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Passengers packed the waiting hall Tuesday at Hongqiao Railway Station, which services a terminal at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Coming in December: the eTrack and the eTag, from Air France and KLM. The innovations let you drop off your bags without checking them, and track them throughout your journey. Courtesy of FastTrack Co. hide caption

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The Butterfly Garden in Terminal 3 is just one of the pleasant diversions at the Changi airport in Singapore. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption

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A traveler walks by a Delta Airlines skycap kiosk at San Francisco International Airport. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Delta CEO Pushes For National Airline Policy That Lets 'Free Market Work'

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A Transportation Security Administration volunteer demonstrates a full-body scanner at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in March 2010. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Tight quarters: Aboard a United Airlines Embraer-145, 50-passenger jet. (June 1, 2008 file photo taken at Dulles International Airport.) Paul J. Richards /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Julie Capper stands with her hologram at Manchester International Airport. Julie and her hologram work in the same area — which has created some confusion. Courtesy of Manchester International Airport hide caption

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Meet John and Julie: Holograms Beamed Into The Manchester Airport

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