We used to think that putting roulette wheel numbers on the baggage carousel was the coolest thing you could do with that space.
MSP’s new bag claim carousel
But Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) has done something better.
Instead of the annoying buzzer and flashing light that announces the arrival of bags at some airports, the newly redesigned bag carousels at MSP airport send up the alert with nature sounds and a light show.
We’re making this the first nomination for Airport Amenity of the Week.
Hand washing help
Our second nomination for Airport Amenity of the Week is this high-tech hand-washing station Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) installed to encourage travelers to wash their hands and “scrub away germs in 12 seconds flat!”
O’Hare Airport’s new Twitter Bio
Pete Buttigieg, who has been named transportation secretary nominee by President-elect Joe Biden, put a spotlight on O’Hare International Airport (ORD) during his formal introduction on Wednesday.
During the event, Buttigieg noted that he proposed to his husband, Chasten, at O’Hare. “Don’t let anybody tell you that O’Hare isn’t romantic,” he said.
Avgeeks know that.
So does United Airlines, which sent out a tweet identifying the engagement gate.
And O’Hare Airport even change its Twitter bio.
It now begins “Place of romance.”
Which would you pick as Airport Amenity of the Week?
MSP’s bag carousel? PIT’s hand washing station? O’Hare’s new status as place of romance?
Let us know in the comments section which of these airport stories you’d pick as Airport Amenity of the Week.
And feel free to nominate an airport amenity for next week’s Airport Amenity of the Week.