Here are some Thanksgiving items we spotted at airports this week. If you’re on the road or in the air, please travel safely.
It could get ugly.
But so far, officials from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are being very civil about the wager they’ve made on whether the Los Angeles Rams or the Cincinnati Bengals will win Super Bowl 2022.
They’re calling it the Battle of Heartland vs. Hollywood. And, per the wager, the airport CEO of the team that loses Super Bowl 2022 will have to wear the QB jersey of the opposing team for a day.
We’re going to keep an eye on the Super Bowl competition on the field – and in the terminals.
In the meantime, for fans heading to Los Angeles for the Big Game, LAX has some travel tips to help you get there safely.
This month Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is celebrating its 75th anniversary.
The exact birth date was January 10, 1947. On that day, at 9:23 a.m., an American Airlines flight from Cleveland was the first plane to land. Minutes later the first Delta Airlines and TWA flights landed.
To celebrate the airport’s 75th anniversary and its growth over the years, CVG is hosting a year-long Travel Dream Sweepstakes through December 2022.
Monthly winners will be chosen to receive a minimum of a $500 travel voucher for flights from CVG Airport. You can enter the CVG sweepstakes here or at stations set up in the airport.
Yesterday, we shared news of the Holiday Petting Zone and photo opp station at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
Here’s a round-up of some more fun holiday events and activities we’ve spotted happening at airports.
Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) having fun with those holiday lights.
Gifts – and Robots – are on deck at CVG Airport
Also, Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) now has two robots on duty delivering food and retail items from the Tripadvisor store operated by Paradies Lagardere in Concourse B.
Passengers can order items from the store and have one of the fully autonomous delivery robots from Ottonomy, called Ottobots, make the fully contactless delivery to their location in the airport.
Customers receive status updates on their phones and a unique QR code. They can then scan by the robot’s top camera to open the secure compartment and retrieve their food. No attendant travels with the robots, which can deliver two unique orders per trip.
SFO’s Holiday Giveaway Still Happening
Delayed Xmas Flights? Vizzy Wants to Help
Airports and air travel are expected to be quite hectic this season so keep an eye out for brands promising to ease your journey with their promotions.
Hard seltzer Vizzy will be doing just that December 21 – 23 with a Vizzy on us promotion.
Vizzy will host a pop-up at Denver International Airport at Concourse C near Gate C29 to provide travelers with drinks and will be offering Vizzy samples at Midway Airport at Concourse A near Gate A7.
During those days, travelers 21+ can visit www.vizzyholidelaydrinks.com to enter for the chance to receive one of 5,000 instant $8 prepaid cards for Vizzy Hard Seltzer drinks.
Today we’re sending some love to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).
If we miss an amenity at CVG that you love, please be sure to mention it in the comments section below. The same goes for nominating another airport for the series.
CVG: 5 Things We Love About Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport”
1. Miniature Therapy Horses that visit CVG
Many airports have teams of therapy dogs that come by to help destress passengers in the terminals.
CVG has a partnership with Seven Oaks Farm, which brings miniature therapy horses by the airport.
2. CVG’s Autonomous Floor Scrubbers and Vacuum Robots
CVG is serious about staying clean. So keep on the lookout for Neo, a floor-scrubbing robot made by Avidbots and vacuum robots from Softbank.
3. CVG’s themed Cincinnati Zoo play area
The Cincinnati Zoo partners with CVG to make a play area celebrating Fiona, the zoo’s celebrity hippo who gained fame for being the smallest hippo to survive being born six weeks premature.
4. History exhibits at CVG
In another charming community partnership, CVG features Cincinnati Museum Center exhibits – including the Mastodon in Concourse B.
5. Beer, Bourbon and Cute Souvenirs at CVG
Cork N’ Bottle and has several other establishments at CVG feature a wide variety of Kentucky bourbons. They love beer here, too. And the airport has partnered with the Christian Moerlein Taproom to make the bespoke JET CVG beer.
Need a souvenir? Of course you do.
Cincinnati’s unofficial mascot is a winged pig, which celebrates the city’s pork processing past.
CVG’s shops carry everything from piggy banks to chocolate pig “poop”.