Airport Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old airport quotes, airport sayings, and airport proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


It was exciting to be off on a journey she had looked forward to for months. Oddly, the billowing diesel fumes of the airport did not smell like suffocating effluence, it assumed a peculiar pungent scent that morning, like the beginning of a new adventure, if an adventure could exude a fragrance.     

E.A. Bucchianeri

Air travel reminds us who we are. It’s the means by which we recognize ourselves as modern. The process removes us from the world and sets us apart from each other. We wander in the ambient noise, checking one more time for the flight coupon, the boarding pass, the visa.     

Don DeLillo

You know… the airport is the only place you can walk around with no shoes, a glazed look on your face, and sleep on the benches and no one judges you.     

Coriander Woodruff

Maybe I live in the gates that lead to outbound international flights. Maybe that is home. And do I feel more comfortable at the departures or at the arrivals?     

Michal Coret

There is truly no other place bearing so much love as airports.     

Ioana Cristina Casapu

An altar is like an airport where spirits take off and land.     

Steven Chuks Nwaokeke

Best of stories are created at Airports, Dinner Tables and Showers!     

Jasleen Kaur Gumber

An airport is a place where you go through hell to reach your alleged paradise.     

Stewart Stafford

Stations and airports are rehearsals for separations by death.     

Anais Nin

I always feel comfortable, basically in any situation except perhaps airports.     

Andre Leon Talley

Nobody is ever met at the airport when beginning a new adventure. It's just not done.     

Elizabeth Warnock Fernea

Multiple airports, runways, two successful landings, we are simply mimicking what the computer already told us.     

Todd Komarnicki

You take someone to the airport, it's clearly the beginning of the relationship. That's why I have never taken anyone to the airport at the beginning of a relationship.     

Nora Ephron

It seems like I've been here forever / Killing time in an airport bar / I see a tourist / With a face like a razor     

Doug Martin

Kisses at airports, wide-open car doors / So slow to let go, wrapped up with eyes closed / Some mean 'I missed you,' some mean 'I'm going to' / But somehow they mean more     

Chase Mcgill

Captain's voice so loud and clear amplifies into my ear / Assuring me I'm flying friendly skies / L.A. International Airport / Where the big jet engines roar     

Leanne Scott

Airport, you've got a smiling face / You took my lady to another place / Fly her away - fly her away.     

Andrew Mcmaster

Cut your hair short, then walk through an airport, / So that you can dream of destinations     

Matthew Thiessen

This old airport's got me down, it's no earthly good to me / Cause I'm stuck here on the ground, / Cold and drunk, as I might be.     

Gordon Lightfoot

Somewhere in the sky... / Foggy or fair, / Gotta be there / Lighting a flare at the airport      

Bernard D Hanighen

Meeting a square at the airport / Gotta arrive / Happy new jive / Maybe I'll get me a contract      

Bernard D Hanighen

Around and around it's gonna spin / Out at the airport where the planes come in / People buzzing like flies / Out at the airport where the planes come in     

Robert Plant

That airport looked so big and then so small / I couldn't hold a teardrop back at all     

Tom T Hall

And I'm picking up another bag / And I pack another knapsack / The airport's like a stop light to me / Sitting on red, green light go / Can't see my family     

Ed Sheeran

And these airports have seen / truer kisses then wedding halls     

Joey Parker

Gonna go out to the arrivals gate at the airport / And sit there all day / Watch people reuniting, public affection so exciting / It even makes airports okay     

Ani DiFranco

Airports are vital national resources. They serve a key role in transportation of people and goods and in regional, national, and international commerce.     

James H. Grothaus

Many small airports have no airport manager, but rather are managed by elected or appointed local officials, such as a city clerk or a director of public works.     

James H. Grothaus

Each airport is unique and may have attributes such as a geographic location that lends itself to possibilities such as scenic flights for hire.     

James H. Grothaus

Well-designed airports offer the passenger an experience which supports ad enhances the journey.     

Brian Edwards

Airports are now major gateways to continents and to countries.     

Brian Edwards

Airport terminal are the cathedrals of our age - a huge public space where people gather, wait, eat, sometimes sleep, and usually shop.     

Brian Edwards

The airport terminal is the central building of the air transport system.     

Brian Edwards

As air travel becomes more popular and accessible, the airport has assumed greater importance as a fundamentally new and challenging building type.     

Brian Edwards

The airport is cast as a predictable space where travel time potentially turns into endless waiting.     

Christopher Schaberg

Working at the airport was like entering a parallel universe.     

Christopher Schaberg

The airport industries continues to grow. There are many jobs that need to be done at airports.     

Jeff Mapua

Smaller airports often have similar look. As airports become larger, they become more complex.     

Jeff Mapua

Airports differ in how their facilities are used. Some difference is appropriate: air carriers differ, both in terms of markets they serve.     

FAA/OST Task Force Study

Modern airports, as we have seen, are coming to look more and more like shopping malls.     

George Ritzer

All human life can be found in an airport.      

David Walliams

Waiting for inspiration is like standing at the airport waiting for a train.      

Leigh Michaels

People who say life is precious don't spend much time on line at the airport.      

Dov Davidoff

Intelligence is the airport; will power is the airplane; man is the passenger and happiness is the destination!      

Mehmet Murat ildan

It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on earth has ever produced the expression, 'As pretty as an airport.'     

Douglas Adams

If you never miss a plane, you’re spending too much time at the airport.      

George Stigler

Life is like an airport. It's where every hello and goodbye take place.     

Mia Haryono

I think you should dress nicely for airports. You're surrounded by people coming from all walks of life. You should look your best.      

Casey Neistat

People who meet in airports are seventy-two percent more likely to fall for each other than people who meet anywhere else.     

Jennifer E. Smith

The only way my head was going truly somewhere else was to travel to a different life and not a different airport.      

Lionel Shriver

Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store and fashion in an airport.     

Robert Wieder

I get pretty much all the exercise I need walking down airport concourses carrying bags.      

Guy Clark

Being stuck in airports, you always end up buying perfume and sunglasses.      

Lexa Doig