Pay close attention to the airports the next time you fly. They could have a more deliberate design than you realize.
The development of flying as a sophisticated method of transporting people around the globe has lasted for over a century.
The first link in that network is the airport, which receives passengers off the street and from aircraft and efficiently directs them to their destinations.
Airports have changed throughout time from basic transit hubs for a small number of people to busy shopping destinations for millions.
They are being made with the intention of influencing and completing human behavior. Everything in the gift stores, including the items for sale and the lighting and architecture, is strategically placed.
Here are a few strategies airports employ to help passengers unwind, arrive at their gates promptly and securely, and ideally spend some money in the process.