The “Must See” At the Chicago O’Hare International Airport this Christmas Season

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The “Must See” At the Chicago O’Hare International Airport this Christmas Season

The Holidays season is always superfestive all around, and if you’re like me, you certainly enjoy going around taking pictures with awesomely decorated pine cones in honor of this holy, introspective and joyful season.

But today, while traveling through the Chicago O’Hare International Airport from Minneapolis on my way back to the Nature Isle, Dominica, I noticed (and gladly so) something different: Christmas Trees with a difference, brought to you by American Airlines. You see, employees from different departments at the American Airlines branch at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport decorated Christmas trees according to specific themes, to reflect their team’s values and what they stand for. 10 Trees/teams entered the contest, and travelers from around the world passing through the Chicago airport were invited to vote for their favourite tree. 

  

I found this particularly amazing, especially because this season goes beyond sharing joys, gifts and toys: it also fosters the spirit of humanity, togetherness, teamwork, mutual respect and equality. All the good stuff.

I was amazed by all the trees, but I had to pick only one! (Unfortunately I can’t tell you which one). So if you are traveling through the Chicago O’Hare International Airport this season, make sure to stop by and vote for your favourite tree!

Looking at them right now, which one do you prefer? Let me know in your comments below!

Two Traveling Texans

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5 Silly Things EVERYONE does at the Airport…

I recently returned from a short trip and it was quite interesting to notice (once again) the things that people tend to do in airports, when traveling.

Actually, I have noticed these for quite a while now, but it’s becoming way too obvious and way to hilarious that I have to write about this!

  1. At the check-in counter: go straight in front of the counter (and skip the whole labyrinth) when the check-in line is empty, or pass straight right under when there are only a few people: I actually do this a lot (guilty!) and I always smile at myself when doing this. I mean, what’s the point of making the line when there’s no one in front of you? (Spoiler alert: I also do that at the bank, school and all other applicable public services. Please don’t judge).airport-security-line
  2. Pray that your bags are not overweight! When you’ve spent your summer shopping in Paris, London or Saint Lucia and you’re ready to check-in for your return flight, the idea of having your bag weighed could be an instant trigger for a panic attack! If you’re traveling with me, you’d catch me saying a few prayers, like the extra pounds are supposed to magically disappear… And sometimes they do! Nah, who am I kidding. If this happens to you and you’re lucky, the check-in agent might actually turn a blind eye and let you pass (depending on how overweight your bag is, though).20150531_112213.jpg
  3. After you’ve passed check-in and airport security… Window-shop at the Airport Duty Free stores! This is definitely one of my favourite things to do while waiting! I particularly like to stop at Perfume and souvenir stores. However,  my sister and I discovered a Makeup store at the  San Juan Airport  and it has become a mandatory stop for us ever since! You can get to sample and try different products, and you can even get a (light) makeup done for free! All you need to travel in beauty! (feel free to leave your comments below if you want to know more about that specific store, or for my recommendations of Duty Free stores to absolutely checkout while traveling!)selfplannedtrip-duty-free
  4. Take a selfie along the way! Hey, doesn’t cost a thing, doesn’t hurt a being. There are so many reasons to take an airport selfie: the background is amazing, the lighting is amazing, and you almost never need a filter (unless you’re feeling super fancy). Plus, you can update your Instagram or Snapchat to let people know what you’re up to (or not, the latter applying to me depending on my mood). IMG_8037.PNG
  5. Finally, remove your seatbelt before the seatbelt sign is turned off. Why?????? I really don’t understand why people do that though, I think that’s really the silliest of it all -_-. The sign is on for a specific reason, and the seatbelt should not be removed until the sign is off… I really don’t get why people remove it ahead of time. This one definitely takes it home.  seatbelt-sign

Which one of these silly things are you guilty off? (I definitely do all of them, except #5!)

 


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