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Say goodbye to mundane queues, airports of the future are here

The sky portal of the 2040s, however, is likely to be free of such delights

Justin Bachman | Bloomberg 

No matter how well-regarded a particular airport happens to be, the slog from curb to cabin is pretty much the same wherever you go. A decades-old paradigm of queues, security screens, snack vendors, and gate-waiting prevails—the only difference is the level of stress. Transiting a modern hub such as Munich or Seoul is more easily endured than threading your way through the perpetual construction zones that pass for airports around New York. The sky portal of the 2040s, however, is likely to be free of such delights. Many of us will be driven to the terminal by autonomous ...

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First Published: Sun, July 23 2017. 01:05 IST
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