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Better rest instances for flight attendants

On Tuesday, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration finalized rules requiring airways to give airline flight attendants at the least 10 hours of relaxation time among shifts.

Under present guidelines, flight attendants get as a minimum 9 hours of rest time. However, because of quite a few situations, that time without work often finally ends up being a great deal shorter.

Fresh Art at John Wayne Airport

A new exhibit at John Wayne Airport (JWA) in Santa Ana, California functions ceramic artwork via Hawaiian artist Randy Au.

“Vegetable Series” is inspired via Au’s love for nature. The ceramic shapes are stimulated via squash gourds which can be glossed and gilded in gold. The difficult designs are stimulated by way of Oriental, Egyptian, and American lifestyle and history. 

Look for the showcase submit-protection inside the Thomas C. Riley Terminal at John Wayne Airport, among Terminals B and C, throughout from Gate 14, till March 2023. 

Airport Amenity of the Week: SFO’s Golden Gate Park ‘activation’

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has an ongoing software celebrating the city’s neighborhoods and cultural occasions.

The most up-to-date activation shines a light at the rich history of live track performances in Golden Gate Park with a photo essay, stay performances, and a photograph station in Terminal three, Boarding Area F.

“From Jimi Hendrix inside the Nineteen Sixties to Lizzo in the 2020s; from the Summer of Love to Outside Lands and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Golden Gate Park has long been a Bay Area epicenter of song and way of life,” SFO reminds us.

The new activation, SFO Celebrates: Music in Golden Gate Park will characteristic live music performances on August twenty sixth and September 1st & 2d.

On a degree near the F Food Court, there’s a two-sided backdrop in which vacationers can positioned themselves into the photo with the Grateful Dead within the Nineteen Sixties or with Billie Eilish today.

And there’s a photo Exhibition within the F Concourse alongside the shifting walkway, featuring pix of memorable performances in Golden Gate Park that have taken place during the last 60 years.

First Nations Welcome Figure lands at Vancouver Int’l Airport

‘The Story of Frog Woman and Raven,” by way of Dempsey Bob, courtesy Vancouver Airport Authority

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is well-known for its amazing art application offering the paintings of many First Nations humans.

Throughout and around the airport, passengers see artwork that attracts on and invokes the issues of land, sea and sky. 

This week, the Vancouver Airport Authority righted a past cultural wrong in the airport art application by using installing a brand new Musquem Indian Band welcome figure close to the International Arrivals Area, in Chester Johnson Park.

The newly raised welcome determine, carved by means of ʔəy̓xʷatələq (Musqueam artist Brent Sparrow), is visible whilst you exit YVR’s International Terminal and is in a spot massive to Musqueam tradition.

Courtesy Vancouver Airport Authority

Musqueam are the unique stewards of Sea Island, that is the land where the airport is now located. And, in keeping with an settlement made among the airport and the Musqueam in 2017, the Indigenous artworks on the airport and on Sea Island are to be created through Musqueam, reflect their lifestyle and subculture, or be authorised by way of the Musqueam.

That’s why the airport also moved three traditional Gitxsan poles from the airport to a nearby park.

The poles had been created in 1970 with the aid of Gitxsan hereditary chiefs and students, and were on mortgage to YVR from the Museum of Vancouver considering the fact that 1995. The poles at YVR predate the airport’s agreement with Musqueam and had been moved due to the fact, at the same time as Indigenous artwork, they do no longer represent the Musqueam, whose land they were on.

Phoenix Sky Harbor Int’l Airport debuts its eighth new concourse

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) starts offevolved welcoming passengers at a new concourse these days.

The new, modern-day, eight-gate concourse can be used soley with the aid of Southwest Airlines. Amenities encompass charging stations in every seat, an Animal Relief Area, a Family Restroom and a Nursing Room. Hearing loop connectivity allows those with hearing devices to hook up with the PA gadget.

For now, passengers will find kiosks offering food, beverage, and retail objects. Shops, restaurants, and a Chase Sapphire Lounge via the Club are set to open within the coming months.

Local favorites Pedal Haus Brewery and Berry Divine – Acai Bowls could be inside the new concourse in addition to regional principles Bobby’s Burgers, Eegee’s and others.

Retail shops will consist of country wide manufacturers in addition to local merchandise from Changing Hands Bookstores, Made Art Boutique, and Melrose Pharmacy.


The new concourse additionally showcases the arts and includes a awesome-searching terrazzo floor depicting aerial perspectives of the Phoenix landscape. 28 terrazzo wall portions are shaped like plane windows.

The paintings is known as “Phoenix Lights, Phoenix Rising” and is designed by way of artist Susan Logoreci.

5 Things We Love About HEL – Helsinki Airport

Beyond, or perhaps we ought to say no matter, its notable airport code – HEL- Helsinki Airport, operated by using Finavia, offers travelers a few fascinating and considerate services in its new most important terminal.

Here are some snaps from a tour on our way domestic from per week exploring Finland after becoming a member of Finnair on the first flight from Seattle to Helsinki.

Here are five of the facilities we cherished.

Welcome to Helsinki

Passengers getting into the arrivals hall – and people waiting for their buddies or loved ones to arrive – are greeted with a relaxing indoor garden with live plant life.

Thoughtful, automatic sanitizing

Is that handrail clean? In maximum airports, we don’t recognise. But at Helsinki Airport you can take hold of on with self assurance due to the fact the handrail is automatically sanitized all of the time.

Art with a sense of place

‘Aukio’ (via Gate 40) is an oasis where passengers can wind down and revel in Finnish nature.

The curved 360° LED display screen is a projection, soundscape, and interactive wall providing a journey through Finland’s nature and its four seasons. The landscapes alternate each 10 mins, the speakers play nature sounds, and an interactive screen shall we site visitors create art with snowflakes, the Northern Lights, or autumn leaves.


Airport shops offer the entirety from Finnish garb and add-ons via Marimekko to licorice-flavored liquors, reindeer pate, and bear meat. (If that’s your thing…)

Christmas Cabin

Santa’s 12 months-round home is in Finland, Finns and others will inform you. So it makes sense that Helsinki Airport has a Christmas Cabin proper there in the terminal.

Inside is a faux sauna, a storybook, Scandinavian-style furnishings and decorations, and a Book of Names so that Santa knows who has been exact or terrible.