Tag Archives: Airport

Airport Named After Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo

cristiano ronaldo
image: twitter @ESPNFC

In late 2015 I wrote about how soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo would be opening boutique hotels. Since then his Pestana CR7 hotels have opened in Lisbon and Funchal.

Ronaldo is such a big star in Portugal that he was given a huge honor on his home island of Madeira a couple of days back. Continue reading Airport Named After Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo

Meeting A Paws For Life Therapy Dog at BUF Airport

therapy dog

A couple of weekends back the Michael W Travels family visited Buffalo, NY.

On the way home Kim noticed a cute friendly dog playing with another family. Lucas really loves dogs so Kim suggested that he go over and ask to pet the dog.

This turned out to be a simple request considering the dog was walking around the airport with its owner as part of the Paws for Love program! Continue reading Meeting A Paws For Life Therapy Dog at BUF Airport

The Most Interesting Priority Pass Lounge I’ve Visited

priority pass lounge

The Michael W Travels family recently got back from an awesome little trip to Ireland.

While Dublin is usually a quick flight from NYC, we flew on connecting flights each way. A small inconvenience is worth it to save on the cost of a flight, if you ask me…

During our travels we got to visit a Priority Pass lounge in three airports. Two of the lounges were solid offering food, snacks, drinks and a place to relax.

The other Priority Pass lounge was quite different and possibly the most interesting one that I’ve ever visited. Continue reading The Most Interesting Priority Pass Lounge I’ve Visited

Petition Created to Rename Pittsburgh Airport After Mister Rogers

mister rogers
image: wikimedia commons

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood and one local man recently started a petition through Change.org, to change the name of Pittsburgh Airport.

For those of you not so familiar with the line “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood”, it’s from the children’s TV show Mister Rogers Neighborhood.

The show was created by Fred Rogers. He starred in it for over 30 years. When I think of the show, the famous red sweater (shown above) comes to mind. Continue reading Petition Created to Rename Pittsburgh Airport After Mister Rogers

Explosion, Possibly A Bomb Kills 1 at Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport
image: Aero Shots

An explosion went off at an Istanbul Airport early in the morning on December 23 killing a cleaner on a Pagasus Airlines plane.

The tragedy took place at¬†Sabiha Gokcen, Istanbul’s second airport located on the Asian side, according to Reuters.

The debate now is whether or not a bomb was the cause. Continue reading Explosion, Possibly A Bomb Kills 1 at Istanbul Airport

Doctor Fined $90,000 For Bomb Joke At Airport

Airport Bomb Threat
image: Miami International Airport

A word to the wise- it’s best not to crack jokes at the airport, especially when it comes to bombs. But all of you know this already. Too bad this doctor didn’t…

A doctor at Miami International Airport (MIA) made a joke about carrying C-4 explosives which then caused an evacuation and the bomb squad to show up. Continue reading Doctor Fined $90,000 For Bomb Joke At Airport

Passengers Stop Homophobe In Airport Attack

airport attack
screen capture from Yahoo video

Good Guys at airport 1, Homophobe 0.

Here is a crazy situation that happened on October 23 at Dallas/ Fort Worth Airport.

I came across this story from Yahoo News and it shows what most of us already know- most people are good but there are always bad seeds lurking around us. Continue reading Passengers Stop Homophobe In Airport Attack