Ending the week with some travel tidbits from airports for you.
Were you hoping that Norbert the Turtle really was joining the pet therapy program at Denver International Airport? That turned out to be an April Fool’s Day joke, but DEN did add their 101st member to their team.
Our Canine Airport Therapy Squad (CATS) has become so popular we have decided to expand the program. Please welcome Norbert, our therapy Tortoise. Norbert and his handler will bring smiles to passengers starting tomorrow. Hope you have a chance to say hi! pic.twitter.com/IyyelZBfjT
— Denver Int'l Airport (@DENAirport) April 1, 2018
— Denver Int'l Airport (@DENAirport) April 5, 2018
Not a joke was the announcement that Los Angeles International Airport had installed Tooshlights in one set of bathrooms in the American Airlines Terminal 4 to guide lav users – via overhead red and green lights – to stalls that are open.
LAX also announced that $4.9 billion contract had been approved by the Los World Airports (LAWA) Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Automated People Mover (APM) system at the airport.
The system promises driverless trains that will arrive at every station every two minutes, and light-filled stations with escalators, elevators, and moving walkways. Bonus amenities include a viewing platform of the iconic Theme Building.
When will we be able to take the train to LAX? Sometime in 2023.