Best Airport Newsstand / Travel Essential (2018)


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 have you covered with a range of travel essentials.  

  • 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 Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

  • Air Essentials

    Air Essentials
    Tampa International Airport (TPA)

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

  • WhereTraveler Books

    WhereTraveler Books
    John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

    Situated in JFK's JetBlue Terminal (Terminal 5), WhereTraveler Books sells a variety of books, maps and other travel planning materials. Shoppers can watch travel tips on flat screen TVs while browsing travel essentials, electronics and colorful reusable water bottles.
    Photo courtesy of John F. Kennedy International Airport

  • Arroyo Trading Post

    Arroyo Trading Post
    Tucson International Airport (TUS)

    Besides the usual snacks and travel essentials, Arroyo Trading Post in Tucson International's Center Gallery sells pastries and treats from local Agustin Kitchen.
    Photo courtesy of Tucson International Airport

  • Hudson (SEA)

    Hudson (SEA)
    Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

    The Hudston store at Seattle–Tacoma International Airport carries all the essential travel items in addition to souvenirs and even pre-paid SIM cards. 
    Photo courtesy of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

  • NewsLink

    Miami International Airport (MIA)

    With locations throughout MIA's Terminal D, NewsLink stocks a broad variety of travel essentials, including newspapers, magazines, the latest bestsellers, snacks, beverages and gifts.
    Photo courtesy of Miami International Airport

  • Utah Market

    Utah Market
    Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)

    In addition to its wide variety of travel essentials, SLC's Utah Market stocks thoughtful state-made products perfect for gifting. 
    Photo courtesy of Salt Lake City International Airport

  • New York Times

    New York Times
    Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)

    This New York Times-sponsored shop at Detroit Metropolitan Airport provides passengers with all those last-minute travel necessities, such as reading materials, snacks, gifts and souvenirs. 
    Photo courtesy of Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

  • District Market

    District Market
    San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

    District Market, situated in the boarding area of San Francisco International Airport's Terminal 3, sells everything you might need before hopping on the plane – snacks, books, newspapers, gifts and apparel. 
    Photo courtesy of San Francisco International Airport

  • Gaslamp Quarter News

    Gaslamp Quarter News
    San Diego International Airport (SAN)

    Fashioned after the iconic wrought iron gate of San Diego's hip Gaslamp Quarter, this airport newsstand stocks all the travel essentials and is part of the airport's sustainability-focused SAN Green Concessions program.
    Photo courtesy of San Diego International Airport


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

  1. Univision - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
  2. Air Essentials - Tampa International Airport (TPA)
  3. WhereTraveler Books - John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
  4. Arroyo Trading Post - Tucson International Airport (TUS)
  5. Hudson - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
  6. NewsLink - Miami International Airport (MIA)
  7. Utah Market - Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
  8. New York Times - Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)
  9. District Market - San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  10. Gaslamp Quarter News - San Diego International Airport (SAN)

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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