Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) Pets Unstressing Passengers Program (PUP) and Southwest Airlines will team up for the annual “Flying Kisses” event on Friday, February 14 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Terminal 1, post-security.
To accommodate all the lovebirds that fly to Las Vegas to get married around Valentine’s Day, Nevada’s Clark County clerk’s office has a pop-up marriage license office in the Terminal 1 bag claim at McCarran International Airport (LAS) open through the end of the month. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
And Amtrak is having a buy-one-get-one-free sale in honor of Valentine’s Day from Thursday, February 13 through Monday, February 17. Customers can buy one coach ticket and get the second free for nationwide travel between March 9 and August 30, 2020, with no blackout dates. Use the code V214 at the Amtrak site.
Whether you’re winging your way to a sweetheart or on your way to a boring business meeting on Valentine’s Day, airports and airlines have some treats on tap to sweeten the journey.
Marriage licenses at the Las
accommodate all the lovebirds who want to get married in Las Vegas
around Valentine’s Day, the Clark
County clerk’s office will once again set up a temporary office
February 13-16 in the baggage claim area of Terminal 1 at McCarran
Couples who fill out a marriage license pre-application online receive
a reference number to present (with $77 and proper identification) at the
airport pop-up clerk’s office after their flight. From their it’s an easy trip into town for a
marriage ceremony presided over by Elvis or some other “only in Vegas”
free chocolates and live music
At Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) in North Carolina, pups from the Paws for Passengers team of therapy pets will staff a “Smooches from Pooches” kissing booth in the terminal and out at by the gates. Travelers can get stop by to get pictures taken with one of the
therapy dogs and pick up Valentine’s-themed (people) treats and other
Games and more to win your heart
Airport passengers are invited to play
Valentine’s Day Plinko and the “Snag A Valentine” game in various spots in the
terminal on Valentine’s Day to win cookies and candy prizes. Random passengers
seated in gate areas will also be surprised with gifts of heart-shaped box of
chocolates or oversized Hershey Kisses.
As part of its 1000
Acts of Kindness Campaign, on Valentine’s Day airport food service
company HMSHost will set up its “Share Your Love” message board at George Bush
Intercontinental Airport (IAH).
Travelers may pick up “Act of Kindness” cards with directions for performing
“kindness missions” such as giving a rose to an airport employee or buying a
coffee or meal for another traveler. HMSHost will provide the item needed (i.e.
a rose or a gift voucher) for each traveler to carry out the assigned task. In
addition, passengers who add cards to the message board will receive a premium
dark chocolate bar and Valentine’s Day card, plus a 15 percent discount offer
at participating HMSHost dining locations.
O’Hare International Airport, Sarah’s Candies will be sampling Godiva Chocolates between
10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Valentine’s Day and, at Chicago Midway Airport there will
be live entertainment (a Tiny Suitcase Concert), plus free Valentine’s Day cards
(“Love From Chicago”) distributed to passengers during the midday.
From February 12 to 14, London Heathrow Airport will be
celebrating Valentine’s Day with live music, a roving caricaturist to sketch
travelers and Valentine’s Day card-making stations in all terminals.
Travelers doing last-minute Valentine’s Day shopping will find complimentary
treats and special deals on jewelry, gourmet chocolates and other gifts in airport
shops in Baltimore, Phoenix, Chicago and elsewhere.
At Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport,
for example, several
shops will be offering Valentine’s Day samples of “Unreal” Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupsand Tammie
Coe Cakes (in Terminal 4 near Gate A25) will be gifting customers
heart-shaped versions of its Famous Sugar Cookies with every purchase.
At Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, staff will be handing out Valentine cards individually signed by airport employees, sweet Valentine treats and a souvenir magnet.
In the air: free drinks, free
chocolates and, maybe, a free flight
As is its tradition, Southwest Airlines, whose stock
ticker code is LUV, will serves customers 21 years of age and over one free
premium drink (beer, wine, cocktail) during Valentine’s Day flights.
Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) plans to
give out 150,000 complimentary chocolates to passengers on Valentine’s Day. First
and Business Class travelers on America, Europe and India routes will receive “Orangette”
chocolate from chocolatier Pierre Hermé Paris, while domestic and international passengers
traveling in all classes will receive chocolates from Japan’s Meiji THE Chocolate.
And, if you or your traveling companion is named Valentine, WOW air wants to give
you a free flight to Iceland from Boston (BOS), Baltimore (BWI), Newark (EWR)
or Detroit (DTW).
The offer is good on roundtrip bookings for two passengers through February 14 for travel February 10 to 19, 2019. Passengers who mail Wow air post-flight proof of being named Valentine will be eligible for reimbursement of the outbound portion of their flight. Read the terms and conditions carefully before breaking out the champagne.
Virgin Atlantic clearly has something up its sleeve for Valentine’s Day –
Emirates has stocked its first and business-class lounges with decadent Valentine’s Day treats for travelers and is offering a companion fare sale through February 17 for travel from Februrary 21 through April 14, 2019 from 12 US gateways.
And for those who would rather take their sweetheart on a train instead of the plane, look for a special sweetheart deal from Amtrak to post on Valentine’s Day.