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Airport Amenity of the Week: PHL flight pins

The Airport Amenity of the Week is Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) celebration of summer flights marked by a collection of artist-made pins.

We spotted them in a tweet a while back and admired them.

And PHL was kind enough to send a batch to Stuck at the Airport’s headquarters.

The package was larger than we thought. And we were pleased to see that not only are the pins larger than we thought – 2 inches across – but that there’s also a bright poster also celebrating the return of many European flights this summer between Amsterdam, Madrid, Athens, Rome, Dublin, Venice, and many other destinations.

It’s a great way to draw attention to the return of flights. A great new airport collectible. And a great way to support local artists and promote the airport.

So, we’ll declare this art, and the idea, the Airport Amenity of the Week.

Spot a cool new airport event, effort, or amenity? Nominate it for Airport Amenity of the Week by leaving a comment below.

Airlines add flights for Super Bowl fans

Russell Wilson plane

Trying to find a flight to Phoenix, Arizona that will get you there in time for Super Bowl XLIX on February 1st?

Don’t give up.

Many regularly-scheduled flights are already sold-out, but airlines are adding special flights to their schedules to help fans get to the game.

Alaska Airlines has added two extra round-trip flights between Seattle and Phoenix; one on January 30th, the other on February 2nd.

The airline is also hosting Russell Wilson’s Fan Flight II: 56 lucky contest winners will be able to take a friend on a special flight from Seattle to Phoenix to attend a Super Bowl party. To enter you’ll need to be an Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan member and be a resident of Oregon, Washington or Alaska.

United Airlines is adding flights – 55 in all – from its hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark and San Francisco and adding nonstop service – from Jan.29 to Feb. 2 – from Boston and Seattle to Phoenix.

Delta Air Lines is adding service between Phoenix and Boston, Los Angeles and Seattle for Super Bowl fans.

JetBlue is adding a flight from Boston to Phoenix on January 30th and a return flight on February 2nd.

Southwest Airlines is adding both nonstop and connecting flights between Seattle and Phoenix Sky Harbor and between Boston and Manchester (New Hampshire) and Phoenix between January 29 and February 2.

US Airways is adding extra flights as well.