Best Airport Newsstand / Travel Essential (2017)


Whether you're in search of a good airplane read, need an aspirin to kill a headache or simply want a quick pre-flight snack, these 10 airport shops, nominated as the best newsstands and travel essentials by Airport Revenue News and voted to the top by USA TODAY 10Best readers, have you covered with a range of travel essentials.

  • North Loop Market

    North Loop Market
    Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

    In addition to selling convenience store items, snacks and beverages, North Loop Market at MSP also carries Minnesota merchandise and souvenirs.
    Photo courtesy of North Loop Market

  • Hudson News/Discover

    Hudson News/Discover
    San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

    Situated in the Terminal C boarding area, Hudson News/Discover blends the newsstand conveniences you'd expect of a Hudson News with local and regional products celebrating San Francisco art, history, culture and attractions.
    Photo courtesy of Hudson News/Discover

  • Relay

    Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

    Relay at Toronto Pearson has travelers covered with all the essentials, including grab-and-go items, books, newspapers, magazines, electronics, tobacco products, health essentials and travel accessories.
    Photo courtesy of Relay

  • The Washington Informer

    The Washington Informer
    Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

    Located near baggage claim on the lower level of Washington Dulles International, The Washington Informer newsstand gives travelers a place to pick up last-minute snacks, beverages, gifts or reading materials.
    Photo courtesy of The Washington Informer

  • 7-Eleven

    Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

    The first airport location of the popular convenience store brand, the 7-Eleven inside LAX offers various travel essentials as well as hot and fresh foods and signature Big Gulps and Slurpees.
    Photo courtesy of 7-Eleven

  • Air Essentials

    Air Essentials
    Miami International Airport (MIA)

    Air Essentials, a convenience store-like concept at Miami International Airport, offers over-the-counter medication, snacks, candy, beverages and various health and beauty aids, travel accessories and even souvenirs.
    Photo courtesy of AirEssentials

  • Shellis News

    Shellis News
    Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)

    Shellis News, a local Atlanta brand, has a presence inside Hartsfield-Jackson, where travelers can buy reading materials, health and beauty products, travel accessories, packaged snacks and souvenirs.
    Photo courtesy of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

  • Univision

    Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

    Travelers shopping at Univision inside DFW can watch English and Spanish Univision programming while browsing for news, electronics, travel accessories or cold beverages.
    Photo courtesy of Univision

  • Texas Monthly News

    Texas Monthly News
    George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

    Located in Terminal A at George Bush Intercontinental, Texas Monthly News stocks a wide selection of local, regional, national and international newspapers, as well as magazines, travel accessories and essentials.
    Photo courtesy of Texas Monthly News

  • Hudson (JFK)

    Hudson (JFK)
    John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

    Hudson Booksellers, located post-security in Terminal 7 near Gate 6, stocks a wide array of books and magazines for flyers looking for a good read in-flight. Hudson News is well represented throughout the airport.
    Photo courtesy of Hudson Booksellers

The top 10 winners in the category Best Airport Newsstand / Travel Essential are as follows:

  1. North Loop Market - Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
  2. Hudson News/Discover - San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  3. Relay - Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
  4. The Washington Informer - Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
  5. 7-Eleven - Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  6. Air Essentials - Miami International Airport (MIA)
  7. Shellis News - Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
  8. Univision - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
  9. Texas Monthly News - George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
  10. Hudson - John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

Airport Revenue News (ARN) worked with industry experts to vet and nominate 15 finalists in this category, and USA TODAY 10Best readers had four weeks to vote daily for their favorites.

10Best and USA TODAY extend their congratulations to all the winning airport concessions.

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