Archives for October 2011

What’s brewing in MKE? Travel Industry TODAY pours it on

October 5, 2011

Cheers to David Tait from Travel Industry TODAY for an amazing review of MKE, following a few “Whoa Betsy” moments at the airport involving a ping-pong table, an out-of-print copy of “SkyGods” and MKE’s “excruciatingly polite” TSA agents. Read why Milwaukee is all the buzz!

MKE: kid-friendly, parent-approved

October 5, 2011

Mommy travel blogger Mara, of The Mother of All Trips, recently documented her “perfect” day of family fun in Milwaukee, including her visit – with two tired children – to what she calls “one of the most family-friendly” airports around: MKE! Read about her kid-friendly finds all about town, from the Milwaukee Art Museum and Public Market downtown Milwaukee to treasures found right in the terminal, including MKE’s beloved flight museum and used bookstore.

Lucky fan snags iPad2 via “Like MKE & Win!” sweepstakes

October 5, 2011

Congratulations to Chelsey O. from Milwaukee, Wis., who is the winner of MKE’s iPad2 sweepstakes! Thanks to everyone who participated and for helping spread the word about what makes MKE the smart choice for travelers in Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Keep an eye out for the next giveaway by following us on Facebook.

MKE firefighters climb for fallen 9/11 heroes

October 5, 2011

On the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, more than 170 firefighters from around the state, including Mitchell Airport firefighters, participated in an honorary 110-story climb to raise money for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. The 9/11 climb is a nationwide event to remember the 343 firefighters who lost their lives that day. View photos from the Greenfield Patch of MKE Airport firefighters participating in the climb.

Travel media just love alternative airports

October 5, 2011

Across the United States, “Travelers just love alternative airports” like MKE, according to a recent survey that has taken flight among the travel media. Budget Travel ’s Brad Tuttle reported on the survey, stating that “the alterna-airport experience is not only less stressful and (dare we say) happier, but cheaper as well.” MSNBC’s travel reporters concurred, covering the story in “Overhead Bin.” And in Ed Perkins’ recent Chicago Tribune article, the travel columnist advises readers to “Check alternative airports…just click on that ‘search alternative airports’ box — it costs you nothing — and you can sometimes knock your air travel bill down significantly.”

Bypass the road construction

October 5, 2011

Beginning October 1, travelers heading to Mitchell Airport via I43/94 from downtown and points north will not be able to exit at the Airport Spur (Hwy 119) Exit. Please use Howard Avenue and follow the detour to Howell Avenue. Travelers from downtown are also encouraged to use I-794.(Download Map)

This change does not affect travelers using the I-894 Bypass or those traveling to the airport from the south. For additional information on the Mitchell Interchange project, visit the Wisconsin Department of Transportation web site at Plan94.org.

MKE salutes military with new USO Lounge

October 5, 2011

The dedicated service men and women have a new home away from home as MKE welcomes the new USO Lounge to Concourse D. A retreat for traveling military members and veterans, the lounge provides a comfortable place to watch TV, use the computer, read, relax and enjoy snacks and beverages. MKE is proud to serve its military community and honored by the positive reviews received on opening day. The lounge is accessible to traveling military with a valid boarding pass no matter what concourse they are flying out of.