Tag: airport terminal


Improving the security experience at Gatwick?

Improving the security experience at Gatwick?

We hear that Gatwick is planning to significantly enhance the passenger experience when it opens its new South Terminal. New technology is coming including automated barcode scanners replacing boarding-pass checkers.  We understand that the new security lounge will use state of the art crowd-measuring technology to identify the shortest queue. According to the Time to Wander blog, the airport said “we’re going to use colour-coded...

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What will airports of the future look like – a passenger perspective

What will airports of the future look like – a passenger perspective

Following on from the last post is this video from the BBC on the airports of the future: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/fast_track/9443769.stm.  The piece is based around the premise that in 20 years time passenger numbers will double to pass 12 billion so airports and cities will have to cope with more people using and working in them.  One suggestion has been the “aerotropolis” – a city with...

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Airport terminals for people

Airport terminals for people

We came across this really interesting design for the new Terminal 2 at San Francisco International which will be mainly used by Virgin Atlantic.  So much of it seems to have been designed for the people who actually use it – the passenger. We loved the “recompose zone” as you emerge from the stress of security… …other neat features like hydration stations to help people...

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