How did airports & airlines celebrate April Fools’ Day?

Did you get pranked on April Fools’ Day? Or did you just have some fun?

These airports, airlines and travel companies did.

(Let me know if you spotted something fun that I missed.)

MIA Airport is working on its own beach!

London’s Heathrow Airport renames terminals

London Heathrow Airport shared a press release announcing that, in anticipation of the arrival of a new royal baby, it was going to be renaming its four terminals.

“…Terminal 2, previously known as the Queen’s Terminal will be christened with its new name following the baby’s arrival,” the release said, and “In preparation for the most significant re-branding exercise in the airport’s history, road signs will be changed, taxi drivers briefings are being arranged and satellite navigation systems will be updated.”

Terminal 5 will be renamed the ‘Prince George Terminal; Terminal 4 will be dubbed the ‘Princess Charlotte Terminal; and Terminal 3 will have its name changed to the ‘Prince Louis Terminal’, the airport announced.

Best of all, “Runway slots at the capacity constrained airport will be allocated in order of succession to the throne.”

WestJet and the Flyre Festival

Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet, which has a history of great April Fools’ campaigns, did it again with its take on the debacle that was the Fyre Festival.

WestJet’s FlyreFestival promises models, more models and a swimming pig.

WestJet’s ultra-low-cost carrier, Swoop, offered this “Recline-for-a-dime” product.

For those who missed it, here is WestJet’s April Fools’ Day winner – Kargo Kids – from a few years back:

Emirates Airport Transfer – by drones

Emirates offered this teaser for 2020:

Virgin Voyages- arrive by air

Virgin Voyages announced a cool way for cruisers – uh, sailors – to arrive on board for their RockStar Suites.

“Inspired by The Runway, the red running track that sits atop of the ship like a halo, on Scarlet Lady, Virgin Voyages will soon give its Sailors the runway they deserve on its second ship. All Sailors staying in RockStar Suites will now arrive and depart via private jet transfer,” a press release announced.

Did you spot some other fun April Fools’ items from airports, airline or travel-related companies? Let us know your favorites and we’ll add them here.

For inspiration, here is our April Fools’ Day round-up from last year.

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