Most Important Travel Trends of 2013
Courtesy of McCarran Int'l Airport
Air Travel: Airports Will Be More Fun
If there’s anything satisfying about flying this year, you’re more apt to find it on the ground than in the air. For that you can thank the nation’s many airports, which are becoming more entertaining as they expand. This summer, San Diego will complete $1 billion in improvements, adding a public New Media Lounge with overhead lamps bearing flight information tailored to individual passengers, while in Los Angeles, a $1.5 billion expansion to the international terminal will add a 150,000-square-foot shopping-and-dining hall. Las Vegas opened a 2 million-square-foot terminal in June with free Wi-Fi and close to 300 slot machines. On the East Coast, Atlanta introduced a new intuitive layout that makes signage almost unnecessary. For directions at other airports, including JFK, Dulles, and Logan, just ask the holographic avatars.