Interesting things may be found in airports.
Many people consider them to be their second home, while for others, they are only a transportation hub.
Many people are fascinated by airports because of their size and complexity.
Below are some of the few unknown and unexpected facts about airports that may help explain some of their mystery.
1. Airports Often Sell Lost Luggage
If you lose something or have something stolen from you at the terminal, it will be stored for up to ninety days.
Even lost bags from airlines count. However, the airline must try to locate the luggage's owner before the airport auctions it off.
Airports remove these goods from storage areas and either give them to charitable organizations or sell them at auction for a profit.
Bangalore Airport organized an auction for undeclared luggage last year to eliminate the growing mountain of "lost" items.
2. Landing Slots: Huge Business
Airlines must pay outrageous fees to airport terminals for the right to use their runways on particular days or at specific times.
In actuality, airlines buy and sell or exchange these landing slots.
As an illustration, in 2016, Oman Air paid $75,000,000 to Air France for an early arrival time at London's Heathrow Airport.
One of the main causes of the recent ten-year surge in the ticket has been the high cost of landing slots.
3. Celebs Don’t Board Normally
You could be flying with a renowned person, but you won't likely be aware of it.
Celebrity check-ins and security procedures are different at larger airports. They frequently use a hidden entrance next to the jet bridge to enter their aircraft immediately.
Airlines like United & Delta in the US employ a Porche or Cadillac to covertly transport VIPs from the airport terminal structure to the aircraft.
Unfortunately, this type of treatment is not reasonably priced!
4. Airports Make Airlines Look Punctual
Only 74% of the 8,50,000 flights worldwide that were the subject of a travel survey in 2017 landed on time.
Airports alter arrival times to account for delays and give the impression that flights are more reliable than they are.
5. Celebrity Chefs Do Not Run Airport Restaurants
On your next stopover, if you see a restaurant owned by a famous chef, the odds are good that the chef doesn't manage it.
Specialized airport restaurant firms manage these shops at an airport due to challenging logistics and security requirements.
As a result, even if you might enjoy your dinner, it won't likely be as delicious as it would be had you visited their actual location.
6. ATC Towers Are Calm
Contrary to common opinion, those who work in the Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower do not experience stress at work.
An ATC station controller claimed in a question and answered session with an online news magazine that, contrary to popular belief, it is not a busy environment where people continuously shout and hurl objects at one another.
He continued by saying that visitors are often taken aback by the calm atmosphere found within an ATC tower.
7. Airport operators purposefully prolong queues.
Airport Terminals are huge, especially where the boarding gates are located!
But why does there only seem to be one line leading to a certain flight, even during rush hour traffic?
This isn't because it's more practical, but rather because a single line makes it seem more equitable to those waiting in it that everyone is experiencing the same rigors.
Airports may be a matter of some debate; occasionally, you'll find one that's bustling with people, your favorite eateries, and stores. For instance, as you're waiting for your departure, you discover yourself wishing the time would pass faster as you glance across the same walls and floors and the one little shop.