San Antonio Airport

Travel was a zoo at San Antonio Int’l Airport

It can be crowded and stressful at the airport on the first day of a busy holiday weekend.

But on Friday, at the start of the July 4th weekend, it was a zoo at San Antonio International Airport (SAT).

Not because of the people. But because of the animals.

As part of SAT’s “Summer of Fun,” Zoomagination, an animal advocate program, brought a boa constrictor, an opossum, a parrot, and two sloths to the airport for animal encounters with travelers.

Why two sloths? Sloths sleep 18-20 hours a day, so when Snooze the Sloth needed a nap, Yogi took over.

(Photos courtesy SAT Airport)

Airports join police lip sync challenge. And rock it.

Police departments at some airports around the country are joining the viral police lip sync challenge that is sweeping the country.

And from the looks of it, everyone is having lots of fun.

The airport police lip sync videos I’ve found so far come from the San Antonio International Airport (SAT) and the Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB), which says it is “#MLBproud of our brave police officers and their epic lip sync skills.”

If you learn of other airport police lip sync videos, please let me know and I’ll add them to the collection.



San Antonio Airport Police Department Lip Sync Challenge

K9 Cora heard about the recent lip sync challenge and is putting her paw in the ring… with the help of Sgt. Lopez. Let's see if any other K9 teams will answer the challenge. Where you at, SAPD K9 and BCSO K9?

Posted by San Antonio Airport Police Department on Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Old plane gets new home at San Antonio Int’l Airport

Courtesy San Antonio Int’l Airport

This ‘”Jenny”-  a 1918 Curtiss JN-4D biplane – has just been installed in Terminal B at San Antonio International Airport (SAT).

The historic aircraft, one of only 2,800 made, comes from San Antonio’s Witte Museum.

The “Jenny” was used as a military trainer for pilots in the U.S. Air Service during World War I and as a mail-carrying airplane during the 1920s. The namesake of San Antonio’s Stinson Municipal Airport’s, Katherine Stinson, flew this type of plane for fundraising tours on behalf of the American Red Cross during World War I.

The plane can be seen from anywhere in the terminal – including through the airport’s Suitcase Wheel, created by the Art Guys.

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Fun food news from SAT airport and KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines

Great airport souvenirs usually show up on Stuck at the Airport on Sunday, in the occasional Souvenir Sunday feature, but I make exceptions when it comes to chocolate.


(Photo courtesy San Antonio International Airport)

These jalapeno and red chile-flavored chocolate bars were spotted at San Antonio International Airport, which joins the city in celebrating Fiesta.

In addition to this chocolate, airport spokesperson Rich Johnson says that in honor of the citywide party and cultural event, “There are lots of cool, cultural items in our shops, including piñatas, clothing, cascarones (egg shells filled with confetti) and other items.”

There’s also a food-related celebration on some KLM airplanes.

From now through June, the sandwiches served on the European routes flown by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will sport festive wrapping paper designed by students from an art and design school in the Netherlands.

Students were asked to come up with designs that were “culinary, surprising, inspirational and energetic,” and, after polling Facebook fans and experts, three winners were chosen.

The designs will be featured through June on packaging in KLM’s “Delicious” economy-class flight product line, which includes snacks, meals, sandwiches and hot towels.

Artwork by Silvie Buenen, Tom van der Pijl and Agnes Loonstra; images courtesy KLM.