For the past few days, the #AirportTwitter hashtag is all over the timeline. Airports around the globe are tweeting footage of airplanes taking off or landing and captioning it with BTS lyrics.
The trend was started by the Orlando International Airport photo of Southwest Airlines flying over the moon. The photo is captioned with, “Moonchild, you shine. #MondayMood #BTS #BTSARMY” which is the lyric of RM’s ‘moonchild’.
— Orlando International Airport (@MCO) April 25, 2022
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport joined the trend by quoting BTS’ ‘Butter’ lyric with a video of a smooth landing by American Airlines.
The BTS’ ARMYs began to speculate about a possible world tour since the airport has been unprovoked tweeting about BTS. The first two airport that tweeted about BTS was Orlando and Dallas airport which was included in the 2020 Map of the Soul World Tour that was canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Orlando and Dallas were both stops on the MOTS tour…hmmm ???? pic.twitter.com/4NBeokOCkb
— bora ???? (@modooborahae) April 28, 2022
Sydney Airport was the third airport that joined the trend. After that, over 80 airports from all over the world, mostly from the U.S., tweeted a photo of their airport activities captioned with BTS song lyrics. Some of the airports that participated on #AirportTwitter are Zurich airport, Melbourne airport, Lima airport, Heathrow airport, Reagan airport, Austin-Bergstrom Airport, Tulsa airport, Paris airport, Changi airport, Malaysia airport, and the list keeps getting longer each day.
Okay #AirportTwitter is the best thing happening on our timelines today ???? If you don’t know what we’re talking about, airports around the world have been tweeting @bts_bighit lyrics and obviously the ARMY is here for it ???? (????: @christyyphann) pic.twitter.com/D8vQ9LmNsM
— What’s Trending (@WhatsTrending) April 29, 2022
Not only the English songs, but Korean songs and their translation also took over the platform during this trend. Even some of the airport tweets translate the lyrics to their national language.
???? ???? 아마 그곳이 mi casa
With you, I’ma feel rich (yeah)
바로 그곳이 mi casa
미리 켜둬 너의 switch, yeah (switch)
말을 안 해도 편안할 거야
너만 있다면 다 내 집이 될 거야 ???? ???? #AirportTwitter @BTS_twt #BTSArmy #Peru ???????? pic.twitter.com/RsNzUaogZS
— Aeropuerto de Lima Jorge Chávez (@AeropuertoLima) April 29, 2022
“@BTS_twt te gustaria visitar el aeropueto de Paraguay Silvio Pettirossi? Nada es imposible, los sueños estan para cumplirlos’
— Aeropuerto Silvio Pettirossi (@AeropuertoASU) April 29, 2022
“The morning will come again.
No darkness, no season is eternal.” – Spring Day, BTS
— Malaysia Airports (@MY_Airports) April 29, 2022
To date, there is no explanation regarding the sudden #AirportTwitter trend, but the fans are humorously speculating whether it is a spoiler for BTS’ future world tour or a spoiler for a new song called ‘Airplane pt. 3’ since BTS has already released songs titled ‘Airplane’ and ‘Airplane pt. 2’.
However, it was a great time on Twitter to see a lot of people appreciating BTS lyricism with fun and joy.