Check In, Chill Out!!
I was intrigued by an article on the future of the airport. The suggestion seems to be that airports will become more and more high tech in the future, offering all sorts of entertainment and pleasurable diversions to distract us from the fact that we are treated little better than cattle! Cattle who are paying an awful lot of money to be treated like suspected suicide bombers!
The expansion of Singapore’s Changi Airport, which will open in 2018, will have an indoor park with walking trails and the world’s tallest indoor waterfall complete with light and sound displays.
There is even a suggestion that airports could become holiday destinations in their own right.
This comes as no surprise to me! We’re already part way there. If you add up the time spent queuing to check in, queuing to get through security, queuing to get a drink, waiting around due to flight delays and queuing to get on the plane, I suspect I’ve spent more time in airports than I have in my intended holiday destinations.
At least, if the airport is my ultimate destination in future, I won’t have to suffer the nightmare that is the airport to resort coach transfer service. Although knowing my luck my holiday to Singapore Airport will be on Easy-Jet and the Singapore flights will actually land in Beijing! One for the Brits there