Philadelphia Airport

Treats for Troops at airports in Philadelpia & Houston

Here’s a nice idea.


The Paradies Shops, which operates the CNBC News Philadelphia shops at the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), has been participating in the the “Treats for Troops” program to support the local Liberty USO.

Here’s how it works: if a traveler shopping at participating Paradies locations in the airport chooses to, they can add a store item to their purchase and the staff will deliver the donated merchandise to the USO to be sent overseas.

Since its launch in June, the program has collected more than 6,000 units of merchandise totaling more than $13,500. Donated items include non-perishable food and beverages, magazines and reading materials, travel-sized sundries and just-for-fun souvenirs or gifts.

A similar program is operating at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston.


Tidbits for travelers: Harley sale at PHL, desserts at MIA

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At Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) on Friday (Oct. 29th) the Harley-Davidson shop in the B/C Connector is celebrating Halloween with refreshments and Halloween gift bags (with purchase). The shop will also be offering 20% off all merchandise, including clearance items.

And at Miami International Airport (MIA), the Icebox Café – a popular local South Beach restaurant that was featured on the Oprah Show –  has opened a new branch in the North Terminal, near Gate D-8.

Miami Airport Icebox cage oprah cake

In addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner, the quick-serve deli-bakery also serves up the restaurant’s nationally recognized cakes and desserts – and will even ship desserts home for you from the airport.

(Pictured above: Ice Box Cafe’s Coconut Buttercream Cake , featured on “Best Cakes in America” Oprah Show-May 2006)