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PHL Airport: Win a $500 gift card; see great art.

Whether or not you spend a lot of time stuck at the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) you should spend a few moments on the new and improved website for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops.

In addition to useful information about the airport shops and dining options, the site has listings of sales, promotions and special events. And if you sign up for their newletter (Runway Style) before April 10th, your name will be entered in a drawing for a $500 gift card.

And while you’re over at the PHL website, take a look at the list of current art exhibitions at the airport.  At any one time, there are close to two dozen exhibitions to choose from. Right now, the offerings range from Doug Herren’s brightly-colored, industrial-inspired ceramics to an homage to the city’s baseball heritage.

(Photos courtesy Philadelphia International Airport)

Travel tidbits: Free/green stuff from Southwest; trophy display at PHL


St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17th, but Southwest Airlines is celebrating almost a full week early. Tomorrow, March 12 (Thursday), three “very sprightly, very green, very enthusiastic leprechauns” will be flying to and from a variety of cities leading in-flight trivia games and passing out prizes in departure gates.  Look for them in Dallas, San Antonio and Harlingen, TX, Chicago, Tulsa, Denver, Kansas City and St. Louis, MO.


And sports fans passing through Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) tomorrow will be able to get a little face time with the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies World Series Championship Trophy.   The trophy will be in the Terminal B/C Food Court between noon and 2 pm.

Travelers will be able to get their photos taken with the trophy, so don’t forget your camera.

The Phillie Phanatic will be there too.phanatic