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15 Incredible Behind-the-Scenes Airport Facts

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The next time your flight is delayed, instead of shaking your fists at the responsible airline, use your extra-long layover to appreciate all that goes on behind-the-scenes at the airport. Here are 15 amazing facts to help you pass the time. (mentalfloss.com) More...

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rlt7020
Steven Macom 3
I also believe #6 is somewhat vague. My limited airport naming convention education recalls that if an airport's code ends in "X", it's a telltale sign that the airport site began life as a weather station. I'm sure someone here will enlighten me.
homburge
homburge 1
Perhaps the PHX designator has something to do with Phoenix ending in an X?
avilegend
Ezra Bowers 1
That's what I have always thought also, it makes sense to abbreviate Phoenix with PHX.
rlt7020
Steven Macom 1
There's also PDX for Portland, and LAX for Los Angeles, of course. Both were weather stations.
mxbraun2
Max Braun 1
The first 'fact' is incorrect. ORD overtook ATL in terms of operations. Most enplanements (passenger boardings) still belongs to ATL.
aqqn
Alain QQN 1
After working in an airport - I confirm - the life is sometimes very strange inside these walls -
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
Interesting article.. Thanks for sharing.
genethemarine
Gene spanos 0
ORD is rated the airport in the winter months.
Flights delayed, diverted and canceled.
10 pounds in a five pound airport bag.

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