"To travel is to live". ~Hans Christian Anderson
Life's best journeys start here. #TakeORF #GetawayFriday

Pictured: El Teide — Europe’s highest volcano and Spain’s tallest mountain on Tenerife in The Canary Islands.
Heads up ORF flyers! Southwest Airlines resumes weekend flights to Denver on June 4. Non-stop service is available Saturdays & Sundays thru September 29. Delta resumes daily seasonal non-stop flights to Minneapolis June 12 thru November 3. Find great schedules & fares at southwest.com and delta.com

Pictured: Blue Mustang at DEN Intl Airport; Spoon bridge in downtown MSP
Thanks ORF flyers! During the holiday season you contributed $22,500 at Hudson News stores -- enough to buy 1,500 international phone cards for our troops. Alex Malave from Hudson presented the cards this afternoon to USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia. Look for donation boxes at registers in each of our Hudson stores.

Pictured: Len Friddle-USO Center Director, Kelley Graves-USO...
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Norfolk Airport Authority is seeking a full-time Maintenance Mechanic to provide maintenance and repair of all airport buildings and related equipment with emphasis on HVAC and electrical. Visit our website for more information. EOE F/M/Vets/Disabled

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“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ~Aesop
February 17 is #RandomActsOfKindnessDay, celebrated by individuals and groups nationwide to encourage acts of kindness. Inspire others with your kindness and put a smile on someone's face today.
“Jobs fill your pocket. Adventures fill your soul.” ~Jaime Lyn Beatty
Your next adventure starts here. #TakeORF #TravelTuesday
The Bernier family was feeling the LOVE after returning from a visit with their grandparents in Houston. Virginia is for Lovers #ORFtoLUV
"Nature bestows her own richest gifts and with lavish hands, she works in shifts." ~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham
Student artists from St. Gregory the Great School share inspirations of their favorite seasons. Gallery on display in the main lobby at ORF through February.
Renovations update: At 6pm today Phillips Famous Seafood & Pizza Hut will close to make way for construction of a new HMSHost restaurant, The Local at ORF. The upscale gastropub will feature fresh, locally-sourced foods and craft brews. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Local is slated to open mid-May. Main lobby dining at Home Team Sports, Burger King and Starbucks continues to be open...
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Going places? Look for our smiling faces. ORF's volunteer Ambassadors are on duty to welcome and direct passengers, explain airport facilities, provide flight info and assist travelers with special needs. Interested in joining our team? Call Pam Kern at 757-857-3982 to learn more.

Pictured: Tuesday morning crew: Nick, Connie, Tony, Terry
TRAVEL ADVISORY: In anticipation of winter weather in the Northeast Wed-Thurs American Airlines Delta Southwest Airlines United offering change fee waivers for affected flights.Travelers are urged to confirm flight status with the airlines prior to departure.

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Going places? Look for our smiling faces. ORF's volunteer Ambassadors are on duty to welcome and direct passengers, explain airport facilities, provide flight info and assist travelers with special needs. Interested in joining our team? Call Pam Kern at 757-857-3982 to learn more. #TravelTuesday

Pictured: Tuesday morning crew: Nick, Connie, Tony, Terry
Prognosticator and predictor extraordinaire Punxsutawney Phil appeared at sunrise this morning at Gobbler's Knob in the Pennsylvania Wilds to make his 131st Groundhog Day report: 6 more weeks of winter ahead. Action plan - book a ticket to sun & fun today! American Airlines Delta Southwest Airlines United #TakeORF
Love is in the air at ORF! Remember loved ones near and far with unique Papryus cards, sweets, treats & gifts from The Hudson Group shops. Lobby location open to the public 4am-midnight daily. Concourse shops open 4:30am-last evening departures. #StValentinesDay #BeMine
January 31 is National Plan for Vacation Day. With packed schedules, hyper-connectivity and work responsibilities, American workers are in serious need of a break. Be intentional about how you spend time off and declare your vacation days for the rest of the year at the start of the year. You'll be glad you did.

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"The air is the only place free from prejudices". ~Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman
On June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman broke barriers and became the first woman of African American and Native American descent to earn an aviation pilot's license and an international aviation license. Today would have been her 125th birthday.

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Progress! Construction is well underway on the new Norfolk Premium Outlets. Located at the crossroads of I-64 & US 13 and adjacent to ORF the Outlets will feature 90 designer and name-brand stores. Opening summer 2017.

Photo credit: Keith Smith Air Center Helicopters Signature Flight Support ORF - Norfolk Int'l Airport
Thanks to ORF plane spotter Draven Pastore for a great photo of XTRA Airways landing on Runway 5 on a misty Sunday. The charter originated in Atlantic City. #ORF_Spotter
Eastern Air Lines, one of the most iconic names in the airline industry, was spotted at ORF's Gate A1. Today's B-737 charter is bound for Atlantic City, NJ. Happy travels.
"Under the sea, under the sea, darling it's better down where it's wetter take it from me."~Sebastian the Crab, Disney's Little Mermaid. Thanks to the talented student artists at Saint Patrick Catholic School for a sea of color in the main lobby at ORF. On display thru January.