About This Site
How it all started
I asked my husband to mail something for me on his way through the Detroit airport.
He said, “How do you know there’s a mailbox there?”
I said, “It’s an airport. There’s a mailbox.”
He said, “Okay. Where is it?”
I thought it would be as simple as looking at the Detroit airport website, but no such luck. Every restaurant, ATM, and toilet is listed, but not the mailbox. Even my friend Google came up empty handed.
The next time we were at the Detroit airport, I spotted the mailbox. I said, “There it is!” and then I thought, “Wouldn’t it be great to have a site where people could submit airport mailbox locations so that other mail-minded travelers could easily find mailboxes in airports around the world?”
And this is that site.
If you ever have to mail a bill before you go on vacation or you need to mail your knitting needles or your favorite pocket knife home, this site might come in handy. Or, you know, if you just like to send mail. It’s good for that too.
I need your help!
This site needs your submissions to be truly useful. I’ve personally covered Detroit and I’m poking around the internet to find info on airports that put it out there, but who’s going to cover the rest? You. (And you and you and you!)
Use this form to submit a mailbox or email me at airportmailboxes [at] gmail [dot] com with the airport and mailbox location. Bonus information you might want to include:
- a map with an X on the location of the mailbox (treasure map!)
- a photo of the mailbox (I love pictures)
- GPS coordinates (this would be awesome)
- and anything else interesting you might want to share about the mailbox — is it difficult to find? Is it before or after security? Anything else interesting to see or do nearby? You get the idea.
And who the heck am I?
Just a person who loves mail and loves airports. My name is Kelly and I thought this would be fun to do.
So let’s have fun with it!
Email: airportmailboxes [at] gmail [dot] com
PO Box 6591
Alameda CA 94501
(Perhaps you’ll send me something from an airport mailbox? That would be great!)