Encountering a bad airport is enough to ruin anyone’s trip before it has even started. If you are like me, traveling out of Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport more than once a month, you’ll appreciate how much good airports can relieve stress. Traveling is a stressful business especially if you have to do it for a living so a little bit of luxury and comfort goes a long way.
So with this in mind, here are just some of the world’s most tourist-friendly airports.
Singapore’s Changi Airport
Largely considered to be the best in the world, Singapore’s Changi Airport has some of the best facilities you could ever ask for. Terminal 1 alone has a Kinetic Rain Display, its own swimming pool, a Cactus Garden and a “Social Tree”, where all your photos at the airport can be shared. The airport also has an entertainment deck where tourists can enjoy some games on the world’s latest consoles, a movie theatre, as well as free-to-use rest areas. Those who find themselves having to wait in the airport for extended periods of time can even avail of a free tour of the city, courtesy of the airport. For those who just want to sleep, reviews on Sleeping in Airports have ranked Changi Airport to be among the best.
London’s Heathrow Airport
London’s Heathrow Airport is among the busiest in the world, and is the busiest in the United Kingdom. As such, airport authorities have been on a constant quest to better their facilities, opening a new terminal last year with its own restaurants from Michelin-starred chefs. The airport stands out in how accessible it is, as one can get to and from the airport through a myriad of ways; it even has its own dedicated bus and train lines.
South Korea’s Incheon International Airport
Being one of the world’s newest airports after opening in 2001, South Korea’s Incheon International Airport quickly climbed the charts of the world’s best airports. Arriving at the airport, tourists will find that there are a variety of services made available to them, from free tours of the city that take you to some historic spots, to a sauna and massage parlor, and even a museum. In line with the country’s efforts to promote their culture, the airport also has a cultural learning center. The experiences of the family on Live Family Travel have shown that the airport is also a pretty good option for families with kids, as there are several play areas in and around the terminals, with adjacent resting areas for those who want to nap while waiting for their connecting flights.
Los Angeles’ LAX Airport
LAX is revered for having the most cutting edge technology throughout its airport. It’s an airport I have to travel to regularly with work, and it blows me away with its efficiency every time I step foot in LAX. Philippine Airlines’ flight guide for Manila to Los Angeles states how LAX has brilliant disable access for PWDs. It’s also well known for being extremely close to a slew of amazing restaurants. If you are traveling with the family and cannot find anywhere to eat in the popular airport, check out Family Vacation Hub’s list of nearby restaurants.