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The charming chairs of Changi Airport’s new Terminal 4

From the self-service check-in and bag drop stations to the centralized security zone, plethora of shopping and dining options, art and other amenities, there’s plenty to love about Singapore Changi Airport’s new Terminal 4, which opened to the public on October 31, 2017.

I’m putting together a full report on what is certain to be yet another award-winning feature of Changi Airport, but right now let’s just take a photo tour of the chairs.

Comfortable and eye-catching, these are certain to be the backdrop of countless passenger selfies.

Here a few more seating snaps from my tour of the terminal on opening day.

These seats are on the landside area of the terminal.

And these post-security chicks and pups are seating strong enough to hold adults.

 

More snaps to come.

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Have a seat at Denver Int’ Airport

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At airports, banks of seats with built-in power plugs are no longer an uncommon sight.

But if you’re lucky enough to nab a powered seat, odds are there’s no place to set down your coffee or put down your gadgets.

Furniture designers and airports are working to address that problem and one helpful solution might be “Place” seating from Arconas, which has power and USB plugs under each armrest, drink holders, and a tablet arm that can be used to put down gadgets, food or both.

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Denver International Airport recently installed 800 “Place” seating units in the new Southwest Concourse C.

So have a seat.

(Photos: courtesy of DIA)

Sneak peek at SFO T2 – part 2

Little things add up. And in renovating and rebuilding Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport, they’ve been paying attention to a lot of the little things.

SFO T2

In a open house for the community on April 9th (It’s free, but you’ll need a ticket) and when it opens to the flying public on April 14th, travelers flying in or out of SFO’s Terminal 2 will see live plants, loads of living room style furniture and lots of inviting, outlet-enhanced surfaces for getting work done.

SFO T2 Seating

SFO T2 work tables

There are some nice touches in the restrooms as well.

SFO T2 restroom

Stalls are deep (so there’s room for you and your carry-on in there) and out at the sinks, you’ll find outlets and those fast-working, Dyson hand-drying machines.

SFO Restroom T2

And for those who travel with their own water bottles, SFO T2 provides these easy-to-access refill stations.

SFO T2 Refill station

The sneak preview continues tomorrow….

In the meantime, take a look at the StuckatThe Airport.com preview of the artwork at SFO’s T2.