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Layovers can be a necessary evil when travelling, but they don’t have to involve endless hours wandering through terminals or sitting on uncomfortable chairs as you wait for your next flight. These layover airports are so impressive they could be destinations in their own right.
Each is unique in its own way and all of them are equipped with enough dining, shopping and entertainment options to keep the fussiest of travellers happy.
Did we mention that we have lounge pass deals with Priority Pass too? That’s right. Get away from the crowds in the departure hall and relax with world-class service, food and complimentary Wi-Fi offered in these luxurious lounges.
With deals like these, you just might find those layover hours passing by a little too quickly.
10. London Heathrow
Image: Singapore Tourism Board
Singapore Changi Airport has won over 400 awards and offers something for travellers of all ages and interests. Highlights include the world’s only butterfly garden in an airport, child-friendly facilities (check out The Slide at Terminal 3), entertainment area and movie theatre and complimentary 2.5 hour guided tours of Singapore.
Airlines that offer stopovers at Singapore Changi:
Image: Korea Tourism Organization
South Korea’s largest airport gives travellers a taste of Korea through cultural performances and an impressive museum. There's a movie theatre that plays Korean hits, a year-round ice rink and an 18-hole putting course on top of seven gardens to keep you entertained.
Airlines that offer stopovers at Incheon International:
Image: Flughafen Zurich Facebook
Sit back, relax and indulge in world famous Swiss chocolates during your next layover at this busy European airport. Inside there are free showers and play areas for kids. For something more adventurous, explore the area around the airport by bike or skates.
Airlines that offer stopovers at Zurich Airport:
Image: Taoyuan Airport
The themed lounges of the Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan have achieved worldwide fame. From Hello Kitty to textile art and sports, these unique lounges have comfortable seats, charging stations and interesting exhibits to keep you entertained. For kids, there are gaming stations and art exhibits.
Airlines that offer stopovers at Taoyuan International Airport:
Image: Dubai International Facebook
The Dubai International Airport is luxurious, extravagant and utterly unforgettable. Shop famous brands, gold bars and everything else at the world’s largest duty free shop, take a swim, hit the 24-hour gym or visit the Zen Gardens and then relax in one of its snoozecubes.
Airlines that offer stopovers at Dubai International Airport:
Image: Munich Airport
A layover isn’t so bad when you get to sample some of the best brews in the country. At Munich Airport, you’ll get to do that at its on-site breweries and tavern houses as well as go behind-the-scenes with a Munich Airport tour. With a cabaret programme and live entertainment for the young and old, this is one airport you won’t mind stopping at.
Airlines that offer stopovers at Munich Airport:
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The Amsterdam Schiphol Airport adds a touch of culture to your layover, with art exhibits, thousands of books and a traditional Dutch cafe. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, take advantage of its wedding services, visit the free Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Museum or drink Champagne around an aquarium.
Airlines that offer stopovers at Amsterdam Schiphol:
Image: Hong Kong Airport
Hong Kong International Airport thrills both business travellers and those looking for fun between flights with its many services and amenities. Check out the Aviation Discovery Centre, IMAX theatre and simulation golf courses, diner in Michelin-starred restaurants or shop till you drop at duty-free outlets.
Airlines that offer stopovers at Hong Kong International:
Vancouver International Airport is where beautiful art, nature and marine life come together. Be awed by the impressive art and architecture that reflects British Columbia’s diverse landscapes and culture and witness the impressive Vancouver Aquarium Marine Exhibits. It consists of a 114,000 litre main aquarium and a smaller 1,800-litre jellyfish aquarium, with over 5000 marine animals.
Airlines that offer stopovers at Vancouver International:
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One of the busiest airports in the world, Heathrow is sophisticated and classy with personalised services and world-class dining, entertainment and shopping options. It offers complimentary personal shoppers and over 100 restaurants, high-end retail outlets and duty-free shops.
Airlines that offer stopovers at London Heathrow:
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Kansai International Airport handles the majority of Japan’s international flights. It has a range of facilities for shorter layovers and has passes for the bus and train lines if travellers want to go further afield. The airport lounge is opened 24-hours and has free Wi-Fi and coin-operated showers and you can also visit the Sky View Observation Hall, which is both an aviation museum and an observation deck.
Airlines that offer stopovers at Kansai International:
Image: San Francisco Airport
San Francisco International Airport sports unique exhibits, dedicated play areas for children and express spa options. The SFO Museum has exhibitions on cultural, art, historical and scientific topics and the Aviation Museum is popular with all ages.
Airlines that offer stopovers at San Francisco International:
Image: Kuala Lumpur Airport
Friendly people, affordable dining and shopping options make Kuala Lumpur International Airport an attractive terminal for a layover in Southeast Asia. If you have a lot of time on your hands, the KLIA Express train takes you to the city in 30 minutes if you have time to explore.
Airlines that offer stopovers at Kuala Lumpur International:
This Las Vegas airport has all the vibes of Sin City, with eccentric art and slot machines to keep you entertained. Get a little exercise in with the McCarran Fly Fit Program, visit the Aviation Museum or marvel at the various art exhibits that reflect the community the airport serves.
Airlines that offer stopovers at McCarran International:
Image: Haneda Airport
Eat sushi for breakfast when you stop over at one of the busiest airports in Asia. You can also pass time watching planes on the panoramic terrace or indulge in other delicious Japanese cuisine before your next flight.
Airlines that offer stopovers at Tokyo International Haneda International:
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