This week: Thanksgiving congestions predicted, Heathrow’s globe of sent & more

From a travellers perspective this week has been a near perfect one. Hardly any major delays were reported from any of the large international airports. So for once, we’re only focusing on non-delay news this week:

Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away and with that people’s travel plans in the United States are firming up. It was timely then that travel website Orbitz released their prediction on which airports would be the busiest over the American holiday period. The article, published in the LA Times said that it’s the second year that Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) was predicted to be the top airport based on passenger volume. Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and JFK (JFK) in New York City came in next, followed by San Francisco International (SFO) and Boston Logan International (BOS).

This one is quite interesting and it’s the first time we hear about such an idea at an airport: Online news site published an article this week about London Heathrow (LHR) launching a scent globe offering travellers smells from five countries.  According to Heathrow Airport, 87 percent of the British say that the sights, sounds, and smells make their holidays memorable. The airport therefore decided that a preview of those smells would be a great way to enhance the travel experience from the very beginning of the journey. The scent globe in Terminal 2 will offer five different smells for five different countries: Thailand, South Africa, Japan, China, and Brazil.

And to finish off, we’re going back to the United States where Yahoo! Travel this week aired a list of every important U.S. airport ranked by its food and drink qualities. It’s an interesting read, that’s for sure. Last place went to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN). The author wrote that apart from a Copper Horse Restaurant and Bistro, a Copper horse market there isn’t really anything else. Top spot – wait for it – went to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). Surprised themselves, the author wrote that despite the hassle flying through this massive airport, the food & drinks options are fantastic, stating the airport even offeres a cereal restaurant and that you’re able to do your own BBQ and beer crawl through the airport.

That’s all for this week – safe travels!

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