Here's Why Some Airports Have Carpets

TravelandLeisurePublished: January 3, 201810 views
Published: January 3, 2018

While some dream of travel, there are those who have had enough of the activity to last them a lifetime. Frequent fliers spend enough time at airports to know every aspect of the building they call their home for a limited time.

But have you ever wondered why is it that some airports are carpeted? Those of us who have carpets at home know how stressful it can be to vacuum the thing top to bottom. Imagine what it must be like for a building the size of an airport? One would think that airports should feature smooth, hard floors to help passengers and their wheeled luggage moving swiftly across, as well to keep the floors clean. But the reason why airport opt out for the soft floor covering will surprise you!

The reason why there are carpets at some airports is to maker you, dear traveller, feel more comfortable there. It is pretty obvious when you think about it. Traveling, even if it is for a getaway of your of volition, can be stressful. But the low ceilings, abundance of natural light and the soft feeling beneath your feet can help alleviate some of that stress for you. Huh.

In fact, some airport around the world also offer massages, yoga room and therapy dogs to boost that soft, cosy feeling of home. Why? Because relaxed travelers are happier and they tend to spend up to 7 percent more on retail around the airport and 10 percent more in duty-free shops!

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