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Airports and the Services in and Around Them

A guide to the airport experience. Compiling links to airports around the globe will help arm you with the information you need before and after your arrival. How to get there, addresses, airport plans and services at your fingertips.
  1. Airport Guide and Transport (59)
  2. Airport Hotels (19)
  3. Airports offer great concessions for travelers (9)

Airport Spas and Relaxation
There are airports around the world that have services and areas aimed to de-stress. From spas and massages, to quiet relaxation "pods", airports are offering options to relax before flights.

About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2011 - Best International Airport
About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2011 - Best International Airport

About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2011 - Best U.S. Airport
About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2011 - Best U.S. Airport

Top 10 Myths About Air Travel and Airports
So you aren't really sure about what happens if you arrive late at the airport or if the weather keeps you from flying. It's time to wade through some of the myths and confusion surrounding air travel.

The Busiest Airports in the World
The Airports Council International compiles data on the busiest airports in the world, and publishes the list of the top 30 airports in terms of passenger traffic.

Top 5 US Airports to Get Stranded in - Airports in the United States
SeatGuru decided to take a look at which airports were the best to get stuck in. So if you are stranded at an airport, these are the best for a bad situation.

Kids Airport Diversion Guide - Airport Activities for Families
Cheapflights has taken some of the busiest airports in the United States and found things you can do to pass the wait time with the younger set.

Best and Worst Airports to Make a Connection - People, Not Flights
A little bit of fun here. Axe, the company with the amusing ads for men's grooming products decided to look at which airports in the US are the best and worst for a possible romantic connection.

Airport Lover’s Beer Guide – from Cheapflights.com
“Airports as a whole are going towards local presence in their retail concepts,” says Gordon. “[Flyers] are looking for local flavor. That’s what visitors are expecting when they come to the airport.”

Air Traffic Control, Pilots - some Behind-the-Scenes Action...
Consider this - there are over 50,000 take-offs and landings in the United States alone every day. Add on small, private aircraft as well and you get the idea that although it is not a traffic jam in the air, the skies can get pretty full.

Airport Minimum Connection Times - Time Needed to Make Connecting Flights
A list of minimum connection times required to catch connecting flights at major airports around the world.

New Seven Wonders of the World - How to Get There by Air
The new 7 wonders of the world were announced in Portugal on July 7, 2007. These are the most convenient airports for the newly-christened man-made wonders of the world.

Tips for Sleeping in Eastern European Airports
How to sleep in an Eastern European airport from the Guide to Eastern Europe Travel.

Suicide Bomber Attack Kills Dozens at Moscow, Russia's Busiest Airport
Dozens died at Russia's busiest airport on January 24, 2011. The deaths occurred at the explosive hands of a suicide bomber.

Airport Locations with Free Wireless Internet
WiFi Free Spot maintains a mammoth list of airport locations where you can secure a free wireless internet connection.

Airport WiFi Guide
Another good site for finding which airports offer WiFi, including ones that offer it for free.

Database of Airport Lounges
The Global Lounge project is compiling a list of Business/Executive Airport Lounges around the world. It lists services, hours, and affiliations. Valuable for business travelers, and frequent flyers!

Favorite Things at an Airport - Best Things to Do and See at Airports
Favorite Things at an Airport - Best Things to Do and See at Airports

The Best Things About Airports - Good Airport Experiences
The Best Things About Airports - Good Airport Experiences

Sleeping in Airports
The Budget Traveller's Guide to Sleeping in Airports is both informative, and extremely amusing. Even Airport washrooms are covered for their sleeping merits!

And The Winners Are…
Airports Council International names the winners of the 2013 Airport Service Quality awards. Click here to see which airports made the cut.

Why Global Entry Pays For Itself After One Trip
Learn more about Global Entry and TSA PreCheck, programs that allows travelers to zip through Customs lines and domestic airport checkpoints.

Travelers Seek, Find More Healthy Food Choices
Click here for more on healthy airport food trends and which airports offer the most when it comes to organic, vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan foods.

10 Great Quick-Serve Airport Food/Beverage Concessions
Check out 10 of the best in quick-serve food/beverage concessions in airports across the United States.

FlightView Offers Latest Travel Data for Airports, Passengers
FlightView uses many different data sources to provide airports and their passengers with the latest travel information. Click here to see how they do it.

How the TSA Speeds Travelers Through Airport Security
Click here to read about a Transportation Security Administration program that speeds travelers through more than 100 airport security checkpoints.

Airport Lounges Get Major Upgrades
See which airports are getting major upgrades to their business class lounges, including more space, better dining options and better passenger amenities.

No Surprise Here -- Singapore’s Changi Airport Tops Skytrax Awards
Singapore Changi Airport tops Skytrax's list of World's Best Airport, as chosen by travelers. Click here to see what other airports made the cut.

5 Amenities Every Airport Should Have
Find out about five amenities that airports across the United States offer to help improve the passenger experience, from power outlets to play areas.

Hartsfield-Jackson Still World's Busiest Airport
In 2013, Hartsfield-Jackson retained its crown as the world's busiest airport, but click here to see what other global facilities made the top 10.

Sky Harbor Airport Gets "The Club at PHX" Pay Lounge
Airport Lounge Development Inc. opens its sixth airport pay lounge. Click here to see which airport got the latest "The Club" passenger lounge.

Power to the People: Finding Airport Power Outlets
Looking for power outlets in the airport? Click here to see which airports have the most outlets and where they're located.

American Express Grows Its Airport Lounge Business
Click here to see where American Express will open its newest airport Centurion Lounge, joining existing facilities at DFW, San Francisco and Las Vegas.

TripChi Aims To Help Make Travel Better
Another airport app joins the fray, claiming it can help improve the travel experience. Click here to see why this one claims to be better than the rest.

Expedia Poll Picks Best, Worst Airports
Elite Expedia travelers make their picks for best and worst airports, along with their favorites for food and beverages. Click here to see what they chose.

Passport Kiosks Help Travelers Fly Through Customs
Click here to find out which airports have installed kiosks that go far in cutting down the length of U.S. Customs and Border Protection passport lines.

Five Favorite - And Not So Favorite - Airports
The airport experience is an integral part of travel. Click here to see which five airports made my list of favorites and which ones didn't fare so well.

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