X-Ray Mega Airport

  • 2015
  • TV Show
  • None

Series exploring Frankfurt Airport's vital role in the world's vast air network, including its impact on cargo and passengers.

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02:03 — Airline seats are tested extensively to prepare them for their life aboard a plane. Once installed, it’s likely they’ll stay in service for up to 12 y (more…)
What Airplane Toilets Do With Your Waste
03:56 — Modern airplane toilet bowls rely on strong suction and teflon-coated walls to flush--causing waste to accelerate through its pipes faster than a Form (more…)
The Airport Animal Lounge You've Never Heard Of
02:39 — In large airports like Frankfurt's, there is one building you’ll probably never see inside, until now. Take a peek at the Animal Lounge, which hosts 3 (more…)
Why the Biggest Airport Hangars Aren't for Planes
03:51 — The biggest airport hangars are reserved for ground vehicles that have a 17-ton chassis and twin 16L engines. They're built to shunt a fully loaded je (more…)
What Your Nationality Says About Your Airport Spending
02:09 — At Frankfurt Airport, retail sales are analyzed by passengers' nationalities. That's how they know Chinese flyers spend more than five times the avera (more…)
Why Remaking an Airport Runway Is Incredibly Hard
02:58 — Re-laying an airport runway is a gruelling and precise job. And because of possible disruption to flights, the work has to be done at breakneck speeds (more…)
How to Tune Up a Jumbo Jet Engine with 20,000 Parts
03:32 — The engine of a Boeing A380 Superjumbo Jet is huge, made up of 20,000 components that can summon up to 70,000 pounds of thrust. Replacing it is no sma (more…)
Why Honey Bees Are Crucial Employees at This Airport
02:21 — A colony of almost 300,000 honey bees live just south of Frankfurt Airport. By testing the quality of their honey, scientists can determine the pollut (more…)
How Drug-Sniffing Dogs Search Your Checked Luggage
02:44 — Frankfurt Airport has 34 highly-trained sniffer dogs who can detect seven different types of illegal drugs. They work quickly before each flight, cove (more…)
How This Man Got 5 Million Air Miles Is Insane
03:01 — This man has figured out the secrets of airline miles, which means he can fly whenever he wants. But his methods are a bit extreme. From: X-RAY MEGA (more…)
The Man's Job Is Inspecting Millions of Airport Fish
01:47 — Among the Frankfurt Airport’s more unique roles is that of ‘fish handler.’ His job is to check the oxygen level and water clarity of the millions of l (more…)
How Do You Put Out a Plane on Fire?
04:52 — Airport fire crews run constant drills to ensure they hit their time targets: two minutes to reach a burning plane and just 60 seconds to put out the (more…)
This Man Controls the Ways You Walk in Airports
02:47 — Many airports employ passenger flow experts to look out for travel patterns among passengers. From there, they can change the airport's infrastructure (more…)
The Tiny Part Making Planes Much, Much Quieter
02:33 — Fifteen years ago, noise pollution from jets flying over Frankfurt was a big problem. Now, thanks to improved aircraft technology, noise levels have d (more…)
How Do Your Checked Bags Actually Get on the Plane?
02:36 — Your bags usually make the same journey you do. But before they've even boarded, they're in for a six-mile automated trip through the bowels of the ai (more…)
Why Tomato Juice Tastes Better at 37,000 Feet
03:07 — We are four times more likely to order tomato juice on a flight than on the ground. Lufthansa wanted to find out why, so they conducted a taste test i (more…)
X-Ray Mega Airport
Discover what really goes on at airports before you arrive, while you're in the terminal, and after you've departed.
X-Ray Mega Airport
Discover what really goes on at airports before you arrive, while you're in the terminal, and after you've departed.

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  • Premiered: May 21, 2015
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  • Premise: Series exploring Frankfurt Airport's vital role in the world's vast air network, including its impact on cargo and passengers. (more)

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