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10 airports where you'll welcome a layover

By: Josh Lew on March 29, 2013, 11:16 a.m.
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A place to cool your jets

Savvy travelers arm themselves for delays with headphones, handheld devices and snacks, but there’s no universal cure for the crowds and uncomfortable seating in most airports.

But there are some airports where having time to kill isn't such a bad thing, places where you can catch a movie, take a swim, and even play a round of golf. Survey firm Skytrax publishes an annual ranking of airports based on an ongoing worldwide survey of passengers — the people best suited to judge — and the most comfortable airports generally find their way to the top of the list. If you have to endure a layover, hopefully you’ll end up in one of these airports. (Text: Josh Lew)