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Before arriving at the Airport you're probably not wondering why the airport is designed the way it is. Yet, everything you see in an airport has a purpose. Here’s our top 10 ways airports are designed the way they are, and the purpose of each design secret. Subscribe for more! ► http://bit.ly/BeAmazedSubscribe ◄ Stay updated ► http://bit.ly/BeAmazedFacebook https://twitter.com/BeAmazedVideos https://instagram.com/BeAmazedVideos ◄ For copyright queries or general inquiries please get in touch: beamazedvideos@gmail.com Credit: https://pastebin.com/Kfv3M9iu Be Amazed at... Signs - When you’re at the airport, you rely on the signs to point you in the right direction. Walkways - As you’ll see, the reason for many of these designs being the way they are is to prise as much money out of the traveller as possible. The golden hour - Still on moneymaking, let’s explain the concept of the ‘golden hour’. The ‘golden hour’ is what airport managers call the first hour after you’ve cleared security. Windows and lights - Modern airports tend to be designed with lots of glass, such as this one in Indianapolis. Everywhere you turn in new airports, there are huge windows. Departures and arrivals - In most airports, certainly the larger and more modern ones, arrivals is on the ground floor, and departures is on the floor above. Mobile - If you’ve travelled on a plane in the last few years, you’ll know you now have the option to do everything via your phone. Security - Airports are unfortunately prime targets for terrorists, with attackers hitting terminals in Belgium and Turkey over the last couple of years. Floors - Even the floors in airports are designed for a purpose. Firstly there’s wayfinding. In Atlanta , the floor tiles at check-in are coloured to lead you through the airport to the ticket counters. Art - Have you ever wondered why modern airports often contain giant works of art, like this one in Vancouver, or this one in Heathrow? There are many reasons. Queues - When you go to the airport, you’re going to have to queue. It’s a fact of life.
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Sam Gamgee (22 hours ago)
None of this explains why SFO is so badly designed that you never know where you are or how to get anywhere or why they have doofuses on watch as you enter who are so stupid they don't understand about time zones and tell you when you are travelling to the Far East that your ticket is for tomorrow and that you are a day too early.
David Govan (5 days ago)
8:44 I might be wrong but I’m pretty sure that’s a Chinese train station
nikos souvlaki (13 days ago)
0:01 Athens Airport?
theliteshadow24 (15 days ago)
I am pretty sure that saying brits like to queue is stereotypical and racist
Maya Yea DatBitch (15 days ago)
Fascinating
Greg Hilton (16 days ago)
I like the near queue. :)
Jazz1011 (16 days ago)
I’m pretty sure we brits don’t enjoy queues, or atleast I don’t like them
Lava Yuki (28 days ago)
I really like Narita airport, best food options ever and my favourite for the duty free where I load my bags! Heathrow is one airport I don't like to check in luggage, I always have a feeling it will get lost with how chaotic and disorganised it is
Abdi (29 days ago)
look straight on to the "tarmac" use apron for future reference
HonoraryPotatoCabbage (29 days ago)
YOU SAID TARMAC! IT IS RUNWAY! I WILL KILL YOU IN YOUR SLEEP.. ...
the broke mountain biker (1 month ago)
3:17 it's called an apron,taxiway or landing strip ffs.
The drummerboy 121 (1 month ago)
And they STILL have massive queues at arrivals passport control when you can't shop or do anything except wait in line.If airports were this efficient they would sort this mess out especially at Heathrow and Bangkok.So why don't they?
BRING IN THE BRITISH! (1 month ago)
Is it just English airports that do this: When I get through security at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, to get to the gates they give us no choice but to walk right through Duty Free! I always stop to smell the perfumes though.
Nikki Kersey (1 month ago)
WOW... travel around the world but had NO idea about the floor designed for you to follow w/o actually knowing it. Very Cool. Thanks!
Whitcraft playz (1 month ago)
Im british and i HATE queues
Non Wilson (1 month ago)
Wow I didn't realize that there was light and the shape of a roof that gives me directions without asking. I am thankful for that.yay.love the video.
Mister De Porter (1 month ago)
Hey!!! Halifax at 1:30!
wilks john (1 month ago)
Terminal 2 Dublin airport Ireland.... complete disaster. Worst international airport I've ever been in.
I love my friends (1 month ago)
You've scared me because I am going to Turkey next year
Ruby Garcia (1 month ago)
i got an airplane related ad before this video...
MooMoo DIY (1 month ago)
In Madrid, at some gates there are mini playgrounds that have different themes, for example, on our last flight our gate was at the pirate themed park, for this flight it is near the space themed one.
Idrankyourcoffeewhileyouwerereadingmyusername (1 month ago)
they make you dispose of your beverages at the security checkpoint so they can sell more beverages at waiting area.
Survivor Biker (1 month ago)
Just OBAY the TSA. thanks
Wallace Xu (1 month ago)
good stuff. no more shopping after security point :)
Bella Playz (1 month ago)
I think of the airport it is amazing I love flying
Coaster Frenzy (1 month ago)
I noticed something a few years ago, why are most of the signs black, yellow and white?
delwoodbarker (1 month ago)
Phoenix has carpeted walkways, that create drag for wheeled suitcases. Maui has textured tile in the walkways, that also make it harder to roll bags. Smooth, hard surfaces are the best for getting between gates and ground transportation.
T W (1 month ago)
I want to know why the ceilings in airports are so high. Doesn't that make for a much larger load on HVAC systems?
Jonathan Clegg (1 month ago)
Damned*
Jonathan Clegg (1 month ago)
Canned autocorrect it's no*
Jonathan Clegg (1 month ago)
Sorry to seem like an asshole but now part of the exterior of an airport is called the tarmac, it's ramps, fairways and runways please please please get it right.
MantisGaming (1 month ago)
0:36 Qatar Airport!
ecclestonsangel (1 month ago)
Having worked in retail for many years, I've always been hip to the little gimmicks they use no matter where you are, to try to part you from your money. Also, as I'm handicapped and in a wheelchair, the skycap pushing me around will push me right past all the stores unless I specifically ask him to stop.(I rarely do.) I also select my flights frequently based on connection times. I don't like to sit around waiting for my connection; it's painful to my damaged spine. I usually fly with Delta. They have they best connecting times. The longest connecting time I've ever had with Delta for a domestic flight was two hours. That gave me enough time to be taken off my inbound flight wheeled to my connection, take care of my call of nature, grab a bite to eat and be tossed back on to my connection. Most of the time, my connections are just long enough for them to get me off my inbound flight, wheel me to my connection and toss me onto my outbound connection, and that suits me just fine. Delta is a great airline; they treat me like a princess.
John Tiggleman (1 month ago)
"Slay-lom?" Where did you learn to pronounce that? It's "Slah-lom!" Meshugge mamzer.
sssnake_explosion (1 month ago)
8:45 omg no we donttttt!!! 😂 “nobody likes being fat... except maybe americans...”
deep gee (1 month ago)
6 seems very legit reason
Toby1kenobi04 (1 month ago)
In Manchester airport terminal 1 you have no choice but to walk through the perfume section. It’s the only way to the gates.
Chicken Squad (1 month ago)
I just realised by reading down the comments how us Brits talk.
Tyler B (2 months ago)
*tarmac*
Znek (2 months ago)
Around 3:18 there is no such thing as "tarmac" only gates ramps aprons taxiways and runways the word "tarmac" is made by the media. And no I'm not a professor and I don't feel like one so if you hate on me do it
Gatcha lover (2 months ago)
And all me and my brothers really want from the airport is food and toys -_-
Gatcha lover (2 months ago)
Im going to go on a plane in 3 days
Emely Viruet (2 months ago)
I’m leaving next week to the Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 July 26 on Thursday 2018 yes I have to be sooo specific
Min hui Jiang (2 months ago)
GOLDden hour.
TOXICGAMERMLG UK (2 months ago)
I’m British and I can tell you no one likes to queue in Britain we just get on with it
Sal Pitera (2 months ago)
The turning to the left thing is a dumb thought since the left is only relevant to the direction your walking. Duh
Saiyan John (2 months ago)
:O
LemonFlavouredAndroid (2 months ago)
There is no 'tarmac' It's just an area with no name. There's only the runway, taxiway, and apron where planes are. Tarmac is just a shitty way of saying apron, because News Reporters are too lazy to find out the properly official name.
Krisztian Kovacs (2 months ago)
LOL no part of an airport is called the "tarmac"
Daniel Rooney (2 months ago)
I don't care
Pilot Joe B Msp (2 months ago)
3:17 is not called a “tarmac” is called a apron
Blair Williams (2 months ago)
The closest airport I'm by is harts field Jackson the biggest in the world hahaha
LimeAid (2 months ago)
I'm British and got really excited at the queueing bit!
Kurochan_ the_Cat (2 months ago)
I wanted to become left handed so I pull my suitcase with my left hand.
Patty Ann (2 months ago)
MAY THE AIRPLANE OF PROGRESS FLY UP YOUR ASSHOLE.
Skrrakak (2 months ago)
At Manchester Airport you are FORCED to go THROUGH the duty free shop BiZA Also you must pay for TROLLEYS DROPOFF and PICKUP which are stuff that should be free and you should get your money back when you are finished with a trolley Car park is ridiculous 3 pounds 5 minutes 4 pounds 10 minutes
Tokyo Gaijin (2 months ago)
3:41 Japan RAIL Model N500 Shinkansen bullet train. NOT an airplane as most others have already said.
Forestheart (2 months ago)
At 3:17 the airport is seatac international I have been there
Ben ST2 (2 months ago)
APRON* NOT TARMAC
Alexander Shen (2 months ago)
there is no part of an airport known as the tarmac
Luquid (2 months ago)
8:43 we don't like to queue, we just know how to wait in a fucking line
BRING IN THE BRITISH! (1 month ago)
Luquid YES! We have some order and respect, Americans don't!
johnson (2 months ago)
3:42 rectangular windows in a plane ....very funny...seat belts??
VestedUTuber (2 months ago)
Now if only the routes were as convenient as the airports themselves.
Sam Case (2 months ago)
So much footage of Dulles!
TurboAalgaEntertainment (2 months ago)
I'm lefthanded, fuck the system.
Jeff K (2 months ago)
Newark, NJ airport is THE worst!!!!!! Food is very expensive, portions are usually small & you can't even talk to a human... it's ordering from a note pad!!! HORRIBLE!!!!!!!
FaZe Lietuveens (2 months ago)
Rīgas Lidosta lets gooo latvia 🇱🇻🇱🇻🇱🇻🇱🇻🇱🇻
Soviet_Salsa (2 months ago)
At 1:40 the airport shown is zurich flughafen, Switzerland. That place is the small mall they have and s-bahn station
Coltrainkiller (2 months ago)
Heyy halifax airport lol
Derps Builds (2 months ago)
But in Dubai International Airport the arrivals section is on top, and departures is on the bottom part
lepsek (3 months ago)
2:45 At Liszt Ferenc International Airport, you literally walk into the main dutyfree shop after security
Nutt Beggets (3 months ago)
7:12 Really you're not gonna mention the floor design at PDX? Lame
ExtremelyOCD (3 months ago)
Ok, the big art work and statues. "meet me under the giant rabbit". "ok, where are you, there's 100's of people standing here!" (as everyone stands under the damn bunny to meet anyone!
LimeFoster (3 months ago)
"tarmac" kill me
elli003 (3 months ago)
Well number 2 has me baffled ? How about a neon blue bronco with jeweled red eyes at Denver International Airport ?
konmong lo (3 months ago)
so everything i see in a airport is their on purpose!? What if I see a huge hole on the roof! that means that it normal!? wow!
Sasha Samov (3 months ago)
5:11 lol no one walks "straight onto a plane" thats like a 3 hour process.
daniel skiba (3 months ago)
We are all sheeps...?!
Michaela McKay (3 months ago)
Except for the British.... yeah right (!) I'm British. We don't like to queue, we are patient. Trust me, we can be terrors in queues.🇬🇧🇨🇦🇬🇧🇨🇦🇬🇧
Sérgio Loureiro (3 months ago)
Clearly you don't know the Frutiger font!
AndAlpha (3 months ago)
Am I the only one who watches airplane videos before a trip?
Salty Dingell Barry (3 months ago)
I live next to the first airport shown
Lord Sandwich (3 months ago)
You forgot the pianos.
lexzbuddy (3 months ago)
I find most airports a total mess in terms of layout. I never spend anything at all apart from when I must as they are such a rip off. I think that security is a joke and largely overblown. Most airports can be accessed easily from out with the terminal so, it's just a joke all the security the passengers need to go through. Really, airports are boring and soulless places with unhelpful staff and low value for money.
Tom Daniel (3 months ago)
Ha ha I'm left handed take the L
Irish Air Spotter (3 months ago)
Nice example of a motorway the limerick to Dublin motorway
James (3 months ago)
Can you do one about S Korea always being ranked number one but do not employ many of these? Help desks do not have a system to assure proper order. No lights showing the way and immigration that doesnt know how to stamp.
Aniyah Scott (3 months ago)
Honest stiff instead dcyhvi proceed swear diagnosis tribal boy endorse guess
Cooper Lo (3 months ago)
who else gets super excited when you go to the airport?
Lone Pilot 21 (3 months ago)
I am British and we all hate waiting trust me
Ethan Coleman (3 months ago)
You logo sucks
Greg Caesar (3 months ago)
3:41 is a train...
Nolan Huck (3 months ago)
Aaaaaaaa I missed it
Dan909 Weekly (4 months ago)
At Birmingham airport I had no choice but to walk trough a store
EcSight Games (4 months ago)
Why would *Americans* try and pick at the *Queen’s BRITISH ENGLISH* that they are clearly copying poorly.
Robbie berg (4 months ago)
whats the deal with airline food
Barnaby Brown (4 months ago)
The way you said Birmingham made me cringe
Mehul Tanwar (4 months ago)
Are you from Halifax?
lordmick roach (4 months ago)
What a load of shit and bollocks, most countries do not drive on the right you fucking ignorant clown. Most of Africa, Japan, UK, ROI India that is a combinied human count of over 3 billion. Typical bloody yank
123myst (4 months ago)
have you ever noticed in airports the one thing you can never find? a clock! why is that?