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Airport socks, airport carpets & more

The Stuck at the Airport collection of airport and airplane-themed socks just keeps growing. The latest addition comes from Bradley International Airport (BDL), near Hartford, Connecticut. BDL was also kind enough to send along a notepad with the airport’s slogan: Love the Journey.

If you visit BDL, you’ll find some fun amenities. In addition to two characters from the Dr. Seuss Museum in Springfield, MA (20 miles away), BDL displays Lego models of two other area attractions: the Mark Twain House and Museum and the Goodspeed Opera House.

We’re floored about airport carpets

The BDL socks join the socks in our collection that sport the retired pattern of the carpet at Portland International Airport (PDX) which spawned the passenger trend of taking “footies” on airport carpets nationwide. We’re looking forward to the wearing our PDX socks when PDX airport opens its new main terminal area in May.

Airline socks for National Sock Day

Yesterday we did a round-up of airport socks for National Sock Day. Today, we’re putting the other foot forward and sharing some airline sock news.

First up: Striped socks from Condor Airlines

Condor Airlines – which is all about the stripes – is teaming up with the folks at Happy Socks for a line of striped socks to match the colored stripes on the Condor aircraft.

They are starting with the “Happy Socks X Condor – Arrive in Style” collection for employees and will soon make the socks available to the general public. So you will soon be able to match your socks to your plane.

The Stuck at the Airport sock team dipped into the archives to see what other socks we’ve picked up on airlines over the years. Let us know if you’ve got some to add.

These are from JetBlue:

Here are some socks that Delta Air Lines gave out.

And here are some socks designed by Luly Yang for Alaska Airlines

Travel Tidbits From An Airport Near You

TSA May Still Make You Wear A Mask

The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a ruling that allows the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to require mask-wearing on planes, trains, and other forms of transport.  

The TSA stopped enforcing a mask mandate in April of this year after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s mask mandate was struck down by a federal judge in Florida.

Are you still wearing a mask when you fly? COVID is still out there and we’ve seen lots of people wearing masks in airports and on planes.

Longer Hours for SEA’s Spot Saver program

Hate waiting in long airport security lines?

A great amenity popping up at airports is a program that allows travelers to make a timed reservation to go through the security line.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) was the first airport in the U.S. to offer the service, which they call Spot Saver. And it has become so popular that SEA is now expanding the program, just in time for the upcoming busy holiday travel season. 

Previously, the advanced check-in option for security checkpoint lines was only available during the busiest times of the day, until 1 p.m. Now travelers can use the service afternoons and evenings as well.

Other airports around the country offer a similar service. Check your airport’s website for the option before getting in that long security line.

New Airport Socks Alert

The Stuck at The Airport fashion reporter has a great collection of airport socks. And it looks like there’s an opportunity to add a new pair to the collection.

Here’s how to get them:

Washington’s Dulles International Airport (IAD) turns 60 this month, on November 17. And throughout November, airport visitors who purchase three items in the Duty Free Americas shops can show their receipts and get a free pair of socks. But only 1000 pairs are available.

There will also be special events on the airport’s anniversary day, November 17, including free cookies and throwback prices for coffee.

Do you have your airport socks?

In preparation for National Sock Day – December 4 – airports around the country took to Twitter yesterday – and today – to show off their airport-themed footwear.


We’ll add more – including airline socks – as we find them.