There are not many people who get excited over having to go to the airport, especially recently with longer lines, heightened security and strict rules regarding carry ons, clothing and more. Throw in annoying and unexpected fees and you have a means to an end and nothing more for millions of travelers each and every day.
Although the fees do not appear to be going anywhere any time soon, it appears that the comfort level will continue to rise in the future as large airport around the globe add new features, more luxurious accommodations and comfortable amenities to help ease the travelers journeys.
This year, one airport which announced the opening of one of these more “passenger friendly” terminals was the busiest airport in the world, the famous Atlanta International Airport. At a cost of 1.4 billion, the new Maynard H Jackson Jr International Terminal has added a new concourse, 12 new gates and some fun, pretty or accommodating new features as well. One of its best features is a new time saving feature for passengers arriving from international destinations. Before the new terminal, arrivals were obligated to recheck their bags. The new feature allows visitors to skip this and save themselves upwards of an hour.
All who visit this new terminal enjoy its new look as it affords beautiful views through massive windows as well as a Sky Club, offering ample seating, work areas, showers, and a luxury bar, the ultimate in airport comfort without getting a room.
Elsewhere around the world, airports are finding ways to cater to the frequent traveler including offering accommodations, play areas for the kids and even luxury chairs catering to our desire for comfort no matter where we are.
What is your favorite airport?
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