Six Miserable People Filed 25,000 O'Hare Noise Complaints In January

The Chicago Department of Aviation's Airport Noise Management System recently revealed that noise complaints near the international airport are at an all time high. An official report cites that 63 percent of the 39,000 complaints in January came from just six addresses. » 3/14/15 4:37pm 3/14/15 4:37pm

Feast Your Eyes On This Mesmerizing Timelapse Of Airport Logistics

The logistics involved in maintaining the constant flow of machinery in and around an airport is a thing of modern beauty. Add in a breathtaking mountain backdrop lined with a golden sun and Salt Lake City International Airport is basically an highly choreographed work of art. » 2/25/15 7:50pm 2/25/15 7:50pm

Beijing's new airport terminal looks more like a gigantic spaceport

Check out Beijing's new airport terminal by Zaha Hadid: 700,000 square meters (173 acres!) in total, with an 80,000-square-meter ground transportation centre. It kind of looks like the mother of New Mexico's spaceport, from where Virgin Galactic operates: » 2/24/15 5:51pm 2/24/15 5:51pm

How Long Will I Be Stuck in This Airport? A Thanksgiving Travel Forecast

If you're one of the tens of thousands of people who are trapped in one of the United States' many fine airports on this Thanksgiving Eve, you may find yourself wondering when the hell you're going to get out of here and on to your destination. Here's a quick forecast for your (eventual) departure. » 11/26/14 3:06pm 11/26/14 3:06pm

British Airport Gets A Poop-Powered Shuttle Bus

England's Bath Bus Company began shuttling customers from the city of Bath to Bristol Airport 19 miles away on Thursday, using a 40-seat bus that is powered by human waste and food scraps. The bus is the first of its kind in the U.K. and can run up to 300 kilometers (186 miles) on a tank. » 11/23/14 4:31pm 11/23/14 4:31pm

Drone Gets First Hand Look At Mexico City International Airport

With full cooperation of the airport authority, control tower and communication with the pilots, this drone video gets an unprecedented perspective of air and ground operations at a large international airport. » 10/23/14 7:58pm 10/23/14 7:58pm

Tools You Can (And Should!) Take On Planes

You needn't sacrifice basic preparedness — for the outdoors, for fixing stuff or for first aid — just because you're flying somewhere carry-on only. These are the tools you can take on planes, how to pack them and how to use them. » 10/08/14 10:18pm 10/08/14 10:18pm

The LAX Makeover Will Be An Absolute Nightmare For Travelers

The nation's third-largest airport, LAX, is in the midst of a renovation project called "LAneXt," that will last the next few years. The last major renovation for the airport happened before the Summer Olympics 30 years ago, and officials say this multi-billion dollar project will be painful. » 5/08/14 1:16pm 5/08/14 1:16pm

Airports Are Pretty Awesome When They're Not Stressing You Out

The default emotions in airports are pretty much all negative. You're either late, exhausted, frustrated, hungry, regretting Panda Express, remembering all the crucial things that were in the checked bag you'll never see again, or composing a complaint letter/Tweet in your head. But airports are also beautiful. » 12/08/13 4:20pm 12/08/13 4:20pm

Safe Airports Are a Myth

Shotguns are not allowed through airport security. But what does that matter if you can build one from items purchased in an airport gift shop? The break-action shotgun pictured above was made from Red Bull cans, a hair dryer, batteries and a can of Axe body spray – and it can blast a handful of pocket change through… » 12/03/13 2:24pm 12/03/13 2:24pm

United Airlines Plane Slides Off Icy Runway At Cleveland Airport

Icy conditions on the runway at Hopkins International Airport caused a United Airlines 737 to slide off the runway this morning, according to news reports. » 2/22/13 11:40am 2/22/13 11:40am

This Airport Is Covered In Thousands Of Cars Ruined By Sandy

Hurricane/Snor'Eastercane/Superstorm Sandy ruined thousands upon thousands of cars on the East Coast in a matter of days. So where do you put all of these now ruined rides? » 1/03/13 3:00pm 1/03/13 3:00pm

This Bogotá Airport Taxi Wins Stereo System Competitions

Imagine you're at an international airport, laden with bags, and ready to throw them into a commodious trunk so that you can relax in the relative comfort of the cab's backseat. » 9/12/12 3:00pm 9/12/12 3:00pm

Renting a car sucks

On a recent trip to the airport rental counter I marveled at the ability of the Avis/Budget representative to make me feel like a criminal, a moron, and an irresponsible lout gambling with my life all in the space of about eight minutes. Welcome to modern car rental. » 7/11/11 12:00pm 7/11/11 12:00pm

How we filmed ourselves alone in an empty Dallas airport

The video of two car guys exploring an empty Dallas airport exploded on the web after we posted it here yesterday, with many wondering if the video was real. Jalopnik spoke with the film's two creators last night to get the inside story of how — and why — they did it. » 6/17/11 10:30am 6/17/11 10:30am

Watch a lunatic chase cops around an airport in a stolen fire truck

These police officers at the Cork Airport in Ireland have it all wrong. First they let 37-year-old Edmond Stapleton steal their SUV at knife-point, and then they let him chase them around the airport. Quick, someone cue up the Benny Hill Music. » 5/27/11 9:30am 5/27/11 9:30am

Video From Moscow Airport Bombing

A suicide bombing at Russia's Domodedovo Airport in Moscow's claimed the lives of 35 people, with 130 more injured. This graphic video from inside the international terminal where the blast occurred shows smoke, fire, and piles of wounded people. » 1/24/11 12:00pm 1/24/11 12:00pm

The TSA Let a Loaded Gun Get on an Airplane

A man accidentally brought his loaded .40 caliber gun onto an airplane. He didn't know he had it. Neither did the TSA, who completely missed it during its scan and allowed that plane to fly. Apparently, this happens a lot. » 12/19/10 4:34pm 12/19/10 4:34pm

SNL Imagines TSA Agents as Sex Workers

SNL wasted no time spoofing the TSA—and its controversial pat-downs—tonight when it aired a retro spoof ad that likened an unwanted physical experience at the airport to a purchased night with a hot female escort. The video, inside. » 11/21/10 4:45pm 11/21/10 4:45pm

Carjacker Leads Police Chase Onto Dallas Airport Runway

An alleged carjacker crashed through the fence at Dallas Love Field airport moments ago, pursued by police while on only three wheels. The video's pretty amazing and the just-apprehended driver is amazingly toast. » 8/19/10 5:15pm 8/19/10 5:15pm