The Scourge of Airport Noise

Earlier this month, the author visited the new Berlin-Brandenburg Airport and noticed something unique about the experience: it was quiet. Unlike most airports, where public address announcements bombard travelers with unnecessary information at ear-shattering volumes, Berlin-Brandenburg Airport keeps it simple. The author argues that these constant announcements not only add to the noise pollution of airports but also contribute to travelers’ stress levels. Furthermore, they highlight the hilarity and redundancy of many of these announcements, questioning their necessity in the first place. The author suggests that other airports should follow Berlin-Brandenburg’s lead and reduce the unnecessary noise.

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