Signs at some airports are confusing, lacking

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...t-some-airport-are-confusing-lacking/2364107/

    Frequent flier Kevin Korterud says he loves to fly in and out of his hometown airport in Columbus, Ohio, but would love it even more if something could be done to improve the signs in the terminal.

    "My home airport has a signage problem," says Korterud, a consultant who lives in New Albany, a Columbus suburb. "It's a problem because of the layout of the terminal as people try to get to rental car and parking areas, and signs that are small and hang from the ceiling."

    Korterud and others on USA TODAY's panel of Road Warriors — some of the world's most-frequent business travelers who volunteer information — say that signs inside and outside some airports can be confusing, misleading or lacking.

    "It's very common for me to help out-of-towners to the right level and the right area where they need to go," Korterud says.

    Columbus airport spokeswoman Angie Tabor says the airport's "current signage program" was implemented in 2001 after extensive research, study, testing and feedback-based adjustments.

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    Maybe there needs to be an "International Code of Signs" specifically for Airports, like the International Code of Signs for Highways.

    Some suggestions,

    1) for Rental Cars simply a Car with a "$" or Euro symbol.
    2) For Taxi's and Limos, a Car with a sign on top with a stick figure opening a door.
    3) Baggage Claim. A suitcase.
    4) Lost Luggage Office. A suitcase with wings.
    5) Starbucks.
    6) Security, Stick figure being patted down.
     
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    Good suggestions. It really would be great to see international airports align on a universal approach.
     
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