Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Celebrate Art and Science at PHX Airport Event

The Phoenix Airport Museum at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is hosting a “Night at the Museum” event on Friday, March 24.

The program runs from 4-7 pm (not overnight) and celebrates the Museum’s current Artist and Researcher exhibition presenting art inspired by science.

Alexandra BowersDeciphering The Nature of Cardiokines

For the exhibition, nine local artists were paired with local researchers to create artwork based on their different areas of study.

The teams worked side-by-side in labs, classrooms, and art studios to create works that are visual representations of the scientific progress happening in Phoenix and other places in Arizona.

During the “Night at the Museum’ event, the public will be able to meet the researchers and artists, view
the collaborative artworks, and participate in an augmented reality experience that allows viewers to walk through sections of the brain.

The event is open to the public and will take place in the PHX Terminal 4, level 3 gallery.

12 Days of Holiday Gratitude at PHX Airport

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is celebrating 12 Days of Gratitude from December 5 through December 16 with a wide variety of activities.

Over the course of the 12 days, events will take place pre-and post-security in both terminals.  Travelers and visitors will be able to win prizes and take photos with the airport mascot Amelia the Airplane and the Navigator Buddies.

PHX will also be hosting art activities and inviting passengers to write notes of gratitude and donate items for a canned food drive, among others.

And throughout the 12 days, staff will be handing out chocolate coins and thank you cards to passengers. Staff will also be surprising a lucky passenger each day with a Phoenix Sky Harbor gift bag.

If you’re heading to PHX over the next 12 days, be sure to check the detailed schedule so you don’t miss out on collaborative coloring, the art scavenger hunt, or other activities and prizes.

Here is the schedule of events for the first day. Most events repeat throughout the 12 Days of Gratitude.

Monday, December 5

  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Collaborative Coloring Activity post-security in Terminal 3 near the Children’s Play Area
  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Spin the wheel for a chance to win a prize. Located on the East End of Level 3 of Terminal 4.
  • All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter in either terminal and write what you are thankful for.
  • Canned Food Drive – PHX is holding a canned food drive for Herrera Elementary School. Drop off canned food items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 of Terminal 4 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Anyone who donates to the drive will receive a raffle ticket.
  • All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt. Test your knowledge of the art in the airport. After you’ve completed the activity, scan the QR code for your chance to win a prize. Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.

Aviation History exhibit at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

November is Aviation History Month. And that means it’s a good time to look at aviation history displays at airports around the country.

First stop: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). There, the Phoenix Airport Museum presents numerous history displays. And exhibits are pre-security. Even better, the airport museum has a new Aviation History Guide chock full of information about the exhibits.

The guide is accessible via QR codes by the displays or online.

Gary Martelli, the manager/curator of the Phoenix Airport Museum was kind enough to send these images, along with descriptions.

American Airlines & PHX

The World’s Largest Airline exhibition is at Terminal 4, level and looks at American Airlines’ long association with PHX. Look for fun facts, historic images, and rare objects like a ‘Flagship’ pennant that traveled millions of miles across America in the 1930s and 1940s.

You can also take a selfie with a life-size image of 1960s flight attendants dressed in their modern red, white and blue American Beauty uniforms.

Fly-In Weddings Were Once a Thing at PHX

The Fly-In Weddings exhibition at Terminal 3, level 1 tells the story of the time when couples could fly into Sky Harbor to get married at an adobe mission-style chapel located right off the runway. The chapel was available for “aerial elopers” for a short time in the 1930s and 1940s. And on display are historic images and the original 200-year-old chapel bell.

World War 1 Fighter Plane

At the airport’s PHX Sky Train 44th Street Station you can look up and see one of the world’s few remaining original World War I fighter planes – the SPAD XIII. The biplane is suspended from the ceiling inside the station and is painted in the colors of the aircraft flown by Arizona’s own flying ace, Lt. Frank Luke, Jr.

Airports not giving up on Twitter just yet

Hundreds of airports around the world use Twitter as one of their tools to share news and updates with the public.

The social media site is in flux (to say the least) at the moment. But for now, it’s still a great way to find out at a glance what some of our favorite airports are up to.

On Monday, for example, we learned:

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) has installed a cool, new eyeglass-cleaning machine;

Miami International Airport (MIA) has a new art exhibit;

Santa is scheduled to stop in at Indianapolis International Airport (IND) on November 26;

Tampa Executive Airport (VDF) hosted a cool fly-in;

Two former Detroit Red Wings spent time at Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) signing hockey pucks and meeting fans;

An oh-so-cute member airport therapy dog posed for harvest-time photos at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX);

And, as part of its 60th anniversary year, Dulles International Airport (IAD), reminded us of the mobile lounges that were used to transport passengers between the terminals and their planes.

XpresSpa company adds another brand: Treat

The company that offers airport passengers XpresSpa, now with massage and manicure service in 26 locations in 13 airports globally, and ExpresCheck for airport COVID testing, is rolling out a new brand.

This one is called Treat. And it is an upscale airport spa and wellness concept with medical services, state-of-the-art testing, “and a holistic approach to physical and mental well-being.”

The menu of services includes:

  • Relaxation services such as manual massage and hydro massage
  • Self-guided wellness services such as visual decompressions with VR goggles, meditation room, workouts
  • Health services such as IV drips, injections, consultations with providers for acute illnesses, mental health coaching
  • Wellness products to help combat fatigue, relieve stress, boost stamina and promote healthy systems such as adaptogenic herbs and supplements, teas, and tinctures
  • Women’s health products that support reproductive health, pregnancy, and intimacy
  • Beauty and hygiene products such as hydrating masks and lotions, soaps, shampoos, and hand sanitizer
  • Travel products such as compression socks, eye masks, pillows, and blankets.

To schedule an appointment or to see what specific health services are offered and what the charges are, you’ll need to sign up for a free membership on the Treat website or the Treat app.

We took a look at the price list for medical services and found $50 for a flu vaccine or a vitamin injection and $175 to be seen for a wide range of other issues, including eye problems, cold/flu symptoms, sinus infections, wound care, allergic reactions, and pregnancy or STD testing.

The fee for IV therapy or a COVID test is $250.

Under the Wellness Services tab, you’ll find showers (30 minutes for $35), yoga ($30-60), as well fees for meditation time, and a wide variety of fitness programs.

Current Treat locations are Terminal 4 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), and Concourse B at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC).

If you try it out before we do, let us know what your experience is like.