Tag archives for layover

Could your next layover be the highlight of your trip? At more and more airports, a long layover can open a window into local culture–whether you choose to venture into the city or simply roam the terminals. When time is of the essence, we suggest a surgical-strike approach. Here are seven airports that offer convenient pop-in, pop-out access to their home cities, along with tips on what to see while you’re making the most of your extended layover.

Could your next layover be the highlight of your trip? At more and more airports, a long layover can open a window into local culture–whether you choose to venture into the city or simply roam the terminals. When time is of the essence, we suggest a surgical-strike approach. Here are five layover-worthy airports in cities around the world, along with tips on what to see while you’re making the most of extended down time between destinations.

In more than 50 years of airplane travel I’ve logged hundreds of hours in airports. I note this as I sit, facing an unexpected and lengthy delay, in Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. My instinct is to spend as little time as possible here, yet these days I’m conflicted. This is no longer the drab place that 20 years ago offered travelers a handful of newsstands and fast-food joints. These days, Atlanta’s airport, joining many others around the world, is a little city with a broad range of diversions. Now the question is: Should I stay or should I go?

Tokyo Airport Fights Jetlag with Armor

Tokyo’s Narita International Airport is finding unique ways for passengers to kill time between flights: How about trying on some Japanese body armor or a handmade kimono? Attendants will dress you and take your picture, all for free. All we can say is: Where’s the runway? Jetlagged IT staffer Emily Haile dons a kimono and…