Best airport for a layover? You can vote on it.


As the writer of the Stuck at The Airport blog (which was first a book way back in 2001), people often ask me which airports are best for layovers.

My answer is often “it depends.”

No matter how many amenities an airport has – and with spas, movie theaters, beer gardens, ice-skating rinks, napping nooks, gyms and art museums the list of possibilities is getting quite long – if you’re in a hurry to get somewhere, no airport is a good place to find yourself waiting.

But if you’ve got a few hours to spend on a layover, airports are increasingly doing their best to make you comfortable and entertained.

Have a favorite? Through November 3 you can vote (daily) on which airport you think is the best airport for a layover as part of the 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards feature on USA TODAY, where I helped choose 20 nominees.

Let me know what you think of the choices and which airport you would have added to this list.


2 thoughts on “Best airport for a layover? You can vote on it.

  1. Roger says:

    What isn’t made clear is that this is about best in the USA, not the actual best. A visit to somewhere like Singapore shows just how minor league US airports are. Try to do simple things like get a shower, or be a transit passenger, or have some rest somewhere quiet.

  2. Rachelle says:

    O.R Tambo airport in Johannesburg. Not many amenities like spas etc but plenty of nice shops and tons of restaurants!

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