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70 Advanced Airport Additions

From Airport Relaxation Pods to In-Air Customs Clearances

— May 17, 2013 — Art & Design
Given the extended periods of time many people spend waiting in airports, it stands to reason that there is a large demand for airport innovations.

Comfort is a significant concern when sitting at the airport for hours at a time. For that reason, a multitude of seating options have been created, from adjustable airport seats to secluded sleeping pods.

Flight security has also become an issue at airports. However, technologies like liquid-testing lasers and full body scanners are being implemented to keep flights safe.

Though many airport innovations have a focus on keeping travelers safe and comfortable, airports are turning to gimmicks to attract more traffic. Spaces like Hobbit-based lounges and floating airports are created to attract more visitors based on their novelty.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
70
Inhaling Bomb Sensors
Inhaling Bomb Sensors
Japan's Explosives Detector Can Find Threatening Materials in a Single Puff
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69
Waitless Luggage Claim Devices
Waitless Luggage Claim Devices
The Baggage Tray System Promises 100% Accuracy with Fast Deliveries
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68
In-Air Customs Clearances
In-Air Customs Clearances
On-Board Biometric Immigration Checks Coming to a Major Asian Airport
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67
Shipped Parcel Monitors
Shipped Parcel Monitors
The DropTag Lets You Check a Sealed Package's Condition
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66
Airport Security Tunnels
Airport Security Tunnels
The Checkpoint of the Future Will Expedite Air Travel Safety Measures
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65
Airport Tablet Areas
Airport Tablet Areas
OTG Management Provides Free iPads For Use Between Flights
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64
Liquid-Testing Lasers
Liquid-Testing Lasers
The Cobalt Insight100 Could Change Airport Security Measures
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63
Branching Aerodome Beams
Branching Aerodome Beams
The Oita Airport Lounge by Takao Shiotsuka is Inspired by Nature
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62
Musical Baggage Walkways
Musical Baggage Walkways
'Me-lo-di' is a Luggage Path That Lets Travelers Make Music
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61
Pumpkin-Shaped Airports
Pumpkin-Shaped Airports
Wellington International Airport Unveils its New Terminal Named The Rock
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60
Enlightening Airport Areas
Enlightening Airport Areas
The SFO Yoga Room Gives Travelers a Place to Calm the Mind
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59
Fast Food Style Flying
Fast Food Style Flying
The Büro FÜR Mehr Drive Through Airport System is Convenient
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58
Airport Security Brain Fingerprinting
Airport Security Brain Fingerprinting
Behavioral Intent Research
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57
Intelligent Surveillance Cameras
Intelligent Surveillance Cameras
Smart CCTV Cameras Recognize Suspicious Behavior
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56
Identity-Examining Devices
Identity-Examining Devices
The 'Generation P' 3D Scanner Looks Eerily Avant-Garde
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55
Interior Navigators
Interior Navigators
Google Maps Indoors Helps You Find Your Way Inside Large Buildings
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54
Sinuous Duty Free Shops
Sinuous Duty Free Shops
The Wiener Walzer Shelving is Inspired by the Famous Viennese Waltz
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53
Lifesaving Luggage Locators
Lifesaving Luggage Locators
The Trakdot Keeps Tabs on Your Suitcase When Your Airline Cannot
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52
Enveloping Teepee Chairs
Enveloping Teepee Chairs
The Cocoon Armchair Offers Private Relaxation in Public
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51
Elderly Air Travel Aids
Elderly Air Travel Aids
The Airport Compass Helps Guide Travelers to Their Gates
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50
Gadget-Powering Luggage
Gadget-Powering Luggage
The Rolling Suitcase Charger Provides a Boost for Technology
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49
Ant-Sized Airports
Ant-Sized Airports
Miniature Airport Exhibit Opens at Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg
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48
Chic Tech-Infused Airports
Chic Tech-Infused Airports
The Virgin America SFO Terminal Acknowledges Tech-Savvy Travelers
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47
Free-Use Tablet Terminals
Free-Use Tablet Terminals
Use an iPad Free of Charge in the Delta iPad Terminal at JFK
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46
House-Like Airport Terminals
House-Like Airport Terminals
IKEA VIP Lounge in France Helps Travelers Alleviate Stress
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45
Astronaut-Accommodating Airports
Astronaut-Accommodating Airports
The Virgin Galactic 'Spaceport America' is the First of Its Kind
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44
Smart Sensored Luggage
Smart Sensored Luggage
The Hop! Following Suitcase Won't Get Lost
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43
Rideable Luggage Carts
Rideable Luggage Carts
The Human Drive 3Roll Trolley Makes Traveling More Fun
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42
Futuristic Flying Airports
Futuristic Flying Airports
The Airborne Metro Uses Nuclear Power to Cut Costs of Travel
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41
Airport Getaways
Airport Getaways
The Mestia Airport by J. Mayer H. Doubles as a Ski Resort
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40
Weather-Synced Art Installations
Weather-Synced Art Installations
The Dynamic eCloud Sculpture at San Jose International Airport
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39
Adjustable Airport Seats
Adjustable Airport Seats
This Adjustable Airport Seat is Great for Sitting and Napping
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38
Seismic Superstructures
Seismic Superstructures
The Sabiha Gokcen International Airport Can Withstand Severe Earthquakes
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37
Advertising Airport Seats
Advertising Airport Seats
The Beetling Airport Seat Turns Pre-Flight Seats into Billboards
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36
Vertical Lake-Like Structures
Vertical Lake-Like Structures
Urban Art Projects & Ned Kahn Build a Kinetic Wall
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35
Retro Waiting Room Seating
Retro Waiting Room Seating
Pierre Paulin's Concorde Chair Was Originally Made for Airport Lounges
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34
Business Backpack Chairs
Business Backpack Chairs
The Restpoint Personal Seating Chair Makes Traveling Comfortable
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33
Space-Age Airline Pavilions
Space-Age Airline Pavilions
The Midfield Terminal Airport Complex Features a Futuristic Design
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32
Illuminated Airport Seats
Illuminated Airport Seats
Marcial Ahsayane's Airport Seating is Transformable Terminal Furniture
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31
Extraterrestrial Airport Terminals
Extraterrestrial Airport Terminals
Ed Lopez Imagines Year 3000 Travel in 'Space Port'
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30
Industrial Public Perches
Industrial Public Perches
The Nanu Bench Commands a Presence in Massive Civic Spaces
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29
Anonymous Airport Security Scanners
Anonymous Airport Security Scanners
Companies Update Software to Protect Privacy and Decency
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28
Sci-Fi Sailboat-Style Airports
Sci-Fi Sailboat-Style Airports
The New Kuwait International Airport Flies into the Future
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27
Traveling Laptop Desks
Traveling Laptop Desks
The Andrew Liszewski CartDesk Allows Easy Typing on the Go
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26
Airport VIP For Pets
Airport VIP For Pets
Lufthansa Frankfurt Animal Lounge
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25
Shimmering Sky-High Airports
Shimmering Sky-High Airports
3DReid Architects' Farnborough Airport is a Winning Innovation
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24
Luxury Airport Waiting Rooms
Luxury Airport Waiting Rooms
The 'Virgin Upper Class Lounge' is High-Society Relaxation
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23
Major League Lounge Chairs
Major League Lounge Chairs
Yoonjung Heo's 'Baseball Furniture' is Designed for Big League Airports
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22
Intuitive Airport Installations
Intuitive Airport Installations
Christopher Janney's 'Harmonic Convergence' Combines Light & Sound
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21
Hobbit Home Airports
Hobbit Home Airports
The Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge Has a Circular Motif
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20
Airport Resting Chambers
Airport Resting Chambers
The Sleep Box Concept by Arch Group is Sure to Take Flight
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19
Illustrated Airplane Tickets
Illustrated Airplane Tickets
FastJet Airline Branding Animates the Tedious Airport Experience
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18
Stylish Airport Seating
Stylish Airport Seating
These Vitra Chairs Will Ensure Travelers Stay in Their Seats
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17
Indoor Airport Parks
Indoor Airport Parks
The Schiphol Airport Park Allows Passengers to Relax Before Take-Off
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16
Sinuous Slumber Pods
Sinuous Slumber Pods
SleepBox by Caspar Lohner Offers Peace in Busy Environments
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15
Compact Airport Castles
Compact Airport Castles
The Dream and Fly Micro Hotel is Jet Set on Making You Comfortable
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14
Elevated Ecological Airports
Elevated Ecological Airports
Symbiotic Vaulting Lets Nature, Neighborhoods and Airlines to Coexist
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13
Futuristic Floating Airports
Futuristic Floating Airports
The London Britannia Airport Will Have Underwater Tunnels
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12
In-Airport Playgrounds
In-Airport Playgrounds
The Schiphol Departure Lounge 4 Lets Kids Play During Layover
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11
Manga Airport Lounges
Manga Airport Lounges
The Tao Yuan International Aiport in Taiwan is Adorned in Hello Kitty
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10
Covered Airport Pods
Covered Airport Pods
Abu Dhabi Airport's Sleeping Pods Will Have You Relaxing Like a Baby
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9
Airplane Playground Equipment
Airplane Playground Equipment
This Giant Slide Extends from the Side of a Tupolev Tu-124 Jet
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8
Public Privacy Pods
Public Privacy Pods
The 'Nucleo' Pod for Personal Space or Quiet Meeting Place
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7
Anti-Social Seating
Anti-Social Seating
The CALA Indoors Bench by Veronica Martinez Faces Two Directions
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6
Virtual Triage Kiosks
Virtual Triage Kiosks
The Smart Consulting Service Helps Patients Admit Themselves into Hospital
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5
Prodigious Accessory Pavilions
Prodigious Accessory Pavilions
Beijing World Jewelry Expo is an Epic Edifice to Exhibit Tiny Items
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4
Airport Relaxation Pods
Airport Relaxation Pods
Obsideon from Roger Kellenberger Offers Weary Travelers a Place to Rest
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3
Temporary Transit Motels (UPDATE)
Temporary Transit Motels (UPDATE)
The SleepBox Debuts in International Airports Around the Globe
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2
Cavernous Shelving Units
Cavernous Shelving Units
The Cave-Like Wooden Installation is a Grand Retail Display
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1
Boxed Bedding Hotels
Boxed Bedding Hotels
Arch Group Presents a Hotel Made from Modular Sleeping Rooms
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