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THEN AND NOW: 34 photos that show how airports have changed over the years

INSIDER Logo By tlakritz@insider.com (Talia Lakritz) of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 35: Airport security was less restrictive before September 11.Boarding passes were paper documents issued by gate agents, but now passengers can use mobile apps and kiosks.Flight information used to be written on chalkboards at gates.Social distancing measures in the wake of the pandemic mean lines are a lot more spaced out. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.Flying used to be a glamorous undertaking back in the day. But airports had their glory years, too.New technology has helped airports run more efficiently, from digital air traffic control software to the ability to check in on a phone or kiosk. But other changes, like increased security screenings, have slowed things down.Additional health screenings and social distancing measures due to the coronavirus pandemic have also changed the way airports look and function.Here are 34 photos that show how airports have evolved.Read the original article on Insider

THEN AND NOW: 34 photos that show how airports have changed over the years

  • Airport security was less restrictive before September 11.
  • Boarding passes were paper documents issued by gate agents, but now passengers can use mobile apps and kiosks.
  • Flight information used to be written on chalkboards at gates.
  • Social distancing measures in the wake of the pandemic mean lines are a lot more spaced out.
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  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

Flying used to be a glamorous undertaking back in the day. But airports had their glory years, too.

New technology has helped airports run more efficiently, from digital air traffic control software to the ability to check in on a phone or kiosk. But other changes, like increased security screenings, have slowed things down.

Additional health screenings and social distancing measures due to the coronavirus pandemic have also changed the way airports look and function.

Here are 34 photos that show how airports have evolved.

Read the original article on Insider
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