Please tune in Tuesday to part 2 of my ‘appearance’ on the Dallas Love Field podcast, Love Field Stories. We’ll be chatting about the great art collection at the airport and learning the stories behind some of the pieces.
Airport traditions are back: Flowers on Mother’s Day
Since 2009 (except for a pandemic pause) Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) has been handling out carnations to moms traveling through the airport on Mother’s Day. We’re glad to see the tradition continued this year.
Discounts for Military at O’Hare
During May active, retired, and veteran members of the US Military will be eligible for discounts at both O’Hare and Midway Airports.
Instead of the annoying buzzer and flashing light that announces the arrival of bags at some airports, the newly redesigned bag carousels at MSP airport send up the alert with nature sounds and a light show.
We’re making this the first nomination for Airport Amenity of the Week.
Hand washing help
Our second nomination for Airport Amenity of the Week is this high-tech hand-washing station Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) installed to encourage travelers to wash their hands and “scrub away germs in 12 seconds flat!”
O’Hare Airport’s new Twitter Bio
Pete Buttigieg, who has been named transportation secretary nominee by President-elect Joe Biden, put a spotlight on O’Hare International Airport (ORD) during his formal introduction on Wednesday.
During the event, Buttigieg noted that he proposed to his husband, Chasten, at O’Hare. “Don’t let anybody tell you that O’Hare isn’t romantic,” he said.
Avgeeks know that.
So does United Airlines, which sent out a tweet identifying the engagement gate.
And O’Hare Airport even change its Twitter bio.
It now begins “Place of romance.”
Which would you pick as Airport Amenity of the Week?
MSP’s bag carousel? PIT’s hand washing station? O’Hare’s new status as place of romance?
Let us know in the comments section which of these airport stories you’d pick as Airport Amenity of the Week.
And feel free to nominate an airport amenity for next week’s Airport Amenity of the Week.