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Bewildered Traveler Stumbles Upon Airport Slide That Helps Passengers Make Their Flights On Time

by Amy Paige
Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. After graduating from Florida State University with a creative writing degree, she moved straight to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. She loves discovering and sharing viral videos, watching movies with her Muppet-like poodle mix named Cali, and doing the robot whenever possible.

A pharmacist was recently traveling through Singapore’s Changi Airport, trying to get to his gate, when he came across a very unconventional mode of transportation.

Yusuf scanned his boarding pass at Terminal 4, which opened the set of automatic barriers. He was then met with a giant bright-red slide leading down to the next floor. He was puzzled; there were no airport employees around to answer questions, so he figured … why not take the slide down to the floor below?

The bewildered traveler took out his phone and captured his ride down to the gate for all to see.

The slide made its Changi Airport debut in August 2018.

It can get passengers to their planes more quickly and by taking fewer steps. At the bottom is an adult-sized play structure, known as the Chandelier, with sliding poles and climbing nets that can hold up to 50 people at a time. According to Channel News Asia, the Chandelier is “shaped in a double helix with a weaved tapestry steel core,” and it’s free to use for all airport travelers.

“I had never seen anything like it at an airport,” Yusuf told Caters News. “I couldn’t believe it was true until I actually tried it!”

Now that the clip has gone viral, people from all over the world agree slides should be used in more airports to add a little bit of ease and fun to an otherwise stressful and hurried experience.

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