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15 Airports to Get Stuck In

Unless you live in a world without media, you know that this week is the busiest travel week of the year. That is, in the United States, thanks to the Thanksgiving holiday. Journey etc recently rounded up a list of the 15 airports around the globe where being stranded in might just be okay. Of course, none of them are in the U.S.


Terminal 4 of this Madrid airport is a lovely spot. The use of natural light in this big facility is pretty amazing. The ceiling at MAD is made from unique rolling wood slats. [image]

Helsinki Vantaa

HEL was voted by passengers as the best Northern Europe airport. The satisfaction is due to the combo of free airport wifi, traveller showers, and very friendly personnel.[image]

Hong Kong International

This international airport bagged the 3rd best airport award for 2010. It has everything travellers would look for if any flight disruption occurs. Passengers have easy access to excellent shopping, live entertainment, quick transpo to the city, a 3D cinema, and free wifi. You can also swing golf clubs in their 9-hole course. [image]


The MUC ranked 4th in the 2010 Skytrax best airports awards. Passengers have a number of things to choose from – spa, airport tours, watch a movie for free, or play a round of mini golf. The airport also houses a microbrewery with a beer garden. [image]

Dubai International

Terminal 3 of DXB is the largest building in terms of floor space. It will take a while for anyone to explore during a layover. Skyscrapers, man-made islands, big airports? It is Dubai, after all. [image]

To see what other airports you should consider for layovers, check out the full list at Journey etc.