London – LS:N Global’s airport would let passengers zone out, take them on retail journeys, move sustainability up the agenda, and smooth the flow of human and air traffic.
Passenger flow through check-in and security would be eased using BLIP System passenger tracking, and those queuing would be amused by competing for upgrades on a gaming app such as the one trialled by Air France. Taking inspiration from Narita International airport, our low-cost carriers wouldn’t suffer in the style stakes thanks to a well-designed zone for cheap airlines.
After security, passengers could chill in Zoned-out Spaces or with pre-flight yoga. Tax-free luxury shoppers would experience Explorium journeys, while beauty fans could address in-flight and holiday beauty concerns, following recommendations from diagnostic devices.
Dining options would allow people to make ethical choices while following their individual dietary demands. Waste cuisine, vegan delicatessen, superfoods and well-sourced meats would all be on offer. Bars would reflect local style and serve locally crafted drinks, including Tipsy Tea cocktails, coffee alternatives and detox options such as non-alcoholic spirit Seedlip.
Carbon offset bars would enable passengers to donate to eco-projects, also accessible via a check-in app with flight emissions details. Sensitive lighting and air quality would transform waiting areas at gates to optimise pre-flight wellbeing.
Air traffic control would reduce holding patterns as, according to a study by NATS, this would cut CO2 emitted during take-off and landing by up to 10%. The entire place would run on green energy, as instigated by the chief environmental officer, who would sit on the board.
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