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Designing the Perfect Runway

Designing the Perfect Runway

While most airports have designed their runways to take advantage of wind patterns, some have less than optimal layouts for efficiency and safety. Real Engineering takes out a clean sheet of paper to explain what he thinks the ideal runway setup might look like.

How Airports Destroy Contraband

How Airports Destroy Contraband

Each day, thousands upon thousands of people enter the U.S. with items which aren’t permitted into the country. Business Insider takes us behind the scenes at JFK International Airport to learn how U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents (and dogs) locate and get rid of everything from narcotics to illegal produce.

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Tiny Airport

Tiny Airport

There are tons of tilt-shifted, time-lapse videos out there, but the tiny toy effect is especially effective in this video by Darwinfish105, as he makes the airplanes and ground crews at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport look like living miniatures.

Checked Luggage POV

Checked Luggage POV

While travelers curse the airport’s overpriced coffee and slow Internet, their luggage goes on a┬áthrilling┬ároller coaster ride. Here’s an inside look at the baggage handling system of Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport.

Riding the X-Ray Machine

Riding the X-Ray Machine

We’re not sure the TSA would approve this clip, but it’s still pretty entertaining to watch Deadmau5 lie down and take a ride through an airport X-ray machine – though it’s not as cool as Total Recall.

STUCK

STUCK

Joe Ayala and Larry Chen found themselves stranded overnight at DFW airport, and took the time to goof off. Apparently security deemed they weren’t a threat and let them record their antics.

The Human Bicycle

The Human Bicycle

You’re in the airport waiting for your flight. You’ve got time to kill, so what do you do? Get together with three of your buddies and make yourself a human bicycle to ride around on, that’s what.

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