A day after my story, “Smelled any great airports lately?, ” about airports choosing and creating scents for their terminals, posted on USATODAY.com, and a full year after my USATODAY.com story about airports creating their own theme songs, comes this great story from CNN.com about the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport doing both!
According to the article, the airport purchased rights to some R&B classics, including “Shake your Groove Thing,” by Peaches and Herb, and changed the words to the lyrics. Now the songs encourage travelers to help keep the airport neat and tidy. And, much like the UK’s East Midlands Airport featured in my story, ATL is pumping a specially-mixed ‘airport aroma’ into parts of the terminal in an effort to enhance the “travel experience.” East Midlands Airport is filling the air with a light suntan oil scent; ATL is spritzing “Breeze,” which includes vanilla and lavender.
I smell a trend.