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Freebies on Nat’l Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Today, Friday  May 15, is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

(Why? Who cares? It’s a cookie holiday!)

To celebrate the day, DoubleTree by Hilton, a brand known for serving arriving guests a warm chocolate chip cookie, will be handing out cookie galore in their hotels and beyond.

If you’re checking in to any of the 415 Doubletree by Hilton properties around the world today you will, of course, receive a free cookie.

But today anyone who stops by – reservation or not – can get a free cookie too.

Virgin Atlantic passengers will find free chocolate-chip cookies today at check-in counters at San Francisco International Airport, Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and London’s Gatwick and Heathrow Airports.

There will also be free chocolate-chip cookies at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental counters in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Denver International Airport, Orlando International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

Virgin Australia lounges in Sydney, Melbourne and Darwin Airports will be serving free cookies as well.

Not enough cookies? DoubleTree is also kicking off a “Cookie Bag Vote,” for a packaging design for its cookies. Vote on which new look you like (here) and be entered for a chance to win prizes ranging from cookie tins to hotel stays.

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Airport amenity of the week: free cookie kiosk

The first time I flew into Fort Wayne International Airport I thought my fellow passengers were kidding me when they said: “Make sure you get a free cookie when you get off the plane.”

 

But they weren’t joking: as I entered the terminal there was indeed someone standing there greeting everyone getting off the plane and handing out free cookies from a little wicker basket.

Turns out they’ve been doing this for more than 10 years. And, so far, volunteers at the airport have handed out more than a million complimentary, locally-baked cookies.

Those volunteers need some off. So most days there’s been no one on duty handing out cookies after 8:30 pm.

Until now.

Airport officials were getting complaints from cookie-loving passengers who arrived at the airport too late to get a snack. So to make sure no one leaves the airport hungry and disappointed, the airport now has a self-serve cookie kiosk.