US airports are opening videogame parlours for stuck travellers


  • TECH
  • Monday, 03 Sep 2018

A Gameway lounge at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Source: Gameway

As airport time killers, cocktails will never lose their most-favoured status. But the race for novel concessions inside the terminal is becoming more, well, playful. Especially when it comes to mollifying less-than-happy passengers. 

Last month, the first US airport videogame lounges opened with three dozen Microsoft Corp. Xbox rigs at Dallas-Fort Worth International, while John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York is hosting the first virtual-reality “experience centre” this summer for the 70,000 travellers who traverse Terminal 4 each day. 

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