Valentine’s Day

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Airport

Love really is in the air at many airports this Valentine’s Day.

We’ve been gathering news of the events and Valentine’s Day offerings at airports, including the pop-up marriage license bureau at Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas and the carnations and hand-cut felt hearts Philadephia International Airport (PHL) is handing out.

Here are some more events to look for at US airports:

Free Love Poems at Long Beach Airport

Courtesy LGB Airport

On Valentine’s Day, travelers at California’s Long Beach Airport (LGB) will be able to get free custom-crafted love poems while they wait.

Current West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, Brian Sonia-Wallace will be in the airport between 5 pm and 7 pm with an antique Remington typewriter. He’ll commemorate individual travelers’ love stories with poems created and typed out on the spot.

A second typewriter will be available if passengers want to type their own poems or messages.

Free Flowers at Jacksonville International Airport

As they have since 2009, with a pandemic pause, Airport Ambassadors at Florida’s Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) will be handing out more than 1,000 red, white, and pink carnations to travelers and airport visitors on Valentine’s Day.

More Valentine’s Day Offers at Airports

Between 10 am and 12 pm on Valentine’s Day, Orlando International Airport (MCO) will be hosting a special Paw-Pup snuggle booth staffed by several of the therapy pups from the MCO Paw Pilots program. Look for the booth by the airport’s atrium fountain.

Be among the first to show up you may be one of the lucky dogs who wins a pair of Paw Pilots socks modeled by the pup in the photo.

Need some Valentines? San Jose Mineta International Airport (SJC) and John Glen Columbus International Airport (CMH) have you covered. And Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is offering a Valentine discount code (good through 2/19/23) for 25% off mobile orders at

Airport Valentines + Miniature Airplanes + More

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and airports and airlines are getting to land some love.

In Las Vegas, the pop-up marriage license bureau is back at the Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) to help streamline the uptick in weddings that take place in Sin City around Valentine’s Day.

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) will once again be handing out hundreds of red, pink, and white carnations to passengers on Valentine’s Day. Look for the PHL Volunteer Navigator team starting at 10 am in Terminal AEast and F.

At PHL, Philadelphia artist Carole Loeffler will also be onsite Valentine’s Day handing out hundreds of her hand-cut red felt hearts bearing rolled messages of love. Her HeartFelt giveaways will occur from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, across from the food court located between Terminals B and C.

Big Flying Things Made Very Small in Seattle

Seattle’s Museum of Flight will be hosting one of the world’s largest displays of model planes, cars, tanks, ships, figures, sci-fi, and more during the 2023 NorthWest Scale Modelers Show on Feb. 18-19. Special exhibits include models celebrating Black History Month and the animated world of Gundam.

The event is all weekend and is free with admission to the Museum.

Plenty of Super Bowl Swag at Phoenix Sky Harbor Int’l Airport

And if you’re headed to the Big Game in person, it looks like you’ll have no problem finding swag to show your support for your favorite team.

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Making good on a Super Bowl bet

Airports with teams facing off in the Super Bowl often make good-natured bets with each other. And this year the wager between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) was that the CEO of the airport with the losing home team would wear the jersey of the winning team’s quarterback jersey for the day.

Looks like the CVG CEO kept her side of the bet.

Airports showed the love for Valentine’s Day

We knew some of the sweet treats airports were planning for Valentine’s Day. But our romance reporter spotted some bonus surprises.

Last Friday, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) handed out carnations and handmade felt hearts to passengers to kick off Valentine’s Weekend. But PHL’s short shorty dispenser will also be offering up free romantic short stories all week.

Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) and its PIT PAWS teams threw a fun Valentine’s Day party.

The SFO Museum found a vintage Valentine’s Day menu

The team at the SFO Museum at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) did some digging and found this Valentine’s Day menu served on a United Airlines flight in 1963.

And DFW shared some (corny) Valentines

Airports are ready for Valentine’s Day. Are you?

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and this year, airports are gearing up to share the love.

The StuckatTheAirport Romance Reporter pulled together a round-up of airport Valentine’s Day events for The Points Guy site. But we wanted to share just a few of our favorites here.

Pop Up Marriage License Bureau at the Las Vegas Airport

We’re delighted that in Las Vegas, the self-proclaimed “Marriage Capital of the World,” the Clark County clerk’s office is bringing back the pop-up marriage license bureau to the airport recently renamed Harry Reid International Airport (LAS).

Couples that want to get wedding paperwork in order as soon as they land at the airport can head to the pop-up. It is open from Thursday, February 10 through Tuesday, February 22 in the Terminal 1 bag claim area by carousel 5.

Hours: 8 am until 4 pm daily. The fee is $105.29 (credit/debit only).

The temporary airport Clerk’s office will be issuing marriage licenses only. To make it legal, an officiant will have to perform a wedding ceremony, sign the paperwork, and file it with the County.

More love for travelers

Here are some of the other Valentine’s Day treats airports have in store:

At Dallas Love Field (DAL), there will be music, free chocolates, and a visit from the airport mascot, Lovey.

Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), Tampa International Airport (TPA), and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) will be distributing flowers to travelers. And PHL will also be giving away 200 hand-cut red felt hearts with special messages handwritten on pink paper.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Aiport (PHX), O’Hare and Midway Airports in Chicago, and many other airports aslo have Valentine’s Day activities lined up. And at Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) keep an eye out for the Valentine-decorated treat table. Volunteers will be handing out paper airplanes, chocolate hearts, hand sanitizers that say “Spread LOVE not Germs,” and treats for pups.