Traveling by plane is already a normal part of our life, especially when you’re about to go on holiday. What not everybody is not thinking is that the airports are becoming everyday a bigger part of our travels.. Many flights are cancelled every hour, what about the people who have to wait hours of sometimes an entire night waiting for the next flight? The airport already thought about that, in fact now all the most important once hired interior designers, architects, engineers to re-design all the spaces in an airport, trying to make the waiting less stressful and more enjoyable. Some example: in San Francisco and in Dallas they already prepared areas for yoga classes. In other airports they made trekking routes, or simply walking routes, in Singapore even swimming pools and cinema, in New York lounge bar fancy enough to be in the city centre, in Vancouver they also put an huge aquarium.. But why airports care about how the passengers feel? Why are they investing so much money not for improving the flights but for the costumers? There’s a simple answer for that: because what people are spending and buying at the airport is the biggest business for them, almost more than the flights!! The more they buy, the more the airports gains! So now it’s their interest to make the common areas the most comfortable as possible!
(in the pics: Yoga room in San Francisco Int. Airport)
What I want to say is that in the past the airport was just a place to take a flight and not to stay no longer than a couple of hours, now instead it has become a big and an important part of the travel, so it’s everybody’s interest that it has to be the less stressful as possible and well serviced at the same time.
(in the pics: swimming pools in Singapore Int. Airport)
There are also sites that rates the airports according to how comfortable is that and which is better to spend a night if you’re flight is cancelled.. In other words it’s rated like an hotel!
(in the pics: few lounge bars at JFK in NYC)
(in the pics: huge aquarium in Vancouver Int. Airport)
What will be the next step? Probably they’ll become an huge supermarket, where people can find everything and they won’t be sad if they forget something at home..