History

What I found out approximately Dallas Love Field Airport

The team that produces “Love Field Stories,” the professional podcast of Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL), turned into kind enough to encompass me as a visitor for two upcoming episodes.

The -parter delves into the particular history of the airport and highlights some of the high-quality art that can be spotted in and across the terminal.

The episodes will be stay-streamed on Tuesday, April 12, and on May 10 at 12:30 p.m. (Central) on Love Field’s Facebook and YouTube and could encompass photographs of a number of the historic events and art work we talk.

The podcast also can be heard on Apple Podcast, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Pandora.

To produce the podcast, DAL teamed me up with Bruce Bleakley, who's an aviation historian and co-writer of The Love Evolution: A Centennial Celebration of Love Field Airport and Its Art.

We known as it a verbal exchange. But actually, it’s me getting to pick out the mind of the airport’s historian. I asked Bleakley approximately how, in 1958, Dallas Love Field’s new terminal building got here to have the first moving walkway at any airport within the international. And why there was an ice-skating rink within the terminal. And approximately the role that Dallas Love Filed played on that day in 1963 whilst President John F. Kennedy become assassinated in Dallas and Lyndon B. Johnson turned into sworn in as president on the DAL tarmac.

In this two-component podcast, we additionally learn the memories in the back of a number of the exceptional artwork that passengers walk over and walk by at DAL.

And I get Bleakley to inform us which town’s name is spelled incorrect inside the airport’s first commissioned piece of art. A element he didn’t even proportion in his e book.

I hope you’ll song in!

Courtesy Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas

Celebrating the history of airports

The history department here at StuckatTheAirport.com is a massive fan of whatever having to do with the history of airports.

Airport libraries? We’ve examine up that.

Moving walkways at airports? We’ve researched that too.

And we’re usually happy to research greater about airport history over at the AirportHistory.org website online.

The team there lately published their pinnacle 5 illustrated airport history memories from 2021, starting with #five: a picture characteristic celebrating Vancouver International Airport on its ninetieth anniversary. You can see that function here.

#four on their listing is a high-quality tale approximately the history of Montréal–Mirabel Airport. #three is a story approximately Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) within the Sixties (see that story here).

And #2 on their list is a roundup of the arena’s 10 busiest airports at the sunrise of the Jet Age in 1961. See that story here.

And we are not amazed to peer that their #1 tale for 2021 is a bit providing some splendid pix celebrating the fortieth anniversary of Singapore’s Changi Airport, considered one of our favorites. See that tale here.

Old & new at TPA and DCA Airports + Places We’ll Go

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Today we take a look back at a few sweet snap shots from 50 years at Tampa International Airport (TPA). We get a observe a few snaps from the new 14-gate concourse at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). And we placed some new objects on our “Places To Go” listing – as quickly as we’re allowed.

TPA celebrates 50 years

Tampa International Airport’s Main Terminal complicated turned 50 years old on April 15. As a part of the celebration, the airport prepare this sweet video with great vintage pictures.  

Reagan National Airport debuts new concourse

There’s a new 14 gate, 225,000-rectangular-foot concourse at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). 

Gates 46-59 will serve flights for American Airlines’ nearby operations at DCA and deliver vacationers amenity-filled ready regions and direct, enclosed get right of entry to to aircraft through jetbridges. This is a primary improve from the previous set-up which concerned trip buses out to the feared Gate 35X.

The new concourse has a panaramic perspectives of the Washington, D.C. skyline, plenty of seating alternatives with energy plugs close by, 14,000 rectangular toes of concession space, 4 public restrooms, 4 transferring walkways, two mother’s care rooms, an indoor pet comfort location, and a new luggage managing device.

Here are some extra pics shared via Reagan National Airport.

Places We’ll Go

Once we get the all-clean, we’re going to move. Everywhere.

Here are some locations we’re putting on the list.

Celebrating James Brown in Augusta, GA

If soul legend James Brown was nevertheless with us, he’d flip 88 on May three. His hometown of Augusta, GA may be the vicinity to have fun, with a citywide walking excursion and an outside birthday block birthday celebration.

Dollywood Flower & Food Festival

The Dollywood theme park in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee seems like amusing. Especially if we should get there between April 23 and June 7 whilst extra than half of one million vegetation will be blooming for the “Flower & Food Festival.”

Poetry in Miami

The O, Miami Poetry Festival is underway thru the month of April, with the intention of getting human beings stumble upon, enjoy, and have interaction with poems in not going places. One of the initiatives, Poetry About Town, includes “call-up” poems approximately two streets in Miami Dade County.

Travel Tidbits: chocolate, aviation records, bonus miles for rides

Alaska Airlines + Seattle Chocolate: top healthy

We nibbled our manner via the research for a tale you’ll discover at the Runway Way Girl Network approximately how Seattle Chocolate and Alaska Airlines worked together to develop an exclusive chocolate bar flavor for upper tier flyers as an in-flight perk. And how that bar is now available to the relaxation folks. Take a look.

An aviation web site reboot

If you want aviation records and anything related to airlines, airplanes or airports then, like me, you’ll experience touring the rebooted website known as The Airchive, which I profiled for The Points Guy website. Take a observe that tale right here.

Bonus miles for vaccine get admission to rides

Getting an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination is hard enough. But many humans also have a tough time attending to and from the vaccination centers. So it's miles quality to peer Delta Air Lines supplying some bonus miles as a praise for folks that donate coins to make rides available. Details that provide here.

Airports celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Airports across the us of a have been celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with live tune, cultural performances, and art famous.

Here is what Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) and Miami International Airport (MIA) prepare.