From in-airport entertainment to new terminals to skipping the hassles of shipping luggage by using Bags VIP luggage delivery, airports and Bags Inc. are striving to make travel easier for air passengers.
Airports know that most travelers will spend at least part of every vacation or trip in the terminals. As a home away from home for business travelers and the first leg of any family journey, many airport terminals are in line for some major upgrades. From in-airport entertainment to new terminals to skipping the hassles of shipping luggage by using Bags VIP luggage delivery, airports and Bags Inc. are striving to make travel easier for air passengers.
Airlines and airports across the country are gearing up to spend hundreds of millions of dollars building and improving their terminals to provide a more positive experience for travelers. New business class work stations, lounge areas, added Wi-Fi and many improvements to building exteriors can all be expected in various airports around the U.S.
“The terminal is key,” says Deborah McElroy, executive vice president of Airports Council International-North America, in an article by USA Today, which represents governing bodies that own and run commercial airports throughout the U.S. and Canada. “That’s where the passenger spends the vast majority of their time at the airport, and that’s where there are several opportunities to make a great impression or for the traveler to have difficulty.”
United Airlines recently spent $138 million on a new boarding area at San Francisco International Airport which includes complimentary Wi-Fi, interactive digital displays and a yoga room. Los Angeles International Airport is building the Tom Bradley International terminal, spending $1.9 billion on a seven-story “Great Hall” design with huge windows for natural lighting and an artistic aluminum roof. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is also opening a new section of terminals providing luggage tags, boarding passes and a work station close to the gates for travelers’ convenience. These improvements can be a big value to business travelers and those who work on-the-go.
“The terminal experience sets the tone for the entire trip,” says Brett Snyder, founder and author of the airline industry blog CrankyFlier.com.”If you have someone sitting in a dingy facility with one chain restaurant and a newsstand, then people are going to walk on that airplane feeling worse than if they are able to get a nice meal and do a little shopping. That matters to the business traveler who spends his or her life in airports.”
We at Bags Inc. also know that your experience in the terminals can make or break your entire vacation. That’s why we strive to make travel easier for you with our Bags VIP luggage delivery service. Bags VIP allows you to bypass baggage claim and begin making the most of your vacation or business trip right away, without the burden of luggage. And for more on terminal improvements check out USA Today.