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Capsule Hotel Opens At Tokyo Narita Airport

Tokyo’s Narita International Airport (NRT) made a significant upgrade this month with the grand opening of the newest nine hour (9h) hotel. Located a few steps outside of Terminal 2, this futuristic capsule-style hotel will rapidly transform the city’s emerging hub for budget flights. The concept for the 9h model is straightforward. Upon checking in, […]

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Fans watch World Cup soccer at Changi Airport

World Cup Fever Strikes Airports

Travelers intent on catching a few hours of sleep at the airport over the coming month may want to splurge on a good pair of earplugs, or a few extra sleeping pills. A number of airports and airline passengers have fully embraced FIFA fever, and their excitement and enthusiasm is contagious across international boundaries. Whether it spreads at […]

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Pre-Flight Yoga at Helsinki Airport

Here’s another reason we love Helsinki Airport! This month, Helsinki Airport became even more relaxing with the opening of a pre-flight yoga class pilot project. Over the course of June, passengers will be able to slip off their shoes and step into the Kainuu Relaxation Space near Gate 30. The ‘Yoga Gate’ is designed to […]

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Airport Fitness Facilities: 10 Ways To Stay Active During Your Layover

Airports have long since been a sanctuary for inactivity. It is not the traveler’s fault – bored and tired airline passengers are bombarded with fast food, moving sidewalks, escalators and chairs. Sure, the odd few perform a few stretches at the gate, or opt for the stairs. And of course, there is always the reluctant […]

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Airport Sleeping Pods

A futuristic phenomenon is taking root at airports worldwide: sleeping pods! After decades of travelers sprawled out across chairs and aisles, ingenious and entrepreneurial individuals are finally beginning to invent comfortable ways to nap while in transit – but with a cost. From reclining cocoon chairs to queen sized luxury beds with a TV, airport layovers are taking […]

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Stranded Travellers Riot At Chinese Airport

Snowed-in passengers stormed a major Chinese airport, smashing computers, furniture and equipment during a “riot” Feb. 7. The violence marred the last day of China’s New Year festivities, one of the busiest travel times in the country with tens of millions of people trying to get home at the end of the weeklong holiday. Media […]

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