World's Best Airports
Traveling can be exhausting!
Sometimes we are faced with extra time in airports due to flight schedules, other times its due to delays.
While luxury isn't usually a term associated with airports, here are a few my favorite airports that you can easily kill time in and why.
There is a reason Changi Airport has been ranked the world’s best airport for five years in a row at the Skytrax World Airport Awards. It boasts one of the most efficient, green, and pleasant transit experiences a traveller could hope to find.
If you are jet-lagged, take a dip in the rooftop jacuzzi pool in Terminal 1 and watch planes take off. Alternatively, take the sky train over to Terminal 2 to watch a film at the 24-hour cinema.
If you're thirsty, you can enjoy a cocktail or two at the Long Bar by Raffles in Terminal 2.
If you have a bit more time to spare you can sign up for one of Changi Airport’s free Heritage or City tours that include trips to Singapore’s major monuments, from the Esplanade to Gardens by the Bay.
London - Heathrow
There are plenty of great places to eat in Heathrow airport. A few standout options are Wagamama, Gordon Ramsay Plane Food, The Tin Goose, Carluccio’s, and the Fortnum & Mason Bar (as in the traditional London department store that dates to 1707).
I like to shop at Heathrow. My favorite Pharmacy is Boots where you can find all sorts of things that you cant get in the U.S. and prices are reasonable. Also Terminal 5 has a a Harry Potter shop!
Check out the View Heathrow observation deck for 270-degree panoramic views of the runway and flight-tracking touch screens to follow along.
FlyFit has opened its first wellness and fitness studio at the airport in 2018, offering passengers strength, yoga and cardio classes ahead of their flight.
Heathrow also has great lounges, a spa, and an art gallery.
JFK Terminal 5 - New York - Jetblue
T5 opened October 22, 2008 thus making it a newer, more modern terminal.
T5 has an open air rooftop - Get some air before you're up in the air! Enjoy the only post-security outdoor space at a New York airport – located across from gate 28. Pets welcome!
Also T5 has 30+ food and beverage outlets including a sushi bar and a wine bar.
Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport is arguably the world's most entertaining. Passengers in the midst of a long layover can try their hand at simulation golf games, experience the world's first airport IMAX theater, or tour the Aviation Discovery Center and Dream Come True Education Park.
An extended layover at Munich Airport is fun thanks to Airbrau. The authentic brewpub features traditional German beer and cuisine as well as live entertainment and Europe's largest roofed-in beer garden. If that won't do it, head over to the Bodystreet Fitness Studio to burn off some steam before your departure.