Have you ever been stuck in the airport for hours on end, waiting for your delayed flight and wished you had something to keep you entertained? Your mobile phone and tablet have run out of battery and your just watching the clock tick aimlessly. Take a look at some of the airports which have some cool features; to help pass the time quicker.
Ko Samui, Thailand
As you check-in to this unassuming airfield you’re wondering how long you’re going to have to wait for your flight. This small airport has one massive and unique surprise that not many gateways can offer. Ko Samui presents the beautiful open air gardens with benches and flowers; an excellent alternative to being cooped up in a stuffy terminal for hour after hour.
Probably the most popular of layover gateways in the world thanks to its beautiful design, Changi airport is easy to navigate; oh, and did I mention they have a butterfly garden and Koi ponds? The butterfly garden features a towering 6 metre waterfall and a variety of elegant butterflies that change most seasons. There is also a chance for you to get up close and personal with the gardens 200 carnivorous tropical pitcher plants, and I haven’t even mentioned the calming atmosphere that surrounds the Koi pond.
Whatever the season, Munich Airport is a great place to try the local brews. The Airbrau is a Bavarian styled bar and restaurant which has its own beer garden and onsite brewery. The tavern is so popular they brew more than 110,000 gallons each year. You can check-in then head back out to the bar and sample the onsite beers; what better way is there to spend your time at the airport?
Hong Kong International Airport
If you don’t like sitting around waiting for a flight where you’ll then be sat for even longer, Hong Kong International Airport has the features you’ll want. Adjacent to terminal 2, the 9 hole golf course is sure to pass an hour or two. Approved by the US Golf Association the airports own course boasts a beautiful clubhouse, pro shop and putting greens (if you don’t have enough time for a full 9 holes). Don’t worry if you’re catching a night flight either, the fully lit green will allow you to play through the night.
Logan International Airport, USA
If you’re travelling with children you’ll know how hard it can be to keep them entertained and if they’ve been good, you’ll probably want to treat them to something nice. Well at Logan International Airport in Boston, USA you’ll be able to give them the choice of 96 combinations of ice cream and toppings. Available from the self-serve MooBella Ice Creamery Machine in the terminal, fliers with a sweet tooth can enjoy a scoop or two in less than a minute.