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(Replica) of Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit at CVG Airport

President Richard Nixon telling jokes to astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin

President Richard Nixon telling jokes to astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin while they were in the Mobile Quarantine Facility on the the USS Hornet after their return from the moon.

July 20 is the 47th anniversary of the 1969 moon landing and, to mark the event, the Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) is unveiling a replica of Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit at Cincinati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) as part of the museum’s Curate My Community project.

CVG SPACESUIT

“Today is a special day for the aviation industry,” said Candace McGraw, chief executive officer at CVG. “Neil Armstrong, like many of us, was fascinated with flight. We’re honored to partner with the Museum Center to display Neil’s spacesuit exhibit for CVG travelers and the community to continue to enjoy.”

On the evening of July 20, 1969, people gathered around their televisions to watch the grainy, black-and-white footage of Neil Armstrong setting foot on the moon in his puffy white spacesuit.

 

 

More ice-cream at CVG Airport

What’s better than at an airport kiosk dispensing small batch, handcrafted ice-cream?

CVG  GRAETER'S

It was great that Graeter’s Ice Cream had a kiosk at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) but now there’s 657 square foot Graeter’s storefront in CVG’s Concourse A serving up decadent pastries, candy and ice cream.

Bonus: the storefront is open daily from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

CVG GRAETER's INSIDE

CVG recently announced another sweet airport amenity: miniature therapy horses will be visiting the airport on a regular basis.

CVG Pony 2

Good work CVG!!

Oktoberfest at CVG Airport

It’s Oktoberfest season and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG), is helping kick off the city’s 40th Annual Oktoberfest Zinzinnati today (Friday, September 18) with Bavarian pretzels, soft-drinks and a band playing polka music between 8 and 10 a.m.

Fritz, the Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Mascot, will also be greeting passengers.

Oktoberfest is also being celebrated at Denver International Airport this year, with the temporary “Beer Flights” beer garden on-site for a full week.

Fit to Fly walking paths now at CVG Airport

CVG WALKING PATH

In keeping with a healthy trend we’re glad to see popping up at airports, a set of walking paths has been marked off at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).

CVG WALKING LOOP

Walking routes are marked in the CVG baggage claim, Concourse A, Concourse B and the tunnel connecting passengers from security to the concourse. As an added bonus, new water bottle filling stations have been installed along the walking routes as well.

Elsewhere around the country, you’ll find walking paths marked at airports in Dallas/Fort Worth, Indianapolis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Baltimore, Atlanta, Seattle, Baltimore, Cleveland and several others listed in my recent At the Airport column on USA Today.

So next time you’re at an airport, go take a hike.

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Fresh parking amenities at DEN & CVG airports

DEN Airport parking

New LED signs in the Pikes Peak shuttle lot at Denver International Airport let passengers know when the next bus will arrive.

Anyone who has parked their car in an airport parking lot on a dark, cold, snowy morning and stood there wondering when – and if – the shuttle bus to the airport was coming by will appreciate the new amenity being introduced at Denver International Airport this week.

The airport has added LED display screens to the 18 parking shelters in its Pikes Peak shuttle lot (where the rates are currently $8/day) that use GPS to let passengers know when the next parking lot shuttle bus will arrive.

LED signs should be added to the Mt. Elbert shuttle lot ($8 per day) and the east and west economy lots ($13 per day) next spring, but for now travelers can find out when the shuttle bus is coming by the shelters in those parking lots via phone, text or QR codes using a smartphone.

CVG Cart

Meanwhile, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), has added courtesy golf carts that will operate daily to shuttle passengers from their car to the elevators and escalators in the terminal garage and back to their car. (The airport is also offering a discount coupon for holiday parking).

Inside CVG, there’s also a new all-access lounge – The Club at CVG – offering complimentary snacks, bar service, Wi-Fi and comfortable seating for $35 a day – no matter which airline you’re flying on- and at cost below what the airline lounges usually charge for a day pass.

The club is on Concourse A, between Gates A8 and A10 and you can get $5 off the $35 fee by using the coupon on this page. The same company also operates club rooms at airports in San Jose (SJC), Atlanta (ATL), Phoenix (PHX), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and two at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. You can purchase day passes for those clubs here.