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Where Your Luggage Goes After You Check It (And Why The Airline Keeps Losing It)

I just cannot stop watching this hypnotising video created by Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport and edited by Thrillist. They strapped a 360-degree camera on a checked bag and documented a dizzying POV as the luggage made its way through an insane maze of elevators, conveyor belts and endless shelves.


A Day In The Life Of An Airport

Video: Here’s a timelapse and tilt shift video of a day in Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan. It’s a wonderful look into the puzzle of how a big time airport works but is also totally beautiful to see the lights of aeroplanes land and fly out of the runway. It’s like man made moving stars skimming across the sky. Just beautiful.


Musician Collapses Wearing All His Clothes To Beat Budget Airline Fees

Musician James McElvar used a sitcom-style idea to beat easyJet’s baggage restrictions, taking all of his clothes out of his bag and wearing them to avoid a fee to check his case — only to collapse on the flight from heat exhaustion.


North Korea's New Airport Has A Chocolate Fountain And A Dark History

Kim Jong-un showed off North Korea’s modern international airport this week, which includes a rich cornucopia of duty-free goods, “espresso-based drinks” and other luxuries. But the story behind the airport’s design is unmistakably tyrannical.


Beijing's New Airport Terminal Looks More Like A Gigantic Spaceport

Check out Beijing’s new airport terminal by Zaha Hadid: 700,000 square metres in total, with an 80,000 square metre ground transportation centre. It kind of looks like the mother of New Mexico’s spaceport, from where Virgin Galactic operates.


Tools You Can (And Should!) Take On Planes

You needn’t sacrifice basic preparedness — for the outdoors, for fixing stuff or for first aid — just because you’re flying somewhere carry-on only. These are the tools you can take on planes, how to pack them and how to use them.


Ebola Airport Screenings Won't Do A Damn Thing

Along with shoe X-rays and toiletries in ziploc bags, we can now welcome fever checks as the latest addition to airport security theatre. Today, US officials announced they will screen passengers coming to five major airports from the African countries hit worst by Ebola — despite no real evidence that it will make us safer.


This TSA Checkpoint Is Carved Entirely Out Of Wood

Would a trip through airport security be a little better if it looked like this? Roxy Paine, a New York artist, has painstakingly whittled every last detail of a TSA checkpoint, rendering everything from the X-ray monitor to the plastic boxes for our belongings in smooth, sanded maple.


How One Airport Will Frack For Gas Under Active Runways

Pittsburgh International Airport has seen better days. Saddled with debt from building now unused gates, the troubled airport is expanding into a completely different business: fracking. The airport will stay open as drillers tap the gas reserves underneath, thanks to a technique called horizontal drilling.


Cool Star Wars Video Transforms Real-World Airport Into Imperial Base

Star Wars fan Frank Wunderlich turned the German airport of Frankfurt into a base for the Imperial Navy thanks to the wonders of 3D and compositing. Despite some failures here and there, it’s a great scene full of shuttles and Imperial walkers.


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