska Airlines has installed 200 extra electrical outlets/USB ports at its gates in Anchorage, Portland and Seattle to match the power outlets in its gate areas in Terminal 6 at Los Angeles International Airport and at Sacramento, San Francisco and San Jose airports.

Portland International Airport has a new printmaking exhibit titled “Cut & Print” featuring the work of 11 regional artists. Look for it on Concourse A through February 20, 2013. “Squawkin,” above, is one of six woodcut portraits in the show created by Marc Girouard, an artist who also works at the airport.

And the annual ice-skating rink at Atlanta’s Park Tavern, the historic restaurant in Piedmont Park, opens on Thanksgiving Day as the Southwest Rink at Park Tavern.

Skaters who have their photo taken at the rink and post it to the Southwest Airlines Facebook page will be entered into a contest for a pair of tickets to one of the cities the airline serves. More details here.