Where does luggage go after check in? What happens in the control tower? How do planes actually fly? This interactive, lift-the-flap book takes you behind-the-scenes to uncover the hidden secrets of the airport – from a peek inside the cockpit to the hustle and bustle of departures.
In this follow-up to How Cities Work, we explore the earliest airports through to today’s giant transport hubs and what airports could look like in the future. Packed with amazing facts and illustrations from James Gulliver Hancock, it’ll surprise and delight readers young and old, ensuring they never look at air travel in the same way again.
Created in consultation with Tom Cornell, VP Airspace / Airfields, Americas at Landrum & Brown.
- Airports Through the Ages
- The Great Get-to-the-Airport Race
- Find Your Way Round the Airport
- The Maintenance Hangar
- In the Terminal
- Inside an Aircraft
- The Control Tower Sees All
- Preparing Planes
- Ship That Cargo
- The Incredible Luggage Journey
- Airports of the Future
About Lonely Planet Kids: Come explore! Let’s start an adventure. Lonely Planet Kids excites and educates children about the amazing world around them. Combining astonishing facts, quirky humour and eye-catching imagery, we ignite their curiosity and encourage them to discover more about our planet. Every book draws on our huge team of global experts to help share our continual fascination with what makes the world such a diverse and magnificent place – inspiring children at home and in school.