Airport Party! Vancouver Throws 'Take-Off Fridays' on the Tarmac
When it comes to throwing an airport party, Vancouver International Airport has the right idea. For the last few years they’ve been running something they’re calling “Take-off Fridays,” which to us, kind of just sounds like an awesome airport version of Happy Hour.
For those who haven’t flown through YVR this summer—no problem—as the on-the-ground fun continues through the remainder of the August. On Fridays the airport becomes a little less stuffy and a little more fun, as DJs do their thing along side other live entertainment options. There’s free samples and snacks, balloon artists, face painting, and even chances to win a prize or too. Even the food court restaurants are getting in on the fun with $10 lunch specials fill you up for the long flight home.
For the #avgeeks, emergency response teams will break out the big trucks to show off their skills and preparedness out on the tarmac. There'll be big equipment, big planes, and of course plenty of water jets. These specific demonstrations usually take place at 11am in the Public Observation Area of the airport. There’s even discount parking available for those that just want to check out the scene without leaving the country.
We’ve got to say that this is an awesome idea, and why this isn't going down at other airports around the globe?