There are two kinds of people in this world – those who check in at the airport and head straight for the bar, and the monsters that walk around the terminal, look for shop windows for everything they absolutely don’t need before they grumble around at a pace that would see a snail sigh of annoyance, all in an effort to get the full ‘airport experience’.
Well, luckily for those really horrible people, a list of the best airports in the world has been put together, telling you exactly where you can roam freely while the rest of us spend time raising the bar.
At the top of the list for 2019 – and funnily enough, every year between 2013-2018 – is Singapore’s Changi Airport, which has just undergone a major refurbishment that costs S $ 1.7 million (around £ 951 million).
The makeover means that the airport now has its own inner forest, a rainbow waterfall and even a maze, to ensure that there is enough distraction to effectively miss your flight.
Some attractions will not be open until mid-2019 and they will contain ‘discovery slides’, a ‘canopy park’ and ‘foggy bowls’ to let your little ones play ‘among the clouds’ – not really ideal considering the journey you are about to to start.
All this is part of the ‘Jewel’ experience at the airport, which also has more than 280 shops and restaurants – you really want your flight delayed.
According to the Mirror there will even be a hotel with 130 rooms called YOTEL AIR Singapore Changi Airport, where you can rest during your travels – we are pretty sure this will be just as hip as the airport.
They are probably not going to add a budget hostel in the middle of a multi-million dollar project, right?
It’s pretty easy to understand why this airport is currently at the top of the list – less clear why it has been up there for the past six years, but hey-ho.
The other airports on the list were Tokyo Haneda, which finished in second place, followed by Seoul Incheon in South Korea and Doha Hamad in Doha, Qatar.
Hong Kong was fifth, with Munich seventh and good old London Heathrow in eighth place in the list.
Amsterdam Schiphol was in 14th place and Barcelona was in number 43. There was no place for Manchester, but apparently Halifax airport was the 90th best airport in the world.
There was also a prize for the world’s cleanest airports – Tokyo Haneda was at the top of the list with Centrair Nagoya in Japan as the second. Singapore Changi is third and Seoul Incheon fourth.
As expected, there were no UK airports in the top 10 for the world’s cleanest …