Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport

Ready for Halloween? Airports seem to be.

We’ve been keeping an eye on how airports are gearing up to celebrate Halloween this year.

Pumpkin Palooza

In Chicago, O’Hare International and Midway Airports are hosting pumpkin carving contests.

Cute Canine Costumes

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) shared a photo of one of its its therapy dogs, Buddy Holly, in a Halloween costume.

We’ll be keeping watch for more.

Working on Halloween?

Denver International Airport (DEN) is sharing some Halloween-themed Zoom backgrounds.

Winning in Wichita

And Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT) is having way too much fun with Halloween this year.

Room for more

Spot a great Halloween celebration at an airport? Please snap a photo and send it along.

“Witch” airports are decked out for Halloween?

witch on motorcycle - Halloween

Halloween is coming up soon and airports are getting ready to celebrate – whether we’re in the terminals or not.

We’ll keep adding to this list, so please send us any airport Halloween decorations you spot.

“Red Skeleton” returns to the Wichita Airport

Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower Airport (ICT) in Kansas will be keeping us updated on the whereabouts of their friend, Red Skeleton, until the end of the month.

Last year Red really got around. He even had TSA Precheck status.

Hocus Pocus was a hit. Next?

In Nebraska, Lincoln Airport (LNK) has been having so much fun hosting drive-in movie nights – last week it was ‘Hocus Pocus’ – that they’re looking for ideas on what movie to show next.

ET, maybe?

Carved Pumpkin contest at O’Hare

In Chicago, some of the concessions at O’Hare Airport (ORD) are having a pumpkin decorating contest. Check out all 28 entries and vote for your favorite before Halloween ends.

Here are a few of our favorites

Halloween drive-in movies at Edinburgh Airport too.

As in past years, we expect some (many?) airports will share photos of their therapy dog teams in their Halloween costumes.

We can’t wait.

More ways to mask up at airports

Courtesy Ashley Chung

More ways to mask up at airports

A few weeks back we celebrated Mask Monday with some fun “Wear your mask” reminders from airports.

Since then, many airports have gotten in touch to show off their branded masks and the creative ways they are reminding travelers to mask up.

Here’s a sampling. Let us know if you have one to add.

Here’s how Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) encourages passengers to mask up.

Here’s a snazzy mask from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

This one, from McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, glows in the dark! (You can buy one at Mr. Boxer in the C Concourse)

These are from Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO)

This snazzy mask is for sale in the gift shops at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport (ICT)

And the masks below, along with everything else you see pictured, are from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) and are for sale in the GSP online store.

Have an airport-branded mask to show off? Send it along.

ICT: 5 Things We Love About Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport

This installment of “5 Things We Love About…” celebrates some of the features and amenities that delight us at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT).

1. The Terminal

On June 3, 2015, Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport in Kansas (formerly Wichita Mid-Continent Airport) opened a swanky new state-of-the-art terminal building.

 The terminal was designed to reflect Wichita’s role in the aviation industry and has many elements that evoke flight.

For example, the terrazzo design on the floor takes inspiration from the contrails of aircraft flying in the sky. As a bonus, the lines serve as wayfinding tools for passengers to and through various parts of the terminal.

Historical exhibits are located throughout the terminal as well. And on the public mezzanine, wing-like exhibits contain historical data and graphics explaining the rich history of Wichita’s aviation heritage.

2. Wichita Airport’s History of Aviation exhibit

Wichita’s role in aviation history has earned it the title of “Air Capital of the World.” The legacy of aircraft manufacturing in the city is documented in the airport’s History of Aviation exhibit, which is like a free museum inside the airport.

3. ICT has glass jet bridges

Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT) has 12 glass jet bridges (11 are currently in use). That’s the largest installation of glass jet bridges in the country.

4. Cool Kansas Souvenirs

ICT airport is located in Kansas. So of course there are Wizard of Oz-themed souvenirs available in the airport gift shops. And lots of them.

5. “Aloft” art

Created by Ed Carpenter, the “Aloft” sculpture inside Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT) was designed to evoke “feelings of ascent and descent, and sensations of the allure of flight.”

The work is composed of a 360-foot-long main cable and sixty-five transverse cables that support alternating panels of laminated glass and plastic.

We love lots of airports

In addition to the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT), our series “5 Things We Love About…” has celebrated San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Orlando International Airport (MCO), Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) and Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP).

So far.

If we missed a feature you love at one of these airports, please share a note in the comment section.

If you want to sponsor one of these “5 Things We Love About…” installments, please get in touch.