SETTING THESAURUS

AIRPORT



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Automated glass doors marking the entrances from drop-off areas and the parade
A long open area leading to multiple airline check-ins
Snake-like queues filled with passengers carting luggage
E-ticket check-in terminals
Security personnel
Airport staff
Gates for different airlines (complete with company colors, signage, uniformed staff, logos and monitors displaying ads and information)
Conveyor belts ferrying luggage to the plane
Washrooms
Information desks
A baggage claim area
Small lounge areas with furniture and tables
Car rentals
Large digital monitors displaying flight departure and arrival times
Stands to measure one's carry-on luggage
Counters for checking in (a luggage scale, a monitor, ticket printouts, luggage tags and stickers, pens, customs forms, etc.)
Passengers holding paperwork in their hands
Janitorial employees pushing cleaning trolleys
Vending machines
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