When you see CNN playing in airport terminals you’re actually watching a special version of the channel CNN produces just for airports. Is it just regular CNN with no mention at all of missing flights and aviation disasters when they occur. The network’s digital on-screen graphics are designed larger than industry standards, to allow readability of fonts at a distance.
CNN pays airports to show news on their TVs. It’s not normal CNN but a special version that excludes any stories about plane crashes.
Barra Airport in Scotland is the only airport in the world where scheduled flights use a tidal beach as the runway, thus the flight schedule varies with the tides.
There is an airport in Italy that will let you bring 500g of liquid on a plane, so long as it is Pesto.
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.