Lately, dreams about airports have intrigued me, which, as I have learned, are very common. I was motivated to research the various meanings of these dreams when my sister dreamed about being in a crowded airport.
When she came to me for counsel, I dug into the internet and read various resources to get her a comprehensive answer.
I also applied my Christian symbolism studies to give her a well-informed answer. I later called her for coffee and gave her my findings.
This incident inspired me to write this post to enlighten anyone who’s encountered a similar dream. So, what is the biblical meaning of airport in dreams?
Airports were not present during biblical times, so, understandably, the Bible does not mention anything about airports in dreams. However, some Christians view these dreams as figurative representations of biblical teachings. They argue that they represent good fortune, a call for perseverance, reunion with loved ones, or the availability of good opportunities. A good majority base their interpretations on the dream’s content and relate it to their biblical understanding, which makes airports in dreams a subject with contradictory opinions.
Join me in this article as we discover the spiritual and biblical reasons behind dreaming about airports and what they represent in dreams.
We will also look at what specific dreams about airports mean and what one should do if one keeps dreaming about airports.
What do airports represent in dreams?
Most people derive the meaning of airport in dreams from the literal function of airports. Many cultures believe that airports represent new adventures and transitions in life.
Taken from the arrival and departure activities happening in airports, they suggest that seeing an airport in your dream points to a transition that is about to happen in your life.
Those who support this, argue that the changes may occur in different areas of your life, like relationships, business, and family, or you could be on the road to having physical or emotional changes.
Unlike most dreams, many people give airport dreams positive meanings. They see them as a symbol of new hope, a sign that you are ready to venture into the unknown.
The beliefs, however, assert that the interpretation depends on the situation of the dreamer when they get the dream. Some say if they were feeling bound by an event in their life, the airport means they are ready to be freed from it.
Airports in dreams have different specific implications for people, but the general representation that most people regard is the transition from one situation to another.
Spiritual reasons why you are dreaming about an airport
Spiritualists associate airport dreams with the dreamer’s higher consciousness. They believe that since airports are the only places you can board a plane, dreaming about them means you are about to experience new things in your life.
Like the uncertainty of moving to a new place, they think the chapter will be full of obstacles, opportunities, successes, and failures.
Dream interpreters believe such dreams usually reflect events that happen in people’s lives. They trust that airport dreams are a spiritual inspiration to pursue new goals that one might have second thoughts about.
For instance, when you have been doubling up your efforts at work to get a promotion, they take it that dreaming about airports is your subconscious telling you that you are ready for that change and you should strive harder to achieve it.
Spiritualists reason that there is a connection between airport dreams and real-life events and that one directly influences the other.
They, therefore, believe that the reason for the dream depends on whatever the dreamer is doing.
Biblical messages and meanings of an airport in dreams
Airports are not mentioned in the Bible because they did not exist then. Since, culturally, people consider dreams about airports to symbolize change, Christians have modernized the teachings in the Bible and associated the dreams with scriptures about change.
The first biblical message Christians derive from dreaming about airports is that they are on the verge of experiencing a transformation in their waking lives.
They believe the change could be in their career, relationship, or perception. Romans 12:2 says that Christians should be open to discerning God’s will and living by it rather than being conformed to the world: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Some Christians trust that dreams about airports suggest that they are steering towards that.
Reunions and departures
The Bible advises Christians to be patient amidst the losses and gains in life, such as losing a loved one, material things, or entering new people and opportunities into their lives.
As Romans 8:18 encourages, such changes are temporary and incomparable to the glory of God: “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”
Some Christians see dreams about airports as encounters that are bound to happen in life, some good and others bad, but all of which prepare them for God’s glory.
Fear and opportunities
People believe that airport dreams that induce fear reflect the uncertainty and doubt that come before change. Isaiah 41:10 advises us to be courageous and trust in God’s provision.
It is said that this reflects in dreams about airports since there is always the fear of change that might stop one from exploring new opportunities that might be good for them.
Christians who use biblical texts to explain dreams about airports, even though they are not explicitly explained in the Bible, view the Bible as a guide for their day-to-day lives.
Specific dreams about airports and their biblical meaning
Dreaming about arriving at an airport late
Many people say that dreaming about airports generally has positive meanings, except in this case. Some say that if you dream that you are arriving late at the airport, you are about to miss an opportunity that would have otherwise been beneficial in your life.
You will hear them argue that it might be because you have been hesitant or have not acted in the right way to seize that opportunity.
Most of the time, they associate it with stress and anxiety as the factors that stop you from making the required move.
Christians draw the meaning of this dream from the teachings in Ephesians 5:16, which urge us to seize the opportunities before us: “making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.”
They use this dream to emphasize this teaching.
They associate dreams about arriving at an airport late with a call from God to seize opportunities.
Dreaming about missing your flight
Missing a flight in a dream is considered by some to indicate obstacles that are on the way to your goal. They assume these problems may be so big that you may get the temptation to give up, but like on a flight, they believe that missing does not mean you will not reach your destination.
They suggest the need to strategize, change your plans, or wait for the obstacles to pass before you continue to pursue your goal.
James 1:12 says that only those who remain steadfast during trial survive to receive the crown: “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”
Some Christians use this verse to explain the meaning of this dream.
They associate dreams about missing flights with obstacles that are about to come their way, which they should deal with by God’s teachings.
Dreaming about boarding your flight
Interpreters regard this dream as a sign of change, positive or negative. The Bible teaches in Ecclesiastes 3:1 that there is a time for everything.
Some Christians suppose dreams about boarding flights are teachings that people should be open to embracing change in their lives.
Dreaming of a crowded airport
Dreams about a crowded airport have been associated with issues related to pride. Interpreters deem it as a call for you to respect yourself.
Some believe it is a sign that you desire freedom or have high ambitions. Matthew 23:12 says that those who humble themselves will be exalted, and those who do otherwise will be humbled: “For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
Christians interpret this dream as a call to humble oneself without losing self-respect or being consumed by their ambitions.
Dreaming of an empty airport
Many people believe that dreaming about an airport represents your unwillingness to embrace an opportunity that is presented to you.
Others also see it as a representation of your divided attention, which makes it hard for you to deal with individual things.
Some Christians are convinced that the biblical meaning of this dream is according to 1 Peter 5:7, which urges us to cast our anxieties on the Lord because he cares.
They consider dreaming about an empty airport to mean it is time to bring your overwhelming thoughts to God and seek answers in his word.
Dreaming of being at the airport
Some see dreams that you are at the airport as a sign that you are in a good place in life. They argue it might be that your family is by your side in every situation, your friends are fond of your company, or that you have a clear perspective on things.
Others also say this dream signifies the good things that are about to come your way. They interpret it as possible new relationships and opportunities that you have yet to explore.
Christians mostly associate this dream with the teachings in Psalms 23:6, which say that goodness and mercy follow those who dwell in the house of God.
They associate the dream with the good fortune that follows those who follow God’s teachings.
Dreaming of running at the airport
Most common dreams about airports always involve someone running at the airport. Many people believe that this dream means you are running away from a problem instead of finding a solution for it.
They say the reason for this might be a growing concern without an evident solution. Christians draw the biblical meaning of this dream from the teachings in Proverbs 22:3, which advises against seeing danger and hiding from it.
They are convinced the dream is a sign that one should face their fears head-on and find appropriate solutions for their problems.
Dreaming of check-in at the airport
Some Christians view this dream as a sign that something good is about to happen in your life. They think it might be someone about to bring you excitement or a sincere friendship that will last for years.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 emphasizes the importance of friendship by saying that one person will lift the other if they fall. Christians say that this dream urges the dreamer to be open to accepting new people into their lives and building friendships.
Dreaming of boarding a plane at the airport
Many people believe that dreams about boarding a plane have positive meanings. They have confidence that the dreams mean you are about to make a decision that will influence your waking life positively.
They argue that the dream is specific because the decision might involve moving places permanently or taking a short vacation to clear your head.
They see the point of moving as a way to put yourself in a happy and healthy place to strengthen your feelings towards yourself and those around you.
Christians who have this dream associate it with Romans 8:28, which reassures us that everything will work out in the best way.
They claim this dream is a reminder that as long as we love God and make the right decisions, the outcome will be good.
Dreaming of waiting for someone at the airport
Interpreters consider this dream a symbol that you want something to change in your life or that it is time to let a new person into your circle.
They believe it is a call to meet new people who are to give you a new outlook on life. Christians view this dream as similar to those about check-in at the airport.
They see it as a reminder from God that no man is an island and that people need each other to survive and live better lives.
Dreaming of waiting for a flight
Some trust that dreaming about waiting for a flight represents a pending choice and how it will lead you to the place you desire.
They speculate that you have to be patient because hurrying might lead you to the wrong destination.
From this dream, Christians derive the meaning taught in Romans 12:12 as an explanation. The verse encourages the practice of patience, which Christians take as an implication that those who have this dream should exercise in their waking lives.
Meaning of an airport in other religions and cultures
Different cultures and religions interpret the same dreams differently depending on their beliefs. Islamic dream interpreters say that an airport in dreams represents a transitional phase where one’s problems are solved and new hope and ideas are acquired.
They believe such dreams symbolize better and stress-free times ahead. They also consider airport dreams a sign that they will be making wiser decisions that will put them in better positions in their lives.
Westerners have mixed interpretations of dreams depending on the type. Some assume airport dreams are a sign of new beginnings, while others say they are a sign of the departure of loved ones.
Among Hindus, dreams about airports are associated with a concept that is a form of liberation. To them, such dreams mean one is ready to let go of the past and embrace something new.
If the dreamer has already taken that step, they take it as a sign that they need guidance on their new path.
In Chinese culture, such dreams are said to symbolize a new beginning filled with good fortune. They also believe it means you are feeling restless in your current situation, which is a sign that you must move on to the next thing.
What should I do if I keep dreaming of an airport?
Recurring dreams about airports are seen as a sign that you are stuck in a certain area of your life, unable to go to the next stage.
In this case, interpreters advise that you be bold about your choices in life without procrastinating. When trying to find the meaning of your recurrent dreams of an airport, they suggest that you pay attention to the details in the dream so that you can know what they mean and implement them.
It is believed that the best way to do this is to note every detail you can remember. They also advise that you do not conclude on the first interpretation you come across.
Instead, they further advise you to look at the emotions you felt within your dream, the context, and your real-life situation before giving the dream meaning.
However, it is also important to note that not all dreams about airports are worth exploring. Sometimes, such dreams might be your brain replaying your memories or random dreams without meaning or effect on your waking life.
While some Christians give dreams about airports meanings from the Bible, as we have seen above, most Christians refrain from doing so.
Even though in the Bible there are instances where dreams were a message from God, like in Joseph’s case in Genesis 37:1-36, 1 Corinthians 2:5 warns against resting one’s faith in the wisdom of men, which plays a part in the interpretation of these dreams.
As a theologian, I have always been curious to learn more about the Christian Faith. That is why I pursued a Certificate in Christian Studies, Certificate in Christian Foundations and a Masters in Theology. I also have an immersive experience in editing for numerous websites. I have worked as an editor for over a decade and am currently the editor-in-chief at Christian Faith Guide. I enjoy working as an editor and feel privileged to share my expertise and help spread God’s word. You can read more about me on the about us page.