Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

At airports: cupcake vending + free Spring Training care kit

Here at Stuck at The Airport we love two things: cool treats that come out of airport vending machines (looking at you SouveNEAR and Farmer’s Fridge) and free stuff handed out in the terminals.

Today we have both:

For cupcake fans and those in need of something sweet at any hour of the day or night in the airport, Las Vegas, McCarran International has a Sprinkles vending machine that dispenses cupcakes 24 hours a day.

And, through March 31, passengers traveling through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on their way to Spring Training baseball games can pick up a free care pack filled with sunscreen, lip balm, sunflower seeds and other items that might be useful to have on hand during a baseball game.

The free AZ Care Packs are being offered at the US CareWays Airport Urgent Care center inside Drugs & More (Terminal 4/Pre-Security, near the C gates) to anyone showing an electronic or printed Spring Training ticket.

Inside the kit you’ll find sunscreen, lip balm, tissues, bug repellant, sunflower seeds, Big League Chew gum and a luggage tag.  

And for those who treat Spring Training season like Spring Break from college, the urgent care center is also offering discounts for passengers heading to or from Spring Training on services such as an IV Nutrient “Cocktail” Infusion with an immunity boost to prevent maladies such as dehydration, headaches and illness.

Tied up at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport


Watson Honanie (Hopi), Early Morning Katsina Bolo Tie, silver, 14-karat gold, 2009, Norman L. Sandfield Collection

The bolo tie is the official state tie of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas (didn’t know states had official ties, did ya?) and from now through June there’s an exhibition of more than 250 vintage and contemporary bolo ties at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

PHX Bolo Tie 1

Bolo ties became popular in the 1940s and were a mainstay of cowboy culture. Today, the ties are not only stylish and hip, but works of art that are very collectible as well. The bolo ties on display at PHX are from the collections of both the Heard Museum and Norman L. Sandfield and are focused primarily on Zuni, Hopi and Navajo artists and silversmiths.

PHX Bolo Tie_ElliotQualo-BighornSheep

Look for the exhibition –  Bolo Ties – Vintage and Contemporary Artistry –  at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in the Terminal 4, Level 3 Gallery through June.