The Best Things to Do While In Transit at the World's Top Airports
Flying can be stressful and exhausting. Even the most decent airports are generally not the most pleasant of environments, what with delayed flights, harried travelers, and long queues. Thankfully, some of the best airports in the world offer ways to keep you relaxed and entertained during your pre-flight experience. Below, a list of airports and the different ways you can kill time and unwind before your flight.
Taipei Taoyuan International
Enjoy any dish made upon request at Plaza Premium Lounge.
There is no respite from being in transit quite like a delicious meal. Along with award-winning facilities and signature services, the lounge offers a unique dining experience with chefs preparing à la minute dishes in front of you at live cooking counters. You can also enjoy a delectable selection of hot dishes, salads, small bites and local delights at its all-day dining spread.
Singapore Changi International Airport
Enjoy boozy waits at the SATS Premier Lounge or Harry’s Bar.
Ease yourself into a flight with a few drinks at what is consistently proclaimed the world’s best airport. The alcohol selection at the lounge includes local beers, red and white wines, and liquors. A wide range of mixers are also available, as well as an impressive choice of non-alcoholic beverages. You can also get a well-mixed cocktail at any of the Harry’s Bars scattered across the airport.
Seoul Incheon International Airport
Round up your cosmetics and skincare shopping at Shilla’s duty-free shops.
Your shopping experience in one of the world’s biggest beauty capitals continues at Incheon Airport. The many Shilla shops in the international travel hub purvey over 100 beauty brands, including popular international and Korean skincare and makeup labels. Get a complimentary skin analysis and even a hand massage as you browse through a wide selection of BB creams, cushion powders, mask sheets, and fragrances.
London Heathrow Airport
Nap in between flights at Club Aspire lounge.
The relatively new lounge at Heathrow offers a welcome break from the stressful airport rigmarole with amenities for restoration and relaxation. If you feel like getting some shut-eye prior to boarding, the lounge has a dedicated snooze area with free-to-use lounger seats, rest pods, and day beds.
Hong Kong International Airport
Keep your golf swing in tune at GreenLive Air.
Avid golfers or tee-off rookies can practice their putting techniques or drives at GreenLive AIR, an indoor golf club that places you on the green right in the middle of one of the world’s busiest airports. Simulators offer a variety of swing sessions, including a nine-hole interactive game and an 18-hole multimedia golf experience.
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