What's the best about airport lounges

A unique experience in these airport lounges

Off into the distance, always after summer: The long-distance travel season begins in autumn. However, long-haul flights with a stopover often mean stress and long waiting times in uncomfortable terminals for holidaymakers. Airport lounges are a pleasant alternative to bridge the unpleasant waiting time as relaxed as possible.

Checkfelix, Austria's most popular travel search engine, has put together the best airport lounges worldwide for long-distance travelers so that the holiday can begin at the airport.

Airport lounges in the home - Vienna International Airport, Austria

At Vienna Airport, travelers can relax and unwind in the comfortable JET, AIR and SKY lounges. In addition to delicious culinary creations, visitors can enjoy cozy relaxation berths with a panoramic view of the airfield and massages for deep relaxation. The lounge areas can be used by passengers, regardless of the class or airline booked, for € 33.

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Air travelers traveling with Austrian or a Star Alliance airline can also use 6 airport lounges free of charge, provided they are traveling in business class. Here, too, the opportunity awaits you to relax and wait for the flight while having a small snack at the same time.

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Inexpensive relaxation - Helsinki Airport, Finland

The airport in Helsinki is relatively small and manageable, but it has it all and offers many great restaurants and corners to relax.

The Kainuu Lounge is open to all passengers regardless of airline and ticket and is arguably one of the best airport lounges. It was inspired by the Kainuu region and features chic Nordic wood design. Ergonomic chairs and a cozy design make for a particularly pleasant stopover.

As a special feature, there is not only free WiFi around the clock but also a book swap. Here you can not only borrow books, but also store books yourself for other travelers when you have finished reading your holiday.

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Powernap works wonders - Munich Airport, Germany

Passengers can take a break from the hustle and bustle of transit in the so-called Napcabs sleeping cabins in Munich's Terminal 2. On both levels G and H, travelers can sleep a little and meditate for € 15 per hour (with a € 30 minimum). The concept has little to do with traditional airport lounges.

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In addition to their own battery, vacationers can also charge their smartphone here. WLAN and MP3 connections are available there. Between midnight and 6 a.m., the sleeping cabins can be booked for € 10 per hour.

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Pool over the roofs of the airport - Changi Airport, Singapore

Changi Airport in Singapore regularly wins awards and inspires travelers thanks to its great facilities. In addition to the general airport lounges, you will also find great art exhibitions, a cactus, orchid and butterfly garden and even a cinema.

The pool area at Changi Airport in Singapore is equally exciting for plane spotters and those looking for relaxation. Here, the stressed can relax in the water and at the same time watch the planes on the runway. A special outside bar provides drinks and snacks. The airport pool is located opposite the transit hotel in Terminal 1.

Room in the transit hotel

Those staying in the transit hotel can use the pool for free, otherwise the entrance fee is SGD 17.

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Afternoon nap at the airport - Narita International Airport, Tokyo

At the Nariat International Airport in Tokyo, there are several airport lounges available to you, to which you can buy access to relax even without a business class ticket. The Narita TraveLounge for 1,200 JPY offers a great view over the airfield and you can even stay for free in the Travelers ’Lounge" Rassurants ".

There are also various naprooms with showers where you can sleep and freshen up. Naprooms start at JPY 1,540 every first hour and you can shower for JPY 1,030 - perfect for freshening up between long flights.

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If you want to pass the time differently instead of duty-free shopping, you should go to the Kabuki Gate. This is a new gallery and concept store, where you can not only buy everything to do with the topic, but also learn everything about kabuki in an interactive gallery. The best thing about it? Access is free!

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Tanning under the California sun - Los Angeles International Airport, USA

There are many lounges around the world, but you can't just relax in the open air everywhere. This is made possible by the Star Alliance Lounge at the new Tom Bradley Terminal in Los Angeles. The lounge was designed in collaboration with Air New Zealand.

The airport lounge offers vacationers a great view of the Hollywood hills while also giving them the opportunity to relax under the California sun. The lounge is available to business and first class guests of the Star Alliance airlines. With airport lounges like these, you will definitely start your holiday relaxed!

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Hotel in the transit area - Dubai International Airport, Dubai

The Dubai International Hotel is centrally located in Terminals 1 and 3 and is exclusively available for through travelers. Transit passengers can enjoy all the amenities of a hotel - without having to go through security. In addition to comfortable rooms, the hotel offers a wellness area, including a whirlpool and a modern fitness studio to keep body and mind fit.

Room in the Dubai International Hotel

A night in a deluxe room in the Dubai International Hotel can be booked from € 184, - and promises even more comfort and relaxation than typical airport lounges.

If you don't have to spend the night at the airport, you can now buy access to the Emirates Lounge. $ 100 is not a bargain, but the lounge is really unique and offers relaxation areas and showers as well as a Costa coffee bar and a great buffet with unlimited champagne.

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Taking a bubble bath - Frankfurt Airport, Germany

Land and dive: Anyone traveling as a first-class passenger with Lufthansa can relax particularly comfortably in the airline's first-class lounge at Frankfurt Airport. In addition to the restaurant area and loungers, passengers can also use exclusive bathrooms.

In contrast to many lounges, there are not only showers, but even bathtubs. Guests can enjoy a bubble bath between flights. Only very few airport lounges worldwide offer something like this, which is why this feature is also reserved for first-class travelers.

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Kneading during a stopover - Muscat Airport, Oman

Guests in Oman Air's First and Business Class Lounges at Muscat Airport in Oman can enjoy anti-jetlag massages and relaxation treatments. In the spa, experienced therapists offer travelers soothing massages, hot stones and warm compresses.

The 20-minute relaxation treatments are free of charge for Oman Air business and first-class passengers. If you are not relaxed enough afterwards, you can make yourself comfortable in one of the massage chairs. This is how it can be really endured in airport lounges!

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Going to the movies & playing golf - Istanbul, Turkey

Turkish Airlines' airport lounge at Istanbul Ataturk Airport is truly unique. Business class travelers as well as Miles & Smiles Elite and Elite Plus cardholders and Star Alliance Gold members have access here.

A concierge is available on site, showers and a massage service to relax after or before your next flight. The food in the TK Lounge is unique and offers freshly prepared Turkish classics as well as pizza and Thai dishes.

Children are also in good hands here and can let off steam in their own children's area, while a cinema, a car racing track and even a golf simulator are available for the adults - so the time before your flight flies by.

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