It can be quite exhausting waiting for a flight at the airport. Every frequent flyer knows of this problem. There are huge lines which are rather unavoidable and the overall vibe of an airport is that of dismay. It can be especially frustrating when you see children running around the airport while their parents catch the few precious moments of sleep that they can. However, there are some airports which have gotten creative and brought a hint of joy into the lives of the people who are tired of waiting for their flights at the airports.
A Great Welcome
If you come across this sign before you go to the airport, you will automatically be in a better mood because of the compliment that you received at the entrance. Who does not want to be a badass in their lives?
Read While You Wait
Instead of buying a novel that you are never going to read again, this airport is providing free short stories to everyone who is waiting for their flight at the airport. There are different time durations that you can choose from.
For Christmas, this airline provided gifts to all the people who flew with them. Do not worry, their luggage was quite safe and followed soon after the gifts.
Flying Under The Stars
This Red Eye flight simulates the roof of the airplanes to provide you a feeling of magic while you fly. Does it not remind you of the enchanted castle Hogwarts from Harry Potter?
Relax Before You Board
This Canadian airport has Pre-Board Pals that you can play with before you board your flight. Playing with the dogs puts the passengers in a very relaxed mood since they are quite therapeutic to play with.
No one at this New Zealand Airport was prepared for the new decorations. The management put up a huge balloon of Smeagol, the character from The Lord of the Rings.
At Your Service, Ladies
In order to prevent the ladies from having any trouble during their flight, this airport in Columbus, OH provides free tampons and pads for use during flights.
Welcome To Iceland
Nothing says Welcome to Iceland like having an effect in your flight which simulates the Auroras that are awaiting you when you land in Iceland. It is truly a creative way to put you in the mood.
Delay In The Flight
This is how you treat your customers. Since there was a delay in the flight, Delta Airlines provided free Hot Pizza and Soda to all its flyers.
Hall Of Fame
By now everyone should be aware of the things that they are not allowed to take on a flight and yet there is this Hall of Fame of the items that the TSA has confiscated at an airport in Cleaveland, Ohio.
Nap While You Wait
This is a brilliant solution. There is no longer a need to nap in those uncomfortable chairs at the airport. You can rent a nap cabin at this airport and have a short sleep before you fly.
Bringing Your Pet Along?
If you are travelling with a pet, it can be quite hard to find a place at the airport where the pets can go about doing their business. This airport has a special pooping station for the pets.
This airport in Minneapolis-St. Paul has a special section where you can hang around therapy animals while you wait for the boarding to start.
Charity And Gaming
This section at the Stockholm Airport is a must have. All the tokens that go into the arcade games are donated to Red Cross. You can do some good while you wait for your flight to be ready.
Here Comes The Luggage
This is a rather innovative idea. The luggage at this airport in Belgrade comes out of the trunk of a car that is parked into the wall. Such a delight for the eyes.
Watch Where You Are Going
This airplane has cameras in the nose and the tail of the aircraft so that you can always view where your flight is headed on the screens inside the airplane.
Have A Seat
This airport is reaching the epitome of creativity when they created a couch out of the lost luggages that no one claimed. It is a good way to use the resources that you have on you.
Let The Children Play
If you are ever at the Zürich airport in Switzerland, make sure that you check out the children’s playground that they have built in the airport. It is a miniature airport in itself.
All Genders Welcome
This airport is not going to discriminate against anyone or put labels on the genders. They have one washroom which is available for use for all genders.
Claim Baggage In Style
This is the Baggage Claim section at the Wellington Airport. There is a certain freshness to this and we wish that every airport would adopt some version of this style and bring more plants into our lives.
Need Charge? Paddle Up
This is a great way to get some cardio done and also charge up your devices. This is a charging station that generates charge for your devices when you paddle the machines that are attached to it.
Drop Off Your Loved Ones
This local airport has a special section in its drop off zone where couples can kiss and say their goodbyes. However, there are no kisses allowed for more than 3 minutes.
Blending Into The Background
These fire extinguishers at the airport have been brilliantly placed to blend in with the design of the wall. It seems as if the fire extinguishers are actually the oxygen tanks that are being carried by the scuba divers.
Welcome With A Banner
When you are at the airport to pick someone up, it is commonly accepted that you hold up a banner with the person’s name on it. This airport in Amsterdam has a special machine outside the airport where you can print up a banner within a few minutes.
The Pensacola airport has changed the terminals and airlines gates to stargates. However, they seem to have made a mistake by using the X-Wings from the Star Wars universe.
Creative Vomit Bag
This airline is out to get its competitors by suggesting that their competitors’ prices are out to make people vomit quite a lot in disgust. It is a genuinely impressive way to be funny.
Match The Airport
If you ever visit the airport in Portland, you will notice that there is a shop in the airport that sells all sorts of items that match the carpet of the airport.
Stylish Boarding Passes
You know you are an esteemed customer when you receive wooden boarding passes. This airline is out to make everyone feel special by investing into their customers.
Have Fun Sliding
Singapore’s airport is truly a spectacle. It is quite large and there is a fun aspect to it too. There is a slide in the airport which will let you relive your childhood memories.
Read And Be Responsible
This airport has a special vending machine that dispenses out recycled books that you can buy. This is a great way to save the environment and also help your flyers catch up on their reading.
Go On The Treadmill
This is yet another innovative way in which you can charge your phones while you wait at the airport. All you have to do is walk on the treadmill while your phone is plugged in.
Appreciating The TSA
This is an appreciation pillar for the TSA agents. It is also a warning for the people who wish to carry guns on their flight.
Desk Out Of A Turbine
Like the airport before which had made a couch out of luggage, this airport has made a desk out of a turbine of an airplane.
At the San Jose International Airport, there is a piano in the middle of the waiting lounge. There is a sign next to it that says that you can play the piano to entertain others while they wait.
Feelings At The Airport
This airport serves chocolate bars that have covers depicting the way that you are feeling at the airport. Each bar has a different flavor to suit the feeling.
Not A Baggage Carousel
It seems like the airport in Stockholm has another surprise in its creative items lists. This is not a baggage carousel but is actually a sofa that is in the shape of a carousel.
Tribute To The Beastie Boys
This airport has a tribute to the Beastie Boys and has a found a creative way to change the lyrics of the song to suit the theme of the airport.
Draining Done Right At The Airport
This airport has a special drain that was custom made for the airport. The drain is made in the shape of an airplane and it is quite cool to see such attention to detail.
Enjoy Your Beverage
This airline has a cup holder on the outside of the tray in front of your seat. This is so that you can enjoy your drink while you have extra space for your legs.
CPR Saves Lives
This airport has a machine that is customized to teach you CPR while you are waiting for your flight at the airport. It is a great way to learn a new skill that might come in handy some day.
Passport Control Floor
This airport has customized its floor to the control how people stand in the queue. It depends on how you have your passport open that you stand in the line to help control the crowd in an organized manner.
Relax With Nature
This is the Schiphol airport in Amsterdam. There are natural trees all around and you also get to sit on bean bags to bring you comfort instead of the uncomfortable airport chairs.
Movies At The Airport
This airport has a movie theatre that has a showtime with short movies that you can watch and finish before your flight starts boarding.
Caution! Wet Floor
This airport has a special sign that has a warning for the wet floors. The sign is in the shape of a banana and it is quite cool.
Charging Points For Everyone
The designer of this airport was really smart and has provided a charging point for everyone who is waiting. Otherwise, there are charging points in some corners and people are always huddled around them.
All The Plug Configurations
This airport has outlets that fit all the plug configurations in the world. This is a boon for the international travellers who do not want to carry adapters.
Going To The North Pole
It seems like this airport in Australia is going to have a surprise visitor from the North Pole. We just hope that it is time to send gifts during the Holidays.
Providing The Entertainment
This airport in Toronto is providing iPads and enhanced seating arrangements for everyone who is waiting for their flights to start boarding.
Forked Hand Rails
This shuttle at the Denver International Airport has forked hand rails so that more people can hold on to the rails.
Columns In The Baggage Claim Area
This is the baggage claim section at the Sacramento Airport. They are purely decorative and are meant to scare people that their luggage is also being handled like this.