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This Dutch Airport Has One Of The Lowest Final Approaches In The World

Gilze-Rijen is — according to The Aviationist — one of the airports with the lowest final approaches in the world. They get so low that, when you are there, you think they are going to touch down on the road that crosses the head of the runway. In fact that has happened.


Airports Are Pretty Awesome When They're Not Stressing You Out

The default emotions in airports are pretty much all negative. You’re either late, exhausted, frustrated, hungry, regretting Panda Express, remembering all the crucial things that were in the checked bag you’ll never see again, or composing a complaint letter/Tweet in your head. But airports are also beautiful.


New Bridge Will Let People Walk From San Diego To Tijuana Airport

San Diego’s airport has been too small for almost a hundred years — the city made its first plans for a replacement back in 1923. Now, after decades of failed expansion plans, private investors are slated to begin construction on their own solution: build a pedestrian bridge to the nearest airport… in Mexico. The market finds a way!


Watching Planes Take Off And Land Is Like Playing A Video Game

This timelapse video shows the controlled chaos that is aeroplanes taking off and landing at San Francisco International Airport. If you ever played Flight Control on your phone, it’s pretty much exactly as impossible as that.


Do Airport Scanners Kill Kindles?

No, not scanners of the infamous head exploding type. Think more X-Ray scanners, and the many tales you’ve heard about them wiping film and damaging electronics. Could they be killing Kindles as well?


Australian Airports Getting High Tech Parking (But Will It Work?)

The Australian reports on the installation of what they’re calling high-tech sensors at Canberra and Brisbane airports that’ll allow the same kinds of parking automation you find in the average shopping centre. If it’s anything like my local shopping centre, expect chaos.


Android Grows, But Apple Still Dominates Airport Wi-Fi Networks

If you’re in an airport and using the public Wi-Fi, chances are you are reading this post on your smartphone or tablet. And for 83 per cent of you, this mobile device is either an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.


Do Time Capsule, Airport Shortages Mean WWDC Refreshes Likely?

The word from Apple is that WWDC is going to be a softwarepalooza, no iDevices invited. But what if some of Apple’s hardware is integral to its iCloud strategy? Like, say, Airport Extreme, Airport Express, and Time Capsule?


The TSA Let A Loaded Gun Get On An Aeroplane

A man accidentally brought his loaded .40 calibre gun onto the aeroplane. He didn’t know he had it. Neither did the TSA, who completely missed it during its scan and allowed it to be brought onboard. Apparently, this happens a lot.


Airport Lingerie Woman Posed For Playboy In 1997

Another mystery solved: The black-laced blonde bombshell protagonist of the most stupid and surreal TSA action to date posed naked for Playboy in 1997. No kidding. The surgeon was really a Playboy bunny, and here’s the proof.