Seven-year-old Lydia Robertson and her 10-year old brother,Samuel, take on a game of chess while their parents keep a look out for family arriving at Lambert on Friday.
Waiting games are a part of life at airports. At Lambert, it’s a different waiting game that greets folks who purposely intend to wait it out when it comes to greeting passengers as soon as they exit the terminal. Lambert holds the exclusive distinction (we think) of being the only airport to offer chess, free to the public. It’s part of the World Chess Hall of Fame’s exhibit Chess Inspires... at the Meeting Place Gallery, which overlooks the exit from the C Concourse Checkpoint. We found Lydia and Samuel Robertson of Jefferson City grinning out a quick game as they waited with their parents for an arriving passenger this week. The exhibit and the open chess table will be on display through December.
Polyester, bell bottoms and wild colors made a comeback at Lambert Thursday night, all in the name of art.
The 2nd Annual Art of Travel event at Lambert turned into a hilarious clash of neon, polyester, big shades and big hair. And we wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. The event for the Airport’s Art & Culture Program set out to embrace everything ‘70s. More than 250 of some of Lambert’s biggest supporters adopted the challenge to "Get Groovy" for the night that featured hints of disco and the "peace era." The event honored Lambert’s newest artists whose works are now throughout the Airport while raising money to build up the program with new works in the near future.
World War II Veteran John Adams decides which hat to wear before boarding the Honor Tour flight at Terminal 2.
Twenty-five World War II veterans gathered at Lambert- St. Louis International Airport to fly to Washington D. C. for the weekend thanks to the USO. Among those taking part of the yearly Honor Tour was World War II Veteran John Adams. Adams joined the Navy in 1938. Adams said he heard great things about the Honor Tour. “First class all the way,” laughed Adams. A big Cardinals fan, Adams said he usually would have on his Cardinals wear, but today he was honoring the time he served his country.
Lambert's C Concourse will welcome US Airways on Thursday October 18. The airline will move its gate operations from the A Concourse to Gates C16, 18, C24 effective with the first flights out on Thursday.
There will be no disruption of flights with the move. The US Airways check-in process in Terminal 1 will remain the same but passengers will begin to use the C Concourse checkpoint.
“We think the US Airways move will have a significant positive impact to balance the passenger load between concourses to help reduce security checkpoint wait times on the A Concourse,” said Lambert Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge. “Furthermore, the recently expanded C Checkpoint will easily accommodate the increased passenger demand with this change.”
US Airways is Lambert’s 4th largest airlines (6.5% market share) operating 17 flights a day to Charlotte, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Phoenix. More than 1,100 passengers fly on US Airways daily.
Stop by the new St. Louis Brewmasters Tap Room just to count bottles.
Here’s a new hot photo spot to capture a bit of St. Louis culture. This is the feature wall at the new St. Louis Brewmasters Tap Room in Terminal 2 across from Gate E24. It’s all about the beer and the bottles. Brown, green and clear bottles are spread across a field of yellow highlighted by our city name in script. How many bottles? You’ll have to stop by and count yourself. While you’re at it, have a brew and some eats and relax at Lambert’s new Tap Room before your next flight on Southwest Airlines.
Iron workers set beams in place for expanded baggage operations at Terminal 2.
Iron workers were on their game this week as steel was flying in the mix of aircraft coming and going at Terminal 2. Lambert is building a new automated Checked Baggage Inline Screening System (CBIS) that will greatly improve the security and delivery of bags from ticket counters to aircraft. To do this, Lambert is redesigning and expanding its baggage operation footprint at Terminal 2. This steel structure will house a new area for airline workers to unload bags from arriving flights.
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Avoid parking fees the next time you pick up a passenger. Lambert provides free waiting zones for motorists near each terminal.