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Blyttievine (ArV.) Courier News - Tuesday, May H, 196T - Pag« Flying on a Wing and a Prayer? The Airlines Think of the Future By ROBERT COCHNAR Newspaper Enterprise Assn. CHICAGO - (NBA) - Unless airports are built with the traveler, instead of the airplane in mind.customers may begin choosing only the flights which originate reasonably near the many automobiles and the traf-i suitcase before a stranger does, fie jams they cause on thelThe rushed baggage clerks very landing field, the access roads, parking lots, baggage systems, restaurants, lounges and rest- ooms. "For many of us, air travel often have no time to compare the passenger's half of the baggage ticket and the suitcase's half. The airlines do make good on lost Or stolen luggage but is a harrowing experience and S this is a time - consuming, often airport's front door. The unwary traveler, urged GETTING THERE is at least half tfie fun on today's airlines but getting there the same time your baggage arrives is even better* From the time-your bags leave the car to the time they get where you're going, a lot can happen. Develop Your Camera Eye by the airline to take his overnight case directly to his seat, may at Chicago's labyrinthine O'Hare Airport trudge nearly a mile to his plane. O'Hare is not an exception. The average walking distance at major U. S. airports now exceeds 2,000 feet or more than two long city blocks. But walking distances, irritating as they are, are a minor problem when compared to the difficulties which now beset the traveler at an airport. Most airports are already strapped to handle the aircraft and passengers which now flock to them. O'Hare the world's busiest airport, recently handled 2,000 flights in and out in one day. During rush hours, it meant that two planes took off or landed simultaneously every 20 seconds. And traffic at O'Hare is increasing at the rate of 25 per cent a year. The strain on the men in the control tower is already so great that they can work only one-hour shifts. Architecture critic Wolf Von Eckardt, writing in a recent issue of Harper's magazine, sums up the growing problem: "All air transportation is in a state of crisis. Airports everywhere suffer from too many jlanes, too many people, too THIS PHOTOGRAPHER will have a fine climax for his slide story. It will be lots more than a big bore. By JIM CROSSLEY Newspaper Enterprise Assn. in Our New Trailer," "The Col-, in a book. They add a profes- ors of Glacier National Park" sional atmosphere. And for or "Sea and Sand." Plan a some deep psychological reason, a thing called a "running Half of the fun of outdoor ad-j working title in advance, then venturing is sharing the mem- ! switch to a more appropriate i gag" will be as surefire in a set cries with friends. That's what'one if you see a real story de-;of slides as it was for Charlie cameras are for. Iveloping as the pictures are j Chaplin. This is a good way to lose ' taken, like "The Day-We Saw Take the tired-feet idea if a friends, too. There's the danger 1 the Bear." mor e original one doesn't come of boring them into a stupor t Second, your narrative needs to mind. After each foray of with evenings of endless slide-1 structure. There should be a be- sightseeing, end with a photo of flashing on the. screen, accom-Jginning; getting ready for the someone in the family in a pose panied"by a halting discourse j Frip is" a natural. It also needs! which clearly indicates the on the incidents they represent, j a climax, probably the most in- -••—'-- -' •••-'• —«•""„.. „„ After all, your memories are; teresting thing that will come so vivid they are hard to com-!before your lens. municate to others, even with I It's apparent that the chief the aid of pictures. ingredient in this effort to add This need not be so. These'spice to your slide show is a same pictures can be made to'minimum of advance planning, come through as stimulating It can take the dimension of aj and entertaining. Using a few written script or maybe just an basic communications makes the difference. Many amateur moviemak- stunts evening of going over the itin- 'erary and letting the irnagina- abrasion of such activities on the feet. The pictures get funnier and funnier as they flash on the screen during the narration. As a final touch of professionalism, if you have a tape a i recorder, get that into the act. When your slides are assem- it will become worse. We will be flying more and enjoying it less, while the gap between aircraft technology and airport development continues to widen with alarming speed." Travelers who have had to simmer in an airplane while it circles above the airport for two hours, waiting for landing space, knows Von Eckardt is right. Most airline officials admit there's not an air terminal in the country suitably equipped to handle the 400-passenger jumbo jets Which will be ready in three years. Kennedy Airport in New York, for example, is already overcrowded. "We are going to have to admit," says Jack Brough, vice president of properties and facilities at Trans World Airlines "that most of our airports are not in the best interest of the passenger. This must change." The industry considers its No. 1 problem to be baggage handling. Airlines are making every effort to rescue luggage from the passenger when he enters the airport. Luggage at most carriers is- sorted semiautomaiically and trucked to the aircraft. On arrival, the luggage is expedited to pickup counters. And here is where the fun begins. There is still no assurance that the traveler will get to his frusl-iting procedure. The industry is currently investigating a new baggage delivery system developed by the Teletrans Corporation of Detroit and American Airlines which is supposed to take the worry out of waiting. The system would enable airline A to take luggage belonging to its passengers connecting with airline B's flight at tie airport and put the luggage in a cart programed for delivery to the connecting line. The cart would automatically deliver the baggage immediately to the connecting airline with very little time spent in transit and with no human assistance during the transfer process. Plans for the Dallas • provide a good look at the future. Although the airport terminal would be two miles long, the passenger will have to walk no more than 100 yards or so. The plan calls for construction of a central "spin e," threaded with passageways, baggage handling passages and intraterminal rapid transit short corridors would lead to modules — subterminals, each serving one or more lines, from which passengers would depart and arrive. From the air the complex would resemble a giant centipede. Plans for a new terminal in Kansas City call for four buildings, in the form of circular con courses, which would each serve 15 aircraft positions. The concept was developed to produce the "drive-to-tbe-gate" capability for a great percentage a new airport for Fort Worth area of the passengers. The plan permits the passenger to arrive virtually at the door of the aircraft. Ticketing and baggage facilities are located at short intervals along the building to minimize movement. The airlines, obviously, are thinking ahead. 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