Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos, 06 August 2018.
This post has moved to BobRamsak.com. It’s a one-way transit.
The one about the time I experienced a full body x-ray at an airport for the first time.
Frankfurt, in transit.
And a brief Miami airport rant.
Would anyone like to offer a deconstruction of this abstraction?
More specifically from a duty free shop at Istanbul Atatürk Airport, where a form of love is shared every day.
The Police Always Pick Me.
Ever wonder why LA’s airport three-letter code is LAX? And Chicago O’Hare is ORD? Why Newark is EWR, Toronto is YYZ and Quito UIO?
Designers Lynn Fisher and Nick Crohn were curious too, so they collected some of the answers and found a home for them on their website airportcod.es. At the moment they’ve listed 261 airports from 77 countries. Readers are welcome to contribute more.
So, what’s up with LAX? A simple explanation.
Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles
Before the 1930s, airports had two-letter codes. When codes switched to three letters, many added the letter X to the end. LA (Los Angeles) became LAX. (See also: PDX.)
Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Quito, Ecuador
Mariscal Sucre International is named after Antonio José de Sucre, who fought for the independence of Quito, in what is now Ecuador. Because the Federal Communications Commission reserved codes starting with Q, it opted for other letters from its home city of QUItO.
If nothing else, the most peaceful and inviting place to kill some time at one of the world’s busiest airports.
An unlikely fit at Doha’s Hamad International, one of the world’s most luxurious airports.
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I was on the ground in Bangkok for just over 10 hours, more than ample time to get a visa, hop the new train into the center of town, stroll around a bit and get a delightful fix of Thai cuisine before heading back to catch my midnight flight back to Europe. The airport recently… Continue reading Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport notebook
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