Flight Delays? 10 Best Airports for Layovers

November 12, 2010 at 4:14:59 PM EST | Post a Comment

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Airport layovers have always been the most-dreaded part of airline travel. But recent years have seen a slew of airport-management firms transform their facilities into mega-entertainment complexes featuring everything from golf courses and spas to aquariums and butterfly gardens, making a well-chosen stopover a rare win-win in the world of travel. Here’s a list of ten airports that give you reason to slow down during transit&mdash;or even hope for a delay. <em>By Adam H. Graham</em>

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Mary2206 on July 5, 2012 at 3:37:41 PM EDT

According to a recent study done by university students (it can be found on: http://blog212.dauphine.fr/study-dauphine-csa/) Paris Charles de Gaulle airport is well rated by travellers.

johnkhiggins on March 17, 2012 at 4:59:45 AM EDT

I always try to make the best out of any situation, if you get stuck in an airport for several hours, just use the local shuttle service for faster transportation to the city, hang out for several hours and come back in a swift. I actually learned of this idea from http://www.parisshuttle.net/, this site is explaining the benefits of shuttle service, especially in Paris, France

DavidRoyce on March 11, 2011 at 8:30:39 AM EST

Its a bummer when your flight is delayed especially if you are stuck in a small airport. Paris Charles offer a lot of activities from dining to shopping. http://www.charlesdegaulleairport.co.uk/things-to-do/

Jess_M on February 10, 2011 at 11:31:25 AM EST

I would add two to this list: Minneapolis/St. Paul and Honolulu. Minneapolis because it's one of the cleanest airports I've ever been in, and has a nice selection of local shops and restaurants. Honolulu has Hawaiian, Japanese, and Chinese gardens, so you can wait out your layover in a peaceful outdoor setting - and kids will love the koi ponds.

dymphna on January 26, 2011 at 12:21:06 PM EST

The only airports that make layovers bearable are the ones that have smoking areas inside securityl.

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