Well here’s something you don’t see every day!
Some airports have purpose built water features inside the terminals, such as Singapore Changi building a 40 metre indoor waterfall in “The Jewel,” which is set to open later this year and is connected to Terminal 1.
LaGuardia Airport in New York meanwhile, does not have a reputation for spectacular water features. But passengers can at least stay dry as they walk through the terminal.
But earlier this week, a faulty sprinkler accidentally created an indoor water feature dubbed ‘Lake LaGuardia’ in the airport’s new Terminal B concourse, though it was not one passengers wanted to experience.
Whilst the majority of the boarding areas remained dry, passengers proceeding to baggage claim were faced with a ‘lake’ of water up to six inches deep which they had to wade through to exit the terminal.
Here’s the video of a passenger’s experience.
Somehow I doubt the security guard’s advice to wait ‘just a couple of minutes’ would have only been that long.
I do like the intuitiveness of the woman in the video who seems to have duty free plastic bags on her feet to wade through the water — that is smart!
You couldn’t not go through it: there was no other way to get through the arrivals area and actually get to your bags or get to ground transportation.
Meanwhile, at the new @LGAairport concourse….
I'm told a pipe burst in the walkway connecting the new concourse to the old head-house. That's the sole public connector between the two areas. pic.twitter.com/VzXxt75ibD
— Jason Rabinowitz (@AirlineFlyer) January 22, 2019
In LaGuardia’s defence they were able to offer a solution by bussing passenger from the arrivals hall to the baggage carousels so that they could collect their luggage while avoiding ‘Lake LaGuardia.’
Occasionally unexpected weather may cause certain airport terminals around the world to receive a bit of water, but I can’t say I’ve ever seen a lake in a major terminal before!
Have you ever encountered conditions like this within an airport terminal?