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In case you haven’t had your eyes on the calendar this month, we’d like to remind you that St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. The time to celebrate all things green is drawing near, but don’t worry if you’re holiday plans include transiting through an airport. Thankfully airports are down with the season—especially when it comes to pre-flight beverages.
All across the country there’s plenty of pubs and bars from which to choose, and airports aren’t lacking when it comes to those with an Irish theme. Down in Florida you can swing by Rooney’s Public House on the main level of Terminal 2 at Palm Beach International Airport, so that you can enjoy a pint in the comfort of some air conditioning.
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HMSHost—you know them from airport restaurants everywhere—is teaming up some new up and coming chefs, as they just tapped the Culinary Institute of America for some new menu ideas. They held a little contest for some new and tasty recipes, and two students—Jessica Hargrove and Lauren Fury—came out on top. Among some other stuff their culinary creations will now be featured at airports across the country, so it’s time to dig in during your next layover.
The winning dishes are Toasted Flatbread Mac n’ Cheese and Chicken and Waffles, and will be available at select restaurants through the end of February. For those looking to indulge in the macaroni and cheese dish, you can expect the usually stuff piled onto a whole-wheat flatbread topped with candied bacon—nice. As for the chicken and waffles it’s pretty much what it sounds like, but there’s also white gravy, maple syrup, and green onions to top things off.
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For those traveling through the nation’s airports there’s a few new bits and bites to sample, as a few new airport restaurants have now found their way into the terminals and concourses. They might not have celebrity chefs in the kitchen, but as long as they are not another outpost of a typical food court stand then we back them 100 percent.
Over in Portland—the one in Oregon—the city’s airport just scored a few new retail locations, and one of them can be even considered a restaurant if you’re okay with a few to-go items. There’s now a place called The Oregonian News, another known as Rich’s News, and a new Kiehl’s location. Over at The Market there’s even the opportunity to scoop up local snacks and sandwiches from the city’s Elephant’s Delicatessen—tasty.
It’s been quite some time since Delta gobbled up Northwest Airlines. The combined airline was quick to repaint planes into Delta colors, change signs at airports around the world, and everything else that needs to be done in an airline merger. However, Delta must have forgotten to consult airport gift shops, because just the other day we spotted a little bit of Northwest Airlines at Kansas City International Airport.
We were busy reading magazines and not paying for them when we decided to peruse all the overpriced toys and airline collectibles. Lo and behold, we were excited to discover what has to be one of the last Northwest Airlines things available for sale in the entire world. Alright, we might be exaggerating, but when have you found a complete Northwest Airlines play set available at the CNBC Store for just $19.99?
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The comedy is in reference to this story, which you've probably already heard about, where TSA agents at MCI pulled aside a baby after its stroller triggered an explosives alarm. A pastor named Jacob Jester snapped a photo of the subsequent patdown and uploaded it to yfrog/Twitterbecause that's where all news startsand from there it went viral. Then last Wednesday Conan did a bit on it, and now we're posting the Conan clip, and that children, is the Internet circle of life.
Regarding the actual substance of the story...yeah, listen. This is going to be one of those rare times when we come down on TSA's side. Airports are on heightened alert in the aftermath of the Bin Laden killing. Terrorists have tried to smuggle bombs into planes before by planting them even on pregnant women. The baby's stroller tested positive for traces of explosives. What did you expect the TSA agents to do? Not give the kid a once-over?
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We still haven't managed to catch up with all the airport WiFi emails we've gotten over the past few weeks, but we're trying! Keep the tips coming, and we'll keep updating our mashup.
This week, we've got a few smaller airports but we've also added Hong Kong International, which has free access throughout. And if you're passing through Vietnam, you'll be able to send an email from SGN before hopping an AirAsia flight.
If we managed to miss your favorite airport hotspot, do fill us in. The more specific you can be the better: Where did you log on, and what's the power outlet scene?
To check out all of our previous airport WiFi coverage, click here.
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We already have a soft spot for MCI (aka KCI) in Kansas City because the airport's had free WiFi for ages. But now we have another reason to love it: a commercial starring a chimp.
Honestly, this little fella does everything right when it comes to air travel. He books his flight online and checks in from home before heading to the airport. Before heading out the door, he checks his flight status on MCI's website. (He also could've Googled it.)
We usually like taking public transportation to the airport, but our traveling chimp does live in Kansas City--not exactly the world's foremost subway city. But we do like that he's only toting a single, small suitcase. As Peter Greenberg says, "There are two kinds of bags: carry-on and lost."