The partnership showcases a new crew of exotic birds and mammals at PHL each month, allowing for interaction with animal-loving travelers. The initiative began this summer and was an immediate hit.
“Seeing these wonderful creatures up close, learning all about their species and what makes each of them unique, and interacting with the Zoo staff has both surprised and delighted passengers,” said Chellie Cameron, CEO, PHL. “When we formed this partnership with the Zoo we believed it was a perfect fit for our ongoing efforts to create a positive guest experience at PHL, as well as curate a sense of place, and we are very pleased that this program has been well received.”
While viewing zoo animals on your way to your gate is already a fun addition to a family trip, the airport made the event more interactive and educational with trading cards. Guests can meet the beautiful animals and learn their names, birthdates, unique species and habitat information, favorite snacks and conservation status all from the handy card. Take your card with you as a souvenir and remember your Philadelphia Zoo friend forever.
Some recent Philadelphia Zoo residents who visited the airport include Camilla, a three-banded armadillo who enjoys munching on mealworms; Machu and Picchu, a brother-sister pair of blue-and-gold macaws who can be found snacking on sunflower seeds whenever given the chance; Meg and Tom, two red-footed tortoises in the vulnerable conservation status due to overhunting; and Shenandoah, a stunning red-tailed hawk.
“Philadelphia Zoo is thrilled to partner with Philadelphia International Airport,” said Vikram H. Dewan, CEO and president, Philadelphia Zoo. “The Zoo’s mission is to connect people with animals from around the globe, so what better place than PHL. This is a great partnership, and we are happy to engage passengers and provide a wonderful animal experience.”
Passing through soon? The next monthly zoo visit is scheduled for Nov. 26, 1–3 p.m. and is only available to ticketed passengers.
Halloween is right around the corner, which means its time to start making plans for spooky and scary stops for having fun with the family this fall. New York’s Cayuga County is always a fun visit for family travelers, but if you plan on being in the area this October, you will definitely want to explore its haunted history with some choice spots along New York’s Haunted History Trail. This curated list of haunted and spooky stops throughout New York features incredible locations showcasing the perfect combination of the state’s beautiful charm and fascinating history.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
The next two seasons see Franklin, Tennessee, come alive with festive events, fun pop-ups and colorful lights. Family travelers planning a trip to Tennessee this fall or winter must make time for Franklin, a city just south of Nashville with plenty of history and festivities awaiting.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
Mysterious glowing seas? Yes, actually! Through October, Florida’s Space Coast waters within Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River and Indian River Lagoon glow with blue-green bioluminescence — a phenomenon resulting from the presence of comb jellies and dinoflagellates (tiny, single-celled marine plankton that exist in some freshwater locations).