A Love Letter to Airports

Dearest Airports,

I don’t think I express it often enough how much I love you. You could probably use the reminder. It’s rare that I come across someone else who loves you as well. But don’t worry, my love for you doesn’t get deterred by their negativity.

You’re the reason I’ve never missed a flight before. I’m more than happy to wonder you vast corridors and browse your shops for hours. There is nothing more relaxing for me than sitting by the windows with coffee in hand look at all the commotion going on outside. I’m actually doing that as I write this.


I love what your purpose is. I love seeing all the people in motion. Families lost trying to find their connecting flight. The group of business men figuring out who has the window seat. The sad tears of people saying goodbye and the happy one of reuniting. You’ve created a magically place.

Every time we are together I get this overwhelming feeling of home. This comfort of walking through your doors that I don’t get anywhere else. You feel more like home than any house, hostel, or hotel I’ve ever been to. Maybe I am a born traveller. Maybe the airport is where I belong. Maybe that’s why I love you so much.

There are so many airports. From the biggest in the world to the smallest that only hosts a couple planes, I have never been to an airport I didn’t love. No matter what, you still create a place of awe for me. Never stop being all the wonderful things you are.

Love Always,
Meggie Kay


23 thoughts on “A Love Letter to Airports

  1. April 6, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    I love airports too. For me, it usually means something exciting is about to happen. There is this hustle and bustle as people are off hustling to another location. The only time airports suck are on long layovers or when flights are delayed or cancelled, but that doesn’t happen too often. (fingers crossed!) Thanks for linking up to the #SundayTraveler! See you next week πŸ™‚
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    1. April 6, 2014 at 9:13 PM

      P.S. I voted for you πŸ™‚

      I was just at Pearson a month ago. The worse airport experience I’ve had was actually in that airport πŸ™ I try not to let it ruin my love of airports though.

      1. meggiekay
        April 8, 2014 at 10:53 AM

        I find airports exciting even if I’m just dropping someone off and I don’t mind long layovers. I always find something interesting to fill the time with. Especially if the long layover alternative is running to catch a flight. I HATE that!

        Thanks for voting! πŸ™‚

  2. April 6, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Ahhh a travel bloggers best friend – well one of them πŸ™‚ I always like the airport one way, and bever the baggage carousel. Big thanks for linking up with us this week for #SundayTraveler
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    1. meggiekay
      April 8, 2014 at 10:49 AM

      I always have to resist the urge to run on the baggage carousel. Ever since I was a little kid, I remember wanting to hop on for a ride. Hah.
      I really like the #SundayTraveler idea. Though, I have to make a conscious effort to spell it with one “l”. I’ve spelt it #SundayTraveller a few time. πŸ˜›

  3. April 6, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    I voted for you! Good luck with everything! We actually live really close to you in Mississauga so when we fly, we’re always at Pearson airport – it is a great airport! I think I love airports because it is all the excitement of being able to travel some place! I also love seeing airplanes taking off or landing as I drive to work to Toronto down the 401 because I think of all of the people traveling somewhere!
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    1. meggiekay
      April 8, 2014 at 10:41 AM

      While taking the GO bus from downtown Toronto to my mom’s house in Georgetown, it passes by the airport. I always look out the window wishing the bus would stop there instead! πŸ˜›

  4. April 7, 2014 at 3:39 AM

    I too love airports. I love them as much as I detest bus stations. Airports really bring an excitement, and it’s great to watch people in motion. I tried to vote for you, but it seems that only people with actual address & telephone number in Canada can vote.
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    1. meggiekay
      April 8, 2014 at 10:39 AM

      Airport > Bus Stations for sure!

      Yea. It seemed to me like only Canadians could vote, but I’ve had friends from Germany say they voted. I have no idea how they managed that. Haha. Thanks anyways. πŸ™‚

  5. April 7, 2014 at 4:18 AM

    I’m going to have to say that I definitely like some airports better than others. I’ve never been to Pearson, though. I could spend hours exploring Singapore’s Changi Airport. We just flew through Kuala Lumpur’s Low Cost Carrier Terminal which is interesting in that everything is out in the open. I could see all the baggage handling conveyor belts that is normally behind-the-scenes.
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    1. meggiekay
      April 8, 2014 at 10:36 AM

      I’ve spent a LOT of time at Changi while living in Singapore. Even the budget terminal (where most of my flights were out of) was super nice but I guess that just sums up Singapore pretty well. Haha.
      My memory of KL’s airport is sitting outside on the ground at 3AM studying for my Malay exam while waiting for the McDonalds to open. It was an interesting morning. πŸ˜›
      And thanks for voting for me! πŸ™‚

  6. April 7, 2014 at 4:19 AM

    Good luck on the contest by the way. I just voted for you.
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  7. Ann
    April 8, 2014 at 2:46 AM

    I love airports because most of the people are either going somewhere new, or coming from somewhere different. And even in less international places, the airport is usually the most international destination.
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  8. April 11, 2014 at 2:17 AM

    Airports give me that homey feeling too. While some are way better than others, I love the excitement of going to one knowing you’re going to travel somewhere else. I love long layovers especially on those huge ones like Changi and Schipol. Good luck with the contest. Heading to vote now!
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  9. April 11, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    I’ve always loved airports even when they can be a hassle – people always think I’m strange for saying that but oh well. I just love what they mean πŸ™‚ Thanks for linking up to the #SundayTraveler πŸ™‚
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  10. April 12, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    I love the excitement I feel when I’m at airports. I think I only really dislike airports when I’m trying to make a tight flight connection and I have to get from one end of a large airport to another!
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  11. April 16, 2014 at 4:35 AM

    I love the airport. It’s one of my favorite places in the world. Always buzzing and full of life.
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  12. April 20, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    It’s true! And you rarely stop to think of it like that when you’re on your way through, but airports really can be special places.
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  13. April 27, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Awwww, great post — someone is in love indeed! So if you had to pick one, which would be your absolute favorite airport? Heathrow? Narita? Changi? LAX? Dubai?

    I like airports and thoroughly enjoy all of them except for ones where there is a TSA presence. Those bumbling idiots really cramp my laidback travel style. However it’s the planes I really love. For me there is no greater pleasure than being up in the air πŸ™‚
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    1. meggiekay
      April 28, 2014 at 12:30 PM

      Hmmm… I actually liked the Hong Kong airport a lot. It’s the only one that I’ve been to that had REALLY good internet. I also like Madrid though it wasn’t anything special… Maybe it was just the fact that I was in Spain. I’ve dreamt of going to Spain since I was a kid but, to this day, have only seen that airport. *sigh*
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  14. June 26, 2014 at 11:35 PM

    Airport love <3 What is your favourite?

  15. October 6, 2014 at 3:10 AM

    I’ve always loved airports as well, although less now than I did in the past. I’m not that much of an old-timer but used to be that they were much more civilized places. Some of them today are just glorified bus stations, especially in North America.
    But I love being in an airport overseas for the first time, seeing the different nationalities, watching planes from all kinds of places. Never get tired of that.
    Frank (bbqboy)

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