How do celebrities enter airports without being garnering attention?
Why does a passenger need to show boarding card at duty-free?
What happens to the lost luggage?
What do the blue and red lights outside an airplane's window mean?
These are some of the questions that might have haunted you when you first visited the airport.
So here are some of the airport secrets you might not be familiar with.
If you lose anything at an airport, it goes directly into the storage area. You have a deadline of 90 days to collect your things or else the unclaimed goods are either donated to charity or are auctioned. So, keeping your luggage safe should be your topmost priority.
Remember your airport code. Some cities have multiple codes and your luggage tags might get mixed up.
Keep a check on what you are allowed to carry. Some airports do not allow liquids above 100 ml. So instead of having your water bottle thrown out, pack an empty water bottle as airports have facilities to keep you hydrated.
You can take a few precautions to avoid wasting time at security checks. For instance, don't wear jewelry as that might just set the metal detector off.
Carrying a gift bag makes more sense than wrapping your gifts, as the security might have to unwrap it during checking.
Didn't spot a celebrity at airport? They don't board like us. Some airports have red carpet check-ins through which celebrities can board directly. This is how celebrities stay away from prying eyes.
Invest your money wisely.
Travelling on weekdays, especially Tuesday and Thursday, might just save you some money. And a hack to be able to come out of the airport faster is to check in the luggage late. Chances are that you will receive it first. The bags loaded last are usually the ones, taken off first.
Here are some of the code words used by the staff. Let's decode the enigma
7500 indicates that the plane has been hijacked or is under threat.
7700 is a general emergency code.
7600 is a radio failure.
Code Adam: Indication to alert the staff about a missing child.
Code Bravo: An alarm to deliberately cause panic.
Slam click: Crew member stays at another place till the time of another flight.
That's all folks!