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! Lonely Planet Kids excites and educates children about the amazing world around them. Combining astonishing facts, quirky humor 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.
"If you’ve got a kid (or kid at heart) who loves all things airplanes and airports, this book will keep them occupied for hours."—GeekDad
"My boys are obsessed with airplanes and the whole process of flying...We're going to thumb through our copy of How Airports Work. It's from Lonely Planet Kids and we know they know their stuff! Because there's so much information, it's a book that can really grow with kids."—Marcie in Mommyland
"How Airports Work is awash with aviation secrets to discover, and just plain fun to page through."—Midwest Book Review
"I gave my guys the book to read before we took a trip to California. As we were landing at San Francisco Airport they explained to me that we were in a slip formation...They had [just] read about in the How Airports Work book!"—An Emerald City Life
"This lift-the-flap book provides readers with a behind-the-scenes look at all the activities at the airport and includes a history of airports and a peak inside the control tower, the baggage system, and the cockpit of the plane."—Publishers Weekly