You check-in, anticipating your flight, domestic or international – knowing you’ve got hours to kill but quickly realise you’re disappointed with what the airport facilities are.
Apparently the top facilities at an airport include: shoe shine facilities; spas; museums and exhibits; prayer and meditation rooms; post office and mail services; theaters and live music; pharmacies and clinics; shower facilities; airport hotels; conference rooms; one-seat rail rides; short-stay hotels and nap rooms; gyms and fitness rooms; outdoor areas; and dry cleaning and laundry services.
Really? We hardly think shoe-shine facilities make or break a trip. How many of us have run to catch a flight and wondered why there wasn’t someone ready to shine your shoes on the way?
We reckon what flyers want are pretty basic; here’s our list:
1. Fast, free Wi-Fi
2. Fresh, healthy food
3. Plentiful seating
4. Power outlets
Between mobile phones, tablets, and laptops, the need for a recharge has never been greater. Having more than four outlets per planeload of passengers should be standard.
KarryOn would love to know: what amenities matter most to you in airports?
This article has been adapted and originally was by Wendy Perrin for cntraveler. Power outlet image sourced from Delta Air Lines.
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