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The 20 Coolest Airport Features and Amenities

By: Joe Sills
June 02, 2021

Robots, helicopters and free tours: these incredible airport features and amenities will keep you entertained on your next layover.

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Photo: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Adventure in the Airport

Airplanes can be exhilarating. The whir of jet engines and the rush of speed as you take to the sky can excite even the most seasoned traveler. But the airport itself can be a humdrum experience, a necessary path to the plane and nothing more. But that is definitely not the case at these incredible airports, where adventure and amazing amenities await.

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See the World’s Largest Indoor Waterfall in Singapore - SIN

A thriving jungle complete with a stunning, 130-foot indoor waterfall awaits travelers at Singapore’s Changi Airport. The waterfall, dubbed Jewel, is actually a rain vortex that connects three terminals over a jaw dropping 1.4 million-square-foot radius that also includes towering gardens — along with 280 retail outlets, a hotel and a cinema.

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Meet Mr. Roboto in Guangzhou - CAN

Walk into The Jetsons at Guangzhou Baiyun International, where a fleet of some 200 robots provide guide services for travelers. Each robot can supply flight information, real-time positioning services and navigation to humans in need of a helping hand. The robots speak both English and Chinese and are said to be excellent dancers.

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Visit an Otherworldy Train Depot in Stockholm - ARN

Engineers dug deep into the Earth to create Stockholm’s Arlanda South Station. This subterranean train depot is home to the Arlanda Express, an electric train that serves as a shuttle for international passengers. Passengers descend an otherworldy staircase at Arlanda Airport illuminated in hues of red and purple. The journey from Arlanda Airport to Stockholm's city center covers 25 miles and takes about half-an-hour.

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