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Travel Tip: How Airports are Beginning to Include Spas

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Here’s a rhetorical question, but I’ll ask it anyway.

Why do we go to airports? To eat?

To entertain our friends? To shop?

If we’re honest, we go to airports to get through them. Period.

But more and more airports are still building infrastructure and experiences to keep us happy while we’re there waiting for our delayed or canceled flights.

Welcome to the world of airport spas—either stand-alone or built into private areas of exclusive airline lounges.

American Express has lounges at its Centurion Clubs in the Miami and Dallas Fort Worth airports.

Etihad, the Abu Dhabi-based airline, has an upscale six senses lounge inside the airline’s own lounge.

Virgin has one in its clubs in Heathrow and JFK.

Now Delta has an Asana Spa Lounge at JFK. I understand the appeal, especially if you have a long layover between flights.

But I still ask you to remember why you’re at the airport in the first place.

Whatever you do, if you choose that special massage, please don’t fall asleep and miss your flight!

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