US Airways’ name has been removed throughout the property in preparation for completion of the merger into American Airlines on Saturday.
Airports all around the country are removing signage for US Airways, as the name is set to disappear this weekend when the merger with American Airlines is made final. The last US Airways flight arrives in Philadelphia Saturday morning. Lambert-St. Louis International Airport began the process of removing the airline’s signage throughout the property early in the week, when the US Airways ticket counters and gate areas in Terminal 1 were rebranded for American Airlines. Both USAirways.com and AA.com have a large “Becoming One Airline” front page section with helpful information for travelers adjusting to the transition. The merger now makes American the world’s largest airline.
Lambert Public Relations Manager, Jeff Lea, shows off the new STL trading card at the ACI-NA Conference in Long Beach CA.
Although we are certainly rooting for the Cardinals as Red October begins in St. Louis, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport has another set of cards to celebrate this week. In September 2014, Lambert Airport led the campaign, and was part of the original launch of the North American Airports Collectors Series which featured trading cards from 17 airports. On Monday, Lambert led the national debut of second edition in the series, which now has more than 60 participating airports. Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) kicked off the second year of the program on Monday at the 2015 ACI-NA Annual Conference. The airport trading card series offers aviation enthusiasts a new collectible opportunity to commemorate their travels through U.S. and Canadian airports. Lambert’s second card features an iconic image of its new copper roof on Terminal 1, which was installed in 2014. Pick up the new cards at the Airport Information Booth in Terminal 1.
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport has unveiled its second airport trading card in the North American Airports Collectors Series, which now has more than 60 airports in the program. Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) kicked off the second year of the program at the 2015 ACI-NA Annual Conference in Long Beach, California this week.
The airport trading card series offers aviation enthusiasts a new collectible opportunity to commemorate their travels through U.S. and Canadian airports. Lambert led the campaign and was part of the original launch of the series which featured trading cards from 17 airports in September 2014. Lambert’s second card features an iconic image of its new copper roof on Terminal 1, which was installed in 2014.
“The trading cards have been a fantastic way to connect with our travelers, our region and the aviation community to share our unique story,” said Lambert Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge.
The trading cards feature the most recognizable images from some of busiest airports in the world to smaller regional airports in North America. Each card offers geographic information, facts, figures and historical information unique to each airport. The trading cards are free. Lambert’s 2nd trading card is now available at the information booth in Terminal 1 bag claim.
The program features an updated website to showcase all of the trading cards in the program on an interactive map. To learn more about the North American Airport Trading Cards, visit www.airporttradingcards.com. You can also follow the campaign on Twitter with #airportcards.
The Copper Collection selling fast at the 5th Annual Art of Travel.
On Thursday, Concourse B was transformed into a moonlit Paris streetscape for Lambert-St. Louis International Airport’s 5th annual Art of Travel. Guests were treated to a grand, red carpet entrance into the one-of-a-kind venue. The glimmer of dozens of candles, the warm glow of street lamps, the delicate aroma from lavender bouquets, and live music from a six-piece band set the perfect mood. Expert chefs with HMS Host flew in from all over the country to fill seven chef tables with the finest French cuisine. Guests could even sample Absinthe, authentically prepared from a French fountain, and pick blooms from a Parisian flower cart. The highlight of the evening was debuting the Art of Travel Copper Collection; jewelry crafted by local metalsmiths from Lambert’s historic original roof. Of all the wonderful elements to the evening, and there were many- the best part is how it will benefit the Lambert Art and Culture Program. See you next year!
The Art of Travel Copper Collection on display for the first time Thursday, at a sneak-preview event at the Craft Alliance Center for Art + Design.
Millions of memories have been made under Lambert-St. Louis International Airport’s space-age, sweeping domes. An infinite number of emotions have been felt in the passageways that lead to new adventures. The copper above, that weathered 60 years of history atop Lambert’s iconic Terminal 1 roof, has unknowingly been a subtle constant in our lives, our families, and generations before. The Art of Travel Copper Collection has been crafted by four local artists from remnants of the original copper roof, which was replaced in 2014. Their creativity took flight into the array of beautiful new designs; pieces that are sure to develop an entirely new legacy of their own. The collection is exclusively available at the Art of Travel event on October 1. For tickets and info, please visit www.ArtofTravelSTL.com
When: Thursday, September 24; 5-8 p.m.
Where: Craft Alliance Center for Art + Design
6640 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130
*Parking in rear of building. Turn south on Leland Ave or Kingsland Ave off of Delmar to access parking lot
Who: Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, Director of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Metalsmiths and Jewelers: Lisa Colby, Peg Fetter, Adam Foster, and Jenny Walker.
What: Lambert-St. Louis International Airport will unveil its Art of Travel custom jewelry Copper Collection at a free sneak preview event at the Craft Alliance Center for Art + Design. The event will showcase more than 75 pieces of jewelry by local St. Louis metalsmiths who handcrafted their works from reclaimed copper remnants from the Airport’s original Terminal 1 roof.
The jewelry will be sold one week later at the Airport’s 5th annual Art of Travel event on Oct. 1 in the B Concourse in Terminal 1 at Lambert. The Art of Travel is the primary fundraiser for the Lambert Art and Culture Program. Tickets are $75 in advance online through www.artoftravelstl.com. In addition to exclusive opportunity to buy the copper jewelry, the tickets include food, drinks, live music, a silent auction and free parking.
Some of Lambert’s Housekeepers pose for International Housekeepers Appreciation Week.
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport showed some extra appreciation to our team members in celebration of International Housekeepers Week (IHW). According to the International Executive Housekeepers Association, IHW “recognizes the professionals who maintain a cleaner, safer, and healthier environment for us all each and every day,” and has been celebrated since 1981. Lambert’s 39 housekeepers work around the clock to tend to the terminal corridors, restrooms, and outer buildings. They celebrated all week long by wearing STL T-shirts and enjoyed a potluck lunch mid-week.
St. Louis Airport Rescue Firefighters (ARFF) will participate in a live-burn simulation as part of a three-day training exercise this week, September 16-18, at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The training will take place on a parking lot within the Airport’s secured airfield off of Navaid Road between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. each day.
The training exercise uses a Mobile Aircraft Trainer, a 50 foot fuselage capable of producing simulated fires including a fully engulfed aircraft. The mobile trainer is provided by the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute, which conducts more than a dozen firefighting courses annually across the country.
The skies in STL today reflected a seemingly somber remembrance of past events.
Fourteen years ago today the skies above Lambert, and the nation, stood still. Following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, every plane in the country was grounded by government order, and every aircraft above U.S. airspace had to land. Planes were diverted to the nearest airport within 100 miles, and airports had to navigate where to park all of these unexpected arrivals. The former Deputy Director of Operations and Maintenance at Lambert described the scene as simply, “Planes everywhere.” 9/11, and the days following, were likely the most quiet the skies will ever be in our lifetime. STL was the first airport in the nation permitted to reopen airspace and resume air travel following 9/11. Friday the flags in front of Lambert flew at half-staff, and at 7:45 a.m., TSA issued a reverent message throughout the airport and called for a moment of silence. The TSA was created by the U.S. government as a direct result of the 9/11 attacks.
After rave reviews a year ago, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is once again featuring a premier food experience for its 5th annual Art of Travel event which supports the Lambert Art and Culture Program.
More than 400 guests will experience an in-depth French menu prepared on-site by a team of chefs who will fly-in for the October 1 event. The Art of Travel menu features six chef stations. At the Poissonerie station, chefs will prepare Grouper Provencal with a tomato-caper relish. The Charcuterie station will feature lamb rillete. The Creperie station will feature both the savory and the sweet: chicken mushroom crepes and baked apple tarte. At the bistro station, guests can dine on steak frites and a dijon-thyme prime rib. Ménage Foie and shaved duck prosciutto are highlights of another chef station. It’s all rounded off with the Patisserie station featuring sweet French éclairs. See the full menu here.
The chefs appear courtesy of global restaurateur HMSHost, Lambert’s master food and beverage concessionaire and a world leader in travel dining. The culinary team includes executive chefs from HMSHost’s operations at Airports in Chicago, Charlotte, Fort Lauderdale and St. Louis. The team is headed by Jeff Steelman, Vice President of Culinary Operations and Patrick Malone, Director of Culinary Standards.
HMSHost also provides custom catering for the Airport’s event spaces including Missouri Vineyards, the Lindbergh Conference Room and the 25,000 sq. ft. B Concourse, where the Art of Travel is being held. Live music by Kim Fuller and Galaxy Band, and a silent auction of travel and art experience packages.
The Art of Travel menu will also feature a signature French drink along with beer and wine for all guests. The event runs 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $75 in advance and $100 at the door. Parking is free for all guests. Tickets can be purchased online through www.artoftravelstl.com.
Another highlight for this year’s event is the exclusive sale of 75 pieces of jewelry, hand crafted from reclaimed copper from the Airport’s original Terminal 1 roof. The Airport commissioned four St. Louis area artists to create the Art of Travel Copper Collection: Lisa Colby, Peg Fetter, Adam Foster, and Jenny Walker. Check out the latest pictures and videos of the artists’ work at www.artoftravelstl.com.
The Art of Travel will present live music by Kim Fuller and Galaxy Band. Guests can also bid on a silent auction of travel and art experience packages. The Chairs of the 5th Annual Art of Travel are Susan Barrett, Kelly Peck and Dorte Probstein.
Avoid parking fees the next time you pick up a passenger. Lambert provides free waiting zones for motorists near each terminal.