Visiting an airport is always fun, and you learn something new about aviation. Airports are the second home for frequent travelers. You still think that airports are pick up and drop points. But apart from being pickup points, there are certain secret things which you probably don’t know. Various mysteries revolve around airports. In this article, we’ll shed light on these mysteries, and you’ll even get to know exciting things about airports.
Airport Staff Members Sell The Lost Luggage
During the holiday season or New Year Eve, airports are mostly busy and crowded. During this vacation time, there are higher chances that you lose or leave anything at the airport. According to the rules, staff should transfer the lost bags and purses to the airport storage area. The lost stuff has been safely kept in the storage area for the next three months. Yes, the passengers can restore their bags within 90 days. The containers which are misplaced by the airlines are also available in this storage area. Airlines and airport staff try their best to track down the owners of the lost stuff. Airports transfer the lost items to charities, or they put for auction to gain some cash. Recently Bangalore airport organized an auction for the unclaimed luggage to get rid of the lost stuff.
The Alphabet ‘X’ In Airport Codes Doesn’t Have Any Meaning
The majority of Hollywood films feature Los Angeles International Airport scenes. Yes, you might have seen that individuals are flying to and fro from this airport in the movies. Do you know that the letter ‘X’ in the word ‘LAX’ doesn’t mean anything? Yes, in 1983, IATA (International Air Transport Association) changed the airport coding rule. According to the latest law, Airport code should consist of 3 alphabets. Therefore, destinations like Los Angeles have policies of 3 letters usually placed in the end or middle of the systems.
Air Traffic Controller (ATC) Towers Are The Most Peaceful Place
You might be thinking that working in the ATC tower is a bit challenging. But actually, the environment of the ATC tower is mostly stress-free. The individuals working in the ATC towers work in a peaceful environment. According to various rumors and film shots, ATC tower is a hectic place where individuals are shouting and continuously rushing here and there. But actually, things are opposite, and we shouldn’t trust these rumors.
Celebrities Don’t Board The Aircraft Like Other Passengers
You might be a famous personality in your school or college. But the domestic and international airports have special entrance and exit points for the celebrities. Celebrities board their airplanes through a secret door that is next to the jet bridge. Airlines like British Airways and Delta use Porsche and Lamborghini to transfer celebrities and people in business to the airplanes. But this particular arrangement is too expensive.