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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

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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.

Pie-eating contest at CVG airport

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Like pie?

Allegiant Air is launching service between Tampa Bay/St.Pete (PIE) and Cincinnati /Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) on Thursday, May 15 and to mark the day the airline is hosting a pie eating contest at the Cincinnati airport.

The winner of the pie eating contest will receive two round trip tickets on the first flight to PIE and a hotel stay at the Postcard Inn from May 15 – May 18, 2014.

To enter the contest, you’ll need to register and get a raffle ticket. Five pie-eating contestants will be drawn from those raffle tickets and the person who eats their pie the fastest will win the contest.

The prize gets awarded right away, and the winner has to be prepared to leave on the inaugural flight to Tampa Bay/St. Pete, departing CVG at 5:25 pm on May 15.

If you’re intent on winning, we suggest you bring along a change of clothes so  you don’t have to board the flight with pie-stains on your shirt.

Full contest rules can be found here.

Fresh art at PDX and CVG airports

CVG LONDON POLICE

The street artists known as The London Police spent two days last week at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) making a work of art for the airport’s “fast-past hallway,” which is the underground connection between the terminal and the parking garage.

Passengers got to watch as the duo, who are well-known for the their LADs characters (black-and-white smiley-faced characters with over-sized features), worked on the new piece work in the CVG ticketing area.

There’s also new art at Oregon’s Portland International Airport

PDX ART AUG

Rebecca Shapiro’s Untangled, a series of black and white paintings on 40-foot canvasses with changing light displays, were part of her TEDxConcordiaUPortland 2013 presentation.

(Photos courtesy CVB and PDX airports)