Traveling can be exhausting. I mean, who gets genuinely gets excited about a trip to the airport? Luckily, slowly but surely airports are introducing amenities to help make flight delays and long layovers less dreadful. Call us crazy, but some might even make spending time at the airport a pleasant experience. Woah. Check out these airports that have rolled out some of the best airport amenities.
Rooftop Pool at Changi Airport
If your next Southeast Asia adventure takes you to Singapore, you might not even make it out of the airport. The rooftop pool at Changi Airport is beautiful, and yes, there’s a poolside bar (because if you don’t Snapchat a pre-flight glass of wine does your trip even count!?). There’s also a butterfly garden, movie theater and spa – basically enough to keep you occupied for days.
Napcabs at Munich Airport
Is there anything worse than showing up for an early morning flight only to find out it’s delayed? Actually yes, showing up to an early morning flight after drinking a few too many margaritas the night before only to find out it’s been delayed would be worse (don’t act like you don’t know what I’m talking about). Fortunately, Munich Airport has Napcabs – private pods complete with full size beds rented by the hour to sleep off that hangover before takeoff.
Fitness Trail at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Those who believe calories don’t count on vacation – and to be clear, they don’t – will be happy to know it’s possible to start getting back on track at the Phoenix airport as you wait for your flight home. The Fitness Trail makes it easy to get up out of that hard, uncomfortable seat and take in views of Arizona’s mountains, parks and man-made wonders – remember, 10,000 steps a day, people!
Sundeck at Lynden Pindling International Airport
It’s hard enough being stuck in the airport when it’s rainy and cold outside, but it’s especially annoying when the weather is beautiful and you just want to be out in the sun. If there’s anywhere this could potentially be an issue, it’s The Bahamas, so Lynden Pindling International Airport installed a sundeck where you can soak up those Bahama rays until the moment you board your flight.
Therapy Horses at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
How can your mood not instantly improve upon seeing an adorable miniature horse!? The team at CVG Airport is delighting travelers by bringing them in a couple times each week. They’re actually scientifically proven to reduce anxiety, so if you’re a nervous flier cuddling up to one of these cuties for a minute or two will likely calm your nerves and make the overall airport experience less stressful.
By Kara McKenna
Kara McKenna is a travel publicist residing in (and 100% obsessed with) Hoboken. She’s Ja Rule’s #1 fan and a chocolate chip cookie connoisseur, the latter of which significantly interferes with her current “sweating for the wedding” situation. Speaking of weddings, she’s accepting tips on wearing white without spilling anything on yourself, if that’s even possible.