To reconnect with irritated and discombobulated travelers, airports around the world are reinventing themselves as relaxing destinations—complete with pools, golf courses, and movie theaters—rather than just the awful place where they search your bags before you get on a plane.
Business travel, especially across multiple times zones, can be stressful and leave you feeling less than your best. But jet lag be damned: Making room for "personal artifacts" helps overcome the stress and puts you back on top when you're working far away from home.
Airlines can easily lose millions of dollars when winter storms muck up travel schedules. To stop those losses, some airports are looking to systems that use the abnormally hot temperatures on summer tarmacs to melt ice during colder times.
If you’ve visited L.A. recently, you know that food trucks are as insufferably pervasive as caterers with headshots. They’re so ubiquitous, in fact, that soon, you’ll be able to visit a mobile kitchen the moment you step off the airplane.
Dutch design agency UXUS and airport retail service provider HMSHost are set to whip up what’s gotta’ be the world’s first in-airport food truck. Slated for LAX’s Terminal 4, the truck will preside over a new food court inspired by Grand Central Market, a big gourmet funhouse in downtown L.A.