Airport mascot

Chocolate at IND Airport; Motivational Mirrors at ELP Airport; Merch at CVG

We can inform journey is inching back to ‘normal’ due to the fact airports are hosting amusing activities and encouraging travelers to paste round and have interaction.

Two wonderful examples: Indianapolis International Airport (IND) welcomed the Sweets & Snacks Expo to town (sure, that’s a thing!) with an in-terminal chocolate sculpting demonstration.

And as a part of its ongoing Elevate Love Project, El Paso International Airport (ELP) has motivational messages on restroom mirrors.

Chocolate sculpture at IND Airport

Indianapolis International Airport (IND) joined forces with Indy-primarily based Endangered Species Chocolate to host a live chocolate sculpture carving by Chef Paul Joachim, called the Chocolate Genius.

You can see the movement within the video clip below.

Motivational Messages from ELP Airport

A Twitter message from El Paso International Airport (ELP) on National Selfie Day sparked our interest about the writing on the restroom replicate in the picture.

It turns out that is a part of the airport’s Elevate Love Project, so named to healthy with the airport’s call sign ELP.

“Our body of workers submitted their positivity and we positioned them at the mirrors to reinforce the temper of anybody who sees them,” explains, ELP Education and Graphics Specialist Asa Aguilar. “We have had fantastic responses from the public and lots of humans have submitted to this initiative.”

Here are a few samples of the messages and the selfies humans have shared. Great concept!

We have been also curious about the hen inside the photograph. And we are thrilled to analyze that this is Red T. Hawk, El Paso International Airport’s mascot and ambassador.

We suppose each airport must have a mascot and we’re thrilled to add Red T. Hawk to our list.

Fresh Airport Merch at CVG

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) now has an online merch keep. Our favourite object? The airport socks, of path. Bonus: 15% off.

Touring Van Nuys Airport (VNY) with Vinny

Airports are missing us as much as we're lacking airports.

And because the pandemic is retaining traffic away, California’s Van Nuys Airport (VNY) now has a new virtual excursion for anyone inquisitive about gaining knowledge of approximately what goes on at this busy fashionable aviation airport.

The 12-minute video is hosted by using airport mascot Vinny and geared for younger kids. But there are lots of exquisite snap shots and masses of useful information about airport operations to make this an academic go to for anyone.

Along the manner, you’ll see propeller planes, jets, and helicopters and meet the airport’s firefighters and law enforcement officials.

And then, of path, there’s Vinny.

For even more a laugh, the Van Nuys Airport also has coloring books and aviation-themed sports on its website.

Lambert St. Louis Int’l Airport celebrates travelers

STL Airport

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL) has enlisted a yellow jellybean-searching man or woman to help kick off per week of  purchaser appreciation occasions as part of National Tourism Week, May 1-7.

The yellow bean may be to be had for selfies at an interactive display window inside the Terminal 1 luggage declare and there will be a unique occasion each day, inclusive of loose snow cones on Tuesday and a Budweiser Clydesdale on Thursday. (A horse within the airport? I’ll ask for snap shots…)

Here’s the time table Concourse C five:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May three: Free Snow Cones through Gates E14 & E16 five Terminal 2 3:30 p.m. – four:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May four 8:30 a.m. – 11 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 5 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Johnny Chase Duo 5 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.