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What To Expect During a Layover at Heathrow’s Terminal 5

Riding down the escalator into London Heathrow Terminal 5's main waiting and shopping hall, I heard a man behind me quip to his companion, “Can you believe this is the new terminal?” I turned around and said, “This terminal is new?” We shared a chuckle. Nothing about the space we inhabited felt as recent as it apparently was. It felt ...

Throwback Vibes on Azerbaijan Airlines

The first time I passed through Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, I spent four hours in its airport waiting for my connecting flight. Heydar Aliyev International Airport was a strange place back in 2011. It was not in fact even named Heydar Aliyev International Airport yet. It seemed frozen in time, and frozen distinctly in what I imagine 1977 ...