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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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powerone1 (20 hours ago)
You should never buy anything other than snacks in a airport. Everything is overpriced.
Collin Bru (3 days ago)
Who saw the cat liter music video commercial?
Toest Is Bread (5 days ago)
Pause at 7:42, the guy on the left grabs his crotch looking for his phone.
High Peak Adventures (8 days ago)
2:55 Buffalo
rleready2 (10 days ago)
Dislike everyone he told Tarmac.
Mike Overbeck (19 days ago)
2:56 is the buffalo niagara airport before the remodel i believe
Jim T (19 days ago)
Its also why airports also want you to checkin 3 hrs before intl flight.
Wendi Love (20 days ago)
Me when i first flied: ohh lookie so many *Koreans* here and oh look a *"weight station"* (it was for checking the amount of kg that your luggage had). So basically i wasn't excited to the place i was going to 😂
Mohammad Tohidi (23 days ago)
0:13 Isn't that Dulles International Airport? Cause if it is, it for sure is one huge airport. I got lost in it for over three times, trying to find my luggage, where to get to the ticketing booth, and etc. The roof of the airport is approximately 40 to 50 feet above the ground of the airport. It is quite of a beautiful view if you look at the airport from the corner from outside the building. It's literally an extremely crowded place to go to, especially in the arrivals area.
AlienWacker (1 month ago)
7:50 Thank you... Most of the World / internet ignores that the West Coast of Canada (Vancouver) even exists... ;)
doru l (1 month ago)
Canada doesn't exist, stop spreading rumors. That land above Seattle is just more America. I'm getting tired of people using meaningless words like "canada," what the hell is "canada?" There is US of America and more of it to the north, can't be anything else out there but more of this.
Lord Jim (1 month ago)
No 2. Art. Why don`t you say that the first piece of airport art is in Bangkok, 7:48 , and only give examples of Vancouver and Heathrow and other airports, even though the first example who chose not to name is clearly the most spectacular of them all?
ucheucheuche (1 month ago)
I think I can handle more than 10, please no more top 10s.
magss raoo (1 month ago)
Am I the only 1 who is excited more about the Airport more than the Traveling place,everytime I fly to overseas?
doru l (1 month ago)
oh ok, airports tend to be architecture lovers' paradise, I agree, very futuristic. But when there, one is always tense as flying out, tired as flying in...still stressing.
magss raoo (1 month ago)
doru l yes airport is worst part for travelers. I totally agree with that.but I'm here into architecture. I love to discover new building and how modern airports encounter the worst experience of travelers.
doru l (1 month ago)
that speaks volumes about the hellholes you're traveling to :) Airports are the worst part of any trip :) unless of course you're going to a place, as Trump puts it, "shithole," then yes, airports are the most refreshing nicer part of the trip :)))
Henry Tan (1 month ago)
At the 3:41min. That's not a plane. Its a train. The huge windows gave the game away. Also the super wide aisle, no airline is going to sacrifice that much real estate unless its a First Class cabin of which it is clearly not. There are other obvious clues but mentioning these two standouts is sufficient.
Sam Gamgee (1 month 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 (2 months ago)
8:44 I might be wrong but I’m pretty sure that’s a Chinese train station
nikos souvlaki (2 months ago)
0:01 Athens Airport?
sierrafalcon24 (2 months ago)
I am pretty sure that saying brits like to queue is stereotypical and racist
Maya (2 months ago)
Greg Hilton (2 months ago)
I like the near queue. :)
Jazz1011 (2 months ago)
I’m pretty sure we brits don’t enjoy queues, or atleast I don’t like them
Lava Yuki (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
look straight on to the "tarmac" use apron for future reference
HonoraryPotatoCabbage (2 months ago)
doru l (1 month ago)
hahahahha now that was funny you crazy fuck
the broke mountain biker (2 months ago)
3:17 it's called an apron,taxiway or landing strip ffs.
A Very British Airline (3 months 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 (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Im british and i HATE queues
Non Wilson (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Hey!!! Halifax at 1:30!
wilks john (3 months ago)
Terminal 2 Dublin airport Ireland.... complete disaster. Worst international airport I've ever been in.
doru l (1 month ago)
have you seen Cancun? Is like a warehouse, and yes, ac not working...and is Cancun not Alaska, gee, you may think Ac is top on their minds? Very depressing place that arrival building. Departure building slightly better, at least they cared about passengers' health and had us exercise, i mean we had to walk to the airplane. Had to spot it first, there were la ton of them and not enough gates so they decided if you want to fly out get your ass out there and find your plane. Beautiful place, amazingly cretin airport protocols. If Trump ever flies through Cancun he'll make the wall 50 feet taller than already planned hahahaha
I love my friends (3 months ago)
You've scared me because I am going to Turkey next year
KawaiiKittyGamer YT (3 months ago)
i got an airplane related ad before this video...
MooMoo DIY (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
they make you dispose of your beverages at the security checkpoint so they can sell more beverages at waiting area.
Survivor Biker (3 months ago)
Just OBAY the TSA. thanks
Wallace Xu (3 months ago)
good stuff. no more shopping after security point :)
Bella Playz (3 months ago)
I think of the airport it is amazing I love flying
Coaster Frenzy (3 months ago)
I noticed something a few years ago, why are most of the signs black, yellow and white?
delwoodbarker (3 months 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 (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Jonathan Clegg (3 months ago)
Canned autocorrect it's no*
Jonathan Clegg (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
0:36 Qatar Airport!
ecclestonsangel (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
"Slay-lom?" Where did you learn to pronounce that? It's "Slah-lom!" Meshugge mamzer.
dom (3 months ago)
8:45 omg no we donttttt!!! 😂 “nobody likes being fat... except maybe americans...”
deep gee (3 months ago)
6 seems very legit reason
Toby1kenobi04 (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
I just realised by reading down the comments how us Brits talk.
Tyler B (3 months ago)
Znek (3 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 (3 months ago)
And all me and my brothers really want from the airport is food and toys -_-
Gatcha lover (3 months ago)
Im going to go on a plane in 3 days
Emely Viruet (3 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 (3 months ago)
GOLDden hour.
TOXICGAMERMLG UK (3 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 (4 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 (4 months ago)
LemonFlavouredAndroid (4 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 (4 months ago)
LOL no part of an airport is called the "tarmac"
Dans Music (4 months ago)
I don't care
Pilot Joe B Msp (4 months ago)
3:17 is not called a “tarmac” is called a apron
Blair Williams (4 months ago)
The closest airport I'm by is harts field Jackson the biggest in the world hahaha
LimeAid (4 months ago)
I'm British and got really excited at the queueing bit!
Kurochan_ the_Cat (4 months ago)
I wanted to become left handed so I pull my suitcase with my left hand.
Patty Ann (4 months ago)
Skrrakak (4 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 (4 months ago)
3:41 Japan RAIL Model N500 Shinkansen bullet train. NOT an airplane as most others have already said.
Forestheart (4 months ago)
At 3:17 the airport is seatac international I have been there
Ben ST2 (4 months ago)
Alexander Shen (4 months ago)
there is no part of an airport known as the tarmac
Luquid (4 months ago)
8:43 we don't like to queue, we just know how to wait in a fucking line
R5 Redemtion (1 month ago)
Yeah The Americans are just so uncivilised They suck balls
A Very British Airline (3 months ago)
Luquid YES! We have some order and respect, Americans don't!
johnson (4 months ago)
3:42 rectangular windows in a plane ....very funny...seat belts??
VestedUTuber (4 months ago)
Now if only the routes were as convenient as the airports themselves.
Sam Case (4 months ago)
So much footage of Dulles!
TurboAalgaEntertainment (4 months ago)
I'm lefthanded, fuck the system.
Jeff K (4 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 (4 months ago)
Rīgas Lidosta lets gooo latvia 🇱🇻🇱🇻🇱🇻🇱🇻🇱🇻
Soviet_Salsa (4 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 (4 months ago)
Heyy halifax airport lol
Derps Builds (4 months ago)
But in Dubai International Airport the arrivals section is on top, and departures is on the bottom part
lepsek (4 months ago)
2:45 At Liszt Ferenc International Airport, you literally walk into the main dutyfree shop after security
Nutt Beggets (4 months ago)
7:12 Really you're not gonna mention the floor design at PDX? Lame
ExtremelyOCD (4 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 (4 months ago)
"tarmac" kill me
elli003 (4 months ago)
Well number 2 has me baffled ? How about a neon blue bronco with jeweled red eyes at Denver International Airport ?
konmong lo (4 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 (5 months ago)
5:11 lol no one walks "straight onto a plane" thats like a 3 hour process.
daniel skiba (5 months ago)
We are all sheeps...?!
Michaela McKay (5 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 (5 months ago)
Clearly you don't know the Frutiger font!
AndAlpha (5 months ago)
Am I the only one who watches airplane videos before a trip?
Salty Dingell Barry (5 months ago)
I live next to the first airport shown
Lord Sandwich (5 months ago)
You forgot the pianos.
lexzbuddy (5 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 (5 months ago)
Ha ha I'm left handed take the L
Irish Air Spotter (5 months ago)
Nice example of a motorway the limerick to Dublin motorway
James (5 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.
A$AP (30 days ago)
James Incheon is a nice airport but I didn't find it the most convenient one indeed. Also, receiving a small piece of paper at immigration instead of getting a stamp... The fuck?!