To help airline passengers deal with travel anxiety, San Francisco International Airport has hired the nation’s first airport therapy pig. LiLou wears costumes and performs tricks to help travelers calm down before boarding their flights.
The FAA considered building a fake Havana airport in south Florida in the 1960s to address a spree of skyjackings. Many plane hijackers at the time wanted to fly to Cuba. They would have landed at the phony airport, thinking they were in Havana, then been surprised and arrested by U.S. agents. It didn’t exist because it was “too expensive”.
A man wore 70 items of clothing in a Chinese airport to avoid the bagging charge.
Houston airport received many complaints about baggage wait times. In response, they moved baggage claim further away so the walk was longer than the wait. The number of complaints dropped.