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10 airports where you'll welcome a layover

By: Josh Lew on March 29, 2013, 11:16 a.m.
Seoul Incheon airport

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Incheon International, Seoul

Seoul's massive airport is a popular destination for connecting fliers headed to other parts of East Asia from the Americas and Europe. Thanks to its comfortable transit seating areas, expansive duty-free shopping mall and airy main terminal, Incheon earned the highest overall score on the 2012 Skytrax customer satisfaction survey. Incheon also is one of the world's most family-friendly airports. Not only does it have a children's play area, but also childcare lounges with diaper changing stations and nursing rooms. Older kids might enjoy spending some pent-up energy at the Ice Forest, a large skating rink in the airside terminal.  

Other bonuses: This is one of the few airports in the world where you can get free access to a computer and Wi-Fi. Incheon has an impressive seven gardens in the passenger terminal and one in the transportation center. Finally, a free cultural center features exhibits on Korean culture and traditional dance and folk music performances.