Flight Delays? 10 Best Airports for Layovers

November 12, 2010 4:14 pm(9 comments) Post a comment

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Paris Charles de Gaulle: Stock up on Specialties

Photo Credit: Courtesy Aéroports de Paris

<p><strong>Airport Code:</strong> <a href="http://www.aeroportsdeparis.fr/ADP/en-gb/passagers/home/">CDG</a></p> <p><strong>Chance of Delay:</strong> 33.33%* </p> <p><strong>What to Do: </strong>Don’t fret if you didn’t get a chance to buy edible souvenirs in France. CDG’s food shopping is some of the best, with epicurean shops like Fauchon, Ladurée, La Maison du Chocolat, and Hediard mostly concentrated in the mod T2E which opened in 2007 and is home to the food forward Galerie Parisienne. After you’ve picked up glass jars of orange blossom preserves, beautifully wrapped boxes of coffee macaroons, and tidy tins of foie gras, head to Be Relax Spa in 2E to which not only sells reflexology socks ($15) but offers a variety of massages and express facials like the Emergency Exit (30 minutes, $60) which redensifies jet lag-induced eye shadows.</p> <p><strong>Insider Tip:</strong> Contact <a href=" http://www.pharmacieduvoyage.com/spip.php?rubrique=2">Pharmacie Du Voyage</a> with your destination in advance for a free pharmacy consultation. Or just browse the well stocked shelves of destination-specific first aid and survival kits. </p> <p>* Courtesy <a href="http://www.flightstats.com/go/Home/home.do">Flightstats.com</a></p>

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  • Mary2206 on Jul 05, 2012 at 03:37 PM

    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 Mar 17, 2012 at 04:59 AM

    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 Mar 11, 2011 at 08:30 AM

    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 Feb 10, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    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 Jan 26, 2011 at 12:21 PM

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