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15 Incredible Behind-the-Scenes Airport Facts

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The next time your flight is delayed, instead of shaking your fists at the responsible airline, use your extra-long layover to appreciate all that goes on behind-the-scenes at the airport. Here are 15 amazing facts to help you pass the time. (mentalfloss.com) Altro...

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rlt7020
I also believe #6 is somewhat vague. My limited airport naming convention education recalls that if an airport's code ends in "X", it's a telltale sign that the airport site began life as a weather station. I'm sure someone here will enlighten me.
homburge
homburge 1
Perhaps the PHX designator has something to do with Phoenix ending in an X?
avilegend
That's what I have always thought also, it makes sense to abbreviate Phoenix with PHX.
rlt7020
There's also PDX for Portland, and LAX for Los Angeles, of course. Both were weather stations.
mxbraun2
Max Braun 1
The first 'fact' is incorrect. ORD overtook ATL in terms of operations. Most enplanements (passenger boardings) still belongs to ATL.
aqqn
Alain QQN 1
After working in an airport - I confirm - the life is sometimes very strange inside these walls -
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
Interesting article.. Thanks for sharing.
genethemarine
ORD is rated the airport in the winter months.
Flights delayed, diverted and canceled.
10 pounds in a five pound airport bag.

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